lost violet press

dark romantic queer fiction

Lost Violet Press is a very small Australian publisher created by Vixen Phillips. We issue lyrical, edgy, new-adult and young adult dark romantic queer fiction.


Cover of Trapdoor: an edgy contemporary dark lyrical new adult novel featuring queer characters, set in late 90s Melbourne

Trapdoor by Vixen Phillips.

Adoration. Obsession. Beautiful self-destruction.

Raven De Winter: loner, loser, poet with a razor blade, trapped in a tormented relationship for the sake of his young son. Pegasus Belmont: melancholy dreamer, haunted by the smile of his dead mother, silver wings tattooed on his shoulder blades like a wish. Both have their own secrets, their own reasons for trying to deny the intensity of their feelings for one another, but how long can this charade really last?

Set amid the smoke-filled bars and rainy back streets of late 90s Melbourne, Trapdoor is a love story whispered to the heart of a lonely night; a contemporary, dark & lyrical new-adult novel featuring queer characters, written by Vixen Phillips.

Sometimes, if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true, even if you should wake to find them gone like shadows in the morning.

And soon, it will be dawn…

Recommended for Mature Audiences.
Story contains homoerotic m/m content, adult themes, coarse language, violence, and self-harm, suicide & drug references.

For more information & to read the story online, visit trapdoor.finaldawn.net

A multi-format e-book is available to purchase from the Lost Violet Press store, from lulu as ePub only, or in various formats from these e-book retailers.
The paperback version is returning soon!


Lost Violet Press is expected to open to submissions in autumn of 2021. Watch this space, follow @subtransience on twitter, or join the nostalgie ciel mailing list for updates on all of Vixen’s projects.

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