Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I like them short and naughty...

Am thrilled to announce that I've now got three new short and naughty mini novellas in the pipeline from Harlequin Spice Briefs! I love writing these frisky 10K or so stories - they're such a fun length, and crafting a trilogy gives me chance to develop the emotional arc of the central couple right to their delicious happy ending.

THREE COLORS SEXY is a trio of linked stories about Suzanne and Simon, sexy loving couple who discover, almost by accident, that they have a mutual passion for BDSM games. While on holiday, they find THE BLUE BOOK, a portfolio of intensely erotic punishment images that inspires them to try the activities depicted on the pages for themselves. Back home, they develop daring new scenarios with the help of a beautiful antique, THE RED CHAIR, and then, vacationing again, at a glamorous hotel, they experiment anew in the luxurious setting of THE WHITE ROOM.

THREE COLORS SEXY is published in April, May and June 2013.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Exciting news!!!!

A bit of exciting news to announce...

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE BOOKS is a collective of seven authors, all launching themselves into the exciting new world of digital self publishing. I'm proud to be part of this very strong group, in company with Alison Kent, Anne Calhoun, Charlene Teglia, HelenKay Dimon, Sasha White and Saskia Walker. 

WotWS has a bunch of exciting new titles launching during the month of May, including my own offering, an extended short story called GLINT, which will be released on 9th May.

Check out the web site today to participate in an exciting launch competition, with the grand prize of all the first releases from the WotWS authors!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011

On entering a brave new world...

What's this? A new Portia Da Costa title? Why has this suddenly appeared when I've posted no advance news, tweeted no tweets? How come it's appeared out of the blue?

Well, the answer is that I've entered a brave new world for me, the exciting realm of digital self publishing. It's something I've had on my mind for quite a while now, but I've hung back, and hung back, afraid of messing up the technology, to be honest. But in the last few weeks, circumstances have propelled me into learning about how to do the "stuff" and this unexpected new release - THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT - is the result. It's only really a "test" publication, a fairly short story - I just wanted to understand how the processes worked on a variety of platforms. But it'd still be rather nifty if I sold a few!

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT has already been published as part of an anthology, PASSION edited by the wonderful Rachel Kramer Bussel, but if you just fancy reading my story alone, here's your chance. [I'd still heartily recommend getting the anthology, though, if you like what you've read in my story]

So, here's the blurb of THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

Still stinging from a stringent efficiency review, office girl Susie encounters the very last man she wants to meet when she hits the bar to relax and unwind. Hunky Noah Stevens is the ruthless company troubleshooter who's been making her life hell for the last three weeks, but Susie soon finds that after hours, and in the bedroom, Noah's devotion to "efficiency" yields a delicious erotic bonus.

You can read a short excerpt here, or take the plunge and buy it from:

The Efficiency Expert - Kindle UK

The Efficiency Expert - Kindle US

The Efficiency Expert - Smashwords [Lots of formats here]

The Efficiency Expert - All Romance eBooks [Several formats here]