• The Between by Tananarive Due
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    The Between Readalong: Week 3

    This is our final week of reading and discussing Tananarive Due’s The Between. Thank you so much to everyone who read The Between with us this month! If you missed out on our previous discussions, be sure to check out the week one and week two discussions of our LOHF readalong. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1.Would you shelve The Between as horror? Why or why not? Tracy: I would shelve it as horror – there are enough elements to classify it as such for me Emily: Yes, I would, especially because…

  • The Between by Tananarive Due
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    The Between Readalong: Week 2

    We have more questions than answers with this week’s section of The Between, but we are loving the story Tananarive Due is crafting. If you are just now joining us, we are up to chapter 23 in our discussion this week. You can click here to see last week’s discussion if you’d like! (If you want to hop in, we are finishing up The Between for a final discussion next Sunday.) The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. What do you think the significance of the children’s names have to what’s happening in…

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    The “Strangers” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.) This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 24 is 'Strangers' and I had no idea what to do(I feel like I've used all my books😲) until I remembered this book I read last year and photographed for a book round-up post on my regular Instagram.😱 back before I decided to stop annoying my nonreading friend with books 😳 👥 Anyways, Strangers reads like a Horror movie, but it's actually a suspenseful thriller,🤷…

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    The Between Readalong: Week 1

    We have reached the end of week 1 in our community wide readalong of Tananarive Due’s The Between. We will be reading The Between through February 24 so you still have time to jump in and join us. (Check the full readalong schedule for all of the details.) Please be aware this week’s discussion post will contain spoilers for the first 10 chapters. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. Why do you think writers so often place ‘do-gooders’ as coming from a traumatic experience? Is there a belief that some people just…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    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…

  • Book cover for The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
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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…