New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

February 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The clairvoyants : a novel

February 16, 2017
Brown, Karen, 1960- author.
©2017
331 pages ; 25 cm
"Karen Brown's most hypnotic novel to date--gothic-inflected psychological suspense that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift. On the family homestead by the sea where she grew up, Martha Mary saw ghosts. As a young woman, she hopes to distance herself from those spirits by escaping to an inland college town. There, she is absorbed by a budding romance, relieved by separation from an unstable sister, and disinterested in the flyers seeking information about a young woman who's disappeared--until one Indian summer afternoon when the missing woman appears beneath Martha's apartment window, wearing a down coat, her hair coated with ice"-- Provided by publisher.

Demon storm

February 9, 2017
Love, Dianna, author.
[United States] : [Silver Hawk Press LLC], [2014]
295 pages ; 23 cm.
Series previously co-authored by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Includes excerpts from Deadly fixation and Invisible magic.
"With Treoir Island in shambles after a Medb attack that left the survival of the missing Belador warrior queen in question and Belador powers compromised, there is one hope for her return and their future--Evalle Kincaid, whose recent transformation has turned her into an even more formidable warrior. First she has to locate Storm, the Skinwalker she's bonded with who she believes can find the Belador queen, but Storm stalks the witch doctor who's threatening Evalle's life. When he finally corners the witch doctor, she throws Storm a curve that may cost him everything, including Evalle. The hunter becomes the hunted, and Evalle must face her greatest nightmare to save Storm and the Beladors or watch the future of mankind fall to deadly preternatural predators."--Back cover.

Rogue Belador

February 9, 2017
Love, Dianna, author.
[United States] : [Silver Hawk Press LLC], [2016]
325 pages ; 23 cm.
Series previously co-authored by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
"While searching for a way to save Brina of Treoir's failing memories, Tzader Burke discovers someone who can help her if he is willing to sneak into the heart of his enemy's stronghold--TAur Medb. He'll do anything to protect the woman he loves from becoming a mindless empty shell, but his decision could be the catalyst for an apocalyptic war. The deeper he digs for the truth, the more lies he uncovers that shake the very foundation of being a Belador and the future of his clan. While battling on every front, a secret is exposed that two immortal powers have spent thousands of years keeping buried. Tzader and his team have no choice but to fight for what they believe in, because the world as they know it is never going to be the same again."--Back cover.

Bookburners. Season 1

February 8, 2017
©2015
789 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in e-serial format online"--Title page verso.
"Created by Max Gladstone."
"Magic is real, and hungry. It's trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad--Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum--and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don't like the label"--Amazon.com.

The hanging tree

February 8, 2017
Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author.
©2016
292 pages ; 17 cm.
Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly--London's police department for supernatural cases--even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about. He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week...

Dragon king of Treoir

February 8, 2017
Love, Dianna, author.
©2016
324 pages ; 23 cm.
Series previously co-authored by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The Beladors finally have a true leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they've inherited his enemies. As their Maistir, Vladimir Quinn played a risky role in freeing the dragon from the lair of their enemy, the Medb. The dragon king has his first real test as a ruler when he has to choose between protecting his people and entering a hostile realm full of deities capable of killing a dragon.

Drawn away

February 7, 2017
Bennett, Holly, 1957- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
198 pages ; 22 cm
In this paranormal novel for teens, Jack finds himself drawn into the world of a malevolent character from one of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.

The ascension

February 2, 2017
Hudson, Lauren, author.
©2017
"First installment of the Ascension series"--Back cover.
"Desdemona, Felix and Jinx live as only children in their ordinary houses with their ordinary parents. But on their fifteenth birthdays, at the stroke of midnight they come to realize nothing is as it seems. Thrown into a world completely unknown, they learn the identity of their biological mother, Jane Anchor, a member of the mysterious Asterian race and a woman whose goal is terror and destruction. As the Anchor kids enter The House, a group of Asterians who secretly co-exist with us to help mankind, Jane sets a plot in motion to lure her progeny to a fortress atop Truchas Peak. Seven days is all the Anchor kids have to liberate Asterians from Jane's threatened reign of terror. Can three naïve, yet powerful kids confront evil and preserve a community of guardian angels on earth?"-- Back cover.

The turn : the hollows begins with death

February 2, 2017
Harrison, Kim, 1966- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2017.
441 pages ; 24 cm.
"Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them. Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved."--Provided by publisher.

Eleventh grave in moonlight

February 1, 2017
Jones, Darynda, author.
©2017
viii, 310 pages ; 25 cm.
"A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. In this eleventh installment, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all"-- Provided by publisher.

Department Zero

February 1, 2017
Crilley, Paul, 1975- author.
©2017
301 pages ; 21 cm
Harry Priest just wants to make sure his ex-wife doesn’t take away his visitation rights, and his dead-end job cleaning up crime scenes for the past ten years isn’t doing him any favors. But when Harry attends what he thinks is a routine death, he stumbles onto a secret multiverse of alternate realities all reachable through universe-hopping gates. Policing these worlds is Havelock Graves, the Interstitial Crime Department’s top agent for ten years running (according to him). When Harry accidentally messes with the ICD crime scene, Graves and his team are demoted as low as they can go: Department Zero. They’re recruiting Harry too—not because he charmed them, but because he just might hold the key to saving the universe . . . and getting their old jobs back.

The fifth petal : a novel

January 31, 2017
Barry, Brunonia, author.
New York : Crown, [2017]
439 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The lace reader.
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty wonders if there is a connection between his death and a notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. If they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?--Dust jacket.

Bite somebody

January 30, 2017
Bauer, Sara Dobie, author.
©2016
253 pages ; 23 cm
"'Do you want to be perfect?' That's what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn't transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she's a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags. What she needs to do--according to her moody vampire friend, Imogene--is just bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite."--Provided by publisher.

Rose blood

January 26, 2017
Howard, A. G. (Anita G.)
©2017
425 pages : red color illustrations ; 22 cm
Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past. Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she's seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn't have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he's ever known.

Hold : a novel

January 26, 2017
Davidson Leigh, Rachel.
©2016
255 pages ; 21 cm
Luke Aday knew that his sister's death was imminent. She had been under hospice care for months but that didn't make her death any easier on him or their family. He returns to school three days after the funeral to a changed world; his best friends welcome him back with open arms, but it isn't the same. When a charismatic new student, Eddie Sankawulo, tries to welcome Luke to his own school, something life-changing happens: In a moment of frustration, Luke runs into an empty classroom, hurls his backpack against the wall and the backpack never lands. Luke Aday has just discovered that he can stop time. --Amazon.

Beheld

January 23, 2017
Flinn, Alex, author.
© 2017
360 pages ; 22 cm.
Kendra, a witch, meets James, another witch, in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials, and he rescues her. This is the story of the three hundred years Kendra spends looking for James, while helping those around her find love.

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.

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