• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    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…

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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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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    The “House” Recap

    If you missed last Monday’s post over the prompt “Creature” you can find it here. So many haunted house stories that went on our TBRs from this day!  Who doesn’t love a book about some disembodied spirits lurking around you at all times of the day and night? House of Furies by Madeleine Roux was shared with us by grumplstiltskin.  It is the first in a YA historical gothic series. “After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize…

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    The “Creature” Recap

    If you missed out previous post about “Murder”, click here. Ah, any IG post that has a chance of featuring monsters does my little chomp’n’stomp heart happy.  What would the book world be without some creatures sprinkled in every now and again?!  I don’t even want to find out! Tapeworms are gross and crawly and I am always reminded of that “diet fad” where people were ingesting tapeworms in pill form to lose weight (I think unknowingly???)  TERRIFYING!  Theliteraryhooker shared with us Parasite by Mira Grant and I can basically feel my insides tossing, turning, and rumbling already… and lucky for us this is the first in a series entitled…

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    The “Murder” Recap

    Did you miss our previous post? Check out our “Oh God, Mother!” recap. MURDER RECAP!  Well, that sounds ominous, doesn’t it? But we have to say, the Ladies really brought their A-game.  Not like we expected anything less, but these books below are some that we especially loved! Ann Rule is one of the queens of true crime and readswithdogs shared one of her biggest titles, The Stranger Beside Me.  Reading this book will definitely make your skin crawl as well as leave you thirsty for more stories that she has researched and written about! “Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down…

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    The “Oh God, Mother!” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt , you can check it out here – “YA“. “Oh God, Mother!” was one of those that stumped me, personally. It took several tries for me to come up with anything remotely usable. (But I did end up being really proud of what I  came up with!) Our own barksbooks gave us Womb: Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem by Megan Hart.  I have to admit that stories like this really freak me out!  Something as natural as bearing a child and then turning it into something horrific and twisted?  *shudders* “The bond between mother and child is supposed to be sacred, but what happens…