New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

March 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The savior

March 22, 2019
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
479 pages ; 24 cm
"In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled--but Murhder's insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption. Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiance. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture. As Murhder and Sarah's destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers ... or resume his lonely existence forevermore?"-- Provided by publisher.

Never-contented things

March 19, 2019
Porter, Sarah, 1969- author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2019.
366 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
First seduced and then entrapped in an alternate reality by Prince and his fairy courtiers, foster siblings Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price.

Treoir dragon hoard

March 14, 2019
Love, Dianna, author.
©2018
303 pages ; 23 cm.
Series previously co-authored by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
While racing to help a friend, Evalle lands in a trap where she's given the unimaginable choice to either destroy her dragon king or condemn everyone she loves to die. Even her Skinwalker mate, Storm, has no way to track her this time. Friendships and allies are tested as Atlanta erupts with preternatural exposure. Who will join Storm and Daegan to go where even a dragon has no chance of survival? With the enemy willing to gamble everything to take down Daegan, Evalle accepts her destiny, but on her terms. She never wants anyone to see what she's become, especially Storm.

The Backstagers and the theater of the ancients

March 13, 2019
Mientus, Andy, author.
New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2019.
180 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
The Backstagers and friends pull together to fight off the backstage monsters who are trying to ruin their production of Tammy and to uncover the secrets of Jory's mysterious Designer's Notebook.

The witch's kind

March 13, 2019
Morgan, Louisa, 1952- author.
New York, NY : Redhook Books/Orbit, 2019.
442 pages ; 25 cm
"Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar -- two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband -- who is not quite the man she thought she married. Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves -- and the child they think of as their own -- from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family..."-- Provided by publisher.

Toxic game

March 5, 2019
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
398 pages ; 24 cm
"A GhostWalker novel"--Jacket.
"On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible--or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected he forces his team to leave him behind. He won't risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory. Shylah Cosmos's mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker--and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he's hit by a lucky shot she can't stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she's exposed herself to the virus. There's no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they've found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they've never felt more alive"-- Provided by publisher.

Day of the dragon

February 27, 2019
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
322 pages ; 18 cm

Circle of the moon

February 22, 2019
Hunter, Faith.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2019.
389 pages ; 17 cm

Phoenix falling

February 21, 2019
Bickle, Laura. author.
©2019
xii, 372 pages ; 17 cm
"Petra Dee and her immortal husband, Gabe, have been trying to gain a toehold in what passes for ordinary life in Temperance, Wyoming--a wickedly enchanted land founded generations ago by the alchemist, Lascaris. Petra may be adept when it comes to the uncanny, but as a reasoned geologist, Petra still can't fathom the wildfires suddenly engulfing Yellowstone National Park, or why Gabe claims to have seen the sky explode in flames. The answers could lie in the past."--Page 4 of cover

Your favorite band cannot save you

February 20, 2019
Moore, Scotto, author.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
127 pages ; 21 cm
I was home alone on a Saturday night when I experienced the most beautiful piece of music I had ever heard in my life. Beautiful Remorse is the hot new band on the scene, releasing one track a day for ten days straight. Each track has a mysterious name and a strangely powerful effect on the band's fans. A curious music blogger decides to investigate the phenomenon up close by following Beautiful Remorse on tour across Texas and Kansas, realizing along the way that the band's lead singer, is hiding an incredible, impossible secret.

Arcane heart

February 14, 2019
Knight, Angela, author.
Roebuck, SC : Angela Knight, 2017
369 pages ; 21 cm.
"Passion has claws. When a pair of cops with magical abilities become the target of a hate group, they must unravel the plot against them before it costs them their lives ... and their love. Deputy Erica Harris is a witch who can see the magical auras of those around her, a talent which helps her determine when someone intends to commit a violent crime. Her partner, Deputy Jake Nolan, has a psychic link with an African lion that allows him to manifest the animal's powers. But it's tough to serve and protect when demagogues stoke public fear of you. As the two cops fight to unravel a politically motivated web of hate and deceit, Erica and Jake are targeted by a magical assassin hired by the plotters. While dodging murder attempts, they begin to fall in love. But as Jake's desire makes his inner lion more possessive, his self-control erodes. Can they afford to take a chance on love when so many lives hang in the balance?"--Back cover.

Arcane kiss

February 14, 2019
Knight, Angela, author.
Roebuck, SC : Angela Knight, [2017]
318 pages ; 21 cm.
"Alone, veteran Kurt Briggs is no match for the Arcane terrorists who threaten the nation's leadership. He needs Arcanist Genevieve Reyes by his side. But when shared danger leads to shared desires, the consequences could be deadly for them both. Kurt Briggs has a spirit link to a tiger Familiar that gives him superhuman abilities, but when his father is murdered, the military veteran becomes a target for terrorist sorcerers. Alone, Kurt finds he's no match for the witch and her shape-shifting polar bear. He turns to Arcanist Genevieve Reyes for help in fighting the killers' spells. As Genevieve and Kurt hunt the terrorists, shared danger leads to shared desire. But they soon realize Kurt's passion for Gen weakens his control over his cat. The consequences could be deadly for them both. Genevieve is attracted to Kurt's animal sensuality, but she knows she may be in as much danger from his tiger as she is from the terrorists. Then they learn the terrorists plan to sacrifice Kurt to power a horrific spell designed to decimate the U.S. government. Even if Kurt and Gen manage to stop the terrorists, their evil sorcery may trigger a witch hunt that could mean the destruction of everyone with magical Talent--including Kurt and Genevieve"--amazon.com

Spectacle

February 12, 2019
Zdrok, Jodie Lynn, author.
New York : Tor Teen, [2019]
364 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin, the writer of a newspaper's daily morgue report, must use her supernatural visions to discover the identity of a killer targeting the young women of nineteenth-century Paris.

