Category: Guest Post

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press  04.06.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

     Diabolica Britannica, ed Keith Anthony Baird. Raising money for the NHS. More details soon!

 

 

 

May

25th May 2020 26th May 2020

28th May 2020 31st May 2020

June

16th June 2020 2nd June 2020

 

June 2020 24th June 2020

1st June 2020

 

July

Due July 202020th July 2020

 

August

10th August 2020 28th August 2020

 

 

Future Releases (note: dates not always available)

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Guest Post: Doomed From The Beginning

By: Jennifer Anne Gordon

If I look back on it now, with the clarity of adulthood, I know that I was doomed from the beginning…

Well, isn’t that a strange way to start a guest post, isn’t it?

You may be wondering what it is that’s happening, and who exactly I am, well I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Anne Gordon, I am a published gothic horror novelist, as well as a dancer and choreographer. But you see, I wasn’t always the person I am now, no, once I was much different than the person who is writing this.

Perhaps though I may not be so different than some of you.

You see I was a pale awkward child, that wonderful combination of allergies, asthma, and sun sensitivities kept me indoors for most of the summer (well and winter too, I’ve never been great with the outdoors with the bugs, the pollen, and the people).

I fell in love with reading and books at a young age and remember tearing through the entire collection of Nancy Drew while I was in first grade. I would go to our school library and check out as many books as they would let me.

At an early age, my parents told me that they would never say no if what I wanted was a book…though to be fair, they had no idea what they were getting into with me.

From Nancy Drew I quickly turned my attention to Christopher Pike, I loved that all of his books were basically just about a pack of upper class teenagers that did something wrong ,usually running over a homeless person while “joyriding” or accidentally killing a friend by switching out their insulin as a “joke”, and then having to pay the price sometime during the summer of senior year by being psychologically tortured.

I swear I read my copy of Chain Letter way too many times.

Reading these books made me feel edgy, and cool, so much cooler than the rest of the pale asthmatics at Catholic School.

Around the age 10 my uncle came to stay with us for a while, after he left New York. To me that sounded wildly cool. As I got older, I realized that it was in fact Buffalo, New York and that did take some of the allure away. But nevertheless, at age 10, my uncle came to live with us. He had a mustache and wore a jean jacket that had Native American embroidery on it. He smoked cigarettes and he and my mother would talk in French to each other when they were telling secrets.

I was enthralled.

I would sneak into his room and snoop through his stuff as much as I could. To be honest it was boring. He just had normal grown up stuff. Shaving cream, socks, a wallet with no money, the coolest thing was he had a driver’s license from TWO states. He was just a normal grown up, that is until I saw something precious.

A book.

Not just any book, but a book that was thick and heavy, it even had a cat on the cover. I didn’t know they wrote long books about cats for grownups. I snatched the book and headed upstairs to hide behind my giant Victorian Dollhouse to read.

I hoped with all I had, that this was not going to be another situation like the “Rabbit Book For Grownups” (Watership Down…frankly my parents should never have allowed me to read that when I was 8 I went to school with puffy eyes from too much crying for almost a week).

So, there I was, behind the dollhouse, it was almost like I was in the dollhouse. I was staring into the face of this angry cat, a rabid, angry, mangey, puff ball, and read the title Pet Sematary.

I remember thinking that the word was spelled wrong, and I got a snide little bit of only child “know it all” satisfaction about that. Nevertheless, I tucked into my hiding spot behind the dollhouse and opened the book. It was clear to me after a few pages that this was NOT a book that I should be reading…

This was when I got the taste for something a little darker, a little more tragic. Not only did King’s novel scare the hell out of 10-year-old me, it also broke my heart. I couldn’t go back to normal books or normal life, I wanted to be scared AND sad. I wanted to feel the emotional weight of fear clutch onto my heart and not let go.

Now, of course, I was too young to read these books, as far as my parents were concerned, so now I had to start being sneaky. A girl has to get her fix.

