Indie Bookshelf Releases 04/28/2023

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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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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.

Darkness comes in different forms: in the mischief of the supernatural, in the evil of demonic spirits, or in the greed and selfishness of humans themselves. Regardless of where it comes from, its proponents are all ‘devil kin’. From gothic to post-apocalyptic to vampiric folk horror, the kin are waiting in this collection of short stories.

The 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] Ai 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] J. 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 Something in My Eye by [Terri Hamill, Black Hare Press]
The Black Cabin by [Wayne Fenlon] Image Hell on High by [Michael Clark, Mateus Roberts, MJ Pankey]
Dark and Lonely Water by [Graeme Reynolds, Crystal Lake Publishing] Image The Darkness by [Derek Hutchins] CONTAINMENT ROOM 7 by [Bryan Hall]
Shadow Vista Lead Me to the Dark by [James Twyman] Beasts of 42nd Street by [Preston Fassel, Cemetery Dance Publications] Sleep Alone The Alphabet Killer by [Jeff VanOudenhove]
Rituals & Grimoires: Gothic Tales of Dark Magic and Wizardry by [Cassandra L. Thompson, Eric Avedissian, Stefanie Contreras, Evan A Davis, Colin Harker, Nicola Apron, A.R.C. Mitra, Teagan Olivia Sturmer, R. Thursday, Damon Barret Roe] Nocturnal Liberation by [Villimey Mist] Colony Collapse (The Shattered Stars Book 1) by [KE Wolfe] The Sum of Your Flesh by [Beverley Lee]
The Seething by [Ben Monroe, Elizabeth Leggett, MJ Pankey] The Broken Places: A Novel by [Blaine Daigle, Wicked House Publishing]   The Woman In The Mirror by [Jessica Johnson]  
Twisted Sisters by [Harvey Bastard, Candle Phillips] The Night Visitor by [Alyson Faye]  Tales From The Southern Fried Crypt (Book Two) Paperback  Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev VIncent, and Kealan Patrick Burke


The Horror Collection: The Lost Edition by [Kevin J. Kennedy, Richard Chizmar, Edward Lee, Tim Curran, Mark Allan Gunnells, Steve Stred, Lex H. Jones, Candace Nola, Judith Sonnet, Russell James, Mark Towse, Daemon Manx, J.A. Sullivan, Konn Lavery, C.M. Forest, J.R. McConvey, Calvin Demmer, Brian G. Berry, Matthew V. Brockmeyer, Ann Keeran] Hunger And Other Dark Tales by [Benjamin DeHaan] Life Returns by [Kyle Toucher] Raven's Creek
  Pest cover hi res.jpg CUTTER'S DEEP: WELCOME TO HELL by [Ronald McGillvray] Hell, Delaware: One Town's History of Horrific Happenings by [Kenneth W. Cain]
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Linghun--with signed bookplate The Atonement Bell - Ousley, Jim The Door in the Mountain: A Fantasy Novella by [Chris Cornetto]
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A Diabolical Plot (Guy Fawkes: Demon Hunter) by [Benjamin Langley] Tell Me When I Disappear, by Glen Hirshberg Infinite Black Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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Image Live Wire: A Novel by [Kyle Toucher, Crystal Lake Publishing] The Massacre at Yellow Hill by [C. S. Humble, Cemetery Dance Publications]
Image  QWedyr7G.jpg-small.jpeg Stix
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Wax Figures by [Aaron Weese] The Hanging Man by [Derek Muk]  Even the Worm Will Turn - Piper, Hailey Neverest by [T.L. Bodine]
This Delicious Death - Cottingham, Kayla Our Own Unique Affliction by [Scott J. Moses, DarkLit Press]  Mink: Skinning Time in Wisconsin by [Zakariah Johnson] manxiety2.jpg
Your Darling Death by [Lauren Carter]  DMV, by Bentley Little  Image
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Conjuring the Witch by Jessica Leonard The Dead Woods by [Christian Francis] Graveyard of Lost Children by [Katrina Monroe] Am I A Monster? by [J. Boote]
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Citizens of Shadow: A Vampire Tale (Beguiled by Night Book 2) by [Nicole Eigener] Vial-Thoughts-cover-web.jpg Image
17th   19th 23rd  
It Calls From Below: Anthology of Horror by [Eerie River Publishing]    Attack of the Killer Tumbleweeds by [Antonia Rachel Ward]
wind-howl-final.jpg Bitters, by Kaaron Warren  The Untimely Undeath of Imogen Madrigal Grayson Daly  
2nd 6th 13th 15th 18th
The Science Fictionary: A Dictionary of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by [Robert W. Bly, Crystal Lake Publishing] 9781955904278_FC.jpg The World You Loved (Slattery Falls Book 3) by [Brennan LaFaro] The First Time I Saw Her by [Jae Mazer] Evil Whispers, by Owl Goingback
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Les Petites Morts: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales and Folklore by [Evelyn Freeling] Our Love Will Devour Us
The Longest Summer hi res.jpg        
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The Vein The Belladonna Invitation by [Rose Biggin] The Ecstasy of Agony cover hi res.jpg
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9781955904759_FC.jpg Six Days, by Kelli Owen Our sister company, Out-of-This-World Press is releasing a killer new novel.    
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Cover of Cat Voleur's novella Revenge Arc, showing a pair of disembodied, red lips sucking on the vein of a woodcut-esque heart, framed by the words 'Revenge Arc' and an ornate red border. THE WILD FALL OFFICIAL COVER 300dpi.jpg The Encyclopocalypse of Legends and Lore: Volume One by [Stephanie Ellis, Ross Jeffery, R. J. Joseph, Rayne King, Brennan Lafaro, Tim Meyer, Mo Moshaty, Bret Nelson, Mocha Pennington, Stephanie Rabig, Judith Sonnet, Markus J. Williams, Ken Winkler, Janine Pipe]  
8th 12th   18th  
May be an image of text that says "EDITED BY KENNETH W. CAIN AND TIM MEYER NEVER WAKE AN ANTHOLOGY OF DREAM HORROR" The Promis of Plague Wolves-Coy Hall KILLTheRich.jpg Cold, Black, and Infinite, by Todd Keisling
The Devil's Promise (The Ghost Tracks Book 2) by [Celso Hurtado]        
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But A Dream by [Caitlin Marceau]

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.

Playlist of the Damned will be a collection of stories from the place where music meets the macabre featuring such authors as Philip FracassiLisa MortonMercedes M. YardleyV. CastroGemma FilesFrances Lu-Pai IppolitoCraig GidneyMaxwell GoldLinda AddisonTim WaggonerSP Miskowski, and Sofia Ajram

Cover art is being developed by the innovative surrealistic horror artist, Frank Walls, who has done a number of covers for award-winning authors. 

The book will be edited by Jessica Landry and Willow Dawn Becker, both of which have been nominated for Bram Stoker Awards® in the category of Excellence in an Anthology. (Landry, Jess. There is No Death, There are No Dead, 2021)(Becker, Willow Dawn. Mother: Tales of Love and Terror, 2022)

user avatarKevin A Davis Project Creator

A ghostly set of short stories with touches of horror, suspense, or even a laugh or two from a wild and diverse group of writers.

Wells Thompson Project Creator

A 1930s engineer builds a perpetual diving suit and gets trapped underwater for 3 years. His friend searches for him against all odds.

‘The Martian meets 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Imagine being trapped, alone, within the depths of the ocean for three years.
This is a deeply personal adventure story about grief, depression, and tentacles.’

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.

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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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