New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

September 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Blood Red Kiss

September 28, 2016
©2016
532 pages ; 17 cm
The warlord wants forever / Kresley Cole ; Forsaken by night / Larissa Ione ; Dark swan / Gena Showalter.
The vampire Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to find his bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. He can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, a beautiful Valkyrie, awakens him, body and soul. She has eluded him for years, but he finally has power over her. Now, he will make her pay for the agonizing lust she subjected him to for half a decade...But is it really a punishment for Myst, or a fulfillment of her own deepest wants?

The family plot

September 28, 2016
Priest, Cherie, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
365 pages ; 22 cm
Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. -- adapted from book jacket.

Witch's pyre

September 28, 2016
Angelini, Josephine, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, and has chosen to face battle again. And after her recent losses and betrayal, she has learned more about grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a strange society, Lily is determined to find a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices, and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Twilight dreams

September 12, 2016
Ashley, Amanda, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
327 pages ; 18 cm
"Holly Parrish has never met anyone like Micah Ravenwood: his dark eyes, his movie-star smile, the indefinable way he looks at her. Even when she thought he was no more than another client for her investment firm, her lust overpowered her logic. But she never expected this attraction to whisk her from her busy southern California life to a silent and eerie ghost town in Wyoming. Only vampires call the deserted place home--and one of them is Micah. He says he's brought her to Morgan Creek for her safety, that vicious creatures are hunting her. But how can Holly trust him? One look and she can see the need barely restrained behind Micah's polite words. The heat of his kiss, the pleasure of his touch--none of it can tell her whether he wants her as his lover--or his prey." -- Provided by publisher.

Deja who

September 12, 2016
Davidson, MaryJanice, author.
©2016
xii, 287 pages ; 21 cm.
"An Insighter novel"--Cover.
You couldn't arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn't bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around--and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them. Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients' pasts are a mess, Leah's is nothing short of tragedy. She's been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it'll happen again. Leah wants to know who's been following her through time, and who's been stalking her in the present... P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah's mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again. Now going full-on "rewind," Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she's grown fond of this life--and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone.

Gods of Nabban

September 12, 2016
Johansen, K. V. (Krista V.), 1968- author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2016.
575 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Sequel to The Lady.
"The fugitive slave Ghu has ended the assassin Ahjvar's century-long possession by a murderous and hungry ghost, but at great cost. Heir of the dying gods of Nabban, he is drawn back to the empire he fled as a boy, journeying east on the caravan road with Ahjvar at his side. Haunted by memory of those he has slain, Ahjvar is ill in mind and body, a danger to those about him and to the man who loves him most of all. Tortured by violent nightmares, he believes himself mad. Only his determination not to leave Ghu to face his fate alone keeps Ahjvar from asking to be freed at last from his unnatural life. Innocent and madman, god and assassin --two men to seize an empire from the tyrannical descendants of the devil Yeh-Lin. But in war-torn Nabban, enemies of gods and humans stir in the shadows. Yeh-Lin herself meddles with the heir of her enemies and his soul-shattered companion, as the fate of the empire rests on their shoulders"-- Provided by publisher.

My wild Irish dragon

September 12, 2016
Chase, Ashlyn, author.
©2016
342 pages ; 18 cm.
"Dragon shifter Chloe Arish is hell-bent on becoming a Boston firefighter. She uses her Irish charm and fake documents to score an interview, knowing she has to work every bit as hard as a man--harder if she wants their respect. Born into a legendary Boston firefighting family, phoenix shifter Ryan Fierro can't possibly let someone best him on the training course or the job. He'd never hear the end of it. When a feisty new recruit comes along who's determined to do just that, Ryan plots to kick her out--until their sizzling chemistry turns explosive..."--Page 4 of cover.

Hot flashes/cold cases

August 31, 2016
Hawley, Sue, author.
Bloomington, IN : Archway Publishing, [2016]
281 pages ; 23 cm
A middle-aged woman struggling through menopause begins to see and interact with murdered spirits, who want her to help solve their cold case murders.

The empty ones

August 30, 2016
Brockway, Robert, author.
©2016
287 pages ; 22 cm
1977 was a bad year for Carey: The NYC summer was brutally hot, he barely made rent on his apartment, and most of his friends were butchered by a cult that worships the quantum angel he helped give birth to. He needs a vacation. You know where there's supposed to be a killer punk scene? London. Oh, plus the leader of the aforementioned murderous cult is building an army there in an attempt to solve the world, once and for all. Time to mix business with pleasure. Along the way, maybe he'll make some friends that won't try to kill him, or even meet a nice girl who eats angels for supper and can kick a man in half. 1978 is looking better already... 2013 was a bad year for Kaitlyn, too: LA was distinctly unkind to her aspirations towards a career in stunt work, she hooked up with her childhood crush--a B-list celebrity heartthrob named Marco--and he turned out to be an immortal psychopath trying to devour her soul, and she accidentally killed the angel Marco and his bizarre cult worshipped. Now she's on the run through the American Southwest. She heard Marco's filming a new show in Mexico, though, so all she has to do is cross theborder, navigate a sea of acidic sludge monsters, and find a way to kill an unkillable monster before he sacrifices her and her friends to his extra-dimensional god. Nobody said a career in the entertainment industry would be easy.