I would go to the bookstore with my mom and sneak into the horror section, and stare at the covers, I was too scared to even pick them up.  My mother would eventually grow bored with the magazine section and find me. She would escort me promptly back where I belonged. To the young adult section, which if anyone my age remembers was not nearly as cool as it is now. It was mainly made up of one large bookcase, and of that case at least three rows were “Sweet Valley High” books.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved the adventures of those two beautiful blond twins, hell sometimes they even went to parties and in book #5 All Night Long One of the twins let a boy with a mustache go to second base. They were risqué for a sheltered 10-year-old, but still not what I wanted, what I needed.

Sadness, and Scares.

I had to play my cards right to sneak those books back into my life.

Luckily, as it was summer, I found the perfect way.

There was a ratty old ramshackle flea market a mile from my house, and my mom loved to go there on the weekends. You see, my mother collected clown figurines (yeah, scary and sad, but not in the way I wanted), our house filled with 100’s of them. She would scour all the tables at the flea market every weekend, snatching up each on she could find.

This is when my plan took form. I remember passing tables and tables of books every time we were there. If I could just get my mother to hand over a few bucks while she was in the midst of a clown buying delirium, I would be all set.

She played right into my hands. She handed over the $3 and told me I could buy books, but she just needed to see them first.

Damnit.

I walked in defeat towards the book table. The man who ran it wore a straw hat and had a parakeet perched on his shoulder. He smoked Pall Mall cigarettes like my dad. He asked me what I was looking for, and I said, “something scary”.

He walked me over to the corner of his table and that is when I saw them, all laid out. These didn’t look like scary books to me. They were too pretty, all the covers had women on them, and castles…but, the women, they looked scared, and some of them looked scared AND sad.

I thought to myself, this is it.

I picked up one of the books, it was called Conjure Wife. It looked magical. “How much is this?” I asked him. He said the words that still ring with beauty in my ears.

“All the gothic books are a quarter each.”

I knew I needed permission before I dove in and bought $3 worth of these classics. So, I went to my mom, showed her the cover of Conjure Wife, told her there were more like this, and she said “go ahead”.

She looked at the cover, probably liked that it had the word “wife” on it. Saw a castle, a floaty dress, and assumed that these books were fine. I went back to the table and bought 11 more. It didn’t matter which ones, and to this day, really only Conjure Wife stands out.

You always remember your first.

What I can tell you, about my long hot Gothic Summer, of the year I was ten, almost 11, was that I read a pile of books, and all were the same. Tragically, none of them ever featured a woman running from an old manor house in the middle of the night, clad only in a chiffon robe or an evening gown.

In fact, Conjure Wife, I remember was about the wives of Professors in a college town in the 1950’s, who practiced “magics” and had jealousy issues. There were no castles, no running. There were just games of bridge and women being upset over something called “tenure”.

I found that the idea of these books, these “Gothic” beauties, was usually more entertaining than the books themselves. Now, maybe that is because I was 10 (almost 11!!) and didn’t really understand them.

Maybe I didn’t want to. Why would I want to be a bored professor’s wife when I could somehow get my wits scared out of me causing me to run along a rocky shore in high heels with marabou feathers, almost teetering to my fictional death…

Still, I read on, waiting, and hoping for the next book that would make me hide behind my dollhouse in delight and terror.

It would take a couple years before I found that next “big book”, the next fictitious naughtiness that would in turn change who I was as a person. The next book that unbeknownst to myself at an early age, would eventually shape me as a writer.

It’s Flowers in the Attic, just ask any woman of my age range, it’s ALWAYS Flowers in the Attic.

I never really got over my love for gothic, it has refined over the years, turning from the “gothic romances” that I was sold on a hot afternoon at a flea market. To a deep love and appreciation for the slow-burning almost Victorian tales the edged somewhere on the brinks of madness and terror. The books that swam in the depths of memories that may be better off forgotten but cannot.

That is where I live now, as I writer…you see, I was right when I said I was doomed. My past is coming back to haunt me…it always does.

Quick, I should run from my house in my fanciest gown.

