Indie Bookshelf Releases 02/03/2023

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Before we go to the shelves, please check the first item. We all love to read but to read we need writers and here is one who needs us:

The fundraiser is still continuing and thankfully Laird Barron appears to be on the road to recovery. Updates on his condition can be found on his fundraiser page and via Mike Davis on twitter.

A new year means a new Charity Shelf! If you want to check out those from 2022, you can still do so by clicking on the image (left) and a pdf catalogue appears.




Terrified, desperate, and rebellious—before 1973, those were routine reactions for anyone trapped and in trouble. Access to reproductive health care has been chipped away for decades until a single decision once again mired a new generation in historic trauma and modern repression.

The voices of In Trouble explore the fantastic and ordinary ways lives are overturned by unplanned or unexpected arrivals.

This collection aims forward, delivering stories of radical agency and fierce self-direction, challenging the world of legally imposed vulnerability, exploited futures, and oppressive structures that have become so painfully real.

In Trouble is a vivid examination of power and self-determination.

The editors will donate 100% of net proceeds to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Yes, 2022 has passed but any charity books out in December which were missed are included in the 2023 shelves for fairness’ sake.

‘Twas the fright before Christmas,
nightmares fill my head,
the creatures, they’re a-prowling
’til everyone is dead…

Welcome back to Deathlehem, where…

…a stranger grants a grieving father’s Christmas wish…
…charitable acts are purely self-serving…
…a man plans his last Christmas in a post-apocalyptic world…
…a serial killer targets the wrong victim…
…sometimes it’s better not to go home for the holidays…
…and more!

Seventeen more tales of holiday horrors to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Bodily transformation. Possession of the body. Forced disembodiment. A baby consumes its mother in utero. Unrealistic postpartum expectations turn deadly. A witch avenges the voiceless. These 16 original horror stories explore the ownership and control—or lack thereof—that we have over our bodies.

All profits from this anthology go to National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to support reproductive freedom, access to birth control and abortion care, paid parental leave, and protection from pregnancy discrimination.

*All Horror Tree sponsors are able to claim a free spot at the top of our listing during the donation of their sponsorship. The book blurb/synopsis can also be displayed. Please use our contact form for more advertising pricing.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to (rep)eat it.

A mother and daughter negotiate the Oregon Trail with grisly results; an elementary teacher watches the carnage of The Challenger explosion spill over into her own classroom. A possible prospector traveling west is drawn to an isolated inn where no one walks away hungry; a 1950s housewife shares the gruesome repertoire of behavior expected of a proper lady. Prohibition and women’s suffrage, the Civil War and the Vietnam War, the JFK assassination conspiracy and the Y2K hysteria: the annals of American history are reimagined with a side order of cannibalism by twenty of the biggest names writing horror fiction today.
Forget what you read in the textbooks.
Everything you were taught about the Land of Liberty is about to be history.

With brand new fiction from
Brian Asman, Daniel Braum, V. Castro, Douglas Ford, Jeffrey Ford, Holly Rae Garcia, Owl Goingback, C.V. Hunt, Gwendolyn Kiste, E.V. Knight, Clay McLeod Chapman, Ronald Malfi, Elizabeth Massie, Jeremy Megargee, Bridgett Nelson, Candace Nola, Clint Smith, Jon Steffens, L. Stephenson, and Jeff Strand; Foreword by Wrath James White

Dearly Departed…

…we are gathered here today to witness zombie drag queens terrorize small town gay bars, oversexed Jackalopes challenge sanity, skin dealers sell satiety, vampiric lesbians cure what ails them, possessed Ouija boards and evil puppets haunt fans of the occult, and cult-creating club kids teach the children that anyone can be beautiful, but it takes real talent to be truly sickening.

In this 13-tale collection of dark fiction spanning a decade, Sèphera Girón and Andrew Robertson have selected their favourite frights, including new, previously published and alternate versions of their gravest hits.

The Mourikis Project: The Path of the Outsider by [Jeffrey Tyson] City of Madness: A Collection of Mayhem by [Jason Gehlert] Antidote Illusions: A Tristan Grieves Fragment by [Erik Hofstatter] In Winter's Garden by [Mark  Hurst] Moonflowers and Nightshade: an Anthology of Sapphic Horror by [Samantha Kolesnik, Rae Knowles, Alex Luceli Jiménez, Lowry Poletti, G.B. Lindsey, G.E. Woods, Jade Lancaster, Cyrus Amelia Fisher, Archita Mittra, Tiffany Morris]
Dealings in the Dark (Cursed Souls Book 1) by [Samantha Moran] Bound and Betrayed (Cursed Souls Book 2) by [Samantha Moran]    
Shithole USA by [Mark Zirbel]
The Crows of Smith's Booth by [Ash Hartwell, matthew cash] 3:33 by [Mark Towse] Hares in the Hedgerow (Gardening Guidebooks Trilogy Book 2) by [Jessica McHugh]
The Black Widow by [Louise Worthington] Legends by [Anthony Izzo]    

