Portia Da Costa
Portia Da Costa is a multi-published British author of romance, erotic romance and erotic fiction. Her novels have been published by a variety of different houses, both in the US and the UK, and translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Japanese. Best known for her many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Black Lace, her work has been praised for its intense character-driven sensuality and the vivid emotional depth. She enjoys writing books with contemporary, paranormal and occasionally futuristic settings, but her new great love is historical erotic romance. Her publishers are Harlequin Spice, Spice Briefs and Samhain Publishing.
Portia has been writing for publication since 1990, and has had over twenty novels and 100 short stories published. She has contributed to many different short story anthologies and women’s magazines.
Portia is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Passionate Ink RWA Chapter, the Romantic Novelists Association [UK] and the Society of Authors [UK].
Portia lives in the heart of West Yorkshire, UK, with her husband and her cats. When she’s not writing she can be found reading, watching TV and movies, hanging out on Twitter, and enjoying online life in general. She was formerly a librarian and has also worked in local government.
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Lessons and Lovers
Wealthy widow Hettie misses her dead husband terribly, but is still beset by a gnawing physical desire. Lonely, she turns to Starr, her late husband’s personal assistant, who discreetly offers an after dark solution. At night, he comes to her bed, thrilling her with intense, passionate sex, even though by day, their relationship is scrupulously formal. But Starr is in love with Hettie...
Tempted by Two - a menage erotic romance
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. 33,600 word novella - also includes 800 word excerpt of Power of Three
Naughty Thoughts - Delicious Masters BDSM romance
Delicious Masters - when women meet the Doms of their dreams. When Vickie reveals her "Naughty Thoughts", her dark and dangerous fantasies about being punished and dominated, she discovers a brand new, thrilling side to her familiar lover Terrence. Also available in the "Daring Interludes" anthology. 3,400 words approx, plus 600 word excerpt of In Sebastian's Hands
Delicious Pain Boxed Set
Enter a world of delicious domination where handsome masters thrill the women who adore them. International and Sunday Times bestselling author Portia Da Costa presents a sizzling boxed set of romantic powerplay and luscious pleasure-pain.
Approximately 31,000 decadent words to enjoy, comprising:
An Appointment with Her Master
In Sebastian's Hands
An Appointment With Her Master
Shy but secretly sexy, Mary-Anne fantasizes about having her bottom spanked. She longs for a stern, powerful master to punish her flesh and then caress it to pleasure. But what happens when she meets her dream dominant? Will the delicious, painful magic survive in reality? Will their intimate bond be all they hope for and perhaps more? 5000 words. Formerly published as "It Had to Happen".
In Sebastian's Hands - a BDSM love story in three acts
When Megan meets Sebastian at a fancy dress party, she little realizes how her life is going to change. Sebastian is a beautiful and unusual man with an irresistible dark mystique about him. The glint in his silver blue eyes, and the velvet rasp of his deep baritone voice make her long to play perverse erotic games. 1200 words of daring kinkiness.
Daring Interludes is a trio of three hot and edgy erotic stories, each one a different game played by a pair established lovers. Passion flares in the bedroom and out of it, tender, wild and kinky. Approximately 10,000 words NB. these stories have all appeared separately as contributions the anthologies, Obsession, Sweet Confessions and Women in Lust.
Fire and Ice
Cally adores her handsome boss, Innes, even though their working relationship is platonic. But one icy Christmas, Innes catches the flu, Cally nurses him back to health, and a tender passion flares as she warms his chilly limbs with her body heat. Can this new closeness survive to become a lasting glow of love? Previously published in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance. 10000 words
Erotic Escapades - stories of sizzling sex
Portia Da Costa presents a sizzling medley of short, sexy works previously published separately - over 35,500 steamy words in total, in a daring erotic potpourri of BDSM, exhibitionism, m/m, m/f/m and an office lust/hate relationship. NB. This collection was previously released as "BDSM, and Zombies, and Menage… Oh My!"
Power of Three
Dumped by her fiancé, and spending her Caribbean honeymoon alone, Laurie decides to make the best of things. Love and sex are all around her and soon she's not only watching other lovers cavorting, she's sharing sensual pleasure with not one man, but two. Handsome Denny and Ed provide her with an erotic therapy that eases the pain of her failed engagement and shows the way to a happy future.
When Alice Porter finds a chest full of vintage curiosa at an antique market, she little realizes how her discovery, the forgotten treasures of an Edwardian disciplinarian, will change her life. The sexy hoard includes a punishment ledger and a well used rattan cane, and the bygone items intrigue her husband Julian too. Pretty soon, they're playing and experimenting with their new finds...
Wesley and the Love Zombies
Computer wizard Wesley is having a bad day. His girlfriend is cheating, his best friend has let him down and he hates his job. Then, in a grungy motorway service café, a vision of unearthly loveliness walks into his life, the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. But while Wesley weaves an erotic fantasy about this mysterious stranger, he's in danger from dark, arcane scheme.
Glint - an erotic short story
Enjoying a day at the beach, sexy holidaymakers Suzy and Gavin see a flash of light from the headland. Somebody up there is watching them through binoculars, and deliciously turned on, the hedonistic pair soon find themselves putting on a titillating erotic performance for the wicked voyeur! [5700 words]
NB. Shorter original appeared in Hide & Seek and Mammoth Best New Erotica 8
The Efficiency Expert - an erotic short story
Stinging from a tough workplace review, office girl Susie meets the very last man she wants to when she hits her favorite bar to unwind. Hunky Noah Stevens, a ruthless company troubleshooter, has been making her life hell for the past three weeks, but after hours, his dedication to "efficiency" works wonders in the bedroom. [2,900 words]
nb. Originally appeared in Passion [Cleis Press, 2010]
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