After becoming permanently disabled from a horrific act of violence perpetrated by an amateur assassin, police Captain Greg Strong was forced into early retirement. The motive for the attempt on his life was never determined. The captain, along with his wife, Maggie, moved from Miami Beach to the Blue Ridge Mountains where they hoped to live out the remainder of their lives in peace. But this was not to be. A strange set of disruptive circumstances sent them on a mission of deception and intrigue. Not only is Deceived a graphic and gritty work of fiction, it is also riddled with the experiences of the author, Major Fred Wooldridge, who spent 28 years with the Miami Beach Police Department. Only a veteran police officer with so much street experience could write such a book and tell of such events. The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. Sit back, take a deep breath and prepare to be entertained and deceived. Fred Wooldridge is also author of, I’m Moving Back to Mars.
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!
Renowned lecturer, author, and trainer Claudia Black offers a comprehensive guide to healing and recovery for women whose partners are acting out sexually. Pornography, cybersex, prostitutes, voyeurism, multiple affairs. No matter their "drug" of choice, men who act out sexually leave their partners reeling in fear, rage, incredible shame, and isolation.But there is hope.In Deceived, bestselling author Claudia Black offers women in relationships plagued by sexual betrayal the care and guidance to create a new path of clarity, direction, and confidence. Black uses stories of real women who have been through a wide variety of experiences to help readers develop the understanding and skills to:confront their partnersheighten their personal security by setting nonnegotiable boundariesavoid preoccupation with their partners' problemspractice forgivenesslet go of the uncontrollabletalk to their childrenmake positive changes derived from esteem and integrityDeceived teaches women how to proactively emerge from emotional isolation, shed secrets and shame, and discover their power to incite positive change in their relationships
The prodigal lover… Lydie had grown up too close to Marius Benedict to remain immune to her stepcousin's fatal charm. But Marius had merely seduced and abandoned her, leaving town under a cloud of scandal. Five long years and, no doubt, a dozen meaningless affairs later, Marius had walked back into her life, looking for all the world as if he owned it! The trouble was, he did. As far as Marius was concerned, it was Lydie who was the deceiver. He had been away a long time—just long enough to have planned his revenge on Lydie Benedict down to the first quiver of her lips…. Forbidden!—when passion knows no reason…
Dazzled and Deceived tells the unique and fascinating story of mimicry and camouflage in science, art, warfare, and the natural world. Discovered in the 1850s by the young English naturalists Henry Walter Bates and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Amazonian rainforest, the phenomenon of mimicry was seized upon as the first independent validation of Darwin's theory of natural selection. But mimicry and camouflage also created a huge impact outside the laboratory walls. Peter Forbes's cultural history links mimicry and camouflage to art, literature, military tactics, and medical cures across the twentieth century, and charts its intricate involvement with the perennial dispute between evolution and creationism.
Bertrice Small has received critical acclaim for her sweeping historical romances filled with unforgettable characters and magnificent locales. Set against the rich tropical beauty of a Caribbean island and the splendor of 18th century England, DECEIVED gives us another spellbinding tale of intrigue, suspense, and a love that was destined to last forever... Golden-haired Aurora Kimberly possessed only one passion--to live a simple life on the lush island paradise her family had been given by the English Crown. Now, her treasure was about to be threatened...by Valerian Hawkesworth, Duke of Farminster, who came to claim the heiress promised to him in a marriage contract. But the free-spirited beauty had no intention of letting some pompous duke carry her off to a cold and gloomy country. Soon, she and her sister Cally, who had always yearned for the luxurious life of a duchess, had switched places. But could the sisters hope to play out this charade successfully? And what sweet revenge would the duke demand when he learned that he had been deceived? Only a twist of fate and the power of an indomitable love could change the heart of a man scorned...
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 “noble people” was the name given the Aryans who lived south of the Medes and east of Elam. The Greeks called them PERSIANS. To lie, cheat or steal was forbidden among them. More than 2,500 YEARS AGO their great king prayed that his country be protected from war, famine and THE LIE. Wars and famine came and went, still the Persian place in history was maintained. Only THROUGH LIES is that HISTORY BEING IGNORED AND DESTROYED by the Islamic Republic. Persian Horses, Arabian Gulf (?), the TALES of the Persian Nights; all points of Persian Pride are in danger. Since lying for the sake of Islam has been justified, even praised as “clever,” the Islamic Republic of Iran is being maintained by LIES. They want all things Persian to go away forever and be replaced by Arabian radicalism. DECEIVED is a story of change and regression, honor and deceit. It is the tale of a modern-day “noble Persian” who lived in Iran from the early 1900’s until the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and the American patriot who befriended him. One was reared to be a sheik, ride horses, and lead caravans across the desert. The other was born in Tenessee, served in the Korean War and eliminated threats to American interests; without question. Fate intervened to change both their lives forever and lead to the beginning of the end for Persia. Although it is historical FICTION, some of the events were actual happenings told to the author by those who were there. Pat Hale has a Master’s degree in Divinity from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and is, currently, working on a History Master’s at American Public University online. Pat resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.