(Actual photo of Jennifer Anne Gordon)

 

Jennifer’s latest release is ‘Beautiful Frightening and Silent’

Adam, a young alcoholic, slowly descends into madness while dealing with the psychological scars of childhood trauma which are reawakened when his son and wife die in a car accident that he feels he is responsible for. After a failed suicide attempt, and more group meetings that he can mention. Adam hears a rumor of a Haunted Island off the Coast of Maine, where “if someone wants it bad enough” they could be reunited with a lost loved one. In his desperate attempt to connect with the ghost of his four-and-a half year old son, he decides to go there, to Dagger Island, desperate to apologize to, or be condemned by, his young son. Adam is not sure what he deserves or even which of these he wants more. While staying in a crumbling old boarding house, he becomes involved with a beautiful and manipulative ghost who has spent 60 years tormenting the now elderly man who was her lover, and ultimately her murderer. The three of them create a “Menage-a-Guilt” as they all come to terms with what it is that ties them so emotionally to their memories and their very “existence”.Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent is a poetic fever dream of grief, love, and the terrifying ways that obsession can change who we are.

According to Reedsy Review: This book is dark, twisted, and lyrical. This story starts with grief. I felt so deeply for Adam and what he has experienced through the loss of his family and the guilt that follows him since the accident. This book is painful to read, but it also continuously gave me the feeling of running towards something. The story kept me on my toes sitting right between the real world and fantasy paranormal so that I was never sure where we would go next. There are twists and turns throughout that left me surprised each time while at the same time feeling like there was nowhere else for the story to go.

I absolutely loved the writing. Be ready, it is extremely poetic, flowery, and lyrical. Gordon’s storytelling felt like a caress while still giving you the creepy crawlies all at once. With that said, I don’t think Gordon’s writing will mesh with everyone’s preferences. It’s such a beautiful but specific way of writing and I think some will be put off by it. With that said, I’m a sucker for the flowery writing. It’s why Laini Taylor is a favorite author of mine.

Jennifer Anne Gordon is the author of the gothic horror novel Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent. Published with Breaking Rules Publishing. She is a ballroom dance instructor and choreographer, who loves and works in New England (where all the scariest books are written). She has a collection of her Mixed Media Artwork published entitled Victoriana: mixed media art of Jennifer Gordon. Her follow up Novel “From Daylight to Madness” is set to be published in late summer of 2020. When not writing Jennifer enjoys traveling with her fiancé, Roman, and together they adore photographing abandoned or decaying buildings. She also has a silly dog, that keeps her from being gothic and creepy all of the time.

You can follow Jennifer on her homepage.

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press  29.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

     Diabolica Britannica, ed Keith Anthony Baird. Raising money for the NHS. More details soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

     The Stain by Ruschelle Dillon, pub. Black Bed Sheet Books, 16th May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

          Crazy Times by Scott Cole, pub Grindhouse Press, 18th May 20202. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

     Dark Blood Comes from the Feet by Emma J. Gibbon, pub Journalstone, 22nd May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

   Strange Days: Midnight Street Anthology 4, ed Trevor Denyer, pub. Midnight Street Press, 20th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Son of Grendell: A Battle for the Wastelands novella by Matthew Quinn, pub. 25th May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

      Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, pub. Crystal Lake Publishing, 26th May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One (Nightmareland Chronicles Book 1) by [Daniel Barnett]

 

 

    Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One by Daniel Barnet, pub 31st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com

   Note: Daniel is donating all 2020 royalties to No Kid Hungry.

 

 

June

       The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales by Christopher Stanley, pub The Arcanist Press, 1st June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

A Stranger's Guide by [Charlotte Platt]

 

 

    A Stranger’s Guide by Charlotte Platt, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 2nd June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

What Hell May Come Cover

 

    What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

 

Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

 

    Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

   C is for Cannibals (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing , 24th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com

   Normal by Benjamin Langley, pub Bloodshot books, June 2020.

July

Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing. Due July.

 

 

Curse of the Pigman by Asher Ellis, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 20th July, 2020.

August

Belle Vue by Cheryl Alleyne, pub Crystal Lake Publishing. 25th August, 2020.

 

 

 

Future Releases (note: dates not always available)

CF Final Front Cover

The Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.

 

 

Midnight in the Pentagram, ed Kenneth W, Cain, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing.

 

 

No photo description available.

Crossroads by Laurel Hightower, pub Off Limits Press, 10th August 2020.

