New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

July 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Under the final moon

July 24, 2014
Jayne, Hannah, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
316 pages ; 18 cm.
Armed with a strong immunity to magic, Sophie Lawson, who works for the Underworld Detection Agency, must stop the Apocalypse with the help of Alex Grace, her favorite fallen angel, before all Hell literally breaks loose.

Gasp

July 11, 2014
McMann, Lisa.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
pages cm.
After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing, and that it is on Jules and Sawyer and their friends to once again prevent disaster.

Sinner

July 3, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
357 pages ; 22 cm
Isabel fled from Cole's damaged, drained life... and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her, he needs her. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes, but what's the point? Cole and Isabel have the power to love each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.

Fatal fortune : a psychic eye mystery

June 24, 2014
Laurie, Victoria.
New York : Obsidian, 2014.
ix, 289 pages ; 22 cm.
"An Obsidian mystery."
"When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can't believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think the victim has ties to the Mob--and perhaps Candice does too--she can't believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation. But Candice is nowhere to be found. Abby decides the only way to find out the truth is to go to Vegas herself--which may be the biggest gamble of her life. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death. And if she's not careful, Abby can forget about ever leaving Las Vegas...alive. "-- Provided by publisher.

Reborn

June 5, 2014
Hunter, C. C.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
386 pages ; 22 cm.
Shadow Falls vampire Della Tsang teams up with a boy who might break her heart in order to save everyone she cares about from a new threat.

The severed streets

June 4, 2014
Cornell, Paul.
New York : Tor, 2014.
401 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Desperate to find a case to justify the team's existence, with budget cuts and a police strike on the horizon, Quill thinks he's struck gold when a cabinet minister is murdered by an assailant who wasn't seen getting in or out of his limo. A second murder, that of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, presents a crime scene with a message...identical to that left by the original Jack the Ripper. The new Ripper seems to have changed the MO of the old completely: he's only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or 'the funny people' as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing and finally the pattern of those killings gives Quill's team clues towards who's really doing this..."-- Provided by publisher.

White heart of justice

May 27, 2014
Archer, Jill.
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
vi, 298 p. ; 18 cm.
"Ace fantasy"--Spine.

Sixth grave on the edge

May 15, 2014
Jones, Darynda.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
326 pages ; 25 cm
Wanting to learn more about Reyes Farrow's past after accepting his proposal, grim reaper Charley Davidson investigates his childhood abduction at the same time she is threatened by a crime syndicate to hunt down a witness who is testifying against a mob boss.

Omega days : an Omega Days novel

April 30, 2014
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York : Berkley Trade, [2014].
360 pages ; 21 cm.
" When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, no one stands a chance of surviving. San Francisco, California. Father Xavier Church has spent his life ministering to unfortunate souls, but he has never witnessed horror like this. After he forsakes his vows in the most heartrending of ways, he watches helplessly as a zombie nun takes a bite out of a fellow priest's face; University of California, Berkeley. Skye Dennison is moving into her college dorm for the first time, simultaneously excited to be leaving the nest and terrified to be on her own. When her mother and father are eaten alive in front of her, she realizes the terror has just begun; Alameda, California. Angie West made millions off her family's reality gun show on the History Channel. But after she is cornered by the swarming undead, her knowledge of heavy artillery is called into play like never before; Within weeks, the world is overrun by the walking dead. Only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined, will survive-for now. "-- Provided by publisher.

Bad teeth

April 16, 2014
Long, Dustin, 1977-
Boston : New Harvest, [2014].
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Four interlocking narratives unfurl in four American cities, creating a richly comic feast about love, academia, an elusive Tibetan novelist who might be a plagiarist, and SOFA, a protest group so mysterious its very initials are open to interpretation. Bad Teeth follows a cast of young literary men and women in four very American cities--Brooklyn, Bloomington, Berkeley, and Bakersfield. It's four (or more) books in one, a Pynchonesque treat: a bohemian satire, a campus comedy, a stoner's reverie, and a quadruple love story. Its wonderfully evoked storylines of young writers--each in a period of formation--collect around the search for one mysterious author--"the Tibetan David Foster Wallace," who might in fact be a plagiarist. This delightful and complex literary novel is a comic gem"-- Provided by publisher.

The revolutions

March 31, 2014
Gilman, Felix.
New York : Tor, 2014.
413 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A novel"--Jacket.
"In 1893, young journalist Arthur Shaw is at work ... when the Great Storm hits London, wreaking unprecedented damage. In its aftermath, Arthur's newspaper closes, owing him money, and all his debts come due at once ... At one of [his fiancée Josephine's occult society] meetings, Arthur is given a job lead for what seems to be accounting work, but at a salary many times what any clerk could expect. The work is long and peculiar, as the workers spend all day performing unnerving calculations that make them hallucinate or even go mad, but the money is compelling. Things are beginning to look up when the perils of dabbling in the esoteric suddenly come to a head: a war breaks out between competing magical societies"--Dust jacket flap.

