Sold and Claimed

Sold, an Erotic Romance by Ella Ardent

I’m putting up the pre-orders this week for Sold, book #5 of The Phoenix, and Claimed, book #6 of The Phoenix. They’re available for pre-order at Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo and Amazon.

Sold will go on sale January 19, 2016. The book is just about done and I would have liked to have made it available sooner. But editing and formatting take longer than they used to, plus many of the portals shut down through the holidays and don’t post new content then. We might make it, but we might not—and if there’s an issue, there will be no one to contact. So, I figured it would be less stressful to release the book in the new year, to leave time for the inevitable backlog to be processed at the portals, and avoid panic.

You might notice that the description has changed. It turned out that I had the wrong end of this story, which was partly why I stalled out last year. It couldn’t be written that way. Once I found the flaw in my thinking, the storyline sorted itself out—almost like magic—and the book has fallen out of my fingertips. Writing like this is just wonderful, and such a relief!

Claimed, an Erotic Romance by Ella Ardent

Claimed will go on sale March 22. It’s flowing as well, so there are no fears of cancellation this time. (I always knew this story!) The main characters in this story are Kendra and Reid from Dangerous—Rex helps them to take their relationship to a new level.

After that, we’ll have the second Phoenix collection, and a new project from a new series that I think you’ll like. (This is part of that collaboration I mentioned earlier—I’ll tell you more about it once I have the covers.) There will be three more Phoenix novellas to complete that series, but the publication schedule is still in the works.

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.

Apple and Kobo

Just to keep you up to date, Part 8: U of Dangerous is currently in its final edits. I expect it to be published on time this week. I’m just finishing up Part 9: S, so it will be published on time, too, then the full book will be formatted and loaded for pre-orders.

This week’s snag (there have been so many!) is that both Kobo and Apple are closing their portals to new content for two weeks starting this Friday. It’s possible (but a long shot) that U will slip through in time at Apple, but S definitely won’t. If you shop at Apple, expect both books to become available later in January. (I have to believe they’ll have a big backlog to work through once they come back.)

Kobo has finally caught up with everyone else, and the first seven installments are now available there, but again, I doubt that U and S will be available before the middle of January at that portal.

If you can’t stand the wait, the books will be available on time at Amazon, All Romance eBooks and Smashwords.

Now you know all that I know!

More on Dangerous

As promised, here’s my update on Dangerous.

The installments are starting to be uploaded. The series will launch on October 10, then there will be weekly installments after that. I’m trying something new this time and finishing the whole series before making any of it available. There should be pre-orders on many portals for you, and everything published before the series launches. No waiting on me this time!

The installments are longer than I’d expected them to be, which is why we’re in October instead of August. They’re still priced at 99 cents. The full book will be on sale December 23.

There are more details on the page for Dangerous. I’ll add links as they go live.

Here we go!

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.

Dangerous, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent

Dangerous is a darker erotic romance, which will be serialized in nine weekly installments. The installments will subsequently be gathered into a book that will be available in both a trade paperback and a digital edition in December.

Coming October 10:

D, the first installment of Dangerous, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent