New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Strange girl

November 25, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
413 pages ; 22 cm
Told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy in love with a mysterious girl who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal, but the ability carries quite a cost.

Reap the wind : a Cassie Palmer novel

November 24, 2015
Chance, Karen, author.
514 pages ; 18 cm.
"You'd think that being chief seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn't mean you don't have to do things the hard way. That's why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time--even though she doesn't entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage's soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages--with Pritkin's demon dad in tow. He's the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers--or causing a world-ending paradox or two..."-- Page [4] of cover.

Triple moon

November 20, 2015
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
xii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.
Twin witches (and Norse goddesses) Molly and Mardi Overbrook are sent to North Hampton for the summer where they must learn to control their powers before the White Council exiles them to Limbo.

Unforgiven : a Fallen novel

November 19, 2015
Kate, Lauren, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
357 pages ; 22 cm.
Dark angel Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails ... there's a special place in Hell just for him.


November 10, 2015
Dhooge, Bavo, author.
New York, New York : Simon451, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2015.
293 pages ; 24 cm
A serial killer is on the loose in Ostend, Belgium. Nicknamed The Stuffer, the mysterious killer fills his victims full of sand and poses them as public art installations. Rafael Styx, a corrupt, middle-aged cop with a bum hip and ties to the Belgian underworld is on the case. A chance encounter with The Stuffer leaves Styx dead from a gun shot to the chest--but the afterlife has just begun. Returning as a zombie, Styx has to battle his new hunger for human flesh as he seeks to restore his honor and find his own murderer.

Dead ringers

November 9, 2015
Golden, Christopher, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
309 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"When Tess Devlin runs into her ex-husband Nick on a Boston sidewalk, she's furious at him for pretending he doesn't know her. She calls his cell to have it out with him, only to discover that he's in New Hampshire with his current girlfriend. But if Nick's in New Hampshire...who did she encounter on the street? Frank Lindbergh's dreams have fallen apart. He wanted to get out of the grim neighborhood where he'd grown up and out of the shadow of his alcoholic father. Now both his parents are dead and he's back in his childhood home, drinking too much himself. As he sets in motion his plans for the future, he's assaulted by an intruder in his living intruder who could be his twin. In an elegant hotel, Tess will find mystery and terror in her own reflection. Outside a famed mansion on Beacon Hill, people are infected with a diabolical malice...while on the streets, an eyeless man, dressed in rags, searches for a woman who wears Tess's face"-- Provided by publisher.

Hotel Ruby

November 6, 2015
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
281 pages ; 22 cm
On the way to spend a summer with her grandmother after the sudden death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Audrey, her older brother Daniel, and their father happen upon the Hotel Ruby, a luxurious place filled with unusual guests and little chance of ever leaving.

Lost souls

November 6, 2015
Patrick, Seth, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
374 pages ; 25 cm.
Reviver Jonah Miller, who is able to wake the recently dead for testimony, encounters a terrifying presence that heralds the arrival of an ancient evil--one that believes Jonah is the only thing standing in its way.

The girl with ghost eyes

November 6, 2015
Boroson, M. H.
New York : Talos Press, 2015.
274 pages ; 22 cm
It's the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco's Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes--the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring great shame to Li-lin and her father. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer's ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young woman searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.

Heart of stone : a Gods & Monsters novel

November 4, 2015
Keaton, Kelly, author.
United States : Kelly Keaton, 2015.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The wicked within.
"Set in New 2, a dangerous and lush alternate New Orleans, finds the God-killer Ari and Mistborn Sebastian on the hunt for Archer, infant son of Athena, a child fated to bring about the Blood Wars, the ultimate showdown between the gods and the monsters they created, a war that will trap mankind in the middle of a destructive conflict thousands of years in the making. As Ari and Sebastian attempt to rescue the child, forces pull them apart..."-- Page [4] of cover.


November 3, 2015
O'Rourke, Tim, author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Charley Sheppard is a seventeen-year-old girl who has flashes of visions which lately seem to all be of girls who have died down by the railroad tracks, and Tom Henson is a nineteen-year-old police constable who comes to believe in her--and together they must find the killer before he strikes again.

