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    What We’ve Been Reading #115

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by T.L. Bodine, Mariana Enriquez and Caitlin Marceau. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ House of Lazarus by T.L. Bodine Things were just starting to look up for Davin Montoya — 23 years old and freshly deceased, he’d at least found something like a family among his fellow Undead. But life as a reanimated corpse has its downfalls. Unemployment, for one, and the threat of discovery by the government’s anti-Undead Coalition, for another. As Davin tries his best to care for…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #113

    Today several of our team members are sharing their recent and recommended reads. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ The Gold Persimmon by Linsday Merbaum Clytemnestra is a check-in girl at The Gold Persimmon, a temple-like New York City hotel with gilded furnishings and carefully guarded secrets. Cloistered in her own reality, Cly lives by a strict set of rules until a connection with a troubled hotel guest threatens the world she’s so carefully constructed. In a parallel reality, an inexplicable fog envelops the city, trapping a young, nonbinary writer named Jaime in a…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #112

    Welcome to our latest review round-up! We hope you find a new favorite. Please click either tag above to read our previous recommendations. How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison Who doesn’t need to know How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend? From the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker award, this collection of both horror and science fiction short stories and poetry reveals demons in the most likely people (like a jealous ghost across the street) or in unlikely places (like the dimension-shifting dreams of an American Indian). Recognition is the first step, what you do with your friends/demons after…

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    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Unkindly Girls,” Hailey Piper “Unkindly Girls” by Hailey Piper appeared in Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik | Published August 31st 2020 by Grindhouse Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon To learn more about Hailey Piper, visit Hailey Piper’s profile in the LOHF Directory. Congratulations to Hailey Piper and the 2020 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “Carreg Samson,” Catherine McCarthy (Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium)“The Clockmaker,” Sonora Taylor (Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2)“The Cucuy of Cancun,” V.…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: All That’s Fair, S.H. CooperBluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro All That’s Fair by S.H. Cooper A maiden looking for love in all the wrong places. A mother in an endless search for missing children. A crone whose passing is marked by the tinkling of tiny bells. All That’s Fair is a collection of twenty-two short horror stories themed around women who are made up of anything but sugar, spice, and everything nice. Be they human,…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #95

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar In Stone and Steel, when General Aaliyah returns triumphant to the city of Titus, she expects to find the people prospering under the rule of her Queen, the stone mage Odessa. Instead, she finds a troubling imbalance in both the citizens’ well-being and Odessa’s rule. Aaliyah must rely on all of her allies, old and new, to do right by the city that made her. Goodreads | Amazon Audra’s…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #87

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to complete reviews. We have an eclectic mix of erotic short horror stories, a young girl grappling with ghosts, and the history of Halloween. We hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Trick or Treat? A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays,…

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    Author Spotlight: Madeleine Swann

    Please join us in welcoming Madeleine Swann to Ladies of Horror Fiction! Team member Tracy was excited to ask Madeleine some great questions and we think you will dig the answers! Madeleine Swann’s novella, The Vine That Ate The Starlet, was published by Filthy Loot. Her collection, Fortune Box (Eraserhead Press), was nominated for a Wonderland Award. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and podcasts including Splatterpunk Award nominated The New Flesh: A David Cronenberg Tribute. LOHF: Please tell the readers a bit about your most recent release, the novella The Vine that Ate the Starlet. Most enjoyable part of writing? Favorite characters? Madeleine Swann: New York in…

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    What We’re Reading #71

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature an anthology of ghoulish delights, a haunting tale about a woman trying to make sense of her past and a collection of dark little gems. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Graveyard Smash, Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2 Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the…

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    What We’re Reading #64

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a nice mix of recommendations for you this Wednesday! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard’s First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancé and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high school. A man grows increasingly agitated by the apartment noise made by a young family living upstairs and arouses the suspicion of his own wife when the neighbors meet a string of unlucky incidents. A couple moves into a…