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

    What We’ve Been Reading #14

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction are back with a new batch of books to recommend! New Music for Old Rituals by Tracy Fahey New Music For Old Rituals brings together a selection of stories that illustrate the pervasive power of the past in the present. Together they present a strange yet familiar country where cautionary tales still serve a purpose; where sacred sites of sea, forest, valley and forts hold power, where old legends live, and where new myths are born. Within the pages of New Music for Old Rituals, bog bodies sleep, contagion rages, ancient rituals are enacted, battles are fought, ghosts linger, and time stutters, fails and turns…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #11

    Here’s the latest round-up of our most recent LOHF reads! Have you read any of them yet? She’s Lost Control edited by Elizabeth Jenike The female voice is strong, and will not be controlled.  This book, by its very nature, is doing important work: giving women writers a platform and prioritizing their voices over the cacophony of men that have dominated the field for so long. This is not meant to start an argument over whose voice is more important or stronger or holds more weight—this book is only meant to continue the conversation of why we need diverse mindsets and points of view in the literary community. And as the…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #10

    Take a peek at what the Ladies of Horror Fiction crew have been reading! Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly For the lucky among us, life is what you make of it, but for Dixie Wheeler, the theme music for her story was chosen by another long ago, on the day her father butchered her mother and brothers and then slashed a knife across his own throat. Only one-year-old Dixie was left alive, infamously known as Baby Blue for the song left playing in the aftermath of the slaughter. Twenty-five years later, Dixie is still desperate for a connection to the family she can’t remember, so when her childhood home…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Pride Recommendations

    Diversity in horror is extremely important. It allows stories from different walks of life to be told. This allows the genre to grow and evolve; allowing the genre to be more accessible to all fans. For readers and authors to see themselves reflected in the books they are reading is paramount. The Ladies of Horror Fiction put together a list of horror authors that are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Autumn Christian Girl Like a Bomb We are Wormwood Caitlin R. Kiernan The Red Tree The Drowning Girl Caitlin Starling The Luminous Dead Cassandra Khaw Rupert Wong Series Persons Non-Grata Series Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties Hailey…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #9

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a few more books to recommend to you this week! Her Dark Inheritance by Meg Hafdahl On the day her mother died, Daphne Forrest learned the devastating truth. She’d never really known the women who raised her, not even her real name. Fueled to unravel the tragic mystery behind her mother’s secrets, Daphne abandons all she knows, traveling to the bucolic yet sinister town of Willoughby, Minnesota.  Navigating through the memories of her own bloody legacy, Daphne throws herself into the insular and haunting small town of her ancestors. She investigates the murder that led to her mother’s shame, with the help of charming,…

  • 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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge,  Reading Recommendations

    The “Dark” Recap

    We are finally here at the penultimate recap post from our first Instagram challenge!  This week we are sharing highlights from your “dark” posts and it was such an awesome week!  If you missed last week’s “underrated” post then you can go check it out here! View this post on Instagram “Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. “ -Groucho Marx . . #ladiesofhorrorfiction-Dark: This is a short story collection I haven’t read yet, but looked good so I picked up the second book as well . . I was tagged by @dreaming_of_eutony for #spellthedayinbooks. I tagged…