Indie Bookshelf Releases 09/22/2023

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‘Bill and Joyce Spangler managed to avoid being hit by the pieces of the Chinese booster rocket that fell to Earth in late 2022. So far, though, that’s all they’ve managed to avoid.

Over the past 18 months, the couple has been pummeled by a string of emergencies too preposterous for fiction. They could only happen in real life.
Bill is a comic book author, science fiction writer and a journalist. He’s perhaps best known for his work on various Robotech comic series, but he has written so much more, including a recent publication in the legendary magazine Weird Tales. Sadly, a genetic disorder, caused by a defect in the gene called PTEN, has caught up to him. PTEN has already claimed the life of his sister Mary. But no one is giving up on Bill. We want him to be around as long as possible.
Bill is facing many serious health problems that are overwhelming his ability to manage day-to-day tasks. He struggles to walk. He’s had many falls and injuries. Joyce does everything she can to help, but she has her own health challenges, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis, which limit what she can do. She works as a school psychologist, but the school year is about to end and she will have to go on unemployment. And these problems were aggravated when they had to replace the dishwasher, the home computer and the boiler that heats their home. (Yes, we’re serious.) She’s overwhelmed. He’s overwhelmed.
They won’t be able to afford the medical tests and procedures, as well as the associated costs to obtain the everyday home health care that Bill now needs. Friends and family have been generous with their help, but he needs someone who can be physically present every day. That requires money to hire professional help.
We’ve set a goal of $10,000 for the drive. According to GoFundMe rules, no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or promotions can be offered in exchange for any donations made. If you can’t afford to give, or even if you can, please share this post. As the British say, every little helps.’

Gloom House Publishing & Mothers of Mayhem proudly offer this charity anthology of horrors — Nursery Stories for Dumb Crotch Goblins: A Child’s Garden of Curses. All proceeds go to DONATE LIFE AMERICA.

We all have an inner child. Sometimes that child is joyful and well-behaved, a shining symbol of nostalgia. At other times, that inner presence is decidedly darker and more disturbed, a small figure crouched in our mental shadows, grinning menacingly while holding a sharp knife. Our formative years teach us much about ourselves and the adults we will become. They teach us what delights us and what devastates us. They also reveal to us what we fear most in the world. Whether empirical and rational or imagined and impossible, such fears tend to stay with us. These stories are what happens when adult horror authors give their inner children permission to come out and play. But the authors in this book aren’t just any authors, and their inner children didn’t just come out and play; they ran amok, leaving trails of carnage and bloody sneaker prints across the floor. Good luck getting these uncomfortable and terrifying bedtime stories out of your head.

This title features…
Jay Wilburn, Edward Lee, Christine Morgan, M Ennenbach, Brian Keene, Ruthann Jagge, Allisha McAdoo, Carver Pike, Kristopher Triana, Megan Stockton, Chris Grindstaff, Lucas Milliron, Dani Brown, Russell Holbrook

​’From Edgar Allan Poe’s Ragged Mountains to the shores of Tidewater’s Seven Cities… From the blood-soaked battlegrounds of the Civil War to the shadowy political arena of the D.C. Beltway… We have four hundred years’ worth of ghost stories, folk horrors, small-town terrors, urban legends, backwoods beasts, otherworldly secrets, and down-home Southern Gothic. Within this idyllic landscape, there are many dark corners. Within these pages, Virginia authors explore twenty-three dangerous destinations, myths, and monsters from the Commonwealth’s past, present, and future. Read on, if you dare.

Dark Corners of the Old Dominion is a collaborative project by several Virginia authors including Joesph Maddrey, Michael Rook, Dr. Querus AbuttuBryan Nowak, Dee Southerland, D. Alexander Ward, and Red Lagoe.

Every author in this anthology has strong ties to Virginia and it is clear in the stories and poems they’ve created. They are steeped in the salty waters of the Chesapeake Bay, pulsing with the thrum of the beltway, and bleeding from old battlefield scars.

Each story and poem was donated by the individual authors, and all proceeds from sales will go to Scares That Care.’

