• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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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! View this post on Instagram Summer is typically my least favorite season.…

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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 View this post on Instagram Anticipated: day 21 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction Here are a few I’m planning on reading soon and I’m very excited about them! The Cipher in particular has been on my radar for a while but sometimes I put off books I really want to read…does anyone else do that?!…

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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.) View this post on Instagram “[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” ― Clive Barker⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Day 20 in the #ladiesofhorrorfiction and the prompt of the day is #moon. This lovely book is full of stories…

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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? View this post on Instagram Does the paranormal creep you out? . . House of Furies is the first book in a gothic horror 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…

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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! View this post on Instagram Day 18 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction is "creature." I think tapeworms definitely qualify as one of the ickiest creatures, with the added ick factor of being real. The fact that I can think of three recent(ish) horror novels just off the top of my head that feature tapeworms puts them solidly in the "NOPE!" category for me. .…

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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! View this post on Instagram Murder for day 17 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction Nonfiction about a man so evil and twisted it reads and feels like fiction. I've always been fascinated by real-life monsters and that's made me a "weirdo," so it's nice to see true crime having a sort of resurgence and more people discovering the great Ann Rule. I like to think…

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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!) View this post on Instagram Today’s #ladiesofhorrorfiction prompt is “Oh God Mother!” and this one by Megan Hart seems like a good fit. I mean, how can anyone resist five tales of maternal mayhem?! I haven’t read it yet but I cannot wait to spend some time with it. I’ve read her book “Lovely Wild” (not horror…

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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. View this post on Instagram The #LadiesofHorrorFiction prompt for today is YA. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is one of my all time favorites. #booknerd #bookstagram #igbooks #horror…

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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! View this post on Instagram Hi guys! I’ve read one book my Seanan McGuire…

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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. View this post on Instagram Day 13 of the #ladiesofhorrorfiction challenge is Short Stories. So many choices today, but I decided to go with yet another book I haven't read, lol. I adored Silvia Moreno Garcia's CERTAIN DARK THINGS and I'd love to check…