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Monsters and mayhem. That's become my life. Fear and apprehension. That's become the normal for those around me. Dread and distraction. That's what has interrupted my own personal romance story with my mon-star quad. Vengeance and retribution. That was the theme of the monster world long before I landed in it, and it's starting to heat up more than ever. Jabs from a complicated, ancient past keep coming so much and so quickly that I've grown desensitized to them.
Which is a good thing, since I'm about to need a thick skin. I guess it's time to see if I can handle being in the middle, because that's where I'm about to put myself. My mother always did accuse me of being a masochist. I'm starting to think she must be right. Either they love me, or they love her. I suppose it's time to find out who wins. I don't fight pretty, and I'm not that great at smack talk.
It's not that they're not worth fighting for. I just don't want to have to fight for them. Not when when I'm fighting bigger battles already. Either we're in this together, or I'm on my own. That's for them to decide on their own. Let the games begin.
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Meeting Nollix's less-than-charming Demon friends was not the plan. Finding alliances in the eerie creatures that nightmares are made of, was definitely not the plan. Expand text… Violence had a plan. A real one. A good one: stop the Mad King. Fall in love with one—maybe two, certainly not three—men. And then probably live happily ever after. What if happily ever after doesn't really exist? Koonce - Severed Souls Joie Maz pinned post 19 Feb at pm. Brielle Winters Feb 14, at am. Five cursed Fae Princes. An evil that will destroy the world. Expand text… When Eighteen-year-old Neara saves a villager from the clutches of a deadly faerie, the Fae Queen sends warriors to abduct her dying father in revenge.
To gain his freedom, Neara must venture into the Shadowlands and obtain three enchanted objects under the supervision of the bestial Prince Drayce. Torn between saving the human realm and saving her father, Neara must navigate this treacherous world and choose between love, liberty and power. Curse of the Fae Queen by Delia Castel. Joie Maz pinned post 13 Feb at pm. Tamara Pond Dec 23, at am. Winter's Guardian - G.
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Expand text… In the last week, her life has gone from bad, to worse. Her last-ditch effort takes her to the self-proclaimed voodoo queen of the French Quarter, but what Aurora thinks is the end of her problems—is only the beginning. Carver Marceau has lived in a world of misery since the day his mortal years ceased and his immortal life began. An ancient race of vampires ruled by a deadly queen bent on keeping her rein at all costs. Neither of them expected the intense bond that forms between them, nor the revelations they uncover.
Carver discovers that Aurora is one of the Dria. The first of three fated harem queens, destined to return the balance to the Kresova. Three handsome consorts.
A deadly court full of intrigue. Just in case becoming a vampire wasn't interesting enough, learning you've basically been destined to overthrow the crazed vampire queen is only icing on the cake. Aurora Hedvige has had her world turned inside out, upside down, and every which way in between. But it hasn't been all bad. Sure, things keep happening, and there's a prophecy involved, but she has Carver and Lucian, and they make everything just a tad better.
But the harder they try to complete their mission, the more tangled everything becomes. New enemies step from the shadows, as old allies risk their lives for the future of a new supernatural order. There's only one question left at the end of the day, will Aura's best efforts be enough? Or will temptation lead her past her limits and into a future that wasn't in the cards. Are You Tempted? And if Aura wants to end queen Morana, she needs to go back to the start. Once Aura feeds from her third consort, it will all fall into place Or so the prophecy says.
Who is the second Dria? Where would Aura find her? And would they find her in time? Watching a psychopath suck the life from your father is one way to create a vengeful daughter—and Lyra Roux knows firsthand about revenge. With those Lyra loves at risk, she will have to bind vampires, werewolves, and even the Fae. Brielle Winters Feb 8, at pm. Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself.
Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground. As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.
Morgan has been banned from hunting until she learns to control her powers and her impulsive nature. Her team is so focused on her training, she feels more alone and alienated than ever. She must make the heartbreaking decision to stay and fight for the men who mean everything to her or turn her back on the Academy to survive. But the choice is taken from her when the Academy is viciously attacked, and Morgan is abducted and dumped into the Primordial Realm. Abandoned and unable to get back to the Academy, Morgan must take a crash course in survival in this alien world.
As she investigates the deadly mist sweeping through the Realm, she is horrified to discover that her team has followed her, determined to earn back her trust. With their lives in danger, Morgan will do whatever it takes to save them, even if it means entering Tartarus and uncovering the secrets of the forgotten gods. With the cure in hand, they must defeat monsters from myths and legends—and their worst nightmares—and escape the gates of hell, or risk becoming forever trapped and forced to watch the destruction of their world. The assassins have their hands full chasing down the creatures who've fled to the human world.
Too bad Morgan has been consigned to the schoolroom, too valuable as the future heir to the crown to be risked. Not one to kick up her heels and do nothing, Morgan is determined to find out how to control her powers so she can protect what is hers But what should've been a time to settle down with her mates turns deadly when secrets are exposed. Morgan is furious, but determined to fight for the chance to have a future with her men The sea queen is vicious and will do whatever is necessary to get what she wants There is always a price to pay for defying the queen, but her mates refuse to let Morgan pay the price alone.
When a deal is struck, Morgan and her team must survive the next three days of being hunted by the queen's mightiest champions. If she fails, she and her mates will die, and Draven will be forced into a life of slavery for all eternity. Joie Maz pinned post 28 Jan at pm. Brandi Brown Oct 30, at pm.
