Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Glimpse of Illium

Excerpt from Archangel's Consort
Out January 25, 2011 / UK: February 10, 2011

“I know I’m your favorite.” He brushed his wing over hers when she didn’t reply.

“I swear to God,” she muttered, fighting a laugh, “if you’ve dusted me with blue, I’ll tie your balls in a knot and hang you up by them on the nearest sharp object I see.” The last time he’d glittered blue angel-dust over her wings, Raphael had—eventually—seen the humor in the situation. She couldn’t guarantee Illium’s health if it happened a second time.

Illium dipped low, stroking back up with movements that looked lazy but took considerable muscle strength. “Be nice to me or I won’t give you your present.”

“Idiot.” But he was her favorite of the Seven. How could he not be when he saw her human heart not as a curse, but as a gift? When he would lay down his life for the archangel who was Elena’s? When he laughed with the same easy joy as the children in the Refuge?

Copyright (c) Nalini Singh

Monday, November 29, 2010

Archangel's Consort ARC Contest Winners

There were a record number of entries for this contest - thank you to everyone who entered.

I was able to rustle up a couple of extra ARCs to give away, so without further ado, here are the six random winners of the Archangel's Consort ARCs!
Dawn A.
Joanna W.
Lisa Sta.
Diane H.
Danielle J.
Joslynn S.

All the winners have been emailed. Congratulations ladies!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! I recently read Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen and Caught by Harlen Coben. Both excellent thrillers.

What're you enjoying at the moment?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving & Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating the holiday. :-)

Also, have you seen Cookie Monster's audition tape for SNL? Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Archangel's Consort ARC Contest


If you'd like to go in the random draw to win one of at least four Advanced Reading/Review Copies of Archangel's Consort, send an e-mail to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom with "Archangel's Consort ARC Contest" in the subject line by
by 5pm Sunday November 28th, 2010, New Zealand time.

(Your e-mail will only be used to contact you should you win.)

Since these are Advanced Reading/Review Copies, if you win, I'd ask that you please post a review somewhere before the release date (January 25, 2011) - on a blog, on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads...it's up to you, but it would be much appreciated if you'd post your thoughts somewhere. The contents of the review are, of course, totally up to you, but I would request that you not share any major spoilers until after the book is out.

A note about the ARC - it's substantially the same as the final book, but since
ARCs are printed prior to the final round of edits, there are some errors in the text that aren't in the final book.

I'll give each winner 48 hours to respond to my email indicating they've won. If I don't hear back within that time, I'll redraw. By entering, you give me permission to post your name on the blog should you win.

The fine print: Contest is open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and his or her name(s) posted on this blog on Monday, November 29th, 2010. Void where prohibited.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

Also, ARRA has a mini interview up with me on their blog, so check it out.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Psy/Changeling & Guild Hunter Series Release Schedule

I wanted to update you all on my 2011 release schedule today, plus answer a question that I've been asked a number of times lately.

Will there be more Psy/Changeling books after Kiss of Snow?

The answer is yes, absolutely! I love writing this series, and there's still so much to explore with the characters, and the world.

However, I can't tell you much about the book after Kiss of Snow yet, because I'll be working on a Guild Hunter book next.

Next year, you'll be getting two GH books and one Psy/Changeling. Since this is the first time I'll be doing two GH books in a year, I've decided to do something a little different with the second book. Instead of focusing on Elena and Raphael, the book will focus on Dmitri.

(I'll still be writing more Elena/Raphael books.)

I won't have any information about the 2012 schedule for a while, so please be patient. :-)

Any burning questions? Leave them in the comments.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Play of Passion Spoiler Thread Now Open

Follow the link (and remember, there shall be spoilers, so don't click if you haven't yet read Play of Passion).

Closing comments on this post to avoid confusion.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday Book Club

...coming to you on a Saturday! What're you reading and loving this week?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kiss of Snow Backcover Blurb

As promised, here's the backcover blurb for Kiss of Snow!!

But first, are you sure you want to read it?

Maybe you want to be kept in suspense?

You know waiting will make it even better.

Well....if you're certain...

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is “paranormal romance at its best” (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants--and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

Good News!

Play of Passion has hit both the New York Times Bestseller list and the USA Today Bestseller list! Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Writing & A Question

I'm working on the GH novella featuring Noel today. I wrote the first draft of the story a couple of months ago, so it's been good to get back to it.

I was thinking to open the Play of Passion Spoiler thread this weekend. How does that work for everyone?

Monday, November 08, 2010


I have a post up on Oddshots today. Swing by and share what you got up to this weekend. Have a great new week everyone. :-)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Editing Process & Kiss of Snow Pre-Order Links

If you've ever wondered what happens after an author turns in a book, I've got a post up on Book Binge about the behind-the-scenes process, so swing by and have a read. :-)

Also, Kiss of Snow is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble! I'll update the pre-order links as more go live.

Talking of Kiss of Snow, there is also a snippet from the manuscript over on Book Binge. Enjoy!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Diwali Book Club

Happy Diwali (Festival of Lights) everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day. :-)

What are you reading and loving at the moment?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Play of Passion Spoiler Thread

This is the thread where you can freely discuss PLAY OF PASSION and the previous books in the Psy/Changeling series. *SPOILERS* allowed, so if you haven't read Drew and Indigo's story yet, click away! This link will take you back to the main blog.

So, if you're sure this is where you want to be....let the discussion begin!

Also, if you're looking for the Caressed By Ice Spoiler thread, Mine to Possess Spoiler thread, Hostage to Pleasure Spoiler thread, Branded By Fire Spoiler thread, and the Blaze of Memory Spoiler thread, follow the links.

For those of you who aren't bloggers, you can still comment - just choose the Anonymous option and sign off the comment with your name if you'd like folks to know who you are.

NB: This thread is for readers, so if you have a question specifically for me, email me at nalinisinghwrites AT gmail DOT com.

Changelings and Catchup

I'm talking about why I love writing changelings and giving away some backlist books over at Bitten By Books, so swing by and join in the discussion.

What're you all up to at the moment? :-)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Good News & Reviews

You may have noticed that Play of Passion is now out *grin* Well, I have more good news! Drew and Indigo's book has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award in the Shapeshifter category!

Bonds of Justice has also been nominated - in the Paranormal Romance category. And Elena from the GH series has been nominated in the Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist category (for Archangel's Kiss). Thanks, RT!

A number of reviews for Play of Passion have gone up around the web, so I thought I'd put up a list here if you'd like to go blog-hopping. (If I've missed your review, please leave a link in the comments. :-)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Play of Passion is now out!!

I hope you all enjoy Drew and Indigo's story!!

I'll open up a spoiler thread on the blog in two weeks, so please keep comments spoiler free for now to allow everyone a chance to read the book first. :-)

Happy reading!!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Anticipated Releases

One day till Play of Passion releases!!

Over at Oddshots, I'm asking everyone to share what books they're looking forward to in the next few months. Join in and add your picks (or post them here!!). :-)