Monday, May 30, 2011

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #14

Kiss of Snow releases tomorrow! Here's one more Kiss before release day. :-) 

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #14

Hawke smiled...and she realized he was stalking her in slow, steady steps. Twisting, she saw she was about to back herself into a corner. She jerked left, expecting him to stop her. When he didn't, suspicion licked through her veins. "I'm glad you're going to be reasonable about this," she said, never moving her eyes off him. 

So who thinks Hawke *is* going to be reasonable? ;-)

And a bonus Kiss :-)

"Ready to play?" the wolf asked. 

1 day to go!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hawke's Kiss

2 days to go till Kiss of Snow hits the shelves! Here's today's Kiss. :-) 

That sneaky wolf charm was not going to weaken her defenses this time. "I'm working, in case you didn't hear me the first time."

Arms sliding around her waist, tugging her back against a warm male chest. "I've come to keep you company."

Reaching back, she pulled her hair out from between them. "I like being alone." 

A quick nip of her ear. "Such a liar."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Kiss

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #12

"I know he'd chew me up and spit me out, but God, it's all I can do not to strip myself naked and beg for him to bite me any way and anywhere he wants."

3 days to go!

Alpha Showdown & Kiss of Snow

The lovely Jaci Burton is giving away a copy of Kiss of Snow, so swing by and enter if you'd like to go in the draw. 

Smexy Books has posted up a new interview with me, along with another giveaway.

Also, it has been brought to my attention that Raphael is up against Kate Daniels in the Alpha Showdown. Go forth and vote.

(p.s. Who else is looking forward to Magic Slays? I'm so there!)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Book Club & A Kiss

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #11 

Eight hours later, with the mountains kissed white-gold by the morning sun, Hawke stood staring at the door that had just been slammed in his face. "Sienna," he growled.

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving at the moment? I'm reading Angel's Wolf. :-)

Winner of The Magical Christmas Cat

The random numbers have spoken and the winner of The Magical Christmas Cat giveaway is:


Congratulations! An email is on the way to you!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Angel's Wolf & Kiss of Snow

I'm working on the copy edited manuscript of Angel's Wolf (my novella in the Angels of Darkness anthology), and falling in love with the characters and the story all over again. I'll post a short excerpt from it after I return from the tour.

Here's today's Kiss!

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #10

"Tomorrow." Leaning down, he nuzzled at her, only taking a small bite before rubbing his lips over the spot. "Time to go back."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Kiss, Interview, and Live Chat Details

While I’m in New York next week (woohoo!!) I’m going to be doing my first ever LiveStream chat event on Penguin’s Project Paranormal Facebook page.  The chat’s on June 2 at 3:30 PM EST—like the page and stop by!!/ProjectParanormalBooks

If you want to work out what time 3.30pm EST on the 2nd is in your timezone, you can use the fabulous World Clock Meeting Planner.


I have new interviews up at Galaxy Books and the Open Book Society. :-)

Now for today's Kiss!

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #9

Lurching up, she grabbed the front of his T-shirt. "You will not touch any of my friends."

Patient wolf eyes. Deadly wolf eyes.

The Magical Christmas Cat

Contest Now Closed

The random numbers have spoken and the winner of the copy of The Magical Christmas Cat is:


Congratulations! An email is on the way to you! 

Time for a contest! I have a trade paperback edition of The Magical Christmas Cat to give away. 

If you'd like to go into the draw to win it, just leave a comment on this post with your answer to any one of these questions: 

Which authors would you love to see in an anthology together - i.e. your ultimate lineup?

Cats or dogs?  

If you could have Hawke to yourself for ten minutes, and he agreed not to snarl at you, what would you ask him?

Make sure you leave some way for us to contact you, or check back on Friday to see if you've won. Since I'm leaving on tour soon, if you get back to me asap, I can sign the book before I go.   

Rules: Contest closes Thursday 26 May 2011, 5pm New Zealand time. Open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly using and his or her name(s) posted on this blog on Friday 27th May 2011. Void where prohibited.

Contest Now Closed

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kisses, Reviews & Suitcases

The suitcase has come out and the clothes are being packed. One week to go till the release of Kiss of Snow and the start of the tour! I'm incredibly excited about both the release and the tour.

Talking of the tour, if you're coming to the New York event, then swing by Smart Bitches Trashy Books, as Sarah Wendell, who'll be interviewing me at the event, wants to make sure she includes reader questions in the interview.

A number of reviews went up today for Kiss of Snow. Here are some links if you'd like check them out.

"This is a thoroughly satisfying book, one that met every high expectation I had for Hawke's book." - Katidom

"I love that Sienna never fears Hawke. While they have a volatile relationship, he never forces his will upon her (for her own good) as in some alpha shifter stories." - Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Without giving any spoilers, I will say that I am completely satisfied with they way Ms. Singh addressed the mating concerns and how the whole mating storyline played out in Kiss of Snow." - Twinmom 227

Today's Kiss is for the fans of a certain Arrow.

