After her parents' divorce, Jessica, age eleven, is responsible for overseeing the household and watching her younger siblings while her ever-absent mother manages her three businesses.
Author: Brenda Hasse
After her parents' divorce, Jessica, age eleven, is responsible for overseeing the household and watching her younger siblings while her ever-absent mother manages her three businesses. At sixteen, she is introduced to Jim, nearly a decade older than she. Their friendship blossoms into a summer romance, which results in her pregnancy. Confident she can raise the baby with Jim's support, she sets a goal to graduate from high school at age seventeen before the baby's birth. Now a new mother, she works two jobs and attends community college for a semester before facing the reality her relationship with Jim is intolerable. Once obtaining an apartment of her own, Jessica works three jobs, yet she struggles to provide for herself and her daughter. Desperate and determined to succeed as a single mother, she answers an ad in the newspaper for a job that is too good to be true and is hired. Unable to meet the job's daily sales quota, her boss insists additional training is needed. Reluctantly, Jessica concedes. She is driven far from home to an unknown location in Tennessee and forced to live in abhorrent conditions. Discovering she is trapped in a labor trafficking scheme, will she ever return home and see her sixteen-month-old daughter again?
“Eight innocent victims. Don't they deserve to have their stories told?” “You don't think Cal was a victim?” The girl was staring at him with an intensity ...
Author: Malcolm Richards
Publisher: Storm House Books
Book 2 of 3 It began with The Cove. Now the suspense continues in the second book of the Devil's Cove trilogy. Devil's Cove used to be a safe place to live. Until a serial killer was caught hiding behind a familiar face. As the Cornish community reels in shock, missing teen Cal Anderson has been implicated in the murders. Desperate for answers, his mother Carrie is determined to track him down. But so is someone else... Crime writer Aaron Black has arrived in town. His career is in ruins and he's determined to save it by writing a bestseller about the killings. But he needs Cal, and he'll do anything to find him - even if it means endangering lives. Because there’s more to the horrifying truth than anyone can imagine. And for Carrie and her family, the real nightmare is only just beginning. ***** Praise for the Devil's Cove trilogy "Downright chilling." - Tranquility Book Reviews "Gets your heart racing." - Reading Out Loud "A real page-turner leading you deep into a dark and terrifying world." - Readers' Favorite "Be prepared for a spine-tingling intense read. I was riveted to the pages." - A Wonderful World of Words "Packed with intrigue, deception, tension twists and turns. A must read!" - SJ's Book Blog
I think that you are a victim of child abuse until you are old enough to do something about it. If you still accept it, you are not a victim but an ...
Author: Gerald W. Neal
Publisher: Hamilton Books
With standardized testing and predetermined subgroups garnering the attention of educational leaders, abused and neglected children have fallen deeper into the crevice of the system. For years these children have been ignored, save the obvious, visible bruises or child-initiated confessions. Because researching children is difficult without parental consent, it is nearly impossible to expose this problem with any level of legitimacy. By combining research from scientific research and the humanities, autobiographical flashbacks fuse with narratives that vividly detail the author's disturbing encounters with abused children as a school administrator. The effect is the realization that public schools unknowingly feed on weaker children beneath the awning of accountability.
Do not allow yourself to become a victim of your own mind's negativity or to make excus- es for your lack of achievement or success.
Author: Michael A. Folkes
Publisher: MIC - Mighty In Character, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Successful CEO of MA Folkes Co. Inc., Michael Folkes originated from an impoverished background in the countryside of Jamaica. From early on, Michael was forced to confront the poverty into which he was born. However, with determination and perseverance and the love, guidance and moral support of his grandparents he fought his way through poverty and abuse to beat the odds. Michael’s faith provided, and continues to provide great support. Michael believes God has answered his prayers, and intervened in his life. Today Michael is happy and successful, creating a legacy through the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation to provide the first steps for others to achieve their potential, with the intention that they, in turn, will help others to achieve theirs. Michael has written his life story in his first book Driven by Desperation, to inspire and motivate others to consider their own challenges as opportunities, and make changes that will have a positive impact on their lives.
