Indie Bookshelf Releases 03/03/2023

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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.

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Lisa Marie Wood is an amazing author of – takes a deep breath – horror, mystery, dark romance, poetry, screenplays and short fiction, picking up a variety of awards along the way. Not content with taking over the world with her writing, she is also the creator behind The Speculative Fiction Academy, supporting and developing the writing of others in the field. Check out her back catalogue, but in the meantime, here’s her upcoming release:

A moment in time… insignificant and fleeting for most, but for Nicole, Mark, and Eric, it is life-altering. Three strangers meet in a town they don’t know in a place they hadn’t expected to end up only to find that they are exactly where they were supposed to be… again. Love always finds a way. Through space and time, past and future, through lifetimes and storylines, they were destined to find each other, love each other, lose each other— coordinates and weapons, scenarios and demographics be damned. A malfunction, to be sure. But when Ryan tries to tinker with his project, a weapon the likes of which has never been seen in all of the Galactic Collaborative, he finds out just how inexorable their link is… and how insidious. The beginning of an experimental series that will challenge the way you think about love, life, connection, and purpose, The Tryst will catch you in its whirlwind and never let you go. Each book in the Affinity series will combine of mixture of mystery, thriller, psychological horror, action, suspense, science fiction elements in differing measures, always with romance as an undercurrent. Love always finds a way. But sometimes that way is paved with bones.

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] 10th 14thIt Doesn't Go Away by [Wendy Dalrymple]
The Special 17th Image The Dreadful Years
The Night Begins 21st The Insatiable Hunger of Trees Vandal: Stories of Damage (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 6) by [Kaaron Warren, Aaron Dries, J.S. Breukelaar, Crystal Lake Publishing] They Wear Our Skin by [Trevor Hallam]
24thThe Year of the Storm by [John Mantooth, Cemetery Dance Publications] P is for Poltergeist (A to Z of Horror Book 16) by [Daniel R. Robichaud, Malina  Douglas, Bob Johnston, Christopher Pate, Pauline E.  Dungate, Michael Gore, Sarah Jane Huntington, Doris V.  Sutherland, Nicole Iversen, Paul Lonardo] 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] Blood, Sweat, and Fears      


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]
The Doctor Will See You Now by [Tom Carter] Joey Leonard's Last Horror Movie Marathon by [Kevin Lucia] 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]
Tales from the Monoverse: A Last Waltz Anthology by [Jack Wells, Daemon  Manx, Heather Miller, Matt Scott, Chase Will, Danielle Manx, Elisabeth Suggs, Makency Hudson, Laurelle Lewis, Thomas  West] The Sacrament: A Religious Horror Anthology by [DarkLit Press, Kelly Brocklehurst, Jamie Stewart, Ross Jeffery] 3rdJ. Dianne Dotson – Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Author - Dying Sheep The Trees Grew Because I Bled There: Collected Stories - Larocca, Eric
Every Woman Knows This by Laurel Hightower book cover 7th
9thImage Hell on High by [Michael Clark, Mateus Roberts, MJ Pankey] 10thDark and Lonely Water by [Graeme Reynolds, Crystal Lake Publishing] 11thImage 15thThe Darkness by [Derek Hutchins]
CONTAINMENT ROOM 7 by [Bryan Hall] 17thShadow Vista 18thSleep Alone 21stNocturnal Liberation by [Villimey Mist] 23rdThe Sum of Your Flesh by [Beverley Lee]
The Seething by [Ben Monroe, Elizabeth Leggett, MJ Pankey] 24thThe Broken Places: A Novel by [Blaine Daigle, Wicked House Publishing] 27thThe Woman In The Mirror by [Jessica Johnson] 28th 31st
TBATales 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 14thAttack of the Killer Tomatoes 18th
Image QWedyr7G.jpg-small.jpeg 23rdTell Me When I Disappear, by Glen Hirshberg
25thNeverest by [T.L. Bodine] This Delicious Death - Cottingham, Kayla Our Own Unique Affliction by [Scott J. Moses, DarkLit Press] 27thmanxiety2.jpg
28thYour Darling Death by [Lauren Carter] TBA DMV, by Bentley Little    
2ndConjuring the Witch by Jessica Leonard 5thThe Dead Woods by [Christian Francis] 9thGraveyard of Lost Children by [Katrina Monroe] 11thCitizens of Shadow: A Vampire Tale (Beguiled by Night Book 2) by [Nicole Eigener]
17th 23rd Attack of the Killer Tumbleweeds by [Antonia Rachel Ward] TBAwind-howl-final.jpg Bitters, by Kaaron Warren
5thEvil Whispers, by Owl Goingback 23rdOur Love Will Devour Us  
3rdThe Vein 7th      
Dark Matter Magazine Issue 010 Jul-Aug 2022 Issue 9 Cover Apex Magazine Issue 132
Jason Barnett Cover Art Book Cover
cover for issue 196 Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often!  

