• Behind the Door by Mary Sangiovanni
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    Behind The Door by Mary SanGiovanni Review

    Behind The Door Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills. Some doors should never be opened . . . In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No one knows where it came from, and no one knows where it leads. For generations, folks have come to the Door seeking solace or forgiveness. They deliver a handwritten letter asking for some emotional burden to be lifted, sealed with a mixture of wax and their own blood, and slide it beneath the Door. Three days later,…

  • A Shining in the Shadows by Beverley Lee
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    A Shining In The Shadows by Beverley Lee Review

    A Shining In The Shadows Gabriel Davenport has been remade from darkness. Now, he must adapt to survive . In a small seaside town, Gabriel’s maker unwittingly takes his wards into the throes of a deadly new game. There are rumblings on The Bloodvyne, the mental web of linked vampire consciousness. Whispers about a cleansing, about the ruling council hunting vampires with impure blood. Gabriel finds himself thrust into a new nightmare, where the hunter becomes the hunted. When his maker is taken, he must battle to untangle the mystifying clues laid out in an uncovered labyrinth to find the only creature strong enough to fight against those that hunt…

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    The “Vampires” Recap

    If you missed last week’s “branches” prompt, be sure to check out it. We selected some gorgeous photos! Well, we suppose it was inevitable that this day would bring on a lot of Anne Rice. Yet again we tried to choose only one from her and spread the love to other vampire writers in the genre.         View this post on Instagram I inhaled the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice when I was in high school. I was obsessed! And maybe I even convinced myself that Lestat was real 🤷🏻‍♀️ I just picked up this gorgeous book from @barnesandnoble & since today’s prompt for #ladiesofhorrorfiction was VAMPIRE,…

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    Claire by Liz Sower Review

    Claire by Liz Sower I interview my neighbors in our shockingly haunted town of Wellesley, Massachusetts and I transcribe their stories for my blog Ghosts in the Burbs. Three women told me a horrific tale from their past and in doing so involved me in their horror. You may have heard part of this story before but I didn’t tell you everything . . . This is the complete story of Claire. Emily’s LOHF Review “I feel every terrifying bit of what they took from me.”  Claire is the first book from one of my favorite fictional paranormal podcasts – Ghosts in the Burbs. If you aren’t listening, you’re missing…

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    Black Magic Women Edited by Sumiko Saulson

    If you are looking to increase the diversity in your horror reading this is an amazing place to start. This anthology will introduce you to some really amazing authors. Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    The “One Word Title” Recap

    If  you missed day 8’s prompt of “Night“, be sure to check out our favorite photos of LOHF books related to night. Day 9’s prompt in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was “One Word Title”. We were excited to still have so much response and participation in the challenge. These were some of out favorite one word title photos. View this post on Instagram Happy Book Lover's Day! Much like yesterday's International Cat Day, this one is celebrated pretty much every day in our house. Today's prompt for #ladiesofhorrorfiction is one-word titles. Mayhem has been on my radar for ages but I only managed to pick up a…

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    Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren Review

      Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren The Time-Ball Tower of Tempuston houses the worst criminals in history. Given the option of the death penalty or eternal life, they chose eternal life. They have a long time to regret that choice. Lilyn’s Review Maybe it’s fitting, considering the subjects of this story, that it took me ages to finish Tide of Stone. It is a good book, but it is not action-packed or particularly exciting. Instead it is thought-provoking and quietly disturbing. For people looking for the later, it’s perfect. However, I tend to be the type of horror reader that goes for surface satisfaction and action, so it didn’t suit me…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    The “Jewelry” Recap

    If you missed Day 1 of our #LadiesofHorrorFiction Instagram challenge recaps, be sure to check it out. We kicked off the challenge with the “Lady Stack” prompt.  You can find day 2 “Haunted” by clicking here. There were a lot of different books that came up for day three’s prompt of “Jewelry”.  Jewelry plays into a lot of horror stories. Whether it be a simple black velvet ribbon, a cursed gem, or an antique necklace or ring with a ghost attached, its presence is undeniable. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction Day 3: jewelry This prompt was difficult. I don't own or wear a lot of jewelry. I don't own many novels…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Haunted” Recap

    If you missed Day 1 of our #LadiesofHorrorFiction Instagram challenge recaps, be sure to check it out. We kicked off the challenge with the “Lady Stack” prompt. There are several gorgeous stacks of lady books to be seen. Day 2 of our #LadiesofHorrorFiction challenge was the “Haunted” prompt. We had a lot of fantastic entries, and the discussions among the participants of the challenge picked up! This day also served as a good reminder that we have authors in our community who no longer identify as female. The entire Ladies of Horror Fiction team is dedicated to not only promoting authors who identify as female, but also protecting anyone who…