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Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11 (Unabridged) – Charlaine Harris

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Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11 (Unabridged)

Charlaine Harris

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: May 3, 2011

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The Phoenix Reckoning – Richard L. Sanders

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The Phoenix Reckoning

The Phoenix Conspiracy, no. 6

Richard L. Sanders

Genre: Science Fiction

Publish Date: December 25, 2015

Publisher: Shadowmire Media

Seller: Smashwords

As Kalila's forces battle the Rotham invasion, Blackmoth is attempting to detonate an isotome weapon in close proximity. After a coup against White Rook, Raidan now controls the Organization. He has taken his remaining warships to Capital World, the planet he loves most in the galaxy, and is threatening to destroy it, unless Caerwyn Martel is surrendered to his custody. Calvin has returned to the Nighthawk and together he and his crew attempt their most dangerous adventure yet, an excursion into Forbidden Space where, Calvin believes, he will uncover the ultimate truths behind the remaining secrets. Including who the mysterious human is that the Rahajiim intelligence failed to identify. Rain and Calvin have developed romantic feelings for one another, but can there be any future for the stalwart adventurer and dying doctor? Summers also has feelings for Calvin, though she denies them. Tristan demands what was promised. Nimoux struggles to recover from a gunshot wound. Rez’nac is desperate to reclaim his honor. Shen wants desperately for Sarah to give him another chance—meanwhile he must struggle with the debilitating pain of The Calling. The Khans threaten to take Aleator One, with the help of the vicious Enclave. All the while, the Dread Fleet has begun its campaign of extermination, starting with the Polarian Worlds it deems too secular. Their unstoppable march of death and devastation leads them to human space where, either the Empire will find some way to stop them, or else humanity will fall as fulfillment of Polarian prophecy. The Final Battle. The Final Darkness. The Final Reckoning!

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s ‘Undoing A Luciferian Towers’ Brings A Reckoning

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor makes wordless music that nevertheless shouts like a street-corner prophet. The band’s new album, Luciferian Towers, comes out Sept. 22.

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Wailin Storms’ ‘Irene Gaza’ Is An Unholy Post-Punk Reckoning

Walin Storms

The Durham, N.C.-based band swirls the gothic croon of Samhain and 16 Horsepower’s fiery proselytizing.

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Reckoning: Arotas Trilogy, Book 2 (Unabridged) – Amy Miles

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Reckoning: Arotas Trilogy, Book 2 (Unabridged)

Amy Miles

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: June 8, 2015

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Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11 (Unabridged) – Charlaine Harris

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Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11 (Unabridged)

Charlaine Harris

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: May 3, 2011

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My Reckoning With Recognition and Praise. Me, Madness, Fire and Bukowski


Last week I published a raw home-movie of my past year leading up to my divorce. I have been in this whirlwind of praise and progress and fighting my inner-dialogue that is often focusing on those who cast stones. I could get lost playing out the cringes, laughs and feigned gag gestures. Instead, I’m going to get lost in the absolute wonder of the unexpected. I knew I’d survive. I knew I’d put those I love first and that my children would be informed. They’d feel respected and showered with supportive love and presence in this transition. I committed to that.

At best, I thought I’d get back on my feet. I’d make some new friends and put one foot in front of the other. It’s what I do. What I was never prepared for (and still can’t quite comprehend.) is that anyone (Not just a friend trying to encourage me!) would be touched or inspired. If I were contrived or creating pretty word for puffery and stories I can deal with that. I often think through story plots, audience reception and conveying a point. I can accept the praise for such writing and feel secure in knowing I created something or worked at it, made blank pages into an experience.

To soul-bare is entirely different. To throw all of it at the screen, paper and into the ether fearlessly was merely an act of self-sustaining. It’s a small rebellion against all notions of “what should be” vs “what I am.” To have my true feelings resonate and compel people to send beautiful letters and stories and love, that I was not ready for. I didn’t make this. I just am. It all feels foreign and surreal.


