New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

July 15, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My Calamity Jane

July 14, 2020
Hand, Cynthia, 1978- author.
xi, 520 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Welcome to 1876 America, a place bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou -- better known as werewolves. And where there are garou, there're hunters: the one and only Calamity Jane, to be precise, along with her fellow stars of Wild Bill's Traveling Show, Annie Oakley and Frank the Pistol Prince Butler. After a garou hunt goes south and Jane finds a suspicious-like bite on her arm, she turns tail for Deadwood, where there's talk of a garou cure. But, rumors can be deceiving -- meaning the gang better hightail it after her before they're a day late and a Jane short. In this perfect next read for fans of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, bestselling authors Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton bring their signature spark to the side-splittin', whopper-filled (but actually kind of factual?) tale of Calamity Jane.

Rage and ruin

July 14, 2020
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
600 pages ; 23 cm
"As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help -- the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led ... herded ... played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all."--Inside dust jacket.

Mind invaders : a novel

July 14, 2020
Hunt, Dave, author.
Bend, Oregon : Berean Call, [2005]
378 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published ©1998 by Harvest House.
Originally published as The Archon conspiracy ©1989.
THE COLD WAR FOR PSYCHIC DOMINION HEATS UP. Ken Inman experienced an exhilaration beyond his wildest imagination. He had made contact! Excitedly he listened: "We've been watching your development--we're here to help you take the next step. Open up. There's nothing to fear." Spine-tingling action follows this incredible breakthrough in mind research. Opening doors to the unlimited vistas of the mind, the Archons share their gift of psychic power, promising a new era of peace. But then governments get involved ... Discovering the CIA and Russian Intelligence's battle for psychic control, famed journalist Carla Bertelli delves into the power behind the Archons. Convinced they are benevolent, she is devastated when Ken renounces the paranormal and embraces Christianity. Torn between her love for Ken and her contempt for his "demons theory," Carla plunges into a search for the truth that becomes a desperate race against time."--P. [4] of cover.

Seeing Darkness

July 13, 2020
Graham, Heather, author.
303 pages ; 24 cm
"When a past-life regression session instead sends a terrifying vision of murder to Kylie Connelly, she's shaken and doesn't know what to think. Worse, later she identifies the attacker from her vision: he's a prominent local politician. Special Agent Jon Dickson of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters is on the trail of a suspected serial killer based on the scantest of clues and unreliable witness testimony. When he realizes Kylie's vision might be his best lead, he must gain her trust and get close enough to guide her new talent. Though she doubts herself, the danger Kylie sees is all too real - and the pair will have to navigate a murderer's twisted passions and deceptions to stop the killer from claiming another victim"--Publisher.


July 9, 2020
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
369 pages ; 24 cm
"Woody Bookman hasn't spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother, Megan, tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil was behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. And he's not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening. A uniquely gifted dog with a heart as golden as his breed, Kipp is devoted beyond reason to people. When he hears the boy who communicates like he does, without speaking, Kipp knows he needs to find him before it's too late. Woody's fearful suspicions are taking shape. A man driven by a malicious evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he's coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. His powers are growing. And he's not alone. Only a force greater than evil can stop what's coming next." -- Provided by publisher.

Brown girl ghosted : a novel

July 8, 2020
Das, Mintie, author.
289 pages ; 22 cm.
In Meadowdale, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Violet deals with mean girls, racism, murder, and being spurred by immortal Lukas to accept being an Aiedeo, a hereditary warrior queen charged with protecting the world.

The faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home

July 8, 2020
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
365 pages ; 24 cm
Craig, 2011 -- An estate by the sea, 1792-1805 -- Craig, 2013 -- Execution, 1810-1813 -- Craig, 2015 -- The captain, 1814-1829 -- Craig, 2016 -- The rest, 1830-1862 -- Craig, 2020 -- Away from the sea, 1863-2020 -- Darius, 2020.
"In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from... until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current day dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way." -- Provided by publisher.

