Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Book Club

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Newsletter Reminder

A reminder that I have an awesome newsletter that goes out once a month and always has something special for subscribers, including free short stories, deleted scenes, and early behind-the-scenes info. You can subscribe at this link.

Once you subscribe, click the confirm link sent to your email. You'll then get a Welcome newsletter with links to previous stories not on the website. Any issues, let Ashwini know: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Signed Copies & Lower North Island

I was on book tour in the Lower North Island of New Zealand last week. It was a lovely trip, with some amazing scenery! I thought I'd share some shots today.

But first, these are the bookstores that have signed copies of my books. I'm sure they'd be happy to post them out across New Zealand!

Paper Plus Johnsonville
Paper Plus Coastlands
Paper Plus Palmerston North
Paper Plus Masterton

Whitcoulls Cuba St, (Wellington)
Whitcoulls Lambton Quay (Wellington)

Thank you to everyone who came to my events and to the booksellers and librarians who hosted me. You made it such a wonderful trip.


It was a gorgeous day when we flew down to Wellington (I was travelling with Ruby, from Hachette, my NZ publisher).

I was lucky enough to have the window seat, and I was so glad for that when we passed over Mount Taranaki. The view was incredible - I took the following photo out the window.

I think that was my favorite view of the entire trip - though passing through the Manawatu Gorge comes a close second!

But before we get to that, let me show you my signing chair at the Porirua Library. Isn't it amazing?! It was lovely and comfortable too!

We passed through some beautiful country on the trip. I took the shot below from the car - the wind turbines in the distance were going at full speed, it was so windy.

The Manawatu Gorge was incredible! This photo doesn't do it justice. The big double-cab truck in the distance gives you some idea of the scale of the gorge.

I hope you enjoyed the little trip through part of New Zealand! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Book Club

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rock Courtship Worldwide Audio Release

The audiobook of Rock Courtship is now out worldwide. Happy listening!

Available at: Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Tantor

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Book Club

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Zealand Book Tour: Signings and Informal Visits

An update on my upcoming signings in the lower North Island of New Zealand. Full details here, but to summarize, I'll have three events:

Wednesday June 17th, 6pm
Porirua Library
An Evening with Nalini Singh

Thursday June 18th, 12.30pm
Palmerston North Library
Q&A and Signing

Thursday June 18th, 6pm
Paper Plus Masterton
An Evening with Nalini Singh

However, I will ALSO be dropping in to sign store stock at the following locations, if you're nearby and want to drop by - but please be aware that these timings are approximate! We'll be driving from the airport, and then to the stores, so we might be delayed slightly.

If you can't make the events/stock signings, I'm sure any of the stores at which I'm having events, or where I'm dropping in, will also be happy to take orders for signed books.

Wednesday 17th June

2:30 - 2:50pm Informal book signing at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay

3.00 - 3:20pm Informal book signing at Whitcoulls Cuba Street

3.40 – 4.00pm   Informal book signing at Paper Plus Johnsonville

Thursday 18th June

9.20 – 9.40am Informal book signing at Paper Plus Coastlands

11.15 – 12.00pm Informal book signing at Paper Plus Feilding - Cancelled

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Roundup of News

I was on a bit of a publicity blitz for my local publisher last week - I thought I'd round up some of the links in case any of you want to check out the interviews.


I was on the television show Good Morning on June 4th. My segment starts at about 41.18. Thanks to Library Addict for letting me know the show is available to view internationally - you will, however, have to sign up for TVNZ's On Demand service. (Basically, register via your email).

This link will take you to the right episode. Otherwise, go to, click TVNZ On Demand, find Good Morning in the list of shows, and choose the June 4th episode.

At the TVNZ studios.

Plus I was on Radio New Zealand's Standing Room Only programme. I think the audio file should be available worldwide. Just follow this link to listen - the audio cuts off a bit at the end, but you get almost the entire interview.


At The Mix FM with Mel Homer (no audio available online)

And I did a lunchtime Q&;A on the Mighty Ape Facebook page. Even if you're not on Facebook, you should be able to read the thread. (We will also be having a blog Q&A a bit later on, soon as I catch up on a few things).


I also did a blog post for the Gollancz Blog, talking about five of my Favorite Psy-Changeling Moments. What are your faves?


Also, Kiwis, don't forget I'll be on book tour in about a week. Main cities will be: Porirua, Masterton, and Palmerston North. Please do support the events! The better the turnouts, the more likely my publisher is to do more in the future. :)


p.s. I just realized I'm wearing the same top in all these photos! That's because they're all from the same day. I don't think I have any shots from the second day.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Psy-Changeling Mug - Winner

Congratulations to Claire (commented: "Reading for me has been a new found pleasure.."), who has won the  Psy-Changeling mug from the weekend giveaway! Drop me a note at: naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom :) ~Ashwini

Friday, June 05, 2015

Friday Book Club

This week's book club is now open! What are you reading and loving at the moment?

Shards of Hope now out everywhere!!

The plot advances the overarching story while still maintaining a strong sense of intimacy and connection with the characters. The tension of an epic psychological thriller provides the framework for an unparalleled romantic adventure.  - Publishers Weekly on Shards of Hope (Starred Review)
 Shards of Hope is now out worldwide!! I hope you all enjoy Aden and Zaira's story.

p.s. I set up a Spoilerific Thread if you'd like to discuss the book with spoilers. :)

To celebrate, I'm running a giveaway on my Facebook page for some Psy-Changeling mugs. I don't want blog readers to feel left out, so I'm going to give one away here, too. International entries welcome.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post about books, or life in general, or the top three things you'd take with you to a desert island.

The fine print: One entry per person. Winner to be randomly chosen late Sunday night New Zealand time, and posted on the blog on Monday. Winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize. Void where prohibited.

I think this is one of my top reads by [Nalini] which is really saying a lot...Aden and Zaira were an incredible couple. Aden’s twist to his power was WOW... - From The Bookpushers Joint Review

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Thank you

I posted this on Facebook, but I wanted to post it here, too. :)
It's Wednesday a.m. in New Zealand and I'm having an emotional morning. But these are good emotions - I woke up to so many wonderful messages and comments about Shards of Hope. It just reminded me once again how blessed I am to do what I do. I get to know so many incredible, generous-hearted people across the world. You're all wonderful, amazing human beings - my own worldwide pack. Thank you for being you. smile emoticon
And for those of you who are waiting for the International release, thank you for being patient. We'll celebrate a second release day as soon as it hits a minute past midnight on Wednesday! Please do post when your copies start downloading/arriving.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Shards of Hope Spoiler Thread

This is the dedicated *spoiler* thread for Shards of Hope and earlier books in the series. Spoilers abound, so be warned!!

Usual rules: be kind to your fellow commenters and have fun. This spoiler thread will remain active as long as the blog does, so you can join in at any time. :-)

I don't monitor the thread for questions, so if you have a Q for me, you can email me, or keep a list and I'll tackle them at the Q&A in a few weeks.

If you're at an earlier point in the series and would like to discuss that book, click on the Spoiler Zone tag and it should bring up all the previous spoiler threads. Some of the earlier books don't have them, but if there's a demand, I'd be happy to set them up. Just drop me an email (nalinisinghwrites AT gmail DOT com).

Remember, *spoilers ahoy*!

Shards of Hope!!

I know Shards of Hope has already started to download in some places (eep!!), but for those waiting for their copy, I thought it'd be fun to share this video I did for iBooks New Zealand, where I talk a little bit about Aden and Zaira's story. I hope you enjoy it!