• Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight December 2019

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books our team has been read and reviewed in December. Young Adult Books Reviewed Emily read The Furies by by Katie Lowe this month. Be sure to check out her review (“I recommend The Furies if you like gothic witchy books!“) Tracy needed a short Christmas horror story so she read The Lights by Carrie Pack. Be sure to read her review (“Holiday lights with an agenda, a diverse array of characters, and creepy kids are the three things that made me excited to pick this…

  • The Twisted Ones Readalong
    LOHFReadalong

    January 2020 LOHF Readalong Selection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction readalongs are now taking place in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group. Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team choose ten titles. We choose these titles based on affordability and availability. We are not affiliated with any publisher, promoter, or author. Books are chosen from a range of titles that we feel will appeal to the community. We then create a poll that allows the community to vote on the title they would most enjoy reading. The poll runs for several days on or around the 15th of each month. In the event of a tie we may choose to create a tie-breaker…

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

    What We’re Reading #32

    Everyone should take a few moments to treat themselves to some terrific new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal.So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo. Her quest for closure will push her to bizarre acts of humiliation and harm, yet no matter how hard she tries, she cannot escape her correspondent’s demands.…

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

    What We’re Reading #31

    Here’s our latest round-up of recent reads. We hope you find something to add to your reading list! The Vegetarian by Han King Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye’s decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Books
    Instagram Challenge

    #LadiesFirst20 Challenge

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is hosting the Ladies First challenge again for the New Year! To participate in the challenge, simply choose a Ladies of Horror Fiction book as your first book of the year and share it with us on social media under #LadiesFirst20! We are each having a lot of fun trying to decide which book will be our first book of 2020. Any LOHF book counts, but I’ll post some of our recent Instagram photos for inspiration! Will you be joining us for the challenge this year? We’re excited to see which book you choose to read for #LadiesFirst20!

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Holiday Gift Giving Guide
    Gift Giving Guide

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Gift Guide

    Do you have a horror lover in your life? Are you fresh out of ideas on what to get them? The LOHF has you covered. Books We have narrowed down the books that we think would make excellent Christmas presents per category. Poetry The Apocalyptic Mannequin By Stephanie Wytovich Choking back the Devil By Donna Lynch The Devil’s Dreamland by Sara Tantlinger The Place of Broken Things By Linda D. Addison and Alessandro Manzetti Novella Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste Like Jagged Teeth by Betty Rocksteady Novel Geek love by Katherine Dunn The…

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

    What We’re Reading #30

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have three recommendations to share with you today! Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow & Lisa Morton Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls’ Day, Dia de los Muertos, and…

  • Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations

    Shelf Edition: Author Sarah Read

    Our December guest for Shelf Edition is one of our favorite Ladies of Horror Fiction authors, Sarah Read! Sarah is an author and librarian. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  So many! Of course The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, because of course. Sara Tantlinger’s The Devil’s Dreamland and To Be Devoured were both incredible. Julie C Day’s The Rampant was also gorgeously dark. Alma Katsu’s The Hunger ticked all my horror and history-loving boxes. Danielle Kaheaku’s In Extremis was beautiful and full of dread. And Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage was one of my favorite reads last year. What LOHF books do you have on your TBR?…

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

    What We’re Reading #29

    We took a little break from our review round-up last week in order to celebrate the holiday but we’re back with more must-reads for your tbr! The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic–and terrifying–consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face… In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    December 2019 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 Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic–and terrifying–consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face……