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    Claire by Liz Sower Review

    Claire by Liz Sower I interview my neighbors in our shockingly haunted town of Wellesley, Massachusetts and I transcribe their stories for my blog Ghosts in the Burbs. Three women told me a horrific tale from their past and in doing so involved me in their horror. You may have heard part of this story before but I didn’t tell you everything . . . This is the complete story of Claire. Emily’s LOHF Review “I feel every terrifying bit of what they took from me.”  Claire is the first book from one of my favorite fictional paranormal podcasts – Ghosts in the Burbs. If you aren’t listening, you’re missing…

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    Black Magic Women Edited by Sumiko Saulson

    If you are looking to increase the diversity in your horror reading this is an amazing place to start. This anthology will introduce you to some really amazing authors. Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “One Word Title” Recap

    If  you missed day 8’s prompt of “Night“, be sure to check out our favorite photos of LOHF books related to night. Day 9’s prompt in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was “One Word Title”. We were excited to still have so much response and participation in the challenge. These were some of out favorite one word title photos. Theliteraryhooker took us back to the Victorian Era with Sarah Pinbourough’s Mayhem.  In this novel we turn our attention to the one and only Jack the Ripper. “Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a…

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    Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren Review

      Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren The Time-Ball Tower of Tempuston houses the worst criminals in history. Given the option of the death penalty or eternal life, they chose eternal life. They have a long time to regret that choice. Lilyn’s Review Maybe it’s fitting, considering the subjects of this story, that it took me ages to finish Tide of Stone. It is a good book, but it is not action-packed or particularly exciting. Instead it is thought-provoking and quietly disturbing. For people looking for the later, it’s perfect. However, I tend to be the type of horror reader that goes for surface satisfaction and action, so it didn’t suit me…

  • I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland
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    I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland Review

    In horror movies there is always one that girl that fought with everything that she had survive the night and escape. They are normally called final girls. The last girl standing or rather the last girl killed. Horror movies are full of this trope. I Am Not Your Final Girl From Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema – the girl who survives until the end – on a journey of retribution and reclamation. From the white picket fences of 1970s Haddonfield to the apocalyptic end of the world, Holland confronts the role of women in relation to subjects including feminism,…

  • Cover Reveal

    Cover Reveal for Soul Seekers Books 6 and 7 by Alice J Black

    We had a slightly unusual request here at the LOHF for a cover reveal. Two book covers for the price of one. But have a look at these covers!! Blurb Soul Seekers Book 6: Murder on the Sapphire Bay Blurb: After securing her first few cases with her new business, Soul Seekers, Peyton decides she needs a mini-break. Bringing her best friend, Olivia, on for a murder mystery tour on a moving train, she thinks she’s found a way to relax. Yet it doesn’t seem like relaxing was meant to be. As she finds herself trying to figure out how the woman in the compartment met her end in a…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Favorite Color” Recap

    “Favorite Color” was a fun prompt in the Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge because it meant we were liable to see almost anything, and see almost everything we did. This prompt allowed people to really put together some gorgeously coordinated photos. Today we are sharing some of our favorite selections from the Favorite Color posts. Bookishmommy’s favorite bookish colors are black, gray, and dark red. She shared a beautiful stack of two books containing her favorite colors. The Devil Crept in by Ania Ahlborn “Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Halloween Reading Recommendations

    Fall is one of our favorite times of the year around the LOHF. The leaves changing color from the green of spring and summer to the yellow and amber of fall. The smell of bon fires and for some ladies around here football. But lets not forget the best holiday all year round…the holiday that any horror fan starts a count down for as soon as there is even a hint of Autumn. Halloween!!! There are tons of lists floating around for spooky books to read during October. Some have Ladies of Horror Fiction and others don’t but we decided to put together our own list. Comprising just the ladies…The…

  • The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
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    The Grip of It by Jac Jemc Review

      The Grip of It Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move—prompted by James’s penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check—is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between ocean and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture—claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms—becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains…

  • The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett
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    New Release Review: The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

    The Bus on Thursday Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her. It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett’s life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it. One day she felt a bit of a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work. The next thing she knew, her breast was being dissected and removed by an inappropriately attractive doctor, and she was suddenly deluged with cupcakes, judgy support groups, and her mum knitting sweaters. Luckily, Eleanor discovers Talbingo, a remote…