The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a few books we’d like to recommend to you because who doesn’t need more books?!
We Are Wormwood by Autumn Christian
Ever since she was a child, Lily has been pursued by a demonic girl with wormwood eyes.
As Lily struggles with her schizophrenic mother’s decline into insanity, the death of her somnambulist childhood love, and her own painful, disturbed adolescence, she must face the strange girl that haunts her.
Yet something is chasing her that is much more dangerous.
A darkly surreal, drug-coated romance, We are Wormwood tells an inhuman love story, and the transformation that results from affection among monsters.
Laurie’s Review Teaser
I loved this book about a young girl growing up with madness nipping at her heels.
Laurie’s full review can be read at Horror After Dark.
Kill, My Darlings by Christy Aldridge
Kill, My Darlings is a collection of short stories exploring many possible outlets and styles from horror and diving into a varying amounts of subjects, from monsters and demons to cannibalism and psychological terrors. From erotica to flash fiction, Aldridge explores multiple sub-genres and subjects within the 13 stories published in this collection.From a twisted, female serial killer with The Mistress. . .To a demonic playground for the lustful in Insatiable . . .Follow Aldridge as she takes you through clowns, boogeymen, talking radios, and infomercials in this collection of horror.
Emily’s Teaser Review
Kill, My Darlings was my introduction to Christy Aldridge’s work, and there were quite a few fun stories in this collection. There were many different types of stories here, and I enjoyed the variety.
Emily’s full review can be read at Goodreads.
Children of No One by Nichole Cushing
Sadism, nihilism, poverty, wealth, screams, whimpers, sanity and madness collide in Nowhere, Indiana
For Thomas Krieg, Nowhere is a miles-long, pitch-black underground maze in which he’s imprisoned dozens of boys for the past ten years — all in the name of art.
For two brothers, Nowhere is the only place they clearly remember living. A world unto itself, in which they must stay alert to stay alive. A world from which the only escape is death.
But for an English occultist known only as Mr. No One, Nowhere is much more…and much less: the perfect place in which to perform a ritual to unleash the grandest of eldritch deities, the God of Nothingness, the Great Dark Mouth.
Cat’s Teaser Review
I didn’t expect Children of No One to be so thought-provoking, but it was by a sizeable degree. It integrated the mind of a sadist with the dark schemes of a nihilist, and whilst Cushing put many things into the pot, the resulting concoction was addictive. Recommended to those that value distinct works where the horror is more complex than blood and guts.
Cat’s full review can be read at Red Lace Reviews.
Teeth by Kelli Owen
All myths have a kernel of truth. The truth is: vampires are real.
They’ve always been here, but only came out of hiding in the last century. They are not what Hollywood would have you believe. They are not what is written in lore or whispered by the superstitious.
They look and act like humans. They live and love and die like humans. Puberty is just a bit more stressful for those with the recessive gene. And while some teenagers worry about high school, others dread their next set of teeth.
Vampires are real, but in a social climate still struggling to accept that truth, do teeth alone make them monsters?
Toni’s Teaser Review
There was a lot to this novel and I appreciated that. It wasn’t just a story but rather there was a lot built into the story about tolerance and equality. I really appreciated that.
Toni’s full review can be read at The Misadventures Of A Reader.
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