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

    What We’ve Been Reading #7

    Feast your eyes on what the Ladies of Horror Fiction Team have been reading as of late: Inside the Asylum by Mary SanGiovanni Kathy has been hired to assess the threat of patient Henry Banks, an inmate at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. Her employers believe that Henry has the ability to open doors to other dimensions with his mind-making him one of the most dangerous men in modern history. Because unbeknownst to Kathy, her clients are affiliated with certain government organizations that investigate people like Henry-and the potential to weaponize such abilities. What Kathy comes to understand in interviewing…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    May 2019: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated the theme of motherhood as well as Latino Book Month throughout the month of May. Authors Violet Castro, Kristi DeMeester, R.J. Joseph, Ann Dávila Cardinal, and Gemma Amor shared amazing guest posts. Gloria McNeely shared her LOHF shelves with us as well! If you missed any of these posts during the month, be sure to check them out (and the rest of our daily posts from May) below! Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #2 What We’ve Been Reading #3 What We’ve Been Reading #4 What We’ve Been Reading #5 What We’ve Been Reading #6 Podcast Episodes Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    April 2019: Monthly Recap

    We hope everyone had a fantastic April! It was National Poetry Month, and we shared several amazing guest posts from some of our favorite horror poets: Donna Lynch, Sara Tantlinger, Cina Pelayo, and Christina Sng. If you missed any during the month, be sure to check them out (and the rest of our daily posts from April) below! Reviews Hysteria by Stephanie M. Wytovich Review The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Review A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt Review Witches by Donna Lynch Review What We’ve Been Reading #1 We started a new style of posting reviews this month! We are excited to…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    March 2019: Monthly Recap

    We hope everyone had an amazing March! It was another busy month for the Ladies of Horror Fiction team. We shared a lot on our site through the month of March. If you weren’t able to check in each day, here is a recap of the exciting things we shared each day! Reviews The Between by Tananarive Due Review Hark! The Herald Angels Scream edited by Christopher Golden Review #BansheeReads: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Review The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Review The Worst Is Yet To Come by S.P. Miskowski Review Haunted Are These Houses edited by Eddie Generous &…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    February 2019: Monthly Recap

    February was a busy month for the LOHF team! Along with it being Women in Horror Month, we hosted a #LadiesofHorrorFiction Instagram challenge, the #LOHFReadathon (with Alex from Hey Little Thrifter), and the community wide readalong of Tananarive Due’s The Between. We shared a lot on our site through the month of February. If you weren’t able to check in each day, here is a recap of the exciting things we shared each day! Reviews The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read Review Twin Lakes: The Autumn Fires by Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason Review Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi Demeester Review Collision by J.S. Breukelaar Without Condition by Sonora…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    January 2019: Monthly Recap

    January was an exciting month for the Ladies of Horror Fiction team! If you missed any of our posts, please take a moment to get caught up with all of the exciting things we shared in January. Reviews The Fiends In the Furrows edited by David T. Neal and Christine M. Scott The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish Beneath by Kristi Demeester The Devil’s Dreamland By Sara Tantlinger Collected Christmas Horror Shorts Vol. II Unmemory by Kristi Demeester Afterage by Yvonne Navarro Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn Review Podcast Episodes Episode 6 Mary Shelley and Frankenstein Join Toni as she talks about Mary Shelley’s…

  • Book cover of Pandora by Anne Rice
    Book Reviews

    Pandora by Anne Rice Review

      Pandora by Anne Rice Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead. The novel opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café, where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her to tell the story of her life. Pandora begins, reluctantly at first and then with increasing passion, to recount her mesmerizing…

  • Husk by Rachel Autumn Deering
    Book Reviews

    Husk by Rachel Autumn Deering Review

      Husk by Rachel Autumn Deering In this all-too-real work of horror fiction, Rachel Autumn Deering explores the mind of a young man who is struggling to cope with the effects of post-war stress, drug addiction, self-doubt, and loneliness as they manifest themselves into his deepest, darkest fears. Kevin Brooks returns to his rural Kentucky hometown after a three-year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has lost the grandparents who raised him, his lifelong best friend, and his trust in the government he once proudly served. When Kevin meets a kind, young girl named Samantha, he thinks his luck might have finally taken a turn for the better. But something…

  • Book cover of Babyteeth by Zoje Stage
    Book Reviews

    Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Review

      Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Meet Hanna. She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good. Meet Suzette. She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something…

  • I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland
    Book Reviews

    I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland Review

    In horror movies there is always one that girl that fought with everything that she had survive the night and escape. They are normally called final girls. The last girl standing or rather the last girl killed. Horror movies are full of this trope. I Am Not Your Final Girl From Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema – the girl who survives until the end – on a journey of retribution and reclamation. From the white picket fences of 1970s Haddonfield to the apocalyptic end of the world, Holland confronts the role of women in relation to subjects including feminism,…