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Publisher’s Weekly Names THE WINTER KING One of this Springs’s Most Anticipated Reads

Very cool news, my friends! My lovely editor at Avon, Tessa Woodward, just informed me that the reviews editors of Publisher’s Weekly have selected THE WINTER KING as one of this spring’s most anticipated reads! Whoot! You can see the full list at the Publisher’s Weekly website.

About C.L. Wilson’s THE WINTER KING

The Winter King

Wynter Atrialan, the Winter King, once lived in peace with his southern, Summerlander neighbors, but when the prince of Summerlea steals Wynter’s bride and murders his young brother, Wynter calls upon a dangerous Wintercraig magic called the Ice Heart and marches against Summerlea.

After three bitter years of battle, a victorious Wynter arrives at Summerlea’s royal palace to issue his terms of surrender. The prince of Summerlea stole Wynter’s bride and slew Wynter’s Heir. He wants the loss replaced. The Ice Heart is consuming him. Wynter hopes holding his own child in his arms will rekindle the warmth in his heart before he becomes the monster of Wintercraig legend, the Ice King.

The Summer King has three very precious daughters whom he loves dearly. Wynter will take one of them to wife. She will have one year to provide him with an Heir. If she fails, he will send her to face the mercy of the mountains and claim another princess for his wife. And so it will continue until Wynter has his Heir or the Summer King is out of daughters.

The plan is perfect—except for one small detail. The Summer King has a fourth daughter. One of which he is not so fond. And she is a fiercely passionate creature, with a temper as volatile as the forces of her weathergift, the power of storms.

This book will be released August 2014 from Avon.

Pre-Order Your Copy of The Winter King Now

The Winter King is now available for preorder. Click any of the following links to reserve your copy today!

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Autographed copies of ONE ENCHANTED SEASON now available at TairensLair.com

One Enchanted Season

Autographed trade paperback copies of the holiday anthology, ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, by C.L. Wilson, Elissa Wilds and Erica Ridley are now available at Tairen’s Lair (www.tairenslair.com), the C.L. Wilson online store. Stop by to order your copy today!

Like the ebook, the print version includes a sneak peak of C.L. Wilson’s forthcoming full-length fantasy romance, THE WINTER KING.

The Reading Cafe Interviews C.L. Wilson

Join me today at The Reading Café (www.thereadingcafe.com)as I chat with Barb about the Fading Lands, THE WINTER KING, ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, and what I’m working on now.

THE WINTER KING Now Available for Pre-Order

C.L. Wilson’s forthcoming full length novel, THE WINTER KING is now available for preorder at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

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One Enchanted Season Now Available in Paperback

One Enchanted Season

One Enchanted Season, the holiday anthology by authors C.L. Wilson, Erica Ridley & Elissa Wilds is now available in a print edition, as well as digital format. The trade paperback version from CreateSpace is on sale now at Amazon.com.

Get your copy today and settle down for a magical, romantic read!

Visit www.clwilson.com for more information.

What Reviewers Are Saying

“C.L. Wilson’s imagination is right up there with the best in the business. This uplifting story is streaked with darkness, written in her beautifully lyrical voice, and is very different from her Fading Lands series, showing her versatility. It’s the perfect holiday story.”

~The Good, The Bad & The Unread, on Upon a Midnight (C.L. Wilson’s novella in One Enchanted Season), Grade: A


“…a story of healing, with a beautiful romance, as well as having dark elements. Very nicely done.”

~ The Reading Café on Upon a Midnight, C.L. Wilson’s novella in One Enchanted Season

Enjoy Magical Holiday Romance with C.L. Wilson in ONE ENCHANTED SEASON! Available now!

Now Available from C.L. Wilson

Upon A Midnight, in One Enchanted SeasonStep into a world where the nights are long, snowflakes sparkle like fairy lights, and the hearth fires burn as brightly as the passion of new-found love as three bestselling and critically acclaimed authors of paranormal romance weave stories inspired by classic holiday songs.

  • In C.L. Wilson’s Upon a Midnight, an angel helps a troubled woman heal the wounds of her past so her soul can relearn how to sing.
  • Erica Ridley delivers magic with Let It Snow, in which a treasure hunter breaches an enchanted castle only to become trapped inside with a cursed princess and a suspicious tree.
  • And in Snowman, Elissa Wilds weaves a tale of love that bridges two very different worlds, when a snowy stranger appears at an isolated mountain cabin seeking much more than a shelter from the storm.
ONE ENCHANTED SEASON is an anthology of magical holiday novellas written by me and two dear friends, Elissa Wilds and Erica Ridley. This project is something we dreamed up at a writer’s weekend a couple of years ago, and I’m super excited about it. Erica’s contribution is hilarious and touching and just a delight to read. Elissa’s (who is like my spiritual soul-sister, we think so alike in so many things) is sexy and mystical, and will hopefully be the first of many stories about the keepers of the Crystal Skulls

Besides providing me the pleasure of working with two wonderful friends whom I adore, this book also marks three significant firsts for me:

  • It’s my very first published contemporary romance (and, boy, did I have fun writing it!),
  • It’s my very first published novella (and, wordy me, I pushed right up to the maximum wordcount allowed before my story ceased being a novella and became an actual novel), and
  • It’s my very first foray into self-publishing, something I’ve been wanting to try ever since ereaders and ereader apps became readily available. The book is currently available in digital only but we’re working to make a print copy available as soon as possible.

