February 24, 2020

It’s ELDER’s Launch Day!

Today is Elder‘s official book birthday! *tosses confetti* *pops the champagne cork*

First and foremost, I’ll let you know that the book is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and will soon be available at Kobo. To purchase Elder on Amazon, click here. To purchase it on Barnes & Noble, click here. I can’t wait to hear what you think once you’ve had a chance to read it!

It’s hard to believe that the second Estilorian trilogy is coming to an end. After six books and a short story, I’ve grown so attached to these characters and their world. I won’t say this is the absolute end for the Estilorian series, but I will be moving on to other projects in 2013. So this is a bittersweet moment for me, I must admit!

With this being such a momentous book release, it deserves much fanfare and attention. Although I couldn’t get a host of swoon-worthy male models to pose for an Estilorian-inspired pic we could all drool over, I do have some amazing prizes to give away at the end of the Elder launch tour. Be sure to enter (Rafflecopter form below). I’d love for one of my fans to win!

I’d like to take a moment to thank these truly awesome authors and bloggers for participating in the tour. Please drop by their blogs and help support the Estilorians–you might win the giveaway in the process!

December 27th

Dream Reads

Jess’s Book Blog

Sarah’s Books & Life Blog

The Bibliophile’s Corner

December 28th

Finding Bliss

Step Into Fiction

Support Indie Authors

TeamNerd Reviews

December 29th

A Diary of a Book Addict

Every Free Chance Book Reviews

I Read Indie Blog

December 30th

Reading Fiction for Life

Suzy Turner

December 31st

Kissed by Ink

The Book Hookup

January 1st

Bethany Lopez

I Heart YA Books

 January 2nd

Kate’s Tales of Books & Bands

Writing Stuff & Nonsense

January 3rd

Book Briefs

Leisure Reads

Like a Bump on a Blog

 January 4th

Ed and Em’s Reviews

Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street

 January 5th

Lover of Paranormal

Mr. Book Wonder

Nori’s Closet

January 6th

Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile

Indie Writers’ Review

Today also happens to be my nephew and godson, Nathan’s, birthday. Since Elder is dedicated to him, he helped me decide on the launch date. Let’s all toast him and Sarah Evans from Sarah’s Books and Life Blog, who happen to share the same birthday!

I’ll leave you with the Elder trailer, created by the extremely talented Matt Landis of Flatline Films, and the giveaway entry form, along with my most heartfelt thanks for all of the support you’ve shown the Estilorians since their initial release. I have the best fans in the world!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Brooke says:

    Just finish reading Elder! It’s 3:30 in the morning, but I did it! I have to say it was an amazing end to this series and I’m so happy with the ending! I will truly miss this wonderful series but I look forward to what Raine has in store. Congratulations on wonderful series, that has been one of my favorites to read and to wait for. Can’t wait for your next book!

    • Raine Thomas says:

      Wow…that’s just awesome to hear, Brooke! Thanks so much for reading Elder and taking the time to let me know what you thought. So very glad you enjoyed it!!

  2. Brooke says:

    Forgot to mention, Happy Birthday to Nathan!

  3. Henrietta says:

    Happy Book Birthday, and Happy Birthday to Nathan :)

  4. Oh, Happy Day! Congratulations! :)

  5. Alisa Ali says:

    Raine, I loved it. It was an amazing story to end the best of stories. Looking forward to other works from you.
    (PS: I’m also going to keep monitoring based on your comment above that this may not be the absolute end for the Estilorian series… :)

  6. Ain’t read ‘Elder’ yet,but I know it’s Awesomesauce.

  7. Congrats! Happy sales!

  8. Louzel del Castillo says:

    I’ve read all of the books in the Saraquel’s Daughters series but i haven’t been able to find any books from the Firstborn series in any of my local bookstores :( . I loved Saraquel’s Daughters series, hoping I win so I can read the others.

    But congratz! and I’m hoping that I can read more of your books in the future :D

  9. Jenny says:

    That’s it you deserve an award for THE best author of the millennium…and notice how i say “the” because you are exactly that and Oh my goodness the ending ..sooooo AMAZING!! And yes i DID stay all night up just to finish this too good for words book….its going to be so hard to say goodbye i just HOPE and PRAY that you’ll make more in the near future cause i just can’t let go and one more thing KEEP WRITING!!!!!

    • Raine Thomas says:

      Yay, Jenny!!! Well, you certainly just made my whole weekend with your awesome comments. :D Thanks so much for checking out Elder and letting me know what you think!!

  10. Raine!

    So happy that I was able to take part of this blog tour. Loved Elder and I totally geeked out when I saw that I was quoted in the book trailer. That was quite the surprise (honored). Can’t wait to see what books you have planned for us next. Though, it will be tough to say goodbye to the Estilorian world. Not gonna lie. But knowing you, I know there will be swoonworthy male leads ahead for us to read about, or at least I hope so, haha. Love your writing :)

    • Raine Thomas says:

      It wouldn’t have been the same without you, Jennifer! You’ve been a part of the Estilorians from book one. So glad you were available to help launch Elder! :)