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press  22.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

Black Dogs, Black Tales - Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand by [Tabatha Wood, Kaaron Warren, Alan Baxter, Matthew R. Davis, Hari Navarro, John Linwood Grant, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Steve Dillon, J.C. Hart, Melanie Harding-Shaw]

Black Dogs, Black Tales ed. Tabatha Wood, pub Things in the Well17th May, 2020. Raising money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

April

    The Balance by Kev Harrison, pub LVP Publications, 28th April 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

May

 

    Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

   Northern Lights, Southern Stars by C. S. Johnson, audiobook, 1st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

    HunHunger on the Chisholm Trail by [M. Ennenbach]ger on the Chisholm Trail by M. Ennenbach, pub Death’s Head Press, 2nd May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

    Pandemic: Horrors Written In Lockdown by Matt Shaw, pub 11th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

    B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

          Crazy Times by Scott Cole, pub Grindhouse Press, 18th May 20202. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

     Dark Blood Comes from the Feet by Emma J. Gibbon, pub Journalstone, 22nd May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One (Nightmareland Chronicles Book 1) by [Daniel Barnett]

    Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One by Daniel Barnet, pub 31st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com

   Note: Daniel is donating all 2020 royalties to No Kid Hungry.

 

 

 

June

A Stranger's Guide by [Charlotte Platt]

 

 

    A Stranger’s Guide by Charlotte Platt, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 2nd June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

What Hell May Come Cover

 

    What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

 

 

Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

 

    Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

 

   C is for Cannibals (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing , 24th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com

   Normal by Benjamin Langley, pub Bloodshot books, June 2020.

July

Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing. Due July.

 

 

 

August

Belle Vue by Cheryl Alleyne, pub Crystal Lake Publishing. 25th August, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Future Releases (note: dates not always available)

 

The Stain by Ruschelle Dillon, pub Black Bed Sheet Books.

 

 

 

CF Final Front Cover

The Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.

 

 

 

 

Midnight in the Pentagram, ed Kenneth W, Cain, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing.

 

 

 

 

No photo description available.Crossroads by Laurel Hightower, pub Off Limits Press, 10th August 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press 15.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers by [Ian Whates, M.R. Carey, Peter F. Hamilton, Lesley Glaister, Stephen Baxter, Tim Pears, Francis Hardinge, Paul Cornell, Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchaikovsky]Stories of Hope and Wonder in Support of the UK’s Healthcare workers, ed Ian Whates, pub Newcon Press. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

Black Dogs, Black Tales - Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand by [Tabatha Wood, Kaaron Warren, Alan Baxter, Matthew R. Davis, Hari Navarro, John Linwood Grant, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Steve Dillon, J.C. Hart, Melanie Harding-Shaw]

Black Dogs, Black Tales ed. Tabatha Wood, pub Things in the Well17th May, 2020. Raising money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

April

Cult of the Gator God by Paul Lubaczewski, pub 50/50 Press, 28th April, 2020.

Shark Week by Matt Shaw, pub 29th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Q by Christina Dalcher, pub HQ/Berkley, 30th April. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com. Note: this is titled Master Class in the US.

 

Black Shuck Books:  – all 30th April.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Charlotte Bond. amazon. co.uk, amazon.com.

Voices by Kit Power. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Green Fingers by Dan Coxon. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Three Mothers, One Father by Sean Hogan. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Uneasy Beginnings by Simon Kurt Unsworth and Benjamin Kurt Unsworth. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

TImage may contain: texthe Adventures of Mr Polkington by Tina Rath. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

Till Human Voices Wake Us by C S Johnson, audiobook here.

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C S Johnson, pub 30.4.20. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

The Mud Ballad by Jo Quenell, pub Weirdpunk Books. Buy here.

Sabbath of the Fox-Devils by Sam Richard, pub Weirdpunk Books.

The Horror Collection ed Kevin J. Kennedy, pub KJK Publising, 30th April 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

May

 

Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

Northern Lights, Southern Stars by C. S. Johnson, audiobook, 1st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

HunHunger on the Chisholm Trail by [M. Ennenbach]ger on the Chisholm Trail by M. Ennenbach, pub Death’s Head Press, 2nd May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Pandemic: Horrors Written In Lockdown by Matt Shaw, pub 11th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Dark Blood Comes from the Feet by Emma J. Gibbon, pub Journalstone, 22nd May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One (Nightmareland Chronicles Book 1) by [Daniel Barnett]

Nightfall: Nightmareland Volume One by Daniel Barnet, pub 31st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com

Note: Daniel is donating all 2020 royalties to No Kid Hungry.

