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Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Stephen Graham Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781982186616
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • December 12th, 2019, Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings, in this riveting sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Graham Jones. Four years after her tumultuous senior year, Jade Daniels is released from prison right before Christmas when her conviction is overturned. But life beyond bars takes a dangerous turn as soon as she returns to Proofrock. Convicted Serial Killer, Dark Mill South, seeking revenge for thirty-eight Dakota men hanged in 1862, escapes from his prison transfer due to a blizzard, just outside of Proofrock, Idaho. Dark Mill South’s Reunion Tour began on December 12th, 2019, a Thursday. Thirty-six hours and twenty bodies later, on Friday the 13th, it would be over. Don’t Fear the Reaper is the page-turning sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Michelle Muto
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1466441828
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  • Genre : Books
  • Grief-stricken by the murder of her twin, Keely Morrison is convinced suicide is her ticket to eternal peace and a chance to reunite with her sister. When Keely succeeds in taking her own life, she discovers death isn't at all what she expected. Instead, she's trapped in a netherworld on Earth and her only hope for reconnecting with her sister and navigating the afterlife is a bounty-hunting reaper and a sardonic, possibly unscrupulous, demon. But when the demon offers Keely her greatest temptation-revenge on her sister's murderer-she must uncover his motives and determine who she can trust. Because, as Keely soon learns, both reaper and demon are keeping secrets and she fears the worst is true-that her every decision will change how, and with whom, she spends eternity.

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    Fear the Reaper
  • Author : David Simms
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A psychologist unearths America’s darkest secret through the terrors of an asylum in 1933 Virginia, where the elite aim to eliminate millions of "unfit" citizens. The truths that have been erased from history come to life in this thriller about the nation's ugly and forgotten chapter. Still haunted by the death of this wife and son during childbirth, psychologist and WWI vet Samuel Taylor accepts a position at Western Valley Hospital. Superintendent Joseph Dejarnette leads the movement to purify humanity by exterminating anyone the Society, led by the kings of industry, deemed to be "defective" or "unfit". Sam discovers that his testing often condemns patients simply for being less than the new "American" ideal, yet he learns he cannot quit his job. Dejarnette desires Sam to be his right hand at the asylum but warns him that Sam’s deaf brother and new immigrant girlfriend have already been labeled as unfit by the new masterminds of eugenics. Sam begins to question his sanity as the mysteries of the area emerge from the shadows, compelling him to dig deeper into the horrors of the movement, realizing how complicit he is in the deaths around him. Experiments beyond his worst nightmares occur daily, as citizens from neighboring towns begin disappearing at a frightening rate. Sam devises a bold plan to escape and unleash the truth, but learns that Dejarnette’s tendrils reach into every major American city. The proof he ultimately uncovers may doom everyone he holds close while influencing the world's most heinous act in history.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : R. E. Bond
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0645405450
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  • Genre : Books
  • Everything I've ever known has been a lie.From my family history, to the very reason I ended up on the streets as a kid.There was only one person I ever trusted completely.I'll never trust him again.Archer Hendricks is everything I despise and crave.I've never loved and hated someone so much in my entire life.Too bad my heart didn't get the memo that he's the devil.Archer's not the young boy I fell in love with when I was a child.He's the leader of the Reapers of Chaos crew, and he only sees me as a possession.He doesn't love me, he just doesn't want Axel to have me, and he's keeping secrets.I'm going to set everything of his on fire and watch the docks burn at my feet.I know Rory and Jade will stand beside me while we watch the smoke billow into the night sky.I just hope I can stand my ground and forget he was ever a part of my soul.My friendships are fragile and I'm starting to break.I've learned to only rely on myself no matter what, but it might push me over the edge.Especially if the Shadow Kings get their hands on me.I'm a dead woman walking.My name's Lexi Bryant, and I never claimed to be good.I'm about to wreak havoc on the only man I've ever loved.

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    Beat the Reaper
  • Author : Josh Bazell
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316040303
  • Reader Reviews : 136
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room. Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person . . . Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive. To get through the next eight hours-and somehow beat the reaper. Spattered in adrenaline-fueled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, Beat the Reaper is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.

