His Lost Princess and Her Enchanted Knight

Last week, His Lost Princess went on sale, and Her Enchanted Knight went up for pre-order at iBooks and Kobo. I put both in the newsletter, then forgot to post here. 🙂

 

In the lost realm of Euphoria, royalty command all to serve their pleasure, but passion is the greatest power of all.

His Lost Princess, #2 of the Euphoria series of fairy tales by Ella Ardent2 – His Lost Princess

Can Charming win his Bride?

Royce discovers his legacy and falls in love with a mysterious maiden at his coming-of-age ball. When morning comes, the lady has vanished, and he learns that his newfound status as crown prince will be secured with an arranged marriage. But Royce wants only his mysterious maiden as his bride. Can he find her before all that was found is lost again?

Available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble,  iBooks and Kobo.

Her Enchanted Knight, #3 of the Euphoria series of fairy tale romances by Ella Ardent3 – Her Enchanted Knight

Can Red free her lover from the Wolf?

Lost in a blizzard in the northern forests of Euphoria, Balthazar accepts a wager in exchange for shelter—never realizing that he’s giving sanctuary to a dangerous beast. The Wolf will devour any man who gives it refuge, unless one woman can defend this knight against the foe that lurks within.

Coming July 13, 2017

Pre-order at iBooks and Kobo.

Pre-Orders for Dangerous

And the pre-orders are up for the new editions of Dangerous!

Episode One is Seduced.

Seduced, Episode 1 of Dangerous, a romantic suspense by Ella ArdentA temptation claimed…

Kendra thought it harmless fun to pose for pin-up photos for her boss—until the company is suddenly sold and her new boss catches her trying to retrieve the pictures. Reid Stirling is a successful, gorgeous entrepreneur with a reputation for getting whatever he wants—and he wants Kendra. Kendra can’t believe her luck when he offers her the job as his very personal assistant—and she’s quick to accept, independent of the terms.

Reid believes it won’t take long to teach beautiful and impulsive Kendra Jones a lesson, but her enthusiasm is both unexpected and seductive. There’s nothing Reid loves more than control, but Kendra’s love of risk is infectious and he finds himself becoming obsessed with training his enticing employee.

As Reid and Kendra explore private passions together, neither is aware that they’re being watched—by a killer determined to have his revenge on Reid at any price.

Available January 31, 2017.

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Episode Two is Shattered.

Shattered, Episode 2 of Dangerous, a romantic suspense by Ella ArdentA trust broken…

Kendra soon realizes that she’s not without power in her relationship with Reid—she can provoke him to explore new territory in his determination to please her. Being with him is everything she’s always wanted and more, and she’s not going to take the chance of losing his attention.

Reid has never been so enthralled with a woman as he is with Kendra. There’s something about her that feeds his need to control and possess. He’s sure nothing will convince him to let her go—until he discovers that she’s deliberately broken his rules. Releasing her nearly kills Reid, though he knows her choice means their game has no future.

What he doesn’t realize is that his choice will leave Kendra undefended when she most needs protection. Will Reid discover his mistake in time?

Available February 23, 2017

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Episode Three is Satisfied.

Satisfied, Episode 3 of Dangerous, a romantic suspense by Ella ArdentA love in peril…

Kendra and Reid recover their trust in each other, only to be challenged again. The body of Reid’s estranged wife is found and he becomes a suspect in her murder. Kendra believes in Reid’s innocence—and is determined to prove it—even as the true villain’s carefully-laid plans come to fruition. Compelled to work separately, can they solve the puzzle in time to ensure that Kendra doesn’t share the fate of Reid’s wife?

And even if they do, will their love survive the ordeal?

Available March 23, 2017.

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Dangerous will be available in a single volume in print and digital formats in May 2017.

Buy Links for His Lost Princess

It’s live! His Lost Princess is available for pre-order!

In the lost realm of Euphoria, royalty command all to serve their pleasure, but passion is the greatest power of all.