The mouth of the dark

February 8, 2019
Waggoner, Tim, author.
©2018
232 pages ; 24 cm
"Jayce's 20-year-old daughter, Emory, is missing, lost in a dark, dangerous realm called Shadow that exists alongside our own reality. An enigmatic woman named Nicola guides Jayce through this bizarre world, and together they search for Emory, facing deadly dog-eaters, crazed killers, homicidal sex toys, and - worst of all - a monstrous being known as the Harvest Man. But no matter what Shadow throws at him, Jayce won't stop. He'll do whatever it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a worse monster than the things that are trying to stop him."--Amazon.com.

The lonely dead

February 5, 2019
Henry, April, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
228 pages ; 21 cm
"Christy Octaviano Books"
When schizophrenic Adele, who possesses a paranormal gift, is implicated in an investigation that involves the murder of her ex-best friend Tori, Adele must work with Tori's ghost to find the killer.

The Elysian prophecy

January 29, 2019
Reis, Vivien, author.
United States : Copper Hound Press, 2018.
393 pages ; 21 cm
When a violent attack leaves their father in the hospital, Abigail and Benjamin Cole discover there's more to their family history than mental illness. But after fifteen-year-old Abi is abducted, she learns the attack wasn't random. Thrust into an exotic and beautiful world part of a multi-millennial feud, she must decide who to trust in a society built on secrets. Questioning everything she's ever known, she enlists the help of a boy connected to her in impossible ways and uncovers a dangerous secret stretching generations. Seventeen-year-old Ben desperately tries to search for both his sister and his mother, but his hold on reality is fading. Something dark has latched onto him. In a race against his own failing mind, where violent hallucinations and paranoia force him to believe he's next in line for the family curse, he learns he's the only one that can save his family. When darkness is coming, who do you trust?

Venom in the veins

January 28, 2019
Estep, Jennifer, author.
[United States] : [Jennifer Estep], [2018]
342 pages ; 22 cm.
It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends--but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank.

The corpse whisperer

January 28, 2019
Boldwood, H. R.
©2018
328 pages ; 21 cm
"An Allie Nighthawk mystery"
"Welcome to the world of Allie Nighthawk, corpse whisperer and bad ass zombie hunter. When the zombie population spikes and no one knows why, it's up to Allie to solve the mystery. But there's a hitch. She's stuck babysitting Leo Abruzzi, a zombie-bitten gangster who's turning state's evidence. But the mob and a powerful necromancer will stop at nothing to take Leo and Allie down."--Amazon website.

Come find me

January 25, 2019
Miranda, Megan, author.
New York : Crown, [2019]
327 pages ; 22 cm
Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Kennedy Jones and seventeen-year-old Nolan Chandler are drawn together by strange signals related to family tragedies, and find they are more connected than they could have imagined.

Moonlight scandals

January 25, 2019
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
[New York, NY] : Avon, [2019]
388 pages ; 17 cm
"Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn't have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he's heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he's a man who's stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve. Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It's a question that becomes more pressing--and more dangerous--when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past. Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she's to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can't resist--the handsome devil himself." -- Amazon.

Everwylde

January 16, 2019
Grant, Donna, author.
©2018
308 pages ; 21 cm.
Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by witch hunters and raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her family and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her pursuit impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won't be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her mission. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.

Summoned to thirteenth grave

January 15, 2019
Jones, Darynda, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
viii, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed . She's been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity -which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone's looking out for her, and she's allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. She's missed her daughter. She's missed Reyes. She's missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. Now that she's back on earth, it's time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.-Publisher's description.

The ice maiden

January 14, 2019
Sheridan, Sara, 1968- author.
©2018
248 pages ; 23 cm.
"1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate. Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship. But Karina is about to get a nasty surprise. As she grows closer to ship's surgeon Joseph Hooker, Karina and the rest of the crew find themselves pushed to the limits both physically and emotionally as conditions worsen onboard. Engulfed in the chillingly hostile Antarctic landscape, something extraordinary happens--and Karina's story becomes intetwined with some of the 20th century's bravest Polar exploreres."--provided by publisher

Bones behind the wheel

January 10, 2019
Copperman, E. J., 1957- author.
New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2019.
330 pages ; 21 cm.
"Innkeeper Alison Kerby is determined to keep her mind, body, and soul focused on bringing high-spirited hospitality to her lodgers at the Haunted Guesthouse. She simply has no time for any more murder investigations, no matter what Paul Harrison, her resident ghost detective, says. But this time, the mystery comes looking for Alison. Workers unearth a 1977 Lincoln Continental buried in the sand behind Alison's guesthouse--and they discover a skeleton still belted in behind the steering wheel. Paul, of course, is on the cold case--to the extent that a ghostly gumshoe can be--but Alison is still determined not to do the incorporeal investigator's legwork. Not this time. But her new husband Josh is intrigued, and he offers to help Paul poke into the case of the cold Continental ... Alison dodges stray bullets, discovers a gun in the guesthouse, and reluctantly probes a decades-old murder that turns out to be shockingly relevant even today"-- Provided by publisher.

The curses : a Graces novel

January 8, 2019
Eve, Laure, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
324 pages ; 22 cm
The youngest of the Grace siblings, Summer, calls on the coven to help with a secret she has uncovered, while Wolf's behavior becomes unpredictable and, perhaps, threatening.

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