Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Happy Christmas from Monsieur le Prince... and Portia

His Serene Highness the Overlord in Exile of Nouvelle-Aquitaine wishes you a tolerable Midwinter Eating and Spending Festival.

Saturday, 14 July 2018


BELOVED NEMESIS is my latest self published release, out this week.

It’s new, but it’s not absolutely, completely and entirely new because a version of it was published almost twenty years ago, in print, by a British publishing house. I was going to release it as-is, as a sort of period piece, but when I came to read through it I saw ways I’d like to change it, and update it… so I did!

Don’t get me wrong, I was proud of the original version, and I loved it. But it was slightly long and on the rambling side, and not as focused on the central couple, Florence and Jacob, as I would make the same story if I’d written it today.

It’s basically the same storyline, the same plot as the 1990s version, but it’s just tighter and gets to the point a bit quicker now, in 2018.

NB. It’s still not what you’d call fast paced… because that’s not what I do. I still tend to witter on and on a bit because it’s hard to change the habits of a lifetime. LOL

Here's the blurb...

A love-hate relationship… a stubborn estrangement… a fiery, reluctant attraction. Where better for a feuding couple to resolve their differences than the most dismal country shack known to humanity?

Rising journalist Florence Trevelyan doesn’t know whether to be thrilled or horrified when she’s tasked to interview a handsome, devastatingly talented actor who’s about to star in a breakthrough role as the dashing lead in a prestigious costume drama.

The thrill is that it’s an interview that can raise her profile and lead to greater things. The horror is that the actor is her adoptive cousin Jacob, who she hates. And while the two of them have no blood relationship, they do have an emotional history. Long ago, they shared a single night of passion and… it did not end well. The pair have studiously avoided each other ever since.

But Florence is a focused professional and she’s determined to get a great interview out of Jacob, even in the face of his extreme provocation and the sizzling chemistry that still sparks between them. An accidental weekend holiday together, in a ramshackle family cottage, could prove a great opportunity to get the job done and perhaps even end their years of enmity… even if ‘roughing it’ in such confined quarters is dangerously intimate.

Will the two cousins finally reach a rapprochement? Will they become friends again… perhaps even a whole lot more? Or will fate throw yet another spanner in the romantic works for Flora and Jacob?

Buy from Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU

Also available from :: Nook :: Kobo :: iBooks

Taster excerpt - click here

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Finally! HER LOVER'S SECRET is released!

At long last, here it is, the fourth instalment of my SECRET PLEASURES series. I meant to publish this ages ago, but circumstances seemed to conspire against it. Health, crises of confidence, changes of direction with the story, they've all delayed a release that should have happened not just months but years ago.

Anyway, here's the blurb... and my massive, abject apologies to those who've been waiting HER LOVER'S SECRET. I hope you enjoy the love story of Rachel and Lawrence, their sensual adventures and the way they surmount the obstacles that life throws in their path to happily ever after.

When Rachel spills wine all over herself and a devastatingly handsome older man at her friends' wedding reception, she little realises that it's the beginning of a heart-stopping journey of sensual discovery.

Lawrence Brady is stunned discover his state of sexual ennui shattered by the beautiful young woman who upends her glass of red wine all over him. Rachel wants to learn the delicious secrets of BDSM, and he's just the man to provide her 'education'... in a thrillingly intense but short-lived no strings affair.

But what if their fling becomes more? Will Lawrence's secret destroy their chance of happiness and a future together?

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU

Also from :: Kobo :: iBooks :: Nook

Friday, 23 March 2018


Last Thursday, 15th March, our dear little cat Mindy died suddenly. It happened super quickly and she probably didn't know what was happening and had no time to be frightened. When I found her, on the bedroom floor, she looked peaceful and her pose was relaxed.

We miss her terribly. She was sweet, affectionate and good-natured. Perhaps the gentlest and cuddliest cat we've ever had. We adore her surviving brothers, Mork, Felix and Prince, but they are very different personalities, so without Mindy there's a gap.

A week on, the pain of her loss is beginning to ease a little. It's still keen, but we're beginning to function again, and hopefully, before long, we'll be in a position to remember the good times with little Min, rather than dwell on the fact she isn't here any more.

In the end, the joy of living with her for five years far out balances the sorrow we're feeling now. Like our other beloved feline friends we've shared our lives with, she enriched us.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

IN LOVE WITH TWO MEN - menage romance x 2!

I've bundled my two menage romance novellas POWER OF THREE and TEMPTED BY TWO into one steamy love triangle anthology! So if you enjoy stories where one woman falls in love with not one but two gorgeous men, and you haven't tried either of these stories before, this is the collection for you.

