Yep! After a very long 'Time out', I have finally returned to the blogosphere.
Unfortunately though, only in part.
My family and work commitments are still high, and as such, restrict the amount of time I can give to my reading, writing and blogging. It's all good though, and with a little forward planning, I'm hoping to post twice a week.
So, what have I been up to?
As some of you might know, I work as a CRT (Casual Relief Teacher). For the past six weeks I have been working full time, filling in for a teacher who left to move north with her hubby. Although the experience was somewhat challenging, (lots of preparation, grading of papers and writing reports - it's the end of the first semester here in Australia) it was also very enjoyable and gave me an oppurtunity to work a little more closely with both staff and students.
Being the end of the semester, it was also a very challenging time for my son who was preparing to sit for his first set of exams. Naturally, as fully qualified secondary teachers, both my husband and I gave him all the assistance and support he needed with his studies. I'm pleased to say that he did very well and we are extremely proud of his achievements.
Obviously during this busy time, I didn't spend any time blogging, commenting or writing, however, I did manage to read a few books and my thoughts and some fun quotes will be posted in the weeks ahead.
To kick things off, here is a short tease from:
With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.
The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.
Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.
The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.
Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.
And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.
Tears pricked my eyes as I folded my hands over his wrists. I had to prove what he believed wasn't true.
Prove that he was the total of everything he'd done and not just the dark things he was ashamed of, and I would do so, because I loved him and accepted him for who he was, for all his faults. That was what love meant.
Love fostered courage.
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