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. Long passionate about the Victorian era, her Ladies' Sewing Circle stories span the late 1880s and early 1890s.
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. Following her long association with the sadly missed Black Lace, she has now established a new creative niche writing erotic/romantic short fiction for Harlequin Spice Briefs, and January 2012 will see her first full length historical erotic romance published. Part of the Harlequin Spice line, IN THE FLESH is an "indecent proposal" themed novel set in the Ladies' Sewing Circle world.
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 cat Alice. 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.