Nalini Singh on Heart of Obsidian and Paranormal Romance | Tantorious

Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels, including Heart of Obsidian, book 12 in her Psy/Changeling series. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, she has worked as a librarian, a lawyer, and an English teacher.




Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: Most of your books fall into the so-called paranormal romance genre; how do you feel about that category?

A: I love the paranormal romance genre. It’s a really wide blank canvas; there’s so much room to move within it. As long as I remain true to the rules of my world, I can go wherever my imagination takes me. … Most writers, we start with the “what if” question: “What if archangels ruled the world?” And with paranormal, you can really take that “what if” question to the edge. I love that freedom.

Q: What do your Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter series have in common, and what’s different?

A: They’re both paranormal and set in alternate realities on Earth. Beyond that, they’re very different and I love that about them, because as a writer it’s a good change to go from one to the other. The Psy/Changeling series has a very warm heart because it’s set in the pack and family oriented; the Guild Hunter series is much darker.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of Hear of Obsidian, narrated by Angela Dawe.

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