Tweet Anyone??? LOVE in the USA Giveaway!

So this is my first independent book Giveaway.

Now that the first three books of the LOVE in the USA series are in paperback, I’ve decided to do a giveaway.

Three winners, one set of three books each. Find Her, Keep Her – A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story, There’s Something About Her, A Manhattan Love Story and Say You Love Her, An LA Love Story all in paperback! And if you’re already following me on Twitter, then you’re automatically in the running πŸ™‚

I’m very excited about the PB versions. You’ll see why once you get them. Thanks to Carina at Createspace for interior and exterior formatting.

So here’s the deal.

I will randomly pick 3 winners from my list of Twitter followers. If you haven’t signed up, then now’s the time. The winners will be selected on April 1, 2014. I’ll go ahead and bite the bullet and allow anyone, anywhere in the world to participate. I’ll just have to pay the postage! πŸ™‚

I just tweeted today actually. I said something about having the next two books of the LOVE in the USA series on my mind. I actually have a title for the 5th book! AND, it’s going to feature Monroe Blanco! The title will be Made To Love Her, A San Francisco Love Story. So, book 4 and 5 will be released this year! πŸ™‚ Yay! I already know what sort of guy here love interest will be… I’m going to map it in my head until I’m ready to start outlining.

And now. Time to officially start my day. It’s a jammed packed one. I hate it when living gets in the way of writing. Sigh…. πŸ™‚

You can click on the main page, scroll down and Follow me on Twitter!

Good Luck!

Oh, and you can definitely buy the paperback versions of Find Her, Keep Her and There’s Something About Her on Barnes & Noble. I’m hoping Say You Love Her will make it to their store by next week. Amazon… Who knows when the books will make it to their storefront. I can’t right now…. (Sighs, shakes head).

All best,


  • Annie

    Does a fan from Europe also counts? πŸ™‚ Just finished the first two books and can’t wait to start with the third. Yet, still would love to acquire a paperback with your autograph.
    Keep writing them cause there’s a lot of fans who loves to read them!


    • Z.L Arkadie

      Hi, Annie!

      Yep!I’m going to put names in a plastic container, shaker them up and pick 3! Wherever those three people live, I’ll send the books. Although, I didn’t think about autographing the books. I guess I should πŸ˜‰ Thanks for asking! Z

  • charlaayers

    I would love to bum a good book list off you;) You make a valid point: we are developing into a very visual writing style, and simplicity is always respected. That’s why I love your writing. It’s not over played or too much. It’s the write amount to get the point across and well. And for the invitation. I have many questions for you. πŸ™‚

    • Z.L Arkadie

      πŸ™‚ My reading habits are strange… I mean, it’s very difficult to hold my attention. I read and liked Sex in the City, Something Borrowed, my favorite is The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby and Summer Sisters by Judy Blume is a quick read. There’s this are two books by indie authors that transported me to their world and kept me there: Between Seasons by Aida Brassington and Accidentally on Purpose by L.D. Davis. Also, The End of an Affair by Graham Greene was quite enjoyable. Of course the Twilight Series and Fifty Shades of Grey. Most writers mock those books because they break with conventionality (and writing according to the rules is the easy way out–it’s lazy. It’s passΓ©–so they can’t understand why Meyers and James are so popular yet simple and they can’t sell one book!) but their fast pace, in the moment writing style is the reason why they’re best-sellers. Stay in the moment. When I write something and re-read and see that I’m not in the moment, then I delete.

      But yeah, I took the same journey that you’re taking! It’s an inevitable quest. I’m honored that you are studying my style πŸ™‚ Honored indeed. Thanks again, and Much Love! Z

    • charlaayers

      And the fact that because they are so well written and relate to others, they sell. When they become too popular people claim them to be overrated or mark them up to another women’s fad. I will check those out! πŸ™‚ If life ever leads you yo Atlanta, I would love to pick at your brain! I’ll be keeping up! And thanks for your responses.


  • charlaayers

    I now have a reason to sign up for Twitter. HA! I can’t wait for the next stories. I just re-read Steal with a Kiss yesterday to prepare for the next Parched book. I know I comment a lot, but I truly connect with your writing style unlike most authors I have read. I not only love your stories, but I re-read your novels to watch and understand how you develop and grow your plots- the thickening and the descriptions that are placed in the perfect areas. Your writing has length but never a dull moment. I love it. Thank you for sharing all your work.
    Much love,

    • Z.L Arkadie

      Thanks so much, Charla! πŸ™‚ And please, stop by anytime you like! You are certainly studying the right elements. I’ve studied the plotologists–Charlie Kaufman and Woody Allen. The skill is to rarely write a person, place or thing that doesn’t pays-off. My cousin who’s a TV-writer once taught me that flashbacks are earned, well same thing in fiction, backstory is earned. That means, now that we’ve taken the story to a certain point, we simply must see why and how we got here–thus, insert back-story. I keep it moving forward. Remember, the old style, the classics were before we became an ultra visual society. Most readers can reference setting with much less description. Hmm… what else… I think that’s it. But feel free to stop by and ask questions anytime. I write like I read and so the more books that have my style of writing, the more fun reading for me! πŸ™‚ Unless the story is about some 20 year old girl who becomes a billionaires call girl (the Pretty Woman trope)… (shakes head). Written by women who think fantasy is truth and truth is not reality. Talk soon! Z

  • rosemary wright

    HI I would love to in the running of the giveaway for your free book draw so PLEASE keep me in mind for kindle or paperback edition and happy writing take care rosemary

  • tosha jones

    I have read all 3 of your book series find her keep and I love them all! Can’t wait until the next one comes out!