• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge,  Reading Recommendations

    The “Dark” Recap

    We are finally here at the penultimate recap post from our first Instagram challenge!  This week we are sharing highlights from your “dark” posts and it was such an awesome week!  If you missed last week’s “underrated” post then you can go check it out here! We are going to kick it off this week with this post from grumplstiltskin where we get to see this vintage looking cover of Women of Darkness by Kathryn Ptacek. “Twenty original stories from the best of today’s women horror and dark fantasy writers cover every topic of terror. From voodoo and Navajo magic to cannibal cats and scary babies, these tales are perfect…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Underrated” Recap

    We are winding down the Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram recaps. Only a couple more left! If you missed last week’s prompt of “Weather” you can check it out here. So many authors and books in this challenge are underrated which is one of the reasons we started Ladies of Horror Fiction.  There are sooooooo many amazing and talented ladies out there writing some incredible horror books that are underrated. Hopefully you’ve already been adding tons of new names to your TBR lists but here are some more that we want to highlight from the recap of our “Underrated” prompt. Ec_booklover is summoning up some realness with this photo Shadow…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Weather” Recap

    It seems the weather has been acting crazy everywhere for the past couple of months.  It’s been snowing more than normal.  It’s been drowning people with loads of rain.  It’s been scorching hot and unbearable to walk outside.  You name it, Mother Nature has been doing it.  But let’s check out some of our favorite LOHF books that encompass something weather-related! In case you missed it, don’t forget to see our recap last week where we show some highlights from the “VILLAIN” prompt! First up, we have The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon that missbonnie13 shared with us.  This photo just looks like it belongs atop an icy snow drift!…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge,  Reading Recommendations

    The “Villain” Recap

    Who is the first villain that pops to mind when you think of books? For a lot of us it could be Lord Voldemort, Sauron, Randall Flagg, Dracula, and so on.   But thanks to this prompt we were able to find out about so many others! (Psst: Miss last week’s recap of “Heart”? Check it out here.) Mother.horror shared The Bus On Thursday by Shirley Barrett.  Cancer is a villain we see in this story, but it is not the only one! “Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her It wasn’t…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Heart” Recap

    The recap from last week was all about your ‘Recommendations’ so take a second to go check it out if you missed it! Did we change the challenge on you all with all this talk of “hearts” and whatnot?  Absolutely not!  Horror books can have a little heart in them and still be horror!  See some of our favorites from this prompt below. Grumplstiltskin shared this absolutely beautiful photo of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  This book literally could not happen without a little heart — and some electrical zapping! “At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Recommendations” Recap

    This whole challenge has been great for recommending different books written by female horror authors, right?  But we know there are a lot of books that may not fit with a certain prompt, so this week we are recapping “recommendations” to make sure that no book has been left behind! (If you did get a bit left behind, and missed our “strangers” recap, check it out here.) Dlgillis20 shared with us We Have Always Lived In This Castle by Shirley Jackson.  Most people are familiar with The Haunting of Hill House but may not have heard of this other amazing book by Jackson. “Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “My Emotions” Recap

    When it comes to “My Emotions,” there are different things that can affect us and make us ecstatic, angry, or cringe.  Emotions can be our biggest ally or our most dreaded enemy.  But here we are stirring up all the things for a look-back on this prompt to bring out all those emotions again! Rodthebookworm68 shared with us A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton which is book number four in the Lacey Flint series. “Young policewoman Lacey Flint knows that the Thames is a dangerous place – after all, she lives on it and works on it – but she’s always been lucky. Until one day, when she…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Summer” Recap

    This one reminded me of exactly how badly I keep wishing it was Fall already. Not because of the pics, but because it reminded me it was too bloody hot outside!  For me, there are fewer things worse than being hot and sweaty.  I would much prefer staying cool/cold because there are dozens of ways to warm up.  But it’s not like you can just cool down by taking your skin off.  And taking your clothes off will get you thrown in jail most places.  So, give me cool/cold weather over the hellish heat of summer any day! Here I shared my thoughts on summer: fire, Hell, overheated plants that…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Anticipated” Recap

    We ‘anticipated’ seeing a lot of new releases. Get it? GET IT?! #sorrynotsorry We are constantly on the prowl for upcoming releases for Ladies of Horror Fiction.  While the challenge was going on, some of these were either anticipated reads from TBR lists or anticipated releases. If you missed last week’s recap, you can find it here: Moon M_a_rubio shared with us her current read at the time that was also her most anticipated read, Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes.  This isn’t the first time Beukes has mad our Instagram challenge or even our recap posts, so it may be safe to say she is an author we should continue…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Moon” Recap

    It’s hard not to think of werewolf stories when we think of the MOON in horror, right? While there were quite a few chosen for the prompt, we definitely got a lot of variety!  What do you think about the ones below? (By the way, if you missed our HOUSE recap, you can find it here.) We’re kicking off the MOON prompt with a photo and recommendation from our very own toni_the_reader.  Through the Woods by Emily Carroll is a collection of nighttime stories. “Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic…