Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Cover♥Excerpt: Stained by Cheryl Rainfield

The cover changed due to Barnes and Noble's request, stating that the first cover was too graphic.

Below is the first cover, do you think it is too graphic? Do you think the cover needs to change? Which one do you prefer? I personally liked the first cover ><.

Here's a video on why Cheryl Rainfield wrote Stained. :)

Excerpts from STAINED by Cheryl Rainfield. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 2013.

Excerpt from p. 2
Today is the day I’ve been waiting for my entire life—the beginning of normal.
I reach for the latest Seventeen and flip through its glossy pages until I find the perfect face. The girl is pretty, with wide green eyes, hollow cheekbones, and full, pouty lips. But what I notice most is her smooth, unblemished skin. It’s perfect. I cut the photo out and stick it above my bed, in the last of the space. Now I can’t even see the sunlight yellow of my walls—but the confidence that shines in these faces is even brighter. And today I’m going to get so much closer to that. I don’t care how much the treatments hurt; it’ll be worth it. It can’t hurt as much as the stares and rude comments I get every day.
I know I shouldn’t let people’s ignorance get to me. Mom’s always telling me I’m beautiful; that it’s what’s inside that counts. But she’s not living in the real world. Sure, whether you’re kind or good matters. But pretty people automatically get better treatment. Ugly people get ignored ... if they’re lucky. And me, I get stares, taunts, or people going out of their way to pretend they don’t see me.
I try to think of it as fuel for my comic scripts. All heroes have to go through personal trauma before they find their true strength—and most of them feel like outsiders even after they do.

Book Trailer for Stained.

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