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    Monthly Recap

    August 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed last month’s new releases, our horror adjacent recommendations, or any of the amazing books we read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements August 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Into the Forest and All the Way Through……by Cynthia PelayoWe are very pleased to announce the release of Into the Forest and All the Way Through by Cynthia Pelayo. Reviews What We’re Reading #59 What We’re Reading #60 What We’re Reading #61 What We’re Reading #62 Special Topics Horror Adjacent Reads…

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    LOHF Two-Year Anniversary Celebration!

    Today the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is kicking off our two-year anniversary celebration! We hope you will join us in celebrating throughout the month of September. The details of our readalong, readathon, photo challenge, and movie nights can be found below! Group Read #LOHFReadalong Our September group read is Bunny by Mona Awad. The readalong discussion will take place in our Ladies of Horror Fiction group on Goodreads: September 2020 Readalong: Bunny by Mona Awad The readalong will begin on September 1 and discussions will take place throughout the month of September (and beyond for anyone who wants to keep the discussion going!) You can join in any time…

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    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent Reads x LOHF

    Okay, so if you’ve made it here, you’re probably here for the scary. The more the scarier, right? But how do you classify “horror”? Does it have to tick the boxes off a certain checklist? Or is it more that you just know it when you see it? One thing I’ve noticed about reading boatloads of horror is that it seems more fluid than other genres—in the best way possible. After all, what scares you is subjective. Spiders may terrify your mom (on screen and off!), but you only feel that creeping dread for psychological scares. Horror doesn’t have to mean blood gushing out of severed limbs or zombies crawling…

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    Monthly Recap

    July 2020: Monthly Recap

    In July, the LOHF team announced all of the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients! Thank you so much to the horror community for all of your support and for helping us share the achievements of these amazing women! If you missed any of the awards announcements, the July new releases, or any of the reviews we posted in July, you can find all of that in our wrap up below! News and Announcements July 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. LOHF Award Nominees for Best CollectionLOHF Award…

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    LOHF Awards

    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…

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    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait…

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    LOHF Award for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novella. To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger What does carrion taste like? Andi has to know. The vultures circling outside her home taunt and invite her to come understand the secrets hiding in their banquet of decay. Fascination morphs into an obsessive need to know what the vultures know. Andi turns to Dr. Fawning, but even the therapist cannot help her comprehend the secrets she’s buried beneath anger-induced blackouts. Her girlfriend, Luna, tries to help Andi battle her inner darkness and infatuation with the vultures. However, the desire to taste dead…

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    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Novel

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novel. When this team was faced with a tie and the decision between having a tie-break or two winners, we went with two winners, of course! Bunny by Mona Awad Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort–a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other “Bunny,” and…

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    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Debut. The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival. When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant…

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    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry Collection. Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch is an invocation, an ancient invitation that summons the darkness within and channels those lonely spirits looking for a host. It’s a collection that lives in the realm of ghosts and family curses, witchcraft and urban legends, and if you’re brave enough to peek behind the veil, the hauntings that permeate these pages will break seals and open doorways, cut throats and shatter mirrors. You see, these poems are small drownings, all those subtle suffocations…