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Seafood was limited to those that had scales and fins. This requirement eliminated all shellfish, such as lobster and shrimp, and fish such as sharks and dolphins, as well as other sea creatures such as the eel see vv. Birds forbidden were generally birds of prey that lived on carrion, or, as in the case of the stork and heron, those that may have eaten other unclean creatures see vv.
The ossifrage is thought to be a species of vulture, as is the gier eagle. Most flying insects were also forbidden. Of these, four are suitable for food. All are members of the locust family. The law specified that contact with the carcass of an unclean animal or a clean animal that had died in some way other than by proper slaughter caused one to be unclean. In all probability it epitomized for the people of God the full gravity and ultimate consequences of sin. That the unclean person was barred from temple service and fellowship with other Israelites seems to bear out this assumption.
The symbolism suggests that contact with sin leaves one tainted, and from this taint there had to be a period of cleansing. This part of the law raises some questions in the minds of many readers. The most obvious question is, Why should natural bodily functions render one unclean? First, unclean in the Mosaic sense did not suggest something disgusting or filthy, nor did it imply that the body or the natural functions of the body, such as childbirth or sexual relations, were inherently evil.
The ordinances of the Mosaic law were all designed to symbolize spiritual truths.
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The more nearly one approached perfection in the performance of the law, the more closely one approached the true symbolic meaning of the ordinance. The physical body and its natural functions remind one that he is of the earth, of the physical. Therefore, to say that a man or woman was unclean that is, not to perform sacred ordinances at certain times was to suggest to the mind that the natural man must be put aside in order to approach God.
There was a similar teaching in the requirements for the high priest see Reading Any person with a physical handicap was barred from being the high priest see Leviticus — God does not view such persons as spiritually inferior. Rather, this requirement was a teaching device.
The laws of natural uncleanness should be viewed in a similar light. There were certain practical or sanitary aspects of these laws as well. The strict rules about contact with an infected person or objects with which he had come in contact have modern hygienic parallels. One commentator summed up both aspects in this way:. In Israel, by sharp contrast, anything suggesting the sexual or sensual is strictly banned from the worship of God.
The purpose is to ensure its separation from the worship of God. The rule of strict cleanliness in all sexual matters was also a positive safeguard to health. Many things in the Mosaic law are puzzling at first but become clear and understandable upon further investigation. This question, however, is one that seems to have no key at present for its correct interpretation.
An obvious implication, quickly taken up by some modern critics, is that this rule is a reflection of the inferior status of women anciently, a status which they regard as supported by the law. This conclusion is fallacious for two reasons. First, elsewhere in the law and the Old Testament, there is evidence that women had high status and their rights were protected. God does not view women as inferior in any way, although the roles of men and women are different.
Speculation on why the Lord revealed different requirements for ceremonial purifying after the birth of male and female children is pointless until further revelation is received on the matter. The common characteristic seems to be decay and putrefaction, and thus leprosy became a type or a symbol of sin or the sinful man.
Classical leprosy was a dreaded disease that required exile from society and isolation see Leviticus Anesthetic leprosy affects primarily the nerve trunks, particularly of the extremities. They become numb and ultimately lose their vitality. We may ask whether the various forms of leprosy are covered and intended in this chapter of Leviticus. A certain answer cannot be offered. A modern doctor would not diagnose leprosy on the symptoms given here.
It seems probable that many skin diseases, some of them of relatively little importance, were called leprosy. Isolation was the very best method for prevention of the spread of contagion. Because of the nature of the ritual, many people have seen it as a primitive, superstitious, and abhorrent rite which supports the notion that the Israelites were primitive and superstitious pagans.
However, when one applies the guidelines for interpreting symbols as given above, he finds that the ritual is a beautiful representation of gospel truths. But one must first understand the true meaning of the various symbolisms used in the rite. These include the following:. The leper. Leprosy in its various forms was a disease that involved decay and putrefaction of the living body; also, because of its loathsomeness, it required the person to be ostracized and cut off from any fellowship with the rest of the house of Israel.
Because of these characteristics, leprosy was seen as an appropriate type or symbol of what happens to a man spiritually when he sins. Sin introduces decay and corruption into the spiritual realm similar to what leprosy does in the physical realm. The priest. The priest served as the official representative of the Lord, and he was authorized to cleanse the leper and bring him back into full fellowship.
The birds. As the only living objects used in the ritual, the birds symbolized the candidate. Because of the two truths to be taught, two birds were required. The first bird was killed by the shedding of its blood, signifying that the leper the natural man had to give up his life. The second bird, after being bound together with other symbols, was released.
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This signified that the man had been freed from the bondage of sin. The cedar wood. The wood from cedar trees is still used today because of its ability to preserve surrounding objects from decay and corruption. So the cedar tree symbolized preservation from decay. The scarlet wool. The word scarlet Leviticus really meant a piece of wool dyed a bright red. Red reminds us of blood, which is the symbol of life and also of atonement. See Leviticus The hyssop. Though we are not sure exactly why, we do know that in the Old Testament times the herb hyssop carried with it the symbolism of purification.
See Exodus ; Psalm ; Hebrews The basin of water. Notice that the blood of the bird was mixed with the water. In Moses we learn that blood and water are the symbols of birth, both physical and spiritual. Also, we know that the place of spiritual rebirth, the baptismal font, is a symbol of the place where the natural man is put to death. Over the basin of water the first bird was killed, symbolizing the death of the natural man and the eventual rebirth of the spiritually innocent person. The washing of the leper.
This clearly was a symbol of cleansing.