Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good News & A Kiss

I've just returned from the fantastic Australian Romance Readers Convention in Sydney, Australia. I had a wonderful time. It was awesome to meet so many of you. :-)

I'm very happy to share that Bonds of Justice won the award for Favorite Paranormal Romance, and Archangel's Kiss for the Favorite SF, Futuristic or Urban Fantasy Romance. The Psy/Changeling series won the award for the Favorite Continuing Romance Series!

Photos to come when I've had a chance to download them. Today, I have the Kiss of Snow excerpt I promised as part of my DABWAHA campaign. Archangel's Kiss is now one of the final four books remaining. Thanks for the support everyone and I hope you're having fun playing!

Enjoy the excerpt!

Excerpt from KISS OF SNOW by Nalini Singh
Berkley Sensation - May 31st

“Again, none of your business.” Refusing to be intimidated, she glanced over his shoulder. “Excuse me, my ride’s here.”

Hawke stepped sideways to block her. “No.”

Her body threatened to lock her into place, so strong was the impact of him. Only her fury kept her going. “Move.”

Ignoring her command, he continued to hold her gaze with that wild wolf one even as he directed his next words to Judd, who’d just hopped out of the SUV. “Where are you taking her?”

“We were heading down to see Sascha, but I’ve just had a contact I need to chase up fast.” Judd looked at Sienna. “Okay if we delay this till tomorrow?”

“Sure.”

“No need.” Hawke smiled and held his hand back for the keys. “I can drive her to the cats.”

Sienna stared at Judd, sending him telepathic messages that seemed to go unheard. “No, that’s fine,” she said out loud. “I can wai—”

But Judd was already handing Hawke the keys. “Better you go down tonight,” he said. “Since the visit’s been cleared with Sascha’s security.”

“I can drive,” she pointed out through gritted teeth to the wolf blocking her way. “Judd was only coming with me because he wanted to take part in the discussion.” She held out a hand. “I don’t need a babysitter.”

To her shock, it was Judd who stopped her escape attempt. “It’s late. You’ve never driven this route in the dark—and it’ll be darker still by the time you head back.”

What is wrong with you?! she telepathed. I cannot be in a car alone with him. Especially when those ice-blue eyes had gone slightly aglow.

Deal with it. It was a pitiless response. If you need that to be an order from a lieutenant, then consider it done.

She clenched her jaw, but no way in hell was she about to disobey an order and bring her maturity into question yet again. So either she allowed Hawke to drive, or she stayed put. It was tempting to seize the latter option, but not only did she want to see Sascha, she would not give Hawke the satisfaction of knowing he’d derailed her plans. “I’ll wait in the car.”

She was ensconced in the passenger seat, her wireless speaker buds in her ears, by the time Hawke finished talking with Judd and got into the driver’s seat. He didn’t say anything until he’d turned the SUV around and they were on their way. Then he leaned over and pulled out the bud on his side.

“Hey!”

But he’d managed to grab the tiny music player from her lap, too, throwing it over his shoulder into the backseat. “I don’t like being ignored.”

Copyright (c) 2011 by Nalini Singh

105 comments :

Anonymous said...

I soooooo cannot wait for this book!!!!!!!!
Such Sexual Tension between them, yummoooooo!!!

Anonymous said...

let me be the first one to say mooooooore. can't wait till the book is on sale in UK. Counting the days...minutes...seconds.

Mariana said...

OMG! How much longer? This is killing me O_o

pug said...

This is my most anticipated book of the year. I am going crazy. Thanks, Nalini!

Roksana said...

OMG....I am giddy like a teenager at the moment:) May is too far away.

Diane said...

Loved it! Counting down the days.

Zoe said...

I don't think I took a single breath while reading this. Nalini, I bow before you and touch your feet. Namaste :D

Regina said...

OMG I can hardly wait, I'm so impatient to read Hawke and Sienna!

L-Dub said...

I'm so ready for this book! Hurry up, June!

Crystal Posey said...

I second this, "This is my most anticipated book of the year."

It really, really is! I don't think I've ever wanted a book so bad!

Erin E. said...

I love it!! Thank you, thank you! So excited about this book, just a little more than 2 months....the wait might be the end of me...

Good luck in the final 4 of DABWAHA, I will be voting for you!

Palankir said...

Ooh, I was thinking excerpt, a couple of lines, maybe 3 or 4, but this? This was sublime! Thank you! May 31st cannot come fast enough!

Anonymous said...

I could have the book anytime now!!!!!! May is so far away.........

Tracy said...

Thank you for making my crappy day a lot better!!! =)

kylie said...

