Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nalini Singh has travelled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, but it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. To see photos from her travels, or find out more about her books, including the bestselling Psy/Changeling series, drop by her website

I'm so excited to be part of the celebrations around the release of Black Widow Bride. It was a fabulous book and I can't wait to see what Tessa comes up with next!

Since this party is all about new beginnings, dreams and changes, I thought we'd send some good karma out into the universe and talk about wonderful new-to-us authors. Who's been your greatest find in the past few months?

Yummy new discoveries aside, have you recently read an author or a genre/sub-genre you wouldn't normally? And if you did, what was it that led you to dip your toes into unfamiliar waters?

I've had a great reading year so far. I've read historicals, thrillers, category romances, paranormals, fantasy and even picture books! (Trust me, Diary of a Worm is totally worth it!). In terms of something different, I would probably pick Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. It's a young adult book and I rarely venture into that territory. I'm so glad I did with Twilight. It was an amazing read. As to what drew me to it - I read a review that quoted the backcover blurb at the top. Once I read that blurb, I had to read the book!

Okay, now it's your turn! I'll pick a winner from everyone who leaves a comment. Up for grabs is a signed copy of my Feb Sil Desire - Bound By Marriage. If you already have that, you can take your pick of any of my other five Sil Desire titles.


Blogger Tammy said...

I would have to say without a doubt, J.R. Ward aka Jessica Bird.

But Tessa Radley's book was really, really great! A few other mentionables...Brenda Novak and Vivi Anna.

Really great cover btw!!!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Shirley Tallman is a new author for me. I enjoyed MURDER ON NOB HILL very much!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

One new author find for me is Lacey Thorn. Her first ebook, His Bare Obsession is out at Ellora's Cave. I first became interested when I read an excerpt of the story, and am so glad I bought it, because it was a great romantic suspense and I can't wait for the next one in her new Bare Love series :)

5:26 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I really like Jill Shalvis and I had a Duet by her so I thought I'd give it a try. I liked it so I decided to go for another. I found these books to be light and humorous. The stories are fast and the conflict isn't too major.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Anna Campbell said...

Nalini! Great to see you here! My greatest discovery is the same as Tammy's. I'd given up on vampire books but JR Ward has brought me right back into the paranormal fold and as a result I read this great book by this obscure NZ author. Perhaps you've heard of her - Nalini Singh? Anyway, she's wonderful! Do try her ;-)

7:07 PM  
Blogger Nalini Singh said...

Tammy - thanks! It goes very well with the character's "animal" magnetism *grin*

Hi Carol, Ali & Christa - I'll have to look up those books. So many books, so little time!

Anna - LOL :) You know I'd love to have a conversation with JR Ward. It'd be fascinating to ask her what her expectations were of the BDB pre-publication. I wonder if she imagined how wonderfully successful the series would be!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Tessa Radley said...

Nalini, it's so wonderful to have you here!

I don't (often) read vampires. But I think J R Ward is going to prove too tempting.

It's not a book, but a movie that was a bit of a find for me. Blood Diamonds. Gritty, real, tormented. It stayed with me for a long time. It was had a romantic subplot that was very bittersweet.

7:56 PM  
Blogger robynl said...

Hi and welcome Nalini.
A new-to-me author I found recently is Heidi Betts and her book 'Blackmailed Into Bed'.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

I know exactly what you mean about so many books and so little time, Nalini, lol. I have such a big tbr pile right now :)

8:31 PM  
Blogger Cherie J said...

JacQuelyn Frank was just highly recommended to me by my twin sister who knows my taste well and by another friend. She is my latest find.

8:35 PM  
Blogger tetewa said...

I have a few new authors I've found in the last year. (1) Colleen Gleason (2) Denise Skelton (3) Jacquelyn Frank Love them all!

8:58 PM  
Blogger danetteb said...

xwyazHi Nalini,
I've gotta say that you are a new author I've recently started reading,Gerry Bartlett who writes a new vampire comedy and a new YA author would be Kelly McClymer and I'll soon be reading Anna Campbell's book since I was her lucky winner of the month(Thanks Anna)
Hugs, Danette

10:58 PM  
Blogger Robyn Grady said...

Danette, you lucky lady!! I am busting to get hold of "Claiming the Courtesan". Seems romance readers, and writers, everywhere are discussing it. The more I hear, the more I want!


11:35 PM  
Blogger Nalini Singh said...

Thanks for the invite, Tessa. :)

Hi Robynl!

Ali - LOL, my tbr is threatening to take over the entire floor!

Cheriej/Tetewa - I've heard lots of great things about J Frank. Her series does look luscious :)

Danette - hope you're enjoying my books!

Robyn - I think Anna's taking over the world *g*

11:38 PM  
Blogger Tessa Radley said...

Go Anna!!! *g*

And Tammy...thanks...!

11:57 PM  
Blogger shelley said...

I discovered Patrica Briggs recently. She writes wonderful Urban Fantasy with a coyote heroine.

And I loved Slave to Sensation, Nalini. I have Visions of Heat but no time at the moment :(

11:57 PM  
Blogger Helenk said...

This is so embararassing because i know the author in person and hadn't had a chance to read her book yet -- i love fantasy/ fantasy romance and read more in that genre. so recently i read Trish Morey and absolutely was blown away by her story and her style. Well done, Trish.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

A new author I've enjoyed is Elizabeth Hoyt. The hero in her first book was unlike any that I've read.

2:54 AM  
Blogger Annie West said...


I recently read Yvonne Lindsay's first Desire release (call me slow) and absolutely loved it. Now I have her no 2 on my bedside table as a treat for when I finish writing this book.

I'm wondering if there's something in the New Zealand water - all the talented writers over there!


3:20 AM  
Blogger KimW said...

I've been reading more paranormal than I have in the past. My cyber friends kept talking about all these books and thought maybe I should give them a try. I love the stories! I'm still a fan of contemporary and historical, but now I can add in another genre to the mix.

4:03 AM  
Blogger CrystalG said...

Keri Arthur, Jacquelyn Frank and Karen Chance are new to me authors that I have been enjoying reading.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Barbara V said...

Please do not include me in the contest since I have all your books.
Beside you, I really enjoyed reading J.R Ward brothers book.
I also just recently tried Gena showalter.

6:18 AM  
Blogger misty wright said...

Hey Nalini!! I love your books! I haven't gotten to read Visions yet, but I will. :)

Tessa is a new author for me and now on my auto buy list:)


6:55 AM  
Blogger LesleyW said...

Stephenie Meyer was also a new author to me this year, and I usually wouldn't read YA.

A couple of other new authors (to me) I've just read are Meljean Brook and Kat Richardson. Both are writing series that I will be following. :)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Lis said...

The latest new author to me is Amanda Quick. Loved SECOND SIGHT so I'll be scoping out her backlist soon.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Nalini Singh said...

Thanks for coming to play everyone! Now my tbr pile is going to be ever bigger LOL

(psst Lesley - Meljean's second book is AWESOME!!)

2:26 PM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

J.R Ward

5:33 PM  

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