Bass, Elizabeth: A Letter to Three Witches
(Kensington 978-1496734327, $15.95, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
Paranormal romantic comedy. Romance problems make three witches lose control over the magic their family is forbidden to use.
Braffet, Kelly: The Broken Tower
(Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-3179-7, $27.99, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
Fantasy novel, second and final in the Barrier Lands series begun in The Unwilling.
Castro, V.: Mestiza Blood
(Flame Tree Press US 978-1787586185, $24.95, 208pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, January 25, 2022)
Collection of 14 horror about the Chicana experience.
Chen, Mike: Light Years from Home
(Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-1173-7, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
An alien abductee reappears 15 years later, in danger from the FBI and an extraterrestrial army.
Daley, Sarah J.: Obsidian
(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-940-7, $14.99, 343pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 25, 2022)
Fantasy novel. Wanted criminal and witch Shade Nox needs to raise a Veil to protect her people in the Wastes, but the Brotherhood that controls Veils are determined to stop her.
Faherty, JG: The Wakening
(Flame Tree Press US 9781787585911, $26.95, 384pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, January 25, 2022)
Horror novel. A team of paranormal investigators, a priest, and a defrocked priest with a dark secret join forces to combat of a vengeful ancient demon, and the evil spreading throughout a small New York town.
Fleming, Colin: If You [ ]: Fabula, Fantasy, F**kery, Hope
(Dzanc Books 978-1-950539-21-5, $16.95, 200pp, formats: trade paperback, January 25, 2022)
Collection of short stories, some with fantasy elements.
Golden, Christopher: Road of Bones
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-27430-4, $28.99, 240pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
Thriller/horror novel. A film crew in Siberia, documenting a road where hundreds of thousands of prisoners were buried, run into angry supernatural forces.
Koontz, Dean: Quicksilver
(Amazon/Thomas & Mercer 978-1542019880, $28.99, 366pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
Thriller/horror novel. “Strange magnetism” compels Quinn Quicksilver to take a frightening road trip through the Sonoran Desert.
Onyebuchi, Tochi: Goliath
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-78295-3, $26.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
SF novel transporting the Biblical tale to a future New Haven, Connecticut, where an extraterrestrial hopes to reconnect with his lover.
Vane, Milla: A Dance of Smoke and Steel
(Penguin Random House/Jove 978-0-593197189, $7.99, 400pp, formats: paperback, ebook, January 25, 2022)
Post-apocalyptic barbarian fantasy romance novel, third in the series A Gathering of Dragons. The author also writes as Meljean Brook.
Windwalker, Cassondra: Hold My Place
(Vesuvian/Black Spot Books 9781645481003, $15.95, 168pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 25, 2022)
Horror novel. Librarian Sigrun falls for a married man whose wife suddenly dies — as did three other of his prior loves, and Sigrun finds her identity merging with theirs.
Zoboi, Ibi: Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler
(Penguin Random House/Dutton 978-0-399-18738-4, $16.99, 128pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)
Middle-grade biography in poetry and prose, looking at the young life of Octavia E. Butler.