Monochrome Noir: Book IV: A Drowning Man: A Drowning Man by [Jack Wells]
Dear Diary: Run Like Hell, by James A. Moore
The Hungry Deep (Gothic Folk Book 1) by [J.L. Murray] Clean Fiction: Winter Edition 2022 by [Amy Lynn McConahy, Kelly Barr, Samantha Nelson, Brianna Wilkie, Jessica Bertrand, Kate Willis, Laura A. Grace] Shallow Waters: Special Christmas Edition (A Series of Supernatural Stories Book 10) by [Crystal Lake Publishing, Taylor Grant, William Meikle, Tom Deady, Karen Bayly, Kenneth W. Cain, Anthony D. Redden, Ken MacGregor, Theresa Derwin, Francesca Maria, Anthony D Redden, Maria Francesca, C. C. Dockins, Vivian Kasley, Madison McSweeney (author) McSweeney, Trish Wilson, Stephanie Parent, Matt Bliss, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Aaron Harrington, Joseph VanBuren, Joe Mynhardt] This Cold Night by [Erica Schaef, Elizabeth Leggett, Carrie Allison-Rolling, Stephanie Ellis]

Image Wolves Of The Sea by [Edward J. McFadden III] The White by [Matt Micheli]

Upon a Murder: A fantasy fairy tale retelling with a whodunnit twist… (Tales of Darkwell) by [Kal Locksley]      
ALIVE UNDEAD by [Brian Bowyer] The White Horse - Harrison, Rebecca
Fear: Author's Preferred Edition by [Ronald Kelly, Alex McVey] Red Rains Down by [Ryan Harville] Crimson is the Night: A Vampire Novelette by [Beverley Lee, Nicole Eigener] Fake Somebodies, Real Nobodies by [E.C.  Hanson]
Candles, Bullets, & Dead Skin by [L. Stephenson] Cry Havoc (Hellhounds and Hexes Book 1) by [D Kai Wilson-Viola] Nightwood: All Fairy Tales were History Once (Dark Fantasy set in the Soviet Empire Book 2) by [Elana Gomel, Crystal Lake Publishing] In the Scrape by [James Newman, Mark Steensland]

Miracles for Masochists by [James G. Carlson, Michael R.  Collins]
Three-Smile Mile : (A Cat and Mouse Crime Thriller) by [Chad Lutzke]
The Sheriff of Salem by [Aaron Lebold] Terror Forming: A Sci-Fi Horror Novella by [P Sheppard]      


Madam Tomahawk (A Grifter's Song Book 29) by [Nick Kolakowski] 6th 7thWasps in the Ice Cream - McGregor, Tim
In the Porches of My Ears by [Norman Prentiss] 14thIt Doesn't Go Away by [Wendy Dalrymple] 17th Image
The Night Begins By His Hand 21st The Insatiable Hunger of Trees 25thThe Old Ways: Anthology of Ritual and Lore Volume 1 by [Eerie River Publishing, Holley Cornetto, S.O. Green]
The Old Ways: Anthology of Ritual and Lore Volume 2 by [Eerie River Publishing, Holley  Cornetto, S.O.  Green] 27thThe Cursed Clones (The Tales of Tupuqa Book 3) by [Adam Hulse] 28thKevin J. Kennedy's A to Z of Horror: A Horror Collection by [Kevin J.  Kennedy]    


