We are happy to have Nalini Singh stopping by Smexy today to talk about her book that releases tomorrow, Shield of Winter. Sheena and I have had a sneak peek at this book and it’s really good! We’ll be posting our review tomorrow. Today, Nalini has some words about Arrows….
I always knew I would one day write about the Arrow Squad, but I never expected what I would find when I peeled back the layers of these dangerous men and women.
To be an Arrow is to be a shadow, to live on the fringes of society. Arrows hunt the worst elements of the Psy race—the psychopaths and the serial killers, the depraved and the evil. Yet, as Ivy Jane says in Shield of Winter, for this they are pushed to the edges of society and looked upon with fear.
The Arrows themselves, however, see their shadow existence as inevitable—after all, they are deadly, should be feared.
On the other hand, they are aware their mandate was perverted by those they trusted. Their previous leadership took the squad’s incredible capacity for loyalty and squandered it in the pursuit of power.
It’ll take someone of incredible strength to break through the wall that now encases the squad, a wall that is ten times as strong in Vasic.
How does a woman reach a man who believes he is beyond redemption?
Well, when that woman is an empath, she simply refuses to accept that to be an Arrow is to walk always alone. Strength comes in many forms—and while Ivy Jane might never be able to take Vasic in a physical fight, her emotional core is made of steel. It’s a case of impenetrable Arrow black slamming up against immovable empathic will.
Do you enjoy dark and dangerous heroes? Who are your favorites?
To find out more about Nalini’s books or to read full-chapter excerpts, please visit her website: www.nalinisingh.com. While there, Nalini invites you to join her newsletter, which goes out once a month with a roundup of news, as well as exclusive goodies like extra excerpts and free short stories. You can also find Nalini on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authornalinisingh and Twitter: @nalinisingh.
I’ll give away a copy of Shield of Winter to one random commenter – print or digital, winner’s choice. I’ll pick a winner at noon tomorrow. Open to all.