 

 

 

June

A Stranger's Guide by [Charlotte Platt]A Stranger’s Guide by Charlotte Platt, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 2nd June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

What Hell May Come Cover

What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

July

Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing. Due July.

 

 

 

 

August

Belle Vue by Cheryl Alleyne, pub Crystal Lake Publishing. 25th August, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Future Releases (note: dates not always available)

 

The Stain by Ruschelle Dillon, pub Black Bed Sheet Books.

 

 

 

 

CF Final Front Cover

The Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.

 

 

 

 

Midnight in the Pentagram, ed Kenneth W, Cain, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing.

 

 

 

 

No photo description available.Crossroads by Laurel Hightower, pub Off Limits Press, 10th August 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press 08.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers by [Ian Whates, M.R. Carey, Peter F. Hamilton, Lesley Glaister, Stephen Baxter, Tim Pears, Francis Hardinge, Paul Cornell, Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchaikovsky]Stories of Hope and Wonder in Support of the UK’s Healthcare workers, ed Ian Whates, pub Newcon Press. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

Black Dogs, Black Tales - Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand by [Tabatha Wood, Kaaron Warren, Alan Baxter, Matthew R. Davis, Hari Navarro, John Linwood Grant, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Steve Dillon, J.C. Hart, Melanie Harding-Shaw]Black Dogs, Black Tales ed. Tabatha Wood, pub Things in the Well17th May, 2020. Raising money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

April

Dark Choir by [Paul Melhuish]Dark Choir by Paul Melhuish, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 21st April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.
Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koje, pub Meerkat Press, 21st April, 2020. Purchase options available here.

John McNee’s Doom Cabaret by John McNee, pub Sinister Horror Company, 24th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Cult of the Gator God by Paul Lubaczewski, pub 50/50 Press, 28th April, 2020.

Shark Week by Matt Shaw, pub 29th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Q by Christina Dalcher, pub HQ/Berkley, 30th April. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com. Note: this is titled Master Class in the US.

Black Shuck Books:  – all 30th April.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Charlotte Bond. amazon. co.uk, amazon.com.

Voices by Kit Power. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Green Fingers by Dan Coxon. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Three Mothers, One Father by Sean Hogan. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Uneasy Beginnings by Simon Kurt Unsworth and Benjamin Kurt Unsworth. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

TImage may contain: texthe Adventures of Mr Polkington by Tina Rath. amazon.co.uk, no amazon.com as yet.

 

Till Human Voices Wake Us by C S Johnson, audiobook here.

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C S Johnson, pub 30.4.20. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

The Mud Ballad by Jo Quenell, pub Weirdpunk Books. Buy here.

Sabbath of the Fox-Devils by Sam Richard, pub Weirdpunk Books.

The Horror Collection ed Kevin J. Kennedy, pub KJK Publising, 30th April 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

May

 

Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

Northern Lights, Southern Stars by C. S. Johnson, audiobook, 1st May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Hunger on the Chisholm Trail by M. Ennenbach, pub Death’s Head Press, 2nd May 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.Hunger on the Chisholm Trail by [M. Ennenbach]

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

June

Image may contain: food, possible text that says 'WHAT HELL MAY COME REX HURST'What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

 

 

 

July

Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing. Due July.

 

 

 

 

 

Future Releases (No Date Confirmed)

CF Final Front CoverThe Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press 01.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

If you see that an announcement has been removed from the listing, don’t panic! Horror Tree uses a program which drip-feeds its posts across social media at defined intervals over the coming year so you will continue to receive publicity that way. 

