New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

June 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lezvie pustoty

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.
©2016 (English text).
413 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of: The edge of nowhere.
Originally published in English in the United states.
|6880-04 "Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers" - the thoughts of others - Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance." -- goodreads.com

The curse of tenth grave

June 28, 2016
Jones, Darynda, author.
©2016
viii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
"Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension. But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers? Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well..."--Provided by publisher.

Clean sweep

June 28, 2016
Andrews, Ilona, author.
[United States] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2013]
vi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Publisher as found on Amazon.com.
"On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shi-tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is ... different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can't leave the grounds because she's responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, 'normal' is a bit of a stretch for Dina. And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night ... Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans -- an alpha-strain werewolf -- and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she's facing is unlike anything she's ever encountered before. It's smart, vicious, and lethal; and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything."--Page 4 of cover.

Sweep In Peace

June 28, 2016
Andrews, Ilona, author.
[United States] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2015]
xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Publisher as found on Amazon.com.
"Dina DeMille isn't your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. The inn needs guests to thrive and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for Dina, bridging the gap between space vampires, the Hope Crushing Horde, and the merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. To make the summit a success, she must find a chef, remodel the inn, keep her guests from murdering each other, and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper"-- Provided by publisher.

Shadow rider

June 27, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2016.
468 pages ; 18 cm.
"First in the new shadow series"--Cover.

Disappearance at Devil's Rock : a novel

June 22, 2016
Tremblay, Paul, author.
©2016
327 pages ; 24 cm
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale.

Rise : the complete Newsflesh collection

June 14, 2016
Grant, Mira, author.
New York : Orbit, Hachette Book Group, 2016.
644 pages ; 25 cm
Countdown -- Everglades -- San Diego 2014: The last stand of the California Browncoats -- How green this land, how blue this sea -- The day the dead came to show and tell -- Please do not taunt the octopus -- All the pretty little horses -- Coming to you live.
Collection of every piece of short fiction from the author's acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new, never-before-published novellas.

Spells of blood and kin : a dark fantasy

June 14, 2016
Humphrey, Claire, author.
©2016
viii, 309 pages ; 22 cm
"When her beloved grandmother dies suddenly, 22-year-old Lissa Nevsky is left with no choice but to take over her grandmother's magical position in their small folk community. That includes honoring a debt owed to the dangerous stranger who appears at Lissa's door. Maksim Volkov needs magic to keep his brutal nature leashed, but he's already lost control once: his blood-borne lust for violence infects Nick Kaisaris, a charming slacker out celebrating the end of finals. Now Nick is somewhere else in Toronto, going slowly mad, and Maksim must find him before he hurts more people."-- Provided by publisher.

To love a wolf

June 10, 2016
Tyler, Paige.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca [2016]
341 pages ; 17 cm.
"SWAT officer Landry Cooper is certain Everly Danu is The One. The problem is, she has no idea what Cooper really is. And as much as he wants to trust her, he's not sure he can share his deepest secret... When Everly's family discovers Cooper's a werewolf, her brothers will do anything to keep them apart--they'll kill him if they have to. Everly is falling hard for the ridiculously handsome SWAT officer, and she's not about to let her brothers tell her who she can love... Until Cooper's secret is exposed and she discovers the man she thought she knew is a monster in disguise."--Amazon.com.

Dr. DOA

June 9, 2016
Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
New York, New York : Roc, [2016]
344 pages ; 24 cm.
"'A literary love letter to the spy thrillers of the '60s mashed up with every sort of paranormal weirdness under the sun,' the Secret Histories Novels by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green leave readers shaken and stirred by the supernatural adventures of Eddie Drood-- From the New York Times bestselling author of From a Drood to a Kill comes the next Secret Histories adventure ... The name is Drood, Eddie Drood, also known as Shaman Bond. My family has been safeguarding humanity for generations, facing the hidden horrors of the world so you can sleep at night and remain oblivious to the existence of the monstrous nightmares that walk and stalk among us. Speaking of predatory night terrors, there is a man who gets away with murder. A man who specializes in removing the problems from other people's lives by killing the people who cause those problems. He operates from the darkest shadows of the hidden world, coming and going unseen. No one knows who he is, just his nom de mort: Dr. DOA. Somehow this demented doc poisoned me. I don't know how he did it, when or where, but whatever is coursing through my veins seems to be immune to magic cures and treatments. But that's not going to stop me from finding him and whoever hired him and giving them both a taste of their own medicine ..."-- Provided by publisher.

Stiletto : a novel

June 8, 2016
O'Malley, Daniel, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2016]
583 pages ; 25 cm.
Sequel to: The rook.
"When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers--and the bureaucratic finesse--to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy--the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and ... The Grafters--a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war."-- Provided by publisher.

