Nalini Singh (author)

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Nalini Singh
Nalini Singh at book signing June 6, 2013. Barnes & Noble Tribeca.
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Science Fiction

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Nalini Singh
Nalini Singh at book signing June 6, 2013. Barnes & Noble Tribeca.
GenresParanormal Romance
Science Fiction

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Nalini Singh is a New Zealand author of numerous paranormal romance novels.

Early life[edit]

Of Indian descent, Nalini Singh was born in 1977 in Fiji, and moved to New Zealand as a child. She attended Mount Roskill Grammar School.


First coming to note in 1999, she placed third in the RWNZ's "Clendon Award". Then in 2001 her manuscript "Coaxing the Sheik" won the Jane Porter Award for highest placed Mills and Boon, as well as the Clendon Award's Readers' Choice Award that year.[1] It went on to be her first book sale as "Desert Warrior", sold to Silhouette Desire in September 2002 (published in 2003).

Her books have appeared on the New York Times best-sellers list,[2] the USA Today best-sellers list,[3] and the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list.[4]

She has won several other awards including the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best novella/novelette (twice, in 2008 and 2009) .[5]

Her work has been highly recommended by the New Zealand Herald.[6]

She has had over two dozen novels published,[7] including:


Psy/Changeling Series[edit]

Nalini Singh discusses Heart of Obsidian in New York.
  1. Slave To Sensation (September 2006) ISBN 0-425-21286-6
  2. Visions of Heat (March 2007) ISBN 978-0-425-21575-3
  3. Caressed By Ice (September 2007) ISBN 978-0-425-21842-6
  4. Mine to Possess (Feb 2008) ISBN 978-0-425-22016-0
  5. Hostage to Pleasure (September 2008) ISBN 978-0-425-22325-3
  6. Branded By Fire (July 2009) ISBN 978-0-425-22673-5
  7. Blaze of Memory (November 2009) ISBN 978-0-425-23111-1
  8. Bonds of Justice (July 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23544-7
  9. Play of Passion (November 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23779-3
  10. Kiss of Snow (May 2011) ISBN 978-0-425-24209-4 (Hardcover), 978-0-425-24489-0 (Mass-Market Paperback)
  11. Tangle of Need (May 2012) ISBN 978-0-425-24756-3 (Hardcover), 978-0-425-25109-6 (Mass-Market Paperback)
  12. Heart of Obsidian (June 2013) ISBN 978-0-425-26399-0 (Hardcover), 978-0-425-26400-3 (Mass-Market Paperback)
  13. Shield of Winter (June 3, 2014) ISBN 978-0-425-26401-0

Psy/Changeling Short Stories/Novellas[edit]

  1. The Cannibal Princess (Free Short Story)
  2. A Gift for Kit (Free Short Story)
  3. Beat of Temptation (in An Enchanted Season, October 2007 and in Wild Invitation, March 2013) ISBN 978-0-425-21785-6
  4. Stroke of Enticement (in The Magical Christmas Cat, October 2008 and in Wild Invitation, March 2013) ISBN 978-0-425-22355-0
  5. Whisper of Sin (in Burning Up, August 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23595-9

Guild Hunter Series[edit]

  1. Angels’ Blood (March 2009) ISBN 978-0-425-22692-6
  2. Archangel's Kiss (February 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23336-8
  3. Archangel's Consort (January 2011) ISBN 978-0-425-24013-7
  4. Archangel's Blade (September 2011) ISBN 978-0-425-24391-6
  5. Archangel's Storm (September 2012) ISBN 978-0-425-24658-0
  6. Archangel's Legion (October 2013) ISBN 978-0-425-25124-9
  7. Archangel's Shadows (November 2014)

Guild Hunter Novellas[edit]

  1. Angel's Pawn e-Special and in Angels’ Flight
  2. Angel's Judgment (in Must Love Hellhounds, November 2009 and in Angels’ Flight, February 2012) ISBN 978-0-425-22959-0l
  3. Angel's Wolf (in Angels of Darkness, October 2011 and Angels’ Flight, February 2012) ISBN 978-0-425-24312-1
  4. Angel's Dance (e-book and in Angels’ Flight, February 2012)


  1. Angels’ Flight (February 2012) Contains all Guild Hunter Novellas
  2. Wild Invitation (March 2013) Contains four Psy/Changeling Novellas: Beat of Temptation, Stroke of Enticement, Declaration of Courtship, and Texture of Intimacy ISBN 978-0-425-25513-1

Other Books[edit]

  1. Desert Warrior (August 2003) ISBN 0-373-76529-0
  2. Awaken To Pleasure (August 2004) ISBN 0-373-76602-5
  3. Awaken The Senses (May 2005) ISBN 0-373-76651-3
  4. Craving Beauty (July 2005) ISBN 0-373-76667-X
  5. Secrets In The Marriage Bed (March 2006) ISBN 0-373-76716-1
  6. Bound By Marriage (February 2007) ISBN 0-373-76781-1
  7. Lord of the Abyss (December 2011) ISBN 0-373-61872-9

Other work[edit]

Singh engaging audience at book signing in New York.

Nalini Singh spent three years working in Japan as an English teacher and touring other parts of Asia. At other times she has also worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, and a bank temp, but "not necessarily in that order".[8]


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  2. ^ New York Times best-sellers list for 21 Nov 2010
  3. ^ USA Today best-sellers list
  4. ^ Publishers' Weekly best-sellers for 15 Feb 2010
  5. ^ Sir Julius Vogel awards 2009
  6. ^ Nicky Pellegrino (18 May 2010). "Love story at heart". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  7. ^ list of books sourced from Nalini Singh's own web site, but verifiable on most publication databases
  8. ^ (personal biography)

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