Coming Fall 2023, Brigids Gate Press
CITY OF SNARES
November ’23, by April Yates
Hazel crosses an ocean, moving to the City of Dreams, not for stardom or the limelight that comes from rubbing elbows with celebrities, but for the chance to be her true self. So she’s stunned when fading star of the silver screen, Diana Blake, wanders into the diner where she works and declares her intention of turning Hazel into the next, hot ingénue.
While the idea of following in Diana’s footsteps is not the path Hazel would’ve chosen, the prospect of being close to Diana, of realising the impossible dream of winning the affection of her lifelong obsession, is too seductive to pass up.
Hazel agrees to let Diana mould her into her protege and is thrown headlong into the Hollywood star machine. Glimmers of sexual interest from Diana keep Hazel on the hook as she offers herself up, piece by piece to showbusiness. But Diana’s behaviour grows increasingly controlling, suspicious accidents on set begin to pile up, and Hazel will have to fight to maintain any shred of herself, lest Hollywood eat her alive.
December ’23, by Rae Knowles
Aboard the ship Scylla, Jaq lives in an endless present with her fickle partner, Lily, and an all female crew with no memory of a life before the sea. After they rescue Reginald, a man adrift, Lily jumps at the opportunity to exchange Jaq for a more novel lover. Enraged and heartbroken, Jaq plots Reginald’s murder until her machinations are disrupted by recovered memories of a time before Scylla. When knowledge of before infects the entire crew, and peace aboard the ship begins to shatter, Jaq must decide whether winning back Lily’s affection is worth joining her in a quest for revenge that could kill them both.
LIES THAT BIND
February ’24, by April Yates & Rae Knowles
Lorelei Keyes and Adele Hughes make a meager living and hide their romantic relationship running a sham seance business in Matlock. While the couple grapples with financial strain and a stale sex life, they remain committed to one another until a mysterious woman captures their fascination. The couple finds their quiet life upturned as Lorelei begins to question her skeptical convictions, and their loyalties falter.
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Rae Knowles is a queer woman with multiple works forthcoming from Brigids Gate Press. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.
Storytelling is Rae’s passion. Since a young age, she has leaned toward the dark and strange. Her characters tend to be queer and defy gender norms, and her writing circles around themes of obsession, narcissism, and an unstable reality.
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