• Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    September 2019 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! No One’s Home by D.M Pulley For fans of The Haunting of Hill House comes a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies. Margot and Myron Spielman move to a new town, looking for a fresh start and an escape from…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    August 2019: Monthly Recap

    During the month of August, the Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrated body horror and Women in Translation month! Thank you so much to Gwendolyn Kiste, Christa Carmen, and Amy Vaughn for contributing some amazing body horror guest posts this month! And thank you Tracy Fahey and Gabriela Houston for submitting your body horror stories to the Ladies of Horror Fiction podcast! Be sure to check out our body horror and women in translation recommendations as well as all of our LOHF reviews. Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #14 What We’ve Been Reading #15 What We’ve Been Reading #16 What We’ve Been Reading #17 Podcast Episodes Ladies of Horror Fiction Present…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Instagram Challenge,  LOHFReadathon

    One Year Anniversary! Readathon and Challenge

    We are celebrating our one year anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our quest to spotlight all of the amazing women who are writing and contributing to the horror genre. We love what we do here, and we look forward to many more years of celebrating the ladies of horror fiction. New Team Member We are constantly expanding our efforts here at the Ladies of Horror Fiction. As we head into year two, we are so excited to announce a new member to the LOHF team. Audra Audra is going to contribute articles to the Ladies of Horror Fiction website so…

  • Ouija & LOHF books
    Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations

    Shelf Edition: Audra & Ouija

    This month our guests for Shelf Edition are Audra and Ouija, or you may know them as @ouija.doodle.reads! Audra is an avid bookworm and editor who spends the rest of her free time watching horror movies and kickboxing, and Ouija is a goldendoodle with a nose for good fiction, haunted houses, and tennis balls.  Book title links will bring you to the book page at Goodreads. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  My favorite discovery of this year has been The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark. Though it isn’t a new book, it captured me so completely that when I finished reading it, I turned right back to…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #6

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a few books we’d like to recommend to you because who doesn’t need more books?! We Are Wormwood by Autumn Christian Ever since she was a child, Lily has been pursued by a demonic girl with wormwood eyes. As Lily struggles with her schizophrenic mother’s decline into insanity, the death of her somnambulist childhood love, and her own painful, disturbed adolescence, she must face the strange girl that haunts her. Yet something is chasing her that is much more dangerous.  A darkly surreal, drug-coated romance, We are Wormwood tells an inhuman love story, and the transformation that results from affection among monsters. Amazon | Goodreads Laurie’s…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Mother is the Monster by Tabatha Wood

    “The Mother is the Monster” — an Exploration of Monstrous Matriarchs in Modern Horror Fiction and Film by Tabatha Wood Women in horror frequently get a very bad deal. They are punished, constantly and consistently, for no other reason than their gender identity. Portrayed either as weak and fragile victims, or gratuitously over-sexualised, often their only purpose is to be assaulted, lusted over or both. Enter: the Monstrous Mother. She may be possessive, narcissistic, overbearing, jealous, abusive, homicidal or sexually-oppressed. The very worst kind of monstrous mother is all of these things at once. Horror has a special relationship with its audiences — it relies on emotions and must illicit…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: Mothering the Horrific by R.J. Joseph

    Mothering the Horrific By R. J. Joseph Blinding pain vibrates throughout, snatching the remnants of my breath. Soiled demons tear at my spirit as they claw their beings from deep within my body. I am left a revenant, as they refuse to allow me solace even after their evacuation. They haunt me, expending my soul as they insist I give all. I am never free of them until they have depleted me and gone out to seek other forms of sustenance. I could be talking about motherhood here…but I’m not. As horrific as pregnancy and childbirth can be, I’d only characterize my children as demons on every other Monday, especially…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Shelf Edition: Gloria McNeely

    This month, we have our first writer for Shelf Edition! Gloria McNeely is an Irish horror writer, reviewer, bookstagrammer, and horrorlesque performer to boot. Currently querying her own demon possession novel, she’s always looking for more books to review on her dark fiction blog. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Yes, I’ve recently picked up some horror anthologies edited by women that I’m excited to read. ‘Irish Ghost Stories’ edited by Rosemary Gray, and ‘Phantoms’ edited by Marie O’Regan. I think we look for stories written by women a lot and forget to support women who edit anthologies, publish horror etc. Recently I’ve read ‘Something Borrowed Something Blood…

  • Zombieville by CV Hunt
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #4

    We are still reading fiends over here at Ladies of Horror Fiction! Here’s a little peek at some of what we’ve been reading and loving. Zombieville by C.V. Hunt Chris is your friendly neighborhood zombie. He has desires and hungers just like the rest of the undead, which is convenient since his brother, Spencer, is the village mortician. There’s just one problem: Spencer has met a girl. There’s no winning for Chris. If things go well with the girl, Spencer is going to neglect him. If things go poorly, the consequences could be very far reaching. What’s a zombie to do? Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books | Grindhouse…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Shelf Edition: Jen

    Here’s another segment of Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! LOHF team member Jen is showing off her books this time. Jen is a blogger, bookstagrammer, and reviewer with tons of great recommendations! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Yes! I just read and loved The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling (see our LOHF review here). I also recently enjoyed Carrie Laben’s A Hawk in the Woods. What LOHF books do you have on your TBR? This month I’m planning to read Second Lives by P.D. Cacek, Last Things by Jacqueline West, and The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. Where do you find recommendations? Are there any LOHF books…