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

    What We’ve Been Reading #76

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. There’s a little something for everyone here. We have a thriller, a creature feature and a modern day gothic. We hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels…

  • Interviews

    Author Spotlight: Madeleine Swann

    Please join us in welcoming Madeleine Swann to Ladies of Horror Fiction! Team member Tracy was excited to ask Madeleine some great questions and we think you will dig the answers! Madeleine Swann’s novella, The Vine That Ate The Starlet, was published by Filthy Loot. Her collection, Fortune Box (Eraserhead Press), was nominated for a Wonderland Award. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and podcasts including Splatterpunk Award nominated The New Flesh: A David Cronenberg Tribute. LOHF: Please tell the readers a bit about your most recent release, the novella The Vine that Ate the Starlet. Most enjoyable part of writing? Favorite characters? Madeleine Swann: New York in…

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

    What We’re Reading #75

    We’re back with our review round-up featuring three recommendations we know you’re going to adore! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Tender Is The Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans —though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating…

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

    What We’re Reading #74

    Hi everyone! Today we are featuring an important work of dark fiction, a collection of delectable plague time poetry and a horror play. We hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, Translated by Sophie Hughes  The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse—by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals—propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering on new details, new acts of depravity…

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

    What We’re Reading #73

    We are excited to share three recent reads with you today and hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Beneath A Bethel by April-Jane Rowan Every youth of Elbridge remembers their Floris, the holy ceremony where their teeth are pulled out with pliers. It marks their ascension into adulthood and their right to have new porcelain teeth, ones that are embedded with magic, that grant the ability to make wishes. Angora’s Floris will be upon the banks of the Eldwen river, the communal ceremony befitting his station. However he longs to remember his ceremony for the splendour…

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

    What We’re Reading #72

    We are excited to share three recent reads with you today. We feature a gothic horror novel, a novella about a woman with horrifying secrets, and a story where an urban legend comes to life! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and…

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

    What We’re Reading #71

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature an anthology of ghoulish delights, a haunting tale about a woman trying to make sense of her past and a collection of dark little gems. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Graveyard Smash, Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2 Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Authors to Blame if You Find Yourself Having Sex in a Cemetery by Jennifer Anne Gordon

    Now, I think it’s safe to say that there are many types of people in the world, today I am going to be writing about one very specific type of person. The “Taphophile”, a word that stems from the Greek, meaning “to love graves”. PLEASE do not get this confused with “Necrophile” (being attracted to dead things) …these are two different types of fetishes. Now, I guess my love affair with cemeteries started when I was young, you see, if I snuck out my back yard and walked just a few hundred blocks though my neighbor’s yard and past her very boisterous and barking Golden Retriever, Sandy, I was transported…

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

    What We’re Reading #70

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature two graphic novels and a dark poetry collection that we think you will love. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Night Silver River Run Red by Christine Morgan Some things, according to Cody McCall, are worth risking a whipping. Such as, sneaking out with your friends after dark for a peek at the traveling show setting up just outside of town. Oddities, the signs promise. Marvels. Grotesqueries. Exotic attractions and mysterious magics. Not as if they’d be allowed to attend otherwise,…

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

    What We’re Reading #69

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! A dark thrilling mystery, a graphic novel, and a story filled with the creepy atmosphere we all love best! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot.…