• The Year of the Witching Readalong
    LOHFReadalong

    December 2020 Readalong Selection

    Our Goodreads group has spoken! Each month the members of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group vote on our next readalong book. The readalong selection for December is: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and…

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle Featured
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    #LOHFMovieNights: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, we will be hosting watch parties of horror movies starring and/or directed by women! Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) Directed by Stacie Passon on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds,…

  • Reading Recommendations

    7 Books You Should Save for After Dinner This Holiday Season

    Who else looks forward to holiday food all year long? 🙋 I’m a big fan of a huge holiday feast, and love cooking my favorite dishes each year, living off of leftovers for days afterward. Stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows… I guess you could eat these things year-round, but they just taste better when there’s a little bit of chill and festivity in the air! I especially love curling up after a big dinner with a spooky book, snuggled under the covers while turning the pages of the latest story to give me nightmares, my belly full of home cooked deliciousness. That said, there are a few…

  • What We've Been Reading
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    What We’re Reading #72

    We are excited to share three recent reads with you today. We feature a gothic horror novel, a novella about a woman with horrifying secrets, and a story where an urban legend comes to life! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    LOHFReadalong

    Help us Choose Our December Readalong

    Each month we post a poll for our Goodreads group members to select the next month’s readalong book. The December poll ends Nov 18, 2020 11:59PM PST. If you haven’t joined our Goodreads group yet, be sure to join up and vote! Poll Help us choose our December Readalong! Paola Santiago and the River of Tears The Lights The Stain Sebastian: The In-Between We Hear Voices Plain Bad Heroines Burn the Dark The Christmas Bell: A Horror Novel White Fox The Year of the Witching 3 comments · show results · invite friends The December readalong will take place over in our Goodreads group throughout the month of December.

  • What We've Been Reading
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    What We’re Reading #71

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature an anthology of ghoulish delights, a haunting tale about a woman trying to make sense of her past and a collection of dark little gems. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Graveyard Smash, Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2 Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
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    November 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! Boneset & Feathers by Gwendolyn Kiste You don’t know their fire is coming until it’s too late. That’s exactly the way the witchfinders like it. As an isolated enchantress, Odette knows this too well–she lost nearly her whole family to the last round of executions, barely escaping with her own life.…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    October 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team kicked off our month of “Horror Adjacent” by celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. We spent our Friday nights celebrating horror movies directed by women (as well as the new adaptation of Rebecca). Emily also shared her experience of attending Fantastic Fest 2020 online. A big thank you to Madeleine D’este, Mary SanGiovanni, and Jennifer Anne Gordon for their guest posts! If you missed these posts, the October new releases, or any of our review round ups in October, you can find them below! News and Announcements October 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are…

  • The Blackcoat's Daughter Featured
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    #LOHFMovieNights: The Blackcoat’s Daughter

    On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, we will be hosting watch parties of horror movies starring and/or directed by women! Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). Abandoned as a child. Raised by the dark. In the dead of winter, Kat and Rose, two very different girls, find themselves spending winter break at their prestigious prep school. What they don’t know is that Kat is being stalked by an evil entity, and their lives are about to change forever. Meanwhile, Joan, a young, troubled woman, makes her way across a frozen landscape towards the…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations

    Guest Post: Dysfunctional Families in Horror Fiction by Nico Bell

    We’re thrilled to have Nico Bell join us today to share her picks featuring dysfunctional families in horror fiction! The holiday season is around the corner, and that means families will be gathering to celebrate and reconnect. For some, this is a joyous occasion, met with anticipation and delight. For others, this is a time filled with dread, anxiety, and a whole lot of Zantax. But before you write off your family as dysfunctional, take a look at these twisted relationships, and remember—it could always be worse. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage If you haven’t read Baby Teeth, now is the time! For fans of We Need to Talk About…