New urban fantasy that look interesting. I hadn't really heard much about these:
The Better to Hold You by Alisa Sheckley (Feb 24th, 2009)
"Manhattan veterinarian Abra Barrow has more sense about animals than she does about men. So when her adored journalist husband returns from a research trip in Romania and starts pacing their apartment like a caged wolf, Abra agrees to move with him to a rural mansion upstate.
But while there are perks to her new life, particularly in the bedroom, Abra soon discovers that nothing in the bucolic town of Northside is what it seems. The local tavern serves a dangerous, predatory underworld. Her husband has developed feral new appetites and a roving eye, and his lack of humanity isn't enitrely emotional. And the other woman really is what Abra feels like calling her.
As the moon waxes full, Abra must choose between trusting the man she married, taking a chance on a seductive stranger...or following her own animal instincts."
Moonburn by Alisa Sheckley (May 19th, 2009)
The sequel to The Better to Hold You:
"Life in Northside gets a whole lot more complicated, as Abra starts getting wolfish between full moons, and builders working on Old Scolder mountain accidentally cut into an ancient crossroads between dimensions."
Death's Daughter by Amber Benson (Feb 24th, 2009)
"Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss...But when her father—who happens to be Death himself—is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle— only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first. "
Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict (April 28th, 2009)
"Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real—and where death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you.
But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she’s closing up shop—until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover.
And he won’t take no for an answer."
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland (June 23rd, 2009)
"When Homicide Detective Kara Gillian finds traces of arcane power on a body, she quickly realizes that this is no ordinary murder. The serial killer known as the Symbol Man is a nightmare that Beaulac, Louisiana thought had ended three years ago, but now he's back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he is well-versed in demonic lore.
However, Kara is a Summoner of Demons, and may be the only cop on the city's small force who can stop the killer. Able to see and interact with a world most people can't, Kara soon discovers that the Symbol Man is also a summoner, one who seeks to gather enough arcane potential to summon a Demonic Lord--a potent entity who, if bound, would give the killer nearly unlimited power.
But Kara has encountered this Demonic Lord before and has been unwillingly marked as the Lord's own. With the aid of an FBI agent who may be more than he seems, Kara must stop the killer and keep the Lord from being summoned, all while defying the same Lord's demands that she call him to her--an action that could bring new and terrible meaning to the phrase "Hell on Earth." "
Originally posted on janicu.vox.com