Saturday, 30 May 2009

Author's Birthday Headshot

In honour of my birthday, I've had a new author's head shot done.

Eating: blueberry muffin
Watching: Poirot
Reading: various shorts
Writing: nothing much
Feeling: old

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Fabboo news... I'm in Naughty Bits 2!

Just had some delightful news... in that, my first ever Spice Brief, CHANCE OF A LIFETIME, is going to be in the second Spice Brief print anthology, NAUGHTY BITS 2!

Now everyone who knows me knows how much Chance means to me. It's the culmination of my dream to be published by Harlequin. And now, to see it in print... well, that just blows me away completely! To say I'm thrilled to bits is putting it mildly. :)

What's even better is that I'm amongst a list of great names on the same roster, and I'm especially happy that my good writing buddy, Saskia Walker is in NB2 with me!

Here's the line up.

THE PRIESTESS by Eliot Mabeuse
TAKEN by Lillian Feisty
IMPROPER PLEASURE by Charlotte Featherstone
PRIMAL INSTINCTS by Catherine Fox & Lisa Renee Jones
CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Saskia Walker
MEDUSA’S FOLLY by Alison Paige

I've seen a draft mockup of the cover and it's both cute and classy, and I love it. I'll be posting the final version here as soon as we get permish.

Eating: fruit and fibre
Watching: nothing yet
Reading: A Monstrous Regiment of Women/Laurie R King
Writing: not yet
Feeling: pretty chuffed

Monday, 18 May 2009

THE AFFAIR - my short is in it!

Just to let you know that my story A LAVISH AFFAIR will be included in the Black Lace anthology THE AFFAIR. Particularly pleased, as this story is a sequel to the one that appears in MISBEHAVIOUR. The further adventures of a sexy middle aged woman and her delicious, dominant, and much younger lover. ;)

Eating: choc chip cookies
Watching: various
Reading: just finished reading a ms for a friend
Writing: noodling worldbuilding ideas for stupid project
Feeling: okay

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Look, ma! I'm on top of the world!

Wahey, TWICE THE PLEASURE is at Number One on the eHarlequin ebook bestsellers list! :)

Eating: toast and marmalade
Watching: Churchill's Bodyguard
Reading: nothing so far
Writing: nothing so far
Feeling: rather pleased

Friday, 15 May 2009

Guest blogging today @ Babbling about Books

I'm guest blogging at Katiebabs' blog, BABBLING ABOUT BOOKS AND MORE, today.

The subject is... POSITIONS! ;)

Assume The Position... Again!

Eating: cheap jaffa cakes, kit kat sensations
Watching: tons of Poirot
Reading: something for a friend
Writing: a few notes
Feeling: unfocused

Sunday, 10 May 2009


Cats! Sometimes... who'd have 'em???

This morning, for instance, Kuffer up-ended a full, large cup of tea all over several piles of mixed papers and magazines and books. Everything saturated. And not long after, when I tried to retrieve some items of clothing Alice had decided to sleep on, she lashed out and gashed my fingers in two places, leading to copious blood flow... Gah!

At least Mulder, shown above, has caused no problems so far yet today... but it's still early...

Eating: choc chip cookies
Watching: nothing yet
Reading: nothing yet
Writing: nothing yet
Feeling: bleugh

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Don't forget to bid...

... on my lot at the Brenda Novak Auction!

I've got a few spare copies of quite a number of my books, so there's a few to choose from to make up the Two Autographed Books Bundle.

Happy Bidding!

Eating: cheap chocolate biscuits
Watching: Poirot
Reading: Delicious, something for a buddy
Writing: polishing a menage story
Feeling: OK

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Hard to believe!

It's hard to believe, but for this moment at least, TWICE THE PLEASURE is in the Harlequin Top Ten Bestselling Ebooks!

Now this is gobsmackingly thrilling to start with, but when I look at some of the other names in the same top ten, it becomes totally surreal...

Penny Jordan, Catherine George, Madeleine Ker... these are authors I was reading twenty years ago and more when I was first trying to write for Mills & Boon *and* before I even dreamed I could be an author, and was just reading Mills & Boons because I loved reading them.

If anyone had told me then that one day I'd be in a top seller list with such huge romance names, I'd have told them they were ****ing mental! LOL!

Eating: cheap chocolate biscuits
Watching: Churchill's Bodyguard
Reading: Delicious
Writing: er... haven't started yet
Feeling: rather chuffed

TWICE THE PLEASURE at Fictionwise!

TWICE THE PLEASURE is now available at Fictionwise - click here

Eating: toast and marmalade
Watching: nothing yet
Reading: Delicious - Sherry Thomas
Writing: nothing yet
Feeling: barely awake

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Magic and Desire

Janine Ashbless is has a prize give away on her blog over the May weekend, and MAGIC AND DESIRE, containing my story ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT, is one of the prizes.

Eating: choc chip cookies
Watching: Moto GP/snooker
Reading: Delicious by Sherry Thomas
Writing: grappling with a story
Feeling: bleugh

Saturday, 2 May 2009

My item in the Brenda Novak auction

Here's a link to my item in the Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research

Your Choice of 2 Autographed Books from Portia DaCosta

Good luck if you decide to bid! :)

Eating: Cheap chocolate wafer
Watching: Shadowlands
Reading: Delicious - Sherry Thomas/something for a crit partner
Writing: menage short story
Feeling: confused

Friday, 1 May 2009



In high school, Caitlyn once got the chance to make out with her crush Drew Hartley in the gym storeroom...until they were interrupted by Drew's friend, Steve.

Now at their ten-year reunion, Caitlyn finds herself sharing another passionate encounter with Drew—with Steve arriving on-scene once again. But this time he's not going to stop them. He's there to join in....

TWICE THE PLEASURE is available from eHarlequin, Fictionwise, Books on Board and Amazon Kindle

Eating: Value Chocolate Wafer
Watching: Lots of Sherlock Holmes
Reading: The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
Writing: planning a short story
Feeling: all over the place