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Portia Da Costa


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aka Dorothy Starr

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 womens 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.

In addition to her Harlequin writing, Portia is also proud to be associated with variety of publishers including Samhain Publishing and Carina Press.

As a self published author Portia is a member of the Walk on the Wild Side Books writers' collective.

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.
 
Novels
Gemini Heat (1994)
The Tutor (1994)
Hotel Aphrodisia (1995) (as by Dorothy Starr)
The Devil Inside (1995)
Rejuvenating Julia (1995) (with Nina Sheridan (as by Dorothy Starr) )
Midnight Starr (1996) (as by Dorothy Starr)
Continuum (1996)
The Stranger (1997)
Gothic Blue (2000)
Hotel of Love (2001) (as by Dorothy Starr)
Shadowplay (2002)
Designed for Sin (2003) (as by Dorothy Starr)
Entertaining Mr Stone (2006)
Suite Seventeen (2007)
Hotbed (2007)
Gothic Heat (2008)
In Too Deep (2008)
Wild in the Country (2009)
Kiss It Better (2009)
Far from Perfect (2012)
Intimate Exposure (2012)
Diamonds in the Rough (2013)
Lessons and Lovers (2013)
The Gift (2013)
How to Seduce a Billionaire (2015)
Master of the Game (2016)
Beloved Nemesis (2018)
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Collections
Black Lace Omnibus (1996) (with Lisette Allen and Sara Hope-Walker)
Black Lace Omnibus III (1996)
Pleasure Bound / Playing the Game / Midnight Starr (2002) (as by Dorothy Starr)
Lust Bites (2007) (with Kristina Lloyd)
Magic and Desire (2008) (with Janine Ashbless and Olivia Knight)
Risque Reunions (2009)
Bound Brits Anthology (2009) (with Sierra Cartwright, Barbara Huffert, Dakota Rebel, Cassidy Ryan and Lisabet Sarai)
Misbehaviour (2009) (with Janine Ashbless and Carrie Williams)
Daring Interludes (2011)
The Red Collection (2013)
10 Shades of Seduction (2013) (with Anne Calhoun, Lisa Renee Jones, Tiffany Reisz, Alison Tyler and Alegra Verde)
Delicious Pleasure (2018)
In Love With Two Men (2018)
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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