Indie Bookshelf Releases 11/05/21

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Charity Publications

Silent Scream by [Alyson Faye] Giving the Devil His Due: Special Edition by [Lee Murray, Jason Sanford, Peter Tieryas, Kelley Armstrong, Kenesha Williams, Linda D Addison, Christina Henry, Hillary Monahan, Nisi Shawl, LEANNA RENEE HIEBER, Kaaron Warren, Stephen Graham Jones, Errick Nunnally, Angela Yuriko Smith, DANA CAMERON, Nicholas Kaufmann, Rebecca Brewer]   Flashes of Hope by [Anna Taborska, Dave Jeffery, Amy Grech, Matthew Davis, John Cady, Emma Lee, Gwen Weir, Ken Goldman, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin]  

Cabin Terror by [Sarah Jane Huntington]


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Horror Tree Sponsor* and Patreon Releases!

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Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology by [Jonathan Maberry, Eric J. Guignard, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine McCarthy, Gabino Iglesias, Cindy O'Quinn, Cynthia Pelayo, Christina Sng, Laurel Hightower, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Elle Turpitt, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Villimey Mist, Kev Harrison, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Linda Addison, Stephanie Wytovich, Tabatha Wood, Shane Douglas Keene, Sara Tantlinger, Alyson Faye, Baba Jide Low, S.D. Vassallo, Steven  M. Long]

Werewolves. Berserkers. Kitsune. From the most ancient times, tales have been told of people who transform into beasts. Sometimes they’re friendly and helpful. Sometimes they’re tricksters, playing jokes on their hapless victims. And sometimes, they’re terrifying.

Were Tales is a collection of scary, thrilling, dark, mysterious, and even humorous short stories and poems of shapeshifters, from the talented minds of Jonathan Maberry, Stephanie Ellis, Gabino Iglesias, Laurel Hightower, Eric J. Guignard, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Shane Douglas Keene, Clara Madrigano, Kev Harrison, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Elle Turpitt, Catherine McCarthy, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Baba Jide Low, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Cynthia Pelayo, Cindy O’Quinn, Sara Tantlinger, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Linda Addison, Villimey Mist, Tabatha Wood, and Christina Sng.


They Slipped Through the Net


The Riddle of the Mystery of the Faceless Saint by [Paul Dicken]



 Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction by [Kevin Lucia, Gwendolyn Kiste, Kelli Owen, Michael Wehunt, Todd Keisling, Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas, Robert Ford, Joshua Palmatier, Chad Lutzke] Blood, Sweat, and Fears

The Lost Librarian's Grave: Tales of Madness, Horror, and Adventure by [Redwood Press, Edward Ahern, Owen Auch, Brandon Barrows, Paul L. Bates, Matthew Chabin, Sipora Coffelt, Zach Ellenberger, J.V. Gachs, Adele Gardner, Carol Gyzander, Russell Hemmell, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Ken Hueler, Pedro Iniguez, Michelle Ann King, Kathy Kingston, Amanda Cecelila Lang, Gerri Leen, Mary Leoson, Tom Leveen, Adrian Ludens, Alison McBain, Briana Una McGuckin, Matthew McKiernan, Melissa Miles, Mike Murphy, Kurt Newton, Gregory L. Norris, Rhonda Parrish, Helen Power, Mary Jo Rabe, Angeliki Radou, Jude Reid, David Rose, Nidheesh Samant, Benjamin Thomas, Pauline Yates, Cheryl Zaidan, Ann Wycoff]


Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] A House At War: House Arrath Book 1  

White Ibis: A Horror Novella by [Wendy Dalrymple] Red Sounding: Resurrected by [Winfield H. Strock III, Valhalla Books Publisher] The Midnight Collection by [Ryan Dunn, Valhalla Books Publisher]

What One Wouldn't Do: An Anthology on the Lengths One Might Go To by [Scott J. Moses, J.A.W. McCarthy, Joanna Koch, Eric LaRocca, Hailey Piper, Christi Nogle, Cheri Kamei, Daniel Barnett, Eric Raglin, Laurel Hightower] The Pseudopod That Rocks the Cradle by [Tim Mendees] 

Wall of Dolls by [Yolanda Sfetsos] Appletown by [Antoinette Corvo] Dead in the Water by [Jennifer Soucy]

Image of The Voice of the Burning House: Poems - PREORDER Image of The Ettinfell of Beacon Hill: Gothic Tales of Boston - PREORDER Seeds by [Tabatha Wood]

Image Postcards from the Body Farm: Horror Unlimited Book 2 by [Charlotte O'Farrell] Soaking In Strange Hours: A Tristan Grieves Fragment by [Erik Hofstatter] We Will Find A Place For You: A Collection of Horror by [Elford Alley, T.L. Bodine]