Going down on his haunches, Vasic picked up a handful of sand, the silica catching the moonlight as it passed through his fingers. "Yes."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #7

A Kiss to kick off the week. 

Hawke stepped sideways to block her. "No."

Not long to go to the release date!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #6

Today's kiss below!

"You can't go around biting me whenever you feel like it." It was very alpha male behavior, and he hardly needed any more encouragement.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #5

Happy weekend everyone! Here's today's Kiss of Snow quote!

"Do it again," he whispered. "I want to watch." 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Book Club

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #4

"Wow, talk about alpha. Makes me want to say 'yes please, and again.'"

What are you reading and enjoying at the moment? I have a whole bunch of books I'm looking forward to reading during my upcoming trip!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Angels' Flight

I've sent in the edits for Archangel's Blade, and am now back at work on Galen and Jessamy's novella. The novella is titled Angels' Dance, and will release March 2012 as part of the Angels' Flight anthology (in paperback and ebook).

As well as Angels' Dance, the paperback will feature the long-requested print edition of Angels' Pawn, along with a reprint of Angels' Judgment (Sara and Deacon's story), so it's a good chance to get most of the GH novellas in one go. If you've previously read one or both of the other novellas, not to worry - Angels' Dance is turning out to be a little longer than my other novellas, so you'll still get good value.

Let me know if you have any questions. :-)

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #3

"Your pelt," a lazy voice drawled as he walked into the clearing around Lucas's home, "would make a nice coat for my mate."

(Who do you think is speaking? About who?)

Also, my agent, Nephele Tempest, is giving away an Advanced Review Copy of Kiss of Snow. Follow the link to enter the draw!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upcoming German Editions

Gorgeous new German covers! (If you're looking for the Kiss of Snow quote for today, scroll down. :))

Archangel's Consort

Angels' Pawn, Beat of Temptation, & Stroke of Enticement

Speaking of Angels' Pawn, the English edition will be out in print next year! It's currently scheduled for a March release. More info to come soon!

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #2

"Kiss of Snow is a gift to fans of the Psy-Changeling series, the development of Hawke and Sienna's relationship written in magnificent detail and their progression from adversaries to lovers so euphorically satisfying we can't imagine how we've made it this long without their story in all its glorious completeness." ~ Jenny from Supernatural Snark

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #2

A faint smile that made every tiny hair on her body rise in quivering attention. "How fast can you run?" A wolf's question. 

12 (or 13) days to go to release day depending on your timezone!

All Kiss of Snow excerpts copyright (c) 2011 by Nalini Singh 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kiss of Snow Countdown

I'm posting a quote a day on my Facebook page to count down to the May 31st release of Kiss of Snow, and thought I'd post them here, too, for those of you not on Facebook. Enjoy!

Kiss of Snow Countdown Quote #1

Indigo gave him an easy, dangerous smile. “I know all you have to do is snap your fingers and women throw themselves into your bed—” She held up a hand when he growled. “I’m not saying you use your position, but the fact that you’re alpha, the reason why you’re alpha—your strength, your speed, your sheer dominance, that’s potent stuff. Not to mention your pretty face.”

Copyright (c) 2011 by Nalini Singh

p.s. The first newsletter goes out tomorrow, and I've put in something special for you all. :-)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Newsletter

I have a shiny new newsletter. To subscribe, follow this link!

I'll be sending out approximately one newsletter a month (though I might do two just for Hawke ;-)), and among other things, I'll be recapping any excerpt links, news, etc, so it'll be a good way to catch up and see if you've missed anything. (You can unsubscribe at any time, though I hope you'll be pulled into my web and want to stay forever *grin*).

If you subscribed to my old newsletter, you're all set. We've moved you over to the new one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday Book Club & Interview

Jenny at Supernatural Snark interviewed me recently and the interview is now up!

Now, onto the book club - coming to you on a Saturday. What are you reading and loving at the moment?

Thursday, May 12, 2011


A quick heads-up: Brenda Novak's online auction to raise money for Diabetes Research is currently running. Lots of things up for offer, including autographed books from me, and ARCs from various authors.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Swing over to Oddshots today and share your favorite sigh-inducing moments in books. :-)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Archangel's Blade

I'm currently working on the typeset pages for Archangel's Blade (the last time I'll see it before publication), so blog posts might be a little erratic over the next week.

But, I have a little bite to tide you over.

(full excerpt to come in June)  

[Honor]“Being food has never appealed to me.”

Dmitri turned to lean against the plate-glass wall that looked out over Manhattan, his masculine beauty starkly outlined by the piercing light of the sun at his back. “Ah, but I think you’d be a delicious snack.”

Copyright (c) 2011 by Nalini Singh

Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books!

I've recently "discovered" Anne Gracie and fallen in love. The Perfect Rake was just a wonderful read - sweet and witty and romantic, but what really got me was that the hero of this book, Gideon, (the rake of the title), had a kindness to him that we rarely ever see in world-weary rakes. The heroine, Prudence, was smart and loving and well able to take on Gideon - I plain out liked her.

