Thursday, April 05, 2012

Excerpt: Tangle of Need

Less than two months till Tangle of Need hits the shelves! It's a bit too early to begin the countdown, but I thought I'd post up another small bite of book in the meantime. Enjoy!

Excerpt from Tangle of Need

(The characters are just leaving the area being replanted).

Laughing, the three of them headed for the truck. Hawke jumped into the flatbed at the back, alongside Riaz. As they were the final three to leave, it was a peaceful if yet barren view that drew away from them when Felix started the engine and began the journey home.

Back propped against the cab of the truck, Riaz let the wind rifle through his hair, grunting when the ride turned bumpy. “Doesn’t this thing have hover facility?”

“I’d answer but I think I just lost a tooth.”

The hydraulics sounded on the heels of Hawke’s words, creaking and groaning before they successfully lifted the truck off the ground.

“It’s well past time we replaced this,” the alpha said, patting the side of the truck. “But Eli was the one who originally bought it for the pack, and he’s attached to the rust bucket. I think he calls it Sheila.”

“Sheila?” Riaz grinned. This was why he’d come home, heart-bruised and licking his wounds, wary of the solitude that had always been so integral to his nature. No one could fix the hurt, but his pack . . . they gave him the gift of laughter, wrapped him in warmth, and kept him busy.

Copyright (c) 2012 by Nalini Singh

p.s. We have a temporary fix in place so everyone should be able to comment. Fingers crossed!

48 comments :

Fiona Druce said...

I know this isn't about Hawk, but darn it if he just doesn't make my heart stutter everytime he's on the page. mm mm. :) Thank you!

Nas Dean said...

Love the cover! And I'm imagining Taylor Lautner riding in the back of the truck!

Fadumo Tarmum said...

Thank you! I dread the day you are finished with our favorite series.

Anonymous said...

god those eyes on the cover...mmm yum i just can't wait to read Riaz's book Nalini you always fail to disappoint with this series i have been hooked since the first book and ill be here till the last (hopefully that is a long long long time away)

Anna-Lisa said...

I so can't wait for the book...I have it already pre-ordered!
Thanks for this sneek-peek! :)

Sajida said...

Two month wait....talk about torture! Thanks for the snippet :))

nirbhava said...

Oooh thanks Nalini. More please;-)

jaxsy said...

Can't wait I have the date set on my calendar to make sure i get take out for tea for the kids no dishes and do housework the day before as well as not answer the door!

Elenariel said...

And now I'll envy the wind that shifts through Hawke's hair for the entire day! XD

Thanks for the snippet

Anonymous said...

I am so in love with everything Hawke...wish there was a series just on him. However, I am anxiously awaiting for Tangle of Need to arrive. I am in need of a psy/changling fix...your books are by far my favorite!

heidicroft said...

Love Love Love! I can hardly wait!

Paula Blakemore said...

So ready for Tangle of Need just re-read the whole series again may even have to do it again before the 2 months is up such a hardship NOT! Really excited to meet Riaz properly

Meltz said...

Can't tell you how exited I am for this book!! My personal countdown has already been going for this book for a few months :D
Thank you for the tiny bite of this delicious cake...can't wait to eat the entire thing!!

ECONOMICS GROUP PROJECT said...

this is too much torment for me. i cant take it. i need this book to come out now.

Diane said...

I love it! I can help Riaz with his broken heart!!!

zadien said...

I'm so excited for this book. Once Uni is finally over and I have free time, this is the first thing I'll be buying and reading. So looking forward to seeing a bit of Hawke and Sienna in this book as the perfect complement to the main couple. Also when I see the name Sheila in terms of a vehicle, I always think of Red vs Blue - I dunno Sheila seems like such a perfect name for a vehicle, whether it's a truck or a tank!

ACTR1SS said...

Can't wait! Thanks for sharing. Countdown is on!

kylie said...

Any Psy/Changeling book is usually top of the list for most anticipated read. And Hawke....:)

Anonymous said...

Loved it! Thank you. Can't wait for the release!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to immurse myself in this story!
ps-My moms name is Sheila (but I wont tell her shes a truck!! lol)
ChrisQ in CA

Saxon said...