For the marginalized and oppressed, the expression of dread varies greatly. There has been no safer place than art to communicate such powerful thoughts and feelings. And never have these voices been so embraced as in the horror genre. Hence, the existence of this important book—We’re Here: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Horror. Comprised of twelve stories, We’re Here boldly speaks its mind, presents old and new horrors, and celebrates the beautiful spectrum of otherness. Even in fiction, we live our truths.

Contributing authors:
Judith Sonnet, Hailey Piper, Angelique Jordonna, Sumiko Saulson, Michael R. Collins, Pippa Bailey, Ruth Anna Evans, Evan J. Peterson, Dan B. Fierce, James Lefebure, Anton Cancre, Jason LaVelle

All proceeds go to The Trevor Project.

Three horrific stories of crop-killing fungal outbreaks, ancient sources of sustenance, and a ravishing hunger for which there is no cure.

“The Last Slaughter” by Douglas Ford

“Cat Food” by Holly Rae Garcia

“Rock of Ages” by Rebecca Rowland

“Being constantly hungry can make a person desperate. These three authors explore what horrors could transpire in a society where everyone is hungry all the time – an all too real possibility given the climate crisis the world is grappling with.” -Bev Vincent, author of Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences.

All proceeds benefit Texas food banks.

Not an anthology but a variety of things offered in order to support the Pixel Project in its campaign against violence against women. This particular spot is via the ever-wonderful and supportive, Angela Yuriko Smith. Check out what she is offering for a donation.

‘Please share if you can. Read For Pixels is getting hit hard in the moneys. There are all levels of awards, but $250 gets someone a talk show spot, written interview, audio podcast and a BONUS full page ad in Space and Time (magazine). Transferrable.’ – Angela Yuriko Smith.

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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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‘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


Books on the Craft

Oct 5th



Short Story Collections

Love the Sinner by [Mo Moshaty, Elle Turpitt, Carey Oxler, Stephanie Ellis] Head Games: A Collection of Short Horror, Science Fiction, Weird, and Unusual Stories (Strange Stories for Peculiar People) by [K.G. Lewis, Velox Books] The Ecstasy of Agony cover hi res.jpg Back Roads and Frontal Lobes, by Brady Allen
Apprehension: a collection of nightmares by [Justin Hamelin] Picture      


Tales from the Clergy: Stories Inspired by Ghost by [Mark C. Scioneaux, A Nameless Editor] Midnight Under the Big Top: Tales of Madness, Murder, and Magic by [Stephen King, Cemetery Dance Publications, Brian Freeman] The Second Black Beacon Book of Mystery (The Black Beacon Books of Mystery) by [Cameron Trost, Dave Duncan, Karen Keeley, Josh Pachter, Edward Lodi, F. K. Restrepo, E. E. King, Yvonne Ventresca, Maggie King, Joseph S. Walker] Eldritch Investigations: Lovecraftian Tales of Occult Detection by [Tim Mendees, C.T. Phipps, Simon Bleaken]

Novels and Novellas

Image The Morass: Servant of the Fly God by [Zachary Ashford, Crystal Lake Publishing]
Popsicle The Belladonna Invitation by [Rose Biggin]
Country Roads by [Colin Leonard, Elizabeth Leggett, Elle Turpitt, Stephanie Ellis] Skin Grows Over by [Lucy Elizabeth Allan] 9781955904759_FC.jpg I'm Having Regrets by [Caitlin Marceau]
The Lodge: A Horror Novel by [Jeremy Eads, Wicked House Publishing] Six Days, by Kelli Owen Our sister company, Out-of-This-World Press is releasing a killer new novel. A Red Winter in the West, by C. S. Humble
Hysteria: Lolly & Lady Vanity by [Ali Seay] Bee Tornado (Creature Features) by [Chris Sorensen]  



Short Story Collections (inc. non-fiction work)

Back Roads and Frontal Lobes by [Brady Allen, Cemetery Dance Publications]

