Tuesday, 27 May 2008

It's publication day again!

And this time it's the US publication day of my two 'heat' babies... GEMINI HEAT and GOTHIC HEAT!

To celebrate, I'm posting over at LUST BITES today, on the topic of Lust at First Sight, with a small clip of each book, featuring the first time the heroine sets eyes on the hero. I reckon this is a pretty risky thing to do, juxtaposing my prose of 14 years ago with my prose of now... Which will show up the best? The old me, writing when it was all fresh and new and adventurous... or the new me, writing with the benefit of years of honing and polishing of my craft, and a wealth of new life experience to inform the emotional truth of my stories?

You be the judge... nip over there, leave a comment, and you'll go into a draw to win a signed book from my backlist.

Good luck and enjoy!

Friday, 23 May 2008

I am such a sad act!

My first very silly attempt at making a video with my mobile phone. Mulder is so sweet, but I'm just a dork... LOL

Back to vamps!

I've had another vampire story accepted, and I'm going to be in Lust at First Bite: Sexy Vampire Short Stories!

It's called SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK, and it's rather dark and wry, a sexy little tale of retribution and what goes around, comes around. Quite fun to write...

My new toy!

It's my new mobile phone. Chosen, after exhaustive research, for these key reasons:
  1. It's on the O2 network and that's advertised on the telly by the delicious Sean Bean
  2. Apparently this special edition stainless steel handset is used for several seconds in the Casino Royale movie by James Bond himself!
How's that for logical and rational technology shopping! LOL

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Which of these mofus is the culprit?

It's summer hayfever allergy time again and I've got a runny nose, a wheezy chest and bunged up sinuses. It seems a bit early for grass pollen, although the weather is so weird nowadays that who can tell? So maybe it's oil seed rape? There's tons of the stuff in the fields around here... oh joy!

Monday, 19 May 2008

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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

a way to cheer up...

I'm feeling a bit low at the moment, lacking in confidence, not feeling so great healthwise... but this morning, I found a great way to perk up my spirits.

I had to walk to the vets, to pick up Kuffer's prescription, and I decided to take my iPod and listen while I walked. Needing a boost, I purchased a few tunes and decided to go for some good old fashioned funky grooves. Which turned out to be the best decision I've made in a long time!

This tune in particular sent my spirits soaring, and I'm sure I looked a right berk as I strode along with my steps in time to it. Especially as I had to literally bite my lip to stop me singing along out loud! It was tough not to do a bit of dancing and skipping too... LOL

Enjoy! It sure cheered me up!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

At Lust Bites today...

writing about the inspiration for ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT!

So please nip across there and leave a comment. You might win a copy of MAGIC AND DESIRE, the novella collection that contains the story! :)


Tuesday, 6 May 2008

More news about two of my new print releases!

Here's the lovely cover of the print version of my naughty, crazy sex romp novel WILD IN THE COUNTRY! I always adored the ebook cover and I think it translates beautifully into a wrap around version for a print edition. The colours are simply gorgeous and the couple look both sexy and loving, which is perfect.

The latest publication news is that the *official* realease date is 15th May! Although the book's already listed at online booksellers, it's not yet actually shipping, but come the 15th you should be able to order it and have it delivered straight away. One of the best things about this release is that in the US, the book will be shipping *from* the US, so there won't be any exorbitant postage charges. Same with the UK.

You'll find it at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and as I mentioned before, there's a hot excerpt to be found here... enjoy!

And lest I forget, BOUND BRITS comes out in print on the same day, with another cover that looks just as striking and effective in a printed version. This contains my BDSM erotic romance novella THE RETREAT as well as fantastic novellas by five other wonderful authors.

It'll be available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and there's an excerpt here to whet your appetite.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Friday, 2 May 2008

My Mayday Triple Header!!!!

Somehow, me being me, I managed to forget or miss the fact that yesterday was publication day for THREE new titles of mine!!!

MAGIC AND DESIRE is a new Black Lace paranormal erotic romance title that contains my novella Ill Met By Moonlight. It's the story of a girl who meets a gorgeously big and butch fairy while staying at a seaside holiday cabin. You can read an excerpt here.

It's available from Amazon.co.uk and to pre-order from Amazon.com

BOUND BRITS is a British themed BDSM anthology, published by Total-E-Bound. It was published a short while ago as an ebook, but is now out in print from Amazon.co.uk. My contribution is a story of pervy passion and emotional discovery called The Retreat.

WILD IN THE COUNTRY is a previously published novel of mine which has been revamped and republished, also by Total-E-Bound. The ebook came out some time ago, but it's now available in a print edition. It's a wild, crazy and very pervy bucolic frolic, full of lots of kinky sex and colourful characters. You can read an excerpt here and order a copy from Amazon.co.uk.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Latest hot review!

Have just received word of a wonderful new review of GOTHIC HEAT by Julie at Sensual Ecataromance!

Here's how she introduces the book:

Portia Da Costa has been enticing audiences with her sexy, sumptuous and decadent erotic romances for 15 years, and her latest release, Gothic Heat is a sizzling paranormal tale of dark forces, forbidden liaisons and searing sensuality.

She awards it 4.5 stars!


Gothic Heat is being received really well by advance reviewers, having also been given great reviews at several other sites, including Coffee Time Romance and Romance Junkies.