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    What We’re Reading #56

    Here’s a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads recommended by the Ladies of Horror Fiction! We hope you find your new favorite book ♥ Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly For the lucky among us, life is what you make of it, but for Dixie Wheeler, the theme music for her story was chosen by another long ago, on the day her father butchered her mother and brothers and then slashed a knife across his own throat. Only one-year-old Dixie was left alive, infamously known as Baby Blue for the song left playing in…

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    What We’re Reading #55

    Here are three titles that we hope become future favorites for everyone (if they aren’t already!) Food Fright by Nico Bell High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that they acknowledge her presence. Cassie reluctantly agrees to participate in a prank that turns sour fast. Now with blood on their hands, she and the popular girls race to cover their tracks. But something savage knows what they’ve done, and it’s hungry for revenge. Can Cassie redeem herself before it’s too late,…

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    What We’re Reading #54

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’d like to recommend a few of our recent reads to you today and hope you find a new favorite. The Fourth Whore by EV Knight Kenzi Brooks watched The Scribble Man collect her brother’s soul after a hit and run when she was seven. He gave her a present that day—a lucky rabbit’s foot. Sixteen years later, she no longer believes in The Scribble Man, she believes in survival and does what she has to in the slums of Detroit. When thugs kill her mother and beat Kenzi to near death, she accidentally releases Lilith from her prison within the time-worn keychain. And Hell hath no…

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    What We’re Reading #53

    The #LadiesOfHorrorFiction team have some books to recommend today. We hope you find something that makes your heart happy. ♥ Ambrosia by Madison Wheatley Two words have haunted Crystal for years: fat pig. So when a handsome and athletic stranger promises that his gym will change her life, how can she say no? With its cutting-edge facilities, beyond-friendly staff, and endless free samples of Ambrosia, their signature energizing sports drink, Mount Olympus seems too perfect to be real—and maybe it is. Crystal needs it all, but is she willing to lose more than just weight? Goodreads | Amazon Alex’s Teaser Review This novella read quickly, was highly entertaining, and will…

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    What We’re Reading #52

    We know you need more books and we just so happen to have a few recommendations to help you out! Infested by Carol Gore Swarms of powerful mosquitoes sucking victims dry. Insatiable horseflies feasting on living flesh. Huge roaches with a ferocious bite. No tent is safe at the Green Swamp Zip-Line Adventure and Campground. Camp manager, Casey Lovitt, and entomologist, Dr. Phillip Edwards, must go up against powerful business interests and cover-ups from the local sheriff’s department to stop the deadly infestation. And with the busy tourist season fast approaching, time is running out. Will Casey and Phillip stop the onslaught of hungry bugs, or will the bodies continue…

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    What We’re Reading #51

    Treat yourselt to some new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started. River of Souls by T. L. Bodine Undeath is a manageable condition. That’s what the media says, anyway: with the help of the miracle life-extension drug, Lazarus, the Undead can retain their humanity and live normal, happy lives. Without it, they become violent, mindless walking corpses. Davin Montoya was eager to believe all of that. Forced to drop out of college to take care of his teenage sister, Zoe, after their father drank himself to death, he was more than happy to sign the no-good alcoholic over to the government’s Lazarus House for treatment. That…

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    What We’re Reading #50

    We hope you’re all finding some time to relax and read a book or two. Our team of devoted readers have three new reading recommendations to bring you this week. Enjoy! My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect…

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    What We’re Reading #48

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have three more books you might want to add to your tbr piles! Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan Praised for her meticulous descriptions and ability to transform the mundanity of everyday life into something strange and unexpected, Ha Seong-nan bursts into the English literary scene with this stunning collection that confirms Korea’s place at the forefront of contemporary women’s writing. From the title story told by a woman suffering from gaps in her memory, to one about a man seeking insight in bags of garbage, to a surreal story about a car salesman and the customer he tries to seduce, The Woman Next…

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    What We’re Reading #47

    We’re back with more must-read books to brighten up your life! Thin Places by Kay Chronister Kay Chronister’s remarkable debut collection of modern horror tales, Thin Places, echoes with the ghosts of Shirley Jackson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, while forging its own unique gothic sensibility. Here there be monsters! And witches! These are tales of monstrous mothers and dark desires. Love, grief, death; and the exquisite pain and joy of life. With transcendent prose, Chronister chronicles the lives of powerful women and children; wicked witches and demons. These are the traumatic ghosts we all carry, and Chronister knows what it means to be human and humane. Powerful and hypnotic, these are…

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    What We’re Reading #46

    Hello, everyone! We hope you’re all finding moments to indulge in some great books. Here’s three more for your tbr pile! Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters “Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie.” Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn’t define us, gravity doesn’t hold us, a home doesn’t mean we belong. From circus tents to space stations, Damien Angelica Walters creates stories that are both achingly familiar and chillingly surreal. Within her second short story collection, she questions who the real monsters are, rips families apart and stiches…