• Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Stoker Awards

    Congratulations Bram Stoker Award Winners!

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the amazing women who took home Bram Stoker Awards over the weekend! We are so happy to celebrate your achievements! Below are the women in the horror genre who were selected for their outstanding works of horror. Sarah Read Sarah won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel for The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio Publishing). Colleen Doran Colleen Doran won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel for her work in Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples (Dark Horse Books). She is credited as co-writer, artist, colorist, and cover artist! Gwendolyn…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #45

    We have three new reading recommendations curated by our team. We hope you find your next five star read! Loteria by Cynthia Pelayo The Mexican board game of Lotería is a game of chance. It is similar to our American bingo. However, in Lotería instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images. There are 54 cards in the Lotería game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique story per card based on a Latin American myth, folklore, superstition, or belief – with a slant towards the paranormal and horrific. In this deck of cards you will find murderers, ghosts, goblins and…

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    New Release

    April 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni 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…

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    Monthly Recap

    March 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team hopes you all are healthy and safe. If you missed this month’s new releases, our readalong selection for April, or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! New Releases March 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. April Readalong Selection April Readalong SelectionThe Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads Group selected The Toll by Cherie Priest as our April readalong selection. Reviews What We’re Reading #41 What We’re Reading #42 What We’re Reading #43 What We’re…

  • LOHF Readalong The Toll by Cherie Priest
    LOHFReadalong

    April Readalong Selection

    Are you a member of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group? We currently have over 600 members, and we would love for you to join us and take part in our April readalong!! Each month we create a poll in order for members to vote on which book they would like to read the following month. The group selected The Toll by Cherie Priest as our April readalong selection. The Toll by Cherie Priest From Cherie Priest, the author of The Family Plot and Maplecroft, comes The Toll, a tense, dark, and scary treat for modern fans of the traditionally strange and macabre. State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo,…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #44

    Welcome to a new edition of Ladies of Horror Fiction reading recommendations. Take care of yourselves. ♥ Hexis by Charlene Elsby I’m not relentless. “Relentless” makes it sound like there’s something called “relent” and that I’m lacking it. In that sense, I’m not relentless, but perhaps I’m unrelenting. I could relent if I wanted to. But he always has to die. I mean “always” in two senses: at all times and all of the time. I can’t kill him all of the time. That would take too long. But all of the times I did, I did. I’d do it again. I could relent if I wanted to, but instead…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #43

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have been reading up a storm. Hunker down with a book or two, if you can, and stay safe. ♥ The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig Molly Pohlig’s The Unsuitable is a fierce blend of Gothic ghost story and Victorian novel of manners that’s also pitch perfect for our current cultural moment. Iseult Wince is a Victorian woman perilously close to spinsterhood whose distinctly unpleasant father is trying to marry her off. She is awkward, plain, and most pertinently, believes that her mother, who died in childbirth, lives in the scar on her neck. Iseult’s father parades a host of unsuitable candidates before her, the majority of whom…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #42

    Need a mid week pick-me-up? Books always do the trick for the Ladies of Horror Fiction. Here are a few of our most recent recommendations. Grief Is A False God by Gemma Amor Elijah Keene is trying to get by after the untimely passing of his beloved wife Jess. Overwhelmed as a single father, failing as a farmer, coming up short as a son; he struggles to distance himself from his grief. Elijah soon discovers that an unspeakable horror has arisen from the land which his family cultivated for generations. An entity of which his own father and deceased mother may have been all too aware. Grief is a False…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    March 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! Dark Agents, Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma by Janina Scarlet This spellbinding graphic novel follows the adventures of Violet—a young witch whose parents were murdered when she was a child. As she wages war against necromancers and demons, Violet learns to overcome her internal monsters as well. In…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #41

    It’s Wednesday and the ladies of horror fiction have recommendations for you! When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom Sally Ann and Martha. Two women, searching for love. Finding terror. During a terrifying storm, a gentle childhood is destroyed by a twisted man who promises love but delivers nightmare. In the lightless depths of an underground labyrinth, unseen creatures lie in wait for an innocent traveler, cold skeletal hands stretched out in welcome. There is horror in darkness – horror made greater When Darkness Loves Us. This long-awaited reissue of Elizabeth Engstrom’s 1985 horror classic features a new introduction by Paperbacks from Hell author Grady Hendrix as well as the…