Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What We've Been Reading #4

We are still reading fiends over here at Ladies of Horror Fiction! Here’s a little peek at some of what we’ve been reading and loving.

Zombieville by C.V. Hunt

Chris is your friendly neighborhood zombie. He has desires and hungers just like the rest of the undead, which is convenient since his brother, Spencer, is the village mortician. There’s just one problem: Spencer has met a girl. There’s no winning for Chris. If things go well with the girl, Spencer is going to neglect him. If things go poorly, the consequences could be very far reaching. What’s a zombie to do?

Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books | Grindhouse Pub

Emily’s Review Teaser

This definitely isn’t your standard zombie book, and it’s a very intriguing (short) character study. I’ve still been thinking about it a bit since I finished, and I recommend picking this one up!

Click here to see Emily’s full review at Goodreads

Lilyn’s Review Teaser

The best part of the novella was how the zombies moved. I could totally see some weird awkward soundtracked scenes as they tried to perform basic functions to the beat of whatever they were forced to listen to. 

Click here to see Lilyn’s full review at Goodreads

Toni’s Review Teaser

I really appreciated the twist in the Zombie genre. It didn’t follow the normally formulaic story lines. The love story within the story was sweet in a twisted way and I really appreciated that. It wasn’t over done. I find that a romance in a book can really mess up the flow for me. But Hunt handled the romance just perfectly for me.

Click here to see Toni’s full review at Misadventures of a Reader

Tracy’s Review Teaser

I loved the quirkiness of the tale and because I read this with a group of friends who had different experiences with this book, I think I liked it all the more.

Click here to see Tracy’s full review at Goodreads

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The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates

“The dead are restless here…”

Remy is a tour guide for Carrow House, a notoriously haunted building. When she’s asked to host seven guests for a week-long stay to research Carrow’s phenomena, she hopes to finally experience some of the sightings that made the house famous.

At first, it’s everything they hoped for. Then a storm moves in, cutting off their contact with the outside world, and things quickly become twisted. Doors open on their own. Seances go disastrously wrong. Red liquid seeps from behind the wallpaper. Their spirit medium wanders through the house during the night, seemingly in a trance. 

Then one of the guests dies under strange circumstances, and Remy is forced to consider the possibility that the ghost of the house’s original owner, a twisted serial killer, still walks the halls. 

But by then it’s too late to escape. 

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Emily’s Review Teaser

I can always be drawn in with a haunted house story. The Carrow Haunt has such a fun set-up – it’s kind of similar to Hell House, except it doesn’t suck (sorry, not sorry).

Emily’s full review can be read at Goodreads

Garden of Eldritch Delights by Lucy A. Snyder Book Cover

Garden of Eldritch Delights by Lucy A. Snyder

Master short story author Lucy A. Snyder is back with a dozen chilling, thought-provoking tales of Lovecraftian horror, dark science fiction, and weird fantasy. Her previous two collections received Bram Stoker Awards and this one offers the same high-caliber, trope-twisting prose. Snyder effortlessly creates memorable monsters, richly imagined worlds and diverse, unforgettable characters.

Open this book and you’ll find a garden of stories as dark and heady as black roses that will delight fans of complex, intelligent speculative fiction.

Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books | Thriftbooks | Raw Dog Screaming Press

Tracy’s Review Teaser

Lucy Snyder is an author I will definitely seek out more from. This collection houses a wide array of horror/dark fantasy sub genres and I’m confident that a wide array of people will be able to find something to enjoy within these 12 tales. 

Tracy’s full review can be read at Goodreads

Emily’s Review Teaser

Garden of Eldritch Delights is a collection of 12 stories by Lucy A. Snyder, and this was my introduction to her work. I was a little bit concerned about this one going in because I’m not a huge Lovecraft person, but it’s still easy to grasp what’s going on. I was happy about that. 

Emily’s full review can be read at Goodreads

What have all of you been reading and loving lately?

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