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    Year Of The Reaper
  • Author : Makiia Lucier
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780358272038
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “I love the magic Lucier weaves through this dark yet hopeful tale. I devoured it in one sitting!” --Kristin Cashore, author of the New York Times bestselling Graceling Realm books "A beautifully crafted novel containing everything I love in an epic fantasy: complex characters and relationships, excellent world building, and a compelling story full of twists and turns." --Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim and Warrior Bards series A rich and captivating YA standalone fantasy that's perfect for fans of Brigid Kemmerer, Rachel Hartman, and Naomi Novik, from the writer whose stories have been called “brilliant” (Booklist), “masterful” (Horn Book), and “breathtaking” (School Library Journal), comes a captivating new standalone fantasy. In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a young lord is determined to discover the truth behind a mysterious attempt to assassinate the young queen. Three years ago, young Lord Cassia disappeared in the midst of war. Since then, a devastating illness has swept the land, leaving countless dead and a kingdom forever altered. Having survived war and plague, Cas, now eighteen, wants only to return to his home in the mountains and forget past horrors. But home is not what he remembers. His castle has become a refuge for the royal court. And they have brought their enemies with them. An assassin targets those closest to the queen, drawing Cas into a search for a killer. With the help of a historian-in-training named Lena, he soon realizes that who is behind the attacks is far less important than why. Cas and Lena must look to the past, following the trail of a terrible secret—one that could threaten the kingdom’s newfound peace and plunge it back into war.

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    Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Jami Gray
  • Publisher : Celtic Moon Press
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781948884587
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hunt the hunter and reap what you sow… The world didn't end in fire and explosions, instead after an intensifying panic of disease, food shortages, wild weather, and floundering economies, it collapsed like slow falling dominoes, until what remained of humanity battles for survival in a harsh new reality. Years ago, Lilith, the infamous queen of the Rocky Mountain Territory, paid a hell of a price when she agreed to a devil’s bargain to keep her secrets safe. Despite her past sacrifices, her carefully crafted world is on the verge of destruction when a ghost from her past forces her to work with the man who walked away. Reaper, the intimidating leader of Fate’s Vultures, once thought he had everything, then it stormed out of his door without looking back. Swearing to never again put his life on the line for another’s ambitions, he spent years building a formidable reputation. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to stop the bounty hunters nipping at his heels and forcing him and the Vultures to seek help from the one person no one expects—Lilith, the woman he once loved. To exact retribution on a common enemy and secure a future for each other and those they’ve sworn to protect, Lilith and Reaper must navigate a shared minefield of past betrayals and broken promises…before it all goes to hell. ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** Dare to find out why readers are binging on this complete post-apocalyptic romance series from Jami Gray with FEAR THE REAPER and claim your copy now! Meet a new breed of warriors, Fate’s Vultures, a mercenary band who live by a code in a world gone to hell – loyalty to each other, but for the right price, they’ll be the shield for those without. In the ravaged aftermath of the post-apocalyptic these evocative couples will stop at nothing to claim their future. Welcome to the world of The Collapse. "This is a sexy Mad Max that keeps you turning the pages." - Amazon Review "I'm always looking for a good post-apocalyptic romance to sink my teeth into. This book delivered!" - Amazon Review ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** ****** *This is a revised edition of previously released title

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    Don't Fear The Reaper
  • Author : Garry Kay
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9781291092608
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    Blue Oyster Cult
  • Author : Jacob Holm-Lupo
  • Publisher : On Track
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 178952007X
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  • Genre : Books
  • This book is a song-by-song analysis of the discography of Long Island's greatest sons, the Blue Öyster Cult. Dubbed 'the thinking man's heavy metal band' and celebrated by critics, fans and musicians since their debut album in 1972, the band carved a unique path in hard rock history by combining chops, humour, occultism, poetry, jazz chords and pop sensibilities. Best known for their FM radio hits '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' and 'Burnin' For You', their discography is a treasure trove of ever-evolving music by a band that never had the slightest respect for genre boundaries. The band's influences stretches from seminal metal bands like Metallica to cult act like Current 93 and their music has been heard in movies like Scream and Halloween and has been quoted by Stephen King. This book combines the author's analyses of Blue Öyster Cult's songs with insight from band members and people who worked with them through the years. It is the ultimate companion for a deep dive into music which is inscrutable, fascinating and rewarding. From the canonized first four albums, through their controversial 80s output and all the way to their revitalization and comeback in the late 90s, this book treats every era of the band with equal respect. Book jacket.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : William F. Houle,J.E. Taylor
  • Publisher : J.E. Taylor
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The day Nick Ramsay’s eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom, Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother’s bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone. This simple act of defiance creates a domino effect that brings Fate and Death to Nick’s door and reveals his true lineage, throwing his world into chaos. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Rick Hensley
  • Publisher : America Star Books
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 9781462698721
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    Way of the Reaper
  • Author : Nicholas Irving,Gary Brozek
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250088369
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-Star of Fox's American Grit comes a rare and powerful book on the art of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of The Reaper's boldest missions including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile. In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent sub-sonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the reader in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life. Readers will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face, while learning what it takes to become an elite manhunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive book blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : B.B. Gabour
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781468911152
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Blue knows working for the Devil isn’t half as glamorous as it sounds. There’s no pay to earn, only cruel and devious punishment if orders are refused. Unfortunately for Blue, his orders are a nightmare: he is tasked with killing those whose contracts with the Devil are due to be paid. Not that Blue has a choice; if he says no, his own brother will pay the consequences. Aided by the Talent—inborn powers he has had since childhood—Blue does what he has to, and impressed the boss. Now he’s being tested by Devil himself, thrown deep into the supernatural underbelly of the City. He has no one to help him but his brother, Red, and Job, a sentient crow sent by the boss to keep an eye on him. But Job can’t be trusted, and Red is the one who sold Blue’s soul in the first place...

