Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What reads are keeping you busy and entertained this week?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Website Issues & Catchup

We're having a few hiccups with the website, so you might get an error message on some pages. Gabrielle is working on this and hopefully should have it sorted soon. 

I've been scarce on the interwebs recently - Jason's been keeping me busy. I'll continue to be mostly offline for the next week, as I'm about to dive into the copy edited manuscript of Tangle of Need. I can't wait to get back into the book!

How are you all? What've you been up to?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Book Club

Book club time! What are you reading and enjoying at the moment?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Angels' Dance Excerpt now available on the website! I hope you all enjoy this glimpse of Galen and Jessamy's story. The excerpts for all the other novellas in the Angels' Flight anthology are also available on the site.  (Angels' Judgment, Angels' Pawn, Angel's Wolf)

The newsletter will be going out in the next hour or two, so keep an eye on your in-box. If you'd like to join the newsletter, follow this link!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thai Cover: Angels' Blood

The Thai edition of Angels' Blood releases next week - here's the gorgeous cover!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving at the moment? 

I've just finished reading The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold, part of the fabulous Miles Vorkosigan series.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Of Tea and Love Songs

I've just returned from having a lovely afternoon tea with Shellbell, who won the charity auction a little while ago, and now I'm back at my desk and about to write a scene featuring Jason and Raphael.

Also, isn't this song beautiful?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winner of Tony Mauro Calendar

The random winner of the Tony Mauro Calendar giveaway is...SHARON YOUNG. Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom and we'll get it in the mail to you.

For those of you who asked where you can buy the calendar, you can order one directly from the artist.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Tony Mauro Calendar

Contest now closed.

A fellow author spotted these calendars by artist, Tony Mauro, and sent me a couple. I've claimed one for my office, but I thought it'd be fun to do a giveaway for the second copy.

To enter the random giveaway, just leave your name in the comments by 5pm, Tuesday 10th January 2012, New Zealand time.

(If you have trouble commenting, send an email with "Tony Mauro Calendar Giveaway" in the subject line to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom by the same time).

I'll give the winner 48 hours to contact me after their name is posted on the blog. If I don't hear back from the winner within that time, I'll redraw. By entering, you give me permission to post your name on the blog should you win.

The fine print: Contest is open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly using and his or her name posted on this blog on Wednesday, January11th, 2012. Void where prohibited.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Friday Book Club

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

I read The Next Always by Nora Roberts and really enjoyed it. 

p.s. I have a bit of a giveaway planned for tomorrow, so make sure you swing by and check the blog. :-)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


I've started working on Archangel's Storm - Jason is a fascinating hero. Difficult to get to know, but with such an intensity to him that I know when the walls do come down, it'll be explosive.

I'm seeing lots of "best of" lists around the interwebs at the moment. I've posted about most of my favorite reads on the blog through the year, but what about yours? Which books did you most enjoy in 2011?

My favorite "find" of 2011 was the Liaden series by Sharon Lee & Steven Miller.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year & Patricia Wrede's "The Thirteenth Child"

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I spent time with family, had a few cocktails, did a lot of reading and made a significant dent in the backlog of e-mails. I'm hoping to clear the rest of it in the next two weeks.

Here are some thoughts on one of the books I inhaled. :-)

I don't tend to read a lot of Young Adult (YA) fiction, but I was given Patricia C. Wrede's The Thirteenth Child as a gift, and really enjoyed it.

It's not a romance but a fantasy that deals with the main character, Eff's, journey from child to woman - and the development of her magic. As the 13th child in her family, she's said to be bad luck and sure to turn evil. Meanwhile, her twin, Lan, is the 7th son of a 7th son, said to be very lucky and with great magic.

The book is set in the wild West, when people are just starting to move out into the frontier - except it's a wild West complete with mammoths, steam dragons, saber-tooth cats and more.

I loved going on the journey with Eff, Lan, their friend, William, and all the other characters, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy. Link to excerpt on Patricia C. Wrede's website.

So, what did you get up to in the break?