It's also a bargain to buy these two vacation set tales together! ;)


Sun-drenched days and lush steamy nights stir strange desires in singleton Laurie Jones. Jilted by her philandering fiancé, she’s not a woman to wallow in self-pity, so she’s turned her honeymoon into a solo holiday.

But a surprise is in store for Laurie in the form of Ed and Denny, two gorgeous hunks sharing a nearby cabana. Golden boy Denny, and dark, enigmatic Ed are committed lovers, but they adore women too, and the handsome, generous pair quickly draw Laurie into a sizzling sensual threesome that begins to heal the pain inflicted by the fiancé who betrayed her.

As the holiday progresses, the three explore each other's bodies in a feast of delicious pleasure and experimentation, while forming a close and caring emotional bond.

But only too soon, it's time to go back home...

Can Laurie's simmering Caribbean idyll become something deeper when she returns to the cooler shores of England? Can her holiday fling become the love of a lifetime... with two wonderful men?


When executive woman Katie Warren arrives in the picturesque village of Little Marplethorpe for a country holiday, to reassess her life and her future, she doesn't bargain on ending up in a hot three way love affair with a man she's admired from afar... and his gorgeously handsome male partner.

Marcus Dane and Owen Foster are lovers, committed for a lifetime, but they both enjoy the company of women as friends and bedmates too. Encountering Katie at an exhibition of his work, Marcus knows she's just the kind of bold, daring, imaginative woman who'll relish sensual games shared with Owen and himself.

But what none of the trio expects is that their intense, steamy threesome will quickly deepen into a bond that's a lot more than just simply fabulous physical pleasure.

IN LOVE WITH TWO MEN is available from Amazon:

UK :: US :: CA :: AU

Also from :: iBooks :: Kobo :: Nook

Monday, 29 January 2018

DELICIOUS things now in print!

Here are DELICIOUS PLEASURE and DELICIOUS PAIN posing naughtily on the pink pouffe in the Dumpster Office of Doom!

DELICIOUS PLEASURE is a collection of short fiction devoted to general sensuality and naughtiness, while DELICIOUS PAIN features stories and short novellas devoted to BDSM and erotic power play.

I hope you like the covers that I designed myself. They're simple enough, but I think they turned out well.

Here are the buy links for Delicious Pain

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Here's the pretty! WILD IN THE COUNTRY

The print edition of my super steamy, super length novel WILD IN THE COUNTRY is here!

Very pleased with the result as I designed the cover myself. The gorgeous stock image makes it, of course. Perfectly captures Flora in dreamy soft focus.

Read an excerpt and check out the buy links here

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Big in Japan... sort of...

These arrived this morning!

They're my author copies of a Spice Briefs anthology that's been published in Japan. I don't know what the antho is actually called though. Maybe a Japanese speaker could help? But it includes my story Second Time Around, from my Risque Reunions trilogy. Other authors in the antho include Megan Hart and Jackie Barbosa...

I always get a kick from translations! Love to think of people reading my stories in lands so far away... :)

Monday, 15 January 2018

Portia in Print!

I've been foofing about with Createspace, and making print copies of some of my self published work. Some time ago, I published a print copy of Lessons and Lovers, with a beautiful cover by Croco Designs, but in the last week or so, I've gotten experimental and started making my own print covers and interior files, using Photoshop and Vellum. A fantastic YouTube video from Elizabeth Ann West really helped me gain the confidence to try making covers.

Of course, the crunch will come when the proof copies arrive, in a week or so's time, but here are the covers I've come up with so far, for WILD IN THE COUNTRY, and my little kink anthology DELICIOUS PAIN.

I will post again here with pix of the actual books when they arrive, and also when the go live and are available to buy!

Friday, 5 January 2018


Well, after a long, long wait and years of being unavailable, WILD IN THE COUNTRY is finally published again! 

This is my saucy country romp novel, and it’s a bumper one, over 300 pages. It’s been slightly edited, to highlight a growing romantic relationship, in and amongst the general sex high jinks, and deliver a more clearly defined ‘happily ever after’.

Here’s the blurb:

Welcome to the naughtiest little village in England!

Flora Swain is a newcomer to the village of Marwick Magna, renowned for the inspiration it provides to painters, authors and other artistic types. Impetuous and strong-minded, Flora is no artist – yet. But there are creative urges within her, she is convinced, and she's come to the country to give them life and expression.

The strange thing is that most of Flora’s urges turn out to be almost entirely sensual. Is it the mystique and undoubted physical allure of her new neighbour, Declan McKenna, that’s driving her wild? Or the explicit messages which appear daily in her post? Or could it be that country life has revealed to her a daringly sensuous new self? 

Could Wild Flower be the real Flora Swain?

It’s available from the outlets listed below, and I hope to have a print edition out in the not too distant future.