New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

A week of Mondays

August 1, 2016
Brody, Jessica.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
x, 454 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks keeps reliving the terrible Monday on which her boyfriend, Tristan, breaks up with her and no matter how hard she tries, she cannot seem to set things right.

Illusion Town

July 29, 2016
Castle, Jayne, author.
©2016
340 pages ; 18 cm
"Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle"--Cover.
"Hannah West isn't the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coopersmith, her new husband. All either of them can remember is that they were on the run... With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The coolly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity--as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him."--Back cover.

Deadly fate

July 28, 2016
Graham, Heather.|4aut
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2016]
313 pages ; 25 cm.
When Clara Avery, an entertainer working on the Fate, an Alaskan cruise ship, goes to nearby Bear Island, she comes across a scene of bloody mayhem. She also comes across Thor Erikson, who will soon be a member of the FBI's elite paranormal unit, the Krewe of Hunters. Thor's been sent from the Alaska field office to investigate several grotesque killings, with the dead posed to resemble the victims of notorious murderers. The prime suspect is a serial killer Thor once put behind bars. The man escaped from a prison in the Midwest, and all the evidence says he was headed to Alaska. Thor and Clara share an unusual skill: the ability to communicate with the dead. Their growing love - and their contact with the ghosts of the victims - brings them together to solve the case... and prevent a deadly fate of their own!

City of wolves

July 28, 2016
Palecek, Willow, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2016.
111 pages ; 21 cm
Alexander Drake, Investigator for Hire, doesn’t like working for the Nobility, and doesn’t prefer to take jobs from strange men who accost him in alleyways. A combination of hired muscle and ready silver have a way of changing a man’s mind. A lord has been killed, his body found covered in bite marks. Even worse, the late lord’s will is missing, and not everyone wants Drake to find it. Solving the case might plunge Drake into deeper danger.

Dark carousel

July 27, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
385 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
"The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard's blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn't know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait--to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte's brother and mentor. Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he's also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike.."--Provided by publisher.

Dragonmark

July 27, 2016
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
344 pages ; 25 cm.
"Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed- a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved. Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost-- to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone- to see the entire world burn."--Provided by publisher.

Where the wild things bite

July 26, 2016
Harper, Molly, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
278 pages ; 18 cm.
"A Half-moon Hollow novel"--Cover.
Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow... while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever. Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner--or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...

How to hang a witch

July 25, 2016
Mather, Adriana, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
358 pages ; 22 cm.
Follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family.

Midsummer night's mischief

July 25, 2016
Hesse, Jennifer David, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
342 pages ; 18 cm
"A Wiccan wheel mystery"--Cover.
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case...But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigations brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony.

Bright blaze of magic

July 20, 2016
Estep, Jennifer, author.
©2016
308 pages ; 21 cm.
As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side...

The secret language of stones : a novel

July 19, 2016
Rose, M. J., 1953- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
308 pages ; 24 cm
In World War I Paris, Opaline Duplessi, an employee at the famous La Fantasie Russie jewelry store, spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, and mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen. People say that Opaline's creations are magical, a word she would rather not use. But she does have a rare gift, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from the stones and receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is not a mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message directly to her, and Opaline sets off on a journey into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel, where the exiled Romanov dowager empress waits to discover the fate of her family. -- adapted from publisher website.

Signs of you

July 18, 2016
France, Emily, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2016]
230 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Riley copes with the loss of her mother two years earlier with the help of a support group, which gets involved in a mystery surrounding a relic of St. Ignatius.

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