Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Book Club

It's the final book club of 2013! What are you reading and loving this week?

And how about discussing your favorite reads of this year? It's always fun to look back over the reading year. :-)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December Newsletter

The December newsletter, complete with the free bonus epilogue to Declaration of Courtship has now gone out! As promised, this epilogue will also be available on the website (likely after the holidays as my website person is now on her break :-)).

teriannesis alerted me in the comments to the previous post that some email programs are cutting off the newsletter because of its length. If your newsletter just seems to end in the middle of the epilogue, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the email and you'll see a message like this: [Message clipped] View Entire Message

Just click the link and you'll see the entire newsletter.  The final part of the newsletter is a note about Whisper of Sin, so if you can see that, you're viewing the entire thing.

Happy reading!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Deleted Scenes & Bonus Epilogue for Declaration of Courtship

The deleted scenes from HEART OF OBSIDIAN are now up on the website!!

Also, I should have the bonus epilogue for "Declaration of Courtship" ready to go in the Christmas Eve newsletter (that's US time - so if you're on my side of the dateline, you'll get it on Christmas Day :-)).

To join the newsletter list, just subscribe using the box on the top right of the front page of the website.

Any problems, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What reads are you enjoying this week?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Travel Postcard: Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

This was my ride yesterday to one of the peaks in Aorak/Mt. Cook National Park in the South Island of New Zealand. So much fun! And the view was breathtaking. Hope you're all having a good start to the week. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Book Club

I emerge! :-)

It's time to talk books. What are you reading and loving this week?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Writer At Work

Hello everyone! Dropping by to say I'm going to be a bit scarce online over the next couple of weeks. I'm deep in the final draft of SHIELD OF WINTER. :-)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving today, hope it was an awesome one!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Paperback Now Out!!

The North American paperback edition of Heart of Obsidian is now available!
The e-book price will also now drop. If you're not seeing a lower price yet, just give it a few days. It can take time for the ebook stores to update their prices. (You might spot the price drop in a store before I do, so if you do, please leave a comment!)

Updated: Kindle price now $4.78!
I hope you enjoy the book!
E-book:Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, Nook

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Hello everyone. Hope you're having a great week.

This month's newsletter will go out in approx 16 hours, complete with a free Psy-Changeling short story - about Julian and Roman's first meeting with Naya. :-)

If you're already a subscriber, you're all set. If you haven't yet joined, you can do so using the short form on the sidebar of the blog, or on the front page of the website. You'll then get a confirm link in your email - you must click that to confirm you want to join.

After which you'll get the Welcome newsletter with a Psy-Changeling and a Guild Hunter short story, both of which went out in earlier newsletters.

Any problems, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday Book Club... open! What are you reading and loving this week?

Thursday, November 21, 2013


The gorgeous cover for Shield of Winter is now up at Heroes and Heartbreakers. I love it! Hope you do too :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

I read Balance of Trade by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller and am now looking forward to Trade Secret. If you haven't read the Liaden books, you must try them out! Agent of Change, a good starting point in the series, is free on ebook. :-)

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Look!! The gorgeous cover for the German translation of Shield of Winter out super early. I love it!!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Friday Book Club

It's book club time! What are you reading and enjoying this week?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Declaration of Courtship and Texture of Intimacy Ebooks Now Out!!

"Grace." Softer this time. Coaxing. "Look at me."
--from Declaration of Courtship

The stand-alone ebooks for "Declaration of Courtship" and "Texture of Intimacy" (originally part of Wild Invitation) are out now in the USA & Canada!

If you haven't read any of the Psy-Changeling novellas, then Wild Invitation is the book you should get, as it includes four novellas. You can find full details of all the stories and excerpts here.

International folks - your stand-alone ebooks for these two novellas are in progress. I'll update you with a date as soon as it's confirmed.

...Walker’s eyes caught hers, held them. “I’m not likely to be an easy mate.”
--from Texture of Intimacy

She jumped. “You walk like a cat!”

