The Best Man in Audio

Do you like to listen to books? My books are becoming available in audio editions with A.I. narration. They’re more like readings, but this also means the prices are lower than for audiobooks with human narrators. These audio editions will be available at GooglePlay and KOBO only, at least for the moment.

We’re starting with The Wedding Series.

The Best Man, book one of The Wedding series of contemporary romance novellas by Ella Ardent, audio edition.

He made her secret fantasies come true…

Christine has always been in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jake. The fact that she’s maid of honor and he’s best man at Jess’s Caribbean wedding means that they’ll be thrown together repeatedly for the week of the festivities. Christine takes a chance and tells Jake about her secret and naughty fantasy, hoping he’ll take the challenge of fulfilling her dreams. Jake has always wanted Christine to be more than his ‘other baby sister’ but doesn’t want to lose her friendship. He can’t believe his luck when she admits her sexy dream—and nothing will stand in the way of him making it come true.

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Submission Free – and The New Project

This morning, Submission is free at Amazon.com as well as all the other portals.

In other news, I wrote another 5000 words on that new project yesterday. I still don’t know how long it will be when it’s done or how I’ll publish it (in one volume or several) but the file is getting bigger. I love this story and can’t wait to share it with you. This time, though, the book will be completely finished before I put up a pre-order for even a part of it. Stay tuned!

Submission, book one of The Plume, a serialized contemporary romance by Ella Ardent

Submission

Passion is awakened when Joanna surrenders to temptation at The Plume…

Lifestyle reporter Joanna is prepared to do whatever is necessary to learn what happens inside the notorious private club known as The Plume—even go undercover and join. Plunged into a world of mystery and sensation, Joanna finds her own secret desires awakened, giving her an insatiable need for more. How far will she go to experience more of the pleasure commanded by the mysterious Rex? How will her taste of forbidden pleasures affect her attraction to her daredevil co-worker, Mike?


Submission Going Free at Amazon

I republished Submission at Amazon this month and asked them to match the free price at other portals. I’d published the three Plume collections there instead of the nine installments, but thought it would be better to have a free series starter. (We’ll see!) Right now, Amazon has matched the free price in UK, CA and AU. I had asked them to make the book free in the US but they haven’t done it yet. It’s already free at other portals, so if you’re in the US, keep an eye on it.

Submission, book one of The Plume, a serialized contemporary romance by Ella Ardent

Submission

Passion is awakened when Joanna surrenders to temptation at The Plume…

Lifestyle reporter Joanna is prepared to do whatever is necessary to learn what happens inside the notorious private club known as The Plume—even go undercover and join. Plunged into a world of mystery and sensation, Joanna finds her own secret desires awakened, giving her an insatiable need for more. How far will she go to experience more of the pleasure commanded by the mysterious Rex? How will her taste of forbidden pleasures affect her attraction to her daredevil co-worker, Mike?


Smashwords Sale

Smashwords is hosting their annual Read An Ebook sale, from today through March 12. You’ll find several of my books discounted at Smashwords for the sale.

Dangerous, a romance by Ella Ardent
Dangerous
The Plume, The First Collection by Ella Ardent
The Plume: The First Collection
The Wedding, the complete series, by Ella Ardent
The Wedding

Dangerous is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99US right here.

The Plume: The First Collection is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99US right here.

The Wedding is reduced from $9.99 to $7.49US right here.

These prices are only at Smashwords through March 12.

Submission, book one of The Plume, a serialized contemporary romance by Ella Ardent
Submission
Revealed, book one of the Plume series by Ella Ardent
Revealed
Seduced, book one of Dangerous, a romance by Ella Ardent
Seduced
The Beast Man, book one of the Wedding series of contemporary romances by Ella Ardent
The Best Man

You’ll also find Seduced, Submission and Revealed free at all portals and The Best Man discounted to 99cents at Apple and Smashwords.

Happy shopping!

A Story Stirs

Things have been quiet here. Like many authors, I’ve been struggling with creating in the time of Covid-19. It seems that I need more mingling and chatting to write my books, which I didn’t realize before. I have many (many!) projects started but most of them fade to silence after a chapter or two. Maybe my characters need the stimulation of parties and clubs, of interacting with other people, of my visiting galleries and shops, just to inspire their stories.

That said, there’s a story that’s been haunting me the past few weeks. A woman and a man, coming to an arrangement. A woman with fantasies and a man who can fulfill them – if she dares to trust. I put off writing it, because I thought it, too, would fade to silence like the others once I began. But these characters are made of sterner stuff and they’re hanging on, talking on through the night so that I have to write down their story.

This is exciting, but there are challenges ahead. My editor has moved on to other endeavors. I’m not sure about my cover artist. I’m going to get this book written (fingers crossed) then see who I can find to help me get it published.

In the meantime, cross your fingers for me – and maybe your toes! I love this story so far, a story of seduction and awakening, and (of course) happily-ever-after. I hope I can get it done so you can read it. 🙂

Oops

I’ve been uploading Dangerous to Radish and discovered a mistake in the book file for Shattered: in the course of creating the current edition, Chapter One in that volume was moved to be Chapter Three.

Shattered, book two of Dangerous, a romance by Ella Ardent
Shattered
Book Two of Dangerous

The software that I use to format my ebook interiors is very efficient at renumbering chapters – you can move them around and they will always be numbered sequentially. The problem is that if you move a chapter by accident, it’s very hard to see what you’ve done, because – hey presto – it’s immediately renumbered.

Uploading to Radish means breaking the book into shorter episodes, and it often means that I read along as I go, remembering the story. That’s why I saw that it didn’t make sense as it was. I also evidently picked up an older version of the book file which had some typos. (Stellar day, all around, as you can see.) I fixed the file for Radish, then fixed the ebook interior of Shattered and reloaded it at the other portals.

Dangerous, a romance by Ella Ardent
Dangerous
The Complete Romance

This also affected the ebook interior for Dangerous: The Complete Romance. (Because with that formatting software, it’s very easy to compile the individual books, then just drag and drop them into a new file to create a boxed set or bundle.)

So, if you’ve bought either of those books, you’ll want to download the updated versions. I’ve asked Amazon to push out the new editions since they don’t do that automatically, and I hope that they decide it’s sufficiently important for them to do.

This also reminded me that I hadn’t uploaded and approved the revised files for the print edition of Dangerous or The Plume Complete (I had to add the hyphen to my website url on the covers and inside) so I’ve done that at Amazon and they’re processing now. I’ll add buy links when they’re live.

Free Steamy Romance Reads

This month, I’m participating in a multi-author BookFunnel promotion featuring free steamy romance reads. When you sign up for the author newsletters, you can download a free read! You’ll find The Best Man on the landing page, as well as a lot of other steamy romances.

Visit the landing page and find your next hot read!

Newsletter Schedule

I’m going to send my newsletter monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month. This month (February) it went out on the 9th. Next month (March), it’s scheduled to be delivered on the 9th, too. It goes out at 5PM and should be delivered by time zones. That time might change – I’ll see what time you all open it and adjust as necessary.

Your email service might put it in your Promotions folder or mark it as spam, so knowing the date means you know when to look for it.

Since I’m busy writing but don’t have a cover or pre-order to share with you yet, next month’s newsletter includes a free read for subscribers.

If you haven’t subscribed, sign up for my newsletter to be sure you get that book along with my news.