Samson , no doubt , feared that he was a victor against his foe only to become a victim of severe exhaustion . This relates to a common cause of Christian ...
Author: Dannie Hood
Publisher: Evergreen Press
Category: Christian life
Most people see problems, the storms that blow through their lives, as obstacles to be avoided. Dannie Hood suggests that life's storms, and the resulting desperation they bring, can be a gateway to miraculous intervention. More importantly, they can be the catalyst of deeper fellowship and intimacy with God.
This means that the Defense Minister was likely a victim of this other spy, and as a result, was offed to protect his or her identity.
Author: Alexander Dundass
Desperation has set in for the Territories of the Twenty. After more than a century at war with the Hegemony, they have suffered two catastrophic defeats: the loss of their main uranium source for their warships and their failure in destroying the Hegemony's main base. In desperation, Admiral William Savage takes a third of the fleet to parts of the galaxy unknown to the Territories. Arriving in Lonsation space, Savage finds it has been taken over by the Hegemony and in order to take advantage of their uranium supplies, he must free Lonsatia. But do so, he may have to reveal his cybernetic powers as he battles his cyborg brothers exiled long ago for attempting to take over the galaxy. The missing fleet does not go unnoticed by the Hegemony, and plans are made to invade the capital of the Territories of the Twenty, Veloxora, while part of its defending fleet is missing. Will Admiral Savage be able to save the Lonsation Colonies, and will there be a home for him to return to at Veloxora?
Mediating your own victimhood is just part of being a woman. Using it or denying it, hating it or loving it, and all of these at once. Being a victim is ...
Author: Megan Nolan
Publisher: Random House
Love was the final consolation, would set ablaze the fields of my life in one go, leaving nothing behind. I thought of it as a force which would clean me and by its presence make me worthy of it. There was no religion in my life after early childhood, and a great faith in love was what I had cultivated instead. Oh, don't laugh at me for this, for being a woman who says this to you. I hear myself speak. Even now, even after all that took place between us, I can still feel how moved I am by him. Ciaran was that downy, darkening blond of a baby just leaving its infancy. He was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. None of it mattered in the end; what he looked like, who he was, the things he would do to me. To make a beautiful man love and live with me had seemed - obviously, intuitively - the entire point of life. My need was greater than reality, stronger than the truth, more savage than either of us would eventually bear. How could it be true that a woman like me could need a man's love to feel like a person, to feel that I was worthy of life? And what would happen when I finally wore him down and took it?
I'm a victim of vulnerability that was welcomed without consent GOD what should I do? Who can I tell? This human being treats my body like a dumpster I feel ...
Author: A.E. Smith
Publisher: Author House
The souls of desperation is a book filled with untold stories. Stories about things just by looking at an individual you will never have guessed. By the total leading of the Holy Spirit I was able to write what he wanted: giving insight to dying souls in desperation, burning inside for a change. This book will only be what your eyes are willing to see and whatever you allow your ears to hear.
In this culture of “rights,” entitlement, and perpetual aggrievement, I had come to see myself as a victim, even while I was hurting—if for no other reason, ...
Author: Heather King
Publisher: Loyola Press
2018 Association of Catholic Publishers, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 Association of Catholic Publishers, 1st Place; Inspirational 2018 Catholic Press Association, 3rd Place: Prayer, Books about Prayer When life has driven you to your knees, the only thing that works is prayer. Desperation has many faces: the addict who has hit bottom; the laid-off worker struggling to make the next house payment; the person who seems to have it all together but is wracked with fear, guilt, anger, or shame. We know we need help, but we are afraid to let anyone—especially God—see how broken we truly are. In Holy Desperation, Heather King demonstrates that, when we’re desperate, it’s precisely the right time to cry out to God. King, a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, begins with the basics of how to pray when you’re uncertain that God exists or when you feel that you’re beyond God’s reach. She challenges the assumptions that only the saintly can pray and that prayer ought to be tidy and nice. She reveals how prayer leads us beyond ourselves and into a life of purpose, lived for the good of others. Ultimately, Holy Desperation is an invitation to engage in bold, come-exactly-as-you-are prayer, offering a way forward, upward, and outward for anyone desperate enough to cry out for God’s help and presence. You are not alone.
