• 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…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #8

    Here’s a little taste of what the Ladies of Horror Fiction have been reading lately. This House of Wounds by Georgina Bruce The devastating debut short story collection from British Fantasy Award-winning author Georgina Bruce. Haunting and visceral tales for the lost and the lonely. An emotional and riveting debut. Amazon | Better World Books | Goodreads Emily’s Review Teaser Georgina Bruce’s writing is so beautiful. Her descriptions are creative and haunting, and I would kill to read a book of poetry written by her. Click here to see Emily’s full review at Goodreads Tracy’s Review Teaser Bruce definitely has the ability to paint a literary picture. I actually read…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #7

    Feast your eyes on what the Ladies of Horror Fiction Team have been reading as of late: Inside the Asylum by Mary SanGiovanni Kathy has been hired to assess the threat of patient Henry Banks, an inmate at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. Her employers believe that Henry has the ability to open doors to other dimensions with his mind-making him one of the most dangerous men in modern history. Because unbeknownst to Kathy, her clients are affiliated with certain government organizations that investigate people like Henry-and the potential to weaponize such abilities. What Kathy comes to understand in interviewing…

  • Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #3

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction crew have been busy with some great books as of late: Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt Strang isn’t the small, quaint town it appears to be. It’s haunted every night by a creature the townsfolk refer to as Halloween. Once the sun sets each day, Halloween emerges to collect its treats: a small, live offering from each household. The residents comply because no one wants to be the target of Halloween’s tricks. But the nightmare of residing in Strang is nothing compared to the yearly ritual Halloween demands of the citizens on All Hallows’ Eve. Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books Lilyn’s Review Teaser…

  • The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn
    Book Reviews

    The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn Review

    Ryan Adler and his twin sister, Jane, spent their happiest childhood days at their parents’ mountain Colorado cabin — until divorce tore their family apart. Now, with the house about to be sold, the Adler twins gather with their closest friends for one last snowboarding-filled holiday. While commitment-phobic Ryan gazes longingly at Lauren, wondering if his playboy days are over, Jane’s hopes of reconciling with her old boyfriend evaporate when he brings along his new fiancée. As drama builds among the friends, something lurks in the forest, watching the cabin, growing ever bolder as the snow falls — and hunger rises. After a blizzard leaves the group stranded, the true…

  • Book cover for The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
    Book Reviews

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Review

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to…

  • A Shining in the Shadows by Beverley Lee
    Book Reviews

    A Shining In The Shadows by Beverley Lee Review

    A Shining In The Shadows Gabriel Davenport has been remade from darkness. Now, he must adapt to survive . In a small seaside town, Gabriel’s maker unwittingly takes his wards into the throes of a deadly new game. There are rumblings on The Bloodvyne, the mental web of linked vampire consciousness. Whispers about a cleansing, about the ruling council hunting vampires with impure blood. Gabriel finds himself thrust into a new nightmare, where the hunter becomes the hunted. When his maker is taken, he must battle to untangle the mystifying clues laid out in an uncovered labyrinth to find the only creature strong enough to fight against those that hunt…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Vampires” Recap

    If you missed last week’s “branches” prompt, be sure to check out it. We selected some gorgeous photos! Well, we suppose it was inevitable that this day would bring on a lot of Anne Rice. Yet again we tried to choose only one from her and spread the love to other vampire writers in the genre.         View this post on Instagram I inhaled the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice when I was in high school. I was obsessed! And maybe I even convinced myself that Lestat was real 🤷🏻‍♀️ I just picked up this gorgeous book from @barnesandnoble & since today’s prompt for #ladiesofhorrorfiction was VAMPIRE,…

  • Podcast Episodes

    Episode 3: Folklore and Horror with a Super Special Guest

    In Episode 3 Toni gets to to talk to one of her favorite authors about how folklore and horror intersect; as well as horror books with a folklore element by women. Jen from Book Den stops by to talk about the Rebecca read along. Finally Toni talks about her current reads and new releases.   Folklore and Horror Folklore can range from art to stories that are passed down orally but how does horror and folklore intersect. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page folklore can include urban legends and fairytales but I decided to focus on each one in their own episode. Definition of Folklore Folklore…