THE SEA KING Release Countdown T -19 Days


Only 19 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)

What’s In that Grand Prize?

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

Question of the Day

Who is your favorite fictional protagonist?  What do you love most about him/her?



Dora B.

  on October 13, 2017 :

You’re asking me to choose a favorite? Of all my fictional protagonists? Unless you’ve got about 12 hours, and a tolerance for a person expounding upon the gloriousness of any given genre series, I might narrow it down to 10…but honestly, I’m still going to have to go with a Fading Lands character. Bel. Bel has been my favorite of all of Rainier’s inner circle, standing with him through the rage and all the time that passed when he finally found Ellysetta. Bel’s steadfast love for both Rain and Elly reminds me that there will always be at least *one* solid friend through all of the times that happen in life; the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Sue Voris

  on October 13, 2017 :

Harry Dresden — despite having a “Charlie Brown-never-kicking-the-football” type life, he always gets it done. And usually in an inimitable style!

Selina M

  on October 13, 2017 :

I like Adelina Amoutera from the young elites very much. The description is awesome. The difference between light and darkness is very cool. And Ellysetta of course. But there are so many books and their protagonists, who are incredible.

Mary Sanchez

  on October 13, 2017 :

Sooo many! But right now, I’m thinking that in my next life I wanna be Cat Crawfield. Jeaniene Frost’s heroine from the Night Huntress series. She’s strong, smart, and a total badass. Tomorrow, I might say Eve Dallas or Jane Yellowrock. Oooh, oooh, maybe Charlie Davidson the day after that.


  on October 13, 2017 :

Kaleb Krychek from Nalini Singh’s PSY Changeling series.

He’s character is so complex yet he can love so deep. I’m imagining he reallydo exists somewhere in Moscow and maybe one day gonna find something on my mailbox that says


FRom Russia with Love


See. I’m pathetic. *_*


  on October 13, 2017 :

Ellysetta! I love that even though she was scared of herself (magic) she was able to grow into who she was meant to be for herself, her family, and her people.

Janie McGaugh

  on October 12, 2017 :

I have so many favorite protagonists. One that hasn’t been mentioned is Mercy Thompson. I love that she cares about people and is always willing to put herself out there to help them.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Ellie…she grows so much and changes but also stays true to herself. Plus she is super fiercely protective of her loved ones.

Kat T.

  on October 12, 2017 :

Kvothe from The Name of the Wind. He’s just so competent and flawed.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Hmm hard one. There’s so many good ones. Emma from jane austen. Because she doesn’t give up.


  on October 12, 2017 :

It is not from a romance book, but I would have to say Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. I loved her innocence and how she tried to make sense of the happenings around her.

Robin K Bagley

  on October 12, 2017 :

Tough question… there are a lot of great characters out there! I’d say right now one of my favorite protagonists is Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, from When Beauty Tamed the Beast. I like that he’s a bit of an ornery character, instead of a super suave one.

anglia tate

  on October 12, 2017 :

Archeron’s brother Stynxx from the Dark Hunter series

Bridget Clark

  on October 12, 2017 :

Styxx from the Dark Hunter series. He is a good reminder that we never really know the whole story until we walked a mile in that character’ mind. Plus there is something inspiring in a character that is willing to truely forgive and start fresh.

Danielle Schick

  on October 12, 2017 :

Karou from daughter of Smoke and Bone, she’s just cool and funny

Natalia Jaramillo

  on October 12, 2017 :

For me it’s Ella from Ella enchanted. She was a smart and strong young woman. Love the whole book.

Tiffany M

  on October 12, 2017 :

Sarah Crew – I would have liked to be her friend. I imagined her as a real life Cinderella, and her kindness and attitude were put to the test.

Shana Murray

  on October 12, 2017 :

It would have to be both Ellysetta and Rain. Ellysetta because of her curiosity and acceptance and how she fights through the fear of magics that she learned growing up to fall for Rain and become his Queen. Rain for his indomitable spirit and how he learns that while his past may hold painful memories and actions, that he can learn from them and that they do not define him.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Elizabeth Bennett- she changed


  on October 12, 2017 :

I love Jo from the book called Down London Road. She is such a giving character and people constantly think the worst of her but she takes it. Such a strong woman with lots of sass