Catching Up With Nalini Singh
The Reading Cafe is thrilled to welcome back Nalini Singh. Next week (June 4th), Nalini will be releasing the 12th book in her wonderful Psy/Changeling series. She is here today to discuss Heart of Obsidian, as well as what else we may have to look forward to in 2013
Before we start the interview, let’s refresh your memory about Nalini.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled 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 most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. Visit the author online at www.nalinisingh.com, www.facebook.com/AuthorNaliniSingh, and www.twitter.com/nalinisingh.
Let’s now talk to Nalini.
TRC: Hi Nalini. Thank you for taking the time to revisit us at The Reading Cafe, to discuss your new release Heart of Obsidian, as well as to give us an update as to what you have in store for us in 2013.
Nalini: Thanks for having me!
TRC: You have just released the 12th book in your Psy/Changeling series. For those who may not have read this series, would you please give us a brief description of the premise of the series?
Nalini: The Psy-Changeling series is set in a world with three races:
The Psy, who have phenomenal powers of the mind, such as telekinesis and telepathy, but who have conditioned emotions out of themselves in an effort to fight the murderous insanity that stalks them.
The changelings, who are true shapeshifters, as at home in their animal forms as they are in their human form. The two main packs in the series are the DarkRiver Leopards and the SnowDancer Wolves. In contrast to the Psy, the changelings are very tactile and emotional, and blood loyal to their families, lovers, and packs.
Caught between the Psy and the changelings, humans are the weakest of the three races on the surface, but they have an important role to play as the series continues.
TRC: Heart of Obsidian will be released next week, June 4th. Without revealing all the secrets that have been kept under wrap, while we have been impatiently waiting, can you give us a brief description of this book? 🙂
Nalini: By the time this interview goes live, a two chapter preview of the book will have been posted, so your readers can go straight there to have a read! (http://www.nalinisingh.com/obsidian.php)
The events of this book will slam through the Psy-Changeling world for some time to come. It is a critical episode in the series.
TRC: Ok, I’m going to try. Will Heart of Obsidian reveal who is Ghost? You do not have to tell us who it is, just a little crumb if we will finally find out who he is? 🙂
Nalini: Yes, you will – in an unexpected way in my opinion. 🙂
TRC: YES! 🙂
TRC: The last time you were here, you said there was an end to this series arc. Can you give us an update on this, since this is the 12th book; how many more do we have to look forward to?
Nalini: In my head, I foresee 2-3 more books to end this arc (I’m not sure if 2 books will be enough to tie up all the threads, which is why it might be 3. I won’t know until I sit down to write the books).
However, after that, there will still be plenty to explore in this world and I hope readers will be as interested in doing that as I am.
TRC: We always want to stay in your world. 🙂
TRC: What are your thoughts in regards to continuing the premise of Psy/Changeling with your new arc, and will we still get to see those wonderful characters that we have come to love?
Nalini: Yes, absolutely. I love the sense of family in the series, and I couldn’t totally walk away from all my beloved characters – though you will also be spending time in new places, and meeting new people.
TRC: Upcoming in October, 2013, you will release your 6th Guild Hunter book, would you please tell us the premise of Archangel’s Legion?
Nalini: The blurb of Archangel’s Legion is now out! (www.nalinisingh.com/legion.php)
It begins with angels falling from the sky in New York and continues with rivers of blood – Elena and Raphael have a hard, brutal fight on their hands to save their city, but through it all, they work together as a single beating unit.
You’ll also get to see a lot more of Illium, Aodhan, and Naasir in particular.
TRC: What are you currently working on?
Nalini: I’m preparing for my USA/London book tour in June, so I’m working on a few smaller pieces, and making notes for my next Psy-Changeling book, which I’ll begin to write after the tour.
TRC: Thank you, Nalini for answering our questions. We look forward to continuing to read your books, and to work with you in the future.
Nalini: Thanks for the wonderful interview!
Nalini and her publisher have graciously offered one lucky member of The Reading Cafe one mass market book from Nalini’s backlist. Your choice of one book from Nalini’s first 11 books in her Psy/Changeling series.
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4. Contests runs from May 29 to June 3, 2013