C.L. Wilson

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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

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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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"This was an epic read for me.

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

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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


What should our April 2019 pick be? Our theme is Royalty.

The Raven Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt (Historical Romance)
  23 votes 26.1%

My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand (Historical Fiction)
  22 votes 25.0%

The Winter King - C.L. Wilson (High Fantasy) (write-in)
  18 votes 20.5%

Butterfly Swords - Jeannie Lin (Historical Romance)
  12 votes 13.6%

The Princess Affair - Nell Stark (Contemporary Romance)
  10 votes 11.4%

Isabel the Fair - Margaret Campbell Barnes (Historical Fiction)
  3 votes 3.4%

88 total votes

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Janice Is The Jaguar King really not to be published until Dec of 2030?..Wow.

Janice Loving The Winter King. Also found you on Tweeter. Have a great day.

Janice Found several of your books in a used bookstore today...now, I can start at the first books in your series. Have a great day.

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

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