Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Have a fantabulous weekend everyone! :-)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Ebook Preorder Links

Here you go! The ebook pre-order links for HEART OF OBSIDIAN have started going live. :-)

North America

Kindle Pre-Order link

Nook Pre-Order link

Itunes: Pre-order link is up (I just can't figure out how to do a direct link to the Itunes store)

UK & Commonwealth

Kindle Pre-Order link

Itunes: Pre-Order link is up

German Language Edition

Kindle Pre-Order link

Thanks for the heads-up to everyone who posted on the blog and Facebook with the live links!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

UK Cover: Heart of Obsidian

Check out the awesome cover for the UK & Commonwealth edition of Heart of Obsidian!! Those eyelashes, that jawline...I love it! Releasing June 6th!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Writing Update, Heart of Obsidian Ebook, Book Rec, & Linkage

I'm currently working on the third draft of Archangel's Legion. This is the draft where I edit on a printout - I've gone through three pens already! I really enjoy this part of the process, when the story begins to take on depth and emotion, the pieces all coming together.

It's too early to share any of it yet, but I'll keep you updated. :)

[Edited to add] Heart of Obsidian Ebook Pre-Orders

I know many of you are waiting to pre-order the ebook for Heart of Obsidian. I've been told the Kindle pre-order link should go live this week, so keep an eye out. I'm following up on the Nook pre-order link and others, but it should hopefully be around the same time. (If you're surfing the sites and find the link before I post it up, please leave a note in the comments for other readers!)

International readers: The UK/Commonwealth Kindle pre-order link is up. :)

Non fiction book recommendation:

I read "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan couple of weekends back and was utterly fascinated.

It's about a young reporter who suddenly becomes obsessed with bedbugs. More odd behavior follows, and people begin to suspect she has a serious mental illness. Then she has a seizure and suddenly, it becomes apparent that there is something wrong not with her mind but with her brain.

This is a medical mystery written in a very readable style. Here's the description from the author's website:

One day, I woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to my bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. My medical records—from a month-long hospital stay of which I have no memory—showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier I had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into my first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post.

My memoir Brain on Fire chronicles the swift path of my illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving my life. As weeks ticked by and I moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia, $1 million worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit me to the psychiatric ward, in effect condemning me to a lifetime of institutions, or death, until Dr. Souhel Najjar—nicknamed Dr. House—joined my team. He asked me to draw one simple sketch, which became key to diagnosing me with a newly discovered autoimmune disease in which my body was attacking my brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.
Couple of non-writing related links I shared on Facebook:

Fun article on why "Tights Are Not Pants" (I agree!)

Fascinating video and story about how two girls, one in Europe, one in the US, discovered they might be identical twins through social media. (via Sideswipe)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Backcover blurb: ARCHANGEL'S LEGION


Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…

(Cover: The wonderful Tony Mauro is currently working on the artwork for the cover. I'll share as soon as it's finalized!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday Book Club

...coming to you on a New Zealand Saturday. What are you reading and loving this week?

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Audio Cover: Heart of Obsidian

Check out the awesome North American audio cover for Heart of Obsidian!!

The audio book is scheduled for release on June 4th, the same day as the North American hardcover and ebook.

And don't forget, the audio book for Wild Invitation releases March 25th!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


The DABWAHA tournament is about to kick off (what is DABWAHA? It's a tournament where books are pitted against each other until only one remains standing).

The list of finalists is available here (including Archangel's Storm!). However, if your favorite book(s) haven't been nominated, then you can nominate them yourself - one book in each category is reader nominated.

Once the finalist lists are complete, the real fun begins. Everyone who wants to play fills out brackets  (March 17th) predicting the winners in each "knockout", and along the way, there are all kinds of great prizes. You can read the full explanation here.

Have fun! :-)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What Makes A Hero Heroic?

Here's a link to a short interview I did last year during the RWA Conference as part of the Popular Romance Project, talking about how one heroine's hero may be seen in a completely different light by others. *coughDmitricough*

Who are your favorite antagonists turned heroes? And did you like him before his own book?

Monday, March 11, 2013

UK & Commonwealth: Angels' Blood Special Price

This is for UK & Commonwealth readers (North American readers, see note below). 

My UK publisher is running a limited-time promotional price on the ebook of "Angels' Blood". 

If you're in the UK, it's currently £1.99 on KindleUK and on Ibooks.

If you're in Australia and New Zealand, the price has dropped to $4.99. That price is available from Ibooks and Kobo.

International readers: If you usually buy the UK ebooks (with black covers for the Psy-Ch series and the tattoo covers for the GH series), you should be able to buy "Angels' Blood" at this price.

If it's showing up at the promotional price at another outlet, let us know in the comments. And spread the news to anyone you think might enjoy the series! Or if you haven't tried the series yet, here's your chance. :-)

Note: Apologies to those of you in North America. I have different publishers in different regions and they don't always run specials or promos at the same time. There is something cool in the works for you guys too (and totally different from this special), but as with this promo, I'll likely not be given the okay to announce it until it's actually live, which won't be for a couple of months yet, so just keep an eye on the blog.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Friday Book Club

Time for the Friday Book Club!! What are you reading and loving this week?

