New Arrivals - Paranormal Fiction
Paranormal investigators. Occult detectives. Ghost hunters. Monster fighters. Humans who unravel uncanny crimes and solve psychic puzzles; sleuths with supernatural powers of their own who provide services far beyond those normal gumshoes, shamuses, and Sherlocks can. When vampires, werewolves, and things that go "bump" in the night are part of your world, criminals can be as inhuman as the crimes they commit, and magic can seep into the mundane - those who solve the mysteries, bring justice, or even save the world itself, might utter spells, wield wands as well as firearms, or simply use their powers of deduction. Some of the best tales of the last decade from top authors of the 21st century's most popular genres take you down mean streets and into strange crime scenes in this fantastic compilation.
When Allie follows the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from a psychotic vampire, she returns to her birthplace in New Covington and what she finds there may change the world forever.
An immortal half-breed Darkyn, Beaumaris of York is assigned to protect brilliant archaeologist Dr. Alys Stuart and together they must stop mankind's greed for immortality from sparking a war between mortals and Darkyns after she discovers a powerful Templar artifact.
When Olivia James receives a phone call just after midnight, she recognizes her brother's voice. But there's a problem: her brother's been dead for the past nine weeks. Moving back to her old childhood home in Tennessee--the place where her brother has just died--her young daughter Teddy seems troubled, telling her mother that she's being visited by a menacing ghost. When another tragic death occurs and her daughter disappears, Olivia must confront the demonic force that has cursed her family.
"Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Being a vampire is a life-or-death situation. When I was first turned, I had only my survival to worry about. Now I'm locked in a battle for the existence of the entire human race--and the cards are definitely stacked against me. The Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement headquarters are destroyed, and their pet horror, the Oracle, is on the loose. She'll stop at nothing to turn the world into a vampire's paradise, even if it means helping the Soul Eater become a god and harnessing his power for her own evil ends. An ancient vampire, a blood-sucking near deity and oh, yeah, my presently human former sire thrown into the mix. I say bring it on. May the best monster win.
Fifteen-year-old Izzy, who comes from a long line of monster hunters, investigates a series of hauntings at her new high school.
"Anya may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost"--From publisher description.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic--and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID. Then they're assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered--her body charred to cinders--Mikani and Ritsuko's modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it's clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it's up to them to hunt him down. There's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything.
When Sam Thornton is sent to collect the soul of a young woman accused of murdering her whole family, he, believing that the woman is innocent of the horrific crime that has doomed her to Hell, refuses to do the Devil's bidding.
My father always said fear was a weakness. Well, that's easy to say when you don't have to worry about vampire slayers or holy water. I hate fear, but undead life goes on. In the two months since I was attacked in the hospital morgue and turned into a vampire, I've killed my evil sire, Cyrus, fallen in love with my new sire, Nathan, and have even gotten used to drinking blood. Just when things are finally returning to normal--as normal as they can be when sunlight can kill you--Nathan becomes possessed. And then he slaughters an innocent human. Now it's my job to find Nathan before the Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement does, because they're just waiting for an excuse to terminate him--and anyone foolish enough to help him. But it gets worse. It turns out that Nathan's been possessed by one of the most powerful and wicked vampires alive--the Soul Eater. And who knows what vile plan he's concocted?
Alisa's memories have been lost. She and her friends are searching for a sacred artifact which is an ancient veil that may hold the key to mankind's salvation.
"Jim Rook, remedial English teacher and psychic, knows it?s going to be a bad day. He nearly runs over someone dressed entirely in black ? but why did they walk right in the middle of the college driveway? And who just walks off into the fog after nearly being run over? But when a splash of blood appears on a questionnaire Jim realizes that his day isn?t going to be merely bad: it?s going to be the day from hell. Perhaps quite literally"--P.  of jacket.
In exchange for protection under Prince Anton, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe agree to use their skills as seers to solve a series of bizarre deaths, forcing them to navigate a dark and mysterious world where they discover they have more power than they could have ever imagined.
"When Kylie's most powerful enemy returns to destroy her once and for all, there's only one way to stop him: to step into her full powers and make a stunning transformation that will amaze everyone around her"--From publisher description.
As Fernie and Gustav battle the Shadow Eater, who seeks The Nightmare Vault for his master, the evil Lord Obsidian, Fernie learns about Gustav's mysterious past and just what happened to his missing parents.
"As the leader of the Blackpaw werewolf pack, Nick Jenner had spent years protecting his people from dark outside forces. When the victim of a feral drifter turns up on Blackpaw territory, he thinks nothing of bringing her home while her attacker is hunted down and destroyed. But Jenner soon finds that nothing about his alluring new houseguest is what it seems. Mia D'Alessandro, a dark beauty with abilities she would rather forget, was mortified to find herself the victim of a man she thought she could trust. As the full moon approaches, his bite will unleash an inner wolf that can destroy her unless she bonds with a pack. But the darkness now stalking her threatens to destroy far more, including her strong, silent guardian."-- P.  of cover.
After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson takes a job as a nanny to five pugs in the Oregon wilderness. She meets Peter Faa, who, a member of the Watch tracking a murderer and his own estranged family of Travellers, changes her life forever.
"Fifteen-year-old Lucy discovers that she is a chantress who can perform magic by singing, and the only one who can save England from the control of the dangerous Lord Protector"--Provided by publisher.
An original member of the League of the Black Swan, Manhattan investigator Luke Oliver is drawn back into his own cursed past while working for a new client, which places the life of the only woman he has ever loved in great danger.
Targeted by a disabled former spy for the Crown who wrongly believes she is blackmailing his sister, Beatrice Lockwood offers her assistance in tracking down the real culprit and eventually falls for the spy, only to find herself hunted by a mad scientist who would resurrect a dead lover.
Detective Inspector Cass Jones investigates three murders in economically-ravaged London, the third involving the supposed murder-suicide of his brother, sister-in-law and nephew, but becomes a suspect himself when he suggests they were killed by another person.