The midnight witch

March 20, 2014
Brackston, Paula.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
341 pages ; 25 cm
"When the sixth Duke of Radnor dies, his hapless son, Freddie, takes on his title, but it is his daughter, Lilith, who inherits his role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. Raised as a witch, instructed in the art of necromancy, Lilith faces a daunting future, for the coven is threatened by a powerful group of sorcerers, the Sentinels. Nicholas Stricklend, a powerful force in the British government, is the Sentinel charged with wresting the Elixir from Lilith, and he cares not who he must crush in order to succeed. As a society beauty, engaged to another titled witch, and with a grieving mother and an unstable brother to look after, Lilith struggles to maintain her two very different existences. When she meets and falls in love with the talented artist Bram Cardale, she can no longer keep her life as a witch hidden, and she must choose between her loyalty to the coven, her duty to her family, and her love for Bram, or risk destroying everything she holds dear. Paula Brackston's debut novel, The Witch's Daughter, was the little book that could--with a captivating story, remarkable heroine, and eye-catching package, it has sold more than 130,000 copies in all formats. The Midnight Witch is another enchanting tale of love and magic, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a decadent and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine for which readers will cheer"-- Provided by publisher.

The king

March 20, 2014
Ward, J. R., 1969-
New York : New American Library, 2014.
xiii, 573 pages ; 24 cm.
"After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sits heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the last pure-blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response--or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out...or will tortured legacy take over?"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder of crows

February 27, 2014
Bishop, Anne.
New York, New York : ROC, [2014].
354 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard--Lakeside's shape-shifting leader--wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet--and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all"-- Provided by publisher.

White hot kiss

February 26, 2014
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Dark elements" -- Cover.

The winter people

February 7, 2014
McMahon, Jennifer, author.
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
317 pages ; 25 cm
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Up from the grave

January 31, 2014
Frost, Jeaniene.
©2014
372 pages ; 17 cm.

Wild things : a Chicagolands vampires novel

January 23, 2014
Neill, Chloe.
New York, New York : New American Library, 2014.
pages cm
"Since Merit was turned into a vampire and became the protector of Chicago's Cadogan House, it's been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan's vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead--or both. But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit's closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who--or what--could possibly be powerful enough to outmagic a shifter? Merit is about to go toe-to-toe, and cold steel-to-cold heart, to find out"-- Provided by publisher.

Dark bites

January 21, 2014
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
561 pages ; 25 cm
House of the rising son -- Phantom lover -- Winter born -- A dark-hunter Christmas -- Until death we do part -- A hard day's night searcher -- Shadow of the Moon -- Fear the darkness -- Where angels fear to tread -- Love bytes -- Santa wears spurs -- Redemption: a bonus scene from The guardian.
The complete collection of short stories written for the Dark-Hunter series includes "Phantom Lover" and "Love Bytes" as well as a new, previously unreleased title and tales that have only been published exclusively on the author's website.

The vanishing

January 16, 2014
Webb, Wendy (Wendy K.)
New York : Hyperion, 2014.
290 pages : illustration ; 21cm
Includes reading group guide.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired...and who the world believes is dead. When she arrives at the Sinclairs' enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her "too-good-to-be-true" position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls"-- Provided by publisher.

The Rome prophecy

January 15, 2014
Christer, Sam, 1957-
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014.
375 pages ; 24 cm
"Praised by critics and readers alike for his international bestseller The Stonehenge Legacy, Sam Christer continues to weave an irresistible plot of conspiracies and murder in one of the world's most captivating cities. A woman has been arrested in the streets of Rome. She's young. She's beautiful. She's covered in blood. And she claims to be an ancient prophet in search of a mystical amulet hidden somewhere within the city. Ex-priest Tom Shaman teams up with a headstrong policewoman to unravel the mystery. But within Rome's churches and corridors of power, stealthy enemies are conspiring against them. And soon, the woman's deadly visions begin to come true. Tightly plotted and relentlessly suspenseful, The Rome Prophecy is a satisfying, electrifying thriller, which will continue to build Christer's name in the hit-thriller genre"-- Provided by publisher.

Heart of stone

January 14, 2014
Warren, Christine.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2014.
297 p. ; 18 cm.
"First in a new series!"--Cover.
Awoken from his eternal sleep by Ella, a mere mortal, gargoyle Kees, one of a group of supernatural guardians created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark, discovers that she is the key to uncovering his new mission.

Ashes to ashes

January 13, 2014
Walker, Melissa (Melissa Carol), 1977-
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
325 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Callie McPhee, a ghost existing in The Prism between Earth and the next dimension, is torn between Nick, the boyfriend she left behind when she died, and Thatcher, the spirit who is teaching her how to haunt.

Fury of the demon

January 6, 2014
Rowland, Diana, 1966-
New York, NY : Daw Books, c2014.
484 p. ; 18 cm.
Returning to Earth to find a kidnapped summoner protégé, Louisiana homicide detective and demon summoner Kara Gillian teams up with two FBI agents and a brilliant young computer expert to find the truth.

Cursed in the act

January 6, 2014
Buckland, Raymond.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
295 pages ; 21 cm.

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