Indie Bookshelf Releases 04/05/2024

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Before you scroll down through the books however, please could you consider checking out the ‘Creatives in Crisis’ section. This has been added to help those who need additional support at this time. Please note I keep these up as long as they’re either running or have hit their targets. The two still showing, Claire Fitzpatrick and Bill Spangler continue to need support. Thank you!


‘This is hard to do. Jim would’ve hated it. He received so much help from so many of you over the past five years, through cancer and Covid and surgeries and job loss and housing loss and amputation. We did two major GoFundMe campaigns during that time. Over the past year, there were moments we talked about doing a third one, but Jim hated the idea of asking again, no matter how much trouble he was in. Sympathy fatigue is real, and so many other people needed help, too.

Jim is going to be cremated. The expense for that is nothing compared to a funeral and a casket and a burial plot, but it’s still costly. I also want to be able to gather everyone together to have a Celebration of Life in a way that honors him. If we could wait a few months, we could risk doing it outside, but I know that everyone is feeling raw and would like to do it sooner. I’d like to do it on a Saturday or Sunday in April.
I’ve set the goal of this GFM to $6K to pay for both his cremation (and associated expenses) and the memorial gathering. I’m not sure it will be enough, but we’ll see. PLEASE NOTE that any monies received over and above the costs of those two things will be given directly to Jim’s wife, Tessa, to help her as she sorts out her next steps. These years have been hard enough, and we’d like to do all we can to help at this time.
In Jim’s memory, and on his behalf, I thank you, whether for a few dollars or just for your kind thoughts of him. Thank you, thank you. And, as Jim would say, “Keep Smiling.”‘

Red Stars & Shattered Shields is a science fiction anthology of hope and light featuring bestselling and award-winning authors and poets: David Brin, Jennifer Brody, Jennifer Brozek, Adam-Troy Castro, Leah Cypess, Keith DeCandido, David Gerrold, Elana Gomel, Henry Herz, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye, Cat Rambo, Alex Shvartsman, Susan Shwartz, Robert Silverberg, Adam Stemple, Ian Randal Strock, John Baltisberger, Michael Bailey, Pedro Iniguez, Ngo Binh Anh Khoa, Vince Liaguno, Jessica McHugh, Lisa Morton, Lee Murray, John Palisano, John Shirley, Lucy A. Snyder, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.

The RSSS charity anthology supports Magon David Adom (MDA). As a national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance, and blood bank service, MDA is Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross.

Pre-Order. Pub. date Feb. 29th

This is a horror anthology based on the music of Alice Cooper. It contains horror short stories from authors based in four countries and two continents. All proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to support Alice and Sheryl Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

This is a charity anthology; all proceeds will be donated to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid).

Over 30 authors in the horror community donated stories to help the civilians of Palestine. Among the stories are:

— codependent necromancers
— a spy discovers a supernatural weapon that might turn the tide of the war
— a Girl Scout troop camping trip goes horribly wrong when dinosaurs show up
— a child’s drawings of their family are not quite what they seem
— a group of men fighting a forest fire are about to have a Very Bad Day
— a man is constantly followed by a terrifying shadow figure he calls the Other
— a young woman’s new job at the mall isn’t nearly as mundane as she anticipated

Discover some new favorite tales in this collection!

Cover art by Winter Holmes.

Exclusively on Godless for all of January
100% proceeds benefit Children of the Night, a privately funded non-profit organization providing intervention in the lives of children who are sexually exploited and vulnerable to or involved in prostitution and pornography.
In ALL NEW tales simmering with dread, Rebecca Rowland and Michael Aloisi, the duo that brought you Pieces and The View Master, explore the hunger and haunted nature of five monstrous women. No one would suspect the degree of terror these ladies’ strange abilities will ignite.
Take heed:
some of these women are cursed,
some are blessed,
ALL are dangerous.
* In print everywhere February 1*


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Dark doings are afoot in the forests of Charwood…

After joining the Tenders, a band of backwoods activists claiming to solve climate change by burning trees for energy, Orna Tannenbaum falls in with Rowan, their odd yet charming leader. But when she uncovers what the Tenders are really up to in the forest, she must apply the ancient wisdom of her culture to battle dark forces threatening to gain a foothold in our world.

An ecological Jewish folk horror novel 5,783 years in the making.

“Schlossberg delivers a blend of Jewish mysticism, the supernatural, and current day environmental challenges in this thought provoking tale that will leave you thinking about it long after you turn the last page.”
–Daniel Braum, author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales

“There is eco-horror. There is religious apocalypse. And then there is Charwood. I promise you will have never read anything like this powerful evocation of ancient Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah, seamlessly coupled with topical headlines about deforestation and climate change.”
–Elana Gomel, author of Nightwood

“Charwood is a seamless fusion of Jewish mysticism and ecological horror, thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.”
–Richard Dansky, author of Ghost of a Marriage

Dive into the churning vortex of the imagination in the sixth edition of’s Trembling with Fear anthology. This spellbinding collection presents the pinnacle of speculative fiction, printed throughout the year 2022 in our online ‘Trembling With Fear’ magazine.

Our journey across the speculative cosmos spans the vast spectrum of the genre, touching down on the grim shadowlands of horror, the sparkling expanses of science fiction, the enigmatic realms of fantasy, and territories yet uncharted.

The tales in this anthology, handpicked from the digital quill of a diverse array of global voices, embody the electrifying thrill and bone-chilling dread that is the heart of speculative fiction. Their words weave realities that unsettle and intrigue, leaving the mind trembling on the precipice of the unknown.