Important: I understand Amazon is preventing a number of publishers selling their work and are delisting them. Although I will continue to put amazon links here, I will make sure the publisher’s names are linked to their sites so you can go directly there and see if there is a different way of purchasing. Amazon doesn’t have to have it all its own way! If I haven’t got your site linked, send it to me and I’ll update; I’ve updated for those I could find.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

Infected 1 - Tales to Read at Home: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Coronavirus Response (Things in the Well Book 49) by [Lisa Morton, Lee Murray, Darren Todd, Kevin J. Anderson, Ben Monroe, Tabatha Wood, Stephen Herczeg, Dawn DeBraal, Eugene Johnson, Paul Moore]

 

 

Infected 1 – Tales to Read at Home: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Coronavirus Response, ed Steve Dillon, pub Things in the Well, 12th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

And

Infected 2 – Tales to Read Alone: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Response, ed Steve Dillon, pub Things in the Well. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers by [Ian Whates, M.R. Carey, Peter F. Hamilton, Lesley Glaister, Stephen Baxter, Tim Pears, Francis Hardinge, Paul Cornell, Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchaikovsky]Stories of Hope and Wonder in Support of the UK’s Healthcare workers, ed Ian Whates, pub Newcon Press. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

 

 

!!!Book Packages!!!

Night Worms Book Club PackageNight Worms Boys of Summer June 2020 package featuring exclusive edition of Brian Keene’s Ghoul. Buy here.

20D16593-289B-4536-B6CB-6F71E1FFAE6C.JPEG

(Order the above now for delivery June.)

 

Silver Shamrock Publishing have a number of Book Boxes available, including their Coffee and Corpses boxes.

 

April

Shallow Waters Vol. 5: A Flash Fiction Anthology, ed Joe Mynhardt, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 15th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Walk in the Dark by G.A. Miller, pub 15th April, 2020. books2read.

Semen by CC Adams, pub KGHH Publising16th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Scavenger Summer by Steven Savile, pub Horrific Tales Publishing, 17th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Glorious Beasts by [Gary McMahon]

Isolation Cover 1.jpg

 

A Death Dream in Isolation by Justin Park, pub Sinister Horror Company, 17th April, 2020.

Glorious Beasts by Gary McMahon, pub Hersham Horror Books, 18th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Dark Choir by [Paul Melhuish]Dark Choir by Paul Melhuish, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 21st April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koje, pub Meerkat Press, 21st April, 2020. Purchase options available here.

John McNee’s Doom Cabaret by John McNee, pub Sinister Horror Company, 24th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Cult of the Gator God by Paul Lubaczewski, pub 50/50 Press, 28th April, 2020.

Shark Week by Matt Shaw, pub 29th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Q by Christina Dalcher, pub HQ/Berkley, 30th April. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com. Note: this is titled Master Class in the US.

Black Shuck Books:  – all 30th April.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Charlotte Bond. amazon. co.uk, amazon.com.

Voices by Kit Power. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Green Fingers by Dan Coxon. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Three Mothers, One Father by Sean Hogan. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Uneasy Beginnings by Simon Kurt Unsworth and Benjamin Kurt Unsworth. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

TImage may contain: texthe Adventures of Mr Polkington by Tina Rath. amazon.co.uk, no amazon.com as yet.

 

Till Human Voices Wake Us by C S Johnson, audiobook here.

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C S Johnson, pub 30.4.20. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

The Mud Ballad by Jo Quenell, pub Weirdpunk Books. Buy here.

Sabbath of the Fox-Devils by Sam Richard, pub Weirdpunk Books.

May

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) by [P.J. Blakey-Novis, Holley Cornetto, Dona Fox, R.E. McAuliffe, Joshua Bartolome, Mark Anthony Smith, Kristofer Kinsella, P.L. McMillan, Carl Hughes, Patrick C. Greene]

Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

June

Image may contain: food, possible text that says 'WHAT HELL MAY COME REX HURST'What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

 

 

 

 

 

Future Releases (No Date Confirmed)

CF Final Front CoverThe Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press 24.04.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

If you see that an announcement has been removed from the listing, don’t panic! Horror Tree uses a program which drip-feeds its posts across social media at defined intervals over the coming year so you will continue to receive publicity that way. 

Important: I understand Amazon is preventing a number of publishers selling their work and are delisting them. Although I will continue to put amazon links here, I will make sure the publisher’s names are linked to their sites so you can go directly there and see if there is a different way of purchasing. Amazon doesn’t have to have it all its own way! If I haven’t got your site linked, send it to me and I’ll update; I’ve updated for those I could find.

