Monday, February 28, 2011

Walker Lauren

For all you Walker fans who've been asking me when you get to find out more about him. :-)

Scene from Lara's Point of View

“I didn’t expect to see you here.” Her voice came out a little husky to her own ears, but no one else seemed to notice.

Walker’s pale green eyes held hers for a long, tense second. “I was passing by when I glimpsed these two.” His gaze shifted over her shoulder. “I’ll carry it back.”

“We need to speak—bring the kids for dinner.” Judd melted away into the forest so fast, Lara didn’t even manage to turn around in time.

“Lara, it hurts.” It was an almost apologetic voice.

Wrenching away the suffocating web of want and anger and hurt that had wrapped around her, she went to her knees. “Let me see, sweetheart,” she said, checking first Brace, then Joshua.

“Hold still for a second.” Using the pressure injector, she gave them each a shot of painkiller.

She was vividly conscious of Walker hunkering down beside her, his body big, the scent of him as cool and reserved at the man himself. As she worked, he spoke to Joshua and Brace. Whatever they’d done to get into trouble, the boys’ wolves relaxed at once under his attention. Lara only wished her own wolf wasn’t so hypersensitive to his presence, until its fur rubbed up against the inside of her skin—but sensitivity aside, the wolf maintained a wary distance. Both parts of her had learned their lesson when it came to Walker Lauren.

Excerpted from Kiss of Snow

Copyright (c) 2011 by Nalini Singh

55 comments :

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you Nalini can't wait to read KOS!! Please can we have more!!

Las said...

I'm not admitting to anything, but there just happened to be some kind of squealing sound when I saw the title of this post. ;)

Thanks you!

Anonymous said...

Helen G. says...


AHHHH!!! Thank you, Thank you, that was great!! sigh... not much longer now.... I can't wait til KOS is out!!!

Helen G.

Tracy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

thank you - I can hardly wait until KoS comes out. How many more days now???

Lissa

Jo said...

Wow, now I really can't wait until KOS comes out. Does this mean you will give Walker and Lara there own story too? *hopes* Love that combo together.

Cherry said...

Stop torturing me.

Maryam said...

Oh, yummy! Can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Tracy said...

ps. This pair makes PERFECT sense.

ruby_twixter_tea said...

AHHHHH THANK YOU! AMAZING!!

Marlyn said...

*Fell over from the overwhelming joy. Got back up and took a calming breath before reading* Come on get this published already. My e-device awaits it. ^_^

Anonymous said...

Ok do you hear me squealing too? Thanks for the excerpt. I love the idea of Walker and Lara...but no more. I can't wait until the new book.

Sylvia said...

Thanks that was a very nice surprise! Another book to look foward too.

kylie said...

All kinds of happy, Nalini. Thanks for sharing.

RH said...

Omg, STOP!! Everytime I think I just need a "fix" it just gets so much worse afterwards! June is never going to get here is it? We're stuck in some weird novel purgatory and time has actually stood still.

Also, can I just say: KALEB. I love him.

Anonymous said...

"We're stuck in some weird novel purgatory and time has actually stood still." --- SOOOOO TRUE!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the excerpt. Waiting "mostly" patiently for KoS. I do so love both the Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter series....I really don't know which I love more!

urbanpbr said...

Arw, thank you! *_*

Crystal Posey said...

So... that contest. About when is that gonna happen??? LOL.

Thanks, love it!

Ann said...

I agree with Anonymous that it is like a wierd purgatory where "time is standing still." However, I'll take these mini-excerpts any day of the week.

Thank you so much for a welcome pick me up. :)

Ann

RedButterfly said...

OMG I LUV IT XD reeeeeeeeeeally cant wait 'till KOS is out

I want to see more Walker/Laura too ^_~

Also, Im with @RH: KALEB

Emily said...

So excited can't wait!!

Diane said...

Great excerpt, Nalini!

Anonymous said...

"the scent of him as cool and reserved at the man himself"

Nalini, there's a typo - "at" should be "as" (just an fyi, in case you copy-pasted from book)

M said...

Omg I think you made it worse lol is it out yet? Lol

Justducky422 said...

Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
Keep those excerpts coming, woman!!
Can NOT wait!! KOS is my #1 2011 book I'm waiting for...

xxoo,

Mmmmmmmmmm-waaaahhhhh!?!?!?!

Mujerluminosa said...

