The Arduous Start To A New Book…

My month long break is over and I’m back to the “writing” board. The start of the book is always the hardest part. I’m writing Adore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont). At first I was like, why writ e it? I know many people couldn’t rest until Daisy and Belmont had a baby. And I felt pressured into giving them one. So, um, yeah… I did that for you. But I did it in Say You Love Me! And truthfully, I didn’t see that coming. It just goes to show you that when the author is in the story, the story tells us what it wants to be.

So… what I’m going to do in Adore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, #3) will be solely for ME! I learned some things over the years. Like why Daisy made the decision she made in Find Her, Keep Her.  Also, the more I got to know the mysterious Belmont Lord, I’ve learned why he chose Daisy as well.  They way they got together in Find Her, Keep Her was all honest as far as I’m concerned. The choosing is the easy part, sustaining a relationship  is the hard part.

Lucky for Daisy, she was able to find love in herself after marrying a virtual stranger. That rarely happens in real life. And that’s why in Know Her, Love Her, I had to show the truth. They would have fragments in their relationship. But if they’re dedicated to each other,  they would do some work on THEMSELVES and hope as they get healthier personally, their relationship will follow suit. Well… Lucky for Daisy & Belmont it had. And so from Made To Love Her through Say You Love Me, you’ve seen some sides of Belmont that must be explained. Well… I’m going to so enjoy delving into them in Adore Her, More of Her. I’m also going to show Daisy’s evolution–her emotion evolution and her bravery.

However, I must start at chapter one and that’s what’s squeezing my brain right now.

GRRRRRR….. grrr…. Sigh…


This is going to be a tough two weeks but I shall get through it. That’s how long it’s going to take me to write the first chapter.

Alright. Shutting my computer down for the night.

Until next time! 🙂



NEW RELEASE! Say You Love Me


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Charlie and Angel take center stage in this modern tale of love.

One moment of weakness comes back to haunt Charlie Lord in a big way. He’s going to need his cousin, Maggie Adams, to help him out of this mess. But what’s discovered is more than they ever bargained for and exposed secrets will soon change their lives forever.

Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) is the eleventh sexy, sensual and addictive contemporary love story in the LOVE in the USA series by Author, Z.L. Arkadie.

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Get Ready Because Here It Comes!

Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) that is!

The story will definitely be released on August 31, 2016.

I appreciate your patience in this matter. It took me longer than usual to make it to this story because I really wanted to write The Sexy Series. But the time between LOVE in the USA releases have been so expansive and for that I apologize. Since November 2015, I have released 7 books–4 in The Sexy Series and 3 in the LOVE in the USA series. By the time I submitted Say You Love Me to the editor my brain was smoking like a chimney.

So I have one more LOVE in the USA series release this year–Adore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, #3). I’m outlining the story NOW. I’m so excited about where it’s taking me. This will also be the final book that will focus on the Lords (Daisy, Belmont, Charlie, Angel and everyone associated with them), so I’m planning on writing a BIG story.

I’ve also been thinking about writing A Maggie Adams series but I don’t want to take on too much. With Maggie I can easily cross over into romantic suspense and that excites me. You’ll see what I mean after reading Say You Love Me. But I promise you I will NEVER employ ghostwriters, EVER. If I’m the author of the novel, then I guarantee you I wrote the book–ME, unless it’s a co-authored book like those in The Sexy Series. This means I have to be careful to not bite off more than I can chew. Because T.R. and I are also going to write another series within The Sexy Series, which I’ll reveal once the first books are written.

I’m also outlining another three book story in the LOVE in the USA series. It’s the Narragansett Love Story, starring Sienna Hampton, a brand new character borrowed from a story I wrote ages ago.  I wasn’t as good of a writer as I am now so it’s going to be so satisfying making that story all that it should’ve been back then–although my mom, an avid fan of my work and a serial romance reader, often tells me how much she remembers that story. I think because I wrote it from my pain. I can still write it from that aspect but I know how to evolve my characters now. I feel the same way about the first stories of the LOVE in the USA and Parched series. I’m more evolved. I have language and more insight into Daisy, Belmont, Maggie and Vince. What I mean is that what happens to them is real, when it comes to contemporary people, who don’t live by traditional scripts. They are more apt to follow their hearts and not the scripts in their heads. But it’s the “why” that I finally get. I feel Adore Her, More of Her will be the exquisite bow in which I’ll  wrap Daisy and Belmont’s true HEA (understand that their wedding was NOT their HEA), meaning it’s just not the action that makes an HEA, which are the things we’ve been programmed to believe will makes us happily ever after. A real HEA is only made by people because of how far they’ve truly come in this world, and because of their progress, how far they can truly go as they spend the rest of their lives together while living in their truth. I can’t wait to bring it to you.

However, I haven’t forgotten some of  your favorite characters in the LOVE in the USA series like Monroe, Hannah and Dexter Frampton. A large part of me feels as if I can’t move on to Narragansett before I wrap up their stories. So, I’ll be taking some time to figure out how I’ll do that in the next couple of months. Ideas are already starting to come.

Anyway, so I just wanted to give those that are interested a full report. And yeah… get ready for SAY YOU LOVE ME (CHARLIE & ANGEL) because it here it comes!

Ciao Bella!




Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) Released Sooner Than Expected!

Yes indeed. Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) will be released sooner than planned!

It looks as though I’ll be able to release by August 31st! I know you’ve been waiting a while for this book. I apologize for the delay. I had to split my time between the LOVE in the USA series and The Sexy Series. By the time I finished “Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) my brain was smoking like a chimney! But now it has simmered a lot. Anyway… You can now pre-order Say You Love Me (Charlie & Angel) on Google Play in addition to iBooks.

So get ready! And if you want the full on Charlie Lord emersion, then read or re-read Say You Love Her: An L.A. Love Story before Say You Love Me is released!