New Release! Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE)


Still In Love With Her

(Maggie & Vince, Book ONE)


You can now purchase Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) from the ebook retailers listed below.

Link to iBooks Store!
Link to Google Play!
Link to US!
Other Amazon Stores: UKCADEFRAU
Link to Kobo!

Thank you for subscribing to the Z.L. Arkadie mailinglist and I hope you enjoy the 5th book in the LOVE in the USA series! And remember, Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO) will be released early December 2014! You can  Link to my blog for updates!

All best,
Z.L. Arkadie

Still In Love With Her… Explore Her, More of Her… Rogue.Kiss, Misty Black Trilogy, Book ONE… 9/1/2014 Updates

Let’s get right to it!

Still in Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) is now clearing the second round of proofing! Yay! Remember that the official release date is now September 12, 2014. I will probably release it earlier than the 12th but certainly not later. Still In Love With Her isn now available for pre-order on Google Play! Like usual when I’m writing, I happened upon a brand new series featuring Maggie, and co-starring Vince as her loyal and adoring soulmate. It involves her new career and I’m trying to figure out how to write those breakout novels. The problem is that I’m only one person, one writer, with a lot of books in three separate and distinctive series to write. So, I ask you to be my patient readers. Not only that but I have to book dates with MY editor. Believe me, if I go with a different editor you will know the difference. So please be patient. :-)

Oh and for those who only purchase on Amazon, I do have the capability to setup pre-orders on Amazon but they’re so Draconian and rigid, which can pose a problem since I normally setup my books for the latest possible release date and then as the writing and editing commences, I usually set the date earlier. Amazon doesn’t make this sort of process easy so I’d rather do pre-orders on iBooks and Google Play only for the time being.


I’m now in the process of writing Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO). I took at least two weeks off from creating to let the story guide me in my head. I had all of these pre-ideas of how I was going to write the story. If there aren’t any real forces of antagonism then there isn’t a story. Anyway, so I wrote this whole outline. I still may divert from the outline. I’ll have to write and see Although, I don’t think Daisy and Belmont are so screwed up in the head that their feet can’t be posted securely on the road to Happily Ever After in this book. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that this process is going to work and they’re going to get it… I mean, I can continue writing books–making up outward forces of antagonism but then that’s when we begin to cross the line of improbable stuff happening to the characters just because. You know, just making up stuff just to add to the book count. Plus, I think it’s time for Robert Tango to shed his scoundrel-scales. I also want to introduce you to more of the contemporary Americans who are falling in LOVE in the USA. Anyway. I must move on. I have 2300 more words to write today! LOL!

And yes… Next year, I will release Rogue.Kiss (bk. 1) Misty Black Trilogy! As soon as I’m done with Forget Me Never (Pt 2), which will exhaust me mentally, I will push myself and get Misty Black, The Beginning ready for the re-edit and re-release. It will be a free book. The thing is, a lot of you have been waiting for the next Misty Black novel and just to hold me to it, I’m going to setup the pre-oder for March 31, 2015. I’ll be unveiling the cover in the next couple of days! Yay!

So remember, after Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE), I have two more books to release this year. Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO), which I will cross my fingers to get an editing date for October instead of November, and Forget Me Never (Pt 2). Then I will write Rogue.Kiss.

And now back to work!

Until my next release, which is coming SOON!

Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) Update – 8/26/2014


I’m a wee bit behind on this update but rest assured that Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) is halfway through the editing process. The manuscript will pass through to proofreads and then the final read through before it goes live. The official release date is 9/12/2014, however I plan to have it available before then.

Here’s the final description:

Maggie Conroy loves her job, possibly more than she loves her boyfriend and boss, Vincent Adams. At least that’s what he thinks. That’s why he takes desperate measures in order to get her to pay attention to their relationship, but will his efforts backfire? Perhaps not, but first they’ll have to get past Vince’s scoundrel of a best friend and business partner, Maggie’s crazy best friend, an egomaniac actor, a clingy ex-girlfriend and a misguided attempt at implementing BDSM tactics.


