New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

March 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Souljacker : a Lily Bound novel

March 21, 2017
Galenorn, Yasmine, 1961- author.
2017
267 pages ; 22 cm
When a client of Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle, is found murdered, the owner knows something evil is happening. Then comes the news that the Souljacker, a tattoo-artist-turned-vampire, has escaped from an institution for criminally deranged Supernaturals. It is also alleged that he is hunting and killing everyone he has ever inked. Lily O'Connell, a succubus and owner of Lily Bound has one of the Souljacker's tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn. When she hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to help track down the vampire, she didn't plan to fall in love with him.

How to tame a beast in seven days

March 20, 2017
Sparks, Kerrelyn, author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2017]
408 pages : map ; 17 cm
Includes an excerpt for So I Married a Sorcerer (pages 397-408).
"As one of the Embraced -- one born with magical powers -- the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast. Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast, Lord Leo, in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo's immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men and his mere touch can put an end to a woman's life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire, even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?"--provided by publisher.

The Erstwhile : a novel

March 16, 2017
Catling, B. (Brian), author.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC , [2017]
462 pages ; 21 cm
"In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences. In Africa, the colonial town of Essenwald has fallen into disarray because the timber workforce has disappeared into the Vorrh. Now a team of specialists are dispatched to find them. Led by Ishmael, the former cyclops, they enter the forest, but the Vorrh will not give them back so easily. To make matters worse, an ancient guardian of the forest has plans for Ishmael and his crew. Meanwhile a child of mixed race has been found abandoned in a remote cottage. Her origins are unknown, but she has powers beyond her own understanding. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course. Once again blending the real and the imagined, The Erstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenous creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances"-- Provided by publisher.

Avenged

March 16, 2017
Carthage, Lynn, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
260 pages ; 21 cm
"Long ago I was a servant girl at the great manor house in the quiet English village of Grenshire. My mistress, Madame Arnaud, proved cruel, and many died at her hands. To stop her, I tried to kill her. I failed. And I lost everything. But that was then. Now, Phoebe Irving's family has moved into the Arnaud Manor. Phoebe, her friend Miles, and I crossed paths and discovered a powerful connection. Together we might be strong enough to untangle an ancient prophecy hanging over this troubled place where old, deep magic mingles with greed and revenge. We might save Phoebe's baby sister and other innocents. We might even save ourselves."--Provided by publisher.

The wrong dead guy

March 15, 2017
Kadrey, Richard, author.
©2017
420 pages ; 24 cm
Master thief Coop and his DOPS teammates trigger unexpected chaos when they steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick Egyptian mummy that wields terrifying magic.

Etched in bone : a novel of the others

March 13, 2017
Bishop, Anne, author.
New York : ROC, 2017.
397 pages ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves ... After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders--a primitive and lethal form of the Others--the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man's-land beyond their borders--and the darkness ... As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end--with her standing beside a grave.."--Inside jacket.

Pressed to death : a perfectly proper paranormal museum mystery

March 13, 2017
Weiss, Kirsten, 1968- author.
©2017
325 pages ; 21 cm.
"Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival--a haunted grape press. But before she can open the exhibit, she's accused of stealing the antique press. And when her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie. Solving the crime is the last thing on Maddie's mind, but her mother insists she investigate. Does her mother have a secret agenda? And why has the local charity, Ladies Aid, seemingly gone gangster?"--Amazon.com

Hayabusa : a tale of urban terror

March 10, 2017
King, Darrell, 1968- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : KJ Publication, Inc., [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
"Ominous, dark and ghoulish Japan's dreadful Aokighara 'suicide forest' is legendary for its macabre history of suicides, sudden disappearances and eerie haunting among other unsettling mysteries. It is here at this grim location that a striking street bike of sinister, residual energy, would be discovered, resold and exported to the U.S. Once there the sleek, motorcycle would bring misery, harm and even horrific deaths to all whom claim ownership of its cursed power. Will anyone discover the dark history of the deadly street machine before the curse of the suicide forest steals yet another unsuspecting soul?"--Back cover.

Blood moon

March 9, 2017
Kreie, Chris, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2017]
90 pages ; 19 cm.
"A road trip goes south as three best friends drive along the Pacific Coast Highway under a blood moon. Will the mysterious car that is following them lead to deadly danger?"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the fire : a night prince novel

March 8, 2017
Frost, Jeaniene, author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
x, 372 pages ; 18 cm.
"In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad's new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila's closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever."--Back cover.

The Beast is an animal

March 7, 2017
Van Arsdale, Peternelle, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017]
343 pages ; 22 cm
Raised by strict, devout people after soul eaters attacked her village and spared only the children, Alys grows up longing for the freedom of the forest while hiding a gift that would mark her as a witch.

The case of the green-dressed ghost

March 7, 2017
Banks, Lucy.
©2017
257 pages ; 21 cm.
"Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural"--T.p.
Kester Lanner, a logically-minded academic type, didn't know what he was in for when he followed his mother's dying request to contact Dr. Ribero and learned he was Kester's father. Kester becomes involved in the family business: catching supernatural ghosts and finds himself in a struggle with a powerful and haunting ghost.

Una mujer misteriosa

March 7, 2017
Quick, Amanda, author.
©2016.
365 pages ; 19 cm.
Targeted by a disabled former spy for the Crown who wrongly believes she is blackmailing his sister, Beatrice Lockwood offers her assistance in tracking down the real culprit and eventually falls for the spy only to find herself hunted by a mad scientist who would resurrect a dead lover.

Deadly spirits : a Mac McClellan mystery

March 1, 2017
Helms, E. Michael, author.
Seattle, WA : Camel Press, [2017]
250 pages ; 21 cm
"Book 4 in the Mac McClellan Mystery series, which began with Deadly Catch"--Back cover.
"When PI Mac McClellan's girlfriend convinces him to join the Palmetto Paranormal Society, he becomes embroiled in a case of whooodunnit. The society president, while investigating an old hotel, is found dead at the foot of the stairwell, his neck broken. The man's secretary and current squeeze stands horrified beside his body. Authorities rule the death an accident. Mac has doubts--no one heard the man tumbling down the stairs. Then the secretary dies in an apparent suicide. Two deaths in two paranormal investigations, and not a peep out of either victim. Mac suspects there's more going on than a vengeful spirit"--Back cover.

Devils and details

March 1, 2017
Monk, Devon, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Old House Press, [2016]
300 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to: Death and relaxation.
"Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea... Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary Oregon--just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there. But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all the god powers are stolen, a vampire is murdered, and her childhood crush turns out to be keeping deadly secrets of his own, rainy days are the least of her worries. Hunting a murderer, outsmarting a know-it-all god, and uncovering an ancient vampire's terrifying past isn't how she planned to spend her summer. But then again, neither is falling back in love with the one man she should never trust."--Provided by publisher.

Hard to handle

February 20, 2017
Warren, Christine, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
"The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women's strength and formidable will. His Dublin pub, the Skin & Bones, is his refuge, a reassuringly masculine retreat. Until a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil...and an explosive dose of desire. The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces. But her bone-deep instinct to do battle is turned off-kilter by her untamed attraction to the dangerously handsome human she can't stay away from. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?" -- page 4 of cover.

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.

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