Indie Bookshelf Releases 12/23/2022

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FEMINA: A Collection Of Dark Fiction explores the horror of womanhood. Or, more accurately, the horror of gender norms and societal expectations placed on women. This collection features work that delves into themes of identity, motherhood, sexuality, and isolation. A mix of Kristen Roupenian’s Cat Person And Other Stories and Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body And Other Parties: Stories, this collection is a blend of psychological, supernatural, and body horror. FEMINA looks at the horror of being a woman in a man’s world. Raising money for Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Out Dec 3rd. Purchase links available soon.

A centaur seeks illicit surgery in an alien bodily modification club.

Two medieval monks react to their transformation and demonic pregnancy in very different ways.

A resourceful trans teen destroys sports bigots through the power of pluckiness…and abundant body horror.

A stellar cathedral crosses galaxies to dump the corpse of God into a star before the mission devolves into a panoply of psychedelic orgies.

A doxxed teen falls victim to violent assault and dishes out some harrowing retribution of their own.

Over thirty Trans and Gender Nonconforming creators unite to voice their rage, and the rules of conventional Horror go out the f$%&ing window in this collection featuring murderous pleasure-bots; proselytizing zombies; acid-filled alien cops; science run amok; sorcerers, ghouls, cannibals…and that barely scratches the grave-dirt.

An estimated 40,000 people are currently incarcerated for non-violent, marijuana related offenses in the United States. As many states begin to roll out decriminalization acts, medical licenses, and recreational stores, it is more important than ever that awareness is raised for folks that have been arrested, charged, or convicted for something that is widely no longer considered a crime in many parts of the country.

Edited by Donnie Goodman and Meghan The Horror Babe, STRANGE WEEDS is a horror anthology that contains a bevy of marijuana centered horror stories in order to benefit The Last Prisoner Project.

Hot Off the Press is the latest charity anthology from Red Cape Publishing, compiled by Jay Michaels and Monster Smith in aid of FAST UK – the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.

This anthology features over forty pieces of flash fiction from some of the biggest names in the indie horror community, including screenwriters, actors, directors, authors and producers.

So dim the lights, draw the curtains, and settle in for an onslaught of short bites of fiction.

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade When all they give us is hell, we will respond with only fury.

More details coming soon!

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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Dearly Departed…

…we are gathered here today to witness zombie drag queens terrorize small town gay bars, oversexed Jackalopes challenge sanity, skin dealers sell satiety, vampiric lesbians cure what ails them, possessed Ouija boards and evil puppets haunt fans of the occult, and cult-creating club kids teach the children that anyone can be beautiful, but it takes real talent to be truly sickening.

In this 13-tale collection of dark fiction spanning a decade, Sèphera Girón and Andrew Robertson have selected their favourite frights, including new, previously published and alternate versions of their gravest hits.

Just in time for Christmas! Treat yourself or friends and family to some of these treats. Note some might be near the end of their offer period so don’t delay!
Crystal Lake Publishing
The following Crystal Lake titles are on sale for only 99c each:
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths (join the Crystal Lake journey for bonus content, special offers, in-depth articles from our authors, giveaways, and quite a few free eBooks):
Eerie River Publishing
Stephanie Ellis – yes, I’ve a freebie and some offers as well!
As the Wheel Turns – More Tales from the Weald. Folk horror short story collection. 0.99c.
From Dec 26-Jan 3rd Poetry, all 0.99c:
Foundlings by Cindy O’Quinn and Stephanie Ellis
Metallurgy by Stephanie Ellis
Lilith Rising by Stephanie Ellis and Shane Douglas Keene
Uncanny Valley Days by [C.J. Sampera] Something Stirs Go It Alone by [Monster Smith]