“I am a cat, sweetheart.” He wanted to tease her again, so he let a low growl rumble up from his chest. “See?”
--from Stroke of Enticement (available in Wild Invitation)

"If I take you," he said quietly, "it'll be for life." 
--from Beat of Temptation (available in Wild Invitation)

Writing :-)

I'm hard at work on Shield of Winter. This is a complex story with multiple threads, but Ivy and Vasic's story is at the very core.

What are you up to?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

International Edition of Archangel's Legion Now Out!

The international edition of Archangel's Legion is now out!

Happy reading! And remember, the spoiler zone is at this link.

Edited to add: Link to Facebook Q&A thread

Also, don't forget the "Ask Nalini Anything" Q&A on Facebook tomorrow. The thread will go live at 12noon EST (that's 5am NZ time for Kiwis) and stay open still 9pm EST, so everyone should be able to get their questions in.

I'll start answering at 7pm EST, and go hard for a couple of hours. I'm already exercising my fingers.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Archangel's Legion Now Out!

Archangel’s Legion is out in ebook, print, and audio in North America! I hope you all enjoy returning to Elena and Raphael’s story. (The international edition will be out super soon, too!)

If you’d like to discuss the book with other readers, the spoiler zone is open and active. Just follow the link to it to post.

Happy reading! :-)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Archangel's Legion Spoiler Zone

This is where you can freely discuss Archangel's Legion and previous books in the Guild Hunter series. Remember, *spoilers* abound, so click away if you haven't yet read the book!

If you're reading this on Goodreads, please come by the main blog to comment and join in the discussion.

As always, please be respectful of one another's opinions and have fun.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Archangel's Legion

Picking up her favorite blades, he threw them at her. Hands snapping up, she caught them both. "I said"--spoken through gritted teeth--"I don't want to."

"And I say you've sulked long enough."

The knife quivered to a stop on the doorjamb an inch from his face.

- from ARCHANGEL'S LEGION: Oct 29th (International Oct 31st) 

It's almost out! Woohoo! 

p.s. The spoiler zone is all set up and ready to go live tomorrow, so you'll have a place to discuss the book with spoilers. :-)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Book Club

It's time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

p.s. Preorder links for Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) are starting to pop up, so check out your favorite store. Don't worry if you don't find it yet - it's a June 3, 2014 release, so it's very early! The other links will slowly go live. :-)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I'm hard at work on Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13). Almost through this draft and while it's still rough, I can feel it taking shape.

What are you up to?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Archangel's Legion - One Week to Go!!

"I'm the hunter," Elena reminded him. "I should go first."
"Of course you may go first. When I am dead."

- Archangel's Legion - October 29th (International: October 31st)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

I'm in a light, witty historical mood reading-wise, so I might go hunting a new historical. (Recommendations welcome!)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Archangel's Legion

"You were in my dream."

She spread her wing so it covered him, her hand on his shoulder. As if she would protect him. "It was sad and terrible and beautiful, what I saw in you there."

- Archangel's Legion Oct 29 (International Oct 31)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas in the Kitchen

Hello lovely people :) The website's been updated and the short story CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN is now online - so if you missed reading it in the newsletter last year, here's your chance. 

While you're there, have a look around the site - there's a ton of stuff from other shorts to deleted scenes to fan art. (And if something is missing that you'd like to see on the site, let me know!)

Have a great start to the week. :-)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Newsletter & Bollywood

Doing the final touches on the newsletter that'll be going out in approximately 6 hours, complete with chapter 2 of Archangel's Legion. :-)

If you're not yet a newsletter subscriber, it's easy to join - just input your name and email address in the box on the top right of the front page of the website. You'll get a link in your email to confirm - make sure you click it.

Then, you'll automatically get a Welcome newsletter with two free short stories (Poker Night & Knives and Sheaths). And, if you join in the next few hours, you'll also get the October newsletter when it goes out. Any problems, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).


