Monday, April 30, 2012

Defy Blog Tour: Promotional Post + Giveaway Deets


Raine Thomas!
Brief Bio

Raine Thomas is the author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the upcoming Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

And her up-and-coming novel:

Firstborn series #1
The Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death.

Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life.

Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his.

As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate.


The Writing Cave(s) of Raine Thomas

The first of my writing “caves” is my office. It’s the tech loft on the second floor of my home. Complete with two large, flat-panel monitors and the ability to hook my laptop up to the display, I often feel like the commander of a starship when I’m sitting here!

My second favorite writing spot is on my La-Z-Boy sofa. I can recline here with my laptop and not feel so removed from my family. Typically, I sit here while working on all of my author tasks, and reserve the office for when I’m doing my book writing.

 There are several things I like to keep handy while writing: a glass of ice water, my character naming sourcebook, and some form of music. It’s also important that I’m comfortable so that I can focus, so I wear my favorite casual clothes and keep the temperature reasonable. Once these needs are met, I’m off and writing!


~~Giveaway Details~~

Thomas' having a grand prize giveaway for the duration of this tour. You can stand a chance to win

  • Signed paperback of Defy

  • Signed Paperback of Becoming

  • Signed Paperback of Central

  • Signed Paperback of Foretold

  • Custom Defy Hair Decoration valued at $100

  • Swag!

  • Awesome, huh! Haha, the only mandatory requirements are that you follow Thomas on Goodreads, and you tweet this giveaway. Open to US only! Open for 12 days only; Hurry and enter below!

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    1. Thanks so much for being a part of the DEFY launch tour!

      1. Thanks and welcome, Raine! I LOVE that hair decoration! Did you make it?

    2. The prizes look awesome! I am so excited to read this book!

      1. It does!! And so glad you are! I've only read the starting, but it sounds like it has lots of potential. :D

    3. I hit enter before I entered my name that I stared following your blot. Its Amanda Collins. I'm really sorry. And I hope I don't get disqualified

      1. No, no, it's fine. Don't worry about it. :) Thanks for following, Amanda!

    4. The writing space is very well organized. :D Perfect for writing.


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