Inspiration by violin again


Twice before I wrote about being inspired by Lindsey Stirling


So today i was trying to write a poem for my wife and thought it worked before

so I went to Lindsey Stirling’s you tube and found

and wrote the following for my wife Tina

Hold on to my heart

From miraculous to mundane

beyond endurance to free of pain

the everyday to the quite insane

I can handle anything

if you

hold on to my heart

I can turn the tides or blow a bubble or two

take the weight of the world or tie a shoe

wait for eternity or just a few

there is nothing I can’t do

if you

hold on to my heart

I could move the world or just the car

learn the tango or look at a star

be the life of the party or tend the bar

sit still for hours or run very far

I will do it all

if you

hold on to my heart


I hope you all enjoyed it and mostly hope Tina enjoyed it 😉

as always thank you for reading



BOOK REVIEW THORNE: Rose’s Dark Contract: (Book 1)




THORNE: Rose’s Dark Contract: (Book 1)

I wouldn’t normally get a book like this myself

but I won it in a contest so I started reading

(and couldn’t stop)

if you like BDSM, great character development, unknown attractions, and a captivating story line

this will work for you.

Throw in some dark pasts and people learning about themselves and you get one heck of a good story



Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven…the primrose path—Shakespeare

William Thorne is a powerful man with dark needs and a troubled past who doesn’t have the time nor the desire for romantic relationships or notions.

Through meticulous planning and iron-clad contracts, Thorne has managed to maintain a modicum of balance, control, and happiness by employing personal assistants to aid him in all aspects of his professional and personal life.

Sex with no strings attached. Obedience without questions. An arrangement of mutual benefit. No mess. No love. No expectations. Nothing beyond a signed contract.

But when Thorne meets recent music grad, Victoria Rose, the shy and beautiful down-on-her-luck waitress, obsession replaces his carefully constructed thinking. He becomes so fixated on having her, without a full understanding of who she is, that he rushes her contract, making mistake after mistake before the ink even dries. His once neat and controlled existence becomes blurred and smudged.

Can the mistakes he makes be erased from Rose’s dark contract? Or will the damage leave an indelible mark that nobody could have seen coming?

About author


R.B. O’Brien has always been drawn to the more taboo side of storytelling, even as a young adult, from hiding books from strict Catholic parents as a teen to getting lost in the erotic sections of bookstores for hours. As a writer, O’Brien explores the darker, erotic nature of relationships, those riddled with the reality of insecurities and human folly, exposing the vulnerability, emotional turmoil, and occasional pain that can come from losing oneself in the heat of passion.

O’Brien holds a degree in English literature and happily resides in the Northeast of the United States. Her first series, the highly acclaimed Natalie’s Edge trilogy, is now available in ebook format and print, the third of which, Redemption, was nominated for the Golden Flogger Award for best BDSM romance. THORNE, O’Brien’s second dark romance suspense series, Rose’s Dark Contract and Rose’s Dark Secret, is also available now in eprint, a tale where things are not what they seem. Expect Book Three December 2016. O’Brien has just released her award-winning series, formerly the Capture of Rosemary, The IMOGEN series.

“To write is to descend, excavate, to go underground.”—Anais Nin

and as always thanks for reading





The artist formerly known as “the artist formerly known as prince”


The man was a musical genius but more the that.
When he couldn’t get out of his contract with warner he changed his name to the symbol.



“He couldn’t get out of his contract, but he could change his name to an unpronounceable symbol, largely to mess with them. Journalists started to call him “the artist formerly known as Prince,” but in 2000 he went back to Prince when his Warner contract expired.”


Now to understand how it messed with them every legal document for court would require his legal name written multiple times and the computers and typewriters of that time couldn’t make that symbol.
So for every document someone would have to go through and hand draw it, plus any changes to a legal document needed to be notarized and any missed part and the document would need to be redone.
Great way to piss off the people who pissed  him off.
So It Is Fair Well To A Great music maker as well as a great thinker.
As always thanks for reading.



So once again I was listening to Lindsey Stirling


A surprise


If