Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Recommendations

While I was on book tour, I was asked to post more about what I'm reading and would recommend, so here I go!

First, a link to the Dear Author's (international) giveaway of Meljean Brook's Guardians backlist. The seventh and final book in the series, Guardian Demon is out in August, so if you're looking for a series that is complete, this is a fantastic one!

Meljean even as a "Story So Far" primer if you want to dive straight into the awesome final book,  but I'd recommend reading the whole series - why miss out?! My favorite in the series is probably Demon Moon, but I've loved the entire series. (If you click on Meljean's name in the tags at the bottom of this post, you can see my posts about her series over the years).

The second recommendation is for Jessica Clare's Beauty and the Billionaire. I had to get this as soon as I heard the words "virgin billionaire hero". *grin* There's also a beauty and the beast theme, with the hero having scars that have caused him to withdraw from life, but our beauty is a pajama wearing ghost writer who isn't afraid to go after the man she wants.

It's a fun, sexy story that I inhaled in one sitting and one that left me with a smile on my face. And, it's only $2.99, which is a steal.

Hope you enjoy these books if you decide to try them! And if you've already read them, please share your thoughts. :-)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving lately?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photos: Chinese Lantern Festival

I've been going through my photos and I found these from earlier in the year. The lanterns seem to get more amazing every time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Archangel's Legion International Cover

Hope you love!! Out October 31st. :-)

Excerpt to go out in August newsletter (to subscribe, just submit your email address via the box on the top right of the front page of the website, and then click the confirm link sent to your email. Any problems, email Ashwini: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Book Club

Where has this week gone?! Lots of writing for me - and my wrists are feeling it. Love these writing jags though. :-)

Now, time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I've started working on the next Psy-Changeling book - very early days yet, but I can see it taking shape. I'm also going over the final proofs for Archangel's Legion (excerpt in next newsletter and then the website).

What are you all up to?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Audio Book Sale - Includes Downloads

My USA & Canada audio book publisher, Tantor, is having a big 50% off sale off all my titles.

They used to sell only CDs and MP3s directly off their website, but now also have downloads of some books. ANGELS' BLOOD is currently $6.99 for a download.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Book Club

The Friday Book Club is now open! What are you reading and loving this week?

I just finished A Liaden Universe Constellation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (which collects together several of the Liaden novelettes). An awesome read and a great series!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

July Newsletter

The July newsletter will go out approx 10 am EST July 9th (about 17 hours from now). I'm going to put a free Psy-Ch short story in there - not sure which one yet (could be Mercy/Riley or Max/Sophie).

If you aren't yet subscribed, you can do so on the front page of my website: www.nalinisingh.com (top right). Please make sure you've subscribed and clicked the confirm link in your email, before the newsletter goes out if you'd like to get this one.

If you have any issues, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Mega Contest Winners

Hi guys! All the winners of the mega contest have now been emailed, so please check your inbox to see if you have won a prize : )

Friday, July 05, 2013

Friday Book Club

The fantabulous Friday Book Club is now open! What are you reading and loving lately?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Psy-Changeling News

I have two pieces of Psy-Changeling news for you today.

First up, I'll be doing a Psy-Changeling novella for next year, to be released as part of a multi-author anthology. This is something that just came together- I don't know if the other authors have announced it to their readers, so I can't tell you who they are yet, but it's an awesome lineup.

I've decided we'll be going back to DarkRiver territory for this novella. Release date will be late in 2014. More info on that to come once I get it.

And as promised, I have the name of the hero of Psy-Changeling #13 for you. The heroine is a new character so I'll share further information about her once I'm deeper into writing the book and have gotten to know her a little more.

Because the hero is a character who walks in the shadows and it seems appropriate that we should have to work to find him, I'm going to put his name in white text below - to see it, just select everything below this paragraph with your mouse (or use Shift plus the down arrow).

Ready? Here he is:


As you can guess, this book will be tightly connected with the events of Heart of Obsidian. More info to come after I complete a solid draft.

Signed Copies of HEART OF OBSIDIAN

If you weren't able to attend one of Nalini's signings during her book tour and would like an autographed copy, she signed extra copies of Heart of Obsidian at the stores listed below. : )

If the signed copy isn't specifically listed on the store's website, just call or email beforehand to check that you're ordering a signed copy.


 Andersons's Bookshop, Naperville - will ship anywhere in the United States. Tel 630-355-2665.

Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York - international shipping available. Tel:  212-587-5389

University Bookstore, Seattle - international shipping available. Tel: 206 634 3400.


Forbidden Planet, London - international shipping available. Tel: 0207 420 3666.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Updates and Morocco: Mosaics

Sorry for disappearing on you everyone! I'm back in NZ now, and getting myself sorted out after the trip - my suitcases have exploded in the living room. I clearly need a put-away-luggage-stuff fairy. =)

Onto the updates:

While on book tour, I promised I'd talk about who the next Psy-Changeling book will be about, in July - I was planning to do it next week, but I think I should be able to put something together tomorrow. It'll just be info about the hero at this stage, not an excerpt for the new book, as I'm in the very early stages of writing it.

Also, the next newsletter will go out July 9th, so if you haven't subscribed, you can do so on the sidebar of the blog, or on the front page of the website (top right). The Welcome newsletter you'll receive automatically once you click the link sent to your email to confirm your subscription, contains the first two short stories I sent out in the newsletter: Poker Night (Psy-Changeling), & Knives and Sheaths (Guild Hunter).

In 2014 news, I'll be attending the RT Convention in New Orleans, May 14th-18th. I will also be at the LoveLetter Convention in Berlin, May 24-25th.

And last but not least, some more photos from the trip! There are some astonishingly beautiful mosaics in the buildings in Morocco. Here are a few photos focusing on mosaics/pottery, all taken with permission.

 Two of the artisans in the pottery/mosaic workshop we visited. At this stage, all the pottery is "raw", unglazed.

 Specialist artisans chipping pieces of pottery into tiny specific shapes that will eventually be used to form mosaics.

 An artist hand-painting one of the pieces of pottery.

A few of the finished painted pottery pieces - some include metallic embellishments.

Examples of finished mosaic work in the showroom attached to the workshop.