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?”
“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.
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