Visions of skyfire : an awakening novel

August 25, 2015
Hastings, Regan.
New York : Signet Eclipse, 2011.
367 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from: Visions of chains (p. [361]-367).
"Signet Eclipse paranormal romance"--Spine.
Unprepared for her power and her attraction to Rune, her Eternal protector and destined mate, witch Teresa Santiago must save the world from the forces of darkness while saving them both from being imprisoned by the government.

The reckoning

August 14, 2015
Stroud, Carsten, 1946- author.
New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, [2015]
464 pages : map ; 21 cm.
The thrilling conclusion to the Niceville trilogy --From cover.
When the sun tops a nearby mountain, Tallulah's Wall, and bathes the town in soft Sothern light, Niceville exudes an almost unearthly beauty. But there's a reason why Native American tribes avoided the place: An absence, "Nothing," inhabits the air and the depthless crater atop the ancient peak, bending time and the desires of a chosen few to hear shadowy ends. As the Reckoning begins, Detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, Kate, a family lawyer, have accepted that reality in Niceville is not normal. Seemingly they've fought Nothing to a draw. But now a buzzing emerges in the heads of some perfectly regular folks. The boundaries between worlds are dissolving. And Nothing isn't finished.

The left-hand way

August 10, 2015
Doyle, Tom, 1964-
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015.
334 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tor Book."
"In The Left-Hand Way, the second book of Tom Doyle's contemporary fantasy series, the American craftsmen are scattered like bait overseas. What starts as an ordinary liaison mission to London for Major Michael Endicott becomes a desperate chase across Europe, where Endicott is both hunted and hunter. Reluctantly joining him is his minder from MI13, Commander Grace Marlow, one of Her Majesty's most lethal magician soldiers, whose family has centuries of justified hostility to the Endicotts"--provided by publisher.

Fool me once

August 10, 2015
Hockensmith, Steve.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2015]
317 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.

Blood call

August 4, 2015
Saintcrow, Lilith.
330 pages ; 21 cm
Anna Caldwell has spent the last few days in a blur. She's seen her brother's dead body, witnessed the shooting of innocent civilians, and been shot at herself. Now she has nowhere to turn-and only one person she can possibly call. Since Anna dumped him, it seems waiting is all Josiah Wolfe has done. Now she's calling, and she needs his help-or rather, the "talents" she once ran away from. As a liquidation agent, Josiah knows everything about getting out of tough situations. But the story Anna's stumbled into is far bigger than even Josiah suspects. Anna wants to survive, Josiah wants Anna back, and the powerful people chasing her want the only thing worth killing for--immortality. An ancient evil has been trapped, a woman is in danger, and the world is going to see just how far a liquidation agent will go...

Killing pretty

July 31, 2015
Kadrey, Richard.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
387 pages ; 19 cm.
"Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death--ripping the heart right out of him--or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl--distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes--as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world...and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait"-- Provided by publisher.

The way of sorrows

July 31, 2015
Steele, Jon, 1950-
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015]
xxii, 486 pages ; 24 cm
"The Angelus trilogy, part 3"--Title page.

The veil

July 31, 2015
Neill, Chloe.
New York : New American Library, 2015.
335 pages ; 21 cm.
"A brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill. Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle. Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she's a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil's Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused. Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack--in full view of the French Quarter--Liam decides to bring her to Devil's Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn't the same as keeping her out of his head. But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn.."-- Provided by publisher.

Enchantress of Paris

July 31, 2015
Jefferson, Marci.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel of the Sun King's court"--Cover.
"The alignment of the stars at Marie Mancini's birth warned that although she would be gifted at divination, she was destined to disgrace her family. Nonetheless, Cardinal Mazarin brings his niece to the opulent French court, where the forbidden occult arts thrive in secret. In France, Marie discovers that her powerful uncle rules, using Marie's sister Olympia to hold the Sun King, Louis XIV, in thrall. Desperate to avoid her mother's dying wish that she spend her life in a convent, Marie burns her grimoire, trading Italian superstitions for polite sophistication. As her star rises, King Louis becomes enchanted by Marie's charm. Sensing a chance to grab even greater power, Cardinal Mazarin pits the sisters against each other, showering Marie with diamonds and silks in exchange for bending King Louis to his will. Disgusted by Mazarin's ruthlessness, Marie rebels. She sacrifices everything, but exposing Mazarin's darkest secret threatens to tear France apart. When even King Louis' love fails to protect Marie, she must summon her powers of divination. Fraught with conspiracy and passion, Enchantress of Paris is a captivating historical novel about a woman whose love was more powerful than magic"--Publisher.