And this is for the Bollywood fans on the blog. I attended Shah Rukh Khan's Temptation Reloaded show in Auckland on Friday. It was awesome! Here's a shot of the cast at the end.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Friday Book Club

It's book club time again! What are you reading and loving this week? :-)

p.s. The next newsletter (scheduled for October 8th), will have an extra excerpt from Archangel's Legion. If you're not a subscriber, you can join the list on the front page of the website.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Book Rave: The Chocolate Series by Laura Florand


You must all read these books. No really. Laura Florand's Chocolate Series is sweet and sexy and all around delicious!!

A note about the pink and blue covers: To me, they say light and frothy, and while the stories are delicious as noted above, they're also deeply emotional.

It's like Laura Florand wrote this entire series for me (because I may or may not have read four books and a novella in the space of two days *ahem*). I mean, chocolatier heroes?! Gorgeous men who fall crazy in love with their heroines and never hesitate, paired with beautiful writing? Sigh.

I'm addicted. I can't wait for the next book.

Thank you to all the RL and Internet friends who kept telling me to read this series. You were right. So, so right.

If you've read these books, what did you think? If you haven't, do the excerpts on Laura's site tempt you?

p.s. If you're looking for an affordable entry point into the series, I think you can happily start with the ebook for The Chocolate Rose ($3.99US) which while technically being the third in the series, stands very well on its own. The hero, Gabriel, is ADORABLE.

p.p.s. I recommend you have some chocolate handy while reading these books. Don't even ask me about my chocolate consumption during reading.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Angels' Blood £0.99 on Amazon UK

UK folks - Amazon UK has discounted Angels' Blood down to £0.99. I'm not sure how long this'll last, so be quick!

Also, if you missed the news about Psy-Changeling #13, check out my previous post :-)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Archangel's Legion and Psy-Changeling #13

Today is an awesome day. Not only did ARCHANGEL'S LEGION receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly that calls the book "intense, vivid, and sexually charged", I have the okay to announce the title and blurb for Psy-Changeling #13.


Here you go!

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh
Coming June 2014

“The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice...

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Book Club

Wow, where has this week gone?! It's time to talk books again. What are you reading and devouring this week? :-)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Week...

So far this week:

1. I've been to to the dentist.

2. I've been to the dentist a second time. Now I'm freeeeeeeeee!! (Maybe not forever, but I'll savor the joy while it lasts).

3. Cracked the glass on a picture frame, then realized no one can tell the glass is missing, so it'll be going back up. ;-)

4. Baked gluten free red velvet cupcakes. (I used this recipe from the Sprinkles cupcake shop in L.A.)

5. Finished the last of the custard cream cookies in the cookie jar. (These are very dunkable cookies).

6. Retweeted this gorgeous image of two lion cubs.

7. And posted this quote from Archangel's Legion on Facebook. Here it is for those of you who aren't on FB. I hope you enjoy!

Kisses down her throat. "I wouldn't wish my consort to suffer ennui."

Chest heaving...she managed to say, "Ennui, yes, that's exactly what I feel right now."

His eyes glinted. "So, my consort challenges me. Very well."

- from ARCHANGEL'S LEGION: Oct 29th (International Oct 31st)

How's your week going so far? (And yes, I'm writing. Lots and lots ;-)).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Book Club

The book club is open! Time to talk about your favorite reads this week. :-)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Psy-Changeling FAQ: Clips from Anderson's Bookshop Q&A

Look what I found on Youtube! Some very clear clips from my Q&A session in June at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, with answers to some frequently asked questions.

Videos taken by Tram Nguyen.

Talking about the genesis of the Psy-Changeling Series

Talking about the future of the series and of the younger characters (including Kit)

And while I was in the vortex of Youtube, I found some really neat fan videos. 

 Psy-Changeling FanCast by kath1193 


Kiss of Snow by TheAmyWitch (German) 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Archangel's Legion Quotes

A couple of quotes from Archangel's Legion. Enjoy! And remember, Chapter 1 is available to read on the website.

