What’s Coming Soon!

Greetings All!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Well… I’ve been working like crazy to finish He’s So Bad: A San Francisco Love Story while dating a great guy, who makes sure that I add some life/fun balance in my life. So, I skidded to the end of my June 26th deadline for He’s So Bad  and it’s now with the editor. I was still mentally exhausted when I made it to the end but it could’ve been worse if it weren’t for him. :-)

I like the story. I’ve written what the story required. Robert had to arc, meaning he had to evolve, and YOU, the reader, has to believe he’s changed. And the elements that made him change needed to be credible. I believe I accomplished that in this book. :-)

I won’t give away the ending but we’ll see Robert again in Made to Love Her: Maggie & Vince, #3. Btw, after 3 books in each of the couple’s series, I will bring their romance to an HEA ending. So these books will never go past a third book.  There may be less than three books but never a fourth. This brings me to my next update.

You’ve asked and I will write another Daisy & Belmont story. It will be titled, Found Him, Kept Him: Daisy & Belmont, book 3. There will only be the one breakout book in the Charlie & Angel series–Say You Love Me. And there will be only one breakout book in the Robert Tango series: He’s So Bad. The next book will be He’s So Good.

But there are WAY more books to come in the LOVE in the USA series. I have all sorts of love stories to write–Portland, Boston, DC, back to Manhattan, back to LA, and on and on :-).

Other news… I will be going live with a new website in September or October. I’ll keep you updated. It’s time…

And… After July 10th, I’ll start on Forget Me Never (Pt. II).

That’s it for now :-)

Time to make dinner.

Until next time!

“Clean Version” of Find Her, Keep Her Available…

I really believe in Daisy & Belmont’s love story. However, many people can’t seem to feel the love in their whirlwind romance because of their strong sexual connection. And it is for that reason that I have released a “Clean Version” of Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story.

This version IS NOT sweet and wholesome. However, sex scenes are less frequent and not as graphic. I also wanted to make it very clear in this version that Daisy and Belmont are aware that their love affair isn’t “normal” but they’re taking a chance and going with it. No Fear.

Anyway… For those who have a hard time finding the truth of Daisy and Belmont’s instant chemistry and fateful love past the sex, I hope the cleaner version helps. There’s still sex in the book but the scenes don’t mirror real-life. The other books in the series have less scenes but they do mirror real-life so some may find them graphic. Since there are less scenes it’s easier to read over them.


Got to get back to writing this DIFFICULT book. He’s So Bad isn’t easy. Sigh….

Anyway, if you read the original version of Find Her, Keep Her and  you want to check out the “Clean” or cleaner version then you can now download it free on iTunes and Google Play. It’ll be on Amazon soon and Nook soon.

Much Love,Z

Good News! “Made To Like Her” Is Now Available At All Stores!

And when I say all stores, Made To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) LOVE in the USA, Book 7 is even available on iBooks! Those who pre-ordered should have already received the buy option! :-)

So without further delay and too much commentary from mwah for your convenience here are the links!

UPDATE at 8:33 p.m. PDT: Made To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) can now be purchased at the iBooks store! Yay!!!! Thanks again for your patience, I truly appreciate it.

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“Made To Like Her” Release Delay on iBooks

UPDATE at 8:33 p.m. PDT: Made To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) can now be purchased at the iBooks store! Yay!!!! Thanks again for your patience, I truly appreciate it.

A real quick note!

Made To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) has not yet released on iBooks. There’s a delay. I’ve contacted a rep at iBooks so hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.

Stay tuned for the next update. I so apologize for the delay.

Audio Version of “Find Her, Keep Her” Ready To Be Consumed…

The audio version of Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story is now available.

Click Here To Sample!
Find Her, Keep Her (A Martha's Vineyard Love Story) Audio Version


Here’s where you can acquire this version: Amazon. com, audible.com and in the iTunes store (search by title and select the audio version).

The audio version is a rich and entertaining experience wherein Cate Strey’s remarkable read brings the characters and the story to life!

I hope you enjoy!

All best,

Can You Say Audio? “Find Her, Keep Her (A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story)” Available on Audible.com

Ever wondered what Daisy would sound like?


