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Author Interview & Giveaway: Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh

We are so pleased to have Nalini Singh here today to talk about her very addictive Guild Hunters series.  I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Singh last year at a conference.  She did a lovely reading from Kiss of Snow, followed by a discussion and autograph signing.  We all had such a great time.  Her most recent release, Angels’ Flight is simply fantastic.  We are also featuring this title in our UF/PNR Reading Challenge 2012.  You can read our review of Archangel’s Blade here and Angels’ Flight here.  Missed Kiss of Snow?  Be sure to read our review here.

Thanks to Nalini, you also have a chance to win a copy of Archangel’s Blade. Comment below for a chance to win!

About Nalini:

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

You can follow Nalini around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Welcome Nalini!

DFT: Could you start things off by telling us why you decided to do a Guild Hunter anthology?

Nalini: We had a number of reader requests for all the Guild Hunter novellas to date to be available in a single volume, and since with Galen and Jessamy’s novella, we would have four novellas, it seemed like the best time.

DFT: I love the world you created with Angels/Vampires/Guild Hunters, what initially gave you the idea to create this world?

Nalini: I just saw this image in my mind one day, of an archangel in a tower above New York. Who was he? Why was he there? And that’s how it all began.

DFT: Who is your favorite character in the Guild Hunter series and why?

Nalini: I can honestly never pick a favorite – each character is unique, and so each appeals to me in a different way.

DFT: What is your favorite part of writing this series?

Nalini: I love so many things about it, including the fact that with Elena and Raphael’s relationship, we get to see what happens after the happy ever after. In many books, the heroine becoming immortal is the end of the story, but for them, it’s only the beginning, because now, Elena has to learn how to live as an immortal. More, we get to see how their relationship develops and changes.

DFT: Does plotting become easier or more challenging the further along into a series you get?

Nalini: It’s more a case of a different kind of plotting being required – at the start of a series, you’re introducing the world and the characters. As the series continues, it’s more about getting deeper into both.

DFT: What books/genres do you read when you have a chance? Do you have a favorite author or series?

Nalini: I’ve always read eclectically and I continue to do so. Everything from romance to thrillers to science fiction. Some of my favorite authors in the paranormal/urban fantasy genre are Jayne Castle, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook.

DFT: I know it’s a little early, but is there anything you can tell readers about your next Guild Hunter book, Archangel’s Storm?

Nalini: All I can say is that it’s about Jason, Raphael’s mysterious spymaster. We’re going to get a chance to see into his past and learn the dark forces that shaped him. We’ll also be catching up with several other characters in the series.

DFT: I want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

Available on September 6, 2011 from Penguin/Berkley Sensation

About the Book:

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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25 Responses to “Author Interview & Giveaway: Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh

  1. ProserpineNo Gravatar
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    Hi! I never read a book from this series! I’ll start with the psy-changeling series, since I had the first book a few weeks ago! But I read Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, #4)and I really love it! Thanks for this chance!

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  2. AHNo Gravatar
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    I love the world that Ms Singh created. I’ve only read the first book but it was amazing and I can’t wait to read the rest.

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  3. TiffanyNo Gravatar
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    I love everything about the series. It hooked me from the first book. The whole idea of angels and guild hunters is amazing. I’m looking forward to the new books in the series! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  4. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I love all of Nalini’s heroes because they are strong and sexy alpha males. All of Nalini’s words are brimmed with sensuality and I love reading her stories.

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  5. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series but it sounds fantastic and Ms. Singh is highly praised by other authors I already read.

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  6. maidenveilNo Gravatar
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    I love how the series play on Angels and vampires! And the story is just fantastic. I just fell in love with it. <3

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  7. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I haven’t read them yet, but I do have the first 3 on my tbr! I can’t wait to get to them.

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    This series sounds amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!

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  9. JenMNo Gravatar
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    I have the first and second books sitting on my TBR, but I have to admit I haven’t read them yet. I was attracted to the series because it sounds very intense and I love when there is a continuing couple.

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  10. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
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    I have not read anything in this series yet. I was not even aware of it until a few months ago from a blog I saw it on. I’m trying my luck in your other contest for Nalini as well. I’d love a chance to win one of her books and start her series. I think they sound great and the covers are awesome! Her publishers did her right =) I entered the rafflecopter but entered my twitter user name wrong. It is Tanya1224. Sorry about that. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love this blog ;)

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  11. Richard HayesNo Gravatar
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    This is a great series and each book is as good or better than the ones before.

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  12. Niko SilvesterNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read any of the series, but it looks fantastic! Definitely added to my TBR pile.

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    I love those covers they are awesome

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  14. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    I love the way these books draw you in deeper and deeper. It is hard for me to find a good stopping point so I’ve lost quite a bit of sleep thanks to the angels… :)

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  15. DeAnna SchultzNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t had a chance to read this author’s work yet. Although she’s on my to-read wish-list. Thank you for the chance to win! :D

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  16. MLNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read any of this series yet but I love her Psy-Changeling series which is AWESOME! So I can only imagine that this series is filled with great things and I so look forward to it.

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    I haven’t read this series but it sounds fantastic and Ms. Singh is highly praised by other authors I already

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  18. CYP @ A Bookalicious StoryNo Gravatar
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    I love Singh’s writing style, all the gruesome, romantic, thrilling parts. I LOVE the characters, their humor, wit, and camaraderie. But best of all, I still love the romance.:)

    Thanks for this giveaway, and making it international!:D

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    I like the characters and stories.

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    I like the characters and stories.

    Please delete the previous post. This is the correct email. Thanks!

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    actually.. i haven’t read this series yet, but i’d love to start reading it.

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    I haven’t read this series yet, I would love to though. I love the covers of these books!

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  23. LaurieNo Gravatar
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    I have not read these yet, but I’ve heard so many great things and I’ve had them on my TBR list. I’m looking forward to finally starting these and reading all of them! Thanks for the giveway!

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  24. Wolfswan1No Gravatar
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    I have not read any of this series yet, I have it on my TBR pile but have not gotten to it yet. Shame on me!!
    Thanks so much for the interview and chance to win.

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  25. Jennifer BielmanNo Gravatar
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    Pretty much everything. Love the kickass heroine. Love the angels and reading about flying. I like the concept of guild hunters and the dark world they all live in.

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