Quote #1

"Elijah has resorted to teaching me how to stab people in the eye with my paintbrushes."

"That's a really excellent idea if you always have paintbrushes at hand." Elena tapped a finger on her lower lip, her mind on the other tools of Hannah's craft. "I've seen Aodhan with a paint scraper--you could sever someone's jugular with that."

Quote #2

Galen with babies? "Impossible," she said. "Galen eating babies I can understand, but training them?"

Open amusement. "I think you miss our weapons-master."


- Archangel's Legion (Oct 29 North America / Oct 31 International)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Newsletter

The September newsletter will be hitting your Inbox in approximately 14 hours, complete with a short story featuring Max & Sophie.

If you're not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe on the front page of the website (top right on computers, bottom of the page on mobile devices). You should then get a confirmation link in your email - you aren't subscribed until you click that. Soon afterward, you'll get a Welcome newsletter with the short stories Poker Night and Knives & Sheaths.

Any problems, let Ashwini know (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Friday, September 06, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

I've been on a historical kick, and recently devoured Sarah MacLean's Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake. Loved the "on the shelf" heroine who decides to do all the things ladies aren't supposed to do (smoke a cheroot, gamble, attend a duel...), and the scandalous hero who gets caught up in her rule-breaking (until he actually helps her do some of the things on her list). Totally recommended!

Your turn :-)

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Brisbane & Chocolate

Amazing event at Ipswich Library tonight. Thanks to everyone who came and asked such great questions. A special thanks to the awesome staff and booksellers! :-)

My next event for the Brisbane Writers Festval is a Worldbuilding workshop on Friday (which I believe is sold out), but I also have two panels on Sunday, so grab a ticket if you're in Brisbane and come join us!

See the photo above? It's because my Brisbane hotel is next to a CHOCOLATE CAFE & SHOP. Yes, all kinds of chocolate. And macarons. Looking at this photo, you might think I've been very restrained by only buying two (raspberry and chocolate), but you see, I plan to taste test two every few hours. Have to go through all the flavors (including peanut butter!).

I've just sipped the hot chocolate. It's so thick it's like drinking melted chocolate. Nobody contact me - I will be in a chocolate coma for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Kindle $5.99 Sale on Psy-Changeling & Guild Hunter Series

Please share. :-) I have some good news for Kindle readers - it looks like is discounting the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series (including ARCHANGEL'S LEGION) down to $5.99!!

If you've been hesitant about starting either series, or waiting to complete your collections, this is a good chance to get the first books at an excellent price. Have fun!

(Apologies to international and non-Kindle folks unable to get this deal. This is a bookseller promotion (Amazon), so I can't control it - but keep an eye on your own ebook seller. Sometimes, they'll match prices.)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Brisbane Writers Festival & Random Penguins

As I was about to publish this post, the following link popped up on my Twitter feed - check it out if you could do with a grin:


This is a heads-up for those of you in Brisbane - only a couple more days until I'm in your neck of the woods! Looking forward to seeing some of you soon. :-)

Brisbane Writer’s Festival
September 4-8, 2013

Conference website
Wednesday, September 4th, 6-7pm
Ipswich Library
Author Talk and Book Signing
Free event

Friday, September 6th, 10am-1pm
Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room
State Library of Queensland (SLQ)
World Building Workshop
Ticketed Event

Sunday, September 8th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Auditorium 2, SLQ
Angels and Demons: Urban Fantasy Panel with Marjorie M Liu, Paula Weston, Teagan Chilcott
Ticketed Event

Sunday, September 8th, 1-2pm
Auditorium 1, SLQ
Heart of Obsidian: Chat with Sarah Wendall of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Ticketed Event

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Book Club

Friday Book Club time. What are you reading this week?

I have to give a shout-out to the Anonymous commenter who recommended Timothy Zahn's Quadrail books on a previous post. I've just read Night Train to Rigel and really enjoyed it. Check it out if you're in the mood for some sf/mystery. A train across intergalactic space! What's not to like?

