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C.L. Wilsons unique blend of pulse-pounding action, sweeping epic fantasy, and passionate romance has made her books a favorite read for romance and fantasy readers alike. Praised for exceptional worldbuilding and lyric prose, her critically acclaimed novels have regularly appeared on bestseller lists including the USA Today, the New York Times, and Publishers Weekly.

C.Ls novels have won numerous industry and reader-selected awards including, LifetimeTV.coms Best Paranormal debut of 2007, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, two National Readers Choice awards, the Colorado Award of Excellence, and the Holt Medallion. Ms. Wilson is the honored recipient of the PEARL award from Paranormal Romance as the best new author of 2007, and winner of

I was asked by author, Gail Martin, to participate in the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign discussing mental illness. I told her I would, but as usual, I’ve been procrastinating. I pretty sure I’ve been procrastinating because the story I have to tell is my own, and therefore, more than a little painful, and one that I have no doubt I will regret posting, but in the hopes that even one of these campa...

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Lord of the Fading Lands Lady of Light and Shadows King of Sword and Sky Queen of Song and Souls Crown of Crystal Flame
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Lord of the Fading Lands (Romance)
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Description: Long ago, in the magical holocaust known as the Mage Wars, the immortal Fey and their allies fought to defeat the grasping evil of the Elden Mages and their dark-gifted supporters. During those wars, in a fit of grief-induced madness caused by the death of his mate, Fey shapeshifter Rain Tairen Soul nearly destroyed the world in a blaze of tairen fire. Now, a thousand years later, the fierce Fey king must fight to save his race from the brink of extinction and once again stop the evil rising in the homeland of his enemies, the Eld. The key to his success lies in the mortal city of Celieria, where the Mage Wars began, and with a young woman whose soul sings to him in ways no woman’s ever has, whose presence reawakens the primal fury of the tairen within his soul, and whose vast, untapped power can either save or destroy him and his people.
Lady of Light and Shadows (Romance)
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Description: Since her earliest memories, Ellysetta Baristani has feared magic, even as she has been inexorably drawn to all things Fey, especially the poetry and legends of Rain Tairen Soul. Now claimed as Rain’s truemate and no longer able to deny her own magic, Ellysetta is swept into the very center of a struggle filled with the magic and darkness she has always feared. The High Mage of Eld wants to capture her. The most murderous dahl’reisen who ever lived wants her dead. And her enemies will corrupt even the people she loves most in their quest to claim her magic for themselves.

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Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
"This was an epic read for me.

I truly recommend this book to those who love fantasy, romance and action.

Lord of the Fading Lands is not such a surprise to me. I mean, I knew I would love this because I loved C.L. Wilson's Winter King. I am usually..." Read more of this review »
The Winter King by C.L. Wilson
"I won an advanced copy of this book from the author's blog and started reading it as soon as it arrived. I have been waiting for more work from Wilson and this book did NOT disappoint. I completely LOVED this book and ended up devouring it in 2 da..." Read more of this review »
The Winter King by C.L. Wilson
C.L. Wilson is just incomparable. Her writing style is so vivid you could almost see the scenery, hear the battles, feel the coldness of the terrain and the warmth of the characters.

I've been in a rut and was craving for an epic fantasy romance b..." Read more of this review »
Crown of Crystal Flame by C.L. Wilson
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“My beloved is the sun
And I am the earth that thrives only in her warmth. My beloved is the rain
And I am the grass that thirsts for her quenching kiss. My beloved is the wind
And I am the wings that soar when she fills me with her gentle strength.
My beloved is the rock
Upon which rests the happiness of all my days.
—The Elements of Love, a poem by Aileron v'En Kavali of the Fey”
C.L. Wilson, Lord of the Fading Lands

“Ver reisa ku'chae. Kem surah, shei'tani. (Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.)”
C.L. Wilson, Lord of the Fading Lands

“He held up his index finger. "Rule one: in any dispute between mates, the
male is always to blame, even when he is clearly blameless. Rule two"—his middle finger joined the
first—"whenever in doubt, refer to rule one.”
C.L. Wilson, Lord of the Fading Lands


Series read to start in December, 2011. We will alternate the next book in the series with our other series read. So book #2 in this series will be read in February, April, etc.

Vote for the series you really want to read and I will re-post another poll with the top two or three contenders.

  13 votes, 31.7%

Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson
Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul, #1) by C.L. Wilson Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul, #2) by C.L. Wilson King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, #4) by C.L. Wilson Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5) by C.L. Wilson

  7 votes, 17.1%

Bedwyn Family series, by Mary Balogh
Slightly Married (Bedwyn Family Series) by Mary Balogh Slightly Wicked (Slightly series #2) by Mary Balogh Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga, #4) by Mary Balogh Slightly Sinful (Slightly, #5) by Mary Balogh Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
  7 votes, 17.1%

The Hatheways series, by Lisa Kleypas
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Married By Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
  7 votes, 17.1%

Boscastle series , by Jillian Hunter
The Seduction of an English Scoundrel (Boscastle, #1) by Jillian Hunter The Love Affair of an English Lord (Boscastle, #2) by Jillian Hunter The Wedding Night of an English Rogue (Boscastle, #3) by Jillian Hunter The Wicked Games of a Gentleman (Boscastle, #4) by Jillian Hunter The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (Boscastle, #5) by Jillian Hunter The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke (Boscastle, #6) by Jillian Hunter
  4 votes, 9.8%

Wallflower series, by Lisa Kleypas
Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
  2 votes, 4.9%

Bridgerton series, Julia Quinn
The Duke And I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3) by Julia Quinn Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) by Julia Quinn To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5) by Julia Quinn When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons, #6) by Julia Quinn It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn
  1 vote, 2.4%


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ChattyKat Thanks for the friendship... can't wait to read your new book! :)

Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) thanks for the friend vite. =D

Savannah C.L,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Christiana Thank you for accepting my friendship request! ...and thank you so much for your wonderful Tairen Soul series. I love your books!! :-)

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, C.l! :)

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