What sweet torture.!

azteclady said...

Torture, this is torture!!!!

*counting off days*

Liz C said...

I can't wait for this book, the problem is I won't be able to read it when I get it, I'm going to have to be really strong and not read it until all my coursework is done - so not until the end of June or beginning of July-bother it :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tease ;)Can't wait for this book to come out. What are you working on next? hmm??

Anonymous said...

More quotes and excerpts please!!!! Keep 'em coming.

Sherri L. said...

Loved the teaser Nalini thanks!

Anonymous said...

oh thank you so much nalini except this is great torture and i thought it was the wolves who enjoyed torture. haha

Angela Summers said...

Two months! We can wait that long, right?

Nalini, you are the bomb!

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for the excerpt! I always get so excited when one of your books come out!!!

Sharese said...

Love the cover. And Hawke emm emm mmmm!

Book Lovin Mamas said...

Thanks for the little taste of what's to come! I can not wait to read this book!!! :) ~Anna

J.J. Silver said...

Oh my word. The gorgeous cover drew me in and now I have to read this book. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

I don't care for this cover, but I LOVE this series! I know Nalini says that she has already planned the beginning and end of the series, but I sure hope she can take at least 50 books to get there!!! :) Thank you so much, Nalini, for sharing your incredible talent and wonderful characters with us. xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word. These excerpts are delicious torture for an instant-Nalini-gratification junkie such as myself. I end up saying the same thing every time: "Can't wait for the next book!", or "How many days left?" or "Lemme check amazon again," or "Hm...wonder if there's a new excerpt today?" Le sigh...keep 'em coming! Meantime, I'll lovingly re-organise and leaf through the rest of the Psy-Changeling series for the umpteenth time to keep me sane...lol.

Andrea said...

So Excited - CANNOT WAIT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved it! More quotes please!

Anonymous said...

*high five* Can't wait. T.o.N is my birthday present!

Anonymous said...

Love all your books! Can't wait for this one to come out I'm so excited!!!! Already read over the series three times :)

Sharon Pocock said...

Help please I know Riaz has found his mate who is with another, But Adia (sorry probl wrong spelling) was Martin her mate or partner?

Anonymous said...

@ Sharon:
Her partner, not her mate (fortunately, what a spiteful person!).
^^

~Jana

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for this book, i won a preorder of it in a contest. Cant wait to get my hands on it. I do have a question though - how did changelings come to be? Like is it a genetic anomaly, genetic experiment or a mystery? I can understand about the psy and evolution happening quickly but humans with animal dna isn't exactly normal and i'd like to understand the origins of changelings.

Sharon Pocock said...

Read the reviews, I know everyone tast is different but it does seem as if most are not enamoured with the main two charactors, wish we had the option of the paperback book rather than pay more for hardback or wait 6 months.

Anonymous said...

I love the easy, witty byplay between the pack members. These scenes are just fantastic. Can't wait to buy the next book.

Rochelle Muller said...

Just read the Psy Series again for the fourth time (Exception: Kiss of Snow -> 6 + times)
I can't wait. Especially want to read more about Sienna & Hawk!

Rochelle Muller said...

Just read the Psy Series again for the fourth time (Exception: Kiss of Snow -> 6 + times)
I can't wait. Especially want to read more about Sienna & Hawk!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Psy and the Guild-Hunter series LOVED Dmitri's story...i just found out the paperback version of "Tangle of Need" will be released only on December 4th....bummer....Thank You Nalini!!!Addicted to your books...keep 'em coming!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I just had 2 share...found 2 great mv/videos of the Psy and Guild Hunter series...hope you'll like them...
Guild Hunter series...thought Raphael was drool worthy...;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0PKBSBgOc8

and....Psy-Changeling...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvUKR9UR52M&feature=related
Personally i thought they were gr8!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in the minority I am sure. I am looking forward to reading about Riaz and Adria because they are not Hawke and Sienna. Sorry, I'll duck now, but everybody has their favorites and H & S are not one of mine.