Before working with the Ladies of Horror Fiction I never really thought too deeply about my book shelves. Yes, I have international authors and I wrote a blog post about it. I lumped American writers together. Once we started planning and discussing the Ladies of Horror Fiction some things really came to light for me. I did not have many diverse horror authors. To say I was disappointed with myself is a understatement. LOHF received an author spotlight request from R.J. Joesph. Which lead me to Black Magic Women and a whole new set of writers to read.
Summary: Anthology of terrifying tales that range from steampunk to zombies
What I liked: If you have read my blog at all you will know that I read a lot of collections and anthologies. I love the mixture of stories. Vampires, werewolves and even a queen bee 🙂 People are neither completely good or completely bad and I think that this collection explores all sides of a woman. The dark side with good intentions. The good side with bad intentions. The duality of people is explored in depth in this anthology. Different subgenera of horror is held in-between the cover and the back..From steampunk to scary pharmacology and even zombies!! I truly enjoyed the ride between the different worlds that these amazing authors have weaved.
What I didn’t like: This is not a reflection on the star rating but the ending of Trisha and Peter WTH!!! I would love to read a full length novel exploring that world and their relationship.
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this anthology. It has opened up a whole new set of authors for me. I love that. What bothers me is that it took me so long to find it. I want to scream how great this was from the roof tops and shove it into people’s hands. I can’t wait to read more from these authors and explore the Mocha Memoirs catalog more!