Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Book Club

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


Wednesday, May 08, 2019

THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang

I had a note to feature THE BRIDE TEST in the newsletter and somehow missed it, so I shall do my gushing here!

It's an amazing book and I loved reading it so much. There is such heart to Helen Hoang's work, and such a sweet honesty too. There's also a scene that had me laughing so hard I was crying.(No spoilers, but the secret Arrow manual could've come in handy there ;-))

Definitely check out this book if you're looking for an amazing read. It's out today. Happy book release, Helen and I can't wait to read many more books from you! πŸ’›

Friday, May 03, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Archangel's Prophecy - Germany


Archangel's Prophecy is now out in German!! πŸ’œ

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fantasy Book Cafe - Women in SF&F Month

"...though I may tell stories in the context of shapeshifters and telepaths, archangels and vampires, the questions can be very much human. The nature of cruelty, and of love, the value of loyalty, and the pain of betrayal..."

I have a post up on Fantasy Book Cafe as part of their Women in SF&F Month, about what draws me to paranormal romance and other speculative fiction. I loved writing the piece!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Archangel's War


In case you missed the astonishing North American cover of Archangel's War!! ⚔️πŸ’•πŸ”₯ Cover art by Tony Mauro, cover design by Rita Frangie, who are both superstars!!! Out in September.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cover Love: Archangel's War - International

Check out this AMAZING cover!!!! My heart! ⚔️πŸ’•πŸ”₯ Cover by Patrick Knowles and the awesome Gollancz art department!



Saturday, April 13, 2019

Psy-Changeling Trinity Sweepstakes


US folks: Want to put your paws on an early copy of WOLF RAIN, as well as copies of OCEAN LIGHT and SILVER SILENCE? Check out this link for details of how to put your name in the draw.

This contest's limited to the US as it's being put on by my US publisher, but the winners from my personal ARC contest came from Austria, Mexico, Germany, the US, and the UK. We're a diverse bunch here! 🌏



Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wolf Rain ARC Contest - Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the advanced review copies of Wolf Rain!! The winners are:

M. Pluschke
J. Steiner
C.D.R. LΓ³pez 
K. Tansley
J. Wight

The winners have all been notified via the email address used to enter the contest. (If you see your name on this list but didn't get an e-mail, it's because someone else with the same name won.)

Thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, we hope you enjoy Wolf Rain when it releases! :) ~Nalini & Ashwini

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

April Newsletter

The next newsletter goes out in less than twenty-four hours and it will include a cover reveal and exclusive teaser for Archangel's War!!!! If you aren't a subscriber, you can do so quickly at the signup box to the right side of the blog, or on the front page of the website. I only send the newsletter once a month and it's pretty awesome. ;-)

Friday, April 05, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Wolf Rain ARC Contest


Contest Closed

WOLF RAIN 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 Wolf Rain (out June 4th), send an e-mail to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom (replace DOT/AT with symbols ./@), with:

Wolf Rain 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, April 9th, 2019, 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 (June 4th) - 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.

- 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 10th April 2019 NZT. Their names will also be posted on this blog at that time. Void where prohibited.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A Madness of Sunshine

My debut thriller releases at the end of this year and I'm beyond excited to share the blurb and cover with you today! (There are absolutely no paranormal elements in this book - I want to make that clear so you're not disappointed. But if you like a little noir with your mystery, check it out.)

This GORGEOUS cover is by the incredibly talented Rita Frangie, Senior Art Director of Berkley.


A Madness of Sunshine 
Nalini Singh 

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh welcomes you to a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can’t mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer…

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates.

That is until one fateful summer—and several vanished bodies—shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.

Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.

It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.

USA/Canada: December 3rd (Ebook, hardcover, audio) 
Amzn, Apple Books, B&N, Indie Bound, Kobo
International: TBA

Monday, March 25, 2019

Covers Coming Soon

Some cool cover news. Unexpectedly, I have two covers near reveal stage at the same time. My debut thriller cover will be coming this week (!!) and the ARCHANGEL'S WAR cover will be ready for the April newsletter. (The GH covers generally take longer to finalize because of the artwork, and this one is just astonishing.) I can't wait to share both covers with you. :-)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Question Time


When did you first begin reading the Guild Hunter series and how did you discover it?

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Comfort Reads

Let's talk comfort reads today. For me, a comfort read is a hug in book form, a cozy blanket to wrap around me, a visit with friends. 

What are your most treasured comfort reads? ❤️

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand

Most of you will be aware of the terrible event that happened in Christchurch yesterday. So many people lost their lives and so many are fighting for theirs. As a country, New Zealand is in mourning. To know such hate could come here, to this kind and gentle country, it's shaken us all down to the core. Each and every one of us is thinking of the people most directly affected and doing what we can to help, even if all we can do is donate funds to help the survivors.
I'm going to quote words spoken by our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern here, because she speaks for all NZ when she says: "...we were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we’re an enclave for extremism, we were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things, because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those that share our values, a refuge for those who need it. And those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack."
At times like this, it's hard to know what to on blogs like this, where it's all about celebrating something we love - reading and books. It can feel frivolous to talk books when such a terrible event has occurred. But the thing with terrorists is that they want us to stop doing what we love. They want to make us afraid. They want us to focus on them. We're not going to do that.
This blog will continue to run with posts celebrating what we love, will continue to be a friendly and safe place where we uplift each other. Books are a haven for many of us, and we're not going to let that be taken away by those who would spread darkness in the world.
With all my love to all of you. ❤️

