Waiting On Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

The Winter King
by C.L. Wilson 
Fantasy Romance
Paperback, 594 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2014
By Avon

Wynter Atrialan, the Winter King, once lived in peace with his southern, Summerlander neighbors, but when the prince of Summerlea steals Wynter’s bride and murders his young brother, Wynter calls upon a dangerous Wintercraig magic called the Ice Heart and marches against Summerlea.

After three bitter years of battle, a victorious Wynter arrives at Summerlea’s royal palace to issue his terms of surrender. The prince of Summerlea stole Wynter’s bride and slew Wynter’s Heir. He wants the loss replaced. The Ice Heart is consuming him. Wynter hopes holding his own child in his arms will rekindle the warmth in his heart before he becomes the monster of Wintercraig legend, the Ice King.

The Summer King has three very precious daughters whom he loves dearly. Wynter will take one of them to wife. She will have one year to provide him with an Heir. If she fails, he will send her to face the mercy of the mountains and claim another princess for his wife. And so it will continue until Wynter has his Heir or the Summer King is out of daughters.

The plan is perfect—except for one small detail. The Summer King has a fourth daughter. One of whom he is not so fond. And she is a fiercely passionate creature, with a temper as volatile as the forces of her weathergift, the power of storms.

Why so excited for The Winter King? Back before I started blogging about books, if you were to come up to me say a bookstore (no, I don't work in one - WAY too dangerous) looking for something to bridge the gap between high fantasy and the epic feeling romance that you often get in a historical, yet love paranormal too, I would have handed you a boatload of C.L. Wilson's books. I absolutely fell in love with her Tairen Soul series.

If you've spent any time on my blog you know I love an epic romance, yet, I also love awesome settings and epic feeling places, and even paranormal. C.L. Wilson was one of the few early writer that I discovered was able to bridge the gap of all three, and manage to included the best aspects of what I loved in each genre. Sensuous romance, world-building, battles of good vs. evil, creatures, magic. All in this amazing pocket book. *Sweet Sigh* So Yes, I cannot wait to get my hands the first book from C.L. Wilson's new series. And I can't wait to escape to her world and meet Wynter and his bride!