Very much recommended. 

Now, your turn! What are you reading and loving this week?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Guest Author: Thea Harrison - Dragon Bound

Contest now closed.

Winner: The random numbers have spoken and the winner is Kam Luen. Congratulations!  An email is on the way to you.

I'm delighted to host Thea Harrison on the blog today. I absolutely adored her debut paranormal romance, Dragon Bound (out now), when I read it for a quote last year. Since then, I've also read an early copy of the next book in the series, Storm's Heart, and fallen in love all over again.

Thea has several excerpts available on her website that you can check out. She's also giving away a copy of Dragon Bound to a commenter on this blog (Goodreads readers, swing by and enter on the main blog). Enter by 10 pm Thursday 5th May, New Zealand time, to go in the draw. 

Please welcome Thea to the blog everyone!

Thea Harrison

I was thrilled when Nalini approached me and asked if I would write a guest blog for her, but because I classify myself as “blog challenged” I asked her for a little guidance about what to focus on.  She wrote back quickly with a few ideas.  How did Dragon Bound come to be? What do I love about the hero and heroine? Why did I decide to write a paranormal romance? What great questions!

Dragon Bound came into being when the economy hit the skids.  My job was not going well.  I worked for a nonprofit, and a large part of my responsibility was to research grant opportunities and write grants.  Large grant making institutions that we had relied upon for funding for our programs were rerouting money to go to urgent needs like foodbanks. 

Not only that, but their financial portfolios were suffering huge losses.  One program officer told me their charitable trust was “fortunate” that they had lost only a third of their assets.  I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to recommend the termination of my own job to my boss.  As I was phased down, like so many others, I began to job search… and I decided it was also a perfect opportunity to try my hand at writing again.

Years ago I had published sixteen Harlequin Presents titles under the name Amanda Carpenter.  Single parenthood and school pulled me away from writing, and I always knew I wanted to return to it someday when the opportunity presented itself.  Images and ideas had floated around in the back of my mind for years.  I fiddled with a project or two but could never really get it off the ground.  When I finally sat down to write Dragon Bound, I knew the story would be a paranormal romance.  I had been reading science fiction and fantasy all my life.  Writing a paranormal romance seemed the perfect match for me, as it combined romance, which I had also read and written for years, with the fantasy elements I loved so well.

When I started Dragon Bound, the story exploded onto the page.  I had a complete draft written in 44 days.  I giggled and snorted the whole time I was writing it.  If anyone had witnessed me as I worked, I’m sure they would have thought I was a total nut-job.  The hero and heroine, Dragos and Pia, kept surprising me.  When I say that something “fell out of Pia’s mouth” that’s exactly how it felt inside—what she said was as much of a surprise to me as it was to her.  And Dragos simply didn’t have any of the normal brakes we humans have on our behavior.  They were a constant delight, and I loved every minute of it.

I was also putting out hundreds of job applications during the worst of the recession.  As discouraging as the job hunt was, I found revising the story as enjoyable as writing the rough draft.  I went through the query process in searching for an agent, approached seventeen agencies, had several nibbles of interest, and ended up with my wonderful agent Amy Boggs at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.  Together we ironed out more wrinkles in the manuscript, and she began the submission process.

Other aspects of my life continued to be increasingly painful.  Congress had stalled on passing an emergency extension on unemployment. I had exhausted all of my resources. I kept telling myself, wow, this could be like one of those stories where someone with $2 in their pocket wins the lottery.  Something good has got to happen sometime.

Then something good did indeed happen.  In March, 2010, Amy called with a multi-book offer from Berkley, and the Elder Races series was born!  Following the release of Dragon Bound on May 3rd is Storm’s Heart on August 2nd and Serpent’s Kiss on October 4th.  As for me, I’m feeling like I won the lottery and I’m still mopping my brow!

And if I can just emit a high-pitched fan-girl squee for a moment, Nalini is one of my favorite authors!  I was very excited when she invited me to guest blog.  Nalini, thank you very much for having me!  It’s been a pleasure.

So who are your favorite authors, and why?  Do any of them make you laugh out loud?  I would love to give away a signed copy of Dragon Bound to someone who comments!

Contest now closed.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Linkage & Writing

Science fiction romance author Marcella Burnard is guesting over at Oddshots, with an awesome post talking all about the adventure she's about to head off on.

The Book Reading Gals have posted their review of Kiss of Snow, plus they're giving away a backlist book. More review links to come soon!

We're having a guest on the blog tomorrow - Thea Harrison, writer of one of my favorite books of the year to date, Dragon Bound (releases May 3rd), so don't forget to drop by. Thea has a post up on Dear Author today, talking about her writing journey.

I'm working on Galen and Jessamy's novella - love these two. No specific release date yet, but it'll be out in 2012.