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


Smart Podcast Trashy Books  (December 2021)

St. Mary’s County Library Talk

Romance at a Glance podcast

Cary Library Romance Authors in Conversation Event with Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, and Amanda Bouchet. 

Australian Romance Readers Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down) Interviews

ARRA took their conference online this year, and organized a ton of amazing interviews and panels. You can watch them for free on YouTube under the ARRLD playlist or by clicking below. I did both:
– a feature interview; and
– a paranormal romance panel with Darynda Jones and Amanda Bouchet.

AARLD feature interview – July 2020

AARLD panel interview – July 2020

The Café interview – June 2017

Going West Writers Festival 2021 Panel
The Infinite Limits of Love (July 2021)
Changeling Cast: an Interview with Nalini Singh on her Psy-Changeling series (June 2021)
Festival du Roman Féminin 2021 Panel with Amanda Bouchet & Maria Vale (April 2021)
Otago Daily Times (April 2021)
Jayne Ann Krentz and Nalini Singh in Conversation (March 2021)
In Conversation with Mitzi Rapkin on the First Draft Podcast (March 2021)
Suffolk Libraries Meet the Author Q&A (March 2021)
North London Story Festival (March 2021)
Archangel’s Sun launch with Sarah J. Maas (Nov 2020)
RomBkPod (August 2020)
Newsroom Book Bubble podcast  (May 2020)
BookBub (December 2019)
NewstalkZB (November 2019)
Newsroom (August 2019)
Smart Bitches Trashy Books (Podcast, July 2019)
Alyssa J. Montgomery Blog (June 2019)
Fantasy Book Cafe (April 2019)
Write With Love (August 2018)
Entertainment Weekly (June 2018)
Book Thingo (April 2018)
Harlequin Junkie (September 2017)
Gravetells (September 2017)
Under the Covers book blog (June 2017)
Nelson Mail  (June 2017)
Publishers Weekly (May 2016)

Read for Pixels Google Hangout Q & A – March 2016

My Library Card Wore Out (March 2016)
Audio Gals
 (May 2015)

Neat Stuff


Quiet in Her Bones has been selected as a finalist in the Ngaio Marsh 2022 Awards
Quiet in Her Bones optioned by Showtime Networks! (An option is the very start of getting something to the screen, so early days yet! I’ll keep you updated on any future developments.)
Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany): Engelsleuchten (the German edition of Archangel’s Light)
Angels’ Blood is listed as one of Book Riot’s “24 Best Romance Novels of All Time”.


Australian Romance Readers Association:
Last Guard – Favourite Paranormal Romance of 2021
Member’s Choice – North American cover of Archangel’s Light as the Favourite Romance Cover of 2021!
Last Guard hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists!

Slave to Sensation – Featured in Oprah Magazine’s The 27 Greatest Romance Novels to Read In Your Lifetime

Amazon’s February 2021 Mystery/Thriller Best of the Month list includes Quiet in Her Bones.


Alpha Night was chosen as one of Washington Post’s best romance novels of 2020 and featured on OprahMag.com’s best romance novels of 2020!

Archangel’s Sun is featured in Goodreads’ “Cozy Up with November’s Most Anticipated Romances” list!

Archangel’s Sun one of Amazon’s Best Books of month in Romance!

Love Hard chosen as one of Amazon’s best romance books of 2020 so far!

Alpha Night – Chosen as one of 38 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 by Oprah Magazine!

Slave to Sensation named as one of the New York Public Library’s 125 books from the last 125 years that inspire a lifelong love of reading!

Australian Romance Readers Association:
Wolf Rain – Favourite Paranormal Romance
-Members’ Choice: Favourite couple in a 2019 romance – Memory and Alexei in Wolf Rain

Love Hard is chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Romance (March)


Wolf Rain chosen as one of the Best Romance Novels of 2019 by Oprah magazine

Archangel’s War is one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in romance for September

New York Times & USA Today Bestseller lists 2019: Wolf Rain

Wolf Rain is an Amazon Best Book of the Month in Romance for June!

Australian Romance Readers Association Award 2018:

Ocean Light – Favourite Paranormal Romance

Wolf Rain is featured as one of BookPage’s most anticipated romances of 2019!


Ocean Light chosen as part of iBooks Australia/NZ “What to Read” feature for June (link will only work in Aus/NZ)
Australian Romance Readers Association Award 2017:
Silver Silence – Favourite Paranormal Romance
Psy-Changeling Trinity – Favorite Continuing Romance Series

Ocean Light – Chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Romance (June)
Ocean Light – included in Goodreads 16 Hottest Romance Books of Spring!


Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany): Silbernes Schweigen (Age of Trinity)

Silver Silence –  RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award winner (Paranormal World Building category)
RT Career Achievement Award in Paranormal
New York Times Bestseller list 2017: Archangel’s Viper, Silver Silence
USA Today Bestseller list 2017: Archangel’s Viper, Silver Silence, Cherish Hard
Archangel’s Viper is an Amazon Best of the Month pick in romance (October)
Wall Street Journal Bestseller list: Archangel’s Viper, Silver Silence
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)
Silver Silence is a June LibraryReads pick!

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
Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominations:


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:

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)


Der Leserpreis readers’ choice award (fantasy/science fiction category): Lockruf des Verlangens




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