Message From Author

No Inspiration For The Freed Christmases


I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve spent over a month trying to write The Freed Christmases, toiling until I finally hit my breaking point.  I simply don’t have the story in me. I ended The Dark Billionaire Christmases with book three of the trilogy and frankly that’s where I want to keep the family for now.

I just finished writing that paragraph and I want to weep because I feel so free.

My heart wants to undertake a project that’s been with me for a long time. I will still have books to release in the fall but they’ll be the first of that project. I’ll write more about it once I’m deeper into the stories.

However, I just want to let you know that The Freed Christmases Enthrall is out for now. I don’t know, maybe in the future, I’ll want to write it, maybe not. The desire has to move into my body.

And so, I don’t want to waste any more time trying to force a square peg into a round hole. I’ll be back in the future with information on my new project.

Also, The Dark Christmases is in KU but I’m losing lots of money on that trilogy as I sit here writing this post. I’m still going to give it a few more days before I decide to pull it. KU has never been my friend, I think it doesn’t like me! LOL!

So stay tuned for an update on The Dark Christmases going wide again. Not very many people are seeing book 1, visibility is sucking, but now’s the time to get books 2 and 3 while they’re in KU possibly for a few more days.


Z.L. Arkadie is an indie author of romance fiction. So far she has published 33 books--and there will be many more! Z.L.'s stories are addictive, smart and always sexy.


  • Elaine

    Feel the need to remind you, that’s why we love you as an author.
    You are not the type to churn out a substandard story that isn’t in your heart just to make money!
    Keep on the good work Z.
    Much love.

    • ZLArkadieBooks

      Pressing both palms over my heart and saying…”Ahh… Thank you so much.” I really appreciate the support. This was not an easy decision to come to. I do need to take a real break. A reader suggested a staycation and I want her to know that I heard her. 😊 However, I have started the project that’s been with me for a long time and I am loving it, loving it, loving it. But I can take a week or two off before digging deeper into it. I owe my body and mind that. Thanks again, Elaine! Again, I truly appreciate your comment! Z

  • Michele Haynes

    Hello to my favorite author. The more of your posts that I read, the more I realize why I am so drawn to your writings. How many people in this life do you know who can walk away from a project when they know it is the best thing to do? So many of us just force our inspiration instead of letting the inspiration come to us. I am sure you struggled with this decision, but I am so happy you made this decision. Whatever your next project is, I for one will look forward to reading it because I know you will be committed to the story for all the right reasons. Thank you.

    • ZLArkadieBooks

      Thank you so much, Michele! You’re comment filled my heart with so much happiness 😊 I already started the project I wanted to write and it already feels so much better, sort of like destiny actually. Thanks again for your wonderful words. I needed to hear that! Zuleika

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