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    What We’re Reading #65

    It’s Wednesday! That means we here at Ladies of Horror Fiction have a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads for you! Today we’ve included Betty by Tiffany McDaniel which some may consider “horror adjacent”. If you love having your heart crushed you do not want to miss Betty or Crossroads (for that matter). Rounding things out is some cannibal fun because we all need some of that! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Betty by Tiffany McDaniel A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a…

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    What We’re Reading #64

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a nice mix of recommendations for you this Wednesday! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard’s First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancé and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high school. A man grows increasingly agitated by the apartment noise made by a young family living upstairs and arouses the suspicion of his own wife when the neighbors meet a string of unlucky incidents. A couple moves into a…

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    What We’re Reading #63

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have three more must-reads for your Wednesday! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Hell’s Bells by Lisa Quigley It’s 1991, and Sasha, Hayley, Tiffany, and Jessica are four best friends into black clothes and rock music. They dabble in Ouija boards and occult games like ‘light as a feather,’ but when Hayley gets ‘saved,’ she’s convinced rock music is the devil’s domain and conspires to save them all. Her good intentions go up in flames and the four girls accidentally summon Satan. Trapped in the basement with entities beyond their wildest nightmares,…

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    What We’re Reading #62

    We are back with our weekly review round-up and hope you find a new favorite! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik A fateful family trip to an amusement park. An island movie theater that takes more than the patrons’ cash. A cross-country drive with an unexpected encounter. A family man hellbent on making great time, no matter the cost. Fourteen horror authors share terrifying and twisted tales of summer vacation gone wrong in Worst Laid Plans: an Anthology of Vacation Horror. This anthology includes stories by…

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    What We’re Reading #61

    We’re a day late but back with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni From the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Angelology series comes a bewitching gothic novel of suspense that plunges readers into a world of dark family secrets, the mysteries of human genetics, and the burden of family inheritance. It feels like a fairy tale when Alberta ”Bert” Monte receives a letter addressed to “Countess Alberta Montebianco” at her Hudson Valley, New York, home that claims she’s inherited a noble title, money, and a castle…

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    What We’re Reading #60

    We’re back again with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Jennifer Strange by Cat Scully “JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family’s secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut.” -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her…

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    Horror Adjacent Reads x LOHF

    Okay, so if you’ve made it here, you’re probably here for the scary. The more the scarier, right? But how do you classify “horror”? Does it have to tick the boxes off a certain checklist? Or is it more that you just know it when you see it? One thing I’ve noticed about reading boatloads of horror is that it seems more fluid than other genres—in the best way possible. After all, what scares you is subjective. Spiders may terrify your mom (on screen and off!), but you only feel that creeping dread for psychological scares. Horror doesn’t have to mean blood gushing out of severed limbs or zombies crawling…

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    What We’re Reading #59

    We’re back with our recently recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous 58 editions by hitting the tag up above! Playing Possum by Stephanie Rabig Tiffany: Despite her dead-end job, her life is going pretty well. She has a decent place to live, good friends, and she’s saving up for an engagement ring for her longtime girlfriend.Then she’s ambushed in a deserted parking lot by the unlikeliest of predators… PLAY DEAD Vanessa: Horrified by Tiffany’s close call, she at least believes that the worst is over now. But then Tiffany starts acting strangely. And are her teeth getting sharper…?OR FIGHT BACK Rebecca and John: The…

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    What We’re Reading #58

    Let us help you find your new favorite book! Here are a few of our recently recommend reads. The Kelping by Jan Stinchcomb Doctor Craig Bo has everything: a perfect wife and children, a thriving dermatology practice, and a house in a lovely coastal town. Nobody is surprised when he is chosen to be the Sea King of Beachside in his hometown’s annual festival. But after the festival Craig’s world turns upside down. Something starts growing on his skin. His son tells him a story about a sinister mermaid who lives in the attic of the local history museum. And his beautiful wife, Penelope, can no longer hide her dark…

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    What We’re Reading #57

    We’ve been reading and reviewing and here’s our latest batch of recommendations. We hope you find your new favorite book! We Wait by Megan Taylor The wealthy Crawleys can’t abide a scandal, so when fifteen-year-old Maddie’s behaviour causes concern, she’s packed off to the family’s country estate, along with her best friend, Ellie. But while Maddie is resentful, Ellie is secretly thrilled. A whole summer at Greywater House, which she’s heard so much about – and with Maddie, who she adores… But from the moment the girls arrive, it’s clear there’s more to the house and the family than Ellie could ever have imagined. Maddie’s aunt, Natalie, and her bedridden…