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    Don't Fear The Reaper
  • Author : A. S. French
  • Publisher : Neonoir Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Astrid Snow is a woman of mass distraction. Astrid was used to people screaming. Like listening to your favourite Bowie song or a snippet of religious chanting, it existed at the back of her head, regardless of where she was. The rhythm would twist and turn, the instrumental howls occasionally dimming for the vocals or tortured words begging for release. She remembered one particular shriek resembling the guitar part in Ziggy Stardust. It was a soothing sound that allowed her to focus as eyes widened and blood dripped to the floor. After a trip across Europe, Astrid is accused of murdering five of her colleagues from the British intelligence organisation hidden from the public. Now her niece is in the sights of the killer. To save both their lives she has to escape from the Agency that imprisoned her.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Stephen Graham Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781982186593
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • December 12th, 2019, Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings, in this riveting sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Graham Jones. Four years after her tumultuous senior year, Jade Daniels is released from prison right before Christmas when her conviction is overturned. But life beyond bars takes a dangerous turn as soon as she returns to Proofrock. Convicted Serial Killer, Dark Mill South, seeking revenge for thirty-eight Dakota men hanged in 1862, escapes from his prison transfer due to a blizzard, just outside of Proofrock, Idaho. Dark Mill South’s Reunion Tour began on December 12th, 2019, a Thursday. Thirty-six hours and twenty bodies later, on Friday the 13th, it would be over. Don’t Fear the Reaper is the page-turning sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper (free superhero short story)
  • Author : Lucas Flint
  • Publisher : Secret Identity Books
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the wake of the 2000 US presidential election, Cadmus Smith, Director of the Department of Extraterrestrial & Superpowered Beings, travels to a graveyard in rural Texas to kill the supervillain known as the Reaper of the Night, a superpowered serial killer who can steal souls with a touch and has been killing public officials who supported the President. But the Reaper is even craftier than Cadmus knows and it will take all of Cadmus' cunning to defeat this enemy, lest he lose his soul. Set in the Neoverse.

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    Agents of Fortune
  • Author : Martin Popoff
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1908724412
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "[This book] examines the complicated early days of the band, graphically demonstrating the showbiz sweat that goes into making a a succeswsful act. [It] is centred around the ... quality of the songs - made entertaining by the band's psychotropic & ghoulish humour, its interest in all manner of conspiracy theories, cults, monsters, vampires, UFOs, fopul play, arcane spiritualism, alchemy, love lost & love buried, science fiction & friction. The author draws on hsi personal interviews with Roeser, Bloom, Albert & Joe Bouchard, along with drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ... band pproducer Murray Krugman and BOC expert Bolle Gregmar."--Back cover.