Was Cora a victim in this thing, or a player? Again he came back to her reference to “karma,” which made him question if the kidnapping was tied to her ...
Author: Rick Mofina
"A blisteringly paced story that cuts to the bone. It left me ripping through pages deep into the night." —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author "Hell hath no fury like a mother wronged. In Desperation is a superbly written thriller that plumbs the depths of every parent's nightmare. Timely, tense, and terrifying, this book is sure to be a big hit!" — Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eleven-year-old Tilly Martin is dragged from her suburban bedroom. Her mother, Cora, pleads for mercy but the kidnappers are clear: if they don't get their $5 million back in five days, Tilly dies. If anyone contacts police, Tilly dies. Journalist Jack Gannon's estranged sister, Cora, disappeared without a trace decades ago. Now she is frantically reaching out to him for help. Cora tells him about the shameful mistakes she's madeâ€"but she guards the one secret that may be keeping her daughter alive. A twenty-year-old assassin, haunted by the faces of the people he's executed, seeks absolution as he sets out to commit his last murders as a hired killer. In the U.S. and Mexico, police and the press go flat out on Tilly's case. But as Gannon digs deeper into his anguished sister's past, the hours tick down on his niece's life and he faces losing a fragment of his rediscovered family forever. Originally published in 2011
Yes, my brother was a victim of fate. From a visionary of Tamil Nadu's future, he has become a psychopath who ate his own future and the future of you ...
Author: Sawan Lalchandani
Publisher: Notion Press
The human mind, intoxicated by power and control, believes all is fair in the political battleground. As young Aryan Bhupathi, fed on deceit, murder, malice and revenge, takes political center-stage, everything seems to be going great for him. But he flies too high for his own good. And that proves to be his undoing. In the end, the misguided Aryan does not know who his enemies are and whose loyalty and love he has forever. Was Aryan wronged by circumstances or was he blind to the follies of those around him? Or did he not realize his own foibles in his quest for unbridled clout? What role does his so-called mentor play in the warped journey? Desperation for Seats is a political thriller that unfolds the dark abyss of political power play and the extent to which, hungry beings would go to achieve their desperate desire for the coveted seat.
A victim who communicates over the truth ofwhat is happening or has happened ... The temptation for this occurs due to the victim's desperation and complete ...
Author: Sereena Nightshade
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sweetie Baby Sweetie Baby features material from 2000 and thereafter, primarily from year 2000 to mid-2003 and then onward through 2004, etc. (as dated). This material includes informal essays, journal type entry letters and poetry describing the years this writer was terrorized by a primarily covert stalker. Additional tips and resource information has been collected and included herein. Stalking victims and support sources for victims are encouraged to seek education, tips and information from more than one venue. Additionally, victims and those who are within those victims lives are cautioned that stalking is a long-term act of domestic terrorism, an unrecognized war-zone, in which a typically untrained, unprepared victim is drafted by force into being a sort of Special Forces soldier. A Stalkers terrorism and attack patterns are frequently highly obsessive, repetitive and bizarre. This book explains a lot of the why and how the average covert stalkers mind functions. In addition, Sweetie-Baby reveals all the details never exposed in this books written predecessors, The Visage and House of Sorrows. The ideal series of reading material includes three out of the four books in this series: 1) The Visage or House or Sorrows. Most readers prefer The Visage. 2) Sweetie Baby. 3) Black Market. In review of all three books what was once in a sense truly a cover-up, that which persisted for nearly a decade, is clearly shattered. Readers could be well advised to view a lot of Sweetie-Baby as almost a "Dear Diary," collection of material writter by a stalking victim while she was stalked. The material has not been altered to change that first hand real time impression of when and where it was written. The authenticity of time and place is intact. The Sereena Nightshade that drifts out of the end of this obscured tunnel of stealth is the same innocent drafted warrior who should have never been a soldier at all; however, the layers of what she tried to maneuver and protect are mind blowing. Names of individuals in all of this authors books are fictitious names. Real names are not revealed. Review by Dominic. Sereena Nightshade Trivia: 1) Favorite musician: Sixto Rodriguez. A) Album sample, Cold Fact.
