THE SEA KING Release Countdown T -21 Days


Only 21 more days until SEA KING!!

To celebrate the release, we’re counting down the days with fun and prizes.  Each day, from now until November 1st, drop by to join the celebration and answer the Question of the Day in this blog’s comment section to be entered to win.  (For sweepstakes rules and eligibility, click here.)

This Week’s Drawing

From now until 10am, Tuesday, October 17th, stop by the C.L. Wilson blog to answer the Question of the Day (QoD) to be entered to win one of this week’s fabulous prizes and receive a ticket in the Grand Prize drawing.  Each individual QoD you answer gets you another ticket in both the weekly and the Grand Prize prize drawings, so don’t be shy.

You can also comment multiple times a day, just to have fun and be involved, but each participant receives only one ticket in the drawing for each day’s blog post you comment on.  All responses will be tallied after comments close for the final post. The winners will be selected at random from all entries, with all winners of this week’s drawing posted on Tuesday, October 17th.

This Week’s Prizes

On Tuesday, October 17th, random winners from the eligible pool will be selected to win one of the available prizes:

  • Autographed copy of THE SEA KING (one winner selected)
  • Autographed copy of THE WINTER KING (two winners selected)
  • Autographed copy of LORD OF THE FADING LANDS (two winners selected)
  • THE WINTER KING & THE SEA KING autographed Collector Cards and bookmarks (5 winners selected)
  • A $5 Tairen Bucks coupon, which can be used to purchase any item from The Tairen’s Lair, the online store for official C.L. Wilson merchandise (3 winners selected)
  • A complete set of signed Tairen Soul series Collector Cards (5 winners selected)
  • A Rainier Eras tairen plushy (1 winner)

And What’s In that Grand Prize?

This time around, two lucky winners will be chosen from all the daily participant tickets accrued throughout the countdown.  (The more you participate, the more tickets you get in the Grand Prize drawing.) Each winner will receive a basket containing the following:

  • Autographed copy of THE SEA KING
  • Autographed copy of THE WINTER KING
  • Autographed copy of ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, the holiday anthology featuring C.L. Wilson’s novella, Upon a Midnight
  • One complete set of autographed C.L. Wilson Collector Cards and bookmarks
  • A $20 Tairen Bucks coupon, which can be used to purchase any item from The Tairen’s Lair, the online store for official C.L. Wilson merchandise
  • Ellysetta Azreisa and Rainier Eras tairen plushies
  • Custom made scented lotion bars, lip balms, and bath salts inspired by the worlds of C.L. Wilson
  • Other trinkets, treats, and goodies that caught my eye

Last Week’s Winners

Announcing the winners for Week 1 of the Countdown:

  • Autographed copy of THE SEA KING (one winner selected) ~ Miranda Herrmann
  • Autographed copy of THE WINTER KING (two winners selected) ~ Stephanie H., Megan
  • THE WINTER KING & THE SEA KING autographed Collector Cards and bookmarks (5 winners selected) ~ LeeAnn De La Cruz, Heather, Linda Townsend, Julie, Sarah Mott
  • A $5 Tairen Bucks coupon, which can be used to purchase any item from The Tairen’s Lair, the online store for official C.L. Wilson merchandise (1 winner selected) ~ bn100

Question of the Day

What is your favorite book of all time? What about that book made you fall in love and stay in love with it?



Robin K Bagley

  on October 10, 2017 :

I have a lot of “favorite books” since I enjoy a number of different genres. I’d say the book that first got me hooked on books in general would be “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle. I believe my mom bought it for me when I was in grade school, and I devoured it and then the rest of the books in the series in short order. I’ve been reading ever since!


  on October 10, 2017 :

Such a hard choice!! My favorite for a long time was Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. I’ve read it so many times. I also love Nalini Singh’s books!

Dawn Roberto

  on October 10, 2017 :

I think the day I picked up Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and just fell in love with Claire and Jaime. They continued my love affair with the historical genre.

Amanda Warner

  on October 10, 2017 :

King! One of my favorite scenes is when Ellie and Rain immerge from the mists.