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    Avengers Epic Collection
  • Author : Bob Harras
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781302510558
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects Avengers (1963) #348-359 and Annual #21 and material from Captain America Annual #11, Thor Annual#17 and Fantastic Four Annual #25. When come the Gatherers! First, the machinations of Hera and Ares pit Hercules against Thor! A visit from the Starjammers and the X-Men proves painful for the Black Knight — and so do his feelings for Crystal and Sersi! And the demonic return of a classic villain teaches the Avengers to fear the Grim Reaper — not to mention his shambling Legion of the Unliving! Then, the Gatherers — Proctor, Magdalene and the Swordsman, plus Sloth and Cassandra — attack at last! But what is the secret behind their dastardly plan — and why is their next target the Black Panther? Plus: The Avengers aid Arkon! And Captain America, Thor and the Fantastic Four are drawn into the time-travel saga of Citizen Kang!

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    I Don't Want to Die Poor
  • Author : Michael Arceneaux
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781982129309
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  • Genre : Humor
  • One of NPR’s Best Books of 2020 One of Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 From the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus, which Vogue called “a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating,” comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams. Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of Howard University, “Don’t be afraid,” Michael Arceneaux has been scared to death. You should never do the opposite of what Oprah instructs you to do, but when you don’t have her pocket change, how can you not be terrified of the consequences of pursuing your dreams? Michael has never shied away from discussing his struggles with debt, but in I Don’t Want to Die Poor, he reveals the extent to which it has an impact on every facet of his life—how he dates; how he seeks medical care (or in some cases, is unable to); how he wrestles with the question of whether or not he should have chosen a more financially secure path; and finally, how he has dealt with his “dream” turning into an ongoing nightmare as he realizes one bad decision could unravel all that he’s earned. You know, actual “economic anxiety.” I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an unforgettable and relatable examination about what it’s like leading a life that often feels out of your control. But in Michael’s voice that’s “as joyful as he is shrewd” (BuzzFeed), these razor-sharp essays will still manage to make you laugh and remind you that you’re not alone in this often intimidating journey.

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    You Don’t Belong Here
  • Author : Elizabeth Becker
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781743821664
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  • Genre : History
  • The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine and Kate challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations. In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women’s work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath. Arriving herself in the last years of the war, Becker writes as a historian and a witness of the times. What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice. Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound insight, You Don’t Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war. ‘A riveting read with much to say about the nature of war and the different ways men and women correspondents cover it. Frank, fast-paced, often enraging, You Don’t Belong Here speaks to the distance travelled and the journey still ahead.’ —Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent ‘Riveting, powerful and transformative, Elizabeth Becker’s You Don’t Belong Here tells the stories of three astonishing women. This is a timely and brilliant work from one of our most extraordinary war correspondents.’ —Madeleine Thien, Booker Prize finalist and author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing

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    Reaper Vs. Ripper
  • Author : Stacey Rourke
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9798666272077
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  • Genre : Books
  • History knows me by many names. Nyx, the Goddess of Night. Lilith, the Lady of Darkness. Selaphiel, the fifth angel of God. But the course of my life has been determined by my greatest mistake. I opened the gate and allowed Lucifer to fall. Booted from Heaven for my sin, I serve my penance as a reaper. By collecting history's most twisted souls, I work to one day earn my ticket home. Case #663The heinous crimes of Jack the Ripper are known throughout the ages, yet his true identity remains shrouded in mystery. Scythe in hand, it falls to me to claim his soul. Who he is, I don't care. What made him this way makes no difference. My lone goal is to ensure that he face final judgment. Ring the bell and alert the Bobbies. It's reaper versus Ripper in a battle for the title of the true harbinger of death...

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    The Greatest Rock Guitar Fake Book (Songbook)
  • Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781458433152
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Music
  • (Fake Book). This is the ultimate rock guitar collection! It features 200 classic and contemporary hits with melody, lyrics and chord frames, plus authentically transcribed guitar parts in notes and tablature! Songs include: All Day and All of the Night * American Woman * Angie * Another One Bites the Dust * Ballroom Blitz * Bang a Gong (Get It On) * Black Hole Sun * Blue on Black * Carry On Wayward Son * Centerfold * Change the World * Come Out and Play * Crazy Train * Cult of Personality * Don't Fear the Reaper * Double Vision * Dream On * Dust in the Wind * Every Breath You Take * The Freshmen * Give Me One Reason * Gloria * Heartache Tonight * Hey Joe * The House Is Rockin' * I Feel Fine * Iris * Iron Man * Layla * Learning to Fly * Little Sister * Money * My Generation * Nights in White Satin * Owner of a Lonely Heart * Paranoid * Patience * Piece of My Heart * Pride and Joy * Push * Revolution * Rhiannon * Roxanne * Semi-Charmed Life * Smoke on the Water * Something to Talk About * Suffragette City * Sultans of Swing * Susie Q * These Eyes * Twist and Shout * Two Princes * Welcome to the Jungle * Woman from Tokyo * Wonderwall * You Got It * more!