Ahhhh...thank you, Nalini. I just finished dinner and this was one hell of a dessert - even better than the mascarpone berry crostini I had a few days ago!

Jasmin said...

I already bought the book in hardback but if B&N does not deliver by May 31st I'm also getting the kindle format. No way am I waiting longer for this book. lol

PeppyPilotGirl said...

That traitor, Judd! ;-) I cannot wait for this book!! @Mariana - me too!!

Thanks for the excerpt, Nalini!!

I Love My Marine said...

So Excited. Thanks for the Share!

CindyS said...

Phew - that's just what I needed to calm the hell down. Although May is still too far away!

CindyS

Kim Zielke said...

GAAAAHHHHH!!! I want this book so BAD!!!!!!!!!! Love it. Is May 31st here yet? No? Too, bad. Oh, well this was the best ending to a day EVER!

Anonymous said...

This book is going to be so gooooooooooood!!!!!

Deanne said...

why tease me when I have to wait what feels like an eternity. LOL
This book is going to be effing great!

Kaleigha said...

Congratulations on all fronts...all were very well deserved wins.

Melissa G. said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! You are Killing me here. I need more, more now. I can't wait to read Kiss of Snow, how shall I survive the wait.....

KaraGail said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I'M GOING TO DIE BEFORE THIS COMES OUT!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Ms. Singh!!!!!

Barbarita V said...

Thanks for the excerpt, Love it!

Catherine said...

Wow! Did I mention??? Wow!!

Melissa said...

I have been very close to bidding on all those Kiss of Snow ARCs on EBay. They are selling for hundreds of dollars! You are such a fantastic writer, the wait is excruciating ;)

loves2design said...

SOOOOOO good make me WANT the book more NOW.... guess i just have to re-read the series start with SLAVE TO SENSATION

Louise said...

It just keeps getting better and better...Now, if you'll excuse me I'll be memorizing every little word you just wrote :)
Thanks for being so nice to us!!

P.S:How much longer, again??I'm dying here...

Jen D. said...

CANNOT. WAIT. Gah, I'm excited about this book. =)

Thanks so much for the excerpt, Nalini!

Kristie2510 said...

I had to hide in the coolroom at work to read this !!!!!
it was "awesome" can't wait !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy dance! HAPPY DANCE!!! I <3 This book. Can't wait till it comes out...

LuigiGirlNZ said...

OMG!!! I can't wait for this book :D
Thank you for the excerpt!

Congrats on all the wins too.

Anonymous said...

OMG ~ I can't stand the wait !! I really shouldn't read these teasers ... it just makes me want the book NOW !

kellynj said...

KILLING ME......I keep telling myself I canNOT afford to pay crazy amounts of money for an ARC - especially when I know I'm going to buy the damn book the second it's available electronically anyway!! Need to keep reinforcing the whole "I can wait another 62 days" thing....this isn't helping Nalini! *laffin*

parsa said...

OH God!!!!!!!!! You are such a TEASE....!!! :P i want this book now *throws temper tantrum* :P

Nalini Singh said...

There will be another ARC giveaway on a blog in April I believe. I'll let you all know when it's up and where you can enter to win. :-)

silverdezz said...

I SWOON when i am reading it....

I love the tension btw them (i won't say it's sexual though)

I like how S send the SOS to Judd who totally ignore it

the BEST part is how Hawke pulled S's earplug and declare how he hate her ignoring him...

haha...i did that too ...You know when mom was blabbering in the car (nowhere to escape), I put on my IPod...Let me tell...it totally works...LoL

Matsie said...

Hawke is soo bad ass! Sigh.

Anonymous said...

"There will be another ARC giveaway on a blog in April I believe. I'll let you all know when it's up and where you can enter to win. :-)"

Awesome!!! =)

~Tracy

Anonymous said...

Awesome,awesome so bloody awesome.Thank you, thank you. Can't wait forit to come out

Maryadine said...

Oh!!! I can't wait but I must admit I am worried that so the relationship seems slanted Iin Hawes favor and Sienna is at a disadvantage with little seeming real support from all the mentions in other books and in all the experts where they Are featured. Hope it turns out all right.

Bella said...

!! cant wait :D

liz said...

I cannot wait for this book, why can't it already be may!!!

Anonymous said...

Great excerpt!
I actually thought I could wait for the paperback edition in November, but now I'm just thinking: NO WAY!!! :-)

Greatings from Luxembourg, Europe!

BĂ©lise said...

Simply, gorgeous !
"I don't like to be ignored", just "HOT"
This wait is simply killing me !

K said...

May 31st is very very very far away

Anonymous said...

