Thursday, February 28, 2013

The new Air NZ Safety Video

If you haven't seen it already, here's the new Air New Zealand safety video featuring Bear Grylls, set in some gorgeous NZ scenery.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wild Invitation Quotes

Couple of quotes from WILD INVITATION as we count down to the release date!

(Conversation between Cooper and Grace)

"Your fault you know."
Grace's hand clenched on the edge of the door. "Mine?"
"You did challenge me tonight."
"It wasn't a challenge."
"Don't be a liar now." A slow tease. "I got the message."

- from "Declaration of Courtship"

Cupping her cheek, he bent his head until their foreheads touched. "I'm sorry--I know I'm being difficult," he said, and it was a comment heavy with things unspoken.
- from "Texture of Intimacy"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Book Club in session! What are you reading and loving this week?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Beautiful Place to Speak


I was part of a great panel with chef Sarah Turpitt at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival yesterday (in Hamilton, New Zealand). The session was chaired by the lovely Denise Irvine, and held in the Indian Char Bagh Garden.
It is honestly one of the most beautiful places where I've ever had an event - and the weather was glorious, too! I hope you enjoy the photos. :-)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

ARCs, Audiobook Sale, Psy-Changeling Readalong, and Reading Romance!

So much goodness to share today!

My agent, Nephele Tempest, is giving away two ARCs of WILD INVITATION. The giveaway ends Monday, so enter quickly! Full details on her blog.

My audiobook publisher, Tantor, is having a 50% off sale in honor of Valentine's Day. The audio of WILD INVITATION is available for pre-order at the sale price in all formats available on the Tantor site (CD & MP3-CD). [Edited to add: I've been told that the sale will continue through February!]

The Psy-Changeling Readalong is in progress at Literary Escapism, with the discussion for SLAVE TO SENSATION posted today. (It does contain major spoilers, so I suggest not reading the post until you've read the book). If you've read the book, or would like to refresh yourself on it, swing by and join in the discussion!

And last, but not least, over on Twitter, we're discussing why we read romance. I said "Because no matter what, there is always hope".

What about you? Why do you read romance?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Einsame Spur Now Out!!

The German edition of Tangle of Need is now out!! To read a German-language excerpt, follow this link. Hope you enjoy! :-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


The newsletter, complete with the short story, Weapons Training, went out earlier this morning, so it should be in your Inbox now. :-)

If you are a subscriber and didn't receive it, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom) and she'll check what's up.

If you aren't yet a subscriber, but would like the newsletter, please subscribe via the box on the top right, then email Ashwini and request this newsletter. (You'll also automatically receive a Welcome newsletter).

Happy reading :-)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Newsletter & Stalking Hawke

First, some info: The February newsletter will go out Tuesday morning (U.S. time), and will include a Guild Hunter short story. I’ll post up a note once it’s been sent, so please check here first if you haven’t received your copy.

If you aren’t yet a subscriber, you can join up using the form on the top right of the blog or on the front page of the website. Once you subscribe, you’ll automatically receive a welcome newsletter.


I did a TV interview last week (more details to come once the piece has been scheduled), and was asked if I could do some writing for a few shots. I started doodling randomly – and this fun little story is what emerged.

Note for aspiring writers: I did do some editing on this vignette to smooth out the original rough draft, fix typos etc. Editing is crucial, no matter how short or long the piece.

I hope you enjoy this foray into the Psy-Changeling world!

Stalking Hawke
Nalini Singh

Hawke walked down the corridor, well aware he was being followed by stealthy little wolf paws—or paws that were trying to be stealthy in any case. Inside him, the wild predator who was his other half opened its mouth in a wolfish grin. 

Halting at the open doorway to Riley’s office, he poked his head inside. “Did you get the report?” 

A nod from his senior lieutenant. “You want to talk about it now?” 

“No. Let’s do it tonight—you still up for that?”

“Absolutely.” Riley saluted him with his coffee mug. “Mercy is calling it Testosterone Night by the way.”

“She’s just jealous because girls aren’t invited.” Grinning, he continued down the corridor, accompanied by the clicking of tiny claws on the stone of the den floor. They hesitated when he turned toward his own office and he could almost feel the keen disappointment that colored the air. 

Popping in quickly, he grabbed his sleek black sat phone and walked out again, careful to keep his back to the tracker on his trail.The little paws scampered to keep up with him, stopping only when he ran into Riaz. 

The dark-haired lieutenant raised an eyebrow. “You realize you have a tail?”

“He’s not bad. Just needs a bit more seasoning.”