The return

July 8, 2020
Harrison, Rachel, 1989- author.
viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
"Julie is missing, and the missing don't often return. But Elise knows Julie better than anyone, and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out there, and that one day she'll come back. She's right. Two years to the day that Julie went missing, she reappears with no memory of where she's been or what happened to her. Along with Molly and Mae, their two close friends from college, the women decide to reunite at the eccentric, remote Red Honey Inn. But the second Elise sees Julie, she knows something is wrong--she's emaciated, with sallow skin, chipped teeth and odd appetites. In so many ways, Julie seems to be the friend they all loved and lost. But in others, she seems to be a stranger. When bad weather traps them inside the hotel, tensions flare. Elise begins to hear scratching within the walls, to see the slither of shadows cast by nothing. And as the weekend unfurls, it becomes impossible to deny that the Julie who vanished two years ago is not the same Julie who came back. But then who--or what--is she?"--Provided by publisher.

American demon

July 8, 2020
Harrison, Kim, 1966- author.
xix, 473 pages ; 24 cm.
Series numeration from
"Welcome back to the Hollows"--Cover.
"What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world--and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear"-- Provided by publisher.

Hidden Salem

July 7, 2020
Hooper, Kay, author.
323 pages ; 24 cm
"Nellie Cavendish has very good reasons to seek out her roots, and not only because she has no memory of her mother and hardly knew the father who left her upbringing to paid caregivers. In the eight years since her twenty-first birthday, very odd things have begun to happen. Crows gather near her wherever she goes, electronics short out when she touches them, and when she's upset, really upset, it storms. At first, she chalked up the unusual happenings to coincidence, but that explanation doesn't begin to cover the vivid nightmares that torment her. She can no longer pretend to ignore them. She has to find out the truth. And the only starting point she has is a mysterious letter from her father delivered ten years after his death, insisting she go to a town called Salem and risk her life to stop some unnamed evil. Before her thirtieth birthday. As a longtime member of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit, Grayson Sheridan has learned not to be surprised by the unusual and the macabre--but Salem is different. Evidence of Satanic activities and the disappearance of three strangers to the town are what brought Salem to the attention of the SCU, and when Gray arrives to find his undercover partner vanished, he knows that whatever's hiding in the seemingly peaceful town is deadly. But what actually hides in the shadows and secrets of Salem is unlike anything the agents have ever encountered."--Provided by publisher.

The sinner

July 1, 2020
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2020.
xi, 498 pages ; 24 cm
Series numeration from author's website.
Syn takes another hit job and crosses the path of the vampire race's new enemy and a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Butch O'Neal is the Dhestroyer, supposedly fulfilling the prophecy that forces the end of the Omega.

If these wings could fly

July 1, 2020
McCauley, Kyrie, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, [2020]
383 pages ; 22 cm
In Auburn, Pennsylvania, a farming community overrun with crows, high school senior Leighton struggles to keep herself and her sisters safe from their abusive father even as she starts a relationship.

The deep

July 1, 2020
Katsu, Alma, author.
420 pages ; 24 cm
"Surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Annie takes a job as a nurse on the Britannic before encountering a fellow survivor who forces her to reckon with past demons."- Provided by publisher.

Bears behaving badly

July 1, 2020
Davidson, MaryJanice, author.
377 pages ; 18 cm
"Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl's secrets if she's to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission...Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette's work with at-risk teen shifters, but he's not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn't just threaten the kids, but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens."--Publisher.

I see you so close : a novel

July 1, 2020
Dressler, Mylène, 1963- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2020.
257 pages ; 22 cm
"Emma Rose Finnis has never made peace with her death . . . or with her ghostly afterlife. Finally free from the mansion she haunted for more than a hundred years, she takes on a new, daring form, one that allows her to pass for living among the citizens of the remote Sierra Nevada town of White Bar. But the town is hiding its own deadly truth, buried in its Gold Rush past. As the sleepy town's secrets come to life, they inevitably bring Emma Rose's past back to haunt her."--Provided by publisher.

Smoke bitten

July 1, 2020
Briggs, Patricia, author.
343 pages : map ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Storm cursed.
"Shapeshifting mechanic Mercy Thompson will face a threat unlike any other. . . . I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only "superpowers" are that I turn into a thirty-five-pound coyote and I can fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them. Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill--until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill, wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived. Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything--even kill the person you love the most. It is here, in the Tri-Cities, in my territory. It won't--can't--remain. Not if I have anything to say about it"-- Provided by publisher.

