Stories of Horror: Edith Wharton and The Ladies Maid Bell.

We have a new series on the LOHF podcast, Stories of Horror. Stories of Horror is a spotlight an original lady of horror fiction with a reading of a story that is out of copy right. Up first is Edith Wharton….She is truly a badass. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones in…

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…

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.  …

Kick Off: Rebecca Readalong

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to be hosting the first LOHF Community Wide Readalong! Beginning today, November 4, we will be reading Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca. So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked,…

Banshee Reads: House of Fallen Trees by Gina Ranalli

    Synopsis: “Two men have the carcass.” These words, heard over a crackling telephone line, change writer Karen Lewis’s life for the worse. Months earlier, her brother went missing in the small rural town of Fallen Trees, Washington. And now she finds out he willed his half of a bizarre bed and breakfast to her….

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics Review

Nightingale At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be—independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be…

What are you going to be for Halloween? Guest Post by Joanna Koch

Synopsis Halloween has always gone together with horror. The holiday gives many children their first taste of terror, and the discovery and overcoming of fears. For those who find they love a good scare, that first taste can grow into a voracious appetite. That might be why you’re looking at this book right now. If…