Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hunted By Cheryl Rainfield Blog Tour Stop

Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where having any Paranormal power is illegal. Caitlyn is on the run from government troopers, who can enslave, torture, or even kill her, or make her hunt other Paranormals. When Caitlyn settles down in a city, she falls for Alex, a Normal (someone without Paranormal powers), which is dangerous because he can turn her in. And she discovers renegade Paranormals who want to destroy all Normals. Caitlyn must decide whether she's going to stay in hiding to protect herself, or take a stand to save the world. 

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PinPoint: A HUNTED Bonus Short Story
Enjoy this free bonus short story for readers of HUNTED that gives you a glimpse into Caitlyn's world. 
Teen telepath Caitlyn "overhears" someone planning to set another student up as a Para--something that could cost that student their home, their family, and even their life. Caitlyn is in a race against time to help protect another student, who might, after all, be a Para. 

Here's a little info on Cheryl
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.

In SCARS (WestSide, 2010), Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself before it's too late. It's my arm on the cover. There's a lot of me in SCARS; like my main character, Kendra, I am an incest survivor, I used self-harm to cope, and I'm queer. In my teen paranormal fantasy/dystopian, HUNTED (WestSide, Oct 2011), Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where that is illegal, and she must choose between saving herself or saving the world. Like Caitlyn, I know what it's like to have my life threatened, to face oppression, to experience torture, and to break free from cult or from a group of oppressors. And I know what it's like to have to decide between hiding my true self or being who I am, even if that means danger to myself. I drew on my experience with cults and ritual abuse in creating the world that Caitlyn lives in.

In STAINED, my upcoming YA novel from Harcourt (2013), Sarah, who has a port wine stain and some body image issues, is abducted and must find a way to rescue herself. Like Sarah, I was often imprisoned for long periods of time as a child, had my life threatened, and had to rely on my own strength to survive.

Books were my survival during my childhood, and my journey into myself. Books give me hope. I hope mine will give you hope, too, or something that you need.

You can find Cheryl at the following places
Scars Fan Page on FaceBook
on email Cheryl[at]CherylRainfield[dot]com 

So here is the GREAT part! I am giving away two hardcover copies of Hunted! You can enter this contest ONLY if you can receive books from The Book Depository. That is where I will be sending them out from. So all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter and sit back and wait to see if you are picked!

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Lynn Worton said...

If I was a telepath, I would try and help as many people as I could. However, I wouldn't want to be poked and prodded by scientists, so would try to limit my exposure!

poisnivyred said...

I would try to use my power for good.. maybe join a superhero team! Lol

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Kelly said...

I don't know. I would try not to listen unless someone needs more understanding. I would use it for good, I guess!!

daniela said...

Maybe become some sort of superhero.

denise said...

Definitely go all over the world.

kathleen said...

I would use it for good, and maybe take a vacation once in a while.

mabel said...

Become a superhero!!

rosa said...

Use it for some type of good. never for bad

daniel c. said...

I would probably visit every country in the world.

Anonymous said...

Use it to cheat on exams! Just kidding... I don't know, maybe I'd use my telepathy to help the police or CIA and weed out all the bad guys?