Thursday, 27 August 2009

Ooh la la!

This morning I was searching the net for some old Portia pix, and to my surprise, I happened on the lovely cover above, one I'd never seen before and had no knowledge of... Wasn't sure what it was at first, but seeing the Spicy logo in the bottom right corner, it dawned on me that it's my first ever Harlequin story IN PRINT!

Yes, it seems that CHANCE OF A LIFETIME is part of a French print anthology of Spice Briefs, along with stories by Lillian Feisty, Kit Tunstall and Charlotte Featherstone.

So if you'd like to read these stories in French, Confidences is available from Amazon France.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Wonderful review for KISS IT BETTER!

Am delighted to announce another super review for KISS IT BETTER, this time from Wendy the SuperLibrarian! It's a really thorough, thoughtful and balanced review and gives readers a great snapshot of the book.

Many thanks, Wendy!

Saturday, 8 August 2009


I'm thrilled to announce that a short story of mine in the line-up of a spiffing new anthology from Harlequin Spice. Edited by the amazing Alison Tyler, it's called ALISON'S WONDERLAND and it'll be out in July 2010. The theme is modern day fairy tales, and the roster of authors is jaw-droppingly illustrious...

The Red Shoes (Redux) by Nikki Magennis
Fool’s Gold by Shanna Germain
The Three Billys by Sommer Marsden
David by Kristina Lloyd
Managers and Mermen by Donna George Storey
The Clean-Shaven Type by N.T. Morley
The Midas F*ck by Erica DeQuaya
Sleeping with Beauty by Allison Wonderland
Unveiling His Muse by Portia Da Costa
Always Break the Spines by Lana Fox
An Uphill Battle by Benjamin Eliot
Moonset by A.D.R Forte
Mastering Their Dungeons by Bryn Haniver
A Taste for Treasure by T.C. Calligari
The Broken Fiddle by Andrea Dale
The Cougar of Cobble Hill by Sophia Valenti
Wolff’s Tavern by Bella Dean
Slutty Cinderella by Jacqueline Applebee
Kiss It by Saskia Walker
Let Down Your Libido by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Dancing Shoes by Tsaurah Litzky
Gold, On Snow by Janine Ashbless
After the Happily Every After by Heidi Champa
Cupid Has Signed Off by Thomas S. Roche
The Walking Wheel by Georgia E. Jones
Rings on My Fingers by Alison Tyler
The Princess by Elspeth Potter

I'm beginning to feel like a real 'Spice Girl' now...

7 Spice Briefs published/to be published
2 book deal for full length novels
Contributor to Naughty Bits 2
Contributor to Alison's Wonderland

*Still* think I must be dreaming all this!!!

Eating: cheap choc bix
Watching: Upstairs downstairs/Poirot
Reading: The Last Bachelor - Betina Krahn
Writing: not much of anything
Feeling: OK, but missing himself who's trudging the WW2 battlefields of Europe

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Hey, hey, hey! Another PDC for sale at Mills& Boon!

Most exciting and thrilling! Another of my Spice Briefs - TWICE THE PLEASURE - has been picked up for sale at the Mills and Boon Website, as well as the Harlequin one!

As Twice is the first part of the Risque Reunions trilogy, I'm hoping that the other two will also appear at M&B! Fingers crossed, eh? :)

Eating: chocolate crunch creams
Watching: LOCI
Reading: Beyond Innocence - Emma Holly
Writing: sexay butler
Feeling: okay

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

KISS IT BETTER - out today in the US


Pleasure with a perfect stranger…

Jay Bentley is a man with issues. Haunted by physical and psychological demons, he seeks solace and sexual oblivion in the pursuit of an exquisite erotic daydream from his youth, and the reality of a woman who has illuminated his inner fantasies since a brief meeting years ago.

Sandy Jackson has always known that a certain magic is 'missing' from her life. She's feisty and philosophical, but her dreams are filled with heated images of a handsome Prince Charming she once encountered, a man who will kiss everything better and thrill her with glorious, dangerous pleasure.

But the past is an illusion, and the present fraught with conflict and uneasy compromise… can two passionate lovers reconcile their differences and slake their burning sensual hunger for each other in a wild and daring liaison?

Excerpts here and here

Available from and

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Another great review for KISS IT BETTER!

Here's another great review for KISS IT BETTER! It's at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association and by author, journalist and critic Ashley Lister. My writing just seems to click somehow for Ash, and he's very much enjoyed my latest [and last] Black Lace offering.

KISS IT BETTER - review by Ashley Lister


Here's another fabulous review!

KISS IT BETTER - review by Lototy at Coffee Time Romance

Eating: choc crunch creams
Watching: Upstairs Downstairs
Reading: Beyond Innocence - Emma Holly
Writing: Sexay Butler
Feeling: under the weather, fretting over health worries & writerly lack of confidenceKiss It Better by Portia Da Costa | Erotica Readers & Writers Association [more]