Monday, November 6, 2017

The Sea King by C. L. Wilson

The Sea King
Weather Mages of Mystral
Book Two
C. L. Wilson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Date of Publication: 10/31/2017

ISBN: 9780062018984
ASIN: 0062018981

Number of pages: 608

Tagline: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral

Book Description:

He wasn’t supposed to choose her…

Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.

She didn't dare wed him...

A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate’s gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control—until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.

Until evil threatens everything they hold dear…

When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys begins a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer’s formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love.

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You can get off
me now,” she ordered, mimicking Autumn’s haughtiest tone.
He didn’t move.
Instead, he locked his gaze on hers and, with slow deliberation, laid his left
wrist flat against her right.
Summer sucked in
a breath and went rigid be- neath him as a fresh surge of energy shot through
her. Only this time, instead of an electric thunderclap that stunned the
senses, this surge fired up every sen- sual cell in her body. If Dilys hadn’t
been straddling her, she would have wrapped her legs around his waist and
dragged him down atop her. As it was, she burned for him in the worst way. The
way his nostrils flared and his tattoos went bright with a fresh burst of
phosphorescent blue light only fanned the flames of her desire. She wanted to command
him to touch her . . . to kiss her. Her gift of Persuasion flared, bringing the
words and the magic to the tip of her tongue.

About the Author:

C. L. WILSON grew up camping and waterskiing across America, from Cherry Creek reservoir in Denver, CO, to Lake Gaston on the border of Virginia and North Carolina, to Georgia’s Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona. When she wasn’t waterskiing and camping on family vacations, you could usually find her with a book in one hand and a sketch pad in the other—either reading, writing stories, or drawing.

Sometime around the ninth grade, she decided she was better at drawing her pictures with words than paints and charcoals, and she set aside her sketchpad to focus entirely on writing. Wilson is active in Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA), her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.

When not engaged in writerly pursuits, she enjoys golfing, swimming, reading, playing video games with her children, and spending time with her friends and family. She is also an avid collector (her husband says pack rat!), and she’s the proud owner of an extensive collection of Dept. 56 Dickens and North Pole villages, unicorns, Lladro figurines, and mint condition comic books.

Wilson currently resides with her husband, their three wonderful children, and their little black cat, Oreo, in a secluded ranch community less than thirty miles away from the crystalline waters and sugar-sand beaches of Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key on Florida’s gulf coast.


Interview with C. L. Wilson
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
From everywhere.  I’m a very visual, so often I get a scene in my head that plays out like a movie and I go from there.  But sometimes, it’s just a feeling that I want to explore, or a character that showed up in a book that I want to know more about, or even a song playing on the radio. .  I also collect images of gorgeous/interesting landscapes and people, as they often inspire me.

How did you do research for your book?
Since I write fantasy, most of my stuff comes straight out of my head…ie, I write my own research books.  But some of it (how fast a horse and rider can travel in a day, how fast a pre-industrial boat sails, etc) I do research.

Do you have another profession besides writing?
Not anymore.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Oh, that’s a tough one.  I minored in history because I love it, so there are so many interesting places and times I’d love to see.  I want to know what happened to the Anasazi cliff dwellers.  I would like to visit Egypt during the time of the pharaohs.  I’d like to be a fly on the wall in Versailles during the time of the Sun King.  But as great and interesting as the past is, what I’d really love to do is travel to the future, to a time when star travel is commonplace, and then I would journey to the stars and discover all the other beautiful, amazing people and places the universe has to offer.

What is your next project?
I actually have four current WIPS.
  • THE JAGUAR KING, which is the 3rd Mystral book, plus three Fading Lands stories.
  • A Fading Lands novel starring Belliard vel Jelani. I actually started it a few years ago and really want to get back to finish it
  • Fading Lands story(ies) featuring my favorite little Eld girl, Melliandra Maureva, from my Tairen Soul series. I’m not really sure if this project will be a novella, a full length novel, or a series of short stories yet, but I’m working on it and having so much fun
  • And untitled Fading Lands novel featuring the Sief of the Pale (the icy land north of the Feyls). This will either be a novella or a full length book. Not sure yet.  I’m making this my NaNoWriMo project so hope to get it all or mostly written this month.

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