The Rise Up is a series of new adult novels that illuminates pivotal moments in the lives of LGBTQ youth.
Blake Mitchell knows a bit about enough things and a lot about a few. While the teenager is unsure of which direction to take in life, he’s aware the road he’s on is a direct route to desolation. Being outed as bisexual in the bluegrass state is alienating, and the events to follow are worse. Still, Blake is driven—by any means necessary—to make something more of himself. Identifying an opening, Blake paves a path and finds His Own Way Out.
The Rise Up is a series of new adult novels that illuminates pivotal moments in the lives of LGBTQ youth. Each novel features a fresh protagonist and his experience navigating the ups and downs of adulthood. While the characters change and the stories vary, common themes—including the struggle for independence, identifying one’s passions, searching for acceptance and for love—are interwoven through the pages of the novels. These stories will open your eyes to worlds of possibilities, both conventional and off-beat, as these men take you on their journeys to self-discovery.
The novels are published by 13 Red Media, Ltd, parent company to Helix Studios, and written by Taylor Saracen with story line input provided by exclusive Helix models. Participating models share in revenue from novel sales. The first novel in the Rise Up series is a story line inspired by Blake Mitchell, a multiple award winning Helix exclusive.