New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Vampires never cry wolf

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
©2015
306 pages ; 18 cm.
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town. The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

Vampire trouble

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2014]
310 pages ; 18 cm
Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her. And that's not all that heats up... Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.

Freeks

January 19, 2017
Hocking, Amanda, author.
©2016
387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe ... and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there's a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she was capable of -- one that could change her future forever.

Power game

January 18, 2017
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley, 2017.
385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that... A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn't want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch--they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He's the kind of man she could settle down with--if she can keep him alive.."--Provided by publisher.

Bell, book & candlemas

January 10, 2017
Hesse, Jennifer David, author.
©2017
330 pages ; 17 cm
The Wiccan holiday of Candlemas is right around the corner, but when vandals target New Age gift shop Moonstone Treasures, the mood is far from festive. Frightening threats and accusations of witchcraft aimed at the owner have some Wiccan patrons calling it a hate crime. And when things escalate to murder, the community turns to Keli; As a friend and customer, Keli wants to help. But there's one problem: she's fiercely private about her religion. How can she stop the harassment, not to mention catch a killer, while keeping her faith hidden from her colleagues, clients, and her promising ;and long awaited new boyfriend? At a time meant to banish darkness, will Keli have to choose between risking the spotlight and keeping her beliefs locked in the proverbial broom closet? Or will she call on her deepest convictions to conjure the perfect path?

Graveyard shift : a Pepper Martin mystery

January 6, 2017
Daniels, Casey, author.
Surrey, England : Severn House, [2016]
219 pages ; 23 cm.
Pepper has been able to communicate with dead people since she hit her head on a gravestone. This time, she's contacted by the ghosts of Eliot Ness and Al Capone. But even after she does as Ness asks, she discovers a more recent set of crimes she must solve.

The secret

January 4, 2017
Hunter, Elizabeth, author.
©2015
357 pages ; 21 cm.
"Ava and Malachi have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover the light? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside and those raging within."--Amazon.

The singer

January 4, 2017
Hunter, Elizabeth, author.
©2014
325 pages ; 21 cm.
"Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi's sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava's origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they've encountered before."--Page 4 of cover.

The scribe

January 4, 2017
Hunter, Elizabeth, author.
©2013
280 pages ; 21 cm
"Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi's own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be?"--Page 4 of cover.

Nest : a thriller

December 22, 2016
Goodkind, Terry, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
428 pages ; 24 cm
When a murder investigation reveals family secrets and exposes her to a shadowy network of evil, Kate accepts a mysterious author's offer to find answers, but time is running short as a force of super-predator killers is hot on their trail.

Hunt the dawn

December 21, 2016
Roads, Abbie, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2016]
347 pages ; 17 cm.
Sequel to: Race the Darkness.
"You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery--he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain they bring him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself. Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death--if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart"--Page 4 of cover.

Winter Halo

December 21, 2016
Arthur, Keri, author.
New York : Signet Select, 2016.
360 pages ; 17 cm.
"The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her discovery that Central City's children are being kidnapped and experimented on, Tiger's conscience won't let her look the other way. The key to saving them lies within the walls of a pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as she learns more about the facility, Tiger's mission is derailed by a complication: Winter Halo's female security guards are being systematically attacked by an unknown force"--Amazon.com.

Wolf unleashed

December 20, 2016
Tyler, Paige, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2016]
347 pages ; 18 cm
Lacey Barton can't deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn't mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She's hell-bent on discovering who's behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she's in way over her head, right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout. With Lacey in danger, Alex's wolf side is unleashed. But when she witnesses Alex shift, she's even more terrified... Now it's up to Alex to crack the case and earn back Lacey's trust and, ultimately, her heart.

Timekeeper

December 7, 2016
Sim, Tara, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
414 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.

Murder in G major : a Gethsemane Brown mystery

December 5, 2016
Gordon, Alexia, author.
[Frisco, TX] : Henery Press ; 2016.
271 pages ; 23 cm
"With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?"--Jacket.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
©2015
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis

November 28, 2016
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xx, 451 pages ; 25 cm.
"The next installment of the Prince Lestat series"-- Provided by publisher.

Double eclipse

November 28, 2016
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
©2016
329 pages ; 22 cm.
Twins Molly and Mardi Overbrook are witches-- and Norse goddesses. They're back for another summer in North Hampton, visiting their Aunt Ingrid. When an old secret is revealed, they begin to question everything they've ever know about their family. And that hot new guy in town gets the girls back to their old tricks.

Doggone it

November 22, 2016
Toussaint, Maggie, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
283 pages ; 23 cm.
Dreamwalker Baxley Powell can't remember the last time she had such a crappy weekend. A twilight encounter with a ghost dog left her numb and disoriented, her dreamwalker abilities are wiped out, and the sheriff just summoned her to a double homicide. With no access to the spirit world, Baxley bluffs her way through the crime scene where a movie stars assistant and a charter boat captain were strung up and bled dry. In a haunted house, no less. Figuring out who killed these people will be a real challenge without her ability to speak to the dead. Just when Baxley thinks her powers are returning, her dreamwalks malfunction. With the sheriff pushing her to solve the case quickly, Baxley teams up with a dognapping medium to boost her powers. Suspects include Bees good-for-nothing brother, the assistant's replacement, and, of course, his stalker. All of Sinclair County is on edge, and the media circus isn't helping.

Infinite risk

November 22, 2016
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of MacMillan, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong time stream, she must reinvent herself and square off against dangerous Immortals determined to win this mortal match once and for all. But righting past wrongs carries fresh dangers. As she navigates a new school and tries to put Kian on a different path, she also battles powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep her from derailing their deadly schemes. With few allies and her first love treating her like a stranger, Edie faces the most dangers enemy of all--time itself. Yet she's come a long way from that dark night on the bridge, and when her back's to the wall, she'll go down fighting. -- book jacket.

Seriously shifted

November 18, 2016
Connolly, Tina, author.
New York : Tor Teen, [2016]
240 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to Seriously wicked.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book".
"Teenage witch Cam isn't crazy about the idea of learning magic. She'd rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother's wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them. ... Now Cam's learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don't get him first, that is." -- From dust jacket.

Sacrifice

November 18, 2016
Pon, Cindy, 1973- author.
[Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina] : Month9Books, [2016]
263 pages ; 22 cm
When Zhen Ni discovers that her new husband, the strange and brutish Master Hou, may not be all he seems, Skybright and Stone must travel through the terrifying underworld to save her.

Archangel's heart

November 18, 2016
Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
389 pages ; 17 cm.
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Curse on the land

November 18, 2016
Hunter, Faith, author.
New York : Roc, 2016.
341 pages ; 17 cm.
Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded--even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own....

Kŭreibŭyadŭ puk

November 14, 2016
Gaiman, Neil.
Sŏul T'ŭkpyŏlsi : Prooni Books, Inc., 2016.
390 p. ; 21 cm.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place; he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

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