THE SEA KING Release Countdown T -8 Days


Only 8 — count them! EIGHT!! That’s the circle that turns round upon itself! Turn it on its side and it’s the symbol for infinity! — more days until THE SEA KING!!  It’s getting close now!!

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 the current day’s blog comment section to be entered to win.  (For sweepstakes rules and eligibility, click here.)

The Current Drawing

From now until 10am, Tuesday, October 24th, stop by the C.L. Wilson blog to answer the Question of the Day (QoD) to be entered to win one of the current drawing’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.

The Current Drawing’s Prizes

On Tuesday, October 24th, 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 MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCI-FI ROMANCE, the short story anthology featuring C.L. Wilson’s, The Noah (one winner 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)
  • An Ellysetta-Azreisa 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

Name one of your favorite scenes from any book.  What about that scene makes it so memorable?  


C.L. Wilson

  on October 24, 2017 :

comments now closed. Be sure to comment on today’s blog for your chance to win in the next SEA KING Release Countdown drawing!

Sarah Hall

  on October 24, 2017 :

In “The Seduction of the Crimson Rose” by Lauren Willig, when the theater needs to be cleared in a quick, yet non-panic inducing fashion, Letty stands on her seat and announces to the entire audience that the Prince Regent is having tea on the front lawn & everyone is invited.

It was so memorable because not only was she was funny, quick-witted, and vastly intelligent; but her husband was so proud of her and her brilliance. . . and her wasn’t afraid to tell her so.

Kim Ann H.

  on October 24, 2017 :

The most memorable scene in a book was when I was a teen and read Amintyville Horror. Where George is sickened by the evil and while in the living room is bitten by a stone statue Dragon. The scene is intense and emotional. As any scene that intense…whether in passion, sadness, or one that frightens, if they are written well and calls your emotions to play, you will remember it.

Lori Sang

  on October 23, 2017 :

The epilogue to Scarlett Edwards’s Landon because that’s where you find out the big twist that changes everything you thought you knew about the story you just read.

Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

  on October 23, 2017 :

I loved the scene in Fire by Kristin Cashore when Fire and Brogan mert in the stables by chance and they have a conversation. The conversation is open and friendly and honestly. I loved this scene because the pair were so comfortable with each other, which was clearly showing their growing trust and admiration for each other. Cashore is SO good at writing subtle and sweeping romances, and relationships full of depth. I adore that book!

Thank you!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Amy Grandy

  on October 23, 2017 :

My favorite scene is in Lady of Light and Shadows where Ellysetta reveals/discovers the Tairen inside her for the first time. The description of her transformation is so detailed and descriptive it’s so easy to see her in my mind. And Rain’s reaction to his Tairen recognizing hers is breathtaking. And the court’s reaction to seeing the transformed Ellysetta outside the temple is hilarious as well as satisfying seeing them put in their place. A testament to Cheryl’s talent as a writer!

Robin K Bagley

  on October 23, 2017 :

Since a previous question made me remember the book, I will mention a favorite scene from A Wrinkle in Time, when Meg forgives her father for leaving behind her brother. That entire part of the story, where she is being cared for by “Aunt Beast” is actually one of the most memorable scenes for me!

Deanna nagle

  on October 23, 2017 :

One of my favorite scenes is from lover unbound and it’s when viscous

Amanda Warner

  on October 23, 2017 :

When Ellie takes her first flight in tairen form!