Dangerous Republished

Dangerous is available again at some portals. It’ll be in wide distribution: I’m working on the other distribution avenues. Right now, you can find it at Kobo, Amazon and a few other portals.

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 taste for 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.

Seduced available at
Amazon.com
Kobo
Books2Read Universal Link

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?

Shattered available at
Amazon.com
Kobo
Books2Read Universal Link

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?

Satisfied available at
Amazon.com
Kobo
Books2Read Universal Link

Dangerous: The Complete RomanceFantasy can be the most deadly game of all…

When a woman with a hunger for risk challenges a man who needs to possess, nothing can quench the passion that sparks between them—except a secret from the past, one that will seal their fates together forever or destroy them both.

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.

Dangerous: The Complete Romance available at
Amazon.com
Kobo
Books2Read Universal LInk

 

New Books2Read Universal Links

Here’s another solution to finding my books in your Amazon store, if you’re living outside of the US. I’ve added Books2Read Universal links to the book pages. I’m quite impressed with these, actually.

When you click the Books2Read link for a book, like The Best Man, here on my site, you’ll be directed to a landing page. In this case, that landing page is right here. In case you don’t feel like clicking, it looks like this:

Books2Read landing page for The Best Man by Ella Ardent

Of course, the book is only shown as being available for Kindle, because it’s enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. If it was available at other stores, their logos would all be displayed in a row.

If you click that link, Books2Read will direct you to the book page in your local Amazon store (UK, CA, DE, whatever) based upon the location of your internet service provider (ISP). It redirects, exactly as Amazon does not. How cool is that? Also, Books2Read will remember your preferred store and take you directly there when you click on their link in future, on this site or any others.

So, you can use the Amazon.com link for the US store and the Books2Read universal link for all other Amazon stores.

I also end up with a landing page for ALL of my books through this service: Ella Ardent.

On another note, I added links for the print editions of the Plume anthologies to the site. Amazon is rejecting the cover for the Wedding collection and also the one for the complete Plume, so I’m hoping my designer can sort it out. This is weird, because they were fine before, but we’ll get it solved.

Into Kindle Unlimited

As of today, the Wedding series and the Plume series are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited! If you’re a subscriber, you can read both series free. If you aren’t a subscriber, the three novellas in the Wedding series have all been discounted to 99 cents.

These are Amazon.com links:

The Plume: The First Collection, an erotic romance by Ella ArdentAlways a Bridesmaid

The Best Man

Forever Bound

The Wedding

The Plume: The First Collection

The Plume: The Second Collection

The Plume: The Third Collection

The Plume: The Complete Collection

Always a Bridesmaid, second in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella ArdentIf you live in a territory with its own Amazon store, you can change the link to redirect. (Yes, Amazon should do this automatically, but they don’t.) The ASIN (that’s the number that starts with a B) is unique to each product and works in all Amazon stores where that product is available. (My books are available in all markets.) So, you can change the link.

Here’s the link for Always a Bridesmaid at Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Always-Bridesmaid-Wedding-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07KT9Z3P8

If you’re in Canada, just change the url from .com to .ca, like this:
https://www.amazon.ca/Always-Bridesmaid-Wedding-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07KT9Z3P8

If you’re in the UK, change the url from .com to .co.uk, like this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Always-Bridesmaid-Wedding-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07KT9Z3P8

The reviews don’t appear to have linked up with the new editions, unfortunately, but there are still reviews on Goodreads. Next up, I need to reformat the ebook interiors for my other books and get them onto Amazon. The Phoenix needs new covers, too. Everything will go into KU this time, so stay tuned.

Kindle Unlimited

Always a Bridesmaid, second in The Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella ArdentI’ve been quiet for a while, busy working the day job, but am taking another look at my books. They’ve been available exclusively at KOBO for the past year, but now are being reloaded at Amazon. I’m going to enroll them in Kindle Unlimited once they become unavailable everywhere else. (Books have to be exclusive to Amazon to be in Kindle Unlimited.) That will probably happen in December, and I’ll let you know when they go into KU.

In the meantime, I have some work to do! The links are changing from the old versions. (Surprise!) This means that the links inside the ebooks won’t work until I update them this week. I’ll reformat the other titles before uploading them now that I know this is happening.

You can find these titles at Amazon for purchase today:
Always a Bridesmaid

The Best Man

Forever Bound

The Wedding

The Plume: The First Collection, an erotic romance by Ella ArdentThe Plume: The First Collection

The Plume: The Second Collection

The Plume: The Third Collection

The Plume: The Complete Collection

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!