Oct. 23 - Limited parking at Standley Lake Library today due to parking lot repairs.
New Arrivals - Paranormal Fiction
A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson.
Hired on as the mechanic for a traveling troupe of musicians, Tempest, gifted with the ability to communicate with animals, is astounded to discover an overpowering attraction to the troupe's leader, the sensual Darius.
Deacon's sister Melanie calls him terrified so he goes to help her. He finds a scared young woman gripped by what she insists is a paranormal nightmare and murder. Two men have been killed and Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols and the town are on edge, especially because of how bizarrely the men died. Her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have abilities Trinity finds hard to believe. Things are growing stranger by the minute.
Vulnerable on her own against the Elder Races, Tess, on the run from her former employer, takes a position as the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demsne, which offers her the protection she needs but also brings about a dangerous attraction she doesn't want.
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage until he met the woman he was sworn to protect.
As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
Sparks erupt when Sedona Snow, who manages a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow Island with her faithful sidekick, Lyle, and who is trying to put her tragic past behind her, catches the attention of a new Guild boss in town.
Alexandria Houton will sacrifice anything--even her life--to protect her orphaned little brother. When both encounter an unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex can only cry to heaven for their deliverance, and out of the darkness swoops Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious, than any other creature of the night.
"When Connor's family moves to Amity, a secluded house on the peaceful banks of New England's Concord River, his nights are plagued with gore-filled dreams of demons. destruction, and revenge. Dreams he kind of likes. Dreams he could make real, with Amity's help. Ten years later, Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start. Instead, she's haunted by lurid visions, disturbing voices, and questions about her own sanity. But with her history, who would ever believe her? And what could be done if they did? Because Amity isn't just a house. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a violent end as she's done before. As she'll do again. And again."--Provided by publisher.
Tavia is an Earthbound: a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth. A rival faction has created a virus that is literally wiping the planet out of existence. Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this, along with her eternal lover, Logan. They are rescued and taken to the Curatoria, an Earthbound faction that Tavia doesn't trust. There, she's told that she can save the Earth. But, as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her relationship with Logan.
Art restorer Felicity "Fil" Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful, and powerfully hot, immortal warrior, who promptly saves her life from a cultist set on destroying them both. Suddenly "chiseled good looks" takes on a whole new meaning...
Young mistress of illusion Savannah Dubrinsky resists the almost-supernatural attraction she feels for Gregori, a legendary Carpathian healer called "The Dark One."
For American Stephanie Cahill, Bella Vista is a new beginning, a chance to put her painful past behind her. Yet, from the moment the first body is discovered at the site of an archaeological dig, Stephanie feels as if she's being watched, followed, studied,.hunted. Archaeologist Grant Peterson senses something odd about this dig, something that has him locking his door at night. And now, the echoes of a burial site's ancient legend can be found in the chilling signature of a killer on the loose, as one by one, young women start disappearing, only to be found horribly mutilated. The powerful attraction between Stephanie and Grant is a complication neither can afford as they are pulled into a desperate race against time to keep Stephanie from joining the ranks of the missing. For nothing in Bella Vista is what it seems. No one can be trusted. And those closest to Stephanie may prove the most dangerous of all.
Odd Thomas journeys through California and Nevada after a vision about the murders of three children, an effort throughout which he befriends a series of eccentric helpers who become allies in a battle against a sociopath and a network of killers.
"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.
Dr. Lily Whitney has been recruited by her father to help conduct a government experiment studying the psychic ability of an elite group of soldiers. Blesed with the gift herself, Lily is fascinated by the study, and intensely drawn to one of its difficult subjects--the broodind Captain Ryland Miller. When the experiment goes awry, and her father is murdered, Lily will need Ryland to help catch the killer. But Ryland is weary about trusting a scientist, even if his connection to Lily is too strong to resist.
At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Penelope Tredwell's sinister stories into motion pictures. With Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only thirteen-year-old Penny can uncover the cause.
Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude (not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer) James Stark aka Sandman Slim has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya: the old gods. But their imminent invasion is only one of Stark's problems right now. LA is descending into chaos, and a new evil, the Wildfire Ripper, is stalking the city.
Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.
In a surreal portrait of contemporary society run amok, Isserley spends her life picking up hitchhikers, a diverse array of trailer trash, graduate students, thugs, and philosophers, whose only interest for Isserley is whether they have families and whether they have muscles.
A childhood friend of Odd Thomas has disappeared and the worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents, to communicate with the dead, to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body: he encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning and spirals into a vortex of terror. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not. For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.
The Hardy boys' investigation of a museum robbery in England arouses the anger of a coven of black witches.
Last week the vampiric virus invaded Manhattan. This week-- the world! Eph and his small team set out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters-- while his now blood-crazed ex-wife is stalking the city, looking for their young son.
"In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse: her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between"--From publisher description.
"Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she's determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He's been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she's been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it...Dante doesn't know what Cassie's story is. He almost doesn't care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there's more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn't the only one to notice. He can't trust her, but he can't stay away--and if he wants to learn her secrets, he's going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive..."--P.  of cover.