Ella Ardent


Ella Ardent is a happily married writer with an active imagination.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Phoenix series evolved out of my Plume series. The Plume was a private BDSM club and I wrote 9 stories set there, following a group of characters on their erotic and amorous adventures. We started by meeting Joanna (in Submission) when she entered the club for the first time, and ended with Joanna getting her HEA with Mike (in Celebration). Joanna's journey framed the story, but along the way, there were other characters with their own stories - the owners of the club, Rex and Athena, for example - along with the rise and fall of the club itself. At the end of Celebration (spoiler alert!), the Plume was no more.

BUT Athena and Rex were still only happy-for-now, and I wasn't done with the games people played at the Plume. Athena suggested in Celebration that she and Rex should establish a new club called the Phoenix. The Phoenix would continue the business of fulfilling client fantasies, but do so at multiple locations around the globe. The party in Celebration occurs when the new plans are unveiled to all the Plume clients. The Phoenix begins with Revealed, then continues with the current release, Harnessed. Next up is Hunted, and then Haunted. I'm enjoying the challenge of building a new organization and network of characters, as well as exploring different fantasies. The books all are erotic, but include romantic elements. Some of them are romances.
What is your writing process?
I write daily. I begin by editing what I wrote the day before. That refreshes the story in my mind. Then I write more new scenes, as many as I can. Repeat, repeat, repeat, until the story is done. Once in a while, I'll write the ending before getting to it, but usually I write from beginning to end, one scene at a time.
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Where to find Ella Ardent online


