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Rise by Nancy J. Hedin at NineStar Press

Genre Lesbian / Trans* / Contemporary / Students/Teachers/Professors / Drama / Fiction
Length Novel, 61200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-March-2021

Book Blurb

Lorraine Tyler is finally at veterinarian school with her best friend and roommate, Frankie. She’s also got a girlfriend who likes to play naked hide-and-seek.


Life in Bend is pretty great for Lorraine until she hears the voice of her dead sister Becky in her head, pointing out Lorraine’s failures past and present.


Her problems don’t end there. Her dad is hospitalized, leaving her heartsick at the thought of losing him, and there has been no justice for the hate crime perpetrated against Lorraine’s friend Ricky the year before. As if those things weren’t worry enough Lorraine’s former and present girlfriends are in town seeking her undivided attention. No wonder Lorraine’s wacky therapist has her eating bean soup and counting up the traumas of her life.


Lorraine and Frankie juggle their own personal crises while they try to navigate family relations and work for a more just and LGBTQ friendly community for everyone who calls Bend home.



Warning: Deceased relative, the death of a prominent character, homophobic slurs, transphobia, references to rape, grief, Islamophobia, references to suicide, mental illness, mention of trauma, assault (recounted), outing


Additional Information

Format ebook
Publisher NineStar Press
Length Novel, 61200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-March-2021
Price $5.99 ebook
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