101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered - Hartmann, Sadie


An Unholy Triquetra: Celtic Fairy Tales (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 9) by [Jason Parent, William Meikle, Curtis M. Lawson, Crystal Lake Publishing] Not A Good Fit At This Time by [Adam Hulse, Sarah Huntington] Image 20,000 Bloody Words by [Denver Grenell]
THE APOCALYPSE-A-DAY DESK CALENDAR: OMNIBUS EDITION by [Norman Prentiss, Cemetery Dance Publications] Image  



Saltwater Sorrows by [Rhonda Parrish, Laura VanArendonkBaugh, Jennifer R. Donohue, Adria Laycraft, Sarah Van Goethem, Catherine MacLeod, E.E. King, V.F. LeSann, Paul A. Hamilton, Morgan Melhuish] 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] Shallow Waters Vol.9: A Flash Fiction Anthology (A Series of Supernatural Stories Book 11) by [Crystal Lake Publishing, Tom Deady, Jay Bechtol, Francesca Maria, Gregg Stewart, Diana Olney, Maxwell Marais, Naching T. Kassa, Amanda M. Blake, Claire Davon, Andrew Martin Robinson, K. J. Shepherd, Evan Bond, Jim Horlock, Derek Clendening, Jonah Buck]
Image WITCH WIZARD WARLOCK by [Robert Lupton, Josh Strossberg, Dwain Campbell, Dr. Ayman Cole, Lawrence Dagstine, Ann Solindky, AE Stueve, Seth Lindbert, David  Morris, Carol McConnell] The Dead Shall Rise: Zombie Zombie Zombie (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 10) by [Armand Rosamilia, Jay Wilburn, Erin Louis, Crystal Lake Publishing] Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight - Montalban, Vanessa From Beyond the Threshold: Cosmic Horror Anthology by [Eerie River Publishing, Tim Mendees]

Novels and Novellas

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. Dehiscent by [Ashley Deng, Ivy Teas, Alex Woodroe] Lacuna's Point by [Tim Meyer, DarkLit Press] THE WILD FALL OFFICIAL COVER 300dpi.jpg
Mosaic by [Catherine McCarthy] The Vein Image
Her Teeth, Like Waves by [Nikki R. Leigh] The Local Truth: White Harbor: Book 1 by [Carlos E. Rivera] Walking Shadow (A Stone/Darke Mystery Book 1) by [Mickey Lewis] Dark Visitations (Feral Rebirth) by [Alison Armstrong] Electric Blue
FAULT by [Lumen Reese] What Happened at Hawthorne House by [Hadassah Shiradski, Stephanie Ellis] I'm Having Regrets by [Caitlin Marceau] safe_place_cover_wip2 Bad Moon Rising, by Luisa Colon
Pitfall (Paperback Edition) Pale Winter Sun by [Michael R Collins] Butterscotch: A Raventree Hollow Story (A Machete & Quill Horror) by [Ryan Hoyt]
Cretaceous Canyon: A Prehistoric Thriller by [Deborah Sheldon] Madness From the Sea: Cthulhu’s Lure by [Jonathon Cross] Her Teeth, Like Waves - Leigh, Nikki R.



4th TBA
anOther Mythology: Poems by [Maxwell I. Gold]

Short Story Collections

5th 12th 21st 23rd TBA
You Are My Sunshine cover art by Rachel Lobbenberg. Featuring a chiurascuro style still life of sunflowers, some of which are decaying and falling to the table below. The middle sunflower is sprouting cephalopod-like tentacles. Several other sunflowers are bleeding. You Only Live Once: Signed and Numbered Edition


5th 8th 19th    
Seers and Sibyls by [MJ Pankey, Elizabeth Leggett] Wilted Pages: An Anthology of Dark Academia by [Ai Jiang, Christi Nogle, Gabino Iglesias, Premee Mohamed, Suzan Palumbo, John Langan, R.J. Joseph, R.B. Lemberg, Jo Kaplan, Steve Rasnic Tem] Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology by [Shane Hawk, Theodore C. Van Alst]
Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West by [Jeff Strand, David J. Schow, Jill Girardi, Ronald Kelly, Jesse Allen Champion, Drew Huff, Vivian Kasley, Edward Lee, Patrick R. McDonough, L.M. Labat, Joe R. Lansdale, Brennan LaFaro, Owl Goingback, Kenzie Jennings, Wile E. Young, Briana Morgan, R.J. Joseph]        

