September 01, 2012 marked one year since the publication of my first novel. Twelve months passed in a flash, and I published two more novels. Nearly a year to the day, I released my newest historical novel, A Practical Arrangement. I'm still reeling at the idea that I did it – I'm doing it – I am a published author, and I often feel like pinching myself.
One integral puzzle piece in my success has been my infatuation with the idea of independent living. The term Indie ( insert word here ) is prominent these days. Indie music is giving artists such as Marcus Hopsin and labels like Psychopathic Records and Funk Volume a voice in the industry – and earning a rather sizable following. Likewise, Indie Authors are engaging readers and finding success in impressive numbers. I credit independent living. Independence encourages an initial rush, flooding newly opened land (or markets as the case may be); but just as with settling the west, not every wagon found one hundred acres and paradise. What independence does offer is the freedom to strike out and up.
For motivated writers, the world lay open and ripe before them. It is up to me what I do with the golden opportunity before me. With each and every novel, I've grown as a writer, learned as a reader, matured as an editor, and tackled marketing and promotion. Progress shows in my work. Some may be bothered by this method – my transparency of growth and on-the-job learning. Others will be encouraged. For me, it is a way of life, because I am constantly learning in every aspect of this thing we call independent living. ~ Nadja NotarianiA Practical Arrangement Tour Schedule
9/24 Arianne Cruz Guest Blog and Giveaway http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com
9/25 My Devotional Thoughts Guest Blog and Giveaway http://www.mydevotionalthoughts.com/
9/25 Sultry Storyteller Interview http://sultrystoryteller.blogspot.com/
9/26 All Things Writing Guest Post http://www.allthingswriting.blogspot.com
9/26 Reading Romances Review and Giveaway http://reading-romances.com
9/27 T B R Review and Giveaway http://tbr-io.blogspot.com/
9/27 Free Book Dude Guest Post http://FreeBookDude.com
10/1 Queen of the Night Reviews Review, Guest Blog, and Giveaway http://queenofthenightreviews.blogspot.com/
10/1 A Chick Who Read Review, Guest Blog, and Giveaway http://achickwhoreads.blogspot.com/
10/4 I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read! Guest Blog and Giveaway http://www.sithereandread.com/
10/4 Harlie's Books Review and Giveaway http://harliebooks.blogspot.com/
10/8 Identiyy Discovery Guest post http://www.identitydiscovery.net/
10/9 The Insane Writings of a Crazed Writer Guest Blog and Giveaway http://www.jessekimmelfreeman.com/blog.html
10/9 The Bunny's Review Review, Interview, and Giveaway http://bunnysreview.com
10/10 Just Another Rabid Reader Review, Guest Blog, and Giveaway http://justanotherrabidreader.info
10/10 My Cozie Corner Review http://coziecorner.blogspot.com
10/10 Reviews By Molly Review http://reviewsbymolly.com/
10/11 Mademoiselle Le Sphinx Review http://aliaaelnashar.blogspot.com/
10/12 Reading on the Wild Side Guest Blog and Giveaway http://readingonthewildside.blogspot.com/?zx=1013a8f156087770
10/12 Oopie Poopie The Bibliomaniac Review and Giveaway http://oopiepoopiethebibliomaniac.blogspot.com/
Want more now? Check out what the blurb for A Practical Arrangement:
Practical plans go awry when prim sensibilities unwittingly capture the heart of a scandalous seducer.
Miss Evangeline Grey, intelligent and sensible, has no desire to marry, her reluctance born from the dire warnings of her overly emotional mother. Her father has other ideas, however, and decrees that unless she weds by the spring, he will choose a husband for her.
Prim and proper Evangeline accepts her father's issue with little more than mild alarm. Knowing herself plain of face and sharp of tongue, she believes herself capable of warding off any perspective suitor. Her plan goes awry when the scandalous seducer, Mr. Thomas Masterson, visits her family's home, for Thomas has learned that he must procure a wife to receive his full inheritance.
When he discovers Evangeline's predicament matches his own, Thomas determines to orchestrate a practical arrangement. A war of wit and word results, and Thomas finds himself ever more beguiled by the soft heart he discovers under Miss Grey's stern, inhibited exterior. Patiently, he endeavors to gain her respect and awaken her passions. As tenuous trust blooms between the rake and the reluctant, unfortunate events – and Thomas' past reputation – threaten to destroy the peace and happiness he has found within the bonds of his Practical Arrangement.
Nadja Notariani was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Her upbringing included very diverse environments, affording wide and varied richness of ethnic and religious tradition. Raised in both an Italian/Mediterranean American home and a traditional German household, Nadja gleaned the unique benefits of viewing the world through two widely different lenses.
Nadja resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, ever embracing new adventures with her husband, three sons and faithful German Shepherd. She also boasts two grown daughters, who have flown the nest to pursue their own adventures.
Within her titles, readers can find romance and adventure, from contemporary to paranormal to historical, always with a happily-ever-after. Nadja enjoys hearing from readers and can be found at her website, on Facebook, Goodreads, and at Romance Novel Center. Readers are welcome to contact her via email.
· Website http://nadjanotariani.blogspot.com/
· Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard