Kindle Unlimited

I’m trying an experiment with Kindle Unlimited, which starts today. For February, March and April, the first three of the Plume novellas will be enrolled in KDP Select, which means that you will be able to borrow them if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. That’s these books – Submission, Surrender and Seduction.

Submission, first in the Plume Series of erotic novellas by Ella Ardent

New cover for Surrender, #2 of the Plume Series by Ella Ardent

Seduction, #3 of The Plume series by Ella Ardent

The Plume: The First Anthology won’t be enrolled, but will only be available from Amazon, because of the guidelines for KDP Select.

The Plume: The First Anthology by Ella Ardent

I’m hoping to find some new readers – and new fans of Rex! – so would appreciate your help in spreading the word. :-)

Here’s my Amazon page.

Tales from the Phoenix – The First Collection

Tales from the Phoenix: The First Collection

The first collection of stories from The Phoenix is available in print and digital editions! This collection includes Revealed, Harnessed and Hunted.

Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon Buy from Createspace Buy at Kobo Buy at B&N Buy at Smashwords

New Covers for The Plume

I’m replacing two of the covers on The Plume novellas and here they are.

First, a new cover for Surrender – yes, Rex finally got on one of my covers!
New cover for Surrender, #2 of the Plume Series by Ella Ardent

And secondly, a new cover for Seduction:

Seduction, #3 of The Plume series by Ella Ardent

New editions with the new covers are rolling out to online portals this week.

Print Editions

I’m in the midst of setting up the print edition for Tales from The Phoenix: The First Collection (which will include Revealed, Harnessed and Hunted) and had a look at the numbers for my print books. I believe in making books available as widely as possible, so had chosen the option of having extended distribution—that means making the books available for sale beyond Amazon. This meant that the price had to be higher, to allow enough margin for everyone along the way to get a piece of the action and still leave some for me.

Well, it turns out that none of you are buying print copies anywhere other than Amazon. How about that! This might be because Amazon tends to discount books, so you get a better price there. It might be that you just like shopping at Amazon. Or it might be that those other portals aren’t listing my books for sale, even though they have the option of doing so.

The end result is that I’ve just made the print editions of ALL of my books exclusive to Amazon. This makes a big difference in the US price and some difference in the UK price. (I’m not sure why but it changes very little for the EU price. Maybe costs are higher there.) The Plume Anthologies, for example, are now all list-priced at $9.99US and £7.99 in the UK.

Haunted – released today!

Haunted by Ella Ardent
Haunted
, #4 in The Phoenix Series, is on sale today!

Once upon a time, two partners built a wildly successful private BDSM club called The Plume, a place where every erotic fantasy could safely come true. When The Plume was destroyed and its members scattered, the partners decided not just to begin again but to improve on the original.

Welcome to The Phoenix, an international private BDSM club, risen from the ashes of The Plume. Once again, all erotic fantasies are possible and secret desires can be fulfilled.

IV – Haunted

Amy has to prove herself to Rex and Athena by figuring out how to fulfill some fantasies that appear to be impossible: she starts with Caitlyn’s desire to have one last night with her dead lover, Luke. Amy has it all planned out, but she’s not counting on Luke’s buddy, Zach, much less his fantasies that feature Caitlyn. Meanwhile, Steele tries to win his way back into Athena’s affections, with surprising results.

amazonkindle buy at All Romance Buy at iBooks kobo smashwords Buy at B&N

New Pricing on Print Editions

I wasn’t happy with the pricing on my individual stories when they’re published in trade paperback, and it doesn’t look as if you’re very happy with it either. When the books are distributed everywhere, there has to be margin in the price for every step to make some profit and the price ends up being higher. These are only selling at Amazon, though, so I’ve changed the distribution: the individual stories are now available only from Amazon or Createspace, which means the price is lower.

The list price has dropped from $6.99US to $3.99US for Revealed and from $7.99US to $4.99 US on Hunted, Haunted, The Best Man, Always a Bridesmaid and Forever Bound. You’ll see a similar drop in Europe and the UK—the UK price for the majority of these is £3.49 and the EU price is 4.99 euros. (Revealed is a little cheaper yet.)

It’s clear that many of you prefer the anthologies in print, so I’ll get back with my designer to finalize a cover for the first Phoenix anthology. Maybe taking a break from it will have given us a fresh view! :-)

Next Newsletter

My new release newsletter goes out the 15th, to coincide with the publication of Haunted.

Have you subscribed yet?

Pre-Order The Phoenix

I’ve added pre-order links where possible for the next three Phoenix stories: Haunted, Sold and Claimed. I can set pre-orders up at Smashwords, iBooks, and Kobo up to a year in advance, but only for the next 90 days at Amazon. C’est la vie!

They are more spaced out than would be ideal, but there are penalties for missing the upload date on a pre-order, so I’m erring on the side of caution! My hope is that I’ll get them all finished up and catch up, so that the ones after that can be published more quickly in succession. Fingers crossed!

You can find the links on The Phoenix page, right here, along with the copy for each one.

A Party

I’m ready for a party, and hope you are, as well. This Friday night (the 12th) I’ll be joining Kallypso Masters for her mega-release party on Facebook. There are lots of authors participating and an excellent Grand Prize, plus more prizes will be offered that night (including one from me!) My time is from 8:00 to 8:30 PM and that’s Eastern – there are so many participating authors that we’re sharing time slots. My partner in crime will be Ruth Cardello.

So, please hop on over to Facebook and join the event, to be sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

New Print Editions

The three erotic romances in the Wedding Trilogy are now available in print individually. They’re up on Createspace today and will perk through to Amazon over the weekend, then out to other portals next week.

The Best Man by Ella ArdentNow available in print from Createspace.

Always a Bridesmaid by Ella ArdentNow available in print from Createspace.

Forever Bound by Ella ArdentNow available in print from Createspace.

The Wedding Anthology by Ella Ardent
Of course, the complete collection also remains available in print and digital.
Available at Amazon.
Available at Amazon UK.
Available at Createspace.

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