• Guest Post
    Guest Post,  YA and MG Horror

    Guest Post: Countess Bathory the Early Years by Lana Popovic

    When I started writing YA speculative fiction, my one rule for myself was to stay firmly rooted in the present. While I’ve always enjoyed historical fantasy to the hilt—Mists of Avalon and Jacqueline Carey’s Renaissance-inspired Kushiel’s Legacy series both hold uncontested places in my heart, and I’m still totally ready to swoon over rereads of Outlander—contemporary fantasy just seemed to offer up that sweet spot for my own writing. A modern world, blessedly without the need for too much research, but with a liminal sense of existing within the seams between the mundane and the magical? Pretty much perfect. I’ll play in that sandbox all day, I thought, and never…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    September 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! The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The lives of three women weave together across centuries in the dazzling new book from the Granta Best of Young British Novelist and author of All the Birds, Singing Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight August 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 August as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases The Companion by Katie Alender The other orphans say Margot is lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate. But it wasn’t luck that made the Suttons rescue Margot from her bleak…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #60

    We’re back again with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Jennifer Strange by Cat Scully “JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family’s secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut.” -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    August 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! Peripheral by Leslie Fear “Elise the Freak,” that’s what people called me when I was just a child in that small Kansas town. It was hurtful and scarred me, but I finally escaped, no longer allowing that name to identify me. Now, I’m Elise Crawford. I live in a different place,…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight July 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 July as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees and Honorable Mentions

    Over the past two weeks, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions: Nominees Best Collection Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeChoking Back the Devil, Donna LynchThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Young Adult. The nominees are: Five Midnights, Ann Dávila CardinalHouse of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. CraigRules for Vanishing, Kate Alice MarshallWilder Girls, Rory Power Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución. If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    May 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed this month’s new releases or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements May 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. June Readalong PollWe hosted a poll to select our readalong book for June. We hope you will join us for our group read of The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling this month! Reviews What We’re Reading #48 What We’re Reading #50 What We’re Reading #51 What We’re Reading #52 Special Topics YA/MG Horror Spotlight May…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight May 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 May as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz Lost meets Stranger Things in this eerie, immersive YA thriller, thrusting seventeen-year-old Sia into a reality where the waters in front of her and the jungle behind her are as dangerous as the survivors alongside her. Sia practically grew up in the water scuba diving, and wreck dives are run of the mill. Take the tourists out. Explore the reef. Uncover the…