His Lost Princess, #2 of the Euphoria series of fairy tales by Ella Ardent2 – His Lost Princess

Can Charming win his Bride?

Royce discovers his legacy and falls in love with a mysterious maiden at his coming-of-age ball. When morning comes, the lady has vanished, and he learns that his newfound status as crown prince will be secured with an arranged marriage. But Royce wants only his mysterious maiden as his bride. Can he find her before all that was found is lost again?

Available January 12, 2017

Pre-order at Amazon, Barnes&Noble,  iBooks and Kobo.

 

Her Enchanted Knight, #3 of the Euphoria series of fairy tale romances by Ella ArdentThe pre-order is also up for book #3 in the Tales from Euphoria series, Her Enchanted Knight.

Can Red free her lover from the Wolf?

Lost in a blizzard in the northern forests of Euphoria, Balthazar accepts a wager in exchange for shelter—never realizing that he’s giving sanctuary to a dangerous beast. The Wolf will devour any man who gives it refuge, unless one woman can defend this knight against the foe that lurks within.

Coming July 13, 2017.

Pre-order at iBooks and Kobo.

His Lost Princess New Publication Date

His Lost Princess, #2 of the Euphoria series of fairy tale romances by Ella ArdentI’ve learned this month that several of the online portals are closing down completely for the holidays. (I’d thought they’d continue to operate but would be slower with fewer staff.) This also means that if there’s a problem with the book file, there won’t be anyone to answer support requests. Not good.

So, I’ve decided to avoid the complications and have moved the publication date for His Lost Princess to January 12. Next year, I’ll avoid December publication dates altogether.

Welcome the new year with a fairy tale romance for adults.

Pre-order available at iBooks and Kobo.

Moving On to 2017

Let’s start with a Happy Thanksgiving wish for everyone in the United States. I hope you and yours have traveled safely and are enjoying a wonderful meal and good times together.

And now, for this big update post.

About a year ago, I went to a writers’ conference and met with a number of publishing industry professionals. I came home with a long list of things to do with my books and their distribution, based on their advice. I was excited. I had Plans. Things were going to go to the next level.

The disappointing thing is that, in the vast majority of cases, following this advice has proven to be frustrating, time-consuming and detrimental to my book sales. That I haven’t had time to write much – or publish as much as I wanted – while doing this hasn’t helped at all.

One of the things that made the results even worse is that there’s  been a change this year at the various portals. The word “erotic” is now apparently used as a flag for content that should be made less easy to discover. It’s as if someone somewhere decided that “erotic” is code for “porn” – although all of us know that’s not true. Each portal seems to have their own variation of this, none of it is documented or declared outright, and it’s a huge change.

This means that my strategy of giving each of the Phoenix books the subtitle “An Erotic Romance”, which seemed to be such a good idea at the time, has turned out to be a very bad idea. :-/ I’ve removed that subtitle from the digital books, but it can’t be removed from the mini-book editions produced by Createspace. I think these mini-book editions are so cute, but they don’t sell, and part of the reason they don’t sell has to be that no one can find them. I’ve added direct links to the Phoenix pages for these print editions here on my site, which you can follow to the print book product page at Amazon. They’re not always linked to the digital edition.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The end result – which is the important bit – is that here I am, a year wiser 🙂 and ready to get back to the real business of writing and publishing my books instead of mucking around with endless busy work.

What’s on the calendar for 2017?

His Lost Princess, #2 of the Euphoria series of fairy tale romances by Ella ArdentFirstHis Lost Princess will be published at the end of December. This is the second fairy tale in my Euphoria series and is based on Cinderella. I really like the story – Ellie saves the prince with her love – and hope you do, as well.

Another lesson learned here – the end of December is a bad time to publish a new work as the various portals run on lower staff or even shut down departments, so publishing of new titles may be delayed. We’ll have to see how that works out. This will probably be my last release ever scheduled for the end of December.

