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    What We’ve Been Reading #85

    Hi everyone! Today we are featuring a book about a creepy funhole, a beautiful collection of wintertime horrors, and a book about a woman who has a sister that has a bad habit of murdering men! We hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Cipher by Kathe Koja “Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.” When a strange hole materializes in a storage room, would-be poet Nicholas and his feral lover Nakota allow their curiosity to lead them into the…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #84

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! Today we’re recommending a fun novella, a graphic novel, and a witchy novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs…

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    LOHF Celebrates the Lunar New Year

    This February 12th marks the Lunar New Year for 2021! Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which instead of following the calendar year is regulated by the cycles of the moon and the sun. In East Asian countries, the date usually falls in late January or early February. Some parts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East also celebrate a Lunar New Year (though the timing might be a bit different). We thought we’d celebrate the LOHF way, by sharing some excellent book and movie recommendations to highlight Asian and Asian American women in horror. We do earn…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #83

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by Renee Miller, Mona Kabbani and Hailey Piper. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Blood Lake Monster by Renee Miller Maribel Daniels is weeks away from escaping her hometown, but vanishes while walking home from work. The same night, a truck overturns on a bridge, spilling chemicals into the lake and turning the water red.Her sister, Anya, returns years later to find out what happened to Maribel, but every truth she uncovers reveals another lie. When she finally solves the mystery…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #82

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We have a horror adjacent tale, a novella, and the true-crime story of a female serial killer. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Fauna by Christiane Vadnais “Reminiscent of David Kronenberg, Kafka, and H.G. Wells… [Fauna] depicts the hypnotic Darwinian nightmare our negligence and denial will lead us to in the coming years.” – Le Devoir A thick fog rolls in over Shivering Heights. The river overflows, the sky is streaked with toxic green, parasites proliferate in torrential rains and once safely classified…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #81

    We’ve reached the midpoint of our week here and you know what that means, don’t you?! We have new reading recommendations from the Ladies of Horror Fiction team. This week we have an eclectic mix of darkly comical horror, cosmic horror and a free audiobook collection of creepy stories that you can download. Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ 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…

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    The 10 Books that Have Influenced Me – Toni’s Edition

    Picking ten books that have influenced me is really difficult. I have sat here for an hour looking at my bookshelf. So I am going to be a rebel and talk about 13 books that have influenced me. This list is in no particular order. Each and every one of these books have influenced me or affected me in some way over the last few years. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – The first time I read this book I was a young angsty goth. The idea of a love that does not die but stretches into eternity just thrilled me to no end. However, this is a good lesson…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #80

    Wow, can you believe we’ve done 80 of these already?! Pats fellow team members on the back for being such diligent and lovely readers. Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We have another eclectic mix of dark fiction and hope you’ll find something to love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Trampled Crown by Kirby Kellogg Valerie Barnes is tired. Tired of wrangling snarky teens through their math lessons, tired of helicopter moms with no respect and even less kindness, and – most importantly – tired of hearing about Canary Lane High’s upcoming homecoming dance. She’s…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #79

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We have a fine mix of stories to share with you! There’s a fun bug filled book, a beautiful gothic tale and a Halloween collection (psssst it’s always Halloween around here!). We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ 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…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #78

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We have an eclectic mix of shapeshifters, ghosts, and tales of unquiet women (the best kind, right?!) We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Hairspray and Switchblades by V. Castro When Maya and Magdalena lose their parents to a home invasion, Magdalena puts her dreams on hold and turns to exotic dancing. Cash is what the sisters need to stay together and keep Maya in an elite catholic high school that has set her on the path for an athletic and academic college scholarship.…