New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Grudgebearer

August 27, 2014
Lewis, J. F. (Jeremy F.), author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.
415 pages ; 21 cm

Son of no one

August 21, 2014
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
420 pages ; 25 cm
"In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it's not easy being life's own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they're even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement. From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn't quite right. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age. Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he'd ever trusted. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can't seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything. He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hellbent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?"-- Provided by publisher.

Season of the dragonflies

August 11, 2014
Creech, Sarah.
©2014
324 pages ; 24 cm
When trouble starts brewing at the family perfumery, and the unique flowers used in the perfume start dying, Lucia, the youngest daughter who left years ago to make her own way - and who has begun showing signs of her own special abilities - returns home to save the company.

Visions : a Cainsville novel

August 5, 2014
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
New York : Dutton, [2014].
448 pages ; 24 cm.
Estranged from Gabriel when his past mistakes come to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her and struggles to learn the truth about the victim, the role of her new home and her susceptibility to old enemies. By the best-selling author of the Otherworld series.

Guarded

July 31, 2014
Behre, Mary.
New York : Berkley Sensation, [2014].
310 pages ; 17 cm

Blood games : a Chicagoland Vampires novel

July 31, 2014
Neill, Chloe.
New York, New York : NAL Trade, [2014].
350 pages ; 20 cm.
"While Merit didn't choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she's managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet.... A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn't been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren't on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target? "-- Provided by publisher.

Revenant : a Greywalker novel

July 31, 2014
Richardson, Kat.
New York, New York : Roc, [2014]
450 pages ; 25 cm.
"Turmoil, sickness, and destruction are sweeping through Europe--and its effects are being felt all the way across the world in Seattle. Harper Blaine and her lover, Quinton, suspect that Quinton's father, James Purlis--and his terrifying Ghost Division--are involved. Following a dark trail of grotesque crimes and black magic across the Old World, the pair slowly draws closer to their quarry. But finding and dismantling the Ghost Division won't be enough to stop the horror that Purlis has unwittingly set in motion. An ancient and forgotten cult has allied with Quinton's mad father. And their goals are far more nightmarish than Harper and Quinton--or even Purlis--could ever imagine. The pursuit leads to Portugal, where the desecrated tomb of a sleeping king and a temple built of bones recall Harper's very first paranormal case and hold clues to the cult's true intentions. Harper and Quinton will need all the help they can get to avert a necromantic cataclysm that could lay waste to Europe and drag the rest of the world to the brink of war"-- Provided by publisher.

Under the final moon

July 24, 2014
Jayne, Hannah, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
316 pages ; 18 cm.
Armed with a strong immunity to magic, Sophie Lawson, who works for the Underworld Detection Agency, must stop the Apocalypse with the help of Alex Grace, her favorite fallen angel, before all Hell literally breaks loose.

Gasp

July 11, 2014
McMann, Lisa.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
pages cm.
After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing, and that it is on Jules and Sawyer and their friends to once again prevent disaster.

Sinner

July 3, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
357 pages ; 22 cm
Isabel fled from Cole's damaged, drained life... and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her, he needs her. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes, but what's the point? Cole and Isabel have the power to love each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.

Fatal fortune : a psychic eye mystery

June 24, 2014
Laurie, Victoria.
New York : Obsidian, 2014.
ix, 289 pages ; 22 cm.
"An Obsidian mystery."
"When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can't believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think the victim has ties to the Mob--and perhaps Candice does too--she can't believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation. But Candice is nowhere to be found. Abby decides the only way to find out the truth is to go to Vegas herself--which may be the biggest gamble of her life. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death. And if she's not careful, Abby can forget about ever leaving Las Vegas...alive. "-- Provided by publisher.

Reborn

June 5, 2014
Hunter, C. C.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
386 pages ; 22 cm.
Shadow Falls vampire Della Tsang teams up with a boy who might break her heart in order to save everyone she cares about from a new threat.

The severed streets

June 4, 2014
Cornell, Paul.
New York : Tor, 2014.
401 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Desperate to find a case to justify the team's existence, with budget cuts and a police strike on the horizon, Quill thinks he's struck gold when a cabinet minister is murdered by an assailant who wasn't seen getting in or out of his limo. A second murder, that of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, presents a crime scene with a message...identical to that left by the original Jack the Ripper. The new Ripper seems to have changed the MO of the old completely: he's only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or 'the funny people' as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing and finally the pattern of those killings gives Quill's team clues towards who's really doing this..."-- Provided by publisher.

White heart of justice

May 27, 2014
Archer, Jill.
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
vi, 298 p. ; 18 cm.
"Ace fantasy"--Spine.

Sixth grave on the edge

May 15, 2014
Jones, Darynda.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
326 pages ; 25 cm
Wanting to learn more about Reyes Farrow's past after accepting his proposal, grim reaper Charley Davidson investigates his childhood abduction at the same time she is threatened by a crime syndicate to hunt down a witness who is testifying against a mob boss.