The form of things unknown

August 29, 2016
Bridges, Robin, author.
©2016
228 pages ; 21 cm
"Natalie Roman isn't much for the spotlight. But performing A Midsummer Night's Dream in a stately old theatre in Savannah, Georgia, beats sitting alone replaying mistakes made in Athens. Fairy queens and magic on stage, maybe a few scary stories backstage. And no one in the cast knows her backstory. Except for Lucas--he was in the psych ward, too. He won't even meet her eye. But Nat doesn't need him. She's making friends with girls, girls who like horror movies and Ouija boards, who can hide their liquor in Coke bottles and laugh at the theater's ghosts. Natalie can keep up. She can adapt. And if she skips her meds once or twice so they don't interfere with her partying, it won't be a problem. She just needs to keep her wits about her."--from back cover.

Labyrinth lost

August 29, 2016
Córdova, Zoraida, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
324 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"-- Provided by publisher.

Small blue thing

August 25, 2016
Ransom, S. C.
London : Nosy Crow, 2011.
314 pages ; 20 cm
Alex finds an extraordinary bracelet in the mud of the Thames - She discovers that she can use it to communicate with those who have drowned in the river and, in doing so, then meets mysterious Catherine and gorgeous Callum - Alex falls deeply in love with Callum and is dragged into a complex and dangerous series of events.

Ghostly echoes

August 24, 2016
Ritter, William, 1984- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
340 pages ; 22 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced" -- Provided by publisher.

Frost line

August 24, 2016
Howard, Linda, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
244 pages ; 24 cm
Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she's pulled into the human realm, tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna's not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She's definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary. As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine's duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman -- or eliminate her. Instead he's drawn into Lenna's dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna's entire world.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

Dead man walking

August 19, 2016
Green, Simon R., 1955-
England : Severn House Publishers, 2016.
201 pages ; 23 cm.
"A rogue agent has come in from the cold and wants to spill his secrets. The Organisation wants Ishmael to find out if Frank Parker is who he says he is, what he really knows, and why he has emerged from the shadows after all this time. Ishmael heads to Ringstone Lodge in Yorkshire where Parker is being held to find that an atmosphere of fear and suspicion prevails. As he and his fellow residents are menaced by a series of alarming and inexplicable incidents, Ishmael sets out to prove that it's human trickery rather than any supernatural being behind the seemingly ghostly goings-on. But matters take an unexpected turn when one of their number is brutally murdered, and once again Ishmael must turn detective in order to entrap a twisted killer before they strike again"-Jacket.

The sight : a Devil's Isle novel

August 17, 2016
Neill, Chloe, author.
New York, New York : New American Library, [2016]
340 pages ; 21 cm.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampire novels, a brand new Devil's Isle Novel... The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over. But the battle for the city is just beginning. Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire's secret is discovered she'll be locked into the walled district of Devil's Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city. Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire's secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam--and magical allies within Devil's Isle's towering walls--to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both.."-- Provided by publisher.

The flame never dies

August 16, 2016
Vincent, Rachel.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
343 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Nina continues her fight to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity by joining forces with rogue exorcists.

The Devil's banshee

August 16, 2016
Hosie, Donna, author.
New York : Holiday House, 2016.
324 pages ; 22 cm
Team DEVIL is back--this time, led by the indomitable Viking prince Alfarin to wrest a banshee from her hiding place in the Nine Circles of Hell.

Eterna and Omega

August 10, 2016
Hieber, Leanna Renee.
©2016
332 pages ; 22 cm.
The hidden occult power that menaces both England and America continues to grow. Far from being dangerous, Eterna may hold the key to humanity's salvation.

The bacchanal : and other horrific tales

August 8, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreaming Big Publications / [2016]
201 pages ; 21 cm
"Artwork (cover) by Keegan Strickland"--Cover.
The bacchanal on the roof / Donald McCarthy -- The encouragement specialists / TS Hall -- No experience necessary / Lorraine Nelson -- Extra small medium / Kathryn Hearst -- Mountain of the lost / Shannon Hollinger -- Bert and bones / John Kaniecki -- His own eyes / Ray Dean -- ...And lose his own soul / John Robinson -- Murder of crows / Thomas Kleaton -- Feed my queen / Joe DiCicco -- Art imitates death / Sean Taylor -- Concerning Mister Suffolk / Teel James Glenn.
A chilling collection of modern horror stories full of both creepy events and morbid humor.

Servant

August 8, 2016
Bailey, J. S., 1989- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Schmid Riehle Publishing, [2014]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Bobby Roland knows things he shouldn't. Plagued with premonitions of disaster, he fights to save others' lives. What Bobby doesn't forsee is that rescuing a stranger from death will place him in the line of fire. He discovers a world of evil spirits and tormented souls when he becomes entangled in a madman's plot to kill the Servant, a man chosen by God to exorcise demons from the possessed. When Bobby falls under spiritual attack following the encounter, he must choose between saving others and saving himself.

Recreated

August 2, 2016
Houck, Colleen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
406 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Reawakened.
"Lily must go into the Afterlife to save Amon and protect the world from being overthrown by the deadly Devouror of the Underworld"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood of the earth

August 2, 2016
Hunter, Faith, author.
New York, New York : Roc, New American Library, 2016.
371 pages ; 18 cm
"A Soulwood novel"--T.p.
When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her. Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell's doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville. Nell has a team--and a mission. But to find the Master's kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out.

Wax

August 1, 2016
Damico, Gina, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
vii, 360 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Poppy stumbles into a secret workshop at the infamous Grosholtz Candle Factory and soon, a wax boy called Dud is helping her uncover an evil plot that threatens her hometown of Paraffin, Vermont.

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