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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Cassie

    It’s time for another Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time we’re chatting with Cassie Daley, who has some of the most eye-catching shelves on social media. Cassie is a reviewer, blogger, Etsy artist, and also reps for A Stranger Dream and Abominable Book Box. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I’m also always going to recommend this forever, but INTO THE DROWNING DEEP (and the prequel novella, ROLLING IN THE DEEP) by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) are two of my absolute favs of the last couple of years. I’m super into ocean related horror, and the mermaidesque creatures in these books are so creepy and…

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    Choose Our Next Readalong + Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you so much to everyone who joined in as we read The Between by Tananarive Due. Books are even better when read with friends!! Giveaway Winner As a thank you to those who were able to participate in the discussions on the LOHF website, we randomly selected one winner from the readalong discussion posts. The winner of the giveaway is Meredith L! Meredith, please reach out to us with a current address so we can send you a copy of Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwenda Bond. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad.…

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    The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read Review

    He’s run away home. That’s what they say every time one of Charley Winslow’s friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It’s just a tall tale. That’s what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his father to send for him. Or he could walk the dark tunnels of the school’s heart, scour its abandoned passages, and pick at the scab of a family’s…

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    The “Murder” Recap

    Did you miss our previous post? Check out our “Oh God, Mother!” recap. MURDER RECAP!  Well, that sounds ominous, doesn’t it? But we have to say, the Ladies really brought their A-game.  Not like we expected anything less, but these books below are some that we especially loved! Ann Rule is one of the queens of true crime and readswithdogs shared one of her biggest titles, The Stranger Beside Me.  Reading this book will definitely make your skin crawl as well as leave you thirsty for more stories that she has researched and written about! “Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down…

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    Community Wide Readalong: The Between

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to announce our second community wide readalong! During the month of February (coinciding with Black History Month and Women in Horror Month), we will be reading and discussing The Between by Tananarive Due. When Hilton was just a boy, his aged grandmother saved him from drowning by pulling him out of a treacherous ocean current, sacrificing her life for his. Now, thirty years later, Hilton begins to think his borrowed time is running out. His wife, the only elected African–American judge in Dade County, Florida, has begun receiving racist hate mail from a man she once prosecuted, and Hilton’s sleep is plagued…

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    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…

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    Author Spotlight: Gwendolyn Kiste

    Bio Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online…

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    The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste Review

    The Rust Maidens Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire. But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood. The girls Phoebe and Jacqueline have grown up with are changing. It starts with footprints of dark water on the sidewalk. Then, one by one, the girls’ bodies wither away, their fingernails turning to broken…

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    Banshee Reads: House of Fallen Trees by Gina Ranalli

        Synopsis: “Two men have the carcass.” These words, heard over a crackling telephone line, change writer Karen Lewis’s life for the worse. Months earlier, her brother went missing in the small rural town of Fallen Trees, Washington. And now she finds out he willed his half of a bizarre bed and breakfast to her. “Two men have the carcass.” Is this ominous phrase enough to draw her into the mystery of Fallen Trees? Is the answer to her brother’s disappearance located there? Or is it just a trap, something designed to draw her into a nightmare world and break her sanity? What horror awaits Karen in the House of…

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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.…