Okay, your turn!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hope Even In The Darkness

"We can go to terrible places, dark places with our hero and heroine, explore wounds painful and old, because we know that there is hope even in the darkness."

I have a post up at the Read A Romance Month site today, talking about Hope Even in the Darkness. Swing by and have a read, share your thoughts.

(There's a contest, but even if you already have copies of the books, I'd love to hear about your favorite happy endings).

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


And the winners are: Mariel S., Cornelia S., Edlyn M., Rebecca H., Colleen W.

Winners have been notified via the email address used to enter the contest : )

Reading & Writing

I'm working on the first draft of Psy-Changeling #13 (Vasic's story), and he's making me a little crazy. So difficult to get him to talk!

In other news, I opened up Whisper of Sin to check something tonight and ended up reading the whole novella. I adore Emmett and Ria. This particular exchange between Emmett and a young Dorian (the story is set a few years back) made me grin.

"Sooooo...what happens if I flirt with Ria?"
"I use your ribs to make a wind chime."
"That's what I thought."

If you haven't read this novella, it'll be available on its own in electronic format in March next year. It's currently available as part of the Burning Up anthology, which is completely awesome and includes one of my all time favorite novellas by Meljean Brook - "Here There Be Monsters".

It's now after midnight and I feel like a little more reading - hmm, what to choose (not that I don't have a towering tbr pile!)

What are you up to?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013



If you'd like to go in the random draw to win one of 5 Advanced Reading/Review Copies of Archangel’s Legion, send an e-mail to naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom with:

- "ARCHANGEL’S LEGION ARC Contest" in the subject line; and

- your mailing address

by August 26th 2013, 8pm 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, and your mailing address to post out the ARC if 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 (October 29th) - 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 : )

The fine print:
Contest is open internationally. One entry per household. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner(s) will be chosen randomly using and his or her name posted on this blog on 28 August 2013. Void where prohibited.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Just a heads-up: The website has been updated but it's got a few wonky spots yet, along with some broken links etc. All should be running smoothly soon! :-)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Guild Hunter Series Contest

If you'd like to win a signed set of the Guild Hunter series, go forth and enter this Dear Author contest (international entries ok). This doesn't included Archangel's Legion (but there'll be an ARC contest coming soon for that :-)).

Also at the same Dear Author link is a giveaway by Julie James, whose books are AWESOME, so enter that too! (All of the contests have different rules, so just look at terms and conditions to find out if it's international or not).

Have fun :-)

Pakt der Sehnsucht

German readers, don't forget Cooper and Grace's story is now out as an ebook ("Pakt der Sehnsucht"). 

For those of you who prefer the paperback, this story will be out in an anthology in October, along with two other novellas: ("Geheime Versuchung") :-)

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ebook Covers: Declaration of Courtship & Texture of Intimacy

Two gorgeous covers for you today! These are for the ebooks of Declaration of Courtship (Cooper/Grace) and Texture of Intimacy (Walker/Lara).

Both were previously published as part of WILD INVITATION, which also includes Beat of Temptation (Nate/Tamsyn) and Stroke of Enticement (Annie/Zach).

So, if you'd like to read all four novellas, the anthology is the better choice. 

Otherwise, you'll be able to grab these two ebooks separately in November. :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Website Maintenance

The website may be down for a little while this weekend as we (hopefully!) finish all the work we've been doing on it. Nothing will change in terms of content - we're just trying to make it more friendly for all the different devices (computers, smartphones, tablets...) everyone's using to access it. :-)

I'll let you know when it's ready for beta testing! Until then, if you see something wonky, don't worry, my web designer is probably still putting everything in place. Thanks for the patience!

Friday, August 09, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Archangel's Legion Paperback Pre-Order Discounted

North American folks - looks like Amazon has discounted the pre-order for the paperback of "Archangel's Legion" to $4.79 today. (I'm sorry digital folks. I wish that edition was discounted too, but alas I cannot control Amazon).

