Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Book Club

Friday Book Club time! What reads are you loving this week?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Archangel's Prophecy ARC Contest


Contest Closed

ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY ARC CONTEST
(International entries welcome)

If you'd like to go in the random draw to win one of 5 Advanced Reading/Review Copies of Archangel's Prophecy (out October 30th), send an e-mail to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom (replace DOT/AT with symbols ./@), with:

Archangel's Prophecy ARC Contest in the subject line AND your name and shipping address in the body of the email (entries without names and shipping addresses will be disqualified).

By 10pm, September 3rd, 2018, New Zealand time.

Please follow the correct format for entry re the subject line, so your e-mail goes into the right in-box. (Your e-mail address will only be used to contact you should you win, and your mailing address will only be used to post out the ARC to you should you win.)

Since this is an Advanced Review Copy, if you win, we'd ask that you please post a review somewhere before the release date (October 30th) - on a blog, on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads...it's up to you, but it would be much appreciated if you'd post your thoughts somewhere. The contents of the review are, of course, totally up to you.

A note about the ARC - it's substantially the same as the final book, but since ARCs are printed prior to the final round of edits, there are some errors in the text that aren't in the final book.

Contest Closed

- Nalini & Ashwini : )

The fine print: Contest is open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be chosen randomly using random.org and emailed on 4th September 2018 NZT. Their names will also be posted on this blog at that time. Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rebel Hard - Print Edition

The print edition of Rebel Hard has appeared on Amazon. (It takes a little longer to feed out to other sites).

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rebel Hard Cover & Excerpt - Out September 18th Worldwide

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This cover!!!!!!! 
πŸ”¨πŸ’ƒπŸ’• Raj and Nayna's book, my Bollywood-inspired sweet and sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned, is out September 18th worldwide! 

Preorder on: 


Will also be available in print and audio (so far only the audio cd is up for preorder but more links to come!). 

Scroll down for the excerpt!







REBEL HARD

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned…

Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next.

Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rule breaker in the making.

He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both.

