• Transawarenessweek

    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They might have been there all along.  And if…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Transgender Awareness Week
    Transawarenessweek

    Guest Post: The Inherent Power of Words to Describe Oneself by Alice Collins

    Diversity is one of the most important things in a genre. With diverse voices come diverse stories, in order for the genre to grow we need other voices to tell stories. That is the only way it can grow and expand into something more beautiful then it already is. The Inherent Power of Words to Describe Oneself By Alice Collins Words are a powerful thing. I’ve struggled with them a lot over the years. Especially with trying to find the right descriptors. There’s lots of continued learning involved, it’s a natural part of language evolving. It takes a while for a new word to catch on, and even longer to…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: On Our TBR
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: On our TBR

    With so many amazing books being released every month our TBRs are overflowing! Check out what is on our TBRs at the moment!! Dreamfall – Amy Plum Dreaming Darkly – Caitlin Kittredge The Furies – Katie Lowe The Haunted – Danielle Vega Remember Me – Chelsea Bobulski The Tenth Girl – Sara Faring The Toll – Cherie Priest The Twisted Ones – T. Kingfisher The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw The Beauty – Aliya Whitley Tinfoil Butterfly – Rachel Eve Moulton Whispers in the Dark – Laurel Hightower Wilted Lilies – Kelli Owen Reception – Kenzie Jennings Dark Carnival – Joanna Parypinski The Dead Girls Club – Damien Angelica Walters…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Bloody
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Bloody

    There are some days that you want some blood with your horror. These next amazing set of authors will give you that and a whole lot more. Afterage – Yvonne Navarro Skin – Kathe Koja Dear Laura – Gemma Amor Gardens of Babylon – Sara Brooke Theme Music – T. Marie Vandelly When I Arrived at the Castle – Emily Carroll The Eighth – Stephanie Wytovich Cats like Cream – Renee Miller Without Condition – Sonora Taylor The Sadist’s Bible – Nichole Cushing Sadie the Sadist – Zané Sachs The Bride Wore Brains – Emily Wesley Stringer Teeth – Kelli Owen Stranded – Renee Miller Zombieville – C.V. Hunt Twin…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories

    Short stories are kind of like potato chips, once you start you can’t stop. These bite sized stories come with a bite. Whether; it is an anthology or a collection the LOHF has you covered. Sing Your Sadness Deep – Laura Mauro Mouthful of Birds – Samanta Scweblin trans. by Megan McDowell Sleeping with the Monster – Anya Martin Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked – Christa Carmen Garden of Eldritch Delights – Lucy A Snyder Collision – JS Breukelaar The Samhanach and other Halloween Treats – Lisa Morton Dead Girls and Other Stories – Emily Geminder Everything That’s Underneath – Kristi DeMeester And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe – Gwendolyn…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Poetry
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Poetry

    In the last couple of years there has been some amazing horror poetry being written by women. If you think that there isn’t any horror poetry this list is for you. Breathe Breathe – Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi Choking Back the Devil – Donna Lynch The Devil’s Dreamland – Sara Tantlinger How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend – Linda D. Addison Hysteria – Stephanie Wytovich I Am Not Your Final Girl – Claire C. Holland Love for Slaughter – Sara Tantlinger Mourning Jewelry – Stephanie Wytovich Sheet Music for My Acoustic Nightmare – Stephanie Wytovich Witches – Donna Lynch The Apocalyptic Mannequin – Stephanie Wytovich Finding Baba Yaga…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: YA & MG
    Reading Recommendations,  YA and MG Horror

    8 Days of Halloween: YA and MG Horror

    This year a number of us started really delving into the realm of Young Adult and Middle Grade horror. This is a huge list of things that the LOHF gang would recommend for those with younger humans and young adults who enjoy the spookier things. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein – Kiersten White Deep and Dark and Dangerous – Mary Downing Hahn Season of the Witch – Sarah Rees Brennan The Madman’s Daughter – Megan Shepard Her Dark Curiosity – Megan Shepard A Cold Legacy – Megan Shepard Small Spaces – Katherine Arden Dead Voices – Katherine Arden Doll Bones – Holly Black City of Ghosts – VE Schwab…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Weird
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Weird

    The definition of weird is “a strange or extraordinary character: odd, fantastic.” Each book on this list ticks all our boxes for weird. If you are looking for a weird read this Halloween pick up one of these amazingly weird books by women authors. Bunny – Mona Awad The Bus on Thursday – Shirley Barrett Geek Love – Katherine Dunn F4 – Larissa Glasser Fortune Box – Madeleine Swann Nightingale – Amy Lukavics Pretty Marys All in a Row – Gwendolyn Kiste Providence – Caroline Kepnes Ritualistic Human Sacrifice – CV Hunt Cockblock – CV Hunt I Miss the World – Violet LeVoit Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady Fever…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Creepy
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Creepy

    The feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when you are walking to your car in the dark is creepy. But what really makes a story creepy? The LOHF gang think that atmosphere is what really makes a book creepy. What makes a book creepy for you? These are creepy books we recommend! Have you read any in this list? The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn Beneath – Kristi DeMeester Brother – Ania Ahlborn Gretchen – Shannon Kirk The Hunger – Alma Katsu Diabhal – Kathleen Kaufman The Luminous Dead – Caitlin Starling The Making of Gabriel Davenport – Beverley Lee Return to Dyatlov Pass –…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post:Zombie Bait & Screaming Bimbos: Diversity in Horror By Ann Dávila Cardinal

    Zombie Bait & Screaming Bimbos: Diversity in Horror by Ann Dávila Cardinal Sadly, the concept of diversity in horror is more of a fantasy than a reality. Don’t get me wrong, we have made SO much progress in the last few years. Leaps and bounds, but when I looked back at the continuum of horror literature and films over my fifty-six years of being a fan, I realize just how limited the scope was. From the start horror has been a male-dominated field. Yes, you can point to Mary Shelley, Anne Rice, and Kathryn Bigelow, but the VAST majority of work has been published and produced by men. Specifically, young…