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A New Paranormal Novel by Cheryl Rainfield, author of 'Scars'!

After making a big splash with her edgy, realistic and hopeful novel SCARS, Cheryl Rainfield is hitting the literary scene once again with her new paranormal fantasy HUNTED.

Rainfield broke the silence about the rising issue of teen cutting through SCARS, which after being challenged in a Kentucky public library, began an outpouring of support from readers and fans – many who had used self-harm. The cover of the book featured a photo of Rainfield’s arm, and the cuts she endured from her own inflictions. SCARS became #1 in the American Library Association’s Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, made it on ALA’s Rainbow List (LGBT recommended books) and was named a 2010 GG Finalist (Governor General Literary Award).

Her new book HUNTED centers on Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where that’s illegal. Caitlyn is on the run from government troopers, trying to stay hidden and alive – and trying to help make the world a better place for others with paranormal talents. Rainfield was inspired to write HUNTED from experiences in her own life.

“Like my main character Caitlyn, I know what it’s like to have my life be threatened, and I know what it’s like to be tortured. And I know what it’s like to have to choose between hiding who I really am or being myself, even if it means being hurt more,” Rainfield said. “And I think that’s something a lot of people can identify with.”

Rainfield is an incest and ritual abuse survivor, feminist, queer, and avid book reader and lover. She writes and creates art, and lives in Toronto with her little dog, Petal, and cat, Amazon.

“Spellbound by this one! HUNTED’s got my vote for the sharpest, most thought-provoking fantasy I’ve read in a long time. Vividly realized and tightly wound, HUNTED builds tension on the edge of a knife. Its cut-glass style will hook you, and its brave and provocative themes are sure to stir up both emotions and conversation,” said Adele Griffin, author of Where I Want to Be, a National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Best Book, and ALA Best Book.

“With its eerily contemporary themes, HUNTED will set your pulse to pounding as Caitlyn struggles to cling to a faith in the basic goodness of humankind in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary,” said Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Demon King, a VOYA Perfect Ten, VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, and 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

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