“Outside The Circle” now available!

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Outside The Circle

Emma is incredibly shy. She is so shy, that she often struggles to make friends, as she is too scared to even try!

Suddenly, a big opportunity comes her way, but she needs a team to help her. Emma will have to make friends in order to take on the task.

Will Emma find the courage she needs to overcome her fears?


Lagos, a native of Massachusetts has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. She has written multiple genres’ including the science-fiction fantasy, “Beyond Earth Series”, The Women’s Fiction novels, “Butterflies Wake” and “Butterflies Rising”, as well as several short stories published in the “Giant Tales” Anthologies. This is Lagos’ first children’s middle-grade novel inspired by her daughter. Her goal in life is to create and to inspire the world around her. Lagos currently resides in Massachusetts with her family.


Arlene Lagos Author Website

Hello to all of my wonderful friends and fans!

Thank you so much for following me on this blog! When I first started this blog, I never imagined that I would write more than one book!

Now I have four books and fourteen short stories published and I’m about to release a new children’s novel in December, “Outside The Circle”!

In an effort to place all of my work on one website, I have created an Author site.

Please follow me at http://www.authorarlenelagos.wordpress.com

for updates on new releases and projects!

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Butterflies Wake 99 Cents Kindle Deal!

Coming June 2014!



Butterflies Wake- an underground female mafia rights the wrongs of an unjust society.

September 28th through October 4th

For seven days, you can download a kindle copy of Butterflies Wake via Amazon for only $0.99 in honor of my upcoming birthday! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you already have a copy, feel free to post a review on Amazon and Goodreads.



An Underground Female Mafia Surfaces In Charleston, SC

Coming June 2014!

An Underground Female Mafia
Surfaces in Charleston in new novel “Butterflies Wake

Author Arlene Lagos, to hold book signing and release party
At Triangle Char Bar

August 15, Charleston, SC- The highly anticipated novel, “Butterflies Wake” by Arlene Lagos is coming back to Charleston where it all first began. The short-film-turned-novel is about an underground female Mafia who rights the wrongs of an unjust society.

The story was inspired by friends who appear not only in the short film, but also on the front cover of the book. The cover was photographed by Daniel Island native Jan Marvin at the Francis Marion Hotel downtown. Marvin also designed the cover of the book.

All ten women live in the Charleston, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant areas and were in the making of the short film that debuted in 2011 at Film Meets Fashion.

Lagos will be back in Charleston for the release party and book signing which will be held on Friday, August 15th at Triangle Char Bar on 828 Savannah Hwy in West Ashley from 7pm-10pm.

Lagos has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. In addition to writing Butterflies Wake, she’s also written the Beyond Earth Series, as well as twelve short stories that are published in the Giant Tales anthology.

For press inquiries or information about Butterflies Wake you can email Arlene Lagos > butterflieswake@gmail.com

Butterflies Wake Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6NulqdZsw


“Butterflies Wake” has launched!

Now available online on Amazon, Smashwords, B & N’s and more! Check out the 5 star reviews!

Butterflies Wake

Coming June 2014! Written by: Arlene Lagos

Butterflies Wake– An underground female mafia rights the wrongs of an unjust society in this gripping story of everyday women taking matters into their own hands where the justice system has failed. For many years they have worked quietly and gone unnoticed by the world in which they live, until one of them goes missing. The wrong people start asking questions and before they know it, they are in danger of being exposed. How will they save one of their own without putting their organization in danger? Will they be able to remain a secret?

Now available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Nobles and more!

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Lagos has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. In addition to writing Butterflies Wake, she has also written the Beyond Earth Series, a science-fiction fantasy trilogy and has twelve short stories published…

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Medway Family Day 2014

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The Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project was created with one simple question in mind. What would a female mafia look like? When we think of the word “Mafia” we think Italian men in designer suits, gold chains, chest hair sticking out of their open shirts, a toothpick between their teeth and a wad of cash in their inside jacket. We also think of gambling, extortion, money laundering, murder, betrayal and revenge. So to do what Hollywood does and just “insert female here” would not do it any justice.

I didn’t want another group of women in leather with guns, where they all know martial arts. I didn’t want it to be compared to Charlie’s Angels because the women I know would NEVER take orders from a man they never met, who communicates with them only through a speaker.

If women were to form a mafia (and many have, you just never hear about it or read about it) I doubt they would be that interested in monetary gain. For me, I think women would use their powers for good, not evil. (Most women). When I wrote “Butterflies Wake” I envisioned a large neighborhood watch that involved women taking out the bad guys themselves, because lets face it, the justice system has failed us. A piece of paper won’t keep a man from breaking into your house and beating the crap out of you, and a rape whistle on a college campus is a F***ing joke.

So after much thought and many volunteers, we put together a nice compilation of photos and a video (make sure you check out the you tube video at the bottom) showing what we think a female mafia would look like. Enjoy and share, these ladies did a great job! (No men were hurt in the making of these photos. In fact, they are all awesome men who support feminism)

THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaRSqXV-nkk