New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Demon hunting with a sexy ex : a paranormal romance

December 8, 2017
George, Lexi, author.
©2017
277 pages ; 22 cm
Cassandra Ferguson McKenna, aka the Witch of Devil River, has only one thing to say to her demon-hunting ex: We are never ever getting back together. Sure, Duncan Dalvhani may be the hottest thing this side of the Mason-Dixon line. He's got a body to die for-which is hard to ignore when he skinny dips in her river every day-and swears he loves her. But as a demon hunter, Duncan is the sworn enemy of a demonoid sorceress like Cassandra. But when Cassandra is attacked by a werewolf, Duncan not only comes to her rescue, he helps her take on a band of magic-drunk moonshiners, fire-breathing demons, shifty shapeshifters, and a pet Sasquatch named Sugar. Welcome to Alabama. But when a portal opens up for even more hellaciousness, Cassandra has to admit that Duncan is slowly opening her heart-to a whole new world of unearthly delights . . . --Back cover.

Hard breaker

December 7, 2017
Warren, Christine, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
327 pages ; 17 cm.
"The epic conclusion to bestselling author Christine Warren's thrilling Gargoyle series."--Back cover.

Devil in Ohio

December 7, 2017
Polatin, Daria, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, [2017]
327 pages ; 22 cm
Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen. Mae is one of the patients at the hospital where her psychiatrist mother works. She's only supposed to stay for a few days, but soon Mae is wearing Jules's clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules's crush. Then things get weird ... Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see a pentagram carved into Mae's back. It seems Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that's embedded in a nearby town ... and the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

The becoming of Noah Shaw

December 5, 2017
Hodkin, Michelle, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
365 pages ; 22 cm.
"Companion series to the...Mara Dyer novels"--Dust jacket.
After the murder of his father, Noah Shaw uses his inheritance to move to New York with his girlfriend Mara Dyer and their friends, where they investigate the suicides of other Carriers and their Gifts begin to lead them on diverging paths.

Blood lad

December 1, 2017
Kodama, Yuuki.
New York : Yen Press, 2012-2017.
9 volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Printed in right to left Japanese format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.

A skinful of shadows

November 30, 2017
Hardinge, Frances, author.
©2017
415 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in hardcover by Macmillan Publishers Limited, United Kingdom, in 2017.
In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.

The trouble with twelfth grave

November 29, 2017
Jones, Darynda, author.
©2017
ix, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings--some corporeal, some not so much--as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture--the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford--out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?

Twin Peaks : the final dossier

November 29, 2017
Frost, Mark, 1953- author.
©2017
137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
While 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' served to expand the mysteries of the town and place the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier tells us what happened to key characters in the twenty-five years in between the events of the first series and the second. The novel also adds context and commentary to the strange and cosmic happenings of the new series.

Malice of crows

November 28, 2017
Bowen, Lila, author.
New York : Orbit, 2017.
344 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"The third novel in Lila Bowen's widely-acclaimed Shadow series. The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced."--Provided by publisher.

Wicked

November 28, 2017
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
[West Virginia] : Jennifer L. Armentrout, [2014]
398 pages ; 21 cm.
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn't your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren't the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun ... and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she'd sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He's six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that's surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants ... she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she's not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There's something he's not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She's no longer sure what is more dangerous to her--the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Accordance

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
322 pages ; 23 cm.
"Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that happened to her, and has to face the new ones. She rebels against it, but ultimately, must face if for her new families sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt and Kyle's intentions to attract her interest may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together and fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing be too much for Maggie to handle?"--Page 4 of cover.

Defiance

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly, author.
©2011
320 pages ; 23 cm.

Undeniably chosen

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly.
©2015
362 pages ; 23 cm.
Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that's missing from her life is the one thing she's waited for every day, the one thing her kind knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost forever: her significant. Seth has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They're the only family he knows, but he knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his real mother and all he knows is what he's told. He doesn't know what to trust. He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best interest at heart, but isn't so sure of that anymore when he finally after a lifetime of waiting for her meets his soulmate, and the Watson's first act is to try to take her away from him.The Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever.

Independence

November 20, 2017
Crane, Shelly.
[Charleston, S.C.] : [CreateSpace], ©2012.
304 pages ; 23 cm.
In the fourth and final installment of the Significance series, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own.

