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


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) (well, it says you can get an email when avail)
Amazon (kindle) (hardcover) (ebook) (hardcover) (ebook)
The Book Depository


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Where to find Cheryl Rainfield:


I love this cover! It's a very powerful image and seems like it's perfectly fitting to the book. And the author, Cheryl Rainfield, never ceases to amaze me with how much of herself and her experiences she puts into her books. 


  1. Wow this book sounds powerful! I'll check it out and maybe add it to my list.

  2. Aw, thank you, Jen! (smiling at you) I really appreciate your kind comments. So glad you like the cover of STAINED! I really love it, too; I think it tells the reader immediately what the book is about, just like SCARS did. :)

    Wall-to-Wall Books, so glad you think STAINED sounds powerful and that you'll check it out! (smiling)


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