Rocks fall, everyone dies

June 7, 2016
Ribar, Lindsay, author.
©2016
323 pages ; 22 cm
"A paranormal suspense novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things--fears, memories, scars, even love--and his family's secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing"-- Provided by publisher.

Reliquary

June 3, 2016
Fine, Sarah, author.
©2016
280 pages ; 21 cm
Mattie Carver's engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real-- and Ben is hooked. It's not the stuff of storybooks. It's wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance. Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler... and her missing fiancé's estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she'll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can't resist -- Backcover.

The 100 year miracle

June 1, 2016
Ream, Ashley, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
310 pages ; 24 cm
"'Ashley Ream has an absolutely astounding voice--she is one of the most compelling, sharpest writers working today. The 100 Year Miracle is already one of my favorite novels of 2016--Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl.' Once a century, for only six days, the bay around a small Washington island glows like a water-bound aurora. Dr. Rachel Bell, a scientist studying the 100-Year Miracle and the tiny sea creatures that create it, knows a secret about the phenomenon that inspired the regions myths and folklore: the rare green water may contain a power that could save Rachel's own life (and change the world). When Rachel connects with Harry and Tilda, a divorced couple cohabiting once again as Harry enters the last stages of a debilitating disease, Harry is pulled into Rachel's obsession and hope as they both grasp at this once-in-a-lifetime chance to save themselves. But the Miracle does things to people. Strange and mysterious things. And as these things begin to happen, Rachel has only six days to uncover and control the Miracle's secrets before the waters go dark for another hundred years"-- Provided by publisher.

Sorry's Run

June 1, 2016
Lacy, Joani, author.
Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, [2016]
369 pages ; 23 cm
Sorry's Run is a small town tucked away between the rolling hills of Kentucky and the Ohio River and steeped in history of pioneer women and the Underground Railroad. When Shelby Jean Stiller is summoned back there to care for her father, tragedy, and her own near-death experience, opens her mind to psychic sensitivities she never knew she possessed. Just as she is beginning to unravel the layers of mystery surrounding the town, she vanishes. Friends from her glamorous life in New York City team up with people from her Kentucky roots to find out what really happened to her, and what other secrets the town is hiding.

Invision

May 31, 2016
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
385 pages ; 22 cm
Now that Nick and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and see the missteps of the future, he must battle demons more treacherous than ever before.

Within reach : a novel

May 27, 2016
Stevens, Jessica, author.
Tempe, Arizona, USA : Spark Press, 2016.
242 pages ; 22 cm

Haunted destiny

May 25, 2016
Graham, Heather, author.
©2016
317 pages : 25 cm.
A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny sets sail from the Port of New Orleans--with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And the way he places a different saint's medallion on each one. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this. Jackson Crow--head of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship's piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim's ghost appears to her and to Jude. A victim who knows only that the man who killed him and his fiancée had boarded the Destiny. There are many suspects, but one by one they're ruled out. Or are they? In the end Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and to escape his evil plans for her.

The Vagrant

May 17, 2016
Newman, Peter.
c2015.
406 pages ; 22 cm
Years have passed since the demon swarm-- and humanity's destruction-- emerged from the Breach. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. The Vagrant is friendless and alone, walking across the desolate, war-torn landscape. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place....

A study in Brimstone

May 17, 2016
Denning, G. S., author.
London : Titan Books, 2016.
375 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

My best friend's exorcism : a novel

May 16, 2016
Hendrix, Grady, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2016]
330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1988. Charleston, South Carolina. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinnydipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act--different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries--and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

Alpha wolf need not apply

May 9, 2016
Spear, Terry. author.
©2016
313 pages ; 17 cm.
Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he's hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric's investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he's fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack's leader-strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate. With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper's been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory-and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who's been betrayed so often in the past?

Dream on

May 3, 2016
Gier, Kerstin, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
317 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Germany in 2014 by Fischer Verlag GmbH under the title Das zweite Buch der Traüme.
"Romance, secrets, and new dream-world dangers follow Liv Silver into Book II of The Silver Trilogy"-- Provided by publisher.

Gone with the witch : a wishcraft mystery

May 3, 2016
Blake, Heather.
New York : New American Library, 2016.
328 pages ; 17 cm
"An Obsidian mystery"--Title page.
Hired to keep an eye out for a saboteur at the Pawsitively Enchanted pet contest, Darcy, along with her dog Missy, is thrown off the scent when her lead suspect is found dead and someone begins stealing prize-winning pets, forcing her to sniff out both a killer and a thief.

Over your dead body

May 3, 2016
Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
©2016
303 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page.
John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the Midwest - but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a vicious killer who defies every principle of profiling and prediction John knows how to use. Meanwhile, Brooke's fractured psyche flips in and out of lucidity, manifesting new names and thoughts and memories every day, until at last the one personality pops up that John never expected, and has no idea how to deal with.

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