Leopard's blood

November 15, 2017
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Jove, 2017.
404 pages ; 18 cm.
Taking over a crime syndicate in Louisiana, leopard shifter Joshua Tregre, whose fighting skills are unrivaled, doesn't stand a chance when he meets his new neighbor, whose fierce determination and beauty lead him down the path of temptation. --Publisher

Strange weather : four short novels

November 8, 2017
Hill, Joe, author.
©2017
432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Snapshot -- Loaded -- Aloft -- Rain.
A collection of four short novels that take us beyond the ordinary, into dreams and nightmares. There's a tattooed thug whose camera erases memories; a young man on his first parachute jump becoming trapped on a cloud; a rain of crystal splinters that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover; and a security guard who stops a mass shooting in a mall and becomes a hero until his story begins to unravel.

Dead girls & other stories

November 8, 2017
Geminder, Emily, 1986- author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2017.
176 pages ; 22 cm.
Houses -- 1-800-FAT-GIRL -- Coming To -- Phnom Penh -- Your Village Has Been Bombed -- Edie -- Choreograph -- Nausicaa -- Dead Girls.
"A teenage runaway and her mute brother seek salvation in houses, buses, the backseats of cars. Preteen girls dial up the ghosts of fat girls on ancient payphones. A crew of bomber pilots addresses the sparks of villagers below. In ways both otherworldly and routine, the characters of Dead Girls are on the run from their own stories, possessed by the things they cannot say. With lyric artistry and emotional force, these stories dart across landscapes shaped by violence. Dead girls both real and fantastic appear again and again: as obsession, as threat, as cadavers on a table, as national myths and collective nightmares." --Provided by publisher.

Sparked

November 6, 2017
Echlin, Helena, author.
©2017
326 pages ; 21 cm
Fifteen-year-old Laurel's older sister Ivy has gone missing from their trailer in the Oregon redwoods. She finds an ally in Jasper Blake, and learns that two mean girls have developed superpowers she'll need to develop in order to find and save her sister.

Lost heart

November 6, 2017
Owens, Robin D., author.
©2016
211 pages ; 21 cm
"Celta Heartmate Series"--Back cover.
"A Celta novella"--Cover.
Robin D. Owen's first Celta novella, set in a world full of magic, telepathic animal companions, and romance. It's love at first sight for Barton Clover, Chief of Security for his large and noble family, and Enata Licorice, a respected librarian. But both are crucial members of clans who practice opposite lifestyles. While trying to resolve their issues, Barton discovers that Enata holds a secret. Together they must work to solve a puzzle that includes Barton's missing relatives. If they fail, more than their own lives are lost.

Belador Cosaint

November 3, 2017
Love, Dianna, author.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
299 pages ; 23 cm.
Series previously co-authored by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The dragon king loses all patience with the VIPER coalition and declares an ancient rule of cosaint to protect his people, but it may backfire on him. Atlanta's preternatural underworld is ready to explode just as Vladimir Quinn gets a vital lead on his missing daughter ... and so does his enemy. When he faces an unimaginable sacrifice to save his child, the only person who can help him is the one woman he never expected to see again who shows up with her own secret agenda..--From back cover.

Under a watchful eye

November 2, 2017
Nevill, Adam L. G., author.
©2017
399 pages ; 20 cm
Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn't know by whom. When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he'd left behind has far from forgotten him. What's more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia. To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offence caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment. Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victim.

The Book of Lies

November 1, 2017
Terry, Teri, author.
©2016
370 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette"--Title page verso.
"Twin teen girls with very different upbringings meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. As they get to know each other, it becomes clear that one of the sisters is driven by a secret destructive power-or is it both?"--Provided by publisher.

Ceaseless

November 1, 2017
Glines, Abbi.
Point Clear, AL : A. Glines, ©2012.
175 pages ; 22 cm.
"Book three in the existence trilogy."
Can he make her fall in love with him ... again? When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death's devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her. But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him. When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other's destiny. It's time for Pagan's soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death's side or if she wants the mate created just for her. Dank didn't think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged. If only her soul's mate wasn't right there standing in his way.

It devours!

October 31, 2017
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
©2017
347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.

The devils you know

October 26, 2017
Atwood, M.C., author.
©2017
280 pages ; 22 cm
Separated from their class during a senior trip to the infamous Boulder House, five teens confront their darkest selves and band together to escape the terrors of a Wisconsin landmark.

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