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What We’ve Been Reading #109

Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended releases. We hope you find something you’ll love!

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Someone To Share My Nightmares by Sonora Taylor

A band of bloodthirsty sea creatures terrorize a scientist and a journalist trapped in a Carolina cove. The seduction of a plumber making a house call becomes a nightmarish haunting for both parties. A woman transformed for her lover has second thoughts about just how good “together forever” can be. And the one man a woman wants for Christmas is the holiday demon sent to punish the wicked.

“Someone to Share My Nightmares” is a tapestry of horrors interwoven with sensuality. Can our deepest fears be vanquished when they’re shared with someone else? Or is the danger doubled when two people come together?

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Alex’s Teaser Review

What a fun collection! Sonora Taylor has some excellent stories in SOMEONE TO SHARE MY NIGHTMARES that exquisitely blend horror, sex, suspense, wonder, and wit/humor. 

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.

Laurie’s Teaser Review

In this collection love sometimes goes wrong, it blossoms when it’s least expected and sometimes a lady just wants sexy times for the sake of sexy times, you know? Desire is a strong motivator for many of the stories and if someone ends up dead, well, that’s the chance you gotta take for love, haha!

Read Laurie’s entire review at Bark At The Ghouls.


Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.

A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.

It’s the perfect wedding venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends.

But a night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare. For lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart.

And she gets lonely down there in the dirt. 

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Audra’s Teaser Review

Talk about all-killer, no-filler—this novella will take you on a bloody ride of yokai, estranged friends, and bad decisions all trapped together in a decrepit, gothic, Japanese mansion. Cassandra Khaw is a new auto-buy author for me!

Read Audra’s entire review at Goodreads.

Laurie’s Teaser Review

Khaw’s novella is as creepy and darkly poetic as I was expecting and it was also exquisitely vicious so don’t let the atmospheric writing fool you into thinking this is a quieter horror novel. It’s not. I think it’s a great choice for a cool autumn night during this spooky season. Or any season when you want some eerie feelings creeping under your skin. I can’t wait to see what Khaw writes next!

Read Laurie’s entire review at Bark At The Ghouls.

Tracy’s Teaser Review

This short novella is just stunning. Readers may be familiar with Khaw’s Hammers On Bone books, but this one certainly shows that their talents are diverse and the scope of their writing is almost limitless. The inclusion of Japanese lore and traditions, plus a diverse cast of characters, fully rounds out this scary tale of love gone wrong.

Read Tracy’s entire review at Goodreads.


Flowers For The Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn

We are a people who do not forget.

Survivors from a flooded kingdom struggle alone on an ark. Resources are scant, and ravenous beasts circle. Their fangs are sharp.

Among the refugees is Iraxi: ostracized, despised, and a commoner who refused a prince, she’s pregnant with a child that might be more than human. Her fate may be darker and more powerful than she can imagine.

Zin E. Rocklyn’s extraordinary debut is a lush, gothic fantasy about the prices we pay and the vengeance we seek.

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Laurie’s Teaser Review

If you’re a fan of nightmarish worlds and powerfully strong women who persevere despite the odds and a killer ending this is one you’ll want to add to your reading pile.

Read Laurie’s entire review at Bark At The Ghouls.


Thank you for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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Laurie is one of our LOHF Admins. Laurie creates our review posts, coordinates review requests, oversees the Ladies of Horror Fiction directory, and manages our LOHF Goodreads group.

You can find Laurie on her blog Bark’s Book Nonsense, on Twitter as @barksbooks, on Instagram as @barksbooks, and on Goodreads.

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