Episode 1 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Podcast

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In the inaugural episode, Toni introduces you to the Ladies of Horror Fiction organization and the podcast. Take a short journey through the history of horror fiction, learn about our upcoming readalong, get some new release recommendations for October, hear what Toni is currently reading, and get some details regarding the dumpster fire that is Nocturnal Readers Box.

Ladies in Horror Fiction

 

What Constitutes Horror

Have you ever wondered what actually constitutes horror?

 

History of Horror

Our whistle stop tour through the history of the Horror genre.

Prehistoric Horror

Medieval Horror

18th Century

19th Century

Modern Era

 

LOHF New Releases Oct 1st – Oct 16th

House of Falling Embers | Krystal Jane Ruin | Oct. 1|

The Nightmarchers | J. Lincoln Fenn | Oct. 1 |

The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years | Ed. Ellen Datlow | Oct. 2 |

Blood Communion (Vampire Chronicles #13) | Anne Rice | Oct. 2 |

Hag | Kathleen Kaufman | Oct. 2 |

The Witch of Willow Hall| Hester Fox | Oct. 2 |

Teeth of the Wolf | Lee Murray / Dan Rabarts | Oct. 4 |

Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre | Ed. Marie O’Regan| Oct. 9 |

The Purity of Crimson (The Gabriel Davenport Series #3) | Beverley Lee | Oct. 9 |

Unmortal (Redemption’s Heir #3) | Anne M. Pillsworth | Oct. 9 |

The Forgotten Child | Melissa Erin Jackson | Oct. 10 |

Drawn Up from Deep Places | Gemma Files | Oct. 12|

Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand | Oct. 16|

Stranded | Renee Miller | Oct. 16 |

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror | Ed. Paula Gran| Oct. 16 |

  • New Release I am looking forward to

 Drawn Up From Deep Places by Gemma Files

 Drawn up     – IF YOU GO DOWN DEEP ENOUGH, YOU FIND ALL SORTS OF THINGS . . . .

In her second collection from Trepidatio Publishing, award-winning author Gemma Files takes her readers on journeys out beyond safe borders—from the trackless depths of the sea, to the empty desert frontiers of the Weird West, even to the edges of cracks between worlds. Here, in these narrow spaces between the known and the unknown, behind the paper-thin curtains of reality, lurk monsters both human and ancient: selkies and avenging revenants, voodoo priestesses and pirate sorcerers, ghosts and vampires, and the most famous murderer of all time. But however strange the things found in these deep places, what draws them up, and calls them back, are forces the human heart knows all too well: grief and vengeance, rage and loss…and, most terrible of all, love.

Published over the past fifteen years—some only available online until now—these fantasies of the darkest kind showcase the breadth and scope of Gemma Files’s imagination, seamlessly blending styles, genres, themes, and atmospheres into a dark and thrilling voice like nothing else in fiction today. Newcomers and old friends both are invited to join her in these journeys…if they dare to look upon what has been—

the human heart knows all too well: grief and vengeance, rage and loss…and, most terrible of all, love.

Published over the past fifteen years—some only available online until now—these fantasies of the darkest kind showcase the breadth and scope of Gemma Files’s imagination, seamlessly blending styles, genres, themes, and atmospheres into a dark and thrilling voice like nothing else in fiction today. Newcomers and old friends both are invited to join her in these journeys…if they dare to look upon what has been—

Current Reads

Black Magic Women Edited By Sumiko Saulson

Black Magic WomenImagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror. Terrifying tales by seventeen of the scary sisters profiled in the reference guide “100 Black Women in Horror”.

Includes the stories Appreciation by Mina Polina, Death Lines by Nuzo Onoh, Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams, Bryannah and the Magic Negro by Crystal Connor, The Lost Ones by Valjeanne Jeffers, Tango of a TellTale Heart by Sumiko Saulson, Blood Magnolia by Nicole Givens Kurtz, Labor Pains by Kenya Moss-Dyme, Return to Me by Lori Titus, Here, Kitty! by L.H. Moore, Left Hand Torment by R. J. Joseph, Dark Moon’s Curse by Delizhia Jenkins, Killer Queen by Cinsearae S, Sisters by Kai Leakes, Black and Deadly by Dicey Grenor, Trisha and Peter by Kamika Aziza, Alternative™ by Tabitha Thompson, and The Prizewinner by Alledria Hurt.

A World Of Horror Edited by Eric Guignard (diverse anthology)

A world of HorrorEvery nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines.

Enclosed within these pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters, fables and fears of their homelands.

• In “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat,” a modest Japanese farmer’s prayer to the gods comes true . . . much to his dismay.

• In “Things I Do For Love,” the intertwined lives in an Indonesian village are upended by as diabolical and otherworldly a device as a simple whisper.

• In “Mutshidzi,” an African teen must raise her brother and run the household after their mother dies. But there is so much to do . . .

• In “Sick Cats in Small Spaces,” a vacationing Australian family come upon a ghost town where the actual ghosts are bottled and kept.

Also encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or simply battle mountain trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found within A World of Horror.

Enter and discover, truly, there’s no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills, and wondrous imagination!

LOHF News

  • August Bookstagram Challenge 

We want to thank everyone for taking part in the bookstagram challenge in       August. We had over 1300 ladiesofhorrorfiction posts. Carissa_reads won a number of LOHF books. Every Monday we recap some of our favorite photos from the month.

Starting on November 4th the Ladies of Horror Fiction will be hosting a Read along of the classic gothic novel by Daphne Du Maurier.

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

The Read along page has the reading schedule as well as the hashtag to use with bookstagram and twitter. There are going to be discussion questions as well as discussions in the comments section of the read along page.

 

Horror Community News

 

If you would like to reach out to the LOHFpodcast, our email address is LOHFPod@gmail.com. We would love to hear about new releases, news in the community, and suggestions for the podcast. You can find out more about the members of the Ladies of Horror Fiction via our website at www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com.

The music for this episode is from Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com.

Next Episode: Is the Halloween episode where I get to talk to the Wonderful GracieKat from Sci-Fi and Scary about Vanishing Hitchhikers, Weeping Widows and the Origins of Halloween.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. RoseMarie says:

    You guys have a podcast? Awesome, I subscribed, can’t wait to listen.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes Ma’am!! The second episode is coming out Oct 30th as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. RoseMarie says:

        Great! I’ve subscribed and followed your blog. Great stuff.

        Liked by 1 person

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