Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Stained by Cheryl Rainfield

Book Description:  In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that—or succumb to a killer.

Tag Line:  Sometimes you have to be your own hero.
Release Date:  Nov 19, 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From the author:  Like I did with SCARS and HUNTED, I drew on some of my own experiences of bullying, abuse, and trauma to write STAINED and to give it greater emotional depth. Like Sarah in STAINED, I experienced abduction, imprisonment, periods of forced starvation, mind control, and having my life threatened. And like Sarah, I tried hard to fight against my abuser, keep my own sense of self, and escape. I hope readers will see Sarah's strength and courage, and appreciate her emotional growth as she reclaims herself.

Available For Pre-Order on:
Amazon (hardcover): http://www.amazon.com/Stained-Cheryl-Rainfield/dp/0547942087 (well, it says you can get an email when avail)

Books a Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780547942087?AID=42121&PID=520726

About Me

I love to read. Books nurture me, helped me survive the abuse I endured as a child and teen. I also love to write. I write fantasy books and edgy, realistic fiction for teens.

My fantasy books often hold hope that I need, and feel others might need, too, while my realistic fiction is gritty, intense, and emotional. All of my books have fragments of the abuse I experienced. I write about some of the harsh things teens go through...things that I think shouldn't be hidden. But I also write about healing, hope, and love, and finding courage and strength.
Other books by Cheryl Rainfield:

Stained: Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself. 
Parallel Visions: Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack.
Hunted: Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power is illegal. Monica Hughes Award finalist
Scars: Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself before it's too late. GG Literary Award Finalist, YALSA's Top 10 Quick Picks. 


  1. Wow this one sounds like it will be so good!! great cover too!

  2. Ellen, thank you so much for taking part in the STAINED cover reveal; I so appreciate it!

    Kindlemom, so glad you think STAINED sounds good, and that you love the cover! (beaming)

    1. Your most welcome. Love the cover!

    2. Thank you, Ellen! (beaming)

  3. Oh wow. This sounds so intense. I've heard great things about Rainfield. Thanks for sharing !

  4. ooh that cover is intriguing, and that synopsis is whoa! thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow! This sounds heart-breaking, but amazing! I LOVE the cover - definitely adding this one to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Becky, so glad you think STAINED looks good! (beaming)

    Andrea, aw, thank you! (smiling at you) I'm glad you've heard good things. And yeah--STAINED is intense, with lots of tension...and a strong girl character. :)

    Shane, so glad you find the cover intriguing! And love that the synopsis got your attention. (smiling)

    Cheles, I'm delighted you love the cover and are putting it on your TBR list; thank you! I really love the cover, too; I think it tells the reader immediately what STAINED is about, just like SCARS did. :)

  7. This author sounds amazing. I have all her books on my wishlist now ;D

  8. I have to have it. I must have it right now. I loved Scars, and I'm going to love this one too, I can tell!

    Rose @ www.thecosydragon.com

  9. Adriana, thank you! That's lovely! (beaming)

    Rose, I'm so glad you loved SCARS, and want to read STAINED! (beaming) IF you want to make sure you don't miss STAINED, you can pre-order it. :)


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