Contemporary Fantasy
June 2017
 
Storm front
by Jim Butcher

A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts. 
Midnight crossroad
by Charlaine Harris

The first book in a new trilogy from the best-selling author behind the Sookie Stackhouse series describes what happens in Midnight, Texas, a dried-up, one traffic light town when a mysterious new resident, Manfred Bernardo, moves in.
Midnight Riot
by Ben Aaronovitch

When his ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates paranormal crimes, Probationary Constable Peter Grant is drawn into a world where an ancient evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of murder and dark magic. 
Every heart a doorway
by Seanan McGuire

Sent away to a home for children who have tumbled into fantastical other worlds and are looking for ways to return, Nancy triggers dark changes among her fellow schoolmates and resolves to expose the truth when a child dies under suspicious magical circumstances. By the best-selling author of the InCryptid series.
The invisible library
by Genevieve Cogman

An undercover librarian who works for an occult organization that collects books from different realities must determine what happened to a particularly dangerous book that has been stolen and becomes mired in a mystery infused with peril and conflicting clues. 
Moon called
by Patricia Briggs

While trying to live a so-called normal existence, mechanic Mercy Thompson, a shapeshifter raised by werewolves, gets into trouble with the gremlins, witches, and vampires with whom she deals on a daily basis.
Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction. 
Harmony Black
by Craig Schaefer

Harmony Black is a special agent for the FBI, a practicing witch, and an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to fight against supernatural threats. Harmony is called upon to be part of a team taking on the Bogeyman, a vicious and elusive figure that destroyed her childhood.
The everything box
by Richard Kadrey

An angel, poised to destroy the last remnants of humanity in 22000 BC, discovers that he's lost the device set to end it all until it turns up in the hands of a thief of magical objects in 2015.
Last call at the Nightshade Lounge : a novel of magic and mixology
by Paul Krueger

A recent college graduate and demon, Bailey Chen, meets up with an old high school friend, Zane, who introduces her to his monster-fighting bartender friends, who hunt evil creatures by night with magically-mixed cocktails that grant the imbiber superpowers. Includes cocktail recipes.
An unattractive vampire
by Jim McDoniel

After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he's just too ugly-modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible.
The motion of puppets
by Keith Donohue

An adaptation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth follows the experiences of a Quebec translator whose acrobat wife takes shelter in a mysterious toy shop, only to be turned into a puppet and placed in a magical circle of similarly transformed puppets who come to life at night and struggle to regain human form. By the author of The Boy Who Drew Monsters.
The last days of magic
by Mark L Tompkins

Negotiating a fragile peace among the warring clans of the human and faerie worlds, the goddess Aisling is confronted by the forces of the Vatican and England, who have directed a clandestine student of forbidden magic to lead a war to drive all magical forces from the world.
A city dreaming
by Daniel Polansky

An ageless drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples and the ability to bend reality to his will, M, coming back to New York City after a long absence, finds himself in the middle of a powerful struggle between the elegant White Queen of Manhattan and Brooklyn's hip, free-spirited Red Queen that forces him to call in every favor to stop them.

All the birds in the sky
by Charlie Anders

Reunited as adults in the hipster mecca San Francisco as the planet falls apart around them, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.


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