Portia Da Costa

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Portia Da Costa is a bestselling British writer. She also writes under the pseudonym Dorothy Starr.


Portia Da Costa writes erotic novels for women and erotic romances which have been published all over the world. She is the author of over twenty books and in excess of 100 short stories and is best known for her thirteen novels and two novellas for the now ceased British imprint of women's erotica, Black Lace.

Since November 2008, Portia has been writing for Harlequin Spice Briefs and her first novel for Harlequin Spice - a Victorian set erotic romance - will be published in early 2012.

Portia has also written for Total-e-Bound, Phaze, Cleis, X Libris, Robinson Scarlet and Heartline.

Spice Briefs

  • Chance of a Lifetime
  • Twice the Pleasure
  • Second Time Around
  • No Longer Forbidden
  • A Gentlewoman's Predicament (May 2010)
  • A Gentlewoman's Ravishment (June 2010)
  • Another Chance (TBA 2010)


Harlequin Spice

  • In The Flesh (TBA 2012)
  • Untitled (TBA 2012)

Black Lace

  • Gemini Heat
  • The Tutor
  • The Devil Inside
  • Continuum
  • Gothic Blue
  • The Stranger
  • Shadowplay
  • Hotbed
  • Entertaining Mr Stone
  • Suite Seventeen
  • Gothic Heat
  • In Too Deep
  • Kiss It Better

X Libris

  • Hotel of Love (Dorothy Starr)
  • Designed for Sin (Dorothy Starr)


  • Buddies Don't Bite
  • Ill Met By Moonlight


  • Midnight Starr (Dorothy Starr)

Anthologies - Contributor

  • Naughty Bits 2
  • Alison's Wonderland

On the Web