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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar’s darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella “Ripples on a Blank Shore.” Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the gothic strangeness of “Union Falls,” the alien horror of “Rogues Bay 3013,” the heartbreaking dystopia of “Glow,” the weird mythos of “Ava Rune,” and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and…

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    What We’re Reading #53

    The #LadiesOfHorrorFiction team have some books to recommend today. We hope you find something that makes your heart happy. ♥ Ambrosia by Madison Wheatley Two words have haunted Crystal for years: fat pig. So when a handsome and athletic stranger promises that his gym will change her life, how can she say no? With its cutting-edge facilities, beyond-friendly staff, and endless free samples of Ambrosia, their signature energizing sports drink, Mount Olympus seems too perfect to be real—and maybe it is. Crystal needs it all, but is she willing to lose more than just weight? Goodreads | Amazon Alex’s Teaser Review This novella read quickly, was highly entertaining, and will…

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    What We’re Reading #48

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have three more books you might want to add to your tbr piles! Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan Praised for her meticulous descriptions and ability to transform the mundanity of everyday life into something strange and unexpected, Ha Seong-nan bursts into the English literary scene with this stunning collection that confirms Korea’s place at the forefront of contemporary women’s writing. From the title story told by a woman suffering from gaps in her memory, to one about a man seeking insight in bags of garbage, to a surreal story about a car salesman and the customer he tries to seduce, The Woman Next…

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    What We’re Reading #47

    We’re back with more must-read books to brighten up your life! Thin Places by Kay Chronister Kay Chronister’s remarkable debut collection of modern horror tales, Thin Places, echoes with the ghosts of Shirley Jackson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, while forging its own unique gothic sensibility. Here there be monsters! And witches! These are tales of monstrous mothers and dark desires. Love, grief, death; and the exquisite pain and joy of life. With transcendent prose, Chronister chronicles the lives of powerful women and children; wicked witches and demons. These are the traumatic ghosts we all carry, and Chronister knows what it means to be human and humane. Powerful and hypnotic, these are…

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    What We’re Reading #46

    Hello, everyone! We hope you’re all finding moments to indulge in some great books. Here’s three more for your tbr pile! Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters “Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie.” Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn’t define us, gravity doesn’t hold us, a home doesn’t mean we belong. From circus tents to space stations, Damien Angelica Walters creates stories that are both achingly familiar and chillingly surreal. Within her second short story collection, she questions who the real monsters are, rips families apart and stiches…

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    What We’re Reading #45

    We have three new reading recommendations curated by our team. We hope you find your next five star read! Loteria by Cynthia Pelayo The Mexican board game of Lotería is a game of chance. It is similar to our American bingo. However, in Lotería instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images. There are 54 cards in the Lotería game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique story per card based on a Latin American myth, folklore, superstition, or belief – with a slant towards the paranormal and horrific. In this deck of cards you will find murderers, ghosts, goblins and…

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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 #34

    We have some recommendations because we know you need more books! Body by Asa Nonami As indicated by the title, Bødy is a collection of horror stories, all thematically linked to people’s perception of their bodies, and the consequences of vanity and low self-esteem. In the vein of the psychological suspense of the Twilight Zone, each story ends with a shock, leaving the reader unsettled with the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for,” echoing in their bones. Appropriately, each of the five stories in Bødy gets its title from the body parts featured, buttocks, blood, face, hair and chin. Goodreads | Amazon Toni’s Teaser Review I really enjoyed…

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    What We’re Reading #30

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have three recommendations to share with you today! Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow & Lisa Morton Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls’ Day, Dia de los Muertos, and…

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    What We’re Reading #27

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have you covered if you’re looking for some good reads! A startling, moving, and innovative memoir from the National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic. Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK Tracy’s Teaser Review Imagine your perfect house; your dream house. Where…