Review: SuperGhost by Scott Cole

This book is so perfectly warped!

Super Ghost by Scott ColePublished November 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration Mad Science, Phantom Limbs, Giant Monsters, and Ice Cream! Darren Legend is a former construction worker who's lost his right arm. Michelle Mayfair is a former Olympic runner who no longer has her legs. And Dr. Griffin Rains wants to talk with both of them. He's a "phantom limb therapist"... who may also be a megalomaniacal mad scientist.

When Dr. Rains assembles a giant ghost-monster from the phantom limbs he's stolen from hundreds of amputees, the city is in for the most bizarre nightmare it's ever seen. And it's up to Darren and Michelle, with the help of a few friends, to stop Rains and the strange terror of the SuperGhost!

This newly-revised edition of Scott Cole's bizarro/sci-fi/horror novella also features a brand-new prequel short story, "The Science Fair".

My 2 Cents For Free!

Ladies of Horror Fiction Award List of Nominees & Honorable Mentions

Hi, everyone! We have been super busy over at Ladies of Horror Fiction because our first annual awards are in full swing. If you haven't seen the posts on Twitter, Instagram or the website here is a list of all of the nominees.

We've been doing the slow reveal with the winners so please stay posted to see who wins in each category as we roll them out over the next few days.

Below is the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions and you should, of course, read them all!

Best Collection
Collision: Stories, J.S. Breukelaar
Ghosts of You, Cathy Ulrich
Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor  *winner!*
Out of Water, Sarah Read

Best Debut
The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah Read
Little Darlings, Melanie Golding
The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling *winner!*
Theme Music, T. Marie Vandelly

Best Poetry Collection
Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia Cade
Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch  *winner!*
The Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich

Best Novel
Bunny, Mona Awad
Ninth House, Leig…

Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Five stars, what?!  Who even am I?!

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham JonesPublished July 2020

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Source: Received for Review Consideration The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.

Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.

My 2 Cents For Free!
I kept hearing whispers about this book. People were SO excited and wanted it so badly and those whispers stuck in my head but I hadn’t read the author a…

Review: Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower

This book balances characterization and creepy perfectly.

Whispers In The Dark by Laurel HightowerPublished December 2018

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Source: Received for Review Consideration Rose McFarland is a trained killer--a Memphis S.W.A.T. sniper with a secret. Her team knows about the burn scars that lurk under her clothes, a legacy of the house fire that killed her father and brother sixteen years before. Her supervisors know that she spent two years in a rehabilitative facility, healing and learning to cope with the emotional trauma of the fire. But no one knows about the visions that drove her there, angry spirits that consumed her childhood, alienated her from her family and made her doubt her own sanity--the Whispers.

When Charlie Akers, a half-brother she never knew, ends up on the wrong side of Rose's rifle, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that puts her family in the middle of increasingly dangerous paranormal visitations. Charlie won't stay dead…

Review: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

This book was a lot of fun!

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady HendrixPublished April 2020

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Source: Library Borrow Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.

Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.

One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her …

Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards Have Begun!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to poke my head in here quick to let you all know that I'm not on hiatus, I'm just super busy with projects for Ladies of Horror Fiction, and I will be back next week with reviews if all the stars align. I have SO many sitting in drafts right now.

We will be announcing the LOHF Award Nominees in each category throughout the month on the website and on Twitter and we're super excited!

The nominees for Best Collection have been revealed. If you want to check them out the post is here:

We're also hosting a Readalong on Goodreads during the month of July for Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas. You can join us here:

I hope you're all reading amazing books and finding some time to relax!

Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Uh oh, it's a low three-star review *sorry in advance*

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah PekkanenReleased March 2020

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Source: Library Loan The thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us.

Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she could end up in the same spiral. She is intrigued by a group of women who seem to have it all together, and they invite her with the promise: "You are not alone." Why not align herself with the glamorous and seductive Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane? They seem to have beaten back their demons, and made a life on their own terms—a life most people can only ever envy. They are everything Shay aspires to be, and they seem to have t…

Review: The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper

There be monsters here!

The Festering Ones by S.H. CooperPublished October 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration A monster lurking in the mountain.

A mysterious cult seeking a doorway.

An otherworldly evil waiting to be unleashed.

Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother's death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face her demons. What started as a search for closure soon pits her against a shadowy cult known as The Gathered and the eldritch beings they worship. With reality becoming more blurred by the day and the thousand eyes of an alien deity fixed on her, Faith must decide if the dark secrets of White Crow Mountain are really worth losing herself over
My 2 Cent…

Retro Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone

I should probably call it quits on this author.

American Queen by Sierra SimoneReleased October 2016

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Source:  Overdrive Borrow It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.
My 2 Cents For Free!
This author likes to jam a lot of stuff into her books and into her heroines and this story is no exception. She also likes to set up preposterous plot lines and run with them. I said this about her book Priest but it totally fits here too:
“This story is not based on any sort of reality. If you know that going in you’ll likely be …

Review: On the Night Border: Stories by James Chambers

This collection of dark fiction has a little bit of everything.

On The Night Border by James ChambersPublished September 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration Dark things stir in the night. When the world sleeps and quiet settles in, shadows assume sinister shapes, guilt and regret well up from the mind’s deepest recesses, and the lonely face their greatest fears. Darkness bares the secret truths whispered on the lips of the lost and the desperate. At night, terrors come alive. For those who journey too far into the dark, no escape remains—but there is a place from which to view these nightmares, a place…on the night border.

The fifteen stories collected here come from the last edge of the light and deliver glimpses into the dreadful, the mysterious, and the strange. These stories offer readers unsettling and weird visions from across the border, visions out of history and from the world around us, visions of cosmic horror, personal madness, a…