New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

October 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The witch of Willow Hall

October 19, 2018
Fox, Hester, author.
©2018
362 pages : map ; 21 cm
"In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters -- Catherine, Lydia and Emeline -- flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic, but a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere. Remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline. All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves." -- From publisher's description.

In the night wood

October 19, 2018
Bailey, Dale, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
214 pages ; 24 cm
A John Joseph Adams Book.
American Charles Hayden came to England to forget the past. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles hopes to put his life back together with a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of a legendary Victorian children's book, In the Night Wood. But soon after settling into Hollow's remote Yorkshire home, Charles learns that the past isn't dead.

Witchborn

October 9, 2018
Bowling, Nicholas, author.
©2018
309 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Chicken House"--Title page verso.
It is 1577 and one month ago Alyce's mother was burnt at the stake as a witch, and Alyce escaped from the witchfinders using her own poorly understood powers, only to be locked up in Bedlam; now another pair has come for her, only they seem different (and a lot easier to escape), and with the help of an innkeeper and a boy, Alyce sets out to find out about her mother's mysterious past--and finds herself in the middle of both a political war between rival queens, and a supernatural war, and not really sure which side she is on.

Genesis

October 5, 2018
Westbay, Bellamy, author.
[Hampton, GA] : [Quadratic Pie Publishing], [2018]
399 pages ; 23 cm
"Modern-day twists with old text from the creation of time, in a story theat leads a group of friends on a journey that will change their lives and possibly the world's...." --Provided by publisher.

Revelations

October 5, 2018
Westbay, Bellamy, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Quadratic Pie Publishing], [2018?]
386 pages ; 23 cm
"When modern day twists with the old texts from the creation of time, you find a story that leads a group of friends on a journey of revelations, ones that will change their lives and possibly the world's.... Gwen Adams faced a tough decision. On one side there was Alexander, the rich, powerful, devastatingly sexy man who intoxicated her with his very presence. On the other, the poor, hardworking, and gorgeous Ky, who'd earned her friendship and stolen her heart. Alexander Prescott was bored with the predictability of eternity when his world was rocked by a beautiful woman who looked exactly like his long lost love. Despite the fact that she was human, he knew he'd found the woman destined for him. That was, until he met Gwen. As outside forces push Alexander and Gwen together, another more sinister force lurks in the shadows, determined to destroy him. Torn between the woman destined for him, and the one he desperately desired, what would he do? This book is the first in a series that will take you on a unique journey of love, lust, revenge, and betrayal." -- Amazon.com.

Cross breed

October 4, 2018
Leigh, Lora, author.
©2018
xii, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
"Cassie has finally come into her own as a young woman, and she's about to discover the one she is destined for--but it is unclear whether her fate is to be mated for life, or marked for death... The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many--but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community...but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister's safety. The man she succumbs to surprises her by unleashing her inner animal in ways she never dreamed possible--and provokes her deep, furious rage. To Cassie's shock, he is the mate she has long awaited. She may never be able to forgive his deception. Still, as dangerous enemies track her, and as the threat of all-out war between Breeds and the humans who despise them hovers in the air, they must join forces and hold fast to each other. But the passionate union between them holds a potential that could change the world--and some will do anything to stop it.."-- Provided by publisher.

A Map of Days : a novel

October 3, 2018
Riggs, Ransom, author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2018]
480 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine's peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, now with the striking addition of full-color images interspersed throughout for this all-new, multi-era American adventure."--Inside dust jacket.

Vengeful

October 3, 2018
Schwab, V. E., 1987- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
478 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought--and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other. With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning." --Provided by publisher

Vampires like it hot

October 1, 2018
Sands, Lynsay, author.
©2018
372 pages ; 17 cm.
"When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she' also the life mate he's been waiting for ... Vampires are real. Jess would've never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There's something about Raffaele that's unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?"-- Publisher's description.

The Backstagers and the ghost light

September 28, 2018
Mientus, Andy, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
195 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Jory transfers to St. Genesius Prep, he joins the stage crew and discovers the magic that happens backstage but when some cast members play with a Spirit board, the ghost light goes out and strange things begin to happen.-- Provided by Publisher.

Time's convert

September 20, 2018
Harkness, Deborah E., 1965- author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
436 pages ; 24 cm
"Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present"-- Provided by publisher.

Court of shadows

September 19, 2018
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
©2018
419 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete- one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down upon Mr. Morningside's monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice. Even a man claiming to be Louisa's father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House-and the stakes include Louisa's very soul." -- Publisher's website.

Sodom Road exit

September 19, 2018
Dawn, Amber, 1974- author.
©2018
405 pages ; 21 cm
Bailey Enrica Martin has to return to live with her mother after dropping out of university. Soon strange things begin to happen: a mysterious and salacious force begins to dog her; inexplicable sounds in the night and unimaginable sites spotted in the periphery.