Omega days : an Omega Days novel

April 30, 2014
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York : Berkley Trade, [2014].
360 pages ; 21 cm.
" When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, no one stands a chance of surviving. San Francisco, California. Father Xavier Church has spent his life ministering to unfortunate souls, but he has never witnessed horror like this. After he forsakes his vows in the most heartrending of ways, he watches helplessly as a zombie nun takes a bite out of a fellow priest's face; University of California, Berkeley. Skye Dennison is moving into her college dorm for the first time, simultaneously excited to be leaving the nest and terrified to be on her own. When her mother and father are eaten alive in front of her, she realizes the terror has just begun; Alameda, California. Angie West made millions off her family's reality gun show on the History Channel. But after she is cornered by the swarming undead, her knowledge of heavy artillery is called into play like never before; Within weeks, the world is overrun by the walking dead. Only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined, will survive-for now. "-- Provided by publisher.

Bad teeth

April 16, 2014
Long, Dustin, 1977-
Boston : New Harvest, [2014].
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Four interlocking narratives unfurl in four American cities, creating a richly comic feast about love, academia, an elusive Tibetan novelist who might be a plagiarist, and SOFA, a protest group so mysterious its very initials are open to interpretation. Bad Teeth follows a cast of young literary men and women in four very American cities--Brooklyn, Bloomington, Berkeley, and Bakersfield. It's four (or more) books in one, a Pynchonesque treat: a bohemian satire, a campus comedy, a stoner's reverie, and a quadruple love story. Its wonderfully evoked storylines of young writers--each in a period of formation--collect around the search for one mysterious author--"the Tibetan David Foster Wallace," who might in fact be a plagiarist. This delightful and complex literary novel is a comic gem"-- Provided by publisher.

The revolutions

March 31, 2014
Gilman, Felix.
New York : Tor, 2014.
413 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A novel"--Jacket.
"In 1893, young journalist Arthur Shaw is at work ... when the Great Storm hits London, wreaking unprecedented damage. In its aftermath, Arthur's newspaper closes, owing him money, and all his debts come due at once ... At one of [his fiancée Josephine's occult society] meetings, Arthur is given a job lead for what seems to be accounting work, but at a salary many times what any clerk could expect. The work is long and peculiar, as the workers spend all day performing unnerving calculations that make them hallucinate or even go mad, but the money is compelling. Things are beginning to look up when the perils of dabbling in the esoteric suddenly come to a head: a war breaks out between competing magical societies"--Dust jacket flap.

The midnight witch

March 20, 2014
Brackston, Paula.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
341 pages ; 25 cm
"When the sixth Duke of Radnor dies, his hapless son, Freddie, takes on his title, but it is his daughter, Lilith, who inherits his role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. Raised as a witch, instructed in the art of necromancy, Lilith faces a daunting future, for the coven is threatened by a powerful group of sorcerers, the Sentinels. Nicholas Stricklend, a powerful force in the British government, is the Sentinel charged with wresting the Elixir from Lilith, and he cares not who he must crush in order to succeed. As a society beauty, engaged to another titled witch, and with a grieving mother and an unstable brother to look after, Lilith struggles to maintain her two very different existences. When she meets and falls in love with the talented artist Bram Cardale, she can no longer keep her life as a witch hidden, and she must choose between her loyalty to the coven, her duty to her family, and her love for Bram, or risk destroying everything she holds dear. Paula Brackston's debut novel, The Witch's Daughter, was the little book that could--with a captivating story, remarkable heroine, and eye-catching package, it has sold more than 130,000 copies in all formats. The Midnight Witch is another enchanting tale of love and magic, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a decadent and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine for which readers will cheer"-- Provided by publisher.

The king

March 20, 2014
Ward, J. R., 1969-
New York : New American Library, 2014.
xiii, 573 pages ; 24 cm.
"After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sits heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the last pure-blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response--or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out...or will tortured legacy take over?"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder of crows

February 27, 2014
Bishop, Anne.
New York, New York : ROC, [2014].
354 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard--Lakeside's shape-shifting leader--wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet--and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all"-- Provided by publisher.

White hot kiss

February 26, 2014
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Dark elements" -- Cover.

The winter people

February 7, 2014
McMahon, Jennifer, author.
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
317 pages ; 25 cm
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Up from the grave

January 31, 2014
Frost, Jeaniene.
©2014
372 pages ; 17 cm.

Wild things : a Chicagolands vampires novel

January 23, 2014
Neill, Chloe.
New York, New York : New American Library, 2014.
pages cm
"Since Merit was turned into a vampire and became the protector of Chicago's Cadogan House, it's been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan's vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead--or both. But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit's closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who--or what--could possibly be powerful enough to outmagic a shifter? Merit is about to go toe-to-toe, and cold steel-to-cold heart, to find out"-- Provided by publisher.

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