New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

July 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Till sudden death do us part

July 16, 2019
Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
©2019
184 pages ; 23 cm.
"Although he hasn't seen Robert Bergin for 40 years, Ishmael feels duty bound to respond when his old friend calls for help. Robert's daughter Gillian is about to be married, and he is afraid she'll fall prey to the ancient family curse. Arriving in rural Yorkshire, Ishmael and his partner Penny learn that the vicar who was to perform the ceremony has been found dead in the church, hanging from his own bell rope. With no clues, no evidence and no known motive, many locals believe the curse is responsible. Or is someone just using it as a smokescreen for murder? With the wedding due to take place the following day, Ishmael has just a few hours to uncover the truth. But his investigations are hampered by sudden flashes of memory: memories of the time before he was human. What is it Ishmael's former self is trying to tell him?"--Publisher's description.

The seekers

July 15, 2019
Graham, Heather, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2019]
297 pages ; 24 cm.
Kerri Wolf has joined the crew of The Seekers, a show that searches for paranormal phenomena, as they explore a supposedly haunted old inn on the road between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The place is famous for its warm welcome - and infamous for being the site of an ax murder rampage in the 1920s. They've barely begun when a very real dead body is discovered in the basement. As a nonfiction author, Kerri is supposed to be the rational one, but she can't explain a terrifying apparition that seems to be both a threat and a warning. Former detective Joe Dunhill knows what she's going through - the strange gift of being able to see and talk to the dead is a struggle he shares. A new member of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, he's on the team investigating the disturbing death. The town is steeped in old-fashioned superstition, and the deeper Joe and Kerri plunge into the dark secrets of the inn, the closer they get to a devastating truth. Will a bloody history be repeated? Or can the spirits of the past reach out to stop a killer?

Kitty and the silver bullet

July 15, 2019
Vaughn, Carrie.
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008.
326 pages ; 17 cm.
When her mother falls ill, Kitty, a radio host, returns to Denver and once again finds herself in the middle of the abusive pack of werewolves from whom she escaped a year earlier, a situation complicated by a war brewing between the city's two oldest vampires.

The legend of the blue eyes

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
©2013
246 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed as clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side-her mother's family or her father's-and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Becoming a legend

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
Worthington, Ohio : Lexia Press, 2013.
265 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner's goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her. Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle. In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather's murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?

Winning the legend

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
©2013
249 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team's well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

The sum of all shadows

July 2, 2019
Lustbader, Eric, author.
New York : Forge, 2019.
348 pages ; 25 cm
"The final Testament novel is here! For millennia, Lucifer--the Sum of All Shadows--has been biding his time, rebuilding his influence. At long last, he is ready to enact his ultimate revenge: to reverse the bitter humiliation of the Fall by leading the annihilation of heaven. To combat the ultimate destroyer, Bravo and Emma Shaw have recovered the lost Testament, raced around the world, and battled enemies both human and other. Now, caught between enemies and friends and potential enemies, they must find the lost treasure of King Solomon's alchemical gold and cross not only the world but even time itself to stop the infernal army. But even if they are successful, their lives may still be forfeit..."--Provided by publisher.

Wolf instinct

June 28, 2019
Tyler, Paige, author.
©2019
309 pages ; 18 cm
"SWAT werewolf Zane Kendrick will do whatever it takes to take down the man who attacked his pack. His search takes him to Los Angeles, but when he meets Alyssa, the smart, sexy agent who comes to his aid, he's immediately interested in pursuing more than just the next lead. All his wolf instincts tell him that she's The One. FBI agent Alyssa Carson has investigated some weird stuff lately, and finding missing people drained of their blood definitely falls into that category. When following a clue leads her to Zane, she agrees to work with him and his team. She's attracted to the gorgeous Brit, but she doesn't have time for anything but finding answers. When Zane and Alyssa discover the sinister truth, it'll take everything they have to make it out of this mission with their lives--and hearts--intact."

The daughters of Temperance Hobbs : a novel

June 25, 2019
Howe, Katherine, 1977- author.
©2019
338 pages ; 24 cm
Connie Goodwin is an expert on America's fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she's earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America--especially women's home recipes and medicines--and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows. When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner's life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds'-years-long deadly curse. Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women's survival across the decades--and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.

Bewitched and betrothed

June 21, 2019
Blackwell, Juliet, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2019.
344 pages ; 17 cm.
When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero's cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost-ridden island of Alcatraz. She'll have to sleuth out the culprit -- when she's not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches. Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city? If so, she'll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area. Because no matter what, Lily's determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side -- even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.

Wicked fox

June 19, 2019
Cho, Kat, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2019.
424 pages ; 22 cm
After eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung, a nine-tailed fox surviving in modern-day Seoul by eating the souls of evil men, kills a murderous goblin to save Jihoon, she is forced to choose between her immortal life and his.

The brink

June 17, 2019
Murray, James S. (James Stephen), 1976- author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
226 pages ; 24 cm.
"Sequel to Awakened"
When the bloodthirsty creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York spread throughout the world, Tom Cafferty and his team battle a secret organization that is holding nations hostage using information about how to save humanity.

