A new home for Blackstone~

Well, the news is out and I can finally open my mouth about it.  I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks and the wait has been killing me, but now I can break the silence.  I am thrilled to share with you that The Blackstone Affair has found a new home with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and has been welcomed by the same house that publishes the likes of Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and Vince Flynn!!!  Needless to say, I am grinning like a Cheshire cat since I’ve received the offer and I couldn’t be happier to be working with Atria Books and am in utter awe of my superhero agent, Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.  Wow and a head shake is all I have to say about that.

Here is the link to the press release that Publisher’s Weekly put out in an exclusive on December 17, 2012.  A very nice early Christmas present I would say.

So what does that mean for my series?  Well, it means that The Blackstone Affair Parts 1 – 3, are no longer indie/self-published, and it means the books will be in bookstores, in actual print that you can hold in your hand!!!  *somebody’s pretty excited about this little bit*

Naked and All In are already up under the Atria imprint and Eyes Wide Open is still to come of course, as I am working hard to finish the manuscript in the time frame I’ve set for the book.  Having a publisher also means that the book will be available for pre-ordering when the time comes and you won’t have to worry about “when” once Atria announces that date.  *Please don’t shoot the messenger…I just write the books now, not publish them*  That was a joke and I hope you’re smiling.

I think this calls for a little celebration.  *pouring some Blackstone Malbec and tipping my glass to Ethan and Brynne*

xxoo Raine

Comments

  1. Congrats!!! Not surprized that you were noticed, they are excellent books!!

  2. Congratulations!

  3. When is the 3rd book coming out I am so excited for you!

  4. Congratulations! This series has been one of my favorite this year…I think the series is just as good, if not better, than 50 shades.

  5. Super excited for you babe!!!!

  6. So excited for you Raine, and know that you will, one day, have a reputation as grand as Barbara Cartland! I am raising a glass to you now! Congrats!!

    • Ha ha, Sharon. That is very sweet, but I highly doubt it. Barbara Cartland wrote over 700 books in her lifetime. Seven Hundred. Try to wrap your head around that one! Thank you for the message, my dear.

  7. I’m so excited for you!! I’ve told all my friends to read this series and we all can’t wait for the next installment!! Happy Holidays!!

  8. Congratulations! Looking forward to Book #3. It is on my “save for Hawaii” list for the holiday break.

  9. Congratulations! You deserve it. Your writing is wonderful and it was only a matter of time before publishers noticed. Your reading fans sure did.

    Can’t wait to read Eyes wide open.

    Laura

  10. Congrats again Raine. You deserve the success.

    Kirsten

    Sent from my iPhone

  11. Congratulation, Raine! Fabulous news!

  12. Congrats Raine! I just hope that it doesn’t mean we’ll have to wait longer for Eyes Wide Open to be published. I must admit I’m a little sad that
    you’re not self publishing the books–seems publishers like to control the publishing dates and stretch it out for as long as possible, to build excitement and torture readers! That’s what has happened to a lot of the series I like to read (i.e., Sylvia Day’s Bared To You Series, Lisa Renee Jones’ If I Were You Series, etc) and the price usually goes up.

    Those two things were what partially made me excited about your books. . . of course the great plot, characters and writing were number one! I realize you’ve got to feed your family and you can’t live on only the adoring praise of your fans forever– this is your career after all. Hopefully, you’ll forgive my selfishness, I know that this is a good thing for you . . . I’m just anxiously awaiting my next fix, Eyes Wide Open, and suffering from withdrawl symptoms. 😉

    • I hear you, Sophie, and trust me, I’ve struggled with the decision to give up my indie author status. The offer was something I could not pass on however, and was a career-maker for me–it has made it possible for me to achieve my dream of quitting the day job and writing full time. That means more books I can write and get out to readers. I don’t think the delay in getting Book 3 out will be too horribly long though. Keep the faith. Ethan is on his way.

      xxoo Raine

  13. Congrats Raine!!! You definitely deserve it!!! 🙂

  14. Congratulations! That is fabulous news. You are a fantastic writer and deserve it. I love the Blackstone series so far and looking forward to the conclusion of the series. 🙂

  15. Congratulations! You deserve it, you are a superb writer 🙂

  16. Congratulations Raine, well deserved

  17. Syked for you…. Congrats on your accomplishment.

  18. Ginger Pennington says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read Eyes Wide Open when you finish it and am spreading the word daily.

