• A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Soul Mates Release Update and Other Things

    It’s Thursday evening and I’ve been working my behind off today. Sigh… It’s going to be a long rest of the month but I’ll get through it. I wanted to write this post this morning but I’m running late. I think it’s time to sign off and watch The Good Fight. Gosh, I love that show. Anyway, I wanted to inform you that there’s a slight delay in editing. Soul Mates will get to the editor next week on the 23rd! I’m still going to release on August 31st though! Also, I’ve been grappling with combining Tempting Fate with The Deception. My gut says I need to do it. I’ve…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    A Sunday Publishing Update!

    SOUL MATES UPDATE So Soul Mates goes to the editor on Wednesday. I’m almost finished writing the book. Today, after reading-through to certain point, I’m deleting about 10k words and starting where I left off yesterday, because the story told me the REAL direction it wants to go in. And I love it! I’m going to admit that┬áTempting Fate and The Deception should’ve been one book. ┬áSimply because Tempting Fate is basically the story of how Fate won’t let Paisley and Hercules forget each other. However, the Decetion is is the payoff where they heat up each other’s lives and the sheets. You can’t appreciate the story without reading them…

  • 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 was his earlier work. The books I enjoyed were his later works.   How That Applies to Me For so long, I’ve been grappling with revising the bad stuff. Currently, my mom is helping me scrub out all the foul language and overwritten sex from everything I ever published. I’ve…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Good News! Soul Mates Release Update

    I was able to secure an editing date for Soul Mates in mid-July! That means I’ll probably release Soul Mates: Hercules Valentine and I (Book 3) in late August or early September. I’m wrapping up my writing for the day but I’m working as hard as Santa’s elves on finishing the trilogy. It’s going to be a big ending. I don’t want to rush it. But I have all of these plot points I want to hit, leading to a killer ending that takes us into the next couple’s story. Ooh I want to tell you. But I can’t. Sigh… The thing about plot points is some of them I’ll…