Novels and Novellas

The Promis of Plague Wolves-Coy Hall The Night Prophets, by Paul F. Olson The Devil Device by [Dave Jeffery] BETA: A Technological Nightmare by [Sammy Scott]
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Ignore the Dead: an existential horror by [Jay Sizemore]



The Dead Pennies, by Robert Ford
The Black Lord by [Colin Hinckley, Echo Echo, Alex Woodroe] Blood Crazy: The highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic horror-thriller is back! (Blood Crazy Series Book 1) by [Simon Clark] Hemlock Island: A Novel by [Kelley Armstrong]
15th   16th 19th  


Red Rabbit by [Alex Grecian]
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Apparitions THE EERIE BROTHERS and THE WITCHES OF AUTUMN by [Sheldon Higdon, Florian Garbay, Cin Ferguson, Broos Campbell] String Them Up by [William Sterling, Crystal Lake Publishing] Image  



Blood and Verse        

Short Story Collections

10th 17th TBA    
Root Rot & Other Grim Tales by [Sarah Read] Picture Image  

Anthologies (including non-fiction)

1st 13th 15th 17th 24th
Remains to be Told: Dark Tales of Aotearoa edited by Lee Murray Morbidologies by [John F.D. Taff and Shane D. Keene, John F.D. Taff, Shane D. Keene]
31st TBA      
In the Cold, Cold Ground, edited by Ed Kurtz May be an image of 1 person and text that says "BRIGID'S SISTERS The Art of Elizabeth Leggett WITHSTORIES AND POEMS BY Melinda Snodgrass Caroline Spector Jane Lindskold Carrie Vaughn Lezlie Revelle Zucker .Phillips Catherine McCarthy Michelle Garza Melissa Larson Emily Mah Louise Monroe Cindy O'Quinn Cammie Lee Leary Stephanie Ellis Agatha Andrews Edited By Heather and S.D. Vassallo"    

Novels and Novellas

3rd   5th   6th
Image The Wolf and the Favour by [Catherine McCarthy, Tony Evans, Carrie Allison-Rolling, Stephanie Ellis] Hollow (A Linkville Horror Series Book 4) by [Mike Salt, DarkLit Press]
10th     12th 13th
Frost Bite Foxfire by [Rowan Hill] Silent Key by [Laurel Hightower] Image
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House of Bad Memories by [Michael David Wilson] The Wretched Bones (A Ben Shivers Mystery Book 1) by [C.M. Saunders] ABJECT FEAR EBOOK COVER.jpg Through a Glass, Darkly, by W. H. Hussey
24th   31st TBA  
Clay Boy by [Craig E. Sawyer, Elizabeth Leggett, Alyson Faye, Stephanie Ellis] That Night in the Woods, by Kristopher Triana




Novels and Novellas

7th 11th 14th   21st
Winter Harvest by [Ioanna Papadopoulou]
  28th TBA    
The Cartoon Life and Loves of a Stupid Man by [Marc Joan] Smoke, in Crimson, by Greg F. Gifune    

Short Story Collections


Anthologies (including non-fiction)

Strange Tales of Terror, edited by Eugene Johnson

Novels and Novellas

1st TBA      
But A Dream by [Caitlin Marceau] The Plastic Priest, by Nicole Cushing May be an image of 1 person and text that says "Testament of the Stars Alexandra Beaumont Û Our Fate Burns With The Stars"    

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.

‘Now, I am both proud and honored to announce that we are collaborating with the Subotsky family to revive the classic British Horror Studio Amicus. This collaboration marks their very first feature film in over 30 years—perhaps even longer, right?

Our upcoming film will be titled “In the Grip of Terror.” It follows a Gothic macabre medical theme that might evoke memories of the 1972 Amicus classic, “Asylum.”

While our campaign has yet to launch, I sincerely encourage you to visit and follow our campaign page. Together, we can make Horror History by reviving one of Britain’s most beloved studios.’

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Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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