15 Aug '12

BDSM Event Day Fourteen : "QUIET STORM – Power Exchange in A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT" by Portia Da Costa plus NSFW Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to Day Fourteen of the BDSM Appreciation Event here at Scorching Book Reviews. So far we still have the BDSM Blog Hop which you can enter here,the wonderful Kele Moon giving away her Eden series,the lovely Cari Silverwood giving away a bookJoely Sue Burkhart giving away her latest release, Eve Berlin giving away the first book in a wonderful seriesSherri Hayes giving away a copy of Need, there’s a giveaway on Eliza Gayles post, the marvelous Bridget Midway is also hosting a giveaway, an amazing giveaway from Lissa Matthews, a fab giveaway from the amazing Kim Dare, a femDom giveaway from Lucy Felthouse, A Lexi Blake giveaway and there is also a fabulous article by Reggie and kasi Alexander on the BDSM lifestyle. Just Click on the name in the above paragraph to play along.

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Portia Da Costa is an author that was introduced to me simply by the power of Twitter. Twitter suggested I follow her because we follow similar people and I am very glad that we connected. She is one of the authors that currently has many re-releases thanks to the storm surrounding Fifty Shades, but don’t let that influence you decisions in either a positive or negative way; Portia is an author who understands that BDSM is not a product or damage and writes people who enjoy the power play dynamic.

Lets here what she has to say…….


QUIET STORM – Power Exchange in A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT


To me, BDSM isn’t always about whips and ropes and leather. In fact, it quite often isn’t. I’ve always been much more interested in the subtle emotional interaction between couples who experiment with power and submission, the quiet storm of intensity and pleasure and playfulness. A meaningful look, a soft word, an understated gesture… I love games that start in those small ways and build and build to a breath‑catching pitch. Many of the couples I write about are barely aware of the existence of BDSM scenes, and lifestyle. And if they are, they’re not a part of this greater world. They tend to find their own way towards power exchange and just play together, doing their own thing, enjoying themselves without reference to classic techniques or scenarios.





In A Very PersonalAssistant, Miranda and Patrick are one such pairing. Power dynamics already play a huge part in their relationship, even before any kind of sexual interaction between the two takes place. In a male dominated world, Miranda Austin is a boss, a woman of power and influence, a high flyer in the company for which she works. Patrick Dove is her super‑efficient P.A. He’s wonderful at his job, in fact he’s near perfect at it, but still, in their working environment, he’s subservient to her will.


But beneath the surface of this smoothly functioning team, there are undercurrents that unsettle both parties. Miranda loves her job, but sometimes, she doesn’t love the never-ending stress of being in charge. The idea of giving up her ‘power’, if only for a brief interlude, is tantalizing. The thought of letting someone else make all the decisions for a little while seems like a pressure free oasis. A feminist, she still wonders what it might be like to be dominated by a man. And the only man she can contemplate handing over her power to is the one who’s by her side throughout all her working days; which is a happy coincidence, if only she knew it, because despite his subordinate role in the office, as a man Patrick is dominant and alpha. Beneath his discreet, efficient, indispensable persona, there’s a powerful male who longs to show Miranda the pleasures of an entirely different kind of emotional dynamic between them…


Then, one day, an especially tough meeting brings matters to a head. Stepping in to take his boss’s mind off intolerable work pressures, Patrick takes control, and when the two play hooky and take an afternoon drive to a country hideaway, the games commence and the quiet storm begins to simmer…


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Excerpt – NSFW


“What happens now?” She hung her bag over the back of the chair, still feeling out of kilter. “Do you spank me or fuck me, or what?”


“We can do either, or both, or neither… But I really would like to see your pussy now.” Eyes on her all the time, he shrugged out of his jacket and tossed it over the back of a nearby armchair. “I’ve been wondering what it looks like since I first came to work for you.”


“Really… It never occurred to me that you were interested,” she lied. Subliminally, it had occurred to her. Subliminally, she’d thought about it all the time too.


Patrick took his seat too, stretching out his long legs in front of him. His pose was elegant and relaxed, one elbow on the table, his other hand resting on his thigh, and yet everything about him suggested quiet power and readiness.


For what?


“Of course, I’m interested, Miranda,” he purred, tilting his head on one side. He’d ruffled his hair somewhere along the line, and his blond curls looked even more boyish and angelic. His eyes looked like Lucifer’s, sharp and blue. “But you wouldn’t think much of me as P.A. if I perved you all the time, would you?”


“I suppose not.” She placed one hand on the table, mirroring his, fingertips just inches away from his.


“Well, then… now we’re on neutral ground. Why don’t you put me out of my misery and show me the goods?”


