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As we reach the last day(last day? what are you talking about? she's not leaving...and I'm not done annoying people yet), Nalini, having now been sufficiently tortured (not yet) with all you can drink drinks (Captain Jack Sparrow is tending the bar), a lovely floor show (heroes working the runway in the undergarment or lack of their choice(from yesa-ma-day)), and the full spa treatment, is ready for... *drum roll*...
The Q & A:
DIK Ladies: What can you tell us about Vasic? We now know that he is a part of the rebellion, but it also looks like he will be Ming LeBon's right hand man. How will this work out?
Ms. Nalini: Vasic is someone you'll get to see only glimpses of for a while. How things go depends on the world - he has to survive the madness of what he does. (You know, if these were written by any other romance author, he'd have a lot of smex therapy from random women to forget his pain. Not. Good. Method. IMO. NOW do you see why I like these menz a bit better?)
DIK Ladies: And there is the who is Ghost question? Any hints, teases, anything? Will Ghost and Anthony Kyriakus meet? Will they join forces against the Psy Council?
Ms. Nalini: It's funny - I've turned in BRANDED BY FIRE and I'm desperately trying to remember if what I want to talk about was in Mercy or Dorian's book! Let's just say your questions (some of them) will be answered soon. (Oh ho! So you've sent it in, have you... heh heh heh heh heh heh heh...)
DIK Ladies: Then there is Kaleb Krychek. Will there be more about the relationship between Kaleb and the Darkmind? Will Kaleb get down and dirty with someone? And will we find out more about the mysterious mark on his arm?
Ms. Nalini: You'll continue to see Kaleb. You don't really want me to answer the questions, right? I mean, what would be the fun in that? *g* Ok, since I know you'll call me a tease if I don't give you something - the mark on his arm is important, and yes, you'll find out what it means...eventually. (Does he get smex therapy too? Or does he use the bad kind of therapy...)
DIK Ladies: Will there be more of Zie Zen? How does he fit into the overall scheme of things?
Ms. Nalini: Zie Zen is a bit of a dark horse, so we'll see him if he wants to be seen. (He too old for smex therapy... at least, I don't want to hear about it ... he's also a bit more whole than the previously mentioned males.)
DIK Ladies: We've seen most of the Psy Council up-close and personal except for Tatiana Rika-Smythe. Could tell us more about her? Will she have a bigger role in up-coming books?
Ms. Nalini: *cough* Branded By Fire *cough* (That's not an answer! That's a teaser!!! Let me make you some lemon honey tea. Want a cough drop with that? Oh this? This isn't a homemade rope? Of course I'm not using this for anything! Don't be silly, why would I want to tie anyone up and slowly torture them into telling me things by eating yummy chocolate in front of them? *cough*)
DIK Ladies: I was intrigued by the new Psy group, the Pure Psy. I'm imagine them to be kind of like the Psy version of the Ku Klux Klan. What role do you see them playing in your future books and will they play a strong role in the up-coming upheaval?
Ms. Nalini: Pure Psy is interesting and they will have a part to play in the upcoming stories, They're still finding their footing, so their role is evolving. (Everything has an important part. Just give me the smexy scenes and sweet scenes, thank ya-I know the rest! Brain beams~~~)
DIK Ladies: Which then brings me to the Human Alliance. I know that they will have a larger role in up coming books, but is there anything you can share with us about them?
Ms. Nalini: They're not as single-minded as they might seen. You'll have a lot of questions answered in Mercy's book. (This is like add very blubbery oil to an already out of control blaze slowly wiping out what's left of this puny existance. Guess what's going on in that picture right above here. Heh? I have choco chip cookies for correct answers.)
DIK Ladies: And we can't leave out learning more about the Changlings. I know in Caressed by Ice, you had hinted that Lucas and Hawke were going to get together and form some sort of Changling alliance to share information and to protect Packs from the Psy, will we see some of this happening?
Ms. Nalini: In my head, this is already happening LOL I'll probably talk about this more in one of the future books - the facets of the world you see in each book really depends on whose story it is. (Tell me more about my Mercy...Sienna...Indigo! Oh come on! This is totally nettling me.)
DIK Ladies: Who will have the first Psy/Changling baby? Are any pregnancies on the way? When will we see them?
