Ella Ardent

Biography

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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Books

Claimed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Reid knows the perfect way to celebrate his anniversary with Kendra, by making her deepest fantasy come true and that of her best friend, Stevie. As Stevie explores secret fantasies with Hunter, the bad boy rock star she’s adored for years, Kendra’s defiance finds opportunity at The Phoenix. Will both couples find their happily-ever-after, or will naughty games jeopardize their shared futures?
Sold
Series: The Phoenix, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,980. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Athena offers Steele a night of passion, only to have him confess his love. The dominatrix knows there's no place for such tender emotions in the her life—until she learns that Steele has chosen to pose as a slave at a notorious auction. Worse, he's done it to catch her old adversary, the Count. Athena knows she has to intervene, but how much will she risk to ensure Steele's safety?
The Plume: The Complete Series
Series: The Plume. Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 292,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This digital bundle includes all nine novellas in the Plume Series, following Joanna's adventure from her first visit to the private BDSM club to her happily-ever-after.
Tales from The Phoenix: The First Collection
Series: The Phoenix. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,990. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, 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.
Haunted
Series: The Phoenix, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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...
Hunted
Series: The Phoenix, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,390. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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.
Harnessed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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.
Revealed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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.
Dangerous: The Complete Erotic Romance
Series: Dangerous, Book 10. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 172,120. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Sometimes fantasy is the most deadly game of all... 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 was previously serialized and now is available in a single volume.
D: Part 1 of Dangerous
Series: Dangerous, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,240. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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. Part 1: D In which Reid makes an acquisition. . . Dangerous is an erotic romance, published in nine installments. The complete book will be available in December.
The Plume: The Third Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 12. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 107,950. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
In this culmination of Joanna's romantic and sensual adventure, she takes a chance to put her relationship with Mike on solid ground and captures his heart all over again. They independently plan one final surprise for each other, which just proves to them both that their match is made in heaven. Included are Flashback, Switch and Celebration.
Celebration
Series: The Plume, Book 11. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,070. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A hot romance in nine installments... Joanna and Mike decide to get married and take a chance on trust—even though Joanna’s newest idea is causing Mike some concern. Can she reassure him before the big day? Meanwhile, Rex finds new hope in unexpected places, even before he’s presented with a gift that will both thrill and challenge him, and the members of the Plume rejoice in good news.
Switch
Series: The Plume, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,880. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A hot romance in nine installments... Joanna gives Mike a lesson he won't soon forget, only to discover that he's made plans for the future that don't include her. Can she change his mind before he moves across the country? Can Mike convince Joanna to accept a compromise that might satisfy them both? Or has her time with Eric made her less submissive than he'd like? #8 in the Plume Series.
The Wedding Anthology
Series: The Wedding, Book 4. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,980. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,300. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, 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?
Flashback
Series: The Plume, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A hot romance in nine parts... With the Plume in ashes, Mike and Joanna and Master Rex find their futures shaped by their respective pasts. Will Rex move past his infatuation with Joanna to find true love? Can Joanna find a way to recapture Mike's passion and regain his love—even with the assistance of an unlikely ally like Eric?
The Plume: The Second Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 8. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Welcome to the Plume – where members are bound by desire and fantasies come true… This volume includes the second three novellas in Joanna's adventure of sensual awakening and her journey to happily-ever-after. After her relationship with Mike becomes richer and more fulfilling, the pursuit of a fantasy puts their romantic future in jeopardy. Included are Deception, Exhibition and Exposure.
Exposure
Series: The Plume, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,920. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00)
A hot romance in nine installments... The scene with Eric and Joanna shreds Mike’s heart—when he leaves, seemingly forever, can Joanna ever make things right with him again? Meanwhile, at the Plume, Master Rex and his partner Athena argue over the future, only to see their greatest accomplishment destroyed.
Always A Bridesmaid
Series: The Wedding, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, 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
Exhibition
Series: The Plume, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,760. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A public exhibition of his photographs is Master Rex’s dream come true, but his partner fears the aftermath: will this display of photographs taken inside the club expose the Plume's membership to new possibilities - or peril? Meanwhile, Mike introduces Joanna to his friend Eric to fulfill her fantasy of being shared, only to have second thoughts. Will the cost of Joanna's fantasy be Mike's love?
The Plume: The First Anthology
Series: The Plume, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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Welcome to The Plume, a private club where members are bound by their desires — and their fantasies come true. In this first third of Joanna's sensual and romantic adventure, she finds temptation under the tutelage of Master Rex and unexpected love with Mike. Which will she chose, and which will ensure her future happiness - and satisfaction? Included are Submission, Surrender and Seduction.
Deception
Series: The Plume, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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Master Rex is enticed by Louise's suggestion that he exhibit his photographs, all taken inside the Plume. He's less tempted by Louise herself, who sneaks into the private club to pursue her own desires. When Joanna hears of Rex's plan, she's afraid that he'll include the photographs he's taken of her. How far will Joanna go to protect her reputation? Will she risk even her relationship with Mike?
Seduction
Series: The Plume, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A hot romance in nine installments... Joanna and Mike embark on a sensual adventure together, exploring each other's fantasies and desires as they fall deeper in love. Can they fulfill their secret desires in private—or will the allure of the Plume and its pleasures prove too potent to resist? Or will Joanna's enthusiastic room mate, Louise, put their future happiness at risk?
Surrender
Series: The Plume, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,120. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A Hot Romance in Nine Installments...When Mike learns that the delicious Joanna intends to surrender to Master Rex at the Plume to be educated as a sex slave, he knows he has to protect her. He'll do whatever is necessary to get back inside the club he vowed to leave forever. But Master Rex and his partner Athena have surprises for both Mike and Joanna, including one that will change their lives.
Submission
Series: The Plume, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,880. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A hot romance in nine installments... Lifestyle reporter Joanna is prepared to do whatever is necessary to learn what happens inside the notorious private club known as the Plume - even join as a sex slave. She doesn't expect to be excited by the sensual games played by Master Rex, to have her own desires awakened - or to have her fantasies about her gorgeous co-worker Mike become much hotter.

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