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Nadezhda Seiler’s “Without Thinking Twice”

ResizeImageHandler[10]Today I devote this post to my own novel, Without Thinking Twice. It’s the second anniversary of its publication and, even if it’s not a bestseller, I think it deserves acknowledgement, just like all the other novels that I review in my blog. Because I put my heart and soul into this book is a good enough reason for me to celebrate this anniversary, don’t you think? 🙂

Here’s the blurb:

Russian brides, Lara and Yulia, are navigating their new lives in the United States. After the initial excitement that surrounds their marriages to their American husbands suddenly wears off, the two women develop a friendship that they both hope can help them survive the clash of personalities, cultures, and expectations that now overshadow their everyday lives.

Lara, a practical woman who hooked up with her husband, Sam, on the Internet, is fairly content with her life in America—until she realizes she needs more from her marriage and life than financial stability. Yulia, a closet poet and a believer in idealistic romance, fell in love at first sight with Bill in Moscow. Unfortunately, unable to distinguish fantasy from reality, Yulia falls prey to an idealized image of her philandering husband who secretly yearns for his bachelorhood. As both women face drastic changes in their destinies, they soon realize that their worries about speaking flawless English are the least of their problems.

In this contemporary romance, two Russian women on a journey to what they once thought would be a fairy tale now must wonder if they will ever attain a happy ending.

Although Without Thinking Twice is not autobiographical, I used some of my personal experiences and observations in it. The novel challenges familiar stereotypes, gender and culture based, telling a story from the point of view of both Russian and American characters, being narrated by four people, two women and two men, whose voices, stories, views and goals distinctly differ from one another.

I was quite happy when Without Thinking Twice was chosen to be included in the Abbott Press 2013 Honorary Catalog.

The novel can be purchased on Abbott Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. The e-book version is available for download for most e-readers, including, but not limited, to Kindle, Nook, iPad and Sony.

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Happy New Year, my friends!

2007-12-26 03.20.15Hey, year 2014! I’m welcoming you with open arms. I hope you will be happy to everybody!

The previous year was pretty good to me, in regards to my writing.

My first novel, Disengaged, co-authored with Cindi Rockett, was added to the Fairfax County Public Library and now four copies are in circulation.

My second novel, Without Thinking Twice, was chosen to be included in the Abbott Press 2013 honorary catalog, which made me proud and delighted.

On January 3d, Abbott Press published my third novel, A Measure of Guilt, a mystery, set in San Diego, with Nick Kirrov as one of the main characters who first appeared in Without Thinking Twice.

My talented daughter made a book trailer for each of my three novels and posted them on YouTube. Now, when I watch one or another, the memories of creating that fictional world rush on me and I feel exhilarated. Frankly, I don’t even think of my characters as fictional, but very much real. That’s why I don’t want to let them go, but bring some of them into my next novel.

And that’s why I’m writing a sequel to A Measure of Guilt, tentatively titled Trust Me, Kate. I’m currently on my fourth draft.

I also participated in NaNoWriMo and whipped out 61,000 words of my fifth novel, The Unknown. It was an exciting journey and quite a challenge, but I enjoyed the process immensely and someday I will certainly resume working on this book. Well, how can I not, since it’ll be a sequel to Trust Me, Kate? 🙂

So, like I said, 2013 was productive for me.

As usual, I made a New Year’s resolutions for 2014, prioritizing the publication of my novel #4. If I succeed, it would definitely make me scream with joy. 🙂

I wish you my readers a very happy, prolific New Year! 🙂

“Without Thinking Twice” featured in 2013 Abbott Press Catalog

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ResizeImageHandler[10]I’m very happy and proud to announce that my second novel, Without Thinking Twice, was chosen by a panel of judges at Abbott Press, the self-publishing division of Writer’s Digest, and featured in the inaugural 2013 Abbott Press Catalog, among 33 titles by other authors.

In the introduction, Abbott Press states: “All of the titles in this catalog have been handpicked by Writer’s Digest for their exceptional literary merit — all are either Mark of Quality winners or runners up. They represent the best and the brightest of self-published titles.”

Wow! No wonder, I love my book so much. 🙂

The 2013 Abbott Press Catalog can be found on the F+W Media website, where on page 12, you can see Without Thinking Twice.