Portia Da Costa

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I'm a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling British author of romance, erotic romance and romantic fiction. My 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. I'm best known for my many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Black Lace and I writing books with contemporary, paranormal and occasionally futuristic settings. I'm now venturing into historical erotic romance too, with a new novel for Harlequin Spice set in London in the year 1890.

I also write as Dorothy Starr and Megan Paul

I've been writing for publication since 1990, and have had over twenty novels published
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Portia Da Costa Working from home! And making up crazy stories for a living! :)
Portia Da Costa Tough question… I think I just try to do little bits of writing, rather than longer works, until I feel the enthusiasm return.
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A GENTLEWOMAN'S RAVISHMENT (Romance)
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I just checked at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and my titles are listed there and for sale.

Maybe it's a glitch of some kind? I'm at a loss what to suggest. Amazon can be a law unto itself sometimes.

Hope it sorts itself out soon and they appear.

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Hi Camille!

Thanks for your question. I've no plans at the moment to write another Stone and Maria novel, but I never say never so who knows what might happen in the future.

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Savannah Portia, thank you for the friendship. I was sure we had already connected here on Goodreads but I guess not. So nice to connect with you on here.
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Portia Costa Hi Mica

Yes, G+ looks like fun. I'm still figuring it out there as yet, but I already prefer it to Facebook. :)


Portia Costa Devonreads wrote: "Thank you for your friendship! I love your work."

Wow, thanks ever so much! So nice to 'meet' you here on Goodreads!

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Devon Thank you for your friendship! I love your work.


Portia Costa Lisa wrote: "Hi Portia! Thank you for the "friendship!" I was looking at your books and saw ENTERTAINING MR. STONE. I have a Mr. Stone in my new release, PATIENCE. He is only mentioned and never actually appear..."

I'll look out for your 'Mr Stone'! My Mr Stone is a character I really loved writing about. He'll always have a special place in my heart. :)


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Lisa Valdez Hi Portia! Thank you for the "friendship!" I was looking at your books and saw ENTERTAINING MR. STONE. I have a Mr. Stone in my new release, PATIENCE. He is only mentioned and never actually appears in the book, but isn't it interesting how things float around in the creative juice. :-)


Portia Costa Shelli wrote: "Portia! Heck yeah, I'll be your friend on here! Hope you're doing well, hon! :D"

Hi Shelli! Thanks for the welcome to Goodreads. Nice to be here. Hope you are doing well too. :)


Shelli Stevens Portia! Heck yeah, I'll be your friend on here! Hope you're doing well, hon! :D


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