Dark entry

September 19, 2018
Kachuba, John B., author.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Hellbender Books, 2018.
171 pages ; 22 cm
"In the 18th century, members of the Dudley family settled in the deep woods of the Dark Entry Forest in northwestern Connecticut. Only a century later, Dudleytown was a ghost town with nothing left in the encroaching forest but cellar holes. Legend has it that the Dudleys were descended from a family in England that came to a bad end and that a curse followed them to America, a curse that drove residents of the settlement to murder and suicide. In 1989, Sandy Lawrence, fleeing her abusive boyfriend, is given the use of her friend's house in Dark Entry, one of the few homes in the isolated forest. She is unaware of the legends about Dark Entry but soon discovers the horrifying truth--something evil is alive and well in the deep woods, something intent upon murder. What began as a peaceful retreat from her domestic troubles now becomes a terrifying fight for her life" --Back cover.

The good demon

September 18, 2018
Cajoleas, Jimmy, author.
©2018
306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"It wasn't technically an exorcism, what they did to Clare. When the reverend and his son ripped her demon from her, they called it a "deliverance." But they didn't understand that Clare and her demon--known simply as Her--were like sisters. She comforted Clare, made her feel brave, helped to ease her loneliness. They were each other's Only. Now, Clare's only comforts are the three clues that She left behind: Be nice to him; June 20; Remember the stories. Clare will do anything to get Her back, even if it means teaming up with the reverend's son and scouring every inch of her small, Southern town for answers. But if she sacrifices everything to bring back her demon, what will be left of Clare?"--provided by publisher.

Echoes of evil

September 17, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Mira, [2018]
329 pages ; 24 cm.
"Brodie McFadden is supposed to be on vacation, getting some sunshine and deciding if he wants to join his brothers and the Krewe of Hunters, a special paranormal investigation unit of the FBI. But a diving excursion with an old navy buddy to a historic shipwreck uncovers a crime scene - and the corpse is new. Museum curator Dakota "Kody" McCoy just wants her Key West culture festival to succeed. She's always had a deep connection to her home, including being regularly haunted by some of the resident ghosts. Then, in the middle of a performance, a beloved local musician drops dead. It seems accidental, but Kody isn't so sure. Brodie thinks the recent deaths are linked, and he needs help from Kody. Something about her festival is dangerous. And the threat is creeping ever closer. Has she uncovered a treasure from the past that someone will kill for?"--Jacket.

The lantern's ember

September 14, 2018
Houck, Colleen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
386 pages ; 22 cm
When seventeen-year-old Ember, a young witch living in the quiet New England town of Hallowell, crosses into the Otherworld, Jack the gatekeeper sets out to find her before the supernatural and mortal worlds descend into chaos.

Uncharted

September 5, 2018
Cashman, Erin (Erin Theresa), 1965- author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co, 2018.
411 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality--because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she's surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he's irritable, removed, and he's under police investigation for his parents' deaths. One night following the memorial service, Annabeth's dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he's letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious expeditiony his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months. Annabeth fears her father isn't lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose--and which twists Annabeth's fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.

Dark sentinel

August 29, 2018
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley, 2018.
383 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
"Lorraine Peters is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars... "--Provided by publisher.

Hollywood dead

August 29, 2018
Kadrey, Richard, author.
©2018
ix, 353 pages ; 19 cm
"James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to L.A., he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood--an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn't quite himself... because he's only partially alive. There's a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again--and this time there will be no coming back. Even though he's armed with the Room of Thirteen Doors, Stark knows he can't find Wormwood's enemies alone. To succeed he's got to enlist the help of new friends--plus a few unexpected old faces. Stark has been in dangerous situations before--you don't get named Sandman Slim for nothing. But with a mysterious enemy on the loose, a debt to pay, and a clock ticking down, this may truly be the beginning of his end..."--Amazon.com.

When life gives you demons

August 28, 2018
Honeybourn, Jennifer, author.
©2018
264 pages ; 22 cm
Shelby Black's great-uncle Roy-- a Catholic priest-- has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent. High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time. Shelby is also hellbent on finding her missing mom, no matter if it ends up costing her is her soul-- and a relationship with Spencer. -- adapted from jacket

Stygian

August 20, 2018
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
653 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us back to the astonishing world of the Dark-Hunters in Stygian, with a hero misunderstood by many…but most of all by himself." --Jacket.

Memoirs of a dragon hunter

August 17, 2018
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Forever, 2018.
372 pages ; 18 cm
"One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword... and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there's a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits. Now my job is to protect mortals - and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. Then there's tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian's got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword. So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who - and what - I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous... because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned."--Back cover.

Wild hunger : an heirs of Chicagoland novel

August 14, 2018
Neill, Chloe, author.
New York : Berkley, [2018]
340 pages ; 21 cm.
"In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run. As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king. When the assassination of a diplomat brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The warrior queen

August 13, 2018
King, Emily R., author.
New York, NY : Skyscape, [2018]
301 pages ; 21 cm
"In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life. Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far--mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn't visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out. She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before..."--provided by publisher.

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