• Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Sam

    This month, our guest for Shelf Edition is Sam from The Literary Hooker! Sam is a bookstagrammer, blogger and reviewer for Sci-Fi & Scary. She also co-mods the Grim Readers Book Club on Goodreads. When she’s not reading, she’s probably cross stitching and/or watching trashy TV. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  Two that I’ve read this year and absolutely loved were To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger and Soon by Lois Murphy. Both books packed an enormous emotional punch for me but were still intensely disturbing and scary. I love horror that can make me cry and then have me jumping out of my skin within a…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Weird
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Weird

    The definition of weird is “a strange or extraordinary character: odd, fantastic.” Each book on this list ticks all our boxes for weird. If you are looking for a weird read this Halloween pick up one of these amazingly weird books by women authors. Bunny – Mona Awad The Bus on Thursday – Shirley Barrett Geek Love – Katherine Dunn F4 – Larissa Glasser Fortune Box – Madeleine Swann Nightingale – Amy Lukavics Pretty Marys All in a Row – Gwendolyn Kiste Providence – Caroline Kepnes Ritualistic Human Sacrifice – CV Hunt Cockblock – CV Hunt I Miss the World – Violet LeVoit Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady Fever…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Witches
    Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Recommends: Witches

    It is that time of the year again. When the leaves starting changing colors and the wind holds the promise of the Autumn that is coming. (Who I am kidding I live in the desert. It is still hot). Children are getting ready to pick out their Halloween costumes. As a little girl I was always a witch, which is probably why I associate Autumn with witches. This month we are paying homage to the wonderful Autumny witch. Hag by Kathleen Kaufman Bunny by Mona Awad Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise The Good House by Tanarive Due Grimly Jane by Elle Alexander A Hawk in The Woods by Carrie Laben…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    August 2019: Monthly Recap

    During the month of August, the Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrated body horror and Women in Translation month! Thank you so much to Gwendolyn Kiste, Christa Carmen, and Amy Vaughn for contributing some amazing body horror guest posts this month! And thank you Tracy Fahey and Gabriela Houston for submitting your body horror stories to the Ladies of Horror Fiction podcast! Be sure to check out our body horror and women in translation recommendations as well as all of our LOHF reviews. Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #14 What We’ve Been Reading #15 What We’ve Been Reading #16 What We’ve Been Reading #17 Podcast Episodes Ladies of Horror Fiction Present…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Body Horror
    Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Recommends: Body Horror

    August is body horror month here at the LOHF. The team has put together a list of recommendations of amazing body horror books. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste Bunny by Mona Awad Something Borrowed, Something Blood Soaked by Christa Carmen Cruel Works of Nature by Gemma Amor The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester Geek Love by Katherine Dunn Wilder Girls by Rory Power Love For Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt Like Jagged Teeth By Betty…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #14

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction are back with a new batch of books to recommend! New Music for Old Rituals by Tracy Fahey New Music For Old Rituals brings together a selection of stories that illustrate the pervasive power of the past in the present. Together they present a strange yet familiar country where cautionary tales still serve a purpose; where sacred sites of sea, forest, valley and forts hold power, where old legends live, and where new myths are born. Within the pages of New Music for Old Rituals, bog bodies sleep, contagion rages, ancient rituals are enacted, battles are fought, ghosts linger, and time stutters, fails and turns…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    July 2019: Monthly Recap

    July was a really busy month for the Ladies of Horror Fiction team! We moved servers this month so we had to work extra hard to meet our goals and celebrate our theme of Creatures! Thank you so much to our awesome guest post contributors Lee Murray, Betty Rocksteady, and Renee Miller, and to Audra and Ouija for showing us their shelves. We also received stories submissions from Sonora Taylor, Hailey Piper, Alyson Faye, and Chris Chesler. You ladies are amazing! This month announced our partnership with Steve Stred and the first annual LOHF Writers Grant! Be sure to check out all of our posts from this month including how…

  • Ouija & LOHF books
    Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Audra & Ouija

    This month our guests for Shelf Edition are Audra and Ouija, or you may know them as @ouija.doodle.reads! Audra is an avid bookworm and editor who spends the rest of her free time watching horror movies and kickboxing, and Ouija is a goldendoodle with a nose for good fiction, haunted houses, and tennis balls.  Book title links will bring you to the book page at Goodreads. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  My favorite discovery of this year has been The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark. Though it isn’t a new book, it captured me so completely that when I finished reading it, I turned right back to…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #12

    Check out what titles the Ladies of Horror Fiction team have enjoyed recently! Bunny by Mona Awad Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort–a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other “Bunny,” and seem to move and speak as one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies’ fabled “Smut Salon,” and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door–ditching her only…

  • Profile: Nicole Willson

    Nicole Willson lives outside of Washington, DC; this does not mean she wants to talk U.S. politics with you. She has been a frequent visitor to small coastal towns located along the Eastern seaboard but has yet to see anything truly alarming emerge from those waters, much to her disappointment. She’s hopeful that her lifelong aversion to eating fish or seafood might earn her a little mercy when the hungry ocean gods finally start coming ashore. Nicole’s debut horror/dark fantasy novel Tidepool will be coming out from Parliament House Press in early 2021. The novel was showcased in Pitch Wars 2017, where Nicole was mentored by Peter McLean. Nicole is…