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

    What We’ve Been Reading #111

    Today we have another round-up of recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous editions by hitting the tags up above! Sed de Sangre by V. Castro Three short erotic horror stories about bloodlust: Carnival of Gore will fly you down to Rio where the vampires have congregated for their annual feast. The Four Horsemen Inn is a sad tale of sex during the apocalypse. Snake Hips is by far the hottest of them all. Do you dare enter The Pink Agave Motel? Goodreads | Amazon Audra’s Teaser Review V. Castro mingles blood, passion, and mythology in these stories and all three offered captivating worlds and characters that I’d love to see…

  • Fist of the Spider Woman Amber Dawn
    Book Reviews

    Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn Review

    Traditional horror has often portrayed female characters in direct relation to their sexual role according to men, such as the lascivious victim or innocent heroine; even vampy, powerful female villains, such as the classic noir “spider women,” use their sexual prowess to seduce and overwhelm married men. Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror stories by queer and transgressive women and others that disrupts reality as queer women know it, instilling both fear and arousal while turning traditional horror iconography on its head. In this collection, horror (including gothic, noir, and speculative writing) is defined as that which both titillates and terrorizes, forcing readers to confront…