• 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…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Soul Mates Release Date Explanation

    So I released The Deception, book 2 of Hercules and I trilogy. I’m finishing book 3 now but I don’t have an editing date scheduled until late August. I’ll see what I can do about securing an earlier date. I set the release date for Soul Mates as November 30, 2021 to appease the Amazon gods. They’ll let me move the release date up without penalty but not push it back. I should’ve followed my gut and released Tempting Fate when the entire trilogy was complete. But I got excited about the new series so I released it early. But, I did it so… There’s no use crying over spilled…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Giving Them A Scrubbing!

    I mean my books, that is. So, if you’ve been with me since 2011, then you know I started with no curse words or strong language in my books. I figured I don’t speak that way, so why add it. Then, I started seeing reviews criticizing me for not being bold enough to use the P-word or D-word. So, I started using them. There’s something about stepping out on a slippery slope. At some point, we’ll slip and tumble down the rabbit hole. I feel as if that’s what I did. And even though the vocal readers, which is the smallest amount of readers, changed me–it’s taken a long time…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Good News! The Deception’s New Release Date

    The good news is that The Deception will be released earlier than June 22nd. The Manuscript has cleared editing and is ready to go. I have some promotions to cancel and so forth so I can’t release it next Tuesday, which is what I wanted to do. However, the new release date is June 11th! That’s next Friday. I just wanted to let you know. I have loads of work to do between now and then. Sigh… I hate preparing for new releases. I’ve been at this for ten years and I still suck at them.¬†Hopefully, by the next brother’s story, I’ll have a ¬†better grasp on NR’s. But I…