• A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Her or Her – Zoey or Z.L. The Final Answer

    Okay, so I may have spoken too soon. Today, I received my first round of edits back of Crossing the Line from the editor. Yay!!! The good news is she noticed that I’m going more “straightforward” romance. But the thing is, the voice and style are still the same. I’ve been pondering something in the past few days. I’ve been…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Un-publishing and Revising Backlist Books

    The Reason Last week I finished a 3-book series by an author whose previous two books I enjoyed. The 3-book series that I last read started fine but then ended awfully. So here’s the deal. I know that I would’ve never read the first two books for certain if I had started with that 3-book series first. And this series…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Giving Them A Scrubbing!

    I mean my books, that is. So, if you’ve been with me since 2011, then you know I started with no curse words or strong language in my books. I figured I don’t speak that way, so why add it. Then, I started seeing reviews criticizing me for not being bold enough to use the P-word or D-word. So, I…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Coming Fall 2021

    He calls me PG, short for Paisley Grove, and my heart pirouettes. Nobody calls me that but Hercules Valentine, a man I’ve had a crush on since high school. He and I could never even think about being together though. The Valentines are old money and my family, the Groves, is new money. And the Groves and the Valentines don’t…