The one thing I hate about pre-orders is that I never know where the story is really going to until I start writing, which means the description is bound to change. I went in a whole new direction than I intended. This story is edgy, very contemporary and very contemporary romance. I did another read-through while going through first edits and I really like it. I was worried when I first submitted it because there’s nothing traditional/commercial about the story elements. Oh, and Maggie has a new job ;-) 


I’ve outlined Explore Her, More of Her up to a point where I’m ready to write.  I do plan on being finished way before my editing date in November so I’ll see if the company that I use can fit me in in October. Fingers crossed. If so, then Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO) will be released in November! Again, fingers crossed. We’ll see. I’m challenging my story-telling abilities on this one. I think I got it ;-)

And now I must eat so that I can work. I understand why the earlier writers kept themselves inebriated while working–eating, sleeping and even going to the bathroom gets in the way of progress! LOL!

All best,


Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE)…. RELEASED!

Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) is now available! And this time there are no delays! It’s on Google Play, Kobo, Amazon, Nook and of course iBooks!

I really hope you enjoy it. 

For your convenience I’ve inserted the links below. 

And now I must get to work! Still In Love With Her delivers to my editor by next Monday. Yikes! I really think you’re going to appreciate how it links in with Know Her, Love Her. After all, they’re all one big happy, sensual and sexy family! :-)

Link to iBooks Store!
Link to Nook!
Link to Kobo!
Link to Google Play!
Link to Amazon US!
A few other Amazon Stores:

Book Release Plans for The End of 2014!

I can’t believe it’s already August 8th!


So is life… Unfortunately there’s no dial we can turn to slow down time.

However, I just wanted to inform inquiring minds about my book releases for the remainder of the year.

Of course, Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) will be released next week on August 12th. I’m finishing up Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE). It goes to the editor the Monday after next, August 18th. I’m hoping to release it before September 18th. After I finish writing this book, I’m going to start writing Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO). However, I certainly won’t be done by my next editing date of September 8th so instead I’m submitting, Vanquish (Parched, Book 7) for reedit on that date. This will be the last book in the Parched series that needs to be reedited. Yay! The project will be over. All the books in the Parched series will be available in the print format shortly after the edit of Vanquish is complete. Right now The Fifth Sister (Parched, Book 4) is available in print. I know for sure Barnes & Noble has it. The list price is $10.99 USD. The reedit of Ignite has been completed but I’ve been too busy to complete the first round of edits. I’m almost done though. I just want to finish Still in Love With Her.

So I’ll submit  Explore Her, More of Her for editing on November 17, 2014. HOWEVER, the book will be completed probably by the beginning of October for sure. This means, I will start writing Forget Me Never (Pt 2) by early October. As you know by reading the books, the Parched novels are intricately plotted. I seriously cannot wait to get back to Forget Me Never. Here’s a teaser: What happens when everything and everyone on earth loses portions of their memories–even time itself? If we are shaped by our experiences, then what happens when the bad ones simply disappear and what was dead and evil is now alive and good? hmmm…. ;-) If you read Forget Me Never (Pt. 1), then you might have an idea of what of I’m hinting at.


I know… I’m so excited about writing that book. There are two parallel story lines, which will merge at the end–Clarity and Baron and the havoc the machine will wreak on the Earth and on one sister’s relationship with her bond. And so Forget Me Never (Pt. 2) will be submitted for editing on December 8th for an early January release date. 

And then… I shall rest for a few weeks or maybe a month. I want to write book 3 of Daisy and Belmont and bring their love to their final destination. For me, contemporary romance doesn’t mean, twenty year old girl who is working in the real world until she gets tamed by a billionaire alpha-male who makes her conform to the rules of conventionality by making her beg for orgasms. That’s not the romance of contemporary Americans–we’ve had too many orgasms to beg for them. Maggie is not going to lose her ambitions and neither is Daisy or Angelina or any other heroine I create in the LOVE in the USA series. However, they will have to learn how to compromise and accommodate their love interests without leaving their ambitions in the dust. THAT is the contemporary aspect of romance. I want to also write Book two of Maggie and Vince, which will more than likely be the conclusion–maybe not. Maggie experiences a change in Still in Love with Her. By the end of the book, this new change will help her help Belmont, who will have no idea he’s in need of her help… I know… You’ll have to read the books to know what in the world that meant! So basically the beginning of Book 2, Maggie & Vince will occur during Explore Her More of Her (Book Two, Daisy & Belmont) but Belmont will have no idea that his “image” had taken a hit do to of his business dealings in Know Her, Love Her (Book One, Daisy and Belmont) because Maggie will fix it before Explore Her, More of Her ends.

Anyway… So now you have it. It’s time for me to get back to work!

All best,