Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Release + Two AWESOME giveaways!

Heyaz Nerdians Everywhere!

We are THRILLED to announce the new release by our lovely nerd friend and author, Cheryl Rainfield, STAINED! Be sure to support this book and join us in help spreading the word!


Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Sarah Meadows covers the walls of her bedroom with images of beautiful faces she clips from magazines--and longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she's been plagued by stares, giggles, and bullying, and disgust. Why can't she be like Diamond, the comic-book hero she created? Diamond would never let the insults in. That's harder for Sarah.

But when she's abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had. Can she look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside, somehow becoming a hero rather than a victim? It's the only way Sarah will have any chance of escaping the prison--both seen and unseen--that this deranged killer has placed around her.

You can check out the book on Goodreads

Stop by Amazon or Barnes and Noble to purchase!

Now for he goodies! *hehe*

The first contest is called EARLY READER REWARD CONTEST and there's several fabulous goods being given away:

--a free e-book copy of SCARS or PARALLEL VISONS (your choice)
--a specially designed, signed bookplate 
--a STAINTED bookmark
--a $25 bookstore giftcard to an online bookstore of your choice
--1 ebook copy of HUNTED
--1 audiobook copy of SCARS or STAINTED (MP3 download, your choice which book)
--1 ARC of STAINED with the original cover before it was changed
--3 purple braclets with "Sometimes You Have To Be Your Own Hero" on one side (for STAINED and "Love Yourself" on the other (for SCARS), with your name in small letters.
--3 decks of Love Yourself affirmation cards that help promote positive body image and self-esteem

There's also the BIG prize of winning a an ebook reader (Kindle, Kobo or Nook Simple Touch)! Head on over to Cheryl Rainfield's blog to enter! 

Also, check out the blog tour for STAINED where you can get even more chances to win an ereader, copies of ebooks and bookstore giftcards! (Runs throughout the month of OCTOBER)

Cheryl is also giving away FIVE SIGNED HARDCOVER copies of STAINED over on Goodreads! Ends OCTOBER 31st!


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.

I write for so many reasons. I write because I love good books–-love the exhilaration that comes from a great story. I write because I hope that my books may reach others and give them something they need, the way books did for me when I was growing up–-and still do. I write realistic fiction because I want others to know that they are not alone, and that things can get better. I hope that a teen may hand someone one of my books and say, "Read this. This is what it's like for me," and maybe that person will give them greater understanding or compassion. I write fantasy because I hope that someone will find it inspiring. I write to increase compassion and understanding, even while I write to entertain. And I write for myself. I write because I need to. Sometimes to get things out, sometimes to speak to others.

I write the things I needed as a teen and couldn't find. I felt so alone and in so much pain as a child and a teen; I often didn't want to be here. I kept searching for something that would tell me I wasn't alone in the abuse and torture I was enduring, something that would tell me I wasn't crazy, something that would tell me I wasn't alone in being queer, too. I never found enough of what I needed. And that's a big part of why I write the books I do. I write for those people who've been through the same and similar experiences I've been through, to tell them you're not alone, there is hope, you can get through this. And I write to help other people understand what it's like, to increase compassion. And always, I write to move people, to touch hearts, to reach others.

I always try to write from my heart, whether I'm writing fantasy or realistic fiction. I write emotional truths.


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