Dawn Lewis

  on October 10, 2017 :

So hard! I’ve been reading all my life and it’s like picking my favorite child! But, I think the book I would call my favorite, that I go back to again and again, is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The first half broke my heart in two, especially knowing Sherrilyn was a survivor of childhood abuse. Then, to see the second half, filled with love and triumph and happily ever after – it’s why I read romance!

Elizabeth Guerra

  on October 10, 2017 :

Lord of the Fading Lands! I have lost count of how many times I have read and recommended this series. It is one of those Epic stories I have to read every year!

Gina D

  on October 10, 2017 :

Ransom by Julie Garwood!!! I think I’ve read it a million times. It’s so full of humor, love, & adventure! And lots of suffering. So, so, so good <3

Terry LePage

  on October 10, 2017 :

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The Narnian Chronicles were my first fantasy series. I am still looking for the wardrobe that will transport me to Narnia!

Jennifer Hubbard

  on October 10, 2017 :

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. The slow development of love between the main characters keeps me coming back for more.

Tina M.

  on October 10, 2017 :

So many to pick from. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips because the characters just pull you in, this book makes me laugh, cry, and everything in between. I have wore the spines out on the Tairen Soul series and also see that happening with the Weathermage books. Have already read The Winter King multiple times. Kresley Cole books.

Heather Hutchinson

  on October 10, 2017 :

Mercedes Lackey’s Arrow of the Queen trilogy. I just really love Talia. It’s also really where I began my love for reading fantasy.

Kay Mansfield

  on October 10, 2017

i really like her obsidian trilogy

LeeAnn De La Cruz

  on October 10, 2017 :

This took me some time! It’s too hard to just pick one book! But I’m going with Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole. I could reread that book over and over and never get tired of it. I love how old fashioned the male character is and how sassy and badass the female is. Definitely a favorite of mine right now!

Linda Townsend

  on October 10, 2017 :

Kathleen Woodiwiss’ The Flame and the Flower ignited my love of romance reads. I’ve gone thru multiple paperback copies of it reading them so many times they fell apart… (before kindles…)

Stephanie H.

  on October 10, 2017 :

That’s a really tough question but there is a book called Witch Child by Celia Rees. And I read this in my high school library and I’ve always been in love with books about magic and magical beings but in this book I’m not sure if it’s the way it’s written or the store but when I’m not sure what to read I always go back to reread this book

Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

  on October 10, 2017 :

Ooo, this is so fun! I’d been wondering if there would be any chance to obtain the collector cards. I pre-ordered The Sea King and was hoping the cards might be a pre-order incentive. 😀

Fire by Kristin Cashore is my favorite book! It is marketed as YA but it crosses over well as adult. I reread this book so often – Fire’s story helped me through some difficult times, believe it or not.

In terms of adult, some if my favorites are The Winter King (and I’m not just saying that!), the Shattered Court by M.J. Scott, Destined for a King by Ashlyn Macnamara, and probably a dozen more. I love fantasy, regardless of age level!

Thank you for the chance! Congrats in the upcoming publication. =)

Amista Phillips

  on October 10, 2017 :

Oh man, tough question. I’ll have to say Magician:Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist. It was my first fantasy book, and I still read it once a year. I had only read horror and sci fi up until that point.

Elise K.

  on October 10, 2017 :

Man, that’s a tough question. I’d probably have to say Catherine Asaro’s The Dawn Star. Asaro’s world building, incredible characters and the perfect romance made me fall in love and kept me coming back for more.

Melissa Esser

  on October 10, 2017 :

How do you decide!?! 1st is probably Josephine Angelini’s firewalker series and 2nd the tairen soul trilogy. I can read them again and again. I love a series that sucks you in with beautiful world building and great characters.


  on October 10, 2017 :

I can’t name just one book, the whole Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop are my ultimate favorites. The intricate, detailed plots, the drama, the perfectly placed comedic relief, what’s not to love?

Rex Anne

  on October 10, 2017 :

The very first Tairen Soul series book because I saw Ellie go from modest and awkward to a B.A. Feyreisa.

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