Riaz’s eyes, a dark gold, filled with affectionate laughter. “Along with a few feet of growth.” 

Lips tugging up at the corners, Hawke said,  “Pretend you don’t see him.”

“See who?”

As they talked Pack business, Hawke was very aware of sharp little wolf ears listening in. Once he and Riaz were done, he carried on down the corridor and to one of the exits into the White Zone, the safe play area directly outside the den. Heading to the trees, he stashed his phone in his jeans, stripped, and shifted into his wolf form.

The paws behind him ran to follow as he shook his body to settle his new skin, the silver-gold of his fur rippling, then loped deeper into the forest. Aware the little tracker wouldn’t be able to keep up with even a fraction of his adult speed, he kept his pace at one the other wolf could maintain.

Stopping at the edge of the waterfall nearest the den, he looked down at the froth of water, and after a moment, the owner of the stealthy paws padded up to stand beside him. The pup hadn’t yet gained his adult color, was still a soft brown as he leaned his body against Hawke’s, his small heart beating faster than an adult’s.

Hawke growled a greeting before returning his gaze to the water. 

When he turned away from the crashing fall after several minutes, the pup fell in with him as they ran the short distance back to the den. Shifting to human form, Hawke pulled on his jeans and watched the pup change in a show of light and color. A little boy stood in front of him seconds later.

“Did you see me?” Ben asked, pure delight in eyes that were still wolf-amber. “I stalkeded you!”

“You did very well.” Hawke crouched down in front of the boy. “You’re an excellent tracker.” He wasn’t lying—for his age, Ben was very, very good. In point of fact, he was better than many older children. “Have you been practicing?”

“Yes! I stalkeded Mama and Papa and even Uncle Judd!”

Hawke ruffled the boy’s hair. “That’s what I used to do when I was younger. I’d follow my father all around the den.” His father had allowed him to believe he was getting away with it, as Hawke had just done with Ben—he wouldn’t be much of an alpha if he didn’t help raise the boy’s confidence in his own skills. “But you know you can’t try to stalk people out of the safe areas?”

Ben nodded again. “And when they’re kissing. That’s boring.”

Hawke bit back a laugh. “Yeah, kissing is pretty boring,” he agreed solemnly. “Go on back inside now. I have to head out of the White Zone.”

“Okay. ’Bye!” Waving vigorously, Ben ran toward the doorway to the den, shifting halfway through into his pup form. Hawke’s smile grew deeper. No doubt, someone else would soon find themselves “stalkeded”.

Copyright © 2013 by Nalini Singh

Friday, February 08, 2013

Hamilton, Psy-Changeling Readalong & Friday Book Club

North American Cover
Before we kick off the Friday Book Club, I have some info to share with you. First of all, for readers in Hamilton, New Zealand, I'll be appearing in the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

UK & Commonwealth Cover
Bread & Roses: Discussion with me and chef Sarah Turpitt, with Denise Irvine as Chair
Monday 18th February
Indian Char Bagh Garden
(I believe this event is free!)

There's no official signing planned, but if you rock on up with your books, I will happily sign them. See some of you in a week! :-)
German Cover


Audiobook Cover
If you'd like to discuss the Psy/Changeling series, Casey and Courtney from the Literary Escapism blog are doing a readalong of the series as they count down to HEART OF OBSIDIAN and inviting other readers to join in the conversation.

Even if you've already read the books, you might enjoy the discussion. 

The SLAVE TO SENSATION discussion is scheduled for February 14th, so if you haven't read the book, you have a week to dive into Lucas and Sascha's story :-)

French Cover
Just for fun, I've illustrated this blog post with a number of STS covers from around the world. Which one's your favorite?

Spanish Cover


And now the book club! What are you reading and loving this week?

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!! :-)

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Catching Up & French Cover: Branded By Fire

Today's a catch-up day for me. Lots of small tasks that need to be cleared away before I can dive back into Archangel's Legion. I hope you're all having a fabulous week. What're you up to?

Also for your visual pleasure, I have the gorgeous French cover of Branded By Fire. Enjoy! :-)

Friday, February 01, 2013

Psy/Changeling #12 Cover & Title Reveal!!

JUNE 2013
Cover Art: Tony Mauro
Hand Lettering: Ron Zinn
Jacket Design: George Long (Art Director)

How much do I love this cover? Oh, let me count the ways!! Love, love, LOVE!!! Huge thanks to the brilliant people behind it!


Don't forget, the next Psy/Changeling relelease is WILD INVITATION in March! Excerpts from all four novellas now available on the website.