Her heart thudded, leaping in her chest while sweat popped out all over her body. She’d had plenty of sex in her time, even a little kink now and again, but this was different, strange, ridiculously thrilling and forbidden. Feeling as if she wanted to gasp for breath, she hooked the hem of her suit skirt with the fingertips of her right hand and edged it up again. Patrick’s eyes followed every movement, unwaveringly, even though his body was still and quiet. She loved the look of him in his classy waistcoat, with his shirt open at the neck, a tantalizing combination of the formal and the casual. As the edge of her skirt reached her groin, he took in a breath.


She hesitated. He smiled. She bit her lip. He shook his head, as if despairing of her. In a rough, impatient gesture she hauled up the hem, showing him the triangle of dark hair covering her sex and rumpling her skirt in a bunch at her waist.


“So now what?” she demanded, edging around a bit on the chair. She felt as if she had an engine running in her sex, creating a build-up of energy. She wanted to make wild movements, do extreme things. The urge to part her legs wide and push her pelvis forward, opening to him, was a rampaging hunger.

Patrick didn’t speak. He just quirked his blond eyebrows at her, his eyes flicking to her pussy, then to her lips, and then back to her eyes again. His smile widened.

He’s got me right where he wants me. He doesn’t even have to touch me and he’s driving me crazy.


“Well?” she persisted, worked up, wound up, wanting action.


“Feeling horny, are we?” Patrick just stared at her, his fingertip moving in a tiny circle on the smooth, shiny surface of the table cloth, so close to hers. The action was suggestive beyond belief, and his next words came as no surprise. “Why don’t you masturbate?”


Her first thought was, I can’t! But she knew she could. She knew she wanted to, desperately. There was nothing she wanted more, other than to have Patrick fuck her, right now, across the table. She glanced at the space between them, and the movement of his long elegant fingers, the slow circles that incited her to touch herself.


“All right. I will!”


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I do hope you enjoyed that brief snapshot of Miranda and Patrick’s story, and many thanks to Scorching Reviews for allowing me to show you it. As I’m not able to giveaway AVERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT directly, I’d like to award an Amazon Gift Voucher for $5 [or equivalent] to one lucky commenter, so they can purchase it for their Kindle*. The winning commenter will also win a print copy of my current Black Lace title, IN TOO DEEP, which also contains a little bit of kink and a whole lot of subtle power exchange. I’m happy to send this print book anywhere in the world!





* Don’t worry, if you’re not a Kindle reader, we’ll find alternative way! 🙂


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Portia Da Costa is a best-selling British author of romance, erotic romance and erotica, who’s been published since the early 1990s. She loves writing about sexy, likeable people in steamy, scandalous situations, and has penned novels, novellas and novelettes for Spice Briefs, Black Lace, Samhain Publishing, Carina Press and a number of other houses, plus over a hundred short stories for magazines and anthologies. Best known for writing BDSM themed stories with a contemporary setting, she’s also launched herself back in time to write Victorian erotic romance for Harlequin Spice Briefs and HQN.





When Portia isn’t writing or reading she loves to chill out and watch the television, or spend time online, chatting with friends on Twitter, and on message boards and elsewhere.  She lives in the heart of West Yorkshire with her husband and her adorable cat Alice.


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25 Responses to “BDSM Event Day Fourteen : "QUIET STORM – Power Exchange in A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT" by Portia Da Costa plus NSFW Excerpt & Giveaway”

  1. Thanks for the great post. Portia is a new author for me.Can’t wait to read her books. Put them on my wishlist.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  2. I haven't read anything by Porita and it sounds like I've been truly missing out on some good reads!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  3. Hello Nix,

    Thank you for bringing yet another new Author to me, Portia Da Costa's Books sound Great!!!!
    I realllyyyy enjoyed the excerpt from "A Very Personal Assistant" & it left me wanting MORE of Miranda and Patrick's Story!

    I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway to be awarded an Amazon Gift

  4. Portia's a new author for me and I'm looking forward to reading her stories! They sound fabulous!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

  5. Thank you for bringing Portia to my attention she is a new to me author but I think I will be on the lookout for her books now thank you, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  6. Great excerpt, now I need to find out what happens 😉 thanks for sharing. If I don't win, I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR pile! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Very nice excerpt and A PERSONAL ASSISTANT sounds great. I will have to put this story on my TBR list.
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. Great post & loved the excerpt. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Portia's books yet. But after stopping here on this hop, I'm putting her on my TBRs, near the top. Thanks for the giveaway.
    JessieL62@comcast.net

  9. Halfway through reading the post I hopped over to Amazon & added this story to my shopping list.

    Thank you for the chance to win it!

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