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Following a power outage in the dead of night, the residents of a leafy cul-de-sac mysteriously vanish. Amongst the missing are Eve Parker’s aunt and uncle. Desperate for answers, Eve starts digging into the history of Roanoke Road with the help of her friends, who host a true crime podcast series. What they discover could not only put them in harm’s way but also make this their last podcast, ever.

All monies donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee @decappeal) #ukraineappeal

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!


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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Optic Nerve by Rebecca Rowland.
Shawn is a scientist developing the formula for a drug to cure blindness by stimulating another area of the brain that controls perception. When he surreptitiously tests the drug on himself, he accidentally accesses a neural pathway that appears to allow him to communicate with a stranger through telepathy instead. By the time Shawn discovers the drug’s true effects, it is too late to stop the damage their intimate friendship has set in motion to unfold. A sci-fi/body horror hybrid from D&T Publishing.

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”


Metallurgy: Of Love and Death and Metal by [Stephanie Ellis] As the Night Devours Us by [Villimey Mist] Dust Bowl Children by [Wile E. Young, Emily Young]
More Modern Mythmakers: 25 Interviews with Horror and Science Fiction Writers and Filmmakers by [Michael McCarty, Crystal Lake Publishing]
Curse of the Bastards cover - old barbarian warrior Motherless Children: With Artificial Intelligence, We Are Summoning the Demon (Murder by Munchausen Sci-Fi Police Techno-Thrillers Book 5) by [M.T. Bass] The Envious Nothing: A Collection of Literary Ruin by Curtis M. Lawson The Again-Walkers by [Deborah Sheldon]
Songs of the Underland & Other Macabre Machinations by [Kurt Newton, The Ravens Quoth Press, Kara Hawkers, E. Mery Blake] Paused by [Stephanie Ellis, Elizabeth Leggett, Kenneth W. Cain] We Can Never Go Back by [Daron Kappauff]
You're Mine by [Somer Canon] The Reincarnation of Charlie by [Penn Scripter] (Re) Possessed: A sinfully funny horror comedy (24/7 Demon Mart Book 4) by [D.M.  Guay]  



Image Strange Corridors by [Harvey Bastard, Candle Phillips] Image
It Calls From the Veil: Anthology of Paranormal Horror by [Eerie River Publishing, Rachael Boucker, Holley Cornetto, Henry Ben Edom, David-Jack Fletcher , C.M. Forest, RB Kelly, Constantine E. Kiousis, Amanda Cecelia Lang, Nikki R. Leigh, Colin Leonard, Conner McAleese, CA McDonald, R. L. Meza, Danny Nicholas, Shelby Suderman, Angela Sylvaine, Trish Wilson, Nu Yang] Bluebells (Dystopia Book 6) by [Leanbh Pearson, Black Hare Press] Image Three Days in the Pink Tower by [EV Knight]
A Man in Winter

Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror by [C.R. Langille, C.H. Lindsay, K. Scott Forman, Lehua Parker, Heidi Voss, Kristi Peterson Schoonover, Joshua P. Sorensen, S.J. Townend, Arthur Goodhill, Bryan McEntire]


Classic Monsters Unleashed (Unleashed Series Book 1) by [James Aquilone, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Lisa Morton, Ramsey Campbell, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Dacre Stoker, Crystal Lake Publishing, Seanan McGuire, Maurice Broaddus , Linda D. Addison, Alessandro Manzetti, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Mercedes Yardley, Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Rena Mason, Monique Snyman, Geneve Flynn, Simon Bestwick, JG Faherty, Michael Knost, David Surface, Kelsea Yu , Lindy Ryan, Gaby Triana , Joshua Viola, Carlie St. George, Leverett Butts , Colton Worley, Mister Sam Shearon] Fortune’s Cypher: A Treasure Hunt Thriller by [Edward J. McFadden III]
Haunted Souls by [Samuel M. Hallam] Sex, Bugs & UFOs - Ebook
Bone Carver & Other Stories by [Gemma Paul]


Painfreak: Ultimate Edition by [Gerard Houarner]

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology by [Vince A. Liaguno, Rena Mason]
We Haunt These Woods by [Holley Cornetto]
Paint It Black And Other Stories (Where Nightmares Dwell) by [Sarah Jane Huntington, Velox Books]
The Mississippi Glory Hole Mutilations (The Cold Currant Chronicles Book 2) by [Peter N. Dudar]
Woodhaven by [L.J. Dougherty]
Enchanted Fairytale: A Classic Fairytale Retelling Anthology by [BBB Publishings, Alexis Taylor, Jessica Long, Rachel Starkie, Quell T. Fox, K.R. Max, Kaci M. Rose, Beth Hendrix]      



1st 2nd 7th 8thA Bad Case of Tinnitus by [Tony Evans] 16th
23rdBetween Light And Shadow (Never Sleep Again) by [Sarah Jane Huntington, Velox Books]

The Horror at Pleasant Brook


TBAThe Bone Worms, by Keith Minnion



6th 20thNo Gods For Drowning by [Hailey Piper] 27th
TBAImage Alexander's Song, by Paul F. Olson      


4th All These Subtle Deceits (Black Wells 1) 18thDark Matter Presents: Human Monsters Every House Is Haunted, by Ian Rogers 31st

Home Brewed Vampire Bullets, Vol One – Garth Jones

Yes, I know no cover yet, but it sounds so good. And here’s a link to the book trailer!


15th Rootwork (Conjure Series 1) TBA      


6thAll the Prospect Around Us (Black Wells 2) Dear Diary: Run Like Hell, by James A. Moore


Dark Matter Magazine Issue 010 Jul-Aug 2022 Issue 9 Cover Apex Magazine Issue 132
Frightmarish Zine – Issue Two Jason Barnett Cover Art


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

NEVER WAKE: An Anthology of Dream Horror

Tim Meyer: Project Creator

A horror fiction anthology focusing on the dark side of dreams, hallucinations, psychedelia, and phantasmagoria. Introduction written by Sadie Hartmann. Kickstarter goes live 29th July.

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. LansdaleJonathan MaberryGemma FilesSeanan McGuirePhilip FracassiLisa Morton, and Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Star WarsWilliam 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!

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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