Dark Matter Presents: Human Monsters

Old Man Rider: Stories by Beau Johnson At First Glance (Destined) by [Dark Rose Press, Nicole Kay, August van Stralen, Avery Hunter, Brianna Malotke, Brianna Witte, Cara Twomey, Cherie Lynae Cabrera Suski, Chris Tattersall, Christopher T. Dabrowski, Diana Black, Donna Cuttress, Dusty Davis, Finnian Burnett, Hazel Ragaire, J.D. Douwes, Jacek Wilkos, Jenny Logan, Jessa Novak, John Mueter, Kailey Alessi, Kara Hawkers, Kerri Merriam, Kimberly Gray, Kimberly Rei, Kyvin Titanite, Liena Delvan, Linda M. Crate, Linda Marie Pankow, Lori Green, M. Anchor Mars, Miranda Reynolds, Nicole Kay, Pasquale Trozzolo, Paula MacDonald, R.H. Argent, R.S. Nevil, Rachel K. Bonitz, Renee Cronley, Reuben Paul, River South, Rosetta Yorke, S. Jade Path, S.T. May, Shawna Renee Lewis, Tiffiny Rose Allen, Velian Dusk] They Were Here Before Us: A Novella in Pieces by [Eric LaRocca ]
A Hint of Hitchcock: Stories Inspired by the Master of Suspense by [Cameron Trost, Josh Pachter, Rebecca Demarest, Joseph Walker, Paulene Turner, Jason Fischer, Elizabeth Elwood, David Carroll, Roger Johns, Andy Rausch] Camp Slasher Lake: Volume Two by [D.W. Hitz] 9781915691026.jpgEighteen original Gothic tales.
Short story collection
Body Count (Epic Mayhem Book 2) by [Jeff Thomson] Beach Bodies by [Nick Kolakowski]
Shallow Waters: Special Halloween Edition (A Series of Supernatural Stories Book 9) by [Crystal Lake Publishing, William Meikle, Richard Thomas, Tom Deady, Jay Bechtol, Karen Bayly, Joseph VanBuren, Francesca Maria, Roxie Voorhees, Sheldon Woodbury, Madison McSweeney, Tom Coombe, Larry Hinkle, Ricki Whatley, Anthony D. Redden, Wil Dalton, Matt Bliss, Rhea Rose, Kim Mannix, Joe Mynhardt (editor)] Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: Confessions Of A 911 Dispatcher by [Phillip Tomasso] Shadmocks & Shivers: New Tales inspired by the stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes by [R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Adrian Cole, Stephen Laws, John Llewellyn Probert, Jim Pitts, Dave Brzeski] No description available.
No description available. Those You Killed by [Christopher Badcock, DarkLit Press] The Bucket List by [Mark Towse, Chisto Healy] Hallowed Oblivion (The Wild Oblivion) by [Katherine Silva]
WAR by [ Jodie Angell, Zachary Finn, Stephen Herczeg, L.N. Hunter, Pedro Iniguez , Jodi Jensen, Bob Johnston, Alexander B. Joy, John McNichol, Steven Lord, Alexander Nachaj, John Taloni, Ann Wuehler, Julie Sevens, T.J. Berg, Jodi Christensen, D. Kershaw]
They Mostly Come at Night: Collected Short Fiction by [Wesley Southard, Brian Keene]Short story collection Always Read the Label (The Last Podcast Book 2) by [Mark Robinson]
Return of the Living Elves by [BRIAN ASMAN, Shelly Lyons]
O is for Outbreak (A to Z of Horror Book 15) by [Josh Schlossberg, Damir Salkovic, Eric Thomas, S.G. Kubrak, Pauline E. Dungate, John Ryland, Carlton Herzog, Lisa Zang, Jonathan Inbody, B.F. Vega]


