about Nalini Singh author

On Me

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I spent three years living and working in Japan, where 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.

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

On writing

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. All of my stories held a thread of romance, even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes. Creating unique characters and giving them happy endings is my favorite thing. I even love the voices in my head, so there’s no other job I’d rather be doing. When I got the call in September 2002 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.

Favorite writers

Some of the books I love:

Rememberance by Jude Deveraux

The Heralds of Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

The Pern books by Anne McCaffrey

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Othello by William Shakespeare

The In Death books by JD Robb

Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi

Orchid, Amaryllis, Zinnia by Jayne Castle

Lady Love by Diana Palmer

Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard

Demon Moon by Meljean Brook

The Time is Short by Nerina Hilliard

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

The Chocolate books by Laura Florand


The Cafe (June 2107)
Under the Covers book blog (June 2017)
Nelson Mail  (June 2017)
New Zealand Herald / Newstalk ZB (June 2017)
Books and Ballads (May 2017)
Gollanz Interview
 (November 2016)
USA Today Happy Ever After Blog
 (June 2016)
Publishers Weekly (May 2016)
Night Owl Reviews (June 2014)
Les Rebelles (French; March 2014)
PNR Radio (December 2013)

Neat Stuff


Silver Silence is an Amazon Best Book of the Month in Romance (June)
Silver Silence is an iBooks USA/Australia / New Zealand Best Book of the Month (June)


Australian Romance Readers Association Award for Favourite Paranormal Romance 2016: Wild Embrace
Allegiance of Honor – Favourite Paranormal Romance
Archangel’s Heart – Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
Allegiance of Honor & Archangel’s Heart– Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2016
Elena in Archangel’s Heart – Favourite Heroine from a romance published in 2016
Elena and Raphael in Archangel’s Heart – Favourite Couple from a romance published in 2016
Allegiance of Honor – Best Paranormal Romance
Archangel’s Heart – Best Paranormal Worldbuilding.
Rock Wedding – Digital or Self-Published Contemporary Romance Category


New York Times Bestseller list 2016: Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Archangel’s Heart
USA Today Bestseller list 2016: Rock Wedding, Allegiance of Honor, Wild EmbraceArchangel’s Heart
Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 2016: Archangel’s Heart
New York Times & USA Today Bestseller lists 2016: Rock Wedding, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace


New York Times & USA Today Bestseller lists 2015: Rock Hard, Shards of Hope, Archangel’s Enigma.
Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 2015: Shards of Hope

All About Romance Annual “Best of” Reader Poll 2016:

Romance, Romance Hero: Shards of Hope

Romance Couple: Aden and Zaira in Shards of Hope

Paranormal Romance: Archangel’s Enigma

Contemporary Romance: Rock Hard

Romance Heroine: Charlotte Baird from Rock Hard

Most Tortured Romance Hero: Noah St. John in Rock Redemption

Raphael and Elena – Swoonworthiest couple of 2016 (Heroes & Heartbreakers)
BookBub Best Romance Novels of the Past Decade: Slave to Sensation

LoveLetter 2015 Awards:

  • Best Author: Nalini Singh
  • Best Paranormal/Fantasy: Pfade im Nebel
  • Audiobook: Engelsdunkel


Joyfully Reviewed’s Best of 2014: Shield of Winter, Archangel’s Shadows

Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2014: Shield of Winter

Romance Writers of America RITA Nomination 2014: Heart of Obsidian

Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books of 2014: Shield of Winter

Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2013: Heart of Obsidian

Love Letter Awards 2014 (Germany): Favorite Author | Favorite Paranormal/Fantasy: Geheimnisvolle Berührung

Shield of Winter listed in:

– Booktopia’s Books of the Year
– Goodreads Choice Awards (Finalist)

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists 2014: Shield of Winter, Archangel’s Shadows, Rock Addiction, Rock Courtship, Night Shift

Shield of Winter has been chosen as one of the Best Books of 2014 (Romance) by Amazon. It also made it on to the list of Kirkus’s Best Fiction Books of 2014

Rock AddictionShield of Winter have both been nominated in the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Rock Addiction is in the Indie Press Contemporary category, with Shield of Winter in the Paranormal Worldbuilding category.

All About Romance Annual Poll: Best Paranormal Romance/Most Tortured Hero: Heart of Obsidian | Best Romance Couple (Honorable Mention): Elena & Raphael from Archangel’s Legion


New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists 2013: Wild Invitation, Archangel’s Legion, Heart of Obsidian

Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany) 2013: Geheimnisvolle Berührung (#2), Gilde der Jäger: Engelsdunkel (#7)


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