Indie Bookshelf Releases 06/10/2022

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The project started as a simple one. In 2013, Ken MacGregor came up with the brilliant idea for a special auction prize at our annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash to raise money for the Dominican Literacy Center. The raffle offered folks a way to help others transform their lives. In return, the owner of the winning ticket earned something special. Their name would become the focus of the contributing author’s stories. Hero, villain, victim, or monster. It was up to the author in how they used them. As an added bonus to task the author’s creative skills, they were asked to include something special to the winner. Previous items had been dogs or a traveling circus. Our most recent raffle winner was selected and our authors had a name for their upcoming inspiration, Angela. The only other requirement the winner set was a penguin had to be involved.
When it was all said and done, there were eleven talented authors who crafted tales you are sure to remember when you hear the name Angela.

With stories by M.C. St John, Jen Sexton-Riley, RD Doan, Ross Baxter, Sarah Sigfried, B.A. Ries, Juleigh Howard Hobson, Kristi Peterson Schoonover, Rowan Hill, Nicolas J. Evans, and JC Rudkin.

An anthology of horror set in 2022 written by the some of the best up-and-coming authors of dark fiction.
38 great short stories.
Horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction.
For adults only!


With her hauntingly beautiful reimagining of archetypal monsters from classic horror, Anne Rice was the undisputed queen of contemporary gothic literature. Her contribution to the movement first established by Shelley, Stoker, and Stevenson revitalized and continues to inspire dark fiction writers and readers. Dancing in the Shadows pays tribute to Rice’s legacy with tales from today’s most innovative authors, drawing from the darkness where vampires and witches, mummies and rougarous, spirits and demons move to the music of nightmares.

Featuring stories by  C. W. Blackwell, Anthony S. Buoni, Holley Cornetto, Stephanie Ellis, Douglas Ford, Lee Andrew Forman, Holly Rae Garcia, KC Grifant, Greg Herren, Christine Lajewski, Tim Mendees, Scotty Milder, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, E. F. Schraeder, Angela Yuriko Smith, Morgan Sylvia, Lamont A. Turner, Gordon B. White, and Trish Wilson ; edited by Elaine Pascale and Rebecca Rowland

100% proceeds benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO)

Nothing is as it seems.

Your reflection beckons you through the looking glass. Step through the cracks and travel paths where the darkness twists familiar shapes, where the once safe havens are overrun with danger, and the mundane objects of your life are forever changed.

Twenty authors share their view of the world through the shattered and splintered shards of their imaginations. Where does perception end and reality begin?

Raising money for The Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department (GHAVFD).

Take a journey through Michael Carter’s boneyard by way of thirty-five bite-sized flash fictions. All with a speculative bent, the tales explore the magical and the real, outdoor life and the American West, delve into the psychology and horrors of crime, correction, and rehabilitation, and provide a glimpse of the end of the world as we know it. What else is waiting to be uncovered in the boneyard? There’s only one way to find out. Proceeds from corporate retail distributors (e.g., Amazon, B&N) will be donated to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals in Spokane, Washington, & Galveston, Texas, USA.

An anthology of 206-word horror stories/flash fiction showcasing some of the freshest horror writers out there today. There are 206 bones in the adult human skeleton. Our writers gave us 206-word stories, one word per bone. We, Bag of Bones Press, have selected and published 206 of these absolute beasts for your enjoyment.

All profit from the sale of this book in 2022 will be going to children’s charities in the UK.

Each precious thing I show you in this book is a holy relic from the night we both perished-the night when I combed you from my hair and watered the moon with your blood.

You’ve lost a lot of blood . . .

50% of proceeds will be donated to Trans Lifeline (@TransLifeline)

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Releasing June 24th!


Really pleased to be able to share the latest release from Trembling with Fear. All the work published under the TWF banner over 2021 can be found in the pages of these two volumes – the weekly zine and all those serials, unholy trinities and specials!

Releasing June 30, 2022 from Filthy Loot Press

“Lesson number one: don’t get attached to anyone. Being a cannibal is the only way to truly succeed in this business.” He placed one hand on the door handle, then thought a moment and smiled to himself. “The problem is, once you take a bite, it will never be enough.”   

After a fortuitous encounter at a local book convention, a liberal arts graduate accepts a position at a flashy publishing company under the tutelage of its charismatic owner only to learn that the press is led, and fed, by a literal boogeyman.

from Michael Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Licker and 100 Jolts – “Rowland tells an exceptionally tight and fast-paced tale about a unique legendary creature stalking the modern publishing industry”

from Tim Murr, Stranger With Friction – “Rowland has a narrative mastery that makes you feel as if a good friend is pulling you in close to tell you some special secret…You’ll be left shook”

from L. Stephenson, author of The Goners – “With genderqueer horror fiction clawing its way to center stage, Rowland’s tale is a transgressive mindfuck that will leave you irreparably unnerved”

Rome may have fallen, but its greatest hero still fights.

Once a fearsome gladiator, Anton’s life changed upon receiving the kiss of a vampire. Now the enforcer of the supernatural world, Anton’s job is to protect the secret world hidden within our own. But not all monsters are willing to lay low—some passionately yearn for a return to the good old days when they fed openly and dominated humanity. These diehards will go to any lengths to achieve their goal, even if it means destroying Anton. But Anton guards a terrible ancient secret, and those foolish enough to challenge him soon discover there are things even monsters fear.

The Name of Fear Collection contains three stories featuring Anton’s exploits:

  • The Name of Fear
  • Blood Mania
  • Anton and the Cosmic Fury of the Old One

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N is for Nautical (A to Z of Horror Book 14) by [Richard Beauchamp, Tim Mendees, Kaitlin Tremblay, Donna Cuttress, Paul Chown, Rachel L. Tilley, Michael Anthony Dioguardi, O.D. Smith, Joseph S. Walker, Malina Douglas]




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Dark Matter Magazine Issue 009 May-Jun 2022 Issue 9 Cover Issue 129 cover
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An abortion. A haunting. An alien abduction. A sapphic love story.  My novel will have it all, and you can be part of it. Donate to the Kickstarter to learn what goes in to writing, publishing, and promoting a self-published novel. 

At the heart of this project is a desire to prove that writers can successfully self-publish and earn a modest living. In return backers will receive ebook, paperback, and hardback copies of the finished novel, as well as an invaluable writing resource for those taking the leap of faith that is embarking on a first-novel journey. 

Black Cat Chronicles: Invasion Antarctica. Truth is Scarier Than Fiction. Starting 1st June from Black Cat Publishing.

Les Petites Morts: An Anthology of Erotic Horror Fairy Tales. A dark, seductive collection of fairy tales, folklore and mythology, featuring authors and illustrators from around the world. Starting 1st June from Ghost Orchid Press.

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

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