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! 🙂

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 Weekend Sale

The Wedding Anthology by Ella Ardent

This weekend, my book The Wedding Anthology is on sale for just 99 cents. It’s usually $7.99. This anthology includes all three erotic romance novellas in The Wedding series: The Best Man, Always a Bridesmaid and Forever Bound.

You can find it at the sale price at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and All Romance eBooks. (If it’s not there right this minute, it’s in process.)

The sale only lasts until Wednesday, so don’t miss out!