Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/01/2022
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Amazing Offer! is a charity fantasy and horror anthology benefiting the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Inspired by vintage ads, the stories and poems will remind readers of the ads that once appeared in magazines, newspapers, and comic books, from face cream to man eating plants.
This anthology features work from Angelica Fiori, Allen Ashley, Ann Wuehler, Ben Walker, Catherine McCarthy, Cindy O’Quinn, Edward Barnfield, Julie Sevens, Marilyn Cavicchia, N S Ford, Nicholas Hayes, Nikki R. Leigh, Norbert Góra, Patricia Miller, Patrick Barb, Sarah Budd, Sarah Jane Huntington, and Simon Clarke.
At the time of print, 100 million people have been displaced globally. The IRC helps families that had to make the excruciating decision to flee their homes. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the IRC.
Thank you for your contribution.
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!
PART OF THE PROFIT FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK IN 2022 WILL BE GOING TO CHILDREN’S CHARITIES IN THE UK.
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)
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”
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. One slot open in May for novel or novella. Slots open in June and beyond as well. Schedule in April or May for anytime in 2022 and receive 20% off. Mention Horror Tree and make it 25%. For more information go to hookofabook.wordpress.com/editing/.
The Strangle of Ivy: A Short Gothic Horror Film
Creeping ivy… dark secrets… When Samantha uncovers what lies at the heart of her childhood home, she’ll never be the same again.
Bitter Nectar. “The death of a loved one in pain. A sacrifice so one of two may live. Leaving love, because it’s what’s best for all involved. These pieces are the syrup riddled with ash in one’s mouth. A cool sip of water as one’s world burns around them. Hope and melancholia in hybrid portions.”
This anthology will be a mix of solicited pieces as well as 10-13 (poetry and prose) pieces pulled from an open call if this project is fully funded. The Kickstarter funds will be used to pay writers $0.02/word (more if stretch-goals are met), hire a cover artist (George Cotronis/@ravenkult), hire a professional editor (The Wallflower Editing LLC, @Rae_Oestreich), purchase rewards/ship them to backers, and pay Kickstarter’s 10% fee on all proceeds. – Scott J. Moses
Shakespeare Unleashed, edited by James Aquilone and published by Monstrous Books and Crystal Lake Publishing, is an anthology of horror short stories and sonnest inspired by the Bard’s works. (There’s a comic book, too.)
Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet… all get the horror treatment…by some of the biggest names in the genre — including Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Gemma Files, Seanan McGuire, Philip Fracassi, Lisa Morton, and Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Avengers and Deadpool Does Shakespeare.
Plus, an introduction by Weston Ochse, who is not only an award-winning horror writer — but has also taught Shakespeare!
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.
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Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her longer work includes the folk horror novels, The Five Turns of the Wheel and Reborn, and the novellas, Bottled and Paused. Her novel, The Woodcutter, is due for release via Brigids Gate Press in 2023. Her dark poetry has been published in her collections Lilith Rising (co-authored with Shane Douglas Keene), Foundlings (co-authored with Cindy O’Quinn) and Metallurgy, as well as the HWA Poetry Showcase Volumes VI, VII, VIII, and IX and Black Spot Books Under Her Skin. She can be found supporting indie authors at HorrorTree.com via the weekly Indie Bookshelf Releases. She is an active member of the HWA and can be found at https://stephanieellis.org, on Twitter at @el_stevie, Instagram stephanieellis7963 and also somewhere on Facebook.