• Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
    Women in Translation

    Women in Translation Horror Edition: Japan

    What is really awesome about the Women in Translation project is that we are getting to learn about horror around the world. Each country approaches horror in different ways, and it has been amazing learning about each country as we go along. Some countries’ horror is steeped in folklore and religion; other countries’ horror has been used to control social norms. Japanese horror primarily draws its inspiration from folk religions with a focus on the following themes: possession, exorcism, shamanism, precognition and yokai. These stories began as oral tales in the Heian period (794BC- 1185AD). During this period, the stories were used to enforce cultural norms and to explain things…

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    Women in Horror Month Readathon

    February is Women in Horror Month and we are super excited here at Ladies of Horror Fiction! The LOHF and Alex from the book tube channel Hey Little Thrifter are joining forces once again to bring you a LOHF filled readathon. All you have to do to join us is choose a book from one, any or all prompts and read the book(s) during the month of February. We love to see your amazing photos so please use the #lohfreadathon hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. The Prompts The LOHF Reading Suggestions We have listed recommendations and suggestions for each prompt. Suggestions are books that are on our tbr’s that we…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    January 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed—violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight December 2019

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books our team has been read and reviewed in December. Young Adult Books Reviewed Emily read The Furies by by Katie Lowe this month. Be sure to check out her review (“I recommend The Furies if you like gothic witchy books!“) Tracy needed a short Christmas horror story so she read The Lights by Carrie Pack. Be sure to read her review (“Holiday lights with an agenda, a diverse array of characters, and creepy kids are the three things that made me excited to pick this…

  • The Twisted Ones Readalong
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    January 2020 LOHF Readalong Selection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction readalongs are now taking place in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group. Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team choose ten titles. We choose these titles based on affordability and availability. We are not affiliated with any publisher, promoter, or author. Books are chosen from a range of titles that we feel will appeal to the community. We then create a poll that allows the community to vote on the title they would most enjoy reading. The poll runs for several days on or around the 15th of each month. In the event of a tie we may choose to create a tie-breaker…

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    #LadiesFirst20 Challenge

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is hosting the Ladies First challenge again for the New Year! To participate in the challenge, simply choose a Ladies of Horror Fiction book as your first book of the year and share it with us on social media under #LadiesFirst20! We are each having a lot of fun trying to decide which book will be our first book of 2020. Any LOHF book counts, but I’ll post some of our recent Instagram photos for inspiration! Will you be joining us for the challenge this year? We’re excited to see which book you choose to read for #LadiesFirst20!

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Holiday Gift Giving Guide
    Gift Giving Guide

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Gift Guide

    Do you have a horror lover in your life? Are you fresh out of ideas on what to get them? The LOHF has you covered. Books We have narrowed down the books that we think would make excellent Christmas presents per category. Poetry The Apocalyptic Mannequin By Stephanie Wytovich Choking back the Devil By Donna Lynch The Devil’s Dreamland by Sara Tantlinger The Place of Broken Things By Linda D. Addison and Alessandro Manzetti Novella Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste Like Jagged Teeth by Betty Rocksteady Novel Geek love by Katherine Dunn The…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    December 2019 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic–and terrifying–consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face……

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight November 2019

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books our team has been read and reviewed in November. Young Adult Books Reviewed Laurie read Wilder Girls by Rory Power this month with equal thanks to several of the LOHF team raving about it and the fact that Wilder Girls was our November readalong winner! You don’t want to miss Laurie’s review (“It is an incredible debut and I’ll definitely be reading this author again – sequel or no sequel!“) Emily also read and loved Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall this month. Be…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    November 2019 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! Out of Water by Sarah Read THIS IS AN INVITATION TO DROWNING. These are the stories of things out of water—of sea bed deserts choked with ghosts; of the lonely, roving children of the fen. Here your garden grows belowground. You will be born into a cradle of your own bones,…