‘My name is Janine Pipe and I am a director, producer and writer within the world of indie genre filmmaking and books. Footsteps first appeared in the 2020 charity anthology Diabolica Britannica and was subsequently nominated for a Splatterpunk Award. It then went on to be the first story in my own collection, Twisted: Tainted Tales in 2021 and has remained a firm favourite with readers. It’s always in the back of my mind; one day, my story will become a film. This is where the campaign comes in. In order to make Footsteps the best it can be, to raise enough to have some really good SFX and importantly pay all the cast and crew and everyone involved in pre and postproduction what they deserve, then help from all of you is very much needed and so massively appreciated!

To make Footsteps into the best production it can be so that it can be enjoyed hopefully by people all over the world at festivals, conventions and at home, I need to raise £5,000. We won’t need a large cast since there are only 2 main characters and our creature and it all takes place in the forest hence not a vast budget for location and set dressing. A lot of that money will go on paying the crew and ensuring we have the relevant kit. We need decent cameras and lighting, sound equipment. There’s travel, catering (one must always feed their cast and crew) and there will be a lot of blood.’

‘Robotic Ambitions: Tales of Mechanical Sentience is an anthology of genre short stories that highlights the many aspects of emerging consciousness, artificial intelligence, and the mobilization of human-created entities.

From the minds of Apex Magazine overlords Lesley Conner and Jason Sizemore, Robotic Ambitions: Tales of Mechanical Sentience is an original anthology centered on the theme of artificially created consciousness from a diverse group of both well-known and emerging genre writers.

Whether striving to protect the family they’ve chosen, searching for meaning amid the chaos of the world, or questioning what it is that makes one alive, robotic ambition can mean many different things. This anthology will explore the nuance of sentience manufactured and evolved within mechanical beings.’

‘Childhood is a time of innate curiosity, growth and the horrifying realization that terror is bound by no medium. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a feature-length peer into the void of juvenile anxieties across form and format, in order to learn both the meaning of Kindertrauma and how the phenomenon has refracted cultural and social anxieties throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Utilizing examples from movies, tv, animation, commercials, posters, box art, books, and comics, Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You aims to provide an insightful retrospective on the things that terrified us as children, along with observations from creatives who foment the bad dreams of the current generation through art.

For anyone who grew up with films, books or comics, this is a topic you most likely discussed: media that horrified you when you were a kid. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a full-length documentary directed by Diandra Lazer produced by Blair Hawkins, Brad Henderson, Claudia Charriez, Emma Buntrock-Muller, Janine Pipe, Anya Stanley, and Justin Powell edited by Michael Keene with art direction by Jason Kauzlarich and motion graphics by Timothy Weidelman.

Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You features commentary from filmmakers, entertainment luminaries, and movie lovers alike to tackle the complexities of what gave us nightmares growing up and paralyzed us with fear. We will also hear from theorists and mental health providers with insights on the traumas commonly carried into adulthood, how, and why they stick.’


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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