Then, you definitely want to listen to the audio version of Find Her, Keep Her (A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story), narrated by Cate Strey.

As of tonight, the audio version is only on audible.com. It will be available on Amazon.com and iTunes in the next couple of days! I’ll be sure to update you. However, if you must listen now, then you can get it here! Find Her, Keep Her on audible.com

Until next time!


iBooks Author Spotlight!

When something great happens in my career, I just want to shout it out to the world!


Something great has happened–at least I think so :-)

iBooks has made space for me in their Author Spotlight. You can check me out here if you like. Z.L. Arkadie, Author Spotlight

I love what they say about my books. :-)

Also stay tuned for word on the audio version of Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story. The narrator is beyond fantastic; she breathes life into every word. The audio version will be released, very, very soon.  You DEFINITELY want to listen to it. It will be a brand new experience. I guarantee it! So get on your mark! I’ll give you a holler when the audio version becomes available.

And now… It’s time to get to work.

Until next time! Don’t forget to check me out on iBooks… 😉


Thank You for Telling Me Who You Are!

I just wanted to really THANK YOU for who you are. I asked if you would tell me who you are because a few months ago I was having lunch with colleagues and one of them asked if I had any data on who reads my books. Well, what I’ve learned is EVERYONE reads my books!

You live all over the country and the world–shout out to the Aussies! I can’t believe how many Aussie readers I have. I love it! You’re from the South (a lot of you!), West Coast, East Coast and Mid West. You’re in South Africa, Japan, the UK and so many other countries around the world–like Bahrain! You are Gen X’ers, Y’ers, Millennials and Boomers. Most of you ladies are married but a healthy number of you are single. You’re high school graduates, attended some college, graduated from college and have  Masters and Doctorate degrees.

As a writer, I have collected the most encouraging data! I’ve learned that because my demographic isn’t so stagnate that I’m doing my job! I never intended to write for people who search for sameness and consensus. I never intended to write for those who need to read what they can identify with in order to feel safe and validated. That’s what cliches and stereotypes are for. Hey, not knocking that market, because if I could do it, I would. Heck, I’ll be a WHOLE lot richer!  But I’m just too much of a critical thinker to not shake things up. Because that’s what life does to us, shakes us up.

So I would like to say THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy days and nights to fill out the form. I so like this two-way communication between us. And thank you all for being genuinely good people. I know most writers would communicate more with their readers if there weren’t a handful of nut jobs out there who would ruin the process by telling them how much their books ruined their lives.  LOL! Well, I haven’t run into that type of reader in a very long time. I was a little afraid that opening this sort of dialog would lure the crazies but it hasn’t. So again, thank all of you lovely people who had participated for participating.

And now I must wind down for the evening. Bath. Clear my mind. Thank God for my perpetual happiness :-)

Until next time,

Much Love,


Pre-Order on Amazon.com – Made to Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2)



So I’ve made Make To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com.



From now until the end of June expect to receive more postings than usual on my blog. I have the release of the audio version of Find Her, Keep Her; the release of Made to Like Her and He’s So Bad, then we have the Giveaway and if all goes smoothly, I’ll hold another Giveaway. Also, I want to Giveaway a number of copies of The Fifth Sister (Parched, book 4).

Basically, I normally, don’t blog much but I will be doing  more of it than usual in the next few months.

That’s all! And if you  read your books mainly  on a Kindle device, then click on the image to the left to be taken to product page on Amazon. com.

Until next time!


Giveaway! LOVE in the USA in Paperback — 6 Books!


I’m initiating this Giveaway in order to commemorate this moment in time: upgraded website, published all 6 books in the LOVE in the USA in paperback, completed Made to Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) and I’m  finally releasing the audio version of Find Her Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story.


So… I am giving away all 6 books in the LOVE in the USA series to one lucky Subscriber of this blog. You must be a subscriber to win!

If you want it, then submit the form below!

The WINNER will be announced, Wednesday, April 1, 2015!

Good luck!

Giveaway completed. The winner will be announced soon.

You can also buy them on Amazon.com and B&N.


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