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.

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    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…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    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…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    New Release! Claimed, The Dark Christmases Trilogy

    Claimed, The Dark Christmases Trilogy is NOW AVAILABLE at all stores where ebooks are sold! This also means The Dark Christmases Trilogy is complete!   “The secrets, the lies, the stories all keep getting better all with a sexy strong man and a sexy stubborn woman who gives you warm tingle feelings and goosebumps all at one time.”– Google Play Reviewer   SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Christmases most shocking secret has been revealed. What does that mean for Jasper and my relationship? My lover once told me he was a man, who had obligations. He was once ready to destroy his foes to be set free from those duties, but is he…

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    New Release Date Announcement!

    Last week I had good news but now I have even better news! Claimed, book three of The Dark Christmases Trilogy will be released on March 18, 2019. That’s next Monday! Yay! 😀 Also, FYI, I’m working on The Dark Valentines Trilogy. I’m very excited about that. I’m taking the entire summer to write all three books. So… until next Monday! Z