ADVANCED EXCERPT from REBEL HARD
by Nalini Singh

When they walked into the grand wedding hall side by side, Nayna saw all eyes go to Madhuri. She wanted to smile. That was the way it had always been and would probab— Her thoughts cut off mid-word, her eyes locking with those of darkest brown across the room.
What was Raj doing here?
“Who is that smoking-hot hunk of deliciousness?”
Madhuri’s whisper had Nayna jerking. “Raj,” she said through a dry throat, her pulse a panicky beat. Because she knew what happened to men when they saw Madhuri. She knew.
“Oooooh.” Madhuri’s tone was intrigued. “I see what you mean about you two not suiting. He’s what, six three?”
It wasn’t a dig, was just Madhuri being Madhuri. And it wasn’t as if her sister would attempt to poach Raj. Men asked to be with her—she didn’t have to steal. Stomach churning and cheeks hot at the scene surely to come, Nayna walked with her sister to take a seat at one of the tables. The centerpiece was created of tea candles and exotic blooms floating in a fishbowl, each place setting perfectly arranged.
There was no assigned seating, but every one of the six hundred guests was guaranteed a seat. This was a very expensive wedding. And the back of her neck was prickling. Just her imagination. Raj was unlikely to be staring at her when Madhuri was right next to her.
“Good evening, ladies,” a deep male voice said just as Nayna put her purse on the table.
“Hello.” Madhuri glowed up at him, her smile luminous. “I’m Madhuri, Nayna’s sister.”
“Raj.” He slipped into the chair beside Nayna, his expression as solemn as always and his body clad in a black suit that was criminal in how it highlighted his rough-edged sexiness. “This wasn’t taken, was it?”
“My mother was going to sit there.” Nayna scowled at him instead of curling up into a self-defensive ball.
“Oh, Ma can sit by me,” Madhuri said airily.
Raj nodded and stayed put, his large body emanating a heat that made Nayna want to cuddle into him and sniff at his scent from the curve of his neck. He rose to his feet only when her parents arrived after making their way through all their friends and greeting everyone. Shaking her father’s hand and smiling at her mother, he then sat back down. His own parents soon joined them at the table.
Oh. My. God. The man wasn’t just playing dirty, he had declared no-holds-barred war.
She kicked him under the table.
When he gave her a steady, stubborn look, she wanted to strangle him. Despite the black-tie-attired orchestra out front and a gifted singer crooning away Hindi classics as the guests settled in, every eye in the place was on them. Single, unattached men did not sit next to single, unattached women unless something was going on—or that was the accepted point of view. And no one would’ve missed that he’d deliberately chosen the seat next to her, not Madhuri.
Which… okay, yes, that made her want to kiss him. After she finished kicking him.
Bruised ankles or not, he stayed. And brought her chai. Then got her extra sweets. Her parents and his looked on benevolently.
And it started to dawn on her that this serious man, whom she’d never seen laughing, was playing with her. Her bones threatened to melt—but she still had to grit her teeth to control the urge to pour the piping-hot chai into his lap in punishment for his behavior.
“I wouldn’t,” he said roughly under the hubbub of conversation. “You might damage parts you like.”
“I’m going to kill you,” she murmured despite the urge to do highly inappropriate things to his spectacular body.
Music drummed through the huge hall.
The wedding was finally ready to begin two hours after the scheduled time. Which meant it was right on Indian-time. The Hindu priest—the pandit—got up to do a small prayer, then the emcee did an introduction lauding the couple. Their university degrees—in science for the groom, in finance for the bride—were heavily emphasized.
“Is it because I don’t have a degree?” Raj whispered, his breath ruffling her ear. “Is that why you only want me for my body?”
“I swear to God, I’m going to murder you in a minute.”
His responding look held the faintest hint of a smile, and it was pure provocation. She wanted to rip off his clothes and kiss him all over. Did he realize how madly arousing it was to have him crack his mature, serious shell just for her? It made her wonder if he might be like this in bed sometimes, after they got comfortable with one another.
Nayna’s toes curled. Hard.
© Copyright 2018 by Nalini Singh

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Short Story Requests

I haven't done one of these for a while, but before you answer, read the "rules" below. Okay, onto the question: What would you like me to do a short story about? I do these for my newsletter subscribers for free - the last one featured Elena and Aodhan and a horror movie.

Rules: It can't be anything that would be integral to the plotline of the books, because those have to go in the books. The things that work best are "missing" scenes or scenes from the characters' lives, or a glimpse at someone who we haven't seen for a while.

I can't make any promises as to what I'll write about. It all depends on who jumps into my brain when I have spare time to sit down and do a short. Also, some things I'm already saving for future books. ;-) But, you never know. I have previously fulfilled reader requests for certain shorts. So, here's your chance to make your request. Oh, and don't forget to mention the requests that you like from other readers. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

International Cover - Germany


German compilation of some of my short stories. :)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Catch-Up Time

It's early Monday afternoon here in New Zealand, and I'm gearing up for the week with lots of tea!

What are you up to? What are your plans for the coming week?

For me, today has been all about clearing admin tasks, and also diving into the next Psy-Changeling book. No news for you on the book yet (I just never like to announce things until I'm absolutely sure the characters and I are on the same page. There have been times where they've said ha ha, no, and there go all my well-laid plans.).

Okay, your turn!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Book Club

Friday Book Club time! What reads are you loving this week?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Rebel Hard Pre-Order Links



















Rebel Hard is now available for pre-order on iBooks, Kobo and Nook! More links to follow. This title will also be available in print (formatting is in progress). 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Write With Love Interview

Nalini recently did an interview with Sarah Williams for the podcast series Write With Love, where she talks about her writing journey. Click here to listen/watch the video (the interview starts at around the 2:50 mark). :-) ~Ashwini

Friday, August 03, 2018

Friday Book Club

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

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

REBEL HARD - Out September 18th

REBEL HARD by Nalini Singh (Out September 18th)

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned…

Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next.

Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rulebreaker in the making.

He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both.