Crave the moon

July 1, 2020
Handeland, Lori.
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin] : Lori Handeland, [2016]
324 pages ; 21 cm.
Date and publishing information from Amazon.
Prepared to hate the man who has bought her family's ranch, Gina O'Neil instead finds herself powerfully drawn to archaeologist Mateo Mecate when he needs her help in destroying a centuries old evil he unwittingly released while researching her family's past.

The immortal conquistador

March 12, 2020
Vaughn, Carrie, author.
184 pages ; 21 cm
Portions of this work were first published in Subterranean Online and Asimov's Science Fiction.
"Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new one, as a renegade vampire.For over five hundred years, Ricardo has upset the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off evil werewolves. Life for a vampire is always long, but for Rick, it is never uncomplicated. "--Publisher description.

Sharks in the time of saviors

March 11, 2020
Washburn, Kawai Strong, 1980- author.
New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
376 pages ; 22 cm
In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoa's family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods, a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaii with tragic consequences they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.

We ride upon sticks

March 11, 2020
Barry, Quan, author.
366 pages ; 25 cm
"Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza (whose bleached blond "Claw" sees and knows all), the Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society's stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship."--Provided by publisher.

Forced perspectives

March 9, 2020
Powers, Tim, 1952- author.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"A Baen Books original"--Title page verso.
"Why did Cecil B. DeMille really bury the Pharaoh's Palace set after he filmed The Ten Commandments in 1923? An unholy power was afoot and it had to be stopped or at least delayed. Now fugitive federal agents, Sebastian Vickery and Ingrid Castine, both sensitive to the ghosts that haunt the modern Los Angeles highways, find themselves plunged into the supernatural secrets of Los Angeles - from Satanic indie movies of the '60s, to the unqiet La Brea Tar Pits at midnight, to the haunted Sunken City off the coast of San Pedro seeking to rise again. Vickery and Castine may be old hands at dealing with the spirit world of L.A., but they have never been in a purusit so deadly with the stakes so high. For, if a ghost-addicted Silicon Valley guru has his way, the lost souls of a million Angelenoscould be drawn into the creation of a new and predatory World God. It's a god that is guaranteed to bring about the end of life as we know it - and Vickery and Castine are all that stand between the god and California-sized destruction."-- Provided by publisher.

Chain of gold

March 6, 2020
Clare, Cassandra, author.
582 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows-- with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale have listened to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London-- along with a remorseless and inescapable plague. James believes he has found love in the mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes, dark and incredible powers are revealed-- as well as the true cruel price of being a hero. -- adapted from jacket

When we were magic

March 6, 2020
Gailey, Sarah, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2020.
344 pages ; 22 cm
When Alexis accidentally kills a classmate on prom night using magic, her best friends Roya, Iris, Paulie, Marcelina, and Maryam join in using their powers to try to set things right.

Carved from stone and dream

March 5, 2020
Frohock, Teresa, author.
ix, 356 pages ; 21 cm
"February 1939: Catalonia has fallen. Los Nefilim is in retreat. With the Nationalist forces hard on their heels, the members of Los Nefilim--Spanish Nephilim that possess the power to harness music and light in the supernatural war between the angels and daimons--make a desperate run for the French border. Diago Alvarez, a singular being of angelic and daimonic descent, follows Guillermo and a small group of nefilim through the Pyrenees, where the ice is as treacherous as postwar loyalties--both can kill with a single slip. When a notebook of Los Nefilim's undercover operatives falls into a traitor's hands, Diago and Guillermo risk their lives to track it down. As they uncover a pocket realm deep within the Pyrenees, Diago discovers his family is held hostage. Faced with an impossible choice: betray Los Nefilim, or watch his family die, Diago must nurture the daimonic song he has so long denied in order to save those he loves" -- Publisher.

The darkest king

March 4, 2020
Showalter, Gena, author.
Toronto, Ontario : HQN, [2020]
414 pages ; 24 cm
Series numeration from
"A merciless prince feared by all... Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love -- murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he's condemned to a string of one-night stands -- until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free. A rare creature of myth and power... One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday "Sunny" Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch -- and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes... Both forever doomed? At war with his brother, Lucifer, and determined to become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist the irreverent beauty who threatens his future. But every day Sunny tempts him more, his hunger for her unmatched. Will he risk his heart -- and his life -- or will the curse ensure his end?" -- Provided by publisher.

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