• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    Five Things We Learned from the #LadiesOfHorrorFiction Instagram Challenge

    We learned several things doing the challenge that was the first step in getting Ladies of Horror Fiction established. We thought we’d take a minute to reflect. Posting a new picture for a prompt every day is a pain in the butt and many of us salute you all who do it regularly. (Seriously, how do you have enough books to do a post every day?! Let alone the motivation!) As we suspected, lots of people hadn’t heard of many of the women that were suddenly being brought to attention. What surprised us was how happily eager everyone was to learn more and to read more! We all went into…

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    The “Strangers” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.) This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful. Want to know more about our picks’ picks for this prompt? Keep reading. Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel: A shocking thriller that explores what happens when mysterious foul play causes a woman not to recognize or remember her fiancé, but forces the couple to trust each other and fight the odds.Trust or die. Imagine you’re home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But…

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    Sci-Fi Horror by Women

    I love sci-fi horror. Who doesn’t? However, it is ridiculously hard to find.  Of those that I did find – a very few happened to be written by women. I had been hoping to give you a list, but kind of despaired as I was stuck at a measily three. Luckily, Emily came through with a couple as well.  We figured we’d shout them out for you so you don’t have to look as hard as we did! I guess we can’t even begin this list with anything other than Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Considering how many and how much people will argue about whether it is science fiction or…

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    The “YA” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt The Road, be sure to check that one out as well. Day 15 of our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was Young Adult. This was a great prompt for recommendations since we would love to read more Young Adult Horror. Carissa_reads posted Welcome to the Dark House – the first book in the Dark House series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, Survive the Night by Danielle Vega , and The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. Teamsheltie shared one of her all time favorites Anna Dressed in Blood (along with the sequel Girl of Nightmares) by Kendare Blake. “Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He…

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    The “The Road” Recap

    If you missed last week’s short stories prompt, be sure to check it out here! I know people struggled with this one, because I think everyone automatically thinks of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. However, it didn’t have to be a literal road. It could be a journey of self-discovery. It could be on the ‘road’ home.  It could have had a hit-and-run scene on a winding road that left teens eternally traumatized, etc. Also, The Hunger by Alma Katsu popped up a LOT, but we’re trying to showcase a range of books so… bear with us! Tarasbookaddiction shared the first installment of the Ghost Roads series: Sparrow Hill Road by…

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    The “Short Stories” Recap

    If you missed last’s week vampire prompt, be sure to check it out. There were a lot of great vamps including Anne Rice and more. What qualifies as a short story? Our short story prompt generated a lot of discussion including what actually qualifies as a short story. We loved seeing the various short fiction posted on day 13, and below are some of our favorites. Tamsparks shared this AMAZING cover of She Walks In Shadows, which is a brilliant collection that features authors Gemma Files, Jilly Dreadful, Arinn Dembo, Eugenia Mora, Ann K. Schwader, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and more! “They emerge from the shadows, to claim the night …. Women…

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    The “Vampires” Recap

    If you missed last week’s “branches” prompt, be sure to check out it. We selected some gorgeous photos! Well, we suppose it was inevitable that this day would bring on a lot of Anne Rice. Yet again we tried to choose only one from her and spread the love to other vampire writers in the genre.         Amanda__reads kicks us off with The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. It’s hard to imagine a list of vampire books by female horrors authors and not have this one make an appearance! “An international bestseller and beloved cultural touchstone, Anne Rice’s classic novel Interview with the Vampire starts “where Bram…

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    The “Branches” Recap

    There were lots of entries for Branches! It was apparently much easier than “Gloves” was!  Check out some that we really enjoyed! Readswithdogs gave us loads and loads of branches with this photo!  Here we get to see the stunning cover of Through the Woods, stories by Emily Carroll. “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 creator Emily Carroll. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…”                 View this post on Instagram            …

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    The “Gloves” Recap

    Be sure to check out last week’s prompt One Word Title if you missed our selections from day 9 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge. The prompt for day 10 was one of the most challenging prompts in the challenge: gloves! Below we highlight our favorite selections from our brave and creative participants!       Crazykittehcat featured Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper in a post that felt like kismet. “Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her…

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    The “One Word Title” Recap

    If  you missed day 8’s prompt of “Night“, be sure to check out our favorite photos of LOHF books related to night. Day 9’s prompt in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was “One Word Title”. We were excited to still have so much response and participation in the challenge. These were some of out favorite one word title photos. Theliteraryhooker took us back to the Victorian Era with Sarah Pinbourough’s Mayhem.  In this novel we turn our attention to the one and only Jack the Ripper. “Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a…