Seven years ago, Christopher Atwell, newly and happily married to Lady Elizabeth Ward, was framed for several misdemeanors. When no one, even his wife, would believe his protestations of innocence, he fled to Canada, while Elizabeth's powerful father arranged for a divorce. But now Christopher has inherited an earldom upon the death of his own father and has returned to England to take up his responsibilities—and prove his innocence. The first thing he learns upon his arrival in London, however, is that Elizabeth is to marry another man the next day in a grand ton wedding. Christopher has no reason to care about the woman who had so little faith in him seven years ago. He can ignore the impending event and proceed on his way home to his estate. Or...he can do something to stop the wedding. But what? And why?
The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars®: The Old Republic™ ramps up the action and brings readers face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords—Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching. Her name is Aryn Leneer—and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
When Lydie was a teenager, she fell prey to her step-cousin Marius’s treacherous charm. After he had his way with her, he tossed her aside like a toy he’d lost interest in playing with. But she clung to the hope that he loved her and foolishly waiting for him to return. When a scandal broke out, revealing that Marius had impregnated another woman, Lydie finally found the resolve to erase him from her heart. Five years later Marius randomly shows up at her art gallery, and in a heartbeat she finds herself drowning in all those feelings she’d thought were long gone.
Gl'ingannati [orig. publ. as Il sacrificio]. The deceived: a comedy [for the Accademia degli intronati, transl.]: and Aelia Laelia Crispis (an attempt to solve the aenigma). By T.L. Peacock
Multiple affairs, compulsive pornography, prostitutes, and voyeurism—no matter their “drug” of choice, men who act out sexually leave their partners reeling in fear, rage, shame, and isolation. But there is hope. Bestselling author Claudia Black’s revised edition of her classic work Deceived offers women in relationships plagued by sexual betrayal the validation and guidance to create a new path of clarity, direction, and confidence. Dr. Black uses stories of women who have been through a wide variety of experiences to help readers develop the understanding and skills to confront the trauma of the betrayal. She offers them the opportunity to shift from their overwhelming emotions to action derived from self-esteem and integrity. Deceived encourages women to proactively emerge from traumatic stress and emotional isolation and discover their power to facilitate their own healing, allowing them to move forward in their lives.
After working the past five years as a private investigator, former law enforcement officer, Shae Sawyer gets the call that she’s been waiting for. Her longtime acquaintance and ex brother in blue, Detective Cam Murphy has a case and a pair of victims unlike anything he’s ever seen. Despite the horror of seeing a child ripped from his mother’s womb, Shae has seen it before, and knows it can only mean one thing, the Baby Thief is back and on the prowl. Knowing that pregnant girls with no place to go aren’t safe as long as the killer is still out there, Shae will partner with Cam with hopes that they can solve the case before the Baby Thief chooses another victim.
Comedy, romance, action, and riveting suspense with clear teaching. It's a nonstop page-turner.--Robin Jones Gunn, Author, Christy Miller Series
Deceived—Rae cannot stand his job as secretary to Prince Benedict, and the feeling is entirely mutual. In the aftermath of yet another fight, Rae lights upon the idea of giving Benedict a taste of his own seduction throughout the three day masque about to take place. But a deception meant to put a rakish prince in his place reveals a man Rae never expected, and a secret he never anticipated... Scandalous—Since the death of his parents, who lived and died scandalously, Gideon has tried to make up for their mistakes by leading a strict, quiet life, and giving his little brother the stability he never had. On a journey home, he is waylaid by a storm—and distracted by a handsome man who proves to be more temptation than he can resist... From Afar—Pierce has all that anyone could want in life: a doting brother, the fame and adoration from being an accomplished fencer, and his best friend. What he wants most, however, is to know the identity of the person who leaves him ardent love letters and why his admirer will not step forward... Lessons—Bored and alone one night, Jude chances upon Crispin, who despairs of ever catching the eye of the man he loves because he's too innocent to be appealing. Jude, a notorious rake, impulsively offers to teach him all he needs to know... Seconds—Called to be the second to a brash yong man, Alexis seeks out the appointed second of the challenger. But the man he encounters has Alexis considering things he swore off long ago, when he decided one broken heart was more than enough. The Wager—While serving as ambassador on his mother's orders, Prince Lazare spends most of his time either confused and frustrated by his peers, or struggling uselessly against his growing feelings for Maitland, appointed to be his guide and assistant throughout his stay. Neither situation is improved when he learns of a mysterious wager concerning Maitland and a dead man... Runaways—Addison hates the city, and he really hates spending all his time dancing attendance upon his brat cousin. When his cousin falls sick, Addison seizes the rare chance for solitude and flees to the park. But he is not there long before he is accosted by a stranger who is like no one Addison has ever met, and who shows him a world he actually enjoys—a world to which he will never truly belong.
The author is upset! His contention is that our leadership is not only incompetent and corrupt, but that it has been deceiving us right from the start in order to fulfill the Left's agenda of shaping the people to its will and the Right's of ripping everyone off. He lists his complaints and then his suggestions. He has a plan: a new political party called the Centrists that would be honest and incorruptible and would run things for the benefit of all the citizens - not just the rich or the far left with its Socialist agenda. If you sat down and wrote about the things that upset you, what would be your suggestions to make things better? In this book, you'll be presented not just with our present problems but with specific, tangible, and creative solutions to them. Things must change; the current situation is not good for the Nation or the vast majority of its citizens. Here is a plan to make the United States a model of freedom and honesty for the rest of the world. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Note from Author After much dissatisfaction with the way things had been going in the USA over my lifetime I began to list my complaints, and my suggested solutions. The result in this book is the need for a new political party, as we all know that we are now represented by the far right and the equally far left. Why can't we have an honest incorruptible centrist political party?