The Sound of Breaking Glass: (and other weird tales) by [Christine Makepeace, Gabino Iglesias] The Cursed Caves (The Tales of Tupuqa Book 1) by [Adam Hulse] Sweet Little Chittering: A Horror Anthology by [P.J. Blakey-Novis, Tony Sands, MJ Dixon, Richard Rowntree, Freddy Beans, Rae Dixon, Teige Reid, Tristan Sargent, Annie Knox, Bob Pipe] 

Tha Happening Last Stop: Horror on Route 13 by [Eerie River  Publishing, David  Green, Holley Cornetto, L. T. Emery, Patrick J.  Foote, J.W.  Garnett, Stephen Herczeg, Abigail Linhardt, Beth W. Patterson, Lynne  Phillips, Austin  Shirey, Joshua D  Taylor, V. A.  Vazquez, Patrick  Winters]

DeadSteam II by [Bryce Raffle] Soaking In Strange Hours: A Tristan Grieves Fragment by [Erik Hofstatter]


2 Chocolateman by [Jonathan Butcher, K. Trap Jones] 5 Tenta Girl by [Stephen Barnard] 10 Origin of Evil: Beginnings by [Caroline Angel]12 With Benefits: What's a bit of fun between friends?

12 16 Field Notes from a Nightmare: An Anthology of Ecological Horror by [Alex Ebenstein] 30 Nocturnal Pursuits by [Glenn Rolfe] 


Editing: Michael David Wilson, This Is Horror Founder and Editor In Chief, podcaster, and writer (The Girl in the Video) is currently offering his freelance editing services. “Michael David Wilson invented the fine-toothed comb. His attention to detail is second to none, and he has a wonderful understanding of structure. This is a guy who knows how good writing works.”—Ray Cluley, author of WATER FOR DROWNING Michael has over ten years of editing experience and has edited books by Josh Malerman, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Graham Jones, David Moody, and many others. He’s worked with various publishing houses and small presses including Rebellion Publishing and Broken River Books. Prices start from £0.01/word. For further information go here: Contact Michael: [email protected]

Editing, critiquing, artworkEugene Johnson is a man of many talents, an award-winning editor, filmmaker and artist. He will be will be selling his art, book covers, book art, logo designs, making prints, offering short story critiques/edits, special book projects like a coloring book he’s creating with another author and more for a small fee. Initially to fund desperately needed repairs on his car, once that is complete he hopes to turn his focus towards helping others that need support. Join him in his endeavours in getting this help to those who need it. Contact him via and he can also be found on If you’d like to help him get his car fixed that bit quicker, please drop in on his Fundraiser set up by friends. (I think another link will be set up in the near future regarding his services and I’ll update it here when that happens.)

EditingElle Turpitt,, is facing redundancy. Help her by considering her as an editor. She is available for all editing work – short story, novella, novel, or chapter extracts. She also has a Ko-Fi (, or if you’d rather send a little gift to help her smile at a stressful time, she has a wishlist set up for this month ( All support is appreciated. 


Writing and Editing Services from Ben Long. Go to Ben for ‘Killer Copy, Creative Content, and Eye-opening Edits’! Ben is ‘a passionate and engaging freelancer with 2+ years of experience in a variety of writing and editing endeavors. He is also a regular contributor to several online brands in the horror niche.’ You can find out more about him here


Please send us details of any online panels, conventions, festivals and workshops and we’ll list them here.

The UK Ghost Story Festival returns for its second iteration in 2021, running from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November. Taking in three days of panels, workshops, readings, talks and more focussed on ghost stories and folk horror, this event is a must-attend for fans of supernatural fiction. With weekend passes available, as well as tickets for individual events, you can tailor your Ghost Story Festival experience to suit! (And I’ll be there – come and say hello! – Steph). Go here for more information

Kickstarters and Gofundme!

All the funds raised will help pay the writers, artist and the creation of Hybrids: Misfits, Monsters, and other Phenomena. Artwork from Luke Spooner.

Hybrid Sequence Media is proud to present new stories and poetry from: Jonathan Maberry, Lee Murray, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lucy Snyder, Michael Bailey, Dacre Stoker, Michael Knost, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Gene Flynn, Alicia Hilton, Alessandro Manzetti, Romie Stott,  Tim Waggoner, D. Harlan Wilson, Cindy O’Quinn, Jamal Hodge, John Palisano, Gabino Iglesias, Philip Fracassi, SL Edwards, John Claude Smith, Jeffrey Thomas, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and Linda D. Addison. With an Introduction by Doug Murano.

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

Trembling With Fear: Year 4 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis] Trembling With Fear: More Tales From The Tree: Volume 3 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell] Trembling With Fear: Serial Killers: Volume 2 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell]

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