Friday, December 29, 2023

Friday Book Club

It's our final Friday Book Club for 2023! What have been some of your most memorable reads this year?

Monday, December 25, 2023

Happy Holidays!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! I hope you have a beary nice holiday season full of bookish goodies and great reads!!πŸ»πŸ“š

Friday, December 22, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Audiobook.com Sale - Angels of Darkness

 

North American Sale! Nalini's US/CA audiobook publisher is offering 75% off  the Angels of Darkness audiobook until 1/5/24! If you don't have the audiobook, now's your chance to get it at an amazing discounted price! The sale is only available at audiobooks.com. 

~Ashwini


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

December Newsletter

 

Newsletter goes out in approximately fifteen hours with two free short stories plus bonus deleted scenes! πŸŽ

If you aren’t yet a subscriber, it’s free to join. (The signup box is on the right side of the blog and the front page of the website. Make sure to click the confirmation link sent to your email.) Subscribers can also download ebooks containing the previous short stories. I’ll make sure that info is in this newsletter too.πŸ’•

Friday, December 15, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Friday, December 08, 2023

Friday Book Club

It's time for the Friday Book Club! What reads are you loving this week?

Friday, December 01, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Signed Books & Bookish Goodies

Do you like collecting signed copies of books? If so, what are some of your most precious ones? If you’re not a collector of signed copies, do you collect any other bookish items? (Photo is of a stack of signed preorders of There Should Have Been Eight for Chapter Books & Tea!)☕️πŸ“š

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

There Should Have Been Eight Australia & NZ Print Release

 

The New Zealand & Australian print editions of There Should Have Been Eight are now in bookshops! Thank you for your patience! I hope you enjoy my take on a gothic locked room thriller.πŸ’™

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Friday Book Club

A late Friday Book Club! What are you reading and loving this week?

Friday, November 24, 2023

There Should Have Been Eight Out Worldwide

 

Woohoo!!! There Should Have Been Eight is now out worldwide!! All editions - print, audio, ebook - available except for print in Australia/NZ - your print editions hit the bookshelves on Tuesday!

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Why New Zealand Noir?

 

I wrote an article for Crime Reads on why New Zealand makes a great setting for thrillers and mysteries, and it’s now live! Are there any locations you think would make a fantastic setting for a book?

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

There Should Have Been Eight Out Now

 

And it’s out!! There Should Have Been Eight is hitting shelves around the world this week! I can’t wait for you to get your hands on my quietly gothic thriller!

Thank you for all the support for my walk on the thriller side. You’re amazing!!! ❤️

p.s. I took about three gazillion photos before I decided on this one. Seems appropriate for a book featuring a photographer protagonist. πŸ“Έ

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

There Should Have Been Eight Out Soon!

 


As we count down to the release of There Should Have Been Eight (out tomorrow!!) here’s an image of an endless sand/beach road in New Zealand (speed limit to the left).

My thrillers are all inspired by the breathtaking NZ landscape. So many stunning and lonely vistas! Hands up if you enjoy books with a dramatic sense of place?!

Friday, November 17, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Goodreads Giveaway: There Should Have Been Eight

 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUS residents: To celebrate the upcoming release of Nalini's new thriller, There Should Have Been Eight (out next week!!), Nalini's US publisher is running a giveaway on Goodreads for 50 Kindle copies. The giveaway will run until November 20. 

Good luck! ~Ashwini

Friday, November 10, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Amazon Editor's Pick - There Should Have Been Eight

 

Woohoo!! There Should Have Been Eight is an Amazon Editor’s Pick for November in Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense! πŸŽ‰

This is a locked room mystery except the ”room” is a gothic ruined mansion in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. It features seven friends, one huge secret, and a reunion that goes quietly, terribly wrong… πŸ˜³

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Angels' Blood Special UK Edition

 

Look at this gorgeous special edition copy of Angels' Blood!!! It's being produced by my UK/international publisher and is a hardcover with foiled cover artwork, sprayed edges and more! And it'll be out in time for the holidays!

