The “Short Stories” Recap

If you missed last’s week vampire prompt, be sure to check it out. There were a lot of great vamps including Anne Rice and more. What qualifies as a short story? Our short story prompt generated a lot of discussion including what actually qualifies as a short story. We loved seeing the various short fiction…

Rebecca Readalong: Week 3

We are now 75% through Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the full readalong schedule. This week we read chapters 16-21. Please be aware this post contains spoilers for the first 21 chapters of Rebecca. The LOHF team has posted and answered some discussion…

A Shining In The Shadows by Beverley Lee Review

A Shining In The Shadows Gabriel Davenport has been remade from darkness. Now, he must adapt to survive . In a small seaside town, Gabriel’s maker unwittingly takes his wards into the throes of a deadly new game. There are rumblings on The Bloodvyne, the mental web of linked vampire consciousness. Whispers about a cleansing,…

The “Vampires” Recap

If you missed last week’s “branches” prompt, be sure to check out it. We selected some gorgeous photos! Well, we suppose it was inevitable that this day would bring on a lot of Anne Rice. Yet again we tried to choose only one from her and spread the love to other vampire writers in the…

Rebecca Readalong: Week 2

  We are halfway through Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out last week’s discussion of the first 8 chapters as well as the full readalong schedule. This week we read chapters 9-15. Please be aware this post contains spoilers for the first 15 chapters…

Author Spotlight: Gwendolyn Kiste

Bio Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer,…

The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste Review

The Rust Maidens Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and…

Episode 3: Folklore and Horror with a Super Special Guest

In Episode 3 Toni gets to to talk to one of her favorite authors about how folklore and horror intersect; as well as horror books with a folklore element by women. Jen from Book Den stops by to talk about the Rebecca read along. Finally Toni talks about her current reads and new releases.  …

The “Branches” Recap

  There were lots of entries for Branches! It was apparently much easier than “Gloves” was!  Check out some that we really enjoyed! View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 11 is Branches and luckily I live in the woods and had the perfect book in mind! 🌲I loved this collection of spooky stories! The…

Rebecca Readalong: Week 1

It’s the end of Rebecca week 1! We have been so thrilled to see all of the comments and Instagram posts throughout the week. If you haven’t started reading Rebecca, you still have plenty of time. You can view our entire readalong schedule here. Please be aware this post will contain spoilers for the first…