Pandemic Book Launches 

April

The Ruin of Delicate Things by [Beverley Lee]

 Seven Cleopatra Hill by Justin Holley, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing 7th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

The Ruin of Delicate Things by Beverley Lee, pub 7th April, 2020. Available for pre-order. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com. Kindle only at present.

The Tainted Souls by Matt Shaw & Shaun Hutson, pub 10th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Awakening: Queen of Spades Book 1 by EJ Dawson, pub 10th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

We All Hear Stories In The Dark by Robert Shearman, pub. PS Publishing, 10th April, 2020

 

*** Charity Anthologies ***

Infected 1 - Tales to Read at Home: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Coronavirus Response (Things in the Well Book 49) by [Lisa Morton, Lee Murray, Darren Todd, Kevin J. Anderson, Ben Monroe, Tabatha Wood, Stephen Herczeg, Dawn DeBraal, Eugene Johnson, Paul Moore]

 

 

Infected 1 – Tales to Read at Home: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Coronavirus Response, ed Steve Dillon, pub Things in the Well, 12th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

And

Infected 2 – Tales to Read Alone: A Charity Anthology for the Save the Children Response, ed Steve Dillon, pub Things in the Well. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Wayward Magic (Magic Underground Anthologies Book 2) ed Melinda Kucsera, pub Magical Mayhem Press, 14th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Shallow Waters Vol. 5: A Flash Fiction Anthology, ed Joe Mynhardt, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 15th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Walk in the Dark by G.A. Miller, pub 15th April, 2020. books2read.

Semen by CC Adams, pub KGHH Publising16th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Scavenger Summer by Steven Savile, pub Horrific Tales Publishing, 17th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Glorious Beasts by [Gary McMahon]

Isolation Cover 1.jpg

 

A Death Dream in Isolation by Justin Park, pub Sinister Horror Company, 17th April, 2020.

Glorious Beasts by Gary McMahon, pub Hersham Horror Books, 18th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Dark Choir by [Paul Melhuish]Dark Choir by Paul Melhuish, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 21st April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koje, pub Meerkat Press, 21st April, 2020. Purchase options available here.

John McNee’s Doom Cabaret by John McNee, pub Sinister Horror Company, 24th April, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

Cult of the Gator God by Paul Lubaczewski, pub 50/50 Press, 28th April, 2020.

Q by Christina Dalcher, pub HQ/Berkley, 30th April. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com. Note: this is titled Master Class in the US.

Black Shuck Books:  – all 30th April.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Charlotte Bond. amazon. co.uk, amazon.com.

Voices by Kit Power. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Green Fingers by Dan Coxon. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Three Mothers, One Father by Sean Hogan. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

Uneasy Beginnings by Simon Kurt Unsworth and Benjamin Kurt Unsworth. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

TImage may contain: texthe Adventures of Mr Polkington by Tina Rath. amazon.co.uk, no amazon.com as yet.

Till Human Voices Wake Us by C.S. Johnson, audiobook here.

The Mud Ballad by Jo Quenell, pub Weirdpunk Books. Buy here.

Sabbath of the Fox-Devils by Sam Richard, pub Weirdpunk Books.

 

***Charity Anthology***

Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers by [Ian Whates, M.R. Carey, Peter F. Hamilton, Lesley Glaister, Stephen Baxter, Tim Pears, Francis Hardinge, Paul Cornell, Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchaikovsky]Stories of Hope and Wonder in Support of the UK’s Healthcare workers, ed Ian Whates, pub Newcon Press. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

!!!Book Packages!!!

Night Worms Book Club PackageNight Worms Boys of Summer June 2020 package featuring exclusive edition of Brian Keene’s Ghoul. Buy here.

20D16593-289B-4536-B6CB-6F71E1FFAE6C.JPEG

(Order the above now for delivery June.)

 

Silver Shamrock Publishing have a number of Book Boxes available, including their Coffee and Corpses boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) by [P.J. Blakey-Novis, Holley Cornetto, Dona Fox, R.E. McAuliffe, Joshua Bartolome, Mark Anthony Smith, Kristofer Kinsella, P.L. McMillan, Carl Hughes, Patrick C. Greene]

Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.

 

 

June

Image may contain: food, possible text that says 'WHAT HELL MAY COME REX HURST'What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020. amazon.co.uk, amazon.com.Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]

 

 

 

 

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

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