Ella Ardent

Biography

I’m Ella Ardent and I love stories of passion, romance and happily-ever-after. I’ve been writing and publishing my stories since 2011 when Rex appeared in my imagination and launched my publishing adventure. When I’m not writing or dreaming about my stories, I’m planning trips, trying new recipes or dancing barefoot with my husband.

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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Series

Tales from Euphoria
Tales from Euphoria is a series of romances and fairy-tale-retellings set in a fictional medieval kingdom. Each book is a romance and features an HEA, but the books should be read in order. Ultimately, there will be five books in the series.
Her Dark Prince
Price: $3.99 USD.
His Lost Princess
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Phoenix
A series of contemporary romances set in the private club, The Phoenix - where guests check in to explore their passion and pleasure, but find unexpected love, as well.
Revealed
Price: Free!
Harnessed
Price: $3.99 USD.
Hunted
Price: $3.99 USD.
Haunted
Price: $3.99 USD.
Sold
Price: $3.99 USD.
Claimed
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dangerous
Fantasy can be 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.
Seduced
Price: Free!
Shattered
Price: $3.99 USD.
Satisfied
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Plume Collections
The nine individually published novallas in the Plume Series have been gathered into collections, each including three novellas. Together, the nine installments tell of the romance between Joanna and Mike, as well as following a number of continuing characters at the Plume. The first novella, Submission, is available as a free read. Pick up the story with these characters in The Phoenix Series.
The Plume
The Plume is a serialized romance with a love triangle (and a happy ending), published in nine novellas. The novellas should be read in order. The series is also available in print and ebook in three collections (of three novellas each) as well as in a single volume.
Submission
Price: Free!
Surrender
Price: $3.99 USD.
Seduction
Price: $3.99 USD.
Deception
Price: $3.99 USD.
Exhibition
Price: $3.99 USD.
Exposure
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Wedding
The Wedding is a series of novellas, each including a complete romance with an HEA. All three stories are set at Jess and Ryan's destination wedding, and they should be read in order. The series is also available in a collection, which includes all three novellas.
The Best Man
Price: Free!
Always A Bridesmaid
Price: $3.99 USD.
Forever Bound
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

