Becoming - Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy Book One- a young adult fantasy romance novel by Raine Thomas

The interest in my debut novel, Becoming, has completely blown me away. I feel I owe much of that to the amazing cover designed by Devan Edwards at Nimbi Design, who truly brought my written words to life. Any writer out there knows what an emotional moment it is to see that first finished cover.


But that cover design has done more than simply make my world a whole lot brighter. It’s made my Facebook and Twitter friends deeply curious.

“Who’s that girl on the cover?” I’ve heard. “Why does she have those designs around her eyes?” another friend wanted to know. “What a compelling image! Makes me want to read the book,” many others have said.

These questions and comments tell me that Devan really knocked it out of the park. So, thank you, Devan, and thanks to everyone for your interest! Now, for the book description you’ve all been waiting for…I hope it does the cover justice!


Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy Book One


Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.

Join the Daughters of Saraqael as they discover their other halves…their Estilorian halves. The journey begins with Becoming, now available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords, coming soon to all other digital platforms.