Peek at a Cover

Tales from the Phoenix: The Second Collection by Ella ArdentHere’s the new cover for Tales of the Phoenix: The Second Collection, which will be published in September.

Like most of the anthologies, the cover looks better in print. It has the covers for the included stories (Haunted, Sold, and Claimed) on the back cover. (And yes, this means I’m working on Marked.)

There’s only a pre-order link at Amazon so far, because I’ve been working on the print edition. I’ll get the other links up soon and share them then.

September 20 is the day.

 

The Plume on Sale

I realized this past weekend that it’s been two years since I wrote Submission, the first erotic novella in The Plume Series. Wow! The past two years have been quite the ride!

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To celebrate that – and to thank you all for your support – it seemed appropriate to have a sale. So, for a limited time, ALL Plume novellas are priced at 99 cents, and the digital editions of all three Plume anthologies are priced at $2.99. (This doesn’t extend to the print editions.) I’ve changed the prices on Kobo, Smashwords and Amazon – they might take a few days to perk through to Apple and other portals.

Enjoy! And please share the news with your friends and fellow readers. 🙂

Questions for You

I’ve been hearing a lot about audio editions of books, and have been wondering whether I should venture into this new realm. There are lots of pros and cons, as well as decisions to be made. I’m thinking about the Plume anthologies, which are a bit challenging because there are so many characters. My inclination is to find a male narrator with a nice deep voice and possibly a British accent – not because he’d sound like any of the characters but because he’d sound like none of them (and thus a narrator). I could be way off base, though, and audio books aren’t cheap to make or buy.

So, I’ll ask you!

Do you listen to audio books that are erotica?

Do you prefer male or female narrators?

What about accents? Do you prefer British or American accents?

Tell me what you think!

The Plume: The Third Anthology

The Plume: The Third Anthology by Ella Ardent

The Third Anthology of The Plume

This anthology includes the last three novellas in this series: FLASHBACK, SWITCH and CELEBRATION. It’s available in both a digital edition and a trade paperback.

Available from Amazon.
Available from All Romance eBooks.
Available from Barnes and Noble.
Available from Createspace.
Available from KOBO.
Available from Smashwords.
Also available digitally from Apple and Sony.

Wet and Wild Blog Hop

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Welcome to stop #59 on the Wet and Wild Blog Hop!

Water is sensuous. Water feels good and it looks good—and making love in the water can be incredible. Showers are a natural place for intimacy, especially if they’re built for it. The usual tub with a shower requires some creativity and works better in books than in real life. What would be the perfect shower? In my imagination, it’s be big, maybe six feet on a side. That leaves room to play and for more than two people. It would have a bench built in along one wall. It would need more than one overhead shower spray and maybe a few side ones. It would have one glass wall, with a mirror opposite—because eye candy is part of the fun. We’d need thick mat on the floor outside the shower, in case things continued after the hot water tank was run dry. And I’d want a heated floor for those sexy winter mornings.

Hmm. It seems I’m describing a smaller version of the shower at the Plume, a location of interest in Surrender! (Scroll down to see it. It’s the second story in the Plume Series.)

Beaches can be great places to play, too. (I always think of that scene from the movie From Here to Eternity, with Burt Lancaster, when I think of wild activities on the beach.) It’s the sand that troubles me—all that grit can’t be a good thing. Maybe one of those beach cabanas would be better. Sheltered from sun and wind, shady but with the ocean breezes blowing through, maybe located at an isolated location down the beach. A secret world. Hmm. Now I’m thinking of a scene in The Best Man, which takes place in a cabana.

Where’s your favorite place to get wet and wild? Tell me for your chance to win.

What can you win? Well, there’s a big list. Here we go:

1. Free Read!
Submission, first in the Plume Series of erotic novellas by Ella Ardent

The first erotica novella in The Plume Series is Submission, and it’s free right now at several portals. You can grab a copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. It should also be free at iTunes. That’s my gift to you for stopping by. 🙂

2. Special Offer!
The Wedding Anthology

To celebrate the Wet and Wild Blog Hop, The Wedding Anthology is on sale from now through the 22nd (that’s Wednesday) for just 99 cents. This anthology includes the three erotic romance novellas: The Best Man, Always a Bridesmaid and Forever Bound. It’s usually priced at $7.99. You can grab a copy at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and All Romance eBooks..

There are blog hop prizes, too!

3. Prize for this stop on the blog tour!

The Plume: The First Anthology by Ella Ardent

Right here on my blog, you can enter to win a signed trade paperback copy of The Plume: The First Anthology or The Wedding Anthology. Winner’s choice. The Plume: The First Anthology includes the first three erotic novellas in my Plume Series: Submission, Surrender and Seduction. The Wedding Anthology includes three linked erotic romances: The Best Man, Always a Bridesmaid and Forever Bound. All you have to do is comment on this post for a chance to win—for every twenty-five entries, I’ll add another prize. I’ll draw a winner on the morning of the 26th.
4. Enter to win the blog tour Grand Prize!

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Also, you can win a $100 gift card for Victoria’s Secret and some great digital reads by commenting on any post on the blog hop. The more often you comment, the better your chances of winning! Be sure to comment here and leave your email address. Then continue on the blog hop and comment on more blogs to increase your chances of winning.

Have fun and good luck!

Remember – tell me in your comment where you prefer to get wet and wild!

(BTW, if you haven’t commented here before, your comment will go to moderation. Don’t worry! I’ll approve it!)

A Tweak

The Wedding Anthology
I was reviewing the proof for the print edition of The Wedding Anthology and had a Eureka moment. The ending of Forever Bound had been bothering me a bit and I finally realized what had to be done.

ForeverBound2I’ve added about four lines to the end of Forever Bound. That revised edition was uploaded this morning to Amazon and Smashwords. It still has to be approved for premium distribution from Smashwords to other portals. Depending where you bought the book, you’ll either automatically get a notification of the new edition being available or you’ll need to ask for it.

Don’t scroll down if you haven’t read it yet, because there’s a SPOILER ALERT HERE.

Just in case you can’t stand waiting, those lines are:

“You’re just in a hurry to get tied down,” Ryan teased and Jess laughed.
“Maybe I am. Do you have any problems with that?”
“Not one,” he said with finality, then kissed her with a sweet heat that made their friends and family break into loud applause.
They were forever bound, and that sounded exactly right to Jess.

 

Where’s Rex?

Just a quickie update for you impatient readers out there! I’m working on SWITCH and hoping to have it done by the middle of the month – give me a week and I’ll either update you again or give you buy links.

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In the meantime, what do you think of the cover? I really like it!