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : William F. Houle,J. E. Taylor
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1477621792
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The day Nick Ramsay's eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom, Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother's bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone. This simple act of defiance creates a domino effect that brings Fate and Death to Nick's door and reveals his true lineage, throwing his world into chaos. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.

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    All The Young Men
  • Author : Ruth Coker Burks,Kevin Carr O'Leary
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780802157263
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • All The Young Men, a gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, is the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and becoming a pivotal activist in America’s fight against AIDS. In 1986, 26-year old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices that the door to one of the hospital rooms is painted red. She witnesses nurses drawing straws to see who would tend to the patient inside, all of them reluctant to enter the room. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and immediately begins to care for the young man who cries for his mother in the last moments of his life. Before she can even process what she’s done, word spreads in the community that Ruth is the only person willing to help these young men afflicted by AIDS, and is called upon to nurse them. As she forges deep friendships with the men she helps, she works tirelessly to find them housing and jobs, even searching for funeral homes willing to take their bodies – often in the middle of the night. She cooks meals for tens of people out of discarded food found in the dumpsters behind supermarkets, stores rare medications for her most urgent patients, teaches sex-ed to drag queens after hours at secret bars, and becomes a beacon of hope to an otherwise spurned group of ailing gay men on the fringes of a deeply conservative state. Throughout the years, Ruth defies local pastors and nurses to help the men she cares for: Paul and Billy, Angel, Chip, Todd and Luke. Emboldened by the weight of their collective pain, she fervently advocates for their safety and visibility, ultimately advising Governor Bill Clinton on the national HIV-AIDS crisis. This deeply moving and elegiac memoir honors the extraordinary life of Ruth Coker Burks and the beloved men who fought valiantly for their lives with AIDS during a most hostile and misinformed time in America.

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    Talking Heads' Fear of Music
  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781441132925
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  • Genre : Music
  • It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music" - and everything spins outward from that one moment. Jonathan Lethem treats Fear of Music (the third album by the Talking Heads, and the first produced by Brian Eno) as a masterpiece - edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, spooky and fun. He scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future. Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time - tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art.

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    Dark Kiss of the Reaper
  • Author : Kristen Painter
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1461025826
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • He'll steal her heart, then take her soul... The Angel of Death has a name: Azrael. He also has a purpose - to soothe the souls of the suffering into the peaceful passage of the afterlife. But in his twilight existence, Azrael himself has never known peace or pleasure... Until he meets Sara, the first mortal who can somehow see him in his Reaper form. Charming and spirited despite bearing her own burdens, she intoxicates him with the pleasures of life, even taming his brutal dark side with her fearlessness. But Azrael's new happiness is short-lived when he realizes Sara's health is fading. The bright flame of her life is about to be blown out. And he's to blame.

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    Wishes
  • Author : Muon Thi Van
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781338792867
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team. Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author's life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family's difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families.With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout, Wishes is a must-have book for every child's bookshelf.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Blake Atwood
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 0989777359
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  • Genre : Books
  • You've written a book, so now what?You may be asking yourself:Should I hire an editor?What kind of editor do I need?How much will professional editing cost?Where can I find an editor?What will an editor expect from me?What can I expect from an editor?Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor answers these questions and more, while also offering advice on self-editing, how to best prepare your book for an editor, how to make an editor not like you so much, and why patience is key in writing and publishing.Bonus chapters include the inspiring "Unveiling Validation's Hiding Place: How to Defeat Every Writer's Nightmare," with guest appearances (quotes) by the likes of John Steinbeck, Stephen King, and Anne Lamott, and the resourceful "20 Must-Read Books on Writing and Publishing." As menacing as editors may appear, you have no need to fear them. They may slice and dice your words and ideas, but they're on your side. Don't Fear the Reaper will help you make the most of your writer/editor relationship.

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    The Book of Lost Souls
  • Author : Michelle Muto
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 146646321X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before - that her father, who left when she was seven - was involved with the darkest of magic. Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers. Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she'll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school's resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick's offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book - he's offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it's going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week's end.