OMG this is gonna be the first book of this series I'm gonna read in English!
I can't wait for the German translation cause this would be in Sept 2012!!!!
By the way...the German translation is never as good as the original book...:)

SdyLion said...

Congrats on all the awards Nalini! you deserve the praise. I am so excited for all the new releases this year. The wait for Kiss, Blade and the others is sooo hard, but I am equally amazed at your ability to put them out. You are the best.

MarnieColette said...

Oh -- this is just so -- Oh. I think I want to marry Hawke!

Waldfee said...

that great, can't wait to read it!

pk said...

I cannot wait! But I have to, unfortunately! Thank you so much, Nalini for this excerpt. I just love this series! One thing I can always count on is the high quality of your writing...you never disappoint!

Lola said...

OMG!!! I cant wait 63 days :O this is torture!

Lindlee said...

@Maryadine: You took the words out of my mouth! I'm really looking forward to reading this book but I've been increasingly nervous about this very issue. I'm curious to see how Hawke and Sienna have a relationship as equal partners when he's the head honcho. I'm ready for a scene b/w Hawke and Sienna where she has the upper hand.

Anonymous said...

I thought I could hold on till November for the paperback. Who was I kidding, I've just ordered the hardback. Hurry up May 31st.

:Candice: said...

::sigh:: there's the fix I needed

Kim Zielke said...

I already commented, but I was wondering how old Hawke is in this book? I figure around 30, but don't know for sure.

Elenariel said...

Can't wait for the whole book! Hawke's one of my fav characters, maybe the most fav one, and Sienna is right there with him!
Thank you for the morsel! XD

Anna said...

What a sweet rush! Thanks!

AdAl said...

Oh dear!

(Deep Sigh) Will May 31st get here already?! Never has a wait been so looonnngggggggg............

Keep 'em coming Nalini.(Grin)

Jennifer K. said...

Congratulations on your wins, Nalini. You definitely deserve them. And THANK YOU for the excerpt. It always makes me want more, more, more, though! May 31 can't get here fast enough for me.

Feel free to post any other excerpts you'd like to share. I don't mind. Really. I don't.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD, I DEFINITELY CAN NOT WAIT TIL MAY!!!!!!!!!! I mean seriously there are still 63! days between me and my volume of Kiss of Snow....did I mention that I HATE waiting....?

Anonymous said...

As all the others allready said: I sooo can't wait for that book. Two months are a way too long wait. Love the exerpt!

RedButterfly said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DIED >.< 62 days yet, nooooooooooooo I want this book NOW XD

Anyway, congrats for the awards and its good to hear that you had fun at the Australian Romance Readers Convention ^_~

Sarah Leonard said...

well, it's that time of the evening to embarrass myself, so here goes:
you want to know what i did after reading "I don't like being ignored"? ...I jumped in my chair with a big smile on my face, clicking my hands and punching the air...
thanks for making me do that Nalini, much appreciated!!! :D

Amanda said...

OMG I'm so excited! DYING to read this Nalini! Killing me here...seriously!

Anonymous said...

Mean! Mean! Mean! You are so mean, Nalini! But oh boy, do we love it when you're mean! And so with the risk of sounding masochistic please be mean some more!!!!! Please, please, pretty please with yummy chocolate on top!!!!

Aileen said...

Nalini, you deserve the awards!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful imagination grounded in real emotion. Always a pleasure to read your stories.

maritza said...

Hot tamales Batman!!!! I'm getting this book in hard cover and e book!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow...just, wow...

That excerpt gave me goosebumps. The tension between those two is smokin hot. I'm totally counting the days until release day. :)

maritza said...

Oh my goodness I gotta read it again.

Anonymous said...

@Sarah Leonard: I was right there with you :D

I cannot wait for this book!!!

-Sarah M.

Anonymous said...

Omigosh! I'm so sooo excited to read Kiss of Snow. I just can't wait for this book!

Maryadine said...

@Lindlee--yes. We will have to compare notes. I am so excited for May 31st.

Lynda said...

Ohhhhhh....you tease Nalini-the anticipation is killing me...

Anonymous said...

I've just checked when this I would recieve my copy from Amazon Uk and it wasn't until 2012 - so I've ordered from the American Amazon which is costing me 3 times as much, but I seriously can't wait to read this book! I'm not totally sure if I like the teasers, I manage to contain my excitment with other distractions and then you post a teaser and I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl again :)


congratulations on the awards you've won Nalini, you seriously deserve them

Tracey in the UK

Florentina said...

LOVE IT!!! 61 days are still such a long time!!! Please more!

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I'm grinning like a fool! I CANNOT wait for this book!

