Tuesday, January 29, 2013

STAINED by Author Cheryl Rainfield Cover Reveal

Today's blog post is a first for me, a cover reveal for a friend and author, Cheryl Rainfield. If you missed the interview I had with Cheryl a little while back, check it out here. I have blogged about Cheryl's books SCARS and HUNTED previously. Click the titles to jump to those reviews. I am currently reading Cheryl's most recent release, PARALLEL VISIONS, which will be reviewed shortly afterwards. But, today brings us Cheryl's upcoming book, STAINED, which details the story of a girl who must become her own hero.

Here is the official description:

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

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, kept my own sense of self, and escaped. I hope readers will see Sarah's strength and courage, and appreciate her emotional growth as she reclaims herself.
STAINED is Available For Pre-Order on:

And, without further ado, here is the amazing cover:
As a special treat, Cheryl has put together a powerful book trailer you can check out here:

If you find this as moving as I did, please click the "Watch on YouTube" link to go like, favorite, and comment on this video. Also, if you'd like to add this book to your GoodReads TBR pile, click here.

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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.

If you have questions for Cheryl about this book or any of her other excellent books, please ask them in the comments below. I hope you'll check out STAINED when it releases this November!


  1. Aw, thank you so very much, Don! (smiling at you) What a lovely post! I so appreciate your support of my books, and I'm glad they move you. And thank you for mentioning that people can add Stained to their GoodReads TBR pile, too; what a great idea!