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Thanks for the add! I look forward to reading some of your work! I’m participating in the Summer Siren’s Giveaway, which runs through 20 May, Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you there! Terms Privacy Przie password? Nadja Notariani was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Her upbringing included very diverse environments, affording wide and varied richness of ethnic and religious tradition.

Nadja resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, ever embracing new adventures with her three sons and faithful German Shepherd. She also boasts two 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. This biography was provided by the author or their representative. Researching for Romance Writing: Sex, Sensuality, Or Both!

Please feel free to share any links or tips you think claimng add to the discussion. For those new to this feature, I’ve listed past topics below. A Romance Writer’s Investigation. Writer’s Relief posted an interesting article, Writing Sex Scenes: How Much Is Too Much? I’ll hazard a guess that if you ask romance readers, you’ll get a wide variety of responses.

Sex and sensuality are no strangers to romance novels, it’s expected within the pages of nktariani good romance. The disparity comes when asking what constitutes ‘enough’ sex or sensuality. Some readers prefer great romantic tension and build up, but fade to black intimate scenes.

Others prefer the same, but with the addition of a sexual scene or scenes – as the case may be. Readers of erotica want plenty of both – and more graphically depicted. Personally, I would categorize erotica as a separate sub-genre of romance, but the lines are blurred with the addition of the tag ‘erotic romances’, and therefore, I include erotica in my discussion, noting that I recognize the division.

Most readers I have spoken with conveyed similar sentiments. While they hold a certain personal preference, they are not opposed to more – or less – sensuality or sex provided the scenes are well written – and of course, that the story is one they enjoy.

Nearly all expressed aversion to sex scenes slapped within a story simply to boast a sex scene. Sterile and clinical descriptions of the act likewise affected readers negatively.

But, my research subjects are few – mostly consisting of romance reading friends. Despite the small pool of readers polled, results suggest that readers welcome sex and sensuality in romance novels.

Erotic content in romance novels is on the rise. As a reader, I’m not opposed. But after asking around, one theme popped up over and again. Sensuality is the key. Sex in and of itself isn’t what grabs readers up and carries them away.


Rather, readers want to be caught up in romance, in sensuality and seduction. If along the way they indulge in a sultry sex scene, well I haven’t heard any complaints about that! Biting The Bullet Welcome back to Researching For Romance, a weekly series revealing my fabulous finds for use in writing.

Please feel free to share any great sites nadjja offer greater information on whatever topic is featured. Bite The Bullet We’ve all heard the above phrase.

There are different variations to the sentiment, and equally different meanings. The term can caliming to taking a chance, stepping up to the plate, or even to death. Time has a way of ‘turning a phrase’, so to speak. During my research into Native American culture, specifically the Plains Indians, I discovered where the phrase originated through reading. Apparently, white buffalo hunters, after finding themselves on the wrong end of a Comanche spear or perhaps more apt – after finding their friends and acquaintances on the wrong end of Comanche spears decided it better to take their own lives rather than end up captive to a war party.

Victims were tortured horribly when caught killing buffalo solely for their hides. The Indians wanted to send a powerful warning to those slaughtering their very claiminy of survival.

Tensions had escalated for years over thinning herds and shrinking hunting grounds. As a result, Comanche Not only Comanche, I’d like to add warriors actively sought to destroy the men responsible.

Speared to the ground, men were discovered with their ears, tongues, and even genitals severed and stuffed into their mouths. Some were skinned and left for dead, just as they had left the buffalo. Others were used hadja a notariqni for cooking fires, the cast off buffalo carcasses roasted on the captive’s belly.

White buffalo hunters feared capture and most importantly what would come after capture more than death – and can you blame them? Not without irony do I note that these adventurers, so intent on financial gain, ‘Bit The Bullet’ so to speak in chancing capture to hunt the buffalo in the first place.

Nearly all hunters carried a. Hence, when the day was lost, they would ‘Bite The Bullet’ rather thd face the alternative claimlng capture and certain torture at the hands of a war party. I had never heard this before. My introduction and understanding of the phrase had led me to believe its gist was ‘taking a chance’ or ‘testing fate’. While the phrase has taken on this meaning since those days, its origin reveals a much more sinister beginning.

Moments tender, heartfelt words whispered, uncoerced gifts bitter ndja the palate of Truth.

Claiming The Prize

Times distant, abandoned contemplative, untouched vetted in the aftermath of Truth. Night descends, shadows devour certainty, tomorrow lays trampled beneath Lies.

More theraputic than I expected. It was worth every blessed second. Without further ado, I happily share my latest cover 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.

NADJA NOTARIANI : An Author’s Adventures: Claiming The Prize

Knowing herself plain of face and sharp of tongue, she believes herself capable of warding off any perspective suitor. Her plan goes awry notxriani 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 przie 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.

A year ago, almost to th day, I published my first novel, Claiming The Prize. The story centers around an up-and-coming MMA fighter looking to break into the premier mixed-martial-arts organization. Claiming The Prize, Nadja Notariani Walking a solitary, disciplined path in his pursuit to notadiani the light heavyweight champion of the American-Mixed-Martial-Arts-Organization, Drago Zadrovec leaves the security of his homeland to train in the United States.

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But once within the exclusive MMA organization, Drago finds himself increasingly drawn to his mentor’s daughter, Grace Antolini. Quiet and gentle, yet thoroughly immersed in the world in which he exists, Grace captures his heart as firmly as his quest for the title, igniting a long buried passion inside the fighter.

Subjecting his body to the brutality of the cage and opening his heart to the woman he desires to share his life with, Drago comes to understand that his journey is comprised of more than want of victory in the ultimate goal of Claiming The Prize Claiming The Prize was inspired by many years of sitting in gymnasiums, watching my son train in wrestling, jujitsu, Muay-Thai kickboxing, and boxing, which in turn led to my enthusiasm and appreciation of the sport. I’m over the moon, as readers are grabbing up this title – and delving into the world of MMA – with a healthy side-helping of romance – hot romance from what I read!

I hope the new-found love affair with cage fighting heroes, coupled with the potent romance combination, will encourage readers to seek similar titles – namely, Claiming The Prize!

Here’s the book Juliana featured – check it out. I’ve added it to my TBR pile. Delicious MMA fighters – decadent romance? I lived a different life than many who will make tribute to fathers this day, for two very different men fulfill the role of father in my life.

Womens childhood relationships with their fathers are important to them all their lives. Regardless of age or status, women who seem clearest about their goals and most satisfied with their lives and personal and family relationships usually remember that their fathers enjoyed them and were actively interested in their development.

Stella Chess quotes I was quite young when my parents divorced. Cultural differences and family issues raged throughout their lives – and therefore – through my own. My father is a good man, upright and very, very German. He is possibly the most intelligent person I’ve ever known. His demand for excellence motivated me, but I struggled to live up to his expectations. It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.