You can preorder via the Gollancz Emporium. They will ship to anywhere the UK editions publish.

Friday, November 03, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, November 02, 2023

There Should Have Been Eight

 

The stunning golden alpine grassland on which I stood over a year ago and wondered hmm, how can I turn this into a quietly sinister thriller.

It’s beyond gorgeous in daylight but imagine it in the pitch dark, in the middle a snowstorm…and someone is bleeding from stab wounds…Welcome to the Shepherd Estate, half ruined and with secrets in the walls.

“There Should Have Been Eight” releases in 3 weeks!!

p.s. That’s frost on the grass in the foreground. So, so beautiful.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, October 26, 2023

October Newsletter

πŸ₯³The October newsletter goes out in less than twenty-four hours. It’s free to receive and subscribers get all the breaking news first! If you aren’t yet a member, you can subscribe here on the blog or on the first page of my website

No spam, just goodness. Welcome newsletter has instructions on how to download the ebooks of previous newsletter exclusive short stories. πŸ“š

Any issues subscribing, just let Ashwini know: nalini.assistant@ gmail. com (no spaces).

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Audiobook.com Sale - Last Guard

 

North American Sale! Nalini's US/CA audiobook publisher is offering 70% off  the Last Guard audiobook until 11/10/23! If you don't have the audiobook, now's your chance to get it at an amazing discounted price! The sale is only available at audiobooks.com. 

~Ashwini


Friday, October 20, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Friends of the Ashland Library Swag Bag Auction

 

A reminder that the Friends of the Ashland Library Swag Bag Auction ends soon! 100% of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Ashland Library who fund all of the library's programs.

Click here to view Nalini's contribution, and here for the full list of items for auction.

~Ashwini

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tongariro National Park

 

Photos from a short trip to the Tongariro National Park after I turned in Primal Mirror. This part of the park is a (freezing) alpine desert with endless vistas. Isn’t it breathtaking?

Friday, October 13, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Friends of the Ashland Library Swag Bag Auction

 

The Friends of the Ashland Library are having another awesome online auction! Its a Swag Bag Auction with contributions from over 50 romance authors from many sub-genres. 100% of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Ashland Library who fund all of the library's programs. 

All auctions open on ebay on Wednesday 11th October at 8pm ET. Click here to view the preview page.

~Ashwini

Friday, October 06, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Angels' Blood

 

Alt Text - quote from Angels' Blood: Option 1: Attempt to back out. Probable result: Death after painful torture. Option 2: Do the job and hope. Probable result: Death but probably no torture (good).

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Books and Memories

There are some books that, when I think of them, evoke strong memories and feelings, transporting me back in time. Are there any books that do the same for you?πŸ“š

~Ashwini


Friday, September 29, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Silver Silence

 

Alt Text: Quote from Silver Silence - "Repeat after me: I will never trust a bear who promises to show me a good time." ~Selenka Durev to BlackEdge juveniles.

Who's willing to take the risk?!πŸ˜†πŸ»

~Ashwini

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Goodreads Giveaway: There Should Have Been Eight

 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUS residents: Goodreads is running a giveaway for 10 copies of Nalini's upcoming thriller There Should Have Been Eight! The giveaway will run until October 23rd. Click here to enter. Good luck!! πŸ˜€

~Ashwini

Friday, September 22, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Heroes

 

Alt Text - Quote from Allegiance of Honor: "Heroes, I've learned, don't always wear white. Sometimes they come from the darkness, shadows among shadows."

Who are your favorite fictional heroes? Which qualities do you love about them?πŸ’•

~Ashwini

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Steamy Lit Con 2024


Guess who's coming back to the States! See you at Steamy Lit Con, Aug 2024! Tickets go on sale Oct 21!!πŸ’ƒ

Friday, September 15, 2023

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Love Hard on Sale

 

Love Hard is on sale as part of Apple Books’ sports romance promotion! If you haven’t yet met Jake and Juliet, now’s your chance! πŸ‰πŸ‘ ❤️‍πŸ”₯