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Paying it Forward Recipients

Thank you all the NZ based writers who wrote in for my Pay It Forward initiative. I received far more emails than I expected, and it was incredibly difficult for me to make a decision - I wish I could send all of you to the RWNZ conference. As it was, I crunched the numbers and decided I could send two people. Both of this year's recipients have been notified. If you aren't one of them, please do try again next year. In the meantime, I hope you continue to nurture your writing dreams, and remember - while conferences are wonderful learning opportunities, there are also small writers groups throughout the country, as well as active groups online, where you can start to build your writing tribe. ❤️

Friday, March 08, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Question Time


When did you first begin reading the Psy-Changeling series and how did you discover it?

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Upcoming Auckland Event - Q&A and Signing


Auckland folks - A reminder about the Q&A and booking signing that Nalini will be doing at St Heliers Community Library on Wednesday March 20th at 6:30pm. Entry $5, includes refreshments. Bookings essential (sthelierslibrary@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz / +649 373 1324). ~Ashwini

Friday, March 01, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Question Time

Hello lovely readers! I've decided to create a new segment where I ask you to dive deeper into the Nalini Singh universe. :D

Today's question: If you lived in the Psy-Changeling world, would you rather be human, changeling or Psy? And what draws you to your particular choice? 

~Ashwini

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Upcoming Event - Melbourne

A reminder that Nalini will be signing in Melbourne this March as part of the multi-author event A Romantic Rendezvous.

Tickets are still available, you can find ticketing info here. :)

 ~Ashwini

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Paying it forward

When I was a university student, my mum paid for me to go to my very first Romance Writers of New Zealand conference after we saw a little write-up about it in our local paper. I was working part time around my studies, but there was no way I could've afforded to go to the conference on my own.

Attending had a profound impact on my life - not only did I learn so much, for the first time, I'd found my tribe. Other people who understood the need to tell a story, who valued the journey of the human heart and adored romances, and who spoke to the people in their head!
I've always wanted to pay my mum's kindness forward, so this year, I'd like to send one New Zealand-based writer to the 2019 RWNZ Conference, to be held in Christchurch.
I'd like this to go to a FIRST TIMER, someone who's never had a chance to attend a national writing conference but would love to go. So if you know someone like that in New Zealand, please share the information with them. You don't have to be a romance writer, but you have to respect the romance genre and the people who work in it.
Here's what I'll cover:
- economy class flights from anywhere in New Zealand to Christchurch (if you're close to Christchurch, I'll cover your petrol/parking, or train/bus costs)
- conference registration for the "Love and Other Journeys" conference, to be held by RWNZ from the 23rd of August 2019 to the 25th of August 2019, including the awards dinner
- if you're not a member of RWNZ already, I'll throw in a year's membership
- $50/day for expenses (the conference already provides morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea)
- accommodation in the conference hotel for 4 nights from Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25th August inclusive. If the conference hotel is booked out, I'll pay for any nearby accommodation you can find in a similar price range.
(You'll be responsible for making all the bookings/registrations yourself).
If you'd like to be considered, just drop me an email with "RWNZ Conference 2019" in the subject line, telling me a little about yourself and your reasons why you'd like to attend. Since I know writers like to write, try to keep it to around 300 words or so.  Email: nalinisinghwritesATgmail DOTcom
This isn't an official scholarship, just one writer paying it forward, so I'll read through all the replies, and choose the one that resonates most with me. I'm sure it'll be a very hard decision for me, but I do hope to do this again next year, so please try again if you miss out this year.
Dates: Emails must be in to me by Saturday March 2nd 2019 at 5pm. I'll email the recipient back by end of day March 10th 2019. If I don't hear from them within 72 hours, I'll choose someone else. Also, if you're the recipient, you can keep your name private if you wish - or you can feel free to out yourself.
Good luck.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Ocean Light - Germany


πŸ’™Bo and Kaia's story is now out in German. πŸ’πŸ³πŸ™πŸšπŸ πŸŒŠ

Friday, February 01, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wolf Rain - Australian Kindle Edition

Australian readers: The incorrect Kindle price for Wolf Rain has been corrected. Sorry for the shock! 😱 (We got a shock too when we saw the previous price but it was just an input error). And please let other readers know. Thank you! - Ashwini

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Wolf Rain

I have the final WOLF RAIN cover and it’s beeeeeautiful!!!! πŸ’• Cover reveal in a special newsletter that’ll be hitting your inboxes Friday morning US time (that’s Saturday morning if you’re on my side of the dateline). I can’t wait to share the gorgeousness!! 🐺

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Good News

I’m excited to announce that Ocean Light is a finalist in the Favourite Paranormal Romance category of the Australian Romance Readers awards. Woohoo Bo and Kaia, and thank you ARRA!



Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Archangel's War

Here we go. #ArchangelsWar #September2019 #ElenaAndRaphael πŸ”₯♥️⚔️


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Book Club

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Ocean Light Out In Paperback!


Ocean Light is now out in paperback worldwide! πŸŒŠπŸ’• The ebook price has also come down to coincide with the paperback release. If you haven't yet read Bo and Kaia's story, I hope you have a wonderful time diving into the deep with them.