Second – I’m revising Dangerous into three installments, which will be published with new covers in 2017. I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to see the new covers. I’m hoping to have them to show to you in December.

The Wedding Collection of three contemporary romancesby Ella ArdentThird – an exciting new opportunity! Both Amazon KDP and B&N Nook have opened portals for publishing print editions for sale at their specific portal. These are print-on-demand, like the editions from Createspace and Ingrams, but the pricing works out much better. This is because there’s no expanded distribution – at Createspace, the pricing worked out well if the book was only available at Amazon, but to make it available elsewhere (like B&N) there had to be a margin added for wholesaling, which meant the book’s price was higher. Doing an Amazon edition for Amazon and a B&N edition for B&N, both at a lower price point, takes care of the two big markets for my print editions. I’ve set up The Wedding and the new Plume editions at both portals, and the prices will be $9.99US for most of them instead of $14.99US. (The exception is The Plume: The Third Collection which is longer so has a higher cost. It’s $15.99 in wide distribution but will be $10.99 at either portal.) So, this is a pretty exciting new option.

The goofy thing about it is that all the portals (Amazon, Nook, Ingrams) use paper for the book interior that is slightly different in thickness, which means that the spine of the book cover has to be adjusted for each portal. I explored KDP and Nook’s new options after my cover designer had finished the Ingrams editions of these new covers, so I’m back in her queue for the variations of the covers. Once those are done, the KDP and Nook editions of the five books with new covers will go live. I’m hoping it’ll be before the end of the year, but she’s busy and I want the Dangerous covers, too. 🙂

The Best Man, first in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella ArdentFourth – I’m trying an experiment at Instafreebie. This portal allows readers to get free reads, usually in exchange for subscribing to the author’s newsletter. From now through December 4, you can download a free copy of The Best Man at Instafreebie right here. On December 5, I’ll have to decide whether or not to continue there after my experiment. If you do grab a copy, I’d appreciate you leaving a review online, at Goodreads, your blog or FB, or any other portal. Thanks!

Fifth – in 2017, the Phoenix novellas will get new covers, as so will the Phoenix Collections. (I haven’t published Marked because it’ll be easier to just publish it once, when the new covers are done.) I’m plotting out the culmination of that series, so all the covers can match and the series can be finished in 2017. There will be nine novellas altogether in the Phoenix series, and three collections. The titles are going to change slightly, but if you’ve already bought them, the new editions will be downloadable at your portal of choice as updates. Note that when the new covers are done and published, those cute little mini-books from Createspace will disappear forever. Collect them now if you like them!

Sixth – This is the tease. 🙂 As well as continuing the Euphoria series, I’m sketching out two new series to launch next year. One is called The Men of the Plume and you can guess who is going to get his HEA as part of that series. The other series is still a secret. More about those as we get through this list and they come closer to publication.

Phew. There are my plans for the year ahead. I hope you’ll be reading along with me!

New Covers for The Plume

I have new covers for the Plume series to share with you. I hope you love them as much as I do!

They’ll be rolling out at the various portals by the end of November. If you’ve bought the digital books before, you should be able to download the new edition as an update from your portal of choice.

The Plume: The First Collection, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent   The Plume: The Second Collection, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent   The Plume: The Third Collection, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent   The Plume: The Complete Collection, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent

What do you think?

New Covers for The Wedding Series

The first batch of new covers are done! I just love these covers, and hope you do, too.

They’ll be rolling out at the various portals over the next week or so.

The Best Man, first in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella Ardent Always a Bridesmaid, second in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella Ardent Forever Bound, third in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella Ardent

You are invited to a wedding…

• where a mysterious lover fulfills the Maid of Honor’s naughty fantasy—and makes his own dream come true…

• where a bridesmaid seduces a guest to challenge his expectations—and finds true love in the most unlikely of places…

• where the groom has second thoughts until the bride changes the rules—and they find a happily-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams.