Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Celebrating SHIELD OF WINTER's Release!!


One of the four books I've been anticipating the most!!! Hawke, Kaleb, Vasic, and of course, Aden. All of them has always been so enigmatic and disgustingly (though unintentionally but undeniably) sexy.

To celebrate the release of Shield of Winter (AHHHHHHHH ITZHEREITZHERE), I've put together a mini interview with (the super amazing) Ms Singh and her assistant, Ashwini (Guild Hunter! Hah), and a giveaway!

For those who hasn't read the series (which is nigh impossible, cause if you're into Paranormal Romance (PNR), Nalini Singh is like the first thing that pops up along with JR Ward, Ilona Andrews, and like Larrissa Ione), don't venture beyond here cause there will be spoilers!

By Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #13
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Berkeley (US)/Gollancz (UK)

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“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…

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s travelled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. You can contact her directly through her website: www.nalinisingh.com. While visiting the site, Nalini invites you to join her newsletter for up-to-date news about both the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series, as well as fun exclusive extras, including free short stories set in her worlds.

You can also find her online at twitter.com/NaliniSingh, and facebook.com/AuthorNaliniSingh.

A (Mini) Interview with Nalini Singh

CYP: Hi Nalini! Thank you so much for agreeing to have this interview with me!

Nalini: Thanks for the invitation!

1) I'm sure you get this question a lot, but... What made you start to write seriously? Like when did you make up your mind that being an author will be your legit career?

Nalini: I've always made up stories in my head, but it was as a teenager that I began to try to write full-length novels and began to explore what it took to get published. It was a number of years and many manuscripts later before I could become a full-time writer.

(I should have phrased this as "did you have any doubts about being an author initially?" Damnnnn. Oh well)

2) Which books in each series are your favorite? Or rather, which book gave you the most satisfaction when you've reached the The End?

Nalini: I can never pick a favorite. I spend twenty-four hours a day with the characters when I write, and I must be passionate about them all if the story is to resonate with the reader.

3) You've mentioned that the changeling series arc will end in another two or three books including Shield of Winter right? Is the number more definitive now or still unclear?

Nalini: The story arc that began with Slave to Sensation will likely end with book 14, though it's possible I'll need another book to wrap things up. I won't know that for sure until I begin writing. However, after that, I'd like to do what I call my "tangent" books, about characters and parts of the world we haven't had a chance to explore in depth to this point.

4) How about the Guild Hunter series? How many books are we looking at currently? Is the ending clear in your head already?

Nalini: I'm contracted up to book 8, and I plan to do more books after that. I know where the series is going, but I'm not sure how many books exactly it'll take to get there. Also, I want to give all of the main characters a chance to tell their story - for example, I wouldn't want to end the series without writing Aodhan's book. So for now, there is no set number. It will take as long as it takes, and when it's done, it's done. :-)

5) For the Guild Hunter series, will the next few books be in Elena/Raphael's POV or some other couples'? (Sorry, I'm a super big fan of theirs and was kiiiiiinda - just kinda - disappointed when Shadow was announced to be in Ash/Janvier's POV)

Nalini: I just finished writing Archangel's Shadows, so I'm giving myself some time to think about the next book. Whatever happens, you will see Elena and Raphael (they're a strong presence in Archangel's Shadows, too), but I'm fairly certain they won't be the main characters in the next book. That said, I reserve the right to change my mind. ;-)

6) How about the Psy-Changeling series? Will Aden be the next?? :D

Nalini: Yes, Aden's book is next. :-)


7) Will you be writing novels/novellas about the other changelings? (Like Teijan and the falcons?)

Nalini: I would like to do this after completing the main Psy-Changeling story arc. I'd definitely like to explore the falcons and the sea changelings, for example. I'm not so sure Teijan will get a book or a novella of his own - it's more likely his story will be told through the series, but again, that could change. I let my characters drive the stories, so sometimes, they surprise me.

Can you imagine how awesome it is to be able to ask your favorite author of all time questions you've been dying to ask? I SQUEALED like a pig in heat. Haha, kidding, but yeah I was crazy happy when Ashwini said I could have a mini interview with Nalini (she's so busy on tour, tho I am bitter she isn't coming to Asia...or more specifically Singapore. Sighpie). Crazy happy.

In conjunction with the interview, Nalini also agreed on a giveaway for a paperback of the US edition of WILD INVITATION. (Cooper and Grace's story is inside!!! GUYS, one of my favorite couples here!! Just saying, haha.) It will be personalized to the winner and she's making this giveaway international. Awesomeness all the way around.

This giveaway will last for a week, so it'll end next week Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Good luck! :)

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Thank you for visiting! If anyone has read SoW, please tell me what you think!!! Letz discuzz Vasic's awesomeness.


  1. I love the Guild Hunter series! I learned to love the Psy-Changeling series too, and now I am totally hooked. Sienna and Hawke! Super love those two!!!

    1. Same!! Haha Hawke and Sienna were my favorite, until I read Declaration of Courtship and fell in love with Grace and Cooper. I guess I'm more into a big alpha dude with a shy, innocent girl with brains. ;)) Haha but Hawke/Sienna are on par with Kaleb/Sahara in second place!

  2. Despite loving the Guild Hunter series, I never pick up any Psy-Changeling books. It's just that the huge no. of books in the series is putting me off (IMO, 13 is huge for a series) and I seriously don't know where to start! But at the same time, I'm actually curious about it too. hehe..
    Btw, I super duper adore Raphael and Elena!! Can't wait for their next books! XD

    1. Hey, that was me exactly about 2 years ago!! I was more interested in the deadly angels and I was OB. SESSED. With Raphael and Elena for a super long time. I'm still totally in love with them, but after I gave in to my curiosity of her other series, it got me hooked too! Cause I thought if she writes the Psy-Changeling series like she writes GH, then why not right?

      I started with book 6 (I think), Branded by Fire which is an ok place to start since each book sort of has many subplots that contribute to the main series arc. So anyway, BBF is about a strong woman from one pack, and a strong dude from the other pack which was what I was into at that period so yeah! Haha there are all sorts of couple pairings in the series, so you can start wherever, though I don't recommend you start anywhere above 6. And you can try out the novellas in the series (my favorite is Declaration of Courtship) since they won't spoiler the main story arc. :)) You MUST read this series. MUST. Haha at least it can tide you till Archangel's Shadows is out. :)

    2. Oh and, once you start on this series, 13 will start to seem too little. ;)

    3. Gosh what's wrong with me. I mean, each book in the Psy-Changeling series has a subplot that ultimately contributes to the main series arc.

  3. Kaleb with Sahara gotta be my most favourite pairing in the entire Psy-Changeling universe. I pretty like Lucas and Sascha too :D

    And now i am dying to read Aden's HEA :P On a spoiler note, my guess for the upcoming book heroine is Silver Mercant, Kaleb's senior aide :D Hope it's not a new character like Ivy though...

    1. Hey! Sorry for my super late response (school has been crazy). Yeahh!! Kaleb and Sahara are just amazing together. I wasn't thaaat big a fan of Siena, if not I'd like Hawke and whoever he's paired with more. OHH did see Nalini's new blog post?? The title and blurb reveal for the new Psy Changeling book??

      It's Zaira! Almost everyone thought it was gonna be Silver! Haha, I'm not sure why everyone's so intrigued about her..I mean her family's mysterious and all, but Im just not that into her (haha). But anyway, I'm happy with the Arrow pairing. :)) about the new character thing.. I'm actually pretty neutral about that, cause I really liked Ivy in Shield of Winter. Tho the hype to SOW would've been more intense for me if the heroine was someone I knew, but the enjoyment's bout the same. :) Can't wait for Shards of Hope's release!! (Even tho I don't think the title matches the others in the series..)


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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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