Wimbledon Common: A charity anthology benefitting The Smith Family Foundation (Dark Themed Children's Stories Book 2) by [Black Hare Press, Jodie Angell, Karen Bayly, Christy Brown, Dawn Burdett, Maggie D. Brace, Tracy Davidson, Dawn DeBraal, D.J. Elton, Megan Feehley, J.W. Garrett, Gabby Gilliam, Rachel Ginsburg, Henry Herz, Kevin Hopson, L.N. Hunter, Isabelle Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Blaise Langlois, Steven Lord, Kayleigh Maddocks, Laura Nettles, Carl Papa Palmer , Leanbh Pearson, Lynne Phillips, Hazel Ragaire, N.E. Rule, A.H. Syme, D.J. Tyrer, S. Jade Path, D. Kershaw, Ben Thomas]
Exist by [Caroline Angel]
Shithole USA by [Mark Zirbel]
The Crows of Smith's Booth by [Ash Hartwell, matthew cash] 3:33 by [Mark Towse] Hares in the Hedgerow (Gardening Guidebooks Trilogy Book 2) by [Jessica McHugh]  
1stMonochrome Noir: Book IV: A Drowning Man: A Drowning Man by [Jack Wells] 6thAll the Prospect Around Us (Black Wells 2) Dear Diary: Run Like Hell, by James A. Moore
15th 19thThe Hungry Deep (Gothic Folk Book 1) by [J.L. Murray] 20thClean Fiction: Winter Edition 2022 by [Amy Lynn McConahy, Kelly Barr, Samantha Nelson, Brianna Wilkie, Jessica Bertrand, Kate Willis, Laura A. Grace] Shallow Waters: Special Christmas Edition (A Series of Supernatural Stories Book 10) by [Crystal Lake Publishing, Taylor Grant, William Meikle, Tom Deady, Karen Bayly, Kenneth W. Cain, Anthony D. Redden, Ken MacGregor, Theresa Derwin, Francesca Maria, Anthony D  Redden, Maria Francesca, C. C. Dockins, Vivian  Kasley, Madison McSweeney (author) McSweeney, Trish Wilson, Stephanie Parent, Matt Bliss, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Aaron Harrington, Joseph VanBuren, Joe Mynhardt] 29thThis Cold Night by [Erica Schaef, Elizabeth Leggett, Carrie Allison-Rolling, Stephanie Ellis]
Book cover showing a gunslinger surrounded by monster spiders. 23rd 24th TBA
1stThe Eater of Gods, by Dan FranklinSupernatural Thriller Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev Vincent, and Kealan Patrick Burke TBA
4thLinghunModern gothic ghost novella 18th TBA  
Dark Matter Magazine Issue 010 Jul-Aug 2022 Issue 9 Cover Apex Magazine Issue 132
Frightmarish Zine – Issue Two Jason Barnett Cover Art Book Cover

Lynn Love

**Editorial Sale** A third off all critique packages through September. Send her your dark stories.

Go to her website Lynn Love is a UK-based editor, mentor and ghost story writer whose short stories and serials have appeared in print and online in The Horror Tree, Inferno anthology by The Infernal Clock, Daughters of Darkness II anthology by Black Angel Press, Writing Magazine, Mslexia and The People’s Friend among others. She’s a reader for Flame Tree Press and London Literary Scouting.

Erin Al-Mehairi

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. For more information go to

Michael David Wilson

‘I’m currently open to new clients for editing and writing consultations. If you’re interested in my freelance editing services please drop me a line at [email protected] . I offer two levels of fiction editing and Skype writing consultations.’

Services include: Story Overview, Full In-depth Edit, Skype Writing Consultations.

Go here to find out more :

Ben Long

Writing – Whether you’re looking for fresh blog content, catchy social media copy, or someone to overhaul your brand/site, I would more than happy to help.

Persuasive copywriting, engaging content writing, and everything in between – I love it all.

Editing:  Need someone to correct typos and grammatical mistakes in your manuscript? Looking for help in the developmental structure of your latest story?

Whether you need help editing help in the macro or the micro, I bet my attention to detail and knowledge of writing prowess can help.

Something Else?

I’m ALWAYS open to and looking for opportunities to collaborate! I love working with like-minded people on passion projects that pique my interest. I want motivational partnerships where we can create cool things and everyone wins.

Get in touch with me here:

Claire Fitzpatrick

‘I’ve started a small freelance editing business. It’s called Edit Without Mercy. 🤩 I’m not offering developmental editing for novels at this time, but I will work with short fiction and non-fiction . I’m specialising in:
– Copy Editing
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Feel free to message me or use the contact form if you’re looking for editorial assistance!

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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