It’s February 1st, and Women in Horror Month has begun. I’m starting my celebration of all the talented women horror writers out there with Devil’s Call, by J. Danielle Dorn.
At this moment, I’m only a few pages into the novel, but already I’m loving this story. My attention was captured from the very first sentence:
“Before I leave you in this world, my dear, I aim to record what came to pass when your momma rode from the Nebraska Territory to Louisiana to the frozen Badlands to bring to justice the monster who murdered your father.”
I enjoy horror, westerns, weird westerns, and fantasy, and it looks like this novel will have elements from all those genres. Check back at my blog later this month when I will be posting a full review. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of horror fiction, I highly recommend this novel.
Here’s some other titles on my list to read for this month as part of WiHM:
Skin Folk, by Nalo Hopkinson
The Very Best of Caitlin Kiernan, by Caitlin Kiernan. (coming out later this month)
Island of Bones, by Gaby Triana
The Hole by Hye-young Pyun
Craven Manor, by Darcy Coates
The Rust Maidens, by Gwendolyn Kiste
The Fray, by Holly McKee
Bella Strega, by Elizabeth Price
The Devil Crept In, by Ania Ahlborn
Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard
Of course, there are many other great novels and story collections by women horror writers out there, but this list is a great place to start. Whether you choose one from this list or elsewhere, I encourage you to grab one of the many great horror novels by women authors and join me in celebrating WiHM.
To quote the late great Stan Lee,