Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Twelve Shades of Surrender - in print!

The fabulous 12 Shades of Surrender series of short BDSM erotica has now been released in print! This delicious dozen has been split into two fab volumes, each with a super stylish monochrome cover.

My story CHANCE OF A LIFETIME is in the UNDONE volume, along with stories from Lisa Renee Jones, Alegra Verde, Adelaide Cole, Elisa Adams and Tiffany Reisz.

The BOUND volume features my fabulous buddy Saskia Walker, along with the great Alison Tyler, Anne Calhoun, Eden Bradley, Emelia Elmwood and Megan Hart.

Also out today, for those of you who read Italian is Un Assistente Personale, the Italian translation of A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

It's available from and from

Thursday, 9 August 2012

My latest read - very hard but glad I persevered

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit that this was a hard struggle for me to read. Not that there's anything wrong with the book. The author has a great style and explains difficult concepts extremely well. It's just a little too advanced for me. It did fill me with a great sense of wonder and awe though, at the way the universe is built and the magical world of the infinitesimally tiny. Despite my scientific shortcomings, I was able to grasp some new to me knowledge.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Beauty and the Beast!

My moment of glory in our local W H Smith store. My little book, with its beautiful cover, is their Book of the Week. I felt a little bit tearful... but this is one of the proudest days of my life! :)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

New IN TOO DEEP out today!

It's a red letter day today! The new edition of my book IN TOO DEEP hits the shelves, resplendent in its gorgeous black and red glory... not to mention a sensuous matte to touch feel cover. PlushHiggs is convinced IN TOO DEEP is going to be a 'massive' success!

Here's the teasing, tantalising back cover blurb...

"I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too.

When young librarian Gwendolynne Price starts finding increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating.

But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...?"

There's a lot more to librarian Gwendolynne's erotic journey than just the naughty blandishments of her mystery admirer though. She's also got a huge crush on Professor Daniel Brewster, the super-hot academic and television celebrity who's working in the local archives. Suddenly a municipal library is the sexiest place on earth, and Gwendolynne is bombarded by sensual excitement at every turn...

You can find a lot more detail about the story here, along with a very, very frisky excerpt, describing what happens when Gwendolynne inadvertently catches "Professor Hottie McHotstuff" in an intimate moment.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

More August Excitement!

My posts are like London buses. Nothing for weeks then two on the same day! LOL

But there are two blog related events that I really must bring to your attention...

The first is a Grand BDSM Appreciation Event that is being hosted by Nix on her Scorching Book Reviews blog. This is a fab lineup of authors each posting about their take on BDSM fiction, one every day, for a month... along with a blog hop, too.

I haven't actually written my post yet, but I do already have some fun ideas, that I hope will be interesting and entertaining. :)

And to celebrate another event, that I completely forgot about in my other post... I've been interviewed by the Italian romance blog Pinkafe, to mark the occasion of my Victorian erotic historical, IN THE FLESH, being published in Italy!

The Italian title translates as OVERWHELMING PLEASURE... which pretty much sums up the story nicely!

The wonderful Hasmina has translated my answers to some questions about IN THE FLESH aka OVERWHELMING PLEASURE, and if you read Italian, you can find the interview here. 

L'Erotismo di Portia da Costa

Awesome August!

August is an awesome month for me! I hardly know where to start with news, but the above poster is as good a place as anywhere. 

IN TOO DEEP is being reissued by Black Lace with a gorgeous new cover and has been selected by W H Smith for a special 50 Shades of Grey related promotion starting on 2nd August and lasting two weeks. Obviously the fabulous half price opportunity is just for shoppers in the W H Smith stores, but it's also available at a competitive price at all the usual outlets. And still available as an ebook with its pretty in pink original cover. 

A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT is now available for Kindle at as well as other outlets, and I also heard this morning that it's been selected by Harlequin in Italy as part of their 12 PICCOLE SFUMATURE [12 Little Shades... how cute is that?] promotion.

Speaking of Harlequin/Mills and Boon's fantastic Twelve Shades of Surrender promotion, there are two new super bits of news. My 12 Shades title CHANCE OF A LIFETIME will now be appearing in print, as well as an ebook, in two anthologies, on either side of the Atlantic. 

[Does the cover image look familiar? LOL]

The two collections are 12 SHADES OF SURRENDER - UNDONE, published by Mills and Boon.

And the more simply titled 12 SHADES OF SURRENDER, published by Harlequin.

I'm also a contributor to yet another Harlequin anthology too. My stories COME AT SIX and COME AT NINE are in the SIXTY NINE anthology, edited by the wonderful Alison Tyler.

I'm hoping to have more detailed information about all these titles in upcoming blog posts, but for now, I'm wiping my brow after grappling with all these images and links! LOL

It really is a very fabulous month for me... I'm a very lucky old girl! :)