• Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight May 2020

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in May as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz Lost meets Stranger Things in this eerie, immersive YA thriller, thrusting seventeen-year-old Sia into a reality where the waters in front of her and the jungle behind her are as dangerous as the survivors alongside her. Sia practically grew up in the water scuba diving, and wreck dives are run of the mill. Take the tourists out. Explore the reef. Uncover the…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #52

    We know you need more books and we just so happen to have a few recommendations to help you out! Infested by Carol Gore Swarms of powerful mosquitoes sucking victims dry. Insatiable horseflies feasting on living flesh. Huge roaches with a ferocious bite. No tent is safe at the Green Swamp Zip-Line Adventure and Campground. Camp manager, Casey Lovitt, and entomologist, Dr. Phillip Edwards, must go up against powerful business interests and cover-ups from the local sheriff’s department to stop the deadly infestation. And with the busy tourist season fast approaching, time is running out. Will Casey and Phillip stop the onslaught of hungry bugs, or will the bodies continue…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    LOHFReadalong

    June Readalong Poll

    Have you joined us on Goodreads yet? Each month we post a poll for our members to select the next month’s readalong. Our poll for the June readalong ends today so be sure to head over and vote for the book you would like to read and discuss with us next month! These are the books on the readalong poll for June: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Feed by Mira Grant In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado Benny Rose, the Cannibal King by Hailey Piper Affinity by Sarah Waters Livingston Girls by Briana Morgan Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Blood…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #51

    Treat yourselt to some new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started. River of Souls by T. L. Bodine Undeath is a manageable condition. That’s what the media says, anyway: with the help of the miracle life-extension drug, Lazarus, the Undead can retain their humanity and live normal, happy lives. Without it, they become violent, mindless walking corpses. Davin Montoya was eager to believe all of that. Forced to drop out of college to take care of his teenage sister, Zoe, after their father drank himself to death, he was more than happy to sign the no-good alcoholic over to the government’s Lazarus House for treatment. That…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #50

    We hope you’re all finding some time to relax and read a book or two. Our team of devoted readers have three new reading recommendations to bring you this week. Enjoy! My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #48

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have three more books you might want to add to your tbr piles! Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan Praised for her meticulous descriptions and ability to transform the mundanity of everyday life into something strange and unexpected, Ha Seong-nan bursts into the English literary scene with this stunning collection that confirms Korea’s place at the forefront of contemporary women’s writing. From the title story told by a woman suffering from gaps in her memory, to one about a man seeking insight in bags of garbage, to a surreal story about a car salesman and the customer he tries to seduce, The Woman Next…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    May 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! The Best of Both Worlds by S.P. Miskowski Roland and his sister Pigeon are the kind of people most visitors to the small town of Skillute never notice: ordinary, hardworking folk who keep to themselves. They obey the speed limit and pay their taxes on time. Yet something isn’t quite normal…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    April 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed this month’s new releases, announcements, or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements April 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Congratulations Bram Stoker Award Winners!The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the amazing women who took home Bram Stoker Awards! We are so happy to celebrate your achievements! Reviews What We’re Reading #45 What We’re Reading #46 What We’re Reading #47 Special Topics YA/MG Horror Spotlight May 2020Check out…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight April 2020

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in April as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan Darkness never works alone… Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board,…

  • Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #47

    We’re back with more must-read books to brighten up your life! Thin Places by Kay Chronister Kay Chronister’s remarkable debut collection of modern horror tales, Thin Places, echoes with the ghosts of Shirley Jackson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, while forging its own unique gothic sensibility. Here there be monsters! And witches! These are tales of monstrous mothers and dark desires. Love, grief, death; and the exquisite pain and joy of life. With transcendent prose, Chronister chronicles the lives of powerful women and children; wicked witches and demons. These are the traumatic ghosts we all carry, and Chronister knows what it means to be human and humane. Powerful and hypnotic, these are…