Anonymous said...

this is just torture

JamieRebecca said...

ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this made me so excited and then i wanted to pull my hair out! the wait for this book is on my mind at some point EVERY FREAKING DAY!!!!!! ahh! now i'm hair pulling again!

ming-ki said...

I read it twice already, and found myself want more. Two months to go, and time's passed painfully slow!

Will there be more excerpt soon? But then, no excerpt means no hanging and waiting! Sienna and Hawk! Oh mind!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhrgh!!!!!! I can not wait a whole 2 months it's too long why oh why. This wait is killing me!!!!!

JamieRebecca said...

i've already commented once but now i really can't get this out of my mind! your a cruel cruel lady! :) i just want the book NOWWWWW. i've decided to reread the whole series.. maybe that'll take the edge off. i'll let u know if it worked or if i'm pulling me hair out.

Anonymous said...

Pant! Pant! I have an absolutely huge event of over 500 people I am planning for the weekend before this comes out but I am now wishing it would hurry up and get here so I can read this book!!!!!!

Loves2Design said...

@JamieRebecca i started doing that and the answer is a BIG NO i still want to read this book and i want it out NOW. actually read SLAVE TO SENSATION make want to read kiss of snow MORE if that was possible.

Anonymous said...

Oh my heavens, I cant believe I have to wait 225 until Kiss of Snow is republished into the newest cover, totally collecting the set right now, cant wait to see what it'll look like.
Amazing work by yet another amazing author, all my best wishes to Nalini Singh 4 her future writing xx

one very happy anonymous beginner writer :p

Tiffany M. said...

Thank you! **applause!**

Just when I think I can't get any more excited about the book, it happens. Truly amazing. Thank you!

JamieRebecca said...

@ Loves2Design...... ur soooo right. i've only made matters worse. my husband asked me why I was scowling at my book, so i had to turn the full scowl on him. ur right.. it only has made me want it more. let the hair pulling commence!

Catherine said...

Good thing you can't track how many times we read the KOS excerpts!!!
Hmmmm, or can you??????

michelle said...

not fair....how am i supposed to wait another 2 months :(

Sara said...

You're so mean! :)

Eva said...

I´m very curious how Sienna will handle Hawke. - He`s so difficult...

Anonymous said...

I think you are such a teaser :) But thank you for sharing!
Janet

hamnaahmed said...

I've been reading and re-reading this excerpt! *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't have of read it....should NOT have read it...told myself to just wait...but I am such a Hawke/Sienna/Nalini junkie. Ugh!!!! :0)

amanda said...

Oh thank you for that snippet. It was great and just what I needed. Hurry up and get here June!

Anonymous said...

oh my god! This book is goin to be great you are a fanastic writer. I pre-ordered from amazon .com so should hopefully receive it by early may. Also, love your guild hunter series its fanastic please keep writing Hawke ans Sienna story promises to be ver hot!!!
Can't wait.

Sofia said...

Nalini

You are such a tease, I loved that you picked just the right excerpt to make my mouth water in anticipation, as I know I will devour this book as soon as I get my hands on it..My sister and I have a pact that I would buy books by JR Ward and she would buy books from you, so I did a sly one and let her read Lover Unleashed first, so I'm hoping she loves me enough to let me read KoS, but if she reads the latest excerpt, my hopes go out the window...Loving your work lady!Can't wait for Angels Blade also

Anonymous said...

I am so anxious to read this story! I LOVE this series! I really hope that you write more after KOS. There are so many characters yet to read about! You are one of my all time favorite authors! I can't say enough about how much I love & enjoy reading this series. I have every book and have read the series 2x over! So excited that I'm taking the day off when KOS comes out so that I can spend my day reading it!

Anonymous said...

I guess I've got to buy the hardcover, can't wait to read more (the same goes for the Guild Hunter's book). And that means a lot, I totally prefer soft covers... Nalini, it's unfair to say things like the coming - I know - but can't you write faster or make you publisher take it up a notch??? I need more... ;-)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!
so cute, the two. i cannot wait until ist june to buy it. ive never readen englisch books but i cant wait a jear to read it.
fantastic.
love it

Angel said...

ok nalini, this is really getting to me (i can't waittttttttt). I love your teasers they really do make my day.

When, when, when is May going to get here.

Congratulations on your nomination, you deserve it...smile.

Anonymous said...

You're killing me with this sneak peak!! Come on at least give us the first kiss scene. I can't wait for June!!!

Espana said...

This book was such a wonderful continuation of the conflicts building in Play of Passion--Singh continues to amaze me with her intelligence & imagination & writing skill. She weaves a beautiful story, and this book is no exception.