Nalini Singh author

On Me

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 frequently).

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.

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.

Neat Stuff

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.

All About Romance Annual Reader Poll 2016:

Best Romance, Best Romance Hero: Shards of Hope

Best Romance Couple: Aden and Zaira in Shards of Hope

Best Paranormal Romance: Archangel’s Enigma

Best Contemporary Romance: Rock Hard

Best 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
  • Best 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.

Shield of Winter has 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)

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

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

The Time is Short by Nerina Hilliard

The Chocolate books by Laura Florand


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