I hope you’ll give the book a try, and please let me know what you think! (I have a not-so-secret crush on my angel, Micah, who, as one of the characters in the story proclaims, is “Manly with a capital Mrowr!”)

As a bonus feature, ONE ENCHANTED SEASON includes the first published excerpt of my upcoming full-length novel, THE WINTER KING (coming Aug 2014 from Avon Romance).

 

Check Out the Kitlings!


And if you’re wondering what to get that special someone-who-has-everything, check out the latest from the Tairen’s Lair (www.tairenslair.com). Last year, we offered a very limited production of Hallah kitling. Now Rainier-Eras and Ellysetta-Azreisa join the pride. New prints and great sales on on mugs, shirts and plaques also available.

The Winter King Release Date Announced

It’s official. My next fantasy romance, THE WINTER KING, is complete, submitted and scheduled for release August 2014.

The Winter King

Wynter Atrialan, the Winter King, once lived in peace with his southern, Summerlander neighbors, but when the prince of Summerlea steals Wynter’s bride and murders his young brother, Wynter calls upon a dangerous Wintercraig magic called the Ice Heart and marches against Summerlea.

After three bitter years of battle, a victorious Wynter arrives at Summerlea’s royal palace to issue his terms of surrender. The prince of Summerlea stole Wynter’s bride and slew Wynter’s Heir. He wants the loss replaced. The Ice Heart is consuming him. Wynter hopes holding his own child in his arms will rekindle the warmth in his heart before he becomes the monster of Wintercraig legend, the Ice King.

The Summer King has three very precious daughters whom he loves dearly. Wynter will take one of them to wife. She will have one year to provide him with an Heir. If she fails, he will send her to face the mercy of the mountains and claim another princess for his wife. And so it will continue until Wynter has his Heir or the Summer King is out of daughters.

The plan is perfect—except for one small detail. The Summer King has a fourth daughter. One of which he is not so fond. And she is a fiercely passionate creature, with a temper as volatile as the forces of her weathergift, the power of storms.

This book will be released August 2014 from Avon.

Announcing the Tairen’s Lair

Ever since I began the C.L. Wilson book launch countdowns and started giving away art, mugs, shirts, and more to help celebrate the release of my novels, I’ve had readers asking where they could purchase the Fading Lands merchandise I was giving away during the countdowns. Well, at long last, after years of false starts, delays and technical difficulties, I am thrilled beyond words to announce the grand opening of my online store, Tairen’s Lair.

The Tairen’s Lair is the online site for official C.L. Wilson merchandise, featuring art, gifts, t-shirts and more based on scenes and characters from the Fading Lands novels. The Lair is the culimination of a joint effort between me and my dear friend, artist Heather Carr, who has literally plucked my vision of the tairen straight from my head (and the pages of my novels) and brought them to life both in full color oil paintings and delightful pencil sketches.

Follow any of the links in this post to pop in and look around our store. Or, from my clwilson.com site, just click The Store menu and follow the links. In addition to Fading Lands merchandise, the Lair also showcases a selection of Heather’s other original fantasy art. We hope to add more new products and more fabulous fantasy artists in the coming months, so keep checking back.

To celebrate our grand opening, from now until December 31, 2012, all orders over $50 will automatically recieve a 10% discount at checkout.

You can also visit Heather and I in person each year at the Tairen’s Lair booth we host at Atlanta’s premier fantasy & science fiction convention, DragonCon.

As always, miora felah and beylah vo for being a friend of the Fey!

New C.L. Wilson Author Website Launched

I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of my new, updated author website!

Thanks to the talents of friend, fellow author, and web designer extraordinaire, Lisa Paitz Spindler, I have a gorgeous new home on the web! The URL is the same, www.clwilson.com, but the site’s had a major overhaul and a truly professional beautification. I hope you pop in to check out my new digs.

What’s new and different beside the look:

  • A map of Eloran
  • A reader’s resources area
  • A bookseller’s resources area
  • One-click links to my twitter, Facebook, myspace and goodreads accounts
  • A new and improved News and Events section
  • A website search feature to make information on my site as easy to locate as possible

For me, administratively, the new site allows me greater control over content, so I’ll be able to update information much more quickly.

And I’m not done yet! I’ve got several new exciting additions to the website in the works, including a Members Only section that will be chock-full of great info, so do check back.

As always, beylah vo! And thank you for your continued support.

Crown of Crystal Flame Nominated for Best Fantasy Romance of 2010

I've just received word from the wonderful ladies at The Romance Reviews (TRR) that Crown of Crystal Flame has been nominated by TRR reviewers for Best in Fantasy Romance for 2010.

Although TRR's reviewers selected the nominees, readers will vote to choose the winner.

You can browse all the nominees in all categories and vote for your favorites here: http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php.

Only one winner will be chosen in each category.  Winners in all categories will be entered into a drawing for one of several TRR advertising packages. 

Voting will end on March 31. Winners will be announced on April 2.

So please, take a moment to visit The Romance Reviews, check out this year's nominees and vote for your favorite reads of 2010!