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    In a Jar
  • Author : Deborah Marcero
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 9780525514596
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Here's a marvelous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship. Llewellyn, a little rabbit, is a collector. He gathers things in jars--ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things--like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful things they've seen and done. But one day, Evelyn has sad news: Her family is moving away. How can the two friends continue their magical collection--and their special friendship--from afar?

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : S. Dennison
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1986650790
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  • Genre : Books
  • A young woman is put to the test when her dead sister returns as what she used to hunt and asks for her help when her friends are getting killed off. Will she be able to handle reconnecting with her little sister while being surrounded by the very creatures she was trained to kill from a young age? Tackling the strange task by making new friends and with old enemies surfacing to play, will she be able to catch a murderer before it's too late? Reapers, hunters, magic, Death, who will be the last wo(man) standing?

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    Life of a Song
  • Author : Jan Dalley
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781473670471
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Who knew that Paul McCartney originally referred to Yesterday as 'Scrambled Eggs' because he couldn't think of any lyrics for his heart-breaking tune? Or that Patti LaBelle didn't know what 'Voulez-vous couches avec moi ce soir?' actually meant? These and countless other fascinating back stories of some of our best-known and best-loved songs fill this book, a collection of the highly successful weekly The Life of a Song columns that appear in the FT Weekend every Saturday. Each 600-word piece gives a mini-biography of a single song, from its earliest form (often a spiritual, or a jazz number), through the various covers and changes, often morphing from one genre to another, always focusing on the 'biography' of the song itself while including the many famous artists who have performed or recorded it. The selection covers a wide spectrum of the songs we all know and love - rock, pop, folk, jazz and more. Each piece is pithy, sparkily written, knowledgeable, entertaining, full of anecdotes and surprises. They combine deep musical knowledge with the vivid background of the performers and musicians, and of course the often intriguing social and political background against which the songs were created.

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    The Impossible City
  • Author : Karen Cheung
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780593241455
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A boldly rendered—and deeply intimate—account of Hong Kong today, from a resilient young woman whose stories explore what it means to survive in a city teeming with broken promises. “[A] pulsing debut . . . about what it means to find your place in a city as it vanishes before your eyes.”—The New York Times Book Review ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Entertainment Weekly, PureWow Hong Kong is known as a place of extremes: a former colony of the United Kingdom that now exists at the margins of an ascendant China; a city rocked by mass protests, where residents rally—often in vain—against threats to their fundamental freedoms. But it is also misunderstood, and often romanticized. Drawing from her own experience reporting on the politics and culture of her hometown, as well as interviews with musicians, protesters, and writers who have watched their home transform, Karen Cheung gives us a rare insider’s view of this remarkable city at a pivotal moment—for Hong Kong and, ultimately, for herself. Born just before the handover to China in 1997, Cheung grew up questioning what version of Hong Kong she belonged to. Not quite at ease within the middle-class, cosmopolitan identity available to her at her English-speaking international school, she also resisted the conservative values of her deeply traditional, often dysfunctional family. Through vivid and character-rich stories, Cheung braids a dual narrative of her own coming of age alongside that of her generation. With heartbreaking candor, she recounts her yearslong struggle to find reliable mental health care in a city reeling from the traumatic aftermath of recent protests. Cheung also captures moments of miraculous triumph, documenting Hong Kong’s vibrant counterculture and taking us deep into its indie music and creative scenes. Inevitably, she brings us to the protests, where her understanding of what it means to belong to Hong Kong finally crystallized. An exhilarating blend of memoir and reportage, The Impossible City charts the parallel journeys of both a young woman and a city as they navigate the various, sometimes contradictory paths of coming into one’s own.

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    Curse of the Reaper
  • Author : Brian McAuley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 9781945863820
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Scream meets The Shining in this page-turning horror tale about an aging actor haunted by the slasher movie villain he brought to life. Decades after playing the titular killer in the 80s horror franchise Night of the Reaper, Howard Browning has been reduced to signing autographs for his dwindling fanbase at genre conventions. When the studio announces a series reboot, the aging thespian is crushed to learn he’s being replaced in the iconic role by heartthrob Trevor Mane, a former sitcom child-star who’s fresh out of rehab. Trevor is determined to stay sober and revamp his image while Howard refuses to let go of the character he created, setting the stage for a cross-generational clash over the soul of a monster. But as Howard fights to reclaim his legacy, the sinister alter ego consumes his unraveling mind, pushing him to the brink of violence. Is the method actor succumbing to madness or has the devilish Reaper taken on a life of its own? In his razor-sharp debut novel, film and television writer Brian McAuley melds wicked suspense with dark humor and heart. Curse of the Reaper is a tightly plotted thriller that walks the tightrope between the psychological and the supernatural, while characters struggling with addiction and identity bring to light the harrowing cost of Hollywood fame.