Storm and fury

June 14, 2019
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Ink Yard Press, [2019]
504 pages ; 22 cm.
"Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow, who is losing her sight, has a well-kept secret. She can see and talk to the dead and must remain in a compound that is guarded by Wardens who are shape-shifting gargoyles. They must protect her from demons who want to capture her to take on her special powers. However, a new threat arrives, and Trinity joins forces with Zayne, a Warden from another clan, in order to save her family."-- Publisher's description.

The poison thread

June 13, 2019
Purcell, Laura, author.u
[New York, New York] : Penguin Books, 2019.
350 pages ; 20 cm
First published in Great Britain as 'The Corset' by Raven Books, 2018.

Teeth in the mist

June 6, 2019
Kurtagich, Dawn, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
446 pages: illustrations; 24 cm
Inspired by the legend of Faust and told in alternating timelines, sixteen-year-old Roan arrives at Mill House as a ward and discovers she is connected to an ancient evil secret, while, centuries later, seventeen-year-old Zoey explores the dwelling's ruins and soon realizes she is not alone.

The beyond

June 5, 2019
Neill, Chloe, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
325 pages ; 21 cm.
To save the city she loves, Claire Connolly must cross the border into the unknown ... It's been nearly a year since the Veil between the human world and the Beyond was torn apart and war began again. Sensitive Claire Connolly and bounty hunter Liam Quinn have been helping their human and Paranormal allies fight back against the ravaging invaders and save what is left of New Orleans. But a new enemy--more powerful than any Claire and Liam have seen before--has arisen, and even Devil's Isle cannot hold her ... When Claire learns of a new magical weapon--one built by Paranormals--she knows it could turn the tide of the war. But to reach it, she and Liam will have to cross into the Beyond itself. In a world full of hostile magic and dangerous foes, she'll have to channel the powers she once kept hidden in order to survive.

Ghosts of the shadow market

June 3, 2019
Clare, Cassandra, author.
©2019
614 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cast long shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Every exquisite thing / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Learn about loss / by Cassandra Clare and Kelly Link -- A deeper love / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- The wicked ones / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Son of the dawn / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The land I lost / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Through blood, through fire / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The lost world / by Cassandra Clare and Kelly Link -- Forever fallen / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.
A collection of ten short stories, some of which were previously available online, that follow Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world, searching for a relic from his past.

Shadow warrior

June 3, 2019
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
419 pages ; 18 cm
Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible--let alone one who could accept his particular needs--and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping ... Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro--or at least to the billionaire's public bad-boy persona. Now that she's under his protection and the sole focus of his intense caring, she can't help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own.

SEAL wolf surrender

May 31, 2019
Spear, Terry, author.
©2019
336 pages ; 18 cm
In dire need of a bodyguard, she-wolf Natalie Silverton falls under the protection of wolf shifter and Navy SEAL-turned-private investigator Brock Greystoke with whom sparks fly as they work closely together to catch the bad guys.

The wise and the wicked

May 30, 2019
Podos, Rebecca, author.
©2019
358 pages ; 22 cm
"Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies—a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand, because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time. Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for—life, love, time—seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope."--Inside dust jacket.

The October man

May 30, 2019
Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author.
©2019
211 pages ; 21 cm.
"If you thought magic was confined to one country--think again. Trier: famous for wine, Romans and being Germany's oldest city. When a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. But fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Tobias Winter, an investigator for the Abteilung KDA, the branch of the German Federal Criminal Police which handles the supernatural. His aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. Together with frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he quickly links the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men whose novel approach to their mid-life crisis may have reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. As the rot spreads, literally, and the suspect list extends to people born before Frederick the Great, Tobias and Vanessa will need to find allies in some unexpected places. And to solve the case they'll have to unearth the secret magical history of a city that goes back two thousand years. Presuming that history doesn't kill them first."--Inside dust jacket.

These witches don't burn

May 24, 2019
Sterling, Isabel, author.
New York : Razorbill, 2019.
320 pages ; 22 cm
When evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, Massachusetts, Elemental Witch Hannah and her ex-girlfriend Veronica are forced to team up to stop the deadly attacks.

Darkness on the edge of town

May 23, 2019
Christopher, Adam, 1978- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2019]
413 pages ; 24 cm
A prequel to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
"Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things,"--Amazon.com.

Smoke and key

May 15, 2019
Sutton, Kelsey, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, 2019.
292 pages ; 21 cm
"She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she's dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names--from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it."--Back cover.

The summoning

May 14, 2019
Graham, Heather, author.
Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2019]
319 pages ; 24 cm.
When Kristi Stewart inherits a property in the old part of Savannah, she knows it comes with stories of hauntings. But she doesn't believe in ghosts, even while she runs seances for the guests of McLane House Bed-and-Breakfast. Until the inexplicable midnight appearance of one of her infamous ancestors. Terrified, she flees into the night - and right into the arms of Dallas Wicker. Dallas is trying to uncover the truth about a colleague who died under suspicious circumstances. As strange happenings continue to plague Kristi's home, it is soon clear that there's a very living threat in the neighborhood - several people have disappeared without a trace. Dallas can't find any connection between the victims, but someone wanted them gone, and it might be linked to the history of McLane House. And that means Kristi should be very afraid.

feed —Subscribe to the Occult Fiction feed .

Fiction

For Teens

For Kids

Media

Electronic Resources

Foreign

Nonfiction

Large Print