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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Secret Lies

Lesbian Young Adult
Secret Lies by Amy Dunne
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602829705
ISBN-13: 978-1602829701
Amazon: Secret Lies
Amazon Kindle: Secret Lies

Would you face your biggest fear, to save the one you love?

Nicola Jackson escapes from her abuser, only to realize she has no one to turn to and nowhere to go. In a twist of fate, she accidentally bumps into Jenny O’Connor, the most popular girl at school. They strike up an unlikely friendship. As their trust in each other develops, they share their darkest secrets, and their relationship blossoms into a secret romance.

Jenny loves Nicola, but she is fearful that if their secret relationship is discovered, she might lose her family, friends, and her seemingly perfect life.
Nicola confronts her abuser and blackmails him to leave for good, but things go terrifyingly wrong. Jenny is left with a life-changing dilemma: should she face her fear and accept who she is, or let Nicola take the blame and pretend their relationship never happened?

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
25$ Unicef: www.unicef.org/
25$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ No Kid Hungry: www.nokidhungry.org/
25$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
75$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
110$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
157$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
175$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
225$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
233$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
360$ Other Funds
400$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
510$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 2860$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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