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

August Newsletter Now Out

The August newsletter is currently going out. It can take up to an hour to get to everyone, so please be patient. If you don't have it within the next two hours, check your spam/junk folder, then drop Ashwini a line and she'll make sure you get a copy (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Enjoy! :-)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Website Maintenance

Happy weekend everyone! We're doing some major website maintenance this weekend, so the site (  will be offline at times. Don't panic! It'll all be back once we're finished. :-)

Friday, August 02, 2013

Friday Book Club & Linkage

The Friday Book Club is now open! What are you reading and loving lately? I'm in a science fiction mood so I'm on the lookout for new sf reads. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Also, I have two links for you to bookmark for the month of August - both featuring amazing giveaways. (For international folks, just check the rules for each day - some giveaways are open internationally, others not. Mine will be :-))

Read-A-Romance Month website - this will feature posts and giveaways by tons of authors (including me), throughout August, so make sure you check in every day.

Same goes for - which is holding a giveaway extravaganza!

Now, onto the books you're reading!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

August Newsletter

A heads-up that the August newsletter will be going out Tuesday August 6th (that's US time, so for Southern hemisphere folks, it'll be August 7th).

The newsletter will include an excerpt from Archangel's Legion

If you're not a subscriber, you can subscribe by filling in your email address on the form on the top right of the front page of the website. The same form is also on the blog sidebar

Once you sign up, you'll have to click on the link sent to your email to confirm your subscription. You'll then automatically get a Welcome newsletter with two free short stories (Poker Night and Knives and Sheaths).

If you'd like the August newsletter, please join up before it goes out.

Any problems, drop Ashwini a line (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Recommendations

While I was on book tour, I was asked to post more about what I'm reading and would recommend, so here I go!

First, a link to the Dear Author's (international) giveaway of Meljean Brook's Guardians backlist. The seventh and final book in the series, Guardian Demon is out in August, so if you're looking for a series that is complete, this is a fantastic one!

Meljean even as a "Story So Far" primer if you want to dive straight into the awesome final book,  but I'd recommend reading the whole series - why miss out?! My favorite in the series is probably Demon Moon, but I've loved the entire series. (If you click on Meljean's name in the tags at the bottom of this post, you can see my posts about her series over the years).

The second recommendation is for Jessica Clare's Beauty and the Billionaire. I had to get this as soon as I heard the words "virgin billionaire hero". *grin* There's also a beauty and the beast theme, with the hero having scars that have caused him to withdraw from life, but our beauty is a pajama wearing ghost writer who isn't afraid to go after the man she wants.

It's a fun, sexy story that I inhaled in one sitting and one that left me with a smile on my face. And, it's only $2.99, which is a steal.

Hope you enjoy these books if you decide to try them! And if you've already read them, please share your thoughts. :-)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photos: Chinese Lantern Festival

I've been going through my photos and I found these from earlier in the year. The lanterns seem to get more amazing every time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Archangel's Legion International Cover

Hope you love!! Out October 31st. :-)

Excerpt to go out in August newsletter (to subscribe, just submit your email address via the box on the top right of the front page of the website, and then click the confirm link sent to your email. Any problems, email Ashwini: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Book Club

Where has this week gone?! Lots of writing for me - and my wrists are feeling it. Love these writing jags though. :-)

Now, time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I've started working on the next Psy-Changeling book - very early days yet, but I can see it taking shape. I'm also going over the final proofs for Archangel's Legion (excerpt in next newsletter and then the website).

What are you all up to?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Audio Book Sale - Includes Downloads

My USA & Canada audio book publisher, Tantor, is having a big 50% off sale off all my titles.

