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Urban fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. ... A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.

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Kelley Armstrong
Description: Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage.
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chuck Wendig
Description: When she hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and foresees his brutal murder, Miriam Black, who knows when people will die, must fight for her own life while she tries to save him.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It's also home to a thriving 'eldritch community' of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the 'Seven Deadlies' while functioning as Hel's agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Description: MacKayla 'Mac' Lane is on the hunt for answers in Ireland after her sister is mysteriously and brutally murdered. With the ability to peer into the realm of the Fae she closes in on the truth, she realizes there is far more at stake than bringing the killer to justice.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: Verity Price, who has been trained from birth as a cryptozoologist--a monster hunter--attempts to pursue a career in professional ballroom dance, but dangerous cryptids and an enemy operative keep getting in the way.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Kat Richardson
Description: Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise. When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Laurell K Hamilton
Description: Introduces the character of Anita Blake, a young necromancer and vampire hunter, who is assigned by the master vampire of the city of St. Louis to find out who is killing the city's vampires and why they are doing it.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Jeaniene Frost
Description: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield pursues the undead with a vengeance in the hope that one of her prey will be the father who ruined her mother's life, but her plans go awry when she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter.
Call Number: FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kevin Hearne
Description: Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Carrie Vaughn
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Annie Bellet
Description: "Jade Crow is a sorceress hiding from the most powerful sorcerer in the world: her ex-boyfriend. Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho, hiding from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers--her ex-boyfriend Samir. Yet when dark powers threaten her friends' lives, Jade must save them by using magic. But as soon as she does, her nemesis will find her and she won't be able to stand up against him when he comes. This is the collection of the first four volumes of the Hugo Award nominated series: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; and Hunting Season"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Ilona Andrews
Description: Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Patricia Briggs
Description: Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Rob Thurman
Call Number: FIC Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
Description: Working as a sideshow gladiator in Hell after being snatched by demons at the age of nineteen, James Stark escapes and returns to Los Angeles, where he plots to destroy the magic circle that stole his life.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Faith Hunter
Description: "Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires--and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a poerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real 'ladies of the night,' and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission or else the next skin she'll need to save may be her own."--p. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chloe Neill
Description: When Merit, a twenty-seven-year-old grad student, accidentally becomes a vampire, she finds herself sucked into a whole new world as she is initiated into Cadogan House, one of the oldest vampire houses in the United States. Unfortunately, Cadogan House is being blamed for some bad behavior with humans and it looks like a war might be on the way.
Call Number: FIC Nei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Simon R. Green
Description: "John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines."--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Gail Carriger
Description: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jim Butcher
Description: 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.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Richelle Mead
Description: "When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny.--Excerpted from summary on book.
Call Number: FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Yasmine Galenorn
Description: Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, they're savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Lilith Saintcrow
Description: "When the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call? The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. The Catch: How do you kill something that can't die?"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Anne Bishop
Description: Enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Call Number: FIC Bis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
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Bitten
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
Blackbirds
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Moon Called
Patricia Briggs
FIC Bri
Dark Currents : Agent Of Hel
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Nightlife
Rob Thurman
FIC Thu
Darkfever [Audiobook]
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
FIC Mon
Sandman Slim [Audiobook]
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
FIC Kad
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
Skinwalker
Faith Hunter
FIC Hun
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Some Girls Bite
Chloe Neill
FIC Nei
Greywalker
Kat Richardson
FIC Ric
Something From The Nightside
Simon R. Green
FIC Gre
Guilty Pleasures
Laurell K Hamilton
FIC Ham
Soulless
Gail Carriger
FIC Car
Halfway To The Grave
Jeaniene Frost
FIC Fro
Storm Front
Jim Butcher
FIC But
Hounded
Kevin Hearne
FIC Hea
Succubus Blues
Richelle Mead
FIC Mea
Kitty And The Midnight Hour
Carrie Vaughn
FIC Vau
Witchling
Yasmine Galenorn
FIC Gal
Level Grind
Annie Bellet
FIC Bel
Working For The Devil
Lilith Saintcrow
FIC Sai
Magic Bites
Ilona Andrews
FIC And
Written In Red : A Novel Of The Others
Anne Bishop
FIC Bis