1stThe Eater of Gods, by Dan Franklin Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev Vincent, and Kealan Patrick Burke OOZE: Little Bursts of Body Horror by [Ruth Anna Evans, Judith Sonnet, Rowland Bercy Jr.] Portals: Sci-fi Flash Fiction Stories by [Eric Fomley]
2ndAi Jiang's Smol Tales From Between Worlds (Tales From Between Presents) by [Ai Jiang, Matthew Stott] Hush, Don't Wake the Monster : Stories Inspired by Stephen King - Women in Horror Anthology by [Azzurra  Nox , Andrea  Slye, Andrea Teare, Rachel Bolton, Marnie  Azzarelli , Lauri  Christopher, Kay  Hanifen , Hannah  Brown, Amy  Grech, L.E. Daniels] 3rdEvery Woman Knows This by Laurel Hightower book cover The Trees Grew Because I Bled There: Collected Stories - Larocca, Eric J. Dianne Dotson – Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Author -
7th 9thImage 10thDark and Lonely Water by [Graeme Reynolds, Crystal Lake Publishing] 11thImage
21stNocturnal Liberation by [Villimey Mist] 23rdThe Sum of Your Flesh by [Beverley Lee] 24thThe Broken Places: A Novel by [Blaine Daigle, Wicked House Publishing] 28th TBA
Tales From The Southern Fried Crypt (Book Two) Paperback Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev VIncent, and Kealan Patrick Burke  
4thLinghunModern gothic ghost novella 11thThe Atonement Bell - Ousley, Jim 18th Image
QWedyr7G.jpg-small.jpeg 25thNeverest by [T.L. Bodine] This Delicious Death - Cottingham, Kayla
27thmanxiety2.jpg May be an image of text that says "SOT DARK TIDE BOOK 7 LITTLE MUTILATIONS THREE BODY HORROR NOVELLAS JESS LANDRY, SOFIA AJRAM, NADIA BULKIN" 28thYour Darling Death by [Lauren Carter] TBA  
2ndConjuring the Witch by Jessica Leonard 9thGraveyard of Lost Children by [Katrina Monroe] 11thCitizens of Shadow: A Vampire Tale (Beguiled by Night Book 2) by [Nicole Eigener] 17th
5thEvil Whispers, by Owl Goingback 23rdOur Love Will Devour Us  
3rdThe Vein
Dark Matter Magazine Issue 010 Jul-Aug 2022 Issue 9 Cover Apex Magazine Issue 132
Jason Barnett Cover Art Book Cover
May be an image of text that says "#32 FEBRUARY 2023 CHM magazine The Best in Cosmic Horror and W eird F iction. S.P. Miskowski Megan M. Davies Davies-Ostrom Patrick Barb Maxwell Gold cover art by Pietro Rotelli edited by Charles Tyra" Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often!  


A unique fantasy sub-genre known for short, episodic tales with historical inspiration and horror elements, featuring outsider protagonists with personal motivations, often facing dark and dangerous magic!


A brand new magazine featuring over 45,000 words per issue of exciting stories paired with original art, essays, in-depth interviews, literary profiles, and book reviews.  Made with love for the classics, and an inclusive, boundary-pushing approach to storytelling!

In the summer of 2022 we made a prototype “Issue #0”, an unpaid passion project for all involved. We put it out in the world and…people liked it! People want more! So this Kickstarter will fund the print publication of issues #1 & #2, paying contributors as much as possible this time.

Available in gorgeous electronic, softcover, and highly collectible hardcover formats.’

Lynn Love

Go to her website Lynn Love is a UK-based editor, mentor and ghost story writer whose short stories and serials have appeared in print and online in The Horror Tree, Inferno anthology by The Infernal Clock, Daughters of Darkness II anthology by Black Angel Press, Writing Magazine, Mslexia and The People’s Friend among others. She’s a reader for Flame Tree Press and London Literary Scouting.

Erin Al-Mehairi

Erin Al-Mehairi at Hook of a Book – Experienced editor of 25+ years. Fiction (most genres), non-fiction, poetry, business/website. Developmental content and copy/line editor both. Proofreading also offered. For more information go to

Michael David Wilson

‘I’m currently open to new clients for editing and writing consultations. If you’re interested in my freelance editing services please drop me a line at [email protected] . I offer two levels of fiction editing and Skype writing consultations.’

Services include: Story Overview, Full In-depth Edit, Skype Writing Consultations.

Go here to find out more :

Ben Long

Writing – Whether you’re looking for fresh blog content, catchy social media copy, or someone to overhaul your brand/site, I would more than happy to help.

Persuasive copywriting, engaging content writing, and everything in between – I love it all.

Editing:  Need someone to correct typos and grammatical mistakes in your manuscript? Looking for help in the developmental structure of your latest story?

Whether you need help editing help in the macro or the micro, I bet my attention to detail and knowledge of writing prowess can help.

Something Else?

I’m ALWAYS open to and looking for opportunities to collaborate! I love working with like-minded people on passion projects that pique my interest. I want motivational partnerships where we can create cool things and everyone wins.

Get in touch with me here:

Claire Fitzpatrick

‘I’ve started a small freelance editing business. It’s called Edit Without Mercy. 🤩 I’m not offering developmental editing for novels at this time, but I will work with short fiction and non-fiction . I’m specialising in:
– Copy Editing
– Content Editing
– Academic Editing
– Proofreading
Feel free to message me or use the contact form if you’re looking for editorial assistance!

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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