Have an awesome weekend everyone! I'm hoping to catch up on some of my own reading after I finish the first draft of Archangel's Legion. :-)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Blurb

June 4th (North America), June 6th (International English), June 13th (German)

Step into New York Times bestseller Nalini Singh’s explosive and shockingly passionate Psy-Changeling world…

A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.

A woman whose very existence has been erased.

A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.

A deadly price that must be paid.

The day of reckoning is here.

From “the alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) comes the most highly anticipated novel of her career—one that blurs the line between madness and genius, between subjugation and liberation, between the living and the dead.

A Note and A Request

I'm guessing you all understand why this blurb doesn't mention names. Some questions, after all, are not ones you want answered in a blurb, especially when the journey to the answer is going to be part of the experience.

That journey is going to involve secrets, darkness, surprises...and scorching heat. Only three months to go!

Also, I have a request that I hope you'll support. If you get hold of any spoilers or *any* advance intel for HEART OF OBSIDIAN, I'd like to make a request that it not be posted in public until the release date. In a private group, forum, email etc, I'm not worried, but I'd hate for someone to accidentally stumble onto a spoiler on Twitter or on Facebook, or in the comments to this blog, for example.

As there are spoiler-lovers, there are spoiler-avoiders, and from the tweets and emails coming my way, I know the latter are really hoping to go into this book without knowing anything other than the blurb. So please be kind to your fellow Psy-Changeling fans and make sure any spoilers are clearly marked, and posted in places that a reader would have to specifically visit in order to read the spoiler.

As always, there will be a spoiler thread on this blog after release date, where you can freely discuss the book.

Thank you in advance from an author who is SO excited about this book, she's wishes the release date was tomorrow! I CANNOT WAIT to discuss it with you all. Even if you think you've guessed what's coming, I think you'll find yourself surprised more than once!

In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy the WILD INVITATION anthology!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Heart of Obsidian Blurb Reveal Countdown

**Blurb Revealed At This Link**

Also coming MARCH 5th, WILD INVITATION!!

Out March 5th
International Release: March 14th

In Beat of Temptation, innocent Tamsyn has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel. But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?

In Stroke of Enticement, a wary young teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man—and the animal—in an aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.


In Declaration of Courtship, Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer lieutenant said to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”


In Texture of Intimacy, SnowDancer healer Lara discovers the searing joys—and unexpected challenges—of being mated to quiet, powerful Walker, a man used to keeping his silence.

Wild Invitation Now Out!!

The WILD INVITATION anthology is now dowloading for people in some U.S. timezones! The ebook should be available for everyone in North America in the next few hours, and you should also be able to pick up a copy at your favorite bookstore tomorrow morning!

UK & Commonwealth readers - your edition (with the black cover) will be out in a week or so (March 12th or 14th depending on your location), but I'm going to send out an extra excerpt in the newsletter that'll go out in about twelve hours, to tide you over! (To subscribe, just go to - signup box is on the top right).

Audiobook readers - the book is in production and will be out in a couple of weeks. I've seen the cover and it's awesome. It should be uploaded soon!

However you choose to read the book, I hope you enjoy!! :-)

Monday, March 04, 2013

ARRC & My "Precious"

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I'm back home from the ARRA Convention in Brisbane, Australia - complete with my shiny award for Favorite Continuing Romance Series, for the Psy-Changeling series. It makes me so happy to know that readers are still loving this series (because as you all know, I plan to write it till I'm 85 ;-)). *Joke...except not really...*

Thank you to the ARRA voters, and to all of you who constantly make my day with your messages and notes about the books.

I had a brilliant time at the con - if you're in Australia (or even NZ!) and love romance novels, this is a great, friendly con for you to attend. The next one will be in two years time, so there's lots of time to prepare.

You can see my pretty, pretty award in the photo above . :) (I will resist the temptation to say "my precious, my precious", though I think it would be appropriate after coming through Auckland Airport's Hobbit-themed arrival area).

Also, as you can see, I sponsored the convention bags this year, and they turned out gorgeous. If you covet one, I have good news - not only do I have a couple of extra bags that I'll be giving away later in the year, I know ARRA has some spare bags that they planned to sell to fundraise for their organization (which was created by readers and is volunteer run).

So if you want to make sure you get one for yourself or as a gift for a friend, contact them and I'm sure they'll let you know if the bags are still available and the cost/postage rate (they were offering them for a ridiculously reasonable price for the walk-ins at the booksigning, so be quick if you want one).

Right now, I've finished unpacking the suitcase (yay, me!) and am catching up on my messages while watching Ghost Whisperer (is David Conrad's character a great husband or what?). Back to work on the proofs of HEART OF OBSIDIAN tomorrow! (Don't forget the blurb reveal's happening March 5th!)

Friday, March 01, 2013

Brisbane Signing This Saturday & Friday Book Club

Before I throw open the Friday Book Club, a quick note for readers in Brisbane, Australia.

I look forward to seeing some of you at the Australian Romance Readers Convention this weekend! If you missed out on a ticket, you can still attend the booksigning tomorrow from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. You can find full information on the signing session on this page of the ARRC website (scroll down).

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