I didn’t act in bravery. In fact, I was selfish, lost, bargaining with grief, self-esteem and loss. I lied…to myself, to everyone, and then I stopped lying all together. A bit of a polar flip. I also stood in it, maybe I even took on more than I should have? At this level of self-effacement, what are degrees of shame or blame? These words, are not my best work, they are not even “work. ” They fall out of my fingers like my hair in such stress.

They just are. And I am reeling in the beauty and fear of knowing that all criticisms and judgments usually come from the owner and I, the catalyst, brought it out to surface. So to be fair, Shouldn’t this be my belief with praise? I’m more touched to see so many people find permission and acceptance to let their own strength, truth and self-love bubble up. It is not mine that touches them; it is their own souls feeling heard in my story. It’s overwhelming, and I am beyond gratitude, I am compelled to find a better more revered word to encapsulate how blessed I feel.

I’m still nobody to most. I’m not changing the world and I know how fleeting all things are, so I pause to push myself to just be in it. It will most likely be gone tomorrow or in a month, but today I am inspired. Charles Bukowski was raw, off-putting, lowbrow and in your face. I used to loathe his work. Now, I see his genius is in owning himself. Owning all of it. I hope to stay that honest. To not get beat down by the discomfort of others and to never stop trying. Truth makes me want to be better, kinder, and more flexible. If I never hear another positive word of encouragement, this past week has filled me up. It’s pure and it is petrifying, but I’m going to return it’s power back out to universe, or die trying.

Oh, and lastly take this grammar gods. Some times, not often, but sometimes content outshines the rules.

“An Almost Made Up Poem.”
by Charles Bukowski

I see you drink­ing at a foun­tain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
they are small, and the foun­tain is in France
where you wrote me that last let­ter and
I an­swered and nev­er heard from you again.
you used to write in­sane po­ems about
AN­GELS AND GOD, all in up­per case, and you
knew fa­mous artists and most of them
were your lovers, and I wrote back, it’ all right,
go ahead, en­ter their lives, I’ not jealous
be­cause we’ nev­er met. we got close once in
New Or­leans, one half block, but nev­er met, nev­er
touched. so you went with the famous and wrote
about the fa­mous, and, of course, what you found out
is that the fa­mous are wor­ried about
their fame — not the beau­ti­ful young girl in bed
with them, who gives them that, and then awak­ens
in the morn­ing to write up­per case po­ems about
AN­GELS AND GOD. we know God is dead, they’ told
us, but lis­ten­ing to you I wasn’ sure. maybe
it was the up­per case. you were one of the
best fe­male po­ets and I told the pub­lish­ers,
ed­i­tors, ” her, print her, she’ mad but she’
mag­ic. there’ no lie in her fire.” I loved you
like a man loves a wom­an he nev­er touch­es,
on­ly writes to, keeps lit­tle pho­to­graphs of. I would have
loved you more if I had sat in a small room rolling a
cig­a­rette and lis­tened to you piss in the bath­room,
but that didn’ hap­pen. your let­ters got sad­der.
your lovers be­trayed you. kid, I wrote back, all
lovers be­tray. it didn’ help. you said
you had a cry­ing bench and it was by a bridge and
the bridge was over a riv­er and you sat on the cry­ing
bench ev­ery night and wept for the lovers who had
hurt and for­got­ten you. I wrote back but nev­er
heard again. a friend wrote me of your sui­cide
3 or 4 months af­ter it hap­pened. if I had met you
I would prob­a­bly have been un­fair to you or you
to me. it was best like this.


“Shimmer with a smile. Life is hard, bloom anyway.”

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CHAPPIE Featurette: Day Of Reckoning

CHAPPIE is the key to the revolution and humanity’s last hope. Don’t miss the latest from Neill Blompkamp in theaters and IMAX on March 6th!

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Release Date: March 6, 2015
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Written by: Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell
Produced by: Neill Blomkamp & Simon Kinberg
Executive Producer: Ben Waisbren

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