July 22, 2019

Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy Optioned by Back Fence Productions… Next Stop, Hollywood!

Hollywood or Bust!

Three years ago, I finalized the edits on what would become the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy. Having lost my job in December of 2008, I’d found myself with time on my hands and a number of stories in my head. The first complete book I wrote during that period of unemployment will likely never see the light of day. The next three books, however, launched my career as an author.

Since I first published the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy in July of 2011, two of my Estilorian books, Becoming and Defy, have won awards. My books have hit multiple bestseller lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, including breaking the Amazon Top 100. I’ve published a follow-up Estilorian trilogy (the Firstborn Trilogy) and two New Adult Contemporary Romances, For Everly and Meant for Her. My next release, coming in February, 2014, is a New Adult Paranormal Sci-Fi Romance titled Return of the Ascendant.

I say all of this to encourage other writers not to give up. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve great things!

I’ve loved writing all of these different characters and genres, but the Daughters of Saraqael will always hold a special place in my heart. That’s why I’m particularly excited (okay, giddy!) to announce that the trilogy has been optioned by multiple award-winning producer, Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions. Mr. Chenowith has film credits that include work with Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Alec Baldwin, Dan Ackroyd, Christopher Walken, Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina and James Denton, among others. His films have won 11 Best Picture Awards and 29 total awards. I know the Daughters are in great hands!

To celebrate the Daughters of Saraqael taking their first huge step on the path to Hollywood and the big screen, I’m hosting a giveaway. Here’s what you could win:

~ Signed paperbacks of the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy

~ Three bracelets inspired by the books

~ One $10 Amazon gift card


Pay special attention to that last one. There will be a seventh book in the Estilorian series releasing in 2014. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the books, now’s the time to get started! The first book in the series, Becoming, is on sale for just 99-cents until December 27th. If you want to read the entire trilogy at once, the three-book bundle is only $4.99 during that time. Find out why the Estilorians have been such a big hit with thousands of readers, and please help me celebrate the big news!

Take Advantage of the Big Book Sale!!!



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  1. Andrea says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway I love your books I’ve read the first 2 in the series. :) I’ve enjoyed them. Just need book 3

  2. Aydrea says:

    All of the prizes are awesome, so excited the series is being optioned!!! I have read all the books & LOVE them :)

  3. Janice says:

    I couldn’t be happier for you, Raine. You’re an inspiration to your readers and other writers. I have butterflies in my belly for you lol.

  4. L. M. Davis says:

    What amazing news! Congratulations!

  5. Nicola says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks

  6. Bayan says:

    I’m a big fan of the books! This is amazing, congratulations!

  7. Demitra says:

    Amazing news! Congratulations!!!

    Who wouldn’t want to win? it is amazing giveaway.

  8. Brooke says:

    Congratulations Raine!!! I have read all your books and just absolutely love them, especially Defy! Tate and Sparky are my favorite characters in both the series. Now I can’t wait to see these movies!!! I will be the first in line!!!

  9. Alicia M. says:

    CONGRATS Raine!!!! I have a collection of signed books and SWAG. The Daughters of Saraqael would make a nice addition to my display. I’ve read the entire Daughters of Saraqael series and LOVED them all! I can’t wait to see the movie and what’s to come.

  10. Millie says:

    Love this series. Read it a while back.

  11. Tiffany Nickerson McQuade says:

    I’m addicted to books! I love to read! I always looking for New exciting adventures. Would love the permit to add these books to my ever growing library!

  12. Stella says:

    I’m so happy to hear about the movies, congrats Raine!! First time I read the books, because I’ve read them a few times :) I absolutely loved them, it’s a great story, with wonderful characters & it’s written so well, I was completely enthralled. I remember reading them thinking how great a movie would be!

    This is such a fantastic give away! To have my name in the next novel… I can’t even find the words to describe how exciting that would be! And signed paperbacks… would go fantastic with the rest of my collection of collectibles, all that’d be missing then would be Estilorian action figures which I could proudly display alongside the rest of the greats :)

  13. Cynthia Sanchez says:

    I’m Sooo unbelievably excited that my favorite book series is becoming a film!!!
    I seriously have read all seven of the Estilorian novels at least 5 times each; all during nursing school when I should have been studying I might add lol. I could never put them down :-) .

    I would absolutely love to win this give-away, not just because my name in one of the books would probably be the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me (and I would completely flip-out), but because I would love to have the actual novels to add to my collection especially signed copies! (I currently have them all on my kindle).

    If I won it would be amazing, however even if I don’t, I still think you and your novels are amazing and can’t wait to read (and watch) more of my favorite characters in the future. Keep up the awesome work! <3

  14. Shirley. Williamson says:

    Congratulations! I have not read your books yet. Just oneclicked the trilogy and am looking forward to reading them!!I would love to win! :)

  15. Sommer says:

    I am so excited about these books “Becoming” movies! I have been a fan since the first Daughters books came out. I don’t normally re-read a series once I’m done, but I have read all 6 books more that once. Love them all! Thanks, Raine for the great books!

  16. Kendall McCubbin says:

    I’d like to win because I’ve heard quite a lot about the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy, but I haven’t actually read them yet! I guess I’m going to have to move the closer to the top on my TBR list lol!

    Thank you for the giveaway :)