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    Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Author : Sara R Dennison
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9798678810809
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A young woman is put to the test when her dead sister returns as what she used to hunt and asks for her help when her friends are getting killed off. Will she be able to handle reconnecting with her little sister while being surrounded by the very creatures she was trained to kill from a young age? Tackling the strange task by making new friends and with old enemies surfacing to play, will she be able to catch a murderer before it's too late? Reapers, hunters, magic, Death, who will be the last wo(man) standing?

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    The Hot Hand
  • Author : Ben Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062820747
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • How can you maximize success—and limit failure? Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Cohen brilliantly investigates the mystery and science of streaks, from basketball to business. "A feast for anyone interested in the secrets of excellence." —Andre Agassi For decades, statisticians, social scientists, psychologists, and economists (among them Nobel Prize winners) have spent massive amounts of precious time thinking about whether streaks actually exist. After all, a substantial number of decisions that we make in our everyday lives are quietly rooted in this one question: If something happened before, will it happen again? Is there such a thing as being in the zone? Can someone have a “hot hand”? Or is it simply a case of seeing patterns in randomness? Or, if streaks are possible, where can they be found? In The Hot Hand, Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Cohen offers an unfailingly entertaining and provocative investigation into these questions. He begins with how a $35,000 fine and a wild night in New York revived a debate about the existence of streaks that was several generations in the making. We learn how the ability to recognize and then bet against streaks turned a business school dropout named David Booth into a billionaire, and how the subconscious nature of streak-related bias can make the difference between life and death for asylum seekers. We see how previously unrecognized streaks hidden amidst archival data helped solve one of the most haunting mysteries of the twentieth century, the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg. Cohen also exposes how streak-related incentives can be manipulated, from the five-syllable word that helped break arcade profit records to an arc of black paint that allowed Stephen Curry to transform from future junior high coach into the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history. Crucially, Cohen also explores why false recognition of nonexistent streaks can have cataclysmic results, particularly if you are a sugar beet farmer or the sort of gambler who likes to switch to black on the ninth spin of the roulette wheel.

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    Hunting the Reaper
  • Author : C. A. Rene,R. E. Bond
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1638470324
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  • Genre : Books
  • She fled in the dead of night,Where will she run?No stone left unturned,Who will feel my wrath?A few steps behind her every move,How many more will suffer?Her punishment will be severe,When will she be aware?With each swing of her scythe,Why does it make me writhe?When Selene left us in pursuit of her sister, She had no idea what she let loose.Now I hunt her day and night,Collecting her secrets in plain sight.She doesn't have long until her time runs out,It's her fault the four of us have feelings we can't ignore.If she finds out we've fucked with her plans,We might just find ourselves dead with her scythe on our foreheads.

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    Don't Cry for Me
  • Author : Daniel Black
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780369718808
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK IN ESSENCE MAGAZINE, THE MILLIONS AND BOOKISH "Don't Cry for Me is a perfect song."—Jesmyn Ward A Black father makes amends with his gay son through letters written on his deathbed in this wise and penetrating novel of empathy and forgiveness, for fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Jones Jr. and Alice Walker As Jacob lies dying, he begins to write a letter to his only son, Isaac. They have not met or spoken in many years, and there are things that Isaac must know. Stories about his ancestral legacy in rural Arkansas that extend back to slavery. Secrets from Jacob's tumultuous relationship with Isaac's mother and the shame he carries from the dissolution of their family. Tragedies that informed Jacob's role as a father and his reaction to Isaac's being gay. But most of all, Jacob must share with Isaac the unspoken truths that reside in his heart. He must give voice to the trauma that Isaac has inherited. And he must create a space for the two to find peace. With piercing insight and profound empathy, acclaimed author Daniel Black illuminates the lived experiences of Black fathers and queer sons, offering an authentic and ultimately hopeful portrait of reckoning and reconciliation. Spare as it is sweeping, poetic as it is compulsively readable, Don't Cry for Me is a monumental novel about one family grappling with love's hard edges and the unexpected places where hope and healing take flight.