As you traverse the surreal landscapes within these pages, brace yourself for narratives that gnaw at your nerves, spark wonder, and incite contemplation. The works within this anthology are not merely stories—they are portals to the myriad worlds that dance on the edge of possibility.

In this extraordinary Year 6 collection, you are not just an observer—you are an explorer. And every page turned is a new frontier. We hope you relish this odyssey into the strange and spectacular as much as we have cherished curating it. Enjoy the tremor.

‘Exploring both the natural and the supernatural, the alien and the ghostly, the chilling and the horrific, these fourteen diversions first root themselves in the mundanity of everyday life before extending their branches into the very things and ideas that terrify us all. In At Home with the Horrors, Scott brings the nightmares to the one place where we should all feel the safest, and when it comes to horror, he proves that grief, loss, and guilt can be just as terrifying as ghosts and goblins.’

“Sammy Scott cements his status as a rising voice in horror fiction, and an author to watch—and to fear—in the genre.” — Ronald Malfi, bestselling author of Come with Me


Whilst Sammy’s ‘gofundme‘ is no longer receiving donations, please continue to support him by buying his work!

Short Story Collections


Novels and Novellas

I Can See Your Lies
The Bleed

Short Story Collections


Price Slashers

Novels and Novellas

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Free Burn
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Short Story Collections

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Novelettes, Novels, and Novellas

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The House at the End of Lacelean Street

Short Story Collections

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Novels and Novellas

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Novels and Novellas

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Rootwork (2024 Edition) A Gathering of Weapons

Novels and Novellas


Novels and Novellas



An exhilarating series of pirate horror, adventure novels and novellas crafted by underrepresented and marginalized authors. Set sail into uncharted waters and embark on a journey filled with spine-tingling suspense, heart-pounding action, and captivating storytelling.

Our project is more than just a collection of thrilling tales—it’s a platform for voices often overlooked in the literary world. We’re proud to showcase the talent and creativity of authors from diverse backgrounds, offering fresh perspectives and unique narratives which resonate with readers from all walks of life.

DarkLit Sails isn’t just about entertainment; it’s about empowerment. By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you’re not only diving into a world of swashbuckling adventure and terrifying encounters, but also championing diversity and inclusivity in literature.

Join us as we hoist the sails, navigate through treacherous waters, and discover the untold stories waiting to horrify. Together, let’s embark on an unforgettable voyage with DarkLit Sails.’

Locus is more than a review magazine or a news website or a literary award – it is an enthusiastic mix of readers, writers, fans, and industry professionals, working together to uplift the science fiction, fantasy, and horror field (SFFH) we love for a global audience. Now in our 56th year of publishing, donor and reader support is a crucial component to continuing everything Locus does into 2024. We have a ton of very cool donor rewards and will post more each day, also a few special items that we will auction off!

Locus is made up of you – science fiction, fantasy, and horror readers, fans, and writers – and we want to hold Locus’ pages open for you for years to come, with great book reviews, recommended lists, interviews, news, and commentary. Help us make that future a reality!

Whether you read the magazine to stay in touch with the field, get news and book recommendations from our website, enjoy the Locus Awards, or just want to support a long-standing resource of the SFFH field, please join us and make a tax deductible donation today.

We can’t do it alone – Locus needs you!

“Locus Magazine is the home-town newspaper for the science fiction community, which has become one of the great centers of all the world’s cultures.”

— Kim Stanley Robinson

When you support Locus,  a 501(c)3 nonprofityou are championing:

  • An ever-growing and freely available archive of engaging author interviews, short and long fiction reviewscurated recommended listsconvention coverage, and more.
  • Coverage of new, exciting, and diverse voices in genre fiction.
  • Writers, editors, and artists earning living wages and compensation for their creative and diligent work.
  • The longest-standing democratic major awards for writing in SFFH.
  • One of the only venues that reviews short fiction regularly.
  • Resources about publishing trends that libraries, bookstores, book buyers, publishers, and readers rely on.
  • Crucial SFFH archives, including over half a century of photographs, articles and obituaries, and award and publication information.
  • One of the few remaining print magazines in the field, with digital options that create accessibility for a broad readership.

Oddity Prodigy Productions began as a collective of Delaware based writers, artists, costumers, and editors. Individually we had all experienced various levels of success in our creative endeavors but decided that we were stronger together.

Blue background with white lettering that says 'oddity prodigy productions'In the time since we began, we have published a well-received anthology of our own work and our best selling anthology “Scary Stuff” featuring authors from all over the world.

“Beneath the Yellow Lights” is our next anthology, featuring urban fantasy stories from some of our favorite returning authors and many new ones!

The idea to do an urban fantasy anthology was born from going stir-crazy during the early days of the pandemic. Being stuck at home, separate from the rest of the world, we learned a new appreciation for the magic of the world around us. This gave us the idea of putting together a collection of stories that took a closer look and found the magic in the cracks on the sidewalk.

The project has been a long time in development due to the many challenges of the modern world, but is here at last and we cannot wait to share these wonderful tales of magic and wonder with you.

What We Need & What You Get

We selected our goal of $800.00 to cover publishing costs, artist fees, and to ensure that “Beneath the Yellow Lights” is up to our high standards.

We chose to crowdfund the project in order to make sure we are able to put out the best book we can. This campaign ensures we can do that.

What you get depends on the level you’ve selected. We streamlined the rewards levels for this campaign. We have all backed a variety of campaigns over the years and based our rewards around the things we liked best from those, but in the end, the book is the most important thing and that’s where your contribution is going.

Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often! Please let me know if there are magazines, journals, periodicals we are not aware of.

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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