Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Playlists and Songs

I was listening to some music today and I got to thinking about playlists for books. I don't have those, but every so often (not always), a song will resonate with me as I write.

For Heart of Obsidian, it was "Skyfall" by Adele. I actually first heard it while I was on the second draft and just loved the feel of it. I'm curious, what songs do you think fit my books (or any one of my books)?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shards of Hope ~ Excerpt

Happy weekend! A full chapter excerpt of Shards of Hope is now up on the website. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Book Club

Book club time! What are you reading and adoring this week?!

iBooks Sale: Australia & New Zealand & New Zealand readers: You can currently get SLAVE TO SENSATION and ANGELS' BLOOD on iBooks for $4.99 each in Aus/NZ!! Sale ends May 12th.

Link for Angels' Blood
Link for Slave to Sensation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Out June 2nd / June 4th (International)
I heard from my editor about Archangel's Enigma. She loves the manuscript I turned in, and adores Naasir. Woohoo! I must admit I adore that feral and thoroughly infuriating beast myself. I really didn't want to let him and Andromeda go. Plus, all kinds of big, world-altering things happen in this book, so hold onto your hats.

(If you're wondering about review copies, it's a bit too early. The manuscript needs to go through two rounds of edits first.)

I'm currently working on the second draft of the next Rock Kiss story. (I wrote the first draft before I shifted gears to work on Archangel's Enigma). If Rock Hard was sweet, romantic, and funny, Noah and Kit's story is emotionally wrenching and hard.

I haven't forgotten about the Psy-Changeling anthology I promised you all. I'm continuing to work on that in my spare time. I actually want to put in an hour on that tonight.

Also, I'm hoping we can get an excerpt of Shards of Hope up this weekend. Will post when it's done. :-)

How are you all? What's happening?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shards of Hope ARC Contest - Winners

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.) And the winners are:

Janene J.
Julie D.
Katie E.
Mary Ann C.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, we hope you enjoy Shards of Hope when it releases!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newsletter and Catchup

I'm such a space cadet. I just posted the Friday Book Club, then realized it was Thursday. *slaps forehead*

Anyway, a quick heads up that the newsletter went out a day ago, complete with a Tai and Evie short story. If you subscribe and didn't get it, or if you subscribed too late, drop Ash a note and she'll send you a copy: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom

How is the week going for everyone?

Friday Book Club

It's Friday Book Club time again! What are you reading and loving this week?

I just started Amanda Quick's Crystal Gardens. I'm a huge fan of Jayne Ann Krentz under all her pen names, so I'm really looking forward to diving in.

Your turn!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

New Short Story

The other day, I was meant to be having a break but didn't know what to do with myself so I wrote you a short story. :-)

It'll be in the newsletter going out mid next week. If you aren't yet a subscriber, click on this link, or on the image below to join.

Once you confirm your subscription via the link sent to your email, you'll get an automatic Welcome newsletter with links to previous newsletter exclusive short stories. Any problems, email Ashwini: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Emails Cleared

I'm still somewhat in shock that I have just cleared all the messages from my email. *lies down, has a chocolate cigarette that's really just a roll of chocolate*

I got really behind during my first book tour, not realizing how little time I'd have on the road, and just stayed behind for a long time. However, this year, I was determined to catch up and at last, I've achieved my aim! Some of you will have forgotten you emailed me and will now have a reply sitting in your Inbox! ;-)

If you've emailed me and not received a response, then I didn't get the message. All spam/junk folders have been checked for stray messages. So please resend. :-)

Friday, April 03, 2015

Friday Book Club

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

I just read and really enjoyed In Sheep's Clothing by Meljean Brook, a 30 page short you can download for free from her website.

Your turn!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Shards of Hope ARC contest

Contest now closed.

(International entries welcome)

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

- "SHARDS OF HOPE ARC Contest" in the subject line -

By 10pm, 17th April 2015, 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.)

Since this is an Advanced Review Copy, if you win, I'd ask that you please post a review somewhere before the release date (June 2nd) - on a blog, on Amazon, B&N,'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.

-Ashwini : )

Contest now closed.

The fine print: Contest is open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be chosen randomly using and emailed on 18th April 2015. Their names will also be posted on this blog at that time. Each winner will have 48 hours from the time of notification to contact us with his or her mailing address, otherwise he or she will forfeit the prize and another winner will be drawn. Void where prohibited.