The fifth house of the heart

July 28, 2015
Tripp, Ben, 1966-
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
390 pages ; 23 cm
"Filled with characters as menacing as they are memorable, this chilling twist on vampire fiction packs a punch in the bestselling tradition of 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Asmodeus "Sax" Saxon-Tang, a vainglorious and well-established antiques dealer, has made a fortune over many years by globetrotting for the finest lost objects in the world. Only Sax knows the true secret to his success: at certain points of his life, he's killed vampires for their priceless hoards of treasure. But now Sax's past actions are quite literally coming back to haunt him, and the lives of those he holds most dear are in mortal danger. To counter this unnatural threat, and with the blessing of the Holy Roman Church, a cowardly but cunning Sax must travel across Europe in pursuit of incalculable evil--and immeasurable wealth--with a ragtag team of mercenaries and vampire killers to hunt a terrifying, ageless who is hunting Sax in turn. From author Ben Tripp, whose first horror novel Rise Again "raises the stakes so high that the book becomes nearly impossible to put down" (Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother), The Fifth House of the Heart is a powerful story that will haunt you long after its final pages"-- Provided by publisher.

Hot spell

July 15, 2015
New York : Berkley Pub., 2006.
344 pages ; 17 cm
Originally published: New York : Berkley Pub., ©2005.
The countess's pleasure / Emma Holly -- The breed next door / Lora Leigh -- Falling for Anthony / Meljean Brook -- The blood kiss / Shiloh Walker.
An original anthology of paranormal romance tales features Emma Holly's The Countess's Dancing Boy, about a love affair between a lonely widowed countess and a demon; The Breed Next Door by Lora Leigh; Shiloh Walker's The Blood Kiss; and Meljean Brook's Falling for Anthony, in which a childhood friend comes back from the dead to protect her brother from evil. Original.

The witch of Bourbon Street : [a novel]

June 30, 2015
Palmieri, Suzanne.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
ix, 324 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Situated deep in the Louisiana bayou is the formerly opulent Sorrow Estate. Once home to a magical family-the Sorrows-it now sits in ruins, ever since a series of murders in 1902 shocked the entire community. Now the ghosts of girls in white dresses shift in and out of view, stuck in time as they live out the past on repeat. When Frances Green Sorrow is born carrying the "signs" of the so-called chosen one, it is believed she will bring her family back from the brink of obscurity, finally resurrecting the glory of what it once was and setting the Sorrows ghosts free. But Frances is no savior. Fleeing from heartbreak, she seeks solace in the seductive chaos of New Orleans, only to end up married too young in an attempt to live an ordinary life. When her marriage falls apart shortly after having a son, she returns home again-alone-just out of reach from the prying eyes of her family. But when her son disappears, she is forced to rejoin the world she left behind, exposing her darkest secret in order to find him and discovering the truth of what really happened that fateful year in the process. Set amidst the colorful charm of The French Quarter and remote bayous of Tivoli Parish, Louisiana, Suzanne Palmieri's The Witch of Bourbon Street is a story of family, redemption, and forgiveness. Because sometimes, the most important person you have to forgive.... is yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

Wicked charms

June 17, 2015
Evanovich, Janet, author.
New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
308 pages ; 25 cm.
"Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier 'Peg Leg' Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice--the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas. or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine. Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren't the only ones searching for the lost pirate's chest. People who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel's deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It's hard to say how far he's willing to go to gain either one. Wicked Charms is a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they're living a charmed life"-- Provided by publisher.

Vermilion : the adventures of Lou Merriwether, psychopomp

June 8, 2015
Tanzer, Molly, author.
376 pages ; 23 cm
"Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise "Lou" Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she's too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It's an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well... they're not wrong. When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies she decides to saddle up and head into the wilderness to investigate. Lou fears her particular talents make her better suited to help placate their spirits than ensure they get home alive, but it's the right thing to do, and she's the only one willing to do it. On the road to a mysterious sanatorium known as Fountain of Youth, Lou will encounter bears, desperate men, a very undead villain, and even stranger challenges. Lou will need every one of her talents and a whole lot of luck to make it home alive...."--Page [4] of cover.

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