Misty Black on hiatus…

I have taken Misty Black, The Beginning off of sale for the time being…

Because Parched has garnered so many readers, it’s not wise for me to keep Misty Black on sale until it has gone through a few professional edits.

Misty Black is certainly,  as they say, uncut! It was the first book I ever published. I was so proud back then and I read it over and over and over and… over again, thinking it was in perfect condition! Boy was I “green”.  Lots of readers have enjoyed it just the way it is but I can’t take that risk anymore, especially now that I’m way more experienced at this. And Misty Black, The Beginning as is, is just ammunition for the machine gun.

So, I’ll re-release Misty Black, The Beginning when I release Misty Black, Round One this Fall.

Wow. Just writing that got me–Excited!

And made me sad. 🙁

I mean, MB is my baby. I’m in love with those characters. That world. I love Misty Black too! She’s nothing like me but I want to be her… I hate that I can’t continue to share that story as is but I’ve been putting off the editing for so long (my fault).

Alright. Now back to Vanquish(ed)… I still haven’t figured that out yet but I better soon as the cover artist is working on the cover at the moment. And the two editors I’ve scheduled have very gracious concerning my tardiness… (bad girl, Z) 🙂




  • Lori

    Hey Z… I have been trying to find Misty Black and nowhere to be found…. Tried amazon(just in case), iBooks, and b&n… Nothing

    • Z.L Arkadie

      Hi Lori! Misty Black was free last weekend. It is no longer available. I will re-release the novel when I release Misty Black, Round One this Fall! Many Thanks! Z

  • victoriawarren

    Is there really such a thing as too much sun shine? I am thinking…not for me. While I do appreciate clouds and rain, I think I need a daily dose of sun! Although, I have been stuck in Indiana all winter!! That could be skewing my opinion a tad. Lol Hope you are having a good time down south this weekend. 🙂
    Talk to ya later, Vic

    • Z.L Arkadie

      LOL! I’m in New Orleans right now and the weather and the day is perfect! Although the air quality is five times worse than Los Angeles! This is a LOVELY town though. I get what the hype is all about! And the food… But yes, I heard there’s a blizzard in Indiana or something! Stay WARM, cozy and safe out there! 🙂 Talk soon! Z

    • victoriawarren

      Glad you’re having a great time, and great weather!! Bummer about the air, although, not surprising. You should come to Indiana, we have different air quality issues. Lots of livestock. My grandpa used to call it “fresh country air”. Lol So off topic. Sorry. Haha!!
      Awesome about the food!! I bet its unbelievable. I am a foody, so ill try anything (food that is) once. Hence my endless need to loose 30lbs. Oh well.
      Have an awesome week, I’ll keep praying for spring, 😉 Vic

    • Z.L Arkadie

      Hi Vic! YES the food was UNBELIEVABLE! The good thing is I didn’t rent a car so I walked everywhere so I think instead of gaining weight, I lost weight! Maybe that’s the key! But the Beignets from Cafe Dumonde are certainly all the rage. Oh, the livestock issues… We have that too! Ontario, CA–OMG… But it’s sort of concentrated though. It’s probably widespread in Indiana! 🙂 Fresh Country Air! LOL! That’s funny! As always, is such a joy to shoot the breeze with you! LOL! To our never-ending quest to lose the last 20-30 pounds LOL! Have an awesome week too! Z

  • qualla01 Marquaylla

    I just read over my first book and the recent one I just wrote. I just think in whatever you do you get better in time or your stories evolve. Our books are like our babies and we would like others to accept them for who they are just like we do. I know it feels like losing your child for a second but don’t worry she is just going off to school to revamp for a second, she’ll be back soon.

  • hollyiri

    Just picked up the book and can’t wait to start reading it!! I’m sure it’s going to be wonderful and full of adventure like your other books!!

  • victoriawarren

    I love Misty!! She is so fierce!! I can see why you would want to be more like her.
    I know what you mean about your first bits of work. I can look back at some of the nursing judgements I made and think, “What were you thinking?” At the time I was like, “I got this!”. And no I really didn’t. So…
    You can see how you’ve evolved in your writing. None of it is bad. The newer stuff is just more polished. Live and learn.
    I am glad I’m not the last procrastinator!! 🙂
    Have a good weekend, Vic

    • Z.L Arkadie

      Thanks, Vic 🙂 Is it already the weekend? That week just FLEW by! I feel like it should still be Wednesday! But, Have a Lovely Weekend too! 🙂 You SO deserve it! Z

    • victoriawarren

      Thanks, and I am!! Just hanging with my minions!! Was sick all week, feeling a little better. So either way its all good. I am SO not a good sick person!!! I complain about the whiners when I’m working, but I think I’m the worst one!! Lol

  • mladyraven

    Got Misty on Amazon a week ago! Will start it in the next day or two. Excited! However, I am waiting for the final book of the Parched series!!! I love the sisters and their vampires and Felix, I love him!

    • Z.L Arkadie

      Cool! Ohhh Book 7… Sigh…. I have literally been writing it all day and night… I can’t wait to write the words “The End” and then go back to the beginning to see what kind of story these characters have given me! 🙂 Thanks for waiting for it! I love Felix too! But I really LOVE Max Black! You’ll learn why 😉 Many Thanks! Z