They used to sell only CDs and MP3s directly off their website, but now also have downloads of some books. ANGELS' BLOOD is currently $6.99 for a download.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

I just finished A Liaden Universe Constellation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (which collects together several of the Liaden novelettes). An awesome read and a great series!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

July Newsletter

The July newsletter will go out approx 10 am EST July 9th (about 17 hours from now). I'm going to put a free Psy-Ch short story in there - not sure which one yet (could be Mercy/Riley or Max/Sophie).

If you aren't yet subscribed, you can do so on the front page of my website: (top right). Please make sure you've subscribed and clicked the confirm link in your email, before the newsletter goes out if you'd like to get this one.

If you have any issues, email Ashwini (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Mega Contest Winners

Hi guys! All the winners of the mega contest have now been emailed, so please check your inbox to see if you have won a prize : )

Friday, July 05, 2013

Friday Book Club

The fantabulous Friday Book Club is now open! What are you reading and loving lately?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Psy-Changeling News

I have two pieces of Psy-Changeling news for you today.

First up, I'll be doing a Psy-Changeling novella for next year, to be released as part of a multi-author anthology. This is something that just came together- I don't know if the other authors have announced it to their readers, so I can't tell you who they are yet, but it's an awesome lineup.

I've decided we'll be going back to DarkRiver territory for this novella. Release date will be late in 2014. More info on that to come once I get it.

And as promised, I have the name of the hero of Psy-Changeling #13 for you. The heroine is a new character so I'll share further information about her once I'm deeper into writing the book and have gotten to know her a little more.

Because the hero is a character who walks in the shadows and it seems appropriate that we should have to work to find him, I'm going to put his name in white text below - to see it, just select everything below this paragraph with your mouse (or use Shift plus the down arrow).

Ready? Here he is:


As you can guess, this book will be tightly connected with the events of Heart of Obsidian. More info to come after I complete a solid draft.

Signed Copies of HEART OF OBSIDIAN

If you weren't able to attend one of Nalini's signings during her book tour and would like an autographed copy, she signed extra copies of Heart of Obsidian at the stores listed below. : )

If the signed copy isn't specifically listed on the store's website, just call or email beforehand to check that you're ordering a signed copy.


 Andersons's Bookshop, Naperville - will ship anywhere in the United States. Tel 630-355-2665.

Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York - international shipping available. Tel:  212-587-5389

University Bookstore, Seattle - international shipping available. Tel: 206 634 3400.


Forbidden Planet, London - international shipping available. Tel: 0207 420 3666.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Updates and Morocco: Mosaics

Sorry for disappearing on you everyone! I'm back in NZ now, and getting myself sorted out after the trip - my suitcases have exploded in the living room. I clearly need a put-away-luggage-stuff fairy. =)

Onto the updates:

While on book tour, I promised I'd talk about who the next Psy-Changeling book will be about, in July - I was planning to do it next week, but I think I should be able to put something together tomorrow. It'll just be info about the hero at this stage, not an excerpt for the new book, as I'm in the very early stages of writing it.

Also, the next newsletter will go out July 9th, so if you haven't subscribed, you can do so on the sidebar of the blog, or on the front page of the website (top right). The Welcome newsletter you'll receive automatically once you click the link sent to your email to confirm your subscription, contains the first two short stories I sent out in the newsletter: Poker Night (Psy-Changeling), & Knives and Sheaths (Guild Hunter).

In 2014 news, I'll be attending the RT Convention in New Orleans, May 14th-18th. I will also be at the LoveLetter Convention in Berlin, May 24-25th.

And last but not least, some more photos from the trip! There are some astonishingly beautiful mosaics in the buildings in Morocco. Here are a few photos focusing on mosaics/pottery, all taken with permission.

 Two of the artisans in the pottery/mosaic workshop we visited. At this stage, all the pottery is "raw", unglazed.

 Specialist artisans chipping pieces of pottery into tiny specific shapes that will eventually be used to form mosaics.

 An artist hand-painting one of the pieces of pottery.

A few of the finished painted pottery pieces - some include metallic embellishments.

Examples of finished mosaic work in the showroom attached to the workshop.