STAINED comes out in paperback today!

STAINED comes out in paperback today! I’m excited and happy. (Grinning) Like I did with SCARS, I drew on some of my own trauma and healing to write STAINED.


In STAINED, Sarah thinks she knows what fear is-until she’s abducted. Now she must find a way to save herself.

Sarah is a strong girl character who grows to recognize her own strength. And just like I had to, Sarah must rescue herself over and over again until she’s finally safe. I know that you can save yourself, too, if you need to. You are stronger than you know.

I’ve been so excited that I had to take another pic with my “Sometimes you have to be your own hero” T-shirt–the tagline from STAINED and a theme in most of my books–and the paperback copy of STAINED in my hand. (Grinning)


My lovely 94-year-old neighbour Nan took the photo, and though you can’t see her, Petal is on the sofa behind me. (Smiling)

If you want one of the special message T-shirts or hoodies you can order at and when there are 20 orders they will print again.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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1 Response to STAINED comes out in paperback today!

  1. Ash says:

    I just read through stained for the first time and it was truly touching. I never quite went through as much trauma as Sarah, but i was raped once when heading home from a party. I wound up pregnant with the rapist’s child. I had a miscarriage after 2 months but the thought of having that horrid man’s child in me was almost too much to bear. I also read scars a few months ago and I felt an even stronger connection with Kendra. I used to self harm, I am a lesbian, and i loved Kendra’s character. You are an inspiring author anf I love all your work. Your books are so far the only ones that have actually made me cry. I ordered Haunted from my library and I’ll hopefully get it in a few days. Thank you for helping me get through many hardships through your books and I really hope there will be another girl for me to fall in love with.

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