Thursday, May 03, 2012

Excerpt: Tangle of Need

Last week I posted an intense excerpt from Tangle of Need. This week, I've got a fun piece that takes place during a meeting of the senior soldiers.

I hope you enjoy! (Less than a month to go till release day!)

Excerpt from Tangle of Need

“Okay, now that that’s sorted,” Elias said, glancing once again at the board on which he’d scribbled his notes. “We need to talk about—”

“Hey, Eli,” Kieran interrupted, gray-green eyes wicked with mischief. “Is that one of those scratch-and-write boards they use at elementary school?”

“What?” Unfazed, Elias continued to write on the pink slate. “You just noticed?”

Adria laughed, wondering if Sakura had given the board to her father. From beside her, Simran said, “I think it’s great.”

“You’re a girl,” Kieran pointed out. “It’s pink. Manly men spit on pink.”

Roundly booed by the females in the room, Kieran threw out his arms. “Hey, hey, I like girls.” Pure charm. “A lot.”

“Quiet,” Elias said in his no-nonsense way, “or we’ll be here all day. Next thing we need to sort out are some new training modules. We now have a climber with Level 4 certification in the group, so she’ll be doing a lesson tomorrow for those of you who climb like bears after hibernation.”

It took Adria a second—and Elias’s amused look—to realize she’d been volunteered.

Copyright (c) 2012 by Nalini Singh

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

Time enough to re-read the WHOLE series....

Sasha said...

Can't wait to read the latest Psy/Changeling novel!! :D

Anonymous said...

Woohooo i hav it on order at my library, so i can read it then go buy it

MRM said...

the calendar is not moving fast enought

Anonymous said...

Tease!

How much longer?

Anonymous said...

Grrr..... Can´t wait.... I think I go into hibernation till 29th. Have I mentioned that I will get two copys? Ebook for fast receiving and reading on 29th and hardcopy for signing in Berlin (or Mannheim....) wooohoooo.
Cony

Meltz said...

This is torture! I can't wait for this book!

Catherine said...

34 days 13 hours 41 minutes before I pick up my copy....holidays booked, family warned not to ring me.....I think I'm organised??
Thanks for the excerpts Nalini :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Keep them coming!! More please more!!!

Esther said...

Ahhh, no fair the UK has to wait 10 days longer! Can't wait to read it!!

Anonymous said...

And we in Germany have to wait months till we can buy it!!
I am sooo excited!!

Elenariel said...

Countdown started, and I just started rereading Hawke&Sin last night! ♥

Thank you for the teasers! =)

Diane said...

It's still a month away, we need more little excerpts? Please?

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to this book, almost as much as, "Kiss of Snow."

Quibbler said...

*jiggles in chair*

*foams at the mouth*

*.... wonders what happens when a changeling gets rabies...*

No! Stop that! Bad head!

girlwhocriedwolf said...

Thank you for the excerpts! It's like an appetizer before the big meal.

I CAN'T WAIT!

Sara Thomas said...
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Sara Thomas said...

Can't wait!!

I finally figured out who the cover model reminds me off. Matt Bomer! I just saw him on Glee.

Lizzy G said...

Thank you for the excerpt! So Excited!!!!! CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!!!!!! May 29 please come sooner!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm more, please

Anonymous said...

Loved that/ Hopefully, we'll get an Archangel's Storm excerpt soon??? :)

Anonymous said...

Counting down till May 29th.

Sherri L. said...

Poor Adria getting volunteered be Elias like that. It was a cute excerpt thanks Nalini and loved the pink board part funny.

LuigiGirlNZ said...

Love it! Thank you Nalini! You spoil us so :D

nirbhava said...

I was going to wait for the paperback which is SIX MONTHS from now(I KNOW I KNOW) but now... um

These snippets are CRURL I tell you

But I'll take them anyway

So MORE MORE MORE PLEASE

Thanks Nalini

Barbarita V said...

almost here, hooray!

Always V said...

Thank You :give_rose:

Iswari said...

Thanks for the excerpt Nalini! May 29th cannot come soon enough. I just got done reading Oracle's Moon and I LOVED Kalil almost as much as I love Dragos. It will be interesting to see the two of them do a standoff *g*
I am reading Archangel's Consort right now since I decided to re-read the series again.

@Sara Thomas - I agree about the cover model! He does have the look of Matt Bomer about him but a little more rough around the edges.

Have a good week everyone!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another exciting tease! Wow cant wait!!!

Scarly said...

I was wondering, I know how you said if a changeling an psy or human have children, the majority of the time the child will be able to shift. Presumably into the animal of the parent changeling. And if both parents are changeling the child is definitely going to be a changeling. What animal form would a child take if say Riley and Mercy had a child? Cat or Wolf? Or a mixture?
Thanks :)

ely said...

Can't wait! One week left and counting!!!