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About Portia Da Costa
Portia has been writing for publication since 1990, and has had over thirty novels and novellas published, as well as 100+ short stories. In addition to her writing for Black Lace, she's also worked with a variety of other publishers including, Entangled Publishing, Samhain Publishing and Carina Press.
In 2012, her saucy, library-set erotic romance, IN TOO DEEP, reached #5 on the Sunday Times Bestsellers list, with only books by E L James and Sylvia Day outselling her. More recently her contribution to the MASTERED boxed set of sizzling BDSM erotic romance allowed her to reach both the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists too.
Portia is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association [UK] and the Society of Authors [UK].
Portia lives in the heart of West Yorkshire, UK, with her husband and their four cats: adorable brother and sister Mork and Mindy, cranky but lovable Felix, and Prince, a rescue cat from France who has a Gallic je ne sais quoi all of his own. When she's not writing she can be found reading, watching TV and movies, hanging out on Twitter and Facebook, and enjoying online life in general. She was formerly a librarian and has also worked in local government.
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It’s the ultimate fantasy:
When Lizzie meets an attractive older man in the bar of a luxury hotel, he mistakes her for a high class call girl on the look-out for a wealthy client.
With a man she can’t resist...
Lizzie finds herself following him to his hotel room for an unforgettable night where she learns the pleasures of submitting to the hands of a master. But what will happen when John discovers that Lizzie is far more than she seems...?
A sexy, thrilling erotic romance for every woman who has ever had a “Pretty Woman” fantasy. Part One of the ‘Accidental’ Trilogy.
The Waverley Grange Country Hotel: where even the most innocent can submit to their deepest desires…
After spying her neighbours having a kinky rendez-vous in their back garden, Annie Conroy is intrigued, and decides to check in to the hotel well known for its erotic and alluring guests.
Under the stern but playful eye of exotic Master Valentino, Annie quickly discovers the hidden depths of her own sensuality, and surrenders herself to his power games. But dare she give her heart to a man who only answers to ‘Master’…?
Give in to temptation with Suite Seventeen, an erotic romance from Portia Da Costa, the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep
What happens when a perfectly civilized sexual arrangement turns into a minefield of turbulent emotion?
Wealthy widow Hettie Miller misses her dead husband terribly, but is still beset by a gnawing physical desire. Lonely and confused, she turns to Starr, her late husband’s personal assistant, who discreetly supplies an after dark solution. At night, he comes to her bed and thrills her with intense, breath-taking sex, even though by day, their employer/employee relationship is scrupulously formal and hands off.
But Starr loves Hettie. He’s loved her since the first time he ever met her, but until now, he’s always managed to conceal it beneath a mask of immaculate manners and rigidly controlled reserve.
During a summer getaway at her secluded country mansion, it finally dawns on Hettie that her feelings for Starr are far more than simply carnal, and the parameters of their relationship start to change…
This short novel is approximately 50,000 words long and was previously published by Ellora’s Cave.
Author’s note: LESSONS AND LOVERS is an escapist erotic fantasy. If the characters existed in the real world, they would always use condoms.
She’s a good girl gone bad...
When Maria Lewis moves back to her hometown, the quiet life she is looking for is quickly disrupted by the enigmatic presence of her new boss, Robert Stone.
A sexy, powerful older man, he seduces Maria into a deliciously erotic underworld. But will she ever be more than Mr Stone’s plaything?
A tantalizing erotic romance from Portia Da Costa, the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep and The ‘Accidental’ Trilogy
Lessons in seduction...
When Rosalind Howard takes a job as private librarian for the charming and distinguished Julian Hadey, she soon finds that cataloguing his collection of erotica will be the least of her duties.
Julian requires a tutor for his wife’s cousin. Though young and beautiful, David is extremely sheltered and uninitiated in the arts of erotic love. Can Rosalind teach him all there is to know about pleasure?
A kinky erotic romance from Portia Da Costa, the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep and the Accidental series.
When Megan meets Sebastian Holmwood 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 want to do crazy things. Suddenly she finds herself longing to play perverse erotic games almost beyond her imagination. She wants Sebastian to spank her, touch her, dominate her, take her over in every way possible... and she knows that with him, the pleasure she earns will blow her mind.
Sebastian Holmwood is a dominant master who's never quite found his perfect submissive... until he meets Megan, dressed as Little Bo Peep, and carrying a crook that looks suspiciously like a punishment cane. Something about Megan's blend of naivety and mischief, and her bold willingness to follow his lead, speak to his dominant soul as a never before, and he knows he won't rest until he's spanked her and much, much more.
Contains graphic descriptions of erotic punishment and kinky sexual pleasure.
Approximately 12,000 words
Shorter versions of the stories 'Life, the Universe and Sebastian' and 'It's Time' were previously published in print. 'The Roses in my Cheeks' is an original new story.
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 finds 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...?
A dark sensual romance to fuel your fantasies, as recommended in Tracey Cox’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ steamy reading list in the Daily Mail.
The virgin and the billionaire…
Just because Jess Lockhart is a virgin in her late twenties doesn’t mean she isn’t interested in men. In fact, far from it: she fantasies about finding the perfect man who can fulfil her every desire.
Her new boss, handsome billionaire Ellis McKenna, seems perfect for the job. It is clear he is as attracted to her, as she is to him. However, a tragic past has left Ellis vowing to never do ‘serious’ relationships again. Having allowed herself to be seduced by a billionaire can Jess teach him about love?
If you like Fifty Shades of Grey you’ll love this!
How the other half live...
Natalie and Patti are two sisters as opposite as can be. While Patti has been voraciously bedding a whole host of hunks, for shy and retiring Natalie, an illicit liaison is something she can only dream of...
That is until she gives in to temptation and initiates a sexy encounter on a train with a complete stranger. Enamoured by the thrill of the chase, she opens herself up to a whole new world of seduction...
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep
Society already believes she's a scarlet woman. Why not become one?
Posing nude to appease her now ex-fiancé perhaps wasn't the most prudent idea Beatrice Weatherly has ever had. With the photographs scrutinized up and down the ton and her brother running them into debt, Beatrice's hopes of making a respectable marriage are dashed.
After one glance at Beatrice's infamous racy cabinet cards, wealthy, powerful Edmund Ellsworth Richie is soon obsessed with Beatrice's voluptuous figure. His indecent proposalone month of hedonistic servitude in exchange for enough money to pay her brother's debtsis one she can hardly refuse.
Determined not to let the rogue best her, Beatrice sets out for the infamous House of Madame Chamfleur to learn how to appease Edmund's well-known appetite. Soon the couple is playing out exquisite fantasies and feeling emotion that goes deeper than flesh. But Edmund harbors a shocking secret, and Beatrice must decide if she's prepared to give up everything for a man who can offer her nothing, but who means everything.