• LOHF Readalong The Toll by Cherie Priest
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    April Readalong Selection

    Are you a member of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group? We currently have over 600 members, and we would love for you to join us and take part in our April readalong!! Each month we create a poll in order for members to vote on which book they would like to read the following month. The group selected The Toll by Cherie Priest as our April readalong selection. The Toll by Cherie Priest From Cherie Priest, the author of The Family Plot and Maplecroft, comes The Toll, a tense, dark, and scary treat for modern fans of the traditionally strange and macabre. State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    March 2020 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! Dark Agents, Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma by Janina Scarlet This spellbinding graphic novel follows the adventures of Violet—a young witch whose parents were murdered when she was a child. As she wages war against necromancers and demons, Violet learns to overcome her internal monsters as well. In…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight February 2020

    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 that were released in February as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Black History Month
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    Black History Month Guest Post: We Can be Better, Horror Peeps by R.J. Joseph

    I once attended World Horror Convention and a seasoned, white, male horror writer decided to convince me I should join the Horror Writers Association. That was cool. I appreciated that he felt HWA was a good organization to be a part of and I did want more information. The way he decided I should get this information was, “[I had] to meet Chelsea. She’s a great gal.” Of course, my blackity black, female senses started tingling. Gal? Okay. When he finally found “Chelsea” and me in the same place, he introduced us. “Chelsea” was, of course, another Black woman. And her name wasn’t even Chelsea. After she rolled her eyes in the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    February 2020 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! Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight January 2020

    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 that were released in January as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire’s award-winning, bestselling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones When Jack left Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister–whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice–back…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
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    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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Readathon LOHFReadathon
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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

    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! 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…

  • 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…