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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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    Stoker Awards

    Congratulations Bram Stoker Award Winners!

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the amazing women who took home Bram Stoker Awards over the weekend! We are so happy to celebrate your achievements! Below are the women in the horror genre who were selected for their outstanding works of horror. Sarah Read Sarah won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel for The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio Publishing). Colleen Doran Colleen Doran won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel for her work in Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples (Dark Horse Books). She is credited as co-writer, artist, colorist, and cover artist! Gwendolyn…

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    New Release

    April 2020 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! The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni A bewitching gothic novel of suspense that plunges readers into a world of dark family secrets, the mysteries of human genetics, and the burden of family inheritance. It feels like a fairy tale when Alberta ”Bert” Monte receives a letter addressed to “Countess Alberta Montebianco” at her…

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    Monthly Recap

    March 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team hopes you all are healthy and safe. If you missed this month’s new releases, our readalong selection for April, or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! New Releases March 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. April Readalong Selection April Readalong SelectionThe Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads Group selected The Toll by Cherie Priest as our April readalong selection. Reviews What We’re Reading #41 What We’re Reading #42 What We’re Reading #43 What We’re…

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    New Release

    March 2020 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! Dark Agents, Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma by Janina Scarlet This spellbinding graphic novel follows the adventures of Violet—a young witch whose parents were murdered when she was a child. As she wages war against necromancers and demons, Violet learns to overcome her internal monsters as well. In…

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    Monthly Recap

    February 2020: Monthly Recap

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Women in Horror Month and Black History Month. Thank you so much to V. Castro, Kathleen Kaufman, Jennifer Barnes, Annie Neugebauer, Jessica Guess, and R.J. Joseph for joining us this month with some amazing guest posts. Be sure to check those out below! And thank you to Stephanie M. Wytovich for sharing her shelves with us this month. Be sure to check out all of our reviews and features from February! Reviews What We’re Reading #37 What We’re Reading #38 What We’re Reading #39 What We’re Reading #40 News and Announcements February 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror…

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    Guest Post

    Black History Month Guest Post: We Can be Better, Horror Peeps by R.J. Joseph

    I once attended World Horror Convention and a seasoned, white, male horror writer decided to convince me I should join the Horror Writers Association. That was cool. I appreciated that he felt HWA was a good organization to be a part of and I did want more information. The way he decided I should get this information was, “[I had] to meet Chelsea. She’s a great gal.” Of course, my blackity black, female senses started tingling. Gal? Okay. When he finally found “Chelsea” and me in the same place, he introduced us. “Chelsea” was, of course, another Black woman. And her name wasn’t even Chelsea. After she rolled her eyes in the…

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    New Release

    February 2020 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! Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her…

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    Monthly Recap

    January 2020: Monthly Recap

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team made several exciting announcements regarding our plans for Women in Horror Month. Be sure to check those out below! We also took a deep dive into Japanese horror with books in translation and a look at Japanese horror films. Be sure to check out all of our reviews and features from January! Reviews What We’re Reading #33 What We’re Reading #34 What We’re Reading #35 What We’re Reading #36 News and Announcements January 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. A Bloody…

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    New Release

    January 2020 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! Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and…