New Releases in Urban Fantasy 5/1/19

Title: Storm of Locusts

Author: Rebecca Roanhorse

Blurb: It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she’s lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan power.

Then the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre, Caleb, have fallen in with a mysterious cult, led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust. The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer, but Maggie suspects there’s more to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye. She vows to track down the White Locust, then rescue Kai and make things right between them.

Her search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outside. With the aid of a motley collection of allies, Maggie must battle body harvesters, newborn casino gods and, ultimately, the White Locust himself. But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected, and Kai might not need rescuing after all. When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed, Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends, and herself, will be pushed to the breaking point, and not everyone will survive.


Title: Storm Cursed

Author: Patrician Briggs

Blurb: My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
 
And a coyote shapeshifter.
 
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
 
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.
 
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe.  As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
 
But we are pack, and we have given our word. 
 
We will die to keep it.


Title: Agents of Mayhem

Author: TR Cameron

Blurb: New city, new troubles. It’s going to take all the magic Special Agent Diana Sheen can gather to keep the peace.

But will it be enough?

Diana runs a secret Federal agency that combats magic mixed with wicked. Her team cleans up the worst streets, disguised as bounty hunters.

Challenge #1 is a small troll and his ongoing obsession with action films. Good thing he’s a helluva fighter too.

Still, is it enough? Dark magic has a new twist born from an ancient cult and they’re playing for keeps.

Good thing Agent Sheen knows how to play rough.

It’s all in a day’s work at the secret bureau of the Federal Agents of Magic.


Title: Ghosts of Gotham

Author: Craig Schaefer

Blurb: Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But the shrewd Regina Dunkle offers more than money. It’s a pact. Fulfill her request, and Lionel’s own notorious buried past, one he’s been running from since he was a child, will remain hidden.

As Lionel’s quest begins, so do the warnings. And where rare books go, murder follows. It’s only when Lionel meets enigmatic stranger Madison Hannah, his personal usher into the city’s secret history, that he realizes he’s being guided by a force more powerful than logic…and that he isn’t just following a story. He is the story.

Now that the true purpose of his mission is revealing itself in the most terrifying ways, it may finally be time for Lionel to believe in the unbelievable.


Title: Demon Slayer

Author: Linsey Hall

Blurb: Got a demon that needs killing? I’m your girl. 

So, I’m in trouble. Big trouble. I’m a demon slayer, and one of those suckers has escaped. Even worse, it knows my secret… that I’m a Dragon Blood, able to create new magic and kick some serious butt with it.

If anyone finds out what I am, I’ll be hunted down like a dog and used by the magical government. No way I want to become their guinea pig. So I’ve got to catch that demon. Fast.

Things get complicated when I start clashing with a sexy AF bounty hunter. His name’s Declan, and we’re after the same demon. Bounty hunters are my enemy, and this stupidly hot fallen angel keeps getting in my way.

The only way to save the city–and myself–is to team up with Declan. I have two goals: don’t kill him & don’t screw him. Both easier said than done, since self control isn’t really my thing. But it’s a race against time to catch the demon, and there’s no way in hell I’ll fail at that.

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