Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Branded By Fire Copy Edits

I keep finding conversations that make me grin. Here's one.

“I’ll take that under advisement, Mélisande.”

Mercy barely stopped herself from slamming on the brakes. “Who told you that?” She needed to know who to dismember.

He snorted. “I ran the background check on you.”

“What?”

“Did you think SnowDancer was sitting on its ass while you cats set up your territory here?”

Given that she’d done some spying of her own, she couldn’t exactly argue with that. But—“That name is off-limits. On pain of death.”

“I’m quaking in my boots, pussycat.”

She screamed. “Why do you live to aggravate me? Why?”


Point to Riley methinks *grin*

34 comments :

Barbarita V said...

Love it!

Christine said...

Something tells me I'm really going to love the dialogue between these two. ... and everything else between these two!

Can't wait!

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

*chuckle* :D
And then they both ravish each other in the woods, right?

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

Yum yum! Do we get to find out who gave Mercy her names and anything about her family? I hope you drop more goodies before June!! Or is it later?

Jenny

Allison('s)Reads said...

That was really really good. Thanks Nalini (or is it... how could you torture us so, Nalini?)!

Missy said...

I cannot wait for this book! July is so far away! Have a great day!

Sonya Utz said...

I can't wait. The chemistry between these two is off the charts!

orannia said...

I’m quaking in my boots, pussycat.

Heheheheheh. If this is torture, I would like to be tortured some more please :)

I'm so looking forward to this book!

Marnie Colette a.k.a marniebelle said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! I can't wait.

Lili said...

That was great! Oh, now I'm even more impatient for their story. I love Riley! Thanks Nalini!

Kat at Book Thingo said...

Nalini, you are SUCH a tease! :-)

Anonymous said...

doing my best Oliver Twist, "Could I have some more please?"
Mo
(who can't seem to get her google account to work)

KMont said...

LMAO! That is so true to many a man! Cannot wait for this book. :D

azteclady said...

oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Mean tease you!!!

Me, want, NOW!!!

*biting nails in anguish*


*ahem*

gidget said...

I normally don't read tidbits because I'm obsessive about not guessing/giving away or anything else that has to do with the storyline until I can read the entire book but in this case: thank you! I'm looking forward to this book (and the next one). This is one of my favourite series.

Anonymous said...

..sometimes I definitely love to be tortured:)

~Eva

Casee said...

I can't wait!

Joey Hill said...

Ha, that was v. good, Nalini. I think you'd final in the Clendon with that!!
BTW my boys refer to people as Cats, as in, "What a cat!' Or for the NZ literati watching you climb the Best seller lists, "That Nalini Cat."(!!)
Joanne.

Ana said...

*inserts Ana's sigh of contentment*

This book is so gonna rock!

Nalini Singh said...

Wait till you see Mercy's revenge *g*

Jenny, yes, you meet Mercy's family, and you do find out about the name in a roundabout way.

Joey - I love it!

orannia said...

*reading excerpt for the third...fourth...time*

Yes, I'm desperate for crumbs! The Oliver Twist quote now seems rather apt :)

Ohhh, Mercy's family! Nalini - I just had a thought. Riley mentioned checking out DarkRiver when they first moved into the area. Will we be learning any more about that period?

Tammy said...

ROTFLOL, now if the release day was closer I'd be in heaven!

Aymless said...

Oooohhhh1 Sassy!

Una said...

Oh my!!! I just love their passion! I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg! Thanks for the teaser!!!

Christina said...

Such teasing! I can't wait now!

I *adore* the german cover! Have your books been translated in French and Spanish, Nalini? (Hopefully with equally awesome covers?)

Courtney said...

OMG, you're evil, Nalini! But apparently I'm masochistic because I want more. I can't wait for this book. I have a feeling the banter between Riley and Mercy will surpass any other awesome banter.

Courtney <--- counting down to July

limecello said...

*SQUEE!*
(the end) :D

Jennifer K. said...

Whoo-we, girl! I can feel the heat. I want this book. I want them all, actually. And now is good. ;)

Heather's Books said...

Dang it why do you have to tease me like that...I don't think that I can wait for this book to come out...

Gwyn Mercy Ryan said...

*breathing real heavy* Ummmm... when is BBF coming out, again? If conversations can 'wow' me, imagine the entire, fricking book!!! *whimper of need*

Lissa said...

Ummm.....Mercy and Riley are going to be 'mated', right? As for revenge...*thinks of all naughty things one can do to sexy wolf*

Lissa Hauptman

Tina said...

Love it! lol Una, it is the tip of the iceburg...wonder whats at the bottom of the iceburg. *grin*

Julie said...

OMFG!!!

Please, please say you'll provide a snippet (larger)...soon. Have a question, if two diff changeling species decide to mate, whatwould their kids be, or is it possible that there is 50% of the kid either being leopard or wolf?

Juliette Mason

Nalini Singh said...

Juliette, that question will be addressed in the book :)