Ms. Nalini: Excellent question. Okay, I won't dodge this. There is one on the way. But I won't tell you who. Speculate away! (Ya know, if they've all been boinking away several times a night for the past year and a half with no mention of those french letters -yes I'm using that term- logically, they should have popped out a few by now. Popped out. I poke joke, poke joke. Horray to little babies running afoot!)
DIK Ladies: I just love the scenes with the cubs/pups/kids (and that's saying something since usually I don't like them), were did your inspiration for them?
Ms. Nalini: Mostly, I just like kids. The way they see the world - it's so unique and joyous. While growing up, I was often the oldest kid in a big extended family, so I got babysitting duties at parties and things. I used to entertain them - young children are so much fun. I think just being around so many children has helped shape the way I write them. (I actually played scrabble with a five year old yesterday. He had us all rolling around in laughter!) (How cute! I love children too! They're so sweet and blunt and squishy~~~)
DIK Ladies: You've hinted about Faith's missing cousin, Sahara and that she will make an appearance and be a somewhat important character in the story arc. When will see her?
Ms. Nalini: Sahara has to wait a while yet. (Just like my little Kit and Tai...those darling little dears)
DIK Ladies: You writes such steamy love scenes, how do you do it/prepare to write such scenes? Inspirations? *wink*
Ms. Nalini: I make it all up. Promise! *g* (Uh huh...just like I'm making up this ability to get stories beamed into my head, right? Neveh!)
DIK Ladies: About Angel's Blood. The excerpt is absolutely mesmerizing and I'm lovin' the concept of dark, dangerous, sexy Angels. How did you come up with this idea?
Ms. Nalini: You know, I can't tell you. I just sat down and wrote it. If I'd stopped to think about it, I might've wondered at it, but I was too involved writing it! (You remember those days and nights you were assuring me how this series wasn't that bloody or graphic and violent? Yeah? Do ya? Well, I went to read the excerpt and if a body with every bone broken, pieces missing and a jaw dangling by a tendon-like thread of a muscle --- you know I only read this excerpt once and that image has now been burned into my memories...if I get nightmares, I'm so flying down there to make you tell me bedtime stories until the nightmares go away.)
DIK Ladies: What can you tell us about the Angel's Blood world? How do these Angels differ from the classical messengers of divinity? Will there be demons?
Ms. Nalini: How do they differ? Very much. I won't try to explain the world here, because I think reading the story itself will give a better overall experience. But I can say - no demons. (*mumbles* no licking of horns then *mumbles*)
DIK Ladies: How will your vampires differ from the others? Are they evil or good? And how do the Angels control them?
Ms. Nalini: These vampires are interesting because of how they're Made. Whether they're good or evil depends on the vampire - and whether they're sexy or not depends on the vampire too *grin* (Exactly, how they're made...like me...I can read the future, you know. I was made that way and my F-Psy ability's telling me HtP is going to hit the a certain bestseller list~or two.)
DIK Ladies: Will there be lots and lots hot steamin' sex scenes?
Ms. Nalini: This is a distinct possibility. (I demand hot sexy scenes. Don't you use those fade to black. I hate those! It's like waving a piece of mouth watering milky creamy caramel-filled chocolate then tossing it in your mouth and staring directly at me while chewing.)
A free copy of THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAT (to be posted out when Nalini gets her author copies) is up for grabs, just leave comment during the Nalini Hostage Crisis to be entered into this drawing. Winner will be drawn at random on TODAY! All entries must be in by 12:00 PST. (Hey, what's that light? Why are there little blinking light everywhere? Why are there those shiny webs everywhere? Hey! I'm not done!!! This isn't right! I demand ---*pop*)
Please do not worry about those weird pink scribbles, they've been taken care of. We thank you for joining us, Ms. Nalini, on this wonderful three day adventure. Thanks Sarai and Tracy for letting us do this. And a big HUG to Amy for tirelessly keeping it all together...even if some weird mind got developed and involved. (Hugs to the Alys-Mind too... She's frisky, crazy, and fun *g*) We appreciate all of your visits and please do come back again. A word of caution. Don't. Touch. The. Menz. Without permission that is. But make sure to pick up one of Ms. Nalini's books!
Make sure to grab your copy of Hostage to Pleasure! It's now in a store near you (I hope)! Alice already took 2 copies so hurry and get yours (unfortunately for me, they were all SOLD OUT! *pout*)! And make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Nalini Singh's upcoming 2009 releases (Angel's Blood and Branded by Fire)!