Tales from The Phoenix: The First Collection
Series: The Phoenix. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,130. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Welcome to The Phoenix, an international private BDSM club, risen from the ashes of The Plume. Once again, all erotic fantasies are possible and secret desires can be fulfilled. This collection includes the first three erotic romances in The Phoenix Series: Revealed, Harnessed and Hunted. It is also available in a trade paperback edition.
Series: The Phoenix, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Amy has to prove herself to Rex and Athena by figuring out how to fulfill some fantasies that appear to be impossible: she starts with Caitlyn’s desire to have one last night with her dead lover, Luke. Amy has it all planned out, but she’s not counting on Luke’s buddy, Zach, much less his fantasies that feature Caitlyn. Meanwhile, Steele tries to win his way back into Athena’s affections...
Series: The Phoenix, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,380. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Shara has always dreamed of being hunted—by three men and used by the captor for his pleasure. As a birthday present to herself, she arranges to have her fantasy fulfilled on the private island run by The Phoenix. But Shara isn’t counting on the fantasies of the men she’s selected, much less that each will interpret the rules in his own way. The game begins early—and may continue long afterward.
Series: The Phoenix, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Josh is a successful musician who has lost his ability to compose. In search of the music he used to hear, he decides to be a human pony for a week at the Phoenix’s new private island, Windswept. He’s not expecting to find the experience so rich and satisfying, much less to find his muse in Elise, a woman just as determined as he to explore her own fantasies—no matter what the cost.
Series: The Phoenix, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Athena and Rex are prepared to launch their new club, The Phoenix, when an audacious computer science student insists their systems have been hacked. That would be shocking enough for Rex, even if she wasn’t the younger sister of the woman who filled his fantasies for years. When he learns that Amy wants to trade her expertise for a job at the The Phoenix, Rex recognizes an offer he can't refuse.
The Plume: The Third Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 12. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,880. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Welcome to the Plume, where members are bound by desire and fantasies come true... This anthology includes the final three erotica novellas in the Plume Series: Flashback, Switch and Celebration. This anthology is also available in a print edition.
Series: The Plume, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,110. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Debts are settled and new beginnings are launched in this culmination of the Plume Series. Athena plans a party to celebrate her new venture. Joanna and Mike will be getting married, even if Joanna’s newest idea is causing Mike some concern. Rex finds new hope in unexpected places, even before he’s given a gift that will both thrill and challenge him in the years ahead. #9 of The Plume Series.
Series: The Plume, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,930. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Rex decides to make a new beginning, before he’s tempted all over again. Athena exacts her vengeance upon the Count, then embarks on a new adventure. Joanna teaches Mike a lesson and learns more than she anticipated. Mike is determined to save his relationship with Joanna, never realizing just how much less submissive she’s become. #8 in the Plume Series.
The Wedding Anthology
Series: The Wedding, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,980. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
You are invited to a wedding… • where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy – and makes his own dream come true… • where a heartbroken woman discovers true love – in the most unlikely of places… • where the bride and groom have second thoughts – but find an HEA beyond their wildest dreams. Includes the three erotic romance novellas: The Best Man, Always A Bridesmaid and Forever Bound.
Forever Bound
Series: The Wedding, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Jessica and Ryan's engagement seems like a match made in heaven and their island wedding a dream come true. But will Jess's desire for the perfect wedding - and the stress of everything going wrong - drive them apart? Or can Ryan's determination to marry the woman he loves save the day?
Series: The Plume, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
With the Plume in ashes, the members find their futures shaped by their respective pasts. Will Rex move past his infatuation with Joanna to find true love? Can Joanna and Mike save their relationship - or is there no going back after their experiment in fulfilling fantasies? If Athena relives her past, will she choose a life with the Count - or will she demand more of him than he can offer?
The Plume: The Second Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,960. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
This anthology contains the second three erotic novellas in the Plume Series: DECEPTION, EXHIBITION and EXPOSURE. It is also available in a print edition.
Series: The Plume, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Everything is going awry at the Plume for its members. The Count reveals secrets of the past to Athena, then asks her to leave with him. Does she dare to return to the man who once broke her heart? Will Joanna’s fantasy of being sexually shared by two men ruin the reality of her relationship with Mike? When betrayal puts the future of the Plume in doubt, does Rex dare to take a chance on trust?
Always A Bridesmaid
Series: The Wedding, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,620. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Fiona has been happy to always be a bridesmaid: she loves short term relationships and too much variety to commit to one man. Kade is as different from her usual boy toys as a man can be, but there’s something about him that excites Fiona. Can she satisfy her attraction to him without him changing her mind about commitment? Or will one taste of Kade just leave Fiona hungry for more?
The Best Man
Series: The Wedding, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
You are invited to a wedding... • where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy - and finds his own dream come true. • where a disappointed woman finds true love - in the most unlikely of places. • where the bride and groom have second thoughts - but discover a happy-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams. Book #1 is The Best Man
Series: The Plume, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
An exhibition of his photographs in a prestigious art gallery is Rex’s dream come true, but it comes with a hook: it's a joint show with Louise's sculpture exhibit. Rex doesn’t want anything to do with his provocative former slave, but Louise proves to have a talent for getting under his skin. Will this exhibition expose the Plume and its membership to new possibilities - or peril?
The Plume: The First Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,570. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Welcome to The Plume, a private club where members are bound by their desires — and their fantasies come true. This anthology contains the first three erotic novellas in the Plume series: Submission Seduction and Surrender
Series: The Plume, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Welcome to the Plume – where members are bound by desire and fantasies come true… Novella #4 in the ongoing erotic adventures at the Plume, a private sex club.
Seduction (Erotic Novella)
Series: The Plume, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,160. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Joanna and Mike have discovered that they share a taste for bondage as well as a yearning for a committed relationship. Can they build a future together that fulfills their secret desires - or will the allure of the Plume and its pleasures prove too potent to resist? Meanwhile, it’s Christmas at the Plume and Rex is making wishes come true for the club members - those who were nice and naughty.
Surrender (Erotic Novella)
Series: The Plume, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,150. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Joanna returns to the Plume and its forbidden pleasures, surrendering to the Dungeon as a willing slave. Mike also returns to the Plume, hoping to protect Joanna in the place he knows so very well. Neither are planning on the Master's interference.
Submission (Erotic Novella)
Series: The Plume, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,960. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Lifestyle reporter Joanna is prepared to do whatever is necessary to get the story about the notorious private club known as the Plume - even apply for membership. Rex will do anything to protect his club and the privacy of his membership - and he isn't averse to teaching Joanna a lesson about curiosity - and control. They both get more than expected when Joanna's own secret desires are revealed.

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