Alton argues that at these points of desperation, “we often choose to check out or give up or become passive victims. And to take a desperate action that I ...
Author: Gregory C. Stanczak
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
In Engaged Spirituality, Gregory C. Stanczak challenges this assumption, arguing that spirituality plays an important social role as well. Based on more than one hundred interviews with individuals of diverse faith traditions, the book shows how prayer, meditation, and ritual provide foundations for activism. Among the stories, a Buddhist monk in Los Angeles intimately describes the physical sensations of strength and compassion that sweep her body when she recites the Buddha’s name in times of selfless service, and a Protestant reverend explains how the calm serenity that she feels during retreats allows her to direct her multi-service agency in San Francisco to creative successes that were previously unimaginable. In an age when Madonna studies Kabbalah and the internet is bringing Buddhism to the white middle-class, it is clear that formal religious affiliations are no longer enough. Stanczak’s critical examination of spirituality provides us with a way of discussing the factors that impel individuals into social activism and forces us to rethink the question of how “religion” and “spirituality” might be defined.
Therefore victims were in desperation about what to do after being conned out of thousands in a real estate scam. These victims will not– or ought ...
Author: Ian Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Exposing Fraud: Skills, Process and Practicalities is a working resource book, containing practical advice on how to conduct a fraud investigation, combined with a solid background of essential theories, the law, and related definitions. Highly-regarded anti-fraud expert and trainers Ian Ross and Jose Chacko go beyond the basic techniques of fraud investigation, and show the reader how to apply those techniques effectively in real-life situations. Fraud investigators will be given the tools to investigate criminals who may be running multiple scams at the same time; they will find out how to manage an investigation and gather evidence to achieve the best possible outcome; finally, they will be shown how to take into consideration the cultural and psychological factors which influence fraudsters, as well as those factors which may represent a stumbling block to their own effectiveness. Topics covered include: key fraud definitions key types and variants of fraud, including cyber fraud concepts of fraud behaviour: the psychology of fraud, impulsive fraud, systemic fraud, organised fraud conducting investigations: aims and objectives, essential skills, effective resourcing, ethical conduct, overcoming personal or cultural barriers, and appraising the corporate culture the importance of data analysis in fraud detection techniques in data analysis for fraud detection responses to fraud: dealing with fraud behaviour rather than type, handling intelligence and assessing evidence, dealing with different levels of fraud, from 'one-hit' cases through to complex investigations investigative interviewing: objectives, information capture, overcoming problems such as relevance filtering and confirmation bias, the PEACE model of interviewing, and avoiding false confessions prioritising and presenting the evidence: avoiding 'bad duplication', promoting data integrity, and reporting effectively case outcome and disposal; recovery of losses, civil and/or criminal proceedings managing the business risk of fraud
Although Augie represents a dramatic reversal in Bellow's technique, it is a much easier achievement than The Victim. The unifying principle of the novel is ...
Author: Howard Harper
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Literary Criticism
This book traces the developing view of the human conditions through the major works of these five writers. The method is inductive, and the works are seen as a record of human experience not as an illustration of philosophical theory. A final chapter places them in the larger perspective of traditional American fiction. Originally published in 1967. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Only she on her knees, peeking into Her own clasped hands Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) INTRODUCTION Desperation characterises the victim.
Author: Mark Ledbetter
Victims and the Postmodern Narrative suggests that reading and writing about literature are ways to gain an ethical understanding of how we live in the world. Postmodern narrative is an important way to reveal and discuss who are society's victims, inviting the reader to become one with them. A close reading of fiction by Toni Morrison, Patrick Suskind, D.M. Thomas, Ian McEwan and J.M. Coetzee reveals a violence imposed on gender, race and the body-politic. Such violence is not new to the postmodern world, but merely reflects Western culture's religious traditions, as the author demonstrates through a reading of stories from the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament.