Saturday, April 6, 2013

Viveka Portman - Interview

This weekend, I'd like to introduce very lovely Viveka Portman, whose debut erotic regency romance, "The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley", is due for release with Harlequin's e-line Escape on the 1st July 2013.

If you like my style of writing, you may just find yourself hooked on Viveka's witty, sexy, and fun erotic regency tales as well.

What inspired you to write erotic regency romance?
I have always loved historical romance, from regency, victorian and even medieval. As a teenager I'd read a lot of historical romances, but as I grew older I wanted I wanted a glimpse behind the closed doors of the bedrooms.  I wanted to know if those very proper people were quite so proper in the bedroom.

How did you come up with the idea for The Secret Diary of Lady Catherine Bexley?
I had long been fascinated by the concept of the virginal bride marrying the older hero. So I created the curious but innocent Lady Catherine and followed her tale of discovery and sexual awakening after her marriage. It also shows the battle between the regency ideals of decency and propriety versus living and enjoying life as one wishes.

Why did you choose first person narrative/diary format? Did you find it difficult to write?
I was very aware of the 'ick' factor that writing first person sex scenes can have, so I chose the diary form as it distanced the reader from the main character though using the characters own hindsight. Lady Catherine's story isn't just about sex, its about two peoples journey towards a working relationship. Remember, they didn't know each other upon their marriage, so there is an intense amount of awkwardness and discovery going on. It was fascinating and fun, especially getting into the mind of someone from centuries past.

Can you share the blurb?

I have never seen fit in my life to divulge my secrets in a diary, yet now, after today’s proceedings I do…
Lady Catherine Bexley is new to marriage and new to the delights of marriage bed, yet her husband is proper and perfunctory – and she aches for something more.
When the young Lady Catherine witnesses the wicked Lord Stanton disciplining a recalcitrant maid,
a fire is lit within her. She finds herself is no longer so willing to wait for her husband’s stiff and passionless attentions – and develops a naughty plan to finally get what she wants.

Are you writing a series, or is this a one-off?
It's a series of Erotic Regency Diaries. I'm currently working on book two and three tentatively titled, "The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton," and "The Private Affairs of Lord and Lady Fielding".

If you want to know more about Viveka Portman she is on twitter and you can follower her at @VivekaPortman

Her debut erotic regency will be released on the 1st July, and as soon as she has a cover, I'll post it up.

Have a super weekend. 


  1. Hmm...sounds quite interesting. I will definitely be adding it to my to-read list.

  2. LOL, it is very interesting, Danielle, I can promise you that. Haha.