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

    What We’re Reading #60

    We’re back again with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Jennifer Strange by Cat Scully “JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family’s secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut.” -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her…

  • Catherine House Readalong
    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent Reads x LOHF

    Okay, so if you’ve made it here, you’re probably here for the scary. The more the scarier, right? But how do you classify “horror”? Does it have to tick the boxes off a certain checklist? Or is it more that you just know it when you see it? One thing I’ve noticed about reading boatloads of horror is that it seems more fluid than other genres—in the best way possible. After all, what scares you is subjective. Spiders may terrify your mom (on screen and off!), but you only feel that creeping dread for psychological scares. Horror doesn’t have to mean blood gushing out of severed limbs or zombies crawling…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    August 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! Peripheral by Leslie Fear “Elise the Freak,” that’s what people called me when I was just a child in that small Kansas town. It was hurtful and scarred me, but I finally escaped, no longer allowing that name to identify me. Now, I’m Elise Crawford. I live in a different place,…

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

    What We’re Reading #59

    We’re back with our recently recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous 58 editions by hitting the tag up above! Playing Possum by Stephanie Rabig Tiffany: Despite her dead-end job, her life is going pretty well. She has a decent place to live, good friends, and she’s saving up for an engagement ring for her longtime girlfriend.Then she’s ambushed in a deserted parking lot by the unlikeliest of predators… PLAY DEAD Vanessa: Horrified by Tiffany’s close call, she at least believes that the worst is over now. But then Tiffany starts acting strangely. And are her teeth getting sharper…?OR FIGHT BACK Rebecca and John: The…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    July 2020: Monthly Recap

    In July, the LOHF team announced all of the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients! Thank you so much to the horror community for all of your support and for helping us share the achievements of these amazing women! If you missed any of the awards announcements, the July new releases, or any of the reviews we posted in July, you can find all of that in our wrap up below! News and Announcements July 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. LOHF Award Nominees for Best CollectionLOHF Award…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight July 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 July as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to…

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

    What We’re Reading #58

    Let us help you find your new favorite book! Here are a few of our recently recommend reads. The Kelping by Jan Stinchcomb Doctor Craig Bo has everything: a perfect wife and children, a thriving dermatology practice, and a house in a lovely coastal town. Nobody is surprised when he is chosen to be the Sea King of Beachside in his hometown’s annual festival. But after the festival Craig’s world turns upside down. Something starts growing on his skin. His son tells him a story about a sinister mermaid who lives in the attic of the local history museum. And his beautiful wife, Penelope, can no longer hide her dark…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novella. To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger What does carrion taste like? Andi has to know. The vultures circling outside her home taunt and invite her to come understand the secrets hiding in their banquet of decay. Fascination morphs into an obsessive need to know what the vultures know. Andi turns to Dr. Fawning, but even the therapist cannot help her comprehend the secrets she’s buried beneath anger-induced blackouts. Her girlfriend, Luna, tries to help Andi battle her inner darkness and infatuation with the vultures. However, the desire to taste dead…