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.

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    The Dark Christmases Trilogy now in KU

    If you’ve been reading books for a while, then you know that sometimes I go in Kindle Unlimited, get cold feet and then come out fast. KU has always been a gamble for me, but as the market changes, and if I’m going to be successful at this and expand my readership, then I better kiss KU’s you-know-what.  I’m scared out of my mind right now. However, I’ve decided to stick with it for as long as I can. If it becomes clear that I’m going to lose way more money than if I was wide, then I’ll shoot Amazon another email and ask to pull-out. I’m biting my nails…

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    NOW AVAILABLE! The Original Version of Find Her, Keep Her

    That’s right, the book is now available. I will like to say a big thank you to everyone who loved this version. Romance readers can be some of the harshest critics. For many reasons, especially for the sake of promotion opportunities, it’s important that if you love a book, or like a book, then leave a review. It keeps us from trying to scramble and save a series–series that you might like and want more of. Your review doesn’t have to be very long. And finally, the Audible version is also the original.   Find Her, Keep Her (THE ORIGINAL)   Enough of you have asked for it, so here…

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    Book Cover Conundrum No More!

    You all remember how steamed I used to get over cover artists not giving me what I wanted, right? Not only that but the bulk of them were more artists than business people. Oh goodness (massaging my temples, remembering how hard it was for some of them to deliver when they said they would.) I have some cover artists horror stories that I’ll never tell. Why never tell? Because I’m over it. And then there was the fact that the best ones, I mean those who were business-minded and knew the marketplace as well as being artistically talented, were ALWAYS booked for months or years on out. That would’ve been great but…

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    I Want To Read Romance!

    I’m going straight to those who read my books. Could you help me out? I love indulging in a great story, especially a great romance. But I must say, normally I can’t get past the first page of romance novels on the best-sellers lists. I like romances that are written like mine. Here’s what I roll my eyes at: The book starts with snippy and sassy internal dialogue. BOR-ING. Starts with a horny male’s POV. CREE-PY. Starts right off telling us how much of a ten the female lead is. (Roll eyes) Starts like a cliche TV show. Not for me. I hate, more like abhor cliches. Hate these stories as…

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    The Sense Behind Cliffhangers

    I really believe it’s time I write this post. I don’t think many readers understand where we as independent authors stand in the great marketplace of fiction books. We can write great books but it means nothing if we don’t get eyes on them. Personally, I love writing a story in the series format. It gives me a big plot point to write toward, one that gives the story a huge dramatic reason to continue. However, just because we write a book doesn’t mean we’re going to get visibility. We used to have more of it when I first began eight years ago, then Amazon was building it’s ebook/Kindle platform so they…