So at the moment, I’m writing on a new project, and let me tell you the words are just mounting on the page. I hadn’t written this smoothly in a long time, and I know why. I prefer writing in the first person–that’s in the “I” voice.
So what’s the title of this new three-book series?
I can’t tell you. Not yet at least.
Okay, then what’s it about at least.
Can’t tell you that either. Not yet at least.
Alright, Z, then when can you tell us?”
Well… My editing date is November 23rd. Once it’s in my editor’s hands, that’s when I’ll start singing like a canary. Listen, this idea is so high concept; I don’t think it’s been done yet. I’m pretty sure it has not. So… I want to keep it close for a while.
I can also tell you that I want to release the book before Christmas, which probably won’t happen and that’s too bad. I may be able to work something out as to get book one release before Christmas since it is a holiday slash year-round series.
Here’s something else about my series, I’m sticking to what I love to do–contemporary romance, some erotic elements with a mystery. However, I’ve learned to never lose sight of the romance.
What do you mean by never losing sight of the romance?
Good question 😉 Well, I love The Sterlings but the mystery element isn’t so intertwined with the romance as much as I like. They fall in love while solving a mystery. In this book, my characters’ relationship creates the mystery to a certain degree. Holly’s presence is what makes the mystery unfold. If she had never arrived at the **** and got in entangled with the ******, then their lives would’ve gone on as usual.
So that’s what I meant by that.
What about LOVE in the USA, The Hesters?
That series will wrap with “Waiting On You, A Brooklyn Love Story.” It releases on November 13th (Sorry, corrected my error. I had it releasing on Nov 14th but it’s the 13th.).
The Hesters is a family I had in my mind and heart for years. Finally, I’ve written them out. I’m satisfied with letting them go now. 🙂 Plus, I’m ready for something steamier. Aren’t you? 😉
Okay, so I have tons of work to do. I’ll end this here. I can’t wait to tell you more about the series I’m writing now. Stay tuned because that day will come soon!
Z.L. Arkadie is an indie author of romance fiction. So far she has published 40 books--and there will be many more! Z.L.'s stories are addictive, smart and always sexy.