Oh Nalini, thanks for this excerpt. You're such a tease! I love Walker & Lara -- and of course, Hawke & Sienna -- I'm waiting impatiently for KoS. Wow, it's going to be amazing. Hurry! xo

sweetfires said...

Walker! Walker Walker Walker!

This post has made me happy.

Louise said...

AMAZING!!!
I'm super excited to see more about these two.Only 91 days left!!!!

Thank you so much for this gift =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this little teaser.

I agree with Crystal Posey .... when is the competition for the ARC of KoS and hope it is going to be open on your website for those of us not on Facebook.

Stella

Bianca said...

Oh my....!
Walker and Lauren definitely deserve a story... Maybe a novella ...that's what i have in my mind

orannia said...

Ohhhh...

Surwat said...

LOVED IT!!!!waiting for KOS is killing me slowly!

liz said...

-can't...wait...
-must...have...more (lol)
that was really cool, thanks Nalini I can't wait to get this book. Ireally hope that Lara and Walker get a book (I want a fuul length one for them-I really reallllly like them) :)

Anonymous said...

What a great way to star the morning. Thank you!

Stephenie M.

JamieRebecca said...

i am so ridiculously excited for Kiss of Snow and Hawke's story. I set my alarm on my cell to go off a week before it's out so I can pre-order. I then wrote it in my datebook and thought about asking off for the 31st of May to read. Then I realized that I am one obsessed lady!

AdAl said...

squeals Oh God! I'm dying!! Will June ever get here? I really can't wait!!! The days go by so slowly. Nalini - you are a tease. But keep it coming... I love these little hints into KOS.

DevotedReader said...

SQEEEEAAALLLl!!!!!
I cannnot wait until KoS. I think I
am going to go crazy. This book is going to be one of the best for 2011!
I just want to go back to the psy/changleing world.

Hey Nalini!
When is the arcc contest happening?!

Eva said...

Thank you Nalini!

Can`t wait to read more of these two:-).

Eva said...

Thank you Nalini!

Can`t wait to read more of these two:-).

jennifer said...

Thank you, thank you for sharing!! I believe I would have seriously squealed if it wasn't for the fact I'm at work, but since no one is around me, I believe I bounced on my chair when I saw this excerpt. FANTASTIC way to start off my morning. I want the book even more!

Callista said...

hey,I am a BIG fan of Vasic,I ask for same treatment!! :)

Tyraa said...

Ohh I can't wait for this book!

maritza said...

Tease! Tease! Tease me some more :D

R said...

Thx Nalini. I can't wait for KOS! I have a feeling I'm going to be sick from work on May 31st...I feel a cold coming on already...(cough, cough)

azteclady said...

ohmygawd, you are KILLING ME, woman!


Is it release day yet????

*checking calendar*

arrrrrrrrgggghhh...

wisdom said...

Thank You! So, does this mean that Walker and Lara will get their own book? Or do you plan to tell their story in a novella? Good match, by the way. ;)

Anonymous said...

RH says...

I absolutely love this series and like everyone else, can't wait for KoS. So thankful for Walker & Lara's pairing (I hope they get their own book). On a side note, I'm wondering if we will be seeing a future book with Psy/Psy relationship? Perhaps Kaleb and the mysterious person he's been trying to find :)

Anonymous said...

omg i can't wait for this book to come out already ... more excerpts pleassssse:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooooooo much for this excerpt, being introduced more to the Lara / Walker story in Play of Passion, total book girl! But Hawkes been my man since the start:) Nearly fell off the couch when I discovered this wee tid bit this morning along with the ARC competition which I entered right then and there.
keep em' coming..
from a very grateful kiwigirl who is stoked that one of her favourite writer is from her home country:)

cheesebk said...

awesome snippet! thanks.

Anneela said...

Sweet!

shanella said...

I have never been this anxious for book to come out! Hurry up clock! It should be May already:)

ming-ki said...

We have been suspicious about Lara and Walker. And now? Hahaha! Can't wait for the book in my hand! Dying for it!

Bloggger on the run said...

So when is the book on Walker and Lara coming out? And wat about Vasic?!! Dying to read about him and.... who?!!

How about he is asked to kidnap someone and then he falls for her..! ;)

Kaleb intrigues me too... wonder who the Psy is for whom he is keeping an eye out.. same as the Ghost..? (Do I get a sneak peek here ;) )