His Lost Princess
Series: Tales from Euphoria. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Can Charming win his Bride? Royce discovers his legacy and falls in love with a mysterious maiden at his coming-of-age ball. When morning comes, the lady has vanished, and he learns that his newfound status as crown prince will be secured with an arranged marriage. But Royce wants only his mysterious maiden as his bride. Can he find her before all that was found is lost again?
Haunted
Series: The Phoenix, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,360. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Will the ghosts of the past keep Caitlyn and Zach from happily-ever-after? 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.
Claimed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,000. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Reid knows the perfect way to celebrate his anniversary with Kendra, by making her dream come true as well as 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 spark of defiance finds opportunity for expression at The Phoenix.
Sold
Series: The Phoenix, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Athena offers Steele a night of her undivided attention, only to have him startle her with a confession of love. There’s no place for such tender emotions in Athena’s life—or so she thinks until she learns that Steele has chosen to pose as a slave at a rival club’s notorious auction. Athena knows she has to intervene and buy Steele herself, but how much will she risk to ensure his safety?
Hunted
Series: The Phoenix, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Shara has always dreamed of being hunted—by three men of her choice, and used by the captor for his pleasure. As a birthday present to herself, she arranges to have her fantasy fulfilled on the private Caribbean 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.
Harnessed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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. His hope is that the captivity and routine, as well as being inaccessible to others, will still the chaos of his thoughts. He’s not expecting to find his muse in Elise...
Revealed
Series: The Phoenix, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,800. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
From the ashes of the Plume rises a new temptation… Athena and Rex are prepared to launch the first two locations of their new club, The Phoenix, when an audacious computer science student insists their systems have been hacked. When Rex learns Amy wants to trade her expertise for special training at The Phoenix, Rex recognizes an offer he can’t refuse.
Satisfied
Series: Dangerous, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Kendra and Reid recover their trust in each other, only to be challenged again. The body of Reid’s estranged wife is found and he becomes a suspect in her murder. Kendra believes in Reid’s innocence—and is determined to prove it—even as the true villain’s carefully-laid plans come to fruition. Even if they solve the puzzle in time to save Kendra, will their love survive the ordeal?
Shattered
Series: Dangerous, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,570. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Reid has never been so enthralled with a woman as he is with Kendra. He’s sure nothing will convince him to let her go—until he discovers that she’s deliberately broken his rules. Releasing her nearly kills Reid, though he knows her choice means their game has no future. What he doesn’t realize is that his choice will leave Kendra undefended. Will Reid discover his mistake in time?
Seduced
Series: Dangerous, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Kendra can’t believe her luck when her sexy new boss offers her the job as his very personal assistant. Reid believes it won’t take long to teach beautiful Kendra Jones a lesson, but her enthusiasm is both unexpected and seductive. As Reid and Kendra explore private passions together, neither is aware that they’re being watched—by a killer determined to have his revenge upon Reid.
Her Dark Prince
Series: Tales from Euphoria. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Medieval
(5.00 from 1 review)
A defiant beauty is claimed for the annual village tithe to the ruling family of Euphoria, whose crown prince desires only the satisfaction of his own dark desires. He gets far more from his captive lover, whose talent for unveiling his secrets leaves them both wondering who is master and who is slave.
The Plume: The Complete Collection
Series: The Plume Collections. Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 284,120. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When reporter Joanna joins the exclusive club called The Plume in search of the truth, she doesn’t expect to be stirred by the games played in this haven for pleasure and pain. But her secret desires are awakened and she finds herself caught between two powerful men. How will she choose between pleasure and passion?
Dangerous: The Complete Romance
Series: Dangerous. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,900. 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.
The Plume: The Third Collection
Series: The Plume Collections. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Joanna's choice shatters her relationship with Mike, she knows she has to win him back. She takes advice from an unlikely ally and challenges Mike's expectations, daring him to take a chance on her and their shared future. Will her challenge destroy Mike's desire, or will they discover a new balance between submission and command?
Celebration
Series: The Plume, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,440. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Joanna and Mike take a chance on trust and decide to get married—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 and the members of the Plume rejoice in good news.
Switch
Series: The Plume, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,190. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 their time at The Plume changed them to much for love to conquer all?
The Wedding: The Complete Collection
Series: The Wedding, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,670. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 linked romance novellas: The Best Man, Always A Bridesmaid, and Forever Bound.
Forever Bound
Series: The Wedding, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
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 Collection
Series: The Plume Collections. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,040. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Passion burns hot as Joanna and Mike explore secret desires together—but all is at risk when Rex announces the exhibition of his photographs taken inside The Plume. Joanna fears that her hidden life will be revealed and offers whatever Rex desires in exchange for keeping images of her secret. Will she agree to the one thing that could destroy her future with Mike, or surrender her privacy instead?
Exposure
Series: The Plume, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Mike leaves Joanna and the Plume is at risk, can anyone's future be saved? The scene with Eric and Joanna shreds Mike’s heart and he leaves—can Joanna ever make things right with him again? Meanwhile, at the Plume, 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: 30,690. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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: Free! Words: 28,860. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
You're invited to a wedding... Christine has always been in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jake. Now she’s maid of honor and he’s best man at Jess’s destination wedding, Christine tells Jake about her secret desire, hoping he’ll realize that he’s the star of her dreams. Jake can't believe his luck—and nothing will stop him from making Christine's fantasies come true.
Exhibition
Series: The Plume, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,070. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mike takes his relationship with Joanna to the next level by arranging for her darkest fantasy to be satisfied—but quickly discovers that her pleasure is his pain. Meanwhile, the public exhibition of Rex's photographs is a dream come true, but Athena fears the consequences: will the display expose the Plume's membership to new possibilities - or peril?
The Plume: The First Collection
Series: The Plume Collections. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Joanna goes inside the notorious private club known as The Plume to learn the truth—but doesn't expect to have her own desires awakened by Rex, much less to discover that her hot co-worker, Mike, already knows a great deal about The Plume. Caught between two powerful and alluring men, will Joanna choose the forbidden fantasies of The Plume or the private pleasures offered by Mike?
Deception
Series: The Plume, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Joanna learns that Rex has planned a public exhibition of his photographs, she fears that he'll include the ones he's taken of her—but Rex is willing to leave them out, for a price. How far will Joanna go to protect her privacy? Will the real price be her relationship with Mike?
Seduction
Series: The Plume, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,420. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Mike learns that his conservative co-worker Joanna is taking her vacation at The Plume, he knows she doesn't realize what she's getting into. He'll do whatever is necessary to return to the club he vowed to leave forever—to protect Joanna. But the partners, Rex and Athena, have surprises for both Mike and Joanna, including one that will change their relationship for good.
Submission
Series: The Plume, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 30,220. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Joanna is prepared to do whatever is necessary to learn what happens inside the notorious private club, The Plume—even go undercover and join. Plunged into a world of mystery and sensation, Joanna finds own secret desires awakened. How far will she go to unveil the club's secrets—and how much will The Plume change her life? The Plume is a romance and love triangle published in nine novellas.