Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Glimpse of Allegiance of Honor

When I first started writing Allegiance of Honor, I thought it would be a fun book filled with updates on the main characters (and a few others). I forgot how nothing in this world ever stands still. So what I ended up writing was a book that updates us on the characters but also moves the plot forward significantly - including a humdinger of a curve ball no one saw coming.

Now that I've teased you unmercifully, here's a glimpse of one of the fun catchup moments in the book. Hope you love it!

Excerpt from ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR
Out June 14, 2016

Lucas had had to chase Naya around the aerie at bedtime last night—her walk might still be a little shaky, but she was a rocket when it came to crawling. Dressed only in a diaper, she’d laughed uproariously and said a loud, firm “No” each time Lucas caught her and put her in her crib.

After which she’d clamber out—she’d figured out how to escape a month earlier—and the game would begin again. 

Of course, since Lucas was a cat, he’d been having just as much fun as their daughter. Sascha, meanwhile, had sat in the living room with a cup of hot chocolate and just indulged in the sight of her mate playing with their cub.

She’d had to pretend to be stern when Naya ran over and pleaded her case with loud sounds and wild gesticulations of her hands. “No, Naya,” she’d said, biting her tongue in an effort not to laugh. “It’s time for bed. Go with Papa.”

At which point, Naya had growled at her, eyes sparkling with mischief.

And Sascha had cracked, laughing so hard she’d had to put down her hot chocolate before she spilled it. Lucas had shaken his head as Naya plopped down on her diaper-covered butt and joined in, clapping her hands at having made her mommy laugh. 

“No discipline.” Lucas had mock-growled at her before picking up their misbehaving baby. “And you”—a growly nuzzle that made Naya laugh harder and pat his stubbled cheek—“time for bed.”

He’d finally got her to sleep—by walking around with her pressed up against his bare chest.

Copyright © 2016 by Nalini Singh

Longer excerpt(s) coming soon...


18 comments :

Leah said...

Love it! Is it June yet??

Book_worm said...

I want more!!! Why is June so far away??

library addict said...

Loved!!! Sascha and Lucas are one of my favorite couples in this series, so I always love catching up with them and now sweet Naya.


Deep sigh, only 147 days to go *SOB*

I plan to start another complete series reread in March. This makes it so hard to wait. But if I start now I'll finish too early and the wait for Allegiance of Honor will seem even longer. I'll probably not space it out much and end up with too much time before June as it is.

Counting down (not so) patiently...

Nanik said...

Oh, so lovely!!!

Sherri L. said...

I love it naya is so cute can't wait to read this thanks nalini.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! Until it appears in the German version I will be dead!
Sasha and Lucas are my favourite couple! So it' s nice to read an extract in sich they take part!

Anna-Lisa said...

Awwww so cute!

Eva said...

Ohh.. How cute!

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be gooooood!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute excerpt! When the book comes out, I'll be at my new apartment. What a housewarming present!

Patricia S

Cara said...

Love this series, I`ve been addicted since I found your books (you'd only written 4 at the time). Every time you release a new one I fall in love all over again. I can admit I get a little impatient while waiting for a new release but I will continue to buy this series no matter what. Thank you for all the work you put into these. It doesn't go unnoticed.

ST said...

Love love love it!! More......

Erin Burns said...

I'm calling this cruel and usual punishment, I mean 5 months away and you serve us curve balls? But keep it up, apparently I am a masochist.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Cannot wait for the book to come out.

Nemo said...

How lovely! I am so grateful for you, because it was so bad day and now I am smiling! And I was thinking that I don't do it today again :D
And the way Sascha and Lucas play with Naya... ♡
Thank you for making this evening better than all this day :)

Nemo said...

How lovely! I am so grateful for you, because it was so bad day and now I am smiling! And I was thinking that I don't do it today again :D
And the way Sascha and Lucas play with Naya... ♡
Thank you for making this evening better than all this day :)

ming-ki said...

That's it????? T__T

SkipBeat said...

This is what happens when you become ill... you have no idea what's been happening in the world and what you are missing out on.
I'm glad I've caught up at least.

May I just say... I really, truly, honestly want a man in my life straight out of one your books. Each and every one of them always tend to melt my heart.
(Hawke tops the list every time though ;D)
I want one!