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    What We’ve Been Reading #84

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! Today we’re recommending a fun novella, a graphic novel, and a witchy novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #83

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by Renee Miller, Mona Kabbani and Hailey Piper. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Blood Lake Monster by Renee Miller Maribel Daniels is weeks away from escaping her hometown, but vanishes while walking home from work. The same night, a truck overturns on a bridge, spilling chemicals into the lake and turning the water red.Her sister, Anya, returns years later to find out what happened to Maribel, but every truth she uncovers reveals another lie. When she finally solves the mystery…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #81

    We’ve reached the midpoint of our week here and you know what that means, don’t you?! We have new reading recommendations from the Ladies of Horror Fiction team. This week we have an eclectic mix of darkly comical horror, cosmic horror and a free audiobook collection of creepy stories that you can download. Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Food Fright by Nico Bell High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that…

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    What We’re Reading #60

    We’re back again with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Jennifer Strange by Cat Scully “JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family’s secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut.” -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her…

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    What We’re Reading #41

    It’s Wednesday and the ladies of horror fiction have recommendations for you! When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom Sally Ann and Martha. Two women, searching for love. Finding terror. During a terrifying storm, a gentle childhood is destroyed by a twisted man who promises love but delivers nightmare. In the lightless depths of an underground labyrinth, unseen creatures lie in wait for an innocent traveler, cold skeletal hands stretched out in welcome. There is horror in darkness – horror made greater When Darkness Loves Us. This long-awaited reissue of Elizabeth Engstrom’s 1985 horror classic features a new introduction by Paperbacks from Hell author Grady Hendrix as well as the…

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    What We’re Reading #37

    Another Wednesday, another week of great reading recommendations coming your way from the Ladies of Horror Fiction team! The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Goodreads…

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    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They might have been there all along.  And if…

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    What We’re Reading #21

    Here’s the newest round-up of our recently read and recommended Ladies of Horror Fiction titles! The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five “books,” each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently?—the narrator asks in the intermezzos. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna after World War I, but a pact she makes with…

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    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters by Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They…