• 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…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    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…

  • A Message From Z.L. Arkadie

    Coming Soon, The Dark Christmases!

    Remember Find Her, Keep Her, There’s Something About Her and Say You Love  Her? Well, I’m back to those roots. Sexy, sensual and erotic romance, only better! So get ready for The Dark Christmases Trilogy, my next erotic, contemporary and billionaire romance series. Intrigued, book one will be available on February 19th and book two, Desire, will be released the same week on that Friday, February 22nd. The jury’s still out on Claimed, book three’s release date. My editing date is on March 1st. I’m trying to move that date up so that I can release closer to February 22nd, but I’ll never release a book without it being edited first…