• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Anticipated” Recap

    We ‘anticipated’ seeing a lot of new releases. Get it? GET IT?! #sorrynotsorry We are constantly on the prowl for upcoming releases for Ladies of Horror Fiction.  While the challenge was going on, some of these were either anticipated reads from TBR lists or anticipated releases. If you missed last week’s recap, you can find it here: Moon View this post on Instagram Anticipated: day 21 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction Here are a few I’m planning on reading soon and I’m very excited about them! The Cipher in particular has been on my radar for a while but sometimes I put off books I really want to read…does anyone else do that?!…

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    The “House” Recap

    If you missed last Monday’s post over the prompt “Creature” you can find it here. So many haunted house stories that went on our TBRs from this day!  Who doesn’t love a book about some disembodied spirits lurking around you at all times of the day and night? View this post on Instagram Does the paranormal creep you out? . . House of Furies is the first book in a gothic horror series . . After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle…

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    The “Murder” Recap

    Did you miss our previous post? Check out our “Oh God, Mother!” recap. MURDER RECAP!  Well, that sounds ominous, doesn’t it? But we have to say, the Ladies really brought their A-game.  Not like we expected anything less, but these books below are some that we especially loved! View this post on Instagram Murder for day 17 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction Nonfiction about a man so evil and twisted it reads and feels like fiction. I've always been fascinated by real-life monsters and that's made me a "weirdo," so it's nice to see true crime having a sort of resurgence and more people discovering the great Ann Rule. I like to think…

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    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Review

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to…

  • Love For Slaughter Book Cover Poetry by Sara Tantlinger
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    Love For Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger Review

    Love For Slaughter Poetry by Sara Tantlinger This debut collection of poetry from Sara Tantlinger takes a dark look at all the horrors of love, the pleasures of flesh, and the lust for blood. For discerning fans of romance and the macabre, look no further than Love For Slaughter. Emily’s Teaser Review This collection is full of love and passion artfully blended with dark obsession, murder, and body horror. I LOVED IT. Click here to see the full review on Emily’s Goodreads Toni’s Teaser Review Tantlinger’s prose is beautiful and horrific at the same time. This is a poetess who can turn murder and bondage into a beautiful act of…

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    The “Short Stories” Recap

    If you missed last’s week vampire prompt, be sure to check it out. There were a lot of great vamps including Anne Rice and more. What qualifies as a short story? Our short story prompt generated a lot of discussion including what actually qualifies as a short story. We loved seeing the various short fiction posted on day 13, and below are some of our favorites. View this post on Instagram Day 13 of the #ladiesofhorrorfiction challenge is Short Stories. So many choices today, but I decided to go with yet another book I haven't read, lol. I adored Silvia Moreno Garcia's CERTAIN DARK THINGS and I'd love to check…

  • Book cover for The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste
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    The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste Review

    The Rust Maidens Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire. But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood. The girls Phoebe and Jacqueline have grown up with are changing. It starts with footprints of dark water on the sidewalk. Then, one by one, the girls’ bodies wither away, their fingernails turning to broken…

  • Her Dark Inheritance by Meg Hafdahl
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    Author Spotlight: Meg Hafdahl

    Author Bio Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl was raised in both British Columbia and Minnesota. A member of the esteemed Horror Writers Association, her female driven horror stories have been produced for audio by The Wicked Library, and have appeared in anthologies such as Spider Road Press’ Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. Her first short story collection, Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre was released by Inklings Publishing in 2015. Twisted Reveries Volume II: Tales from Willoughby arrived in 2016, and Meg’s debut horror novel, Her Dark Inheritance, released in March 2018. She is also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind and a regular…

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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 “Night” Recap

    If you missed last week’s “Folklore” prompt, be sure to check out our favorite photos from day 7 of our challenge. The prompt for Day 8 of our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was “Night”. Night proved to be unexpectedly challenging. The most popular selection for the day was Marisha Pessl’s Night Film. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 8 🌘Night🌒 I'm a sucker for a good ghost story and I have sisters and Jennifer McMahon writes very satisfying sister stories capturing that weird-sometimes-harsh relationship.👻👯🖤 #thenightsister #igreads #newenglandfiction #spookysisters #spinebenders #womenofhorror #horrorfiction #reader #readhorror #booknerd #bookish #womenauthors #igreads #alwaysreading #booklove #creepyreads #ladyhorror #bookstagram #booksbywomen #horror #womenwhowritehorror #instabook #igreads…