  19. So happy for you! Just fabulous. Congratulations! I love your books.

  20. That is great news. Congratulations!!!!! Now anyone that is still not up to date with technology will get to read it. Awesome!!!!

  21. Congratulations! This sounds like really good news. 🙂
    It can be released next week or a year from now – as long as you are happy with the way the story for Ethan and Brynne turns out and feel that it is ready to be released – I will be patiently waiting to read it. 🙂

  22. Sooo excited for you!! I’ll keep spreading the word about your awesome book!! So does mean we have to wait till spring for the third book;( it will be painful but worth it!! Congratulations!!!

  23. Congrats Raine….its great to see you getting the recognition you deserve!

  24. Way to go Raine my good friend. You are finally there:) looking forward to more:)

  25. Can’t to buy the actual books, love the series. Can’t wait for book 2

  26. Have your “man of affairs” ck to see if Gandy candy is available for the cover. I bet if you mentioned along with a letter to him how he was your muse and inspiration he might do it. One never knows!

  27. Martha Baltazar says:

    Congrats Raine….very well deserved. Can hardly wait for book #3. Happy Holidays to your and your family.

  28. CONGRATULATIONS! Will the books still be available on Kindle?;

  29. Sherry Pryor says:

    This is awesome! You so deserve this. I cannot wait to see these in print 🙂 have a great holiday season. Anxiously awaiting book 3. *hugs*

  30. Linda Freedland says:

    Congratulations. I love your Blackstone series. I have read them on my Kindle but I can imagine how excited you are to know they will be available in bookstores. I am in the midst of writing my first adult contemporary romance and am nowhere ready for publication but hopefully I will get there. Happy Holidays.

  31. Carole Cohen says:

    Congrats. So happy for you. Much deserved.

  32. Laundry Lady says:

    So happy for you.! Complete admiration for your talent and tenacity.

  33. Congrats, Raine. I am so excited for you. I love this series and am looking forward to Eyes Wide Open. When will this book go on sales or will your new publisher decide the timeline? I hope it won’t be another year. I am impatiencely waiting for this book. 🙂

  34. Congrats Raine! This is good new for you, and early Christmas present Whoo! Girl, nice going. I loved the Blackstone Series cant wait for the next book! Congrats again You Go Girl!!!!

  35. The third will be out in Nook too, right? By the way, i started reading Naked recently and I’m loving it! I love to picture Constantine Maroulis as Ethan with a Jekylll & Hyde split persona. Mmmm! Ive been squeeing a lot reading!

  36. So sorry Amy, but the part of Ethan will be offered to David Gandy first. Those eyes!!!!!!! But you are always welcome to picture who ever your Ethan is. LOL

  37. Raine, Congrats! How amazing for you. I do hope that you will still be going to Boston in March! I am really looking forward to seeing you. I will be excited to have you sign your printed books (I love my growing collection of signed FAVORITE BOOKS! ) Yay!

  38. Congratulations that is so exciting,I can’t wait to buy the actual book. Looking forward to book 3. Keep up the great work.

  39. Whoo girl what an accomplishment, congratulations! I just started reading your books All In & Naked (I must add about 6x each) and I can’t wait for Ethan, heck I’m dying for him…lol. Eva, move out of the way, I’m his American girl. (Do you have other books in the same dynamics as these two). Love you girl. Happy Holidays

  40. I can’t hardly wait for eyes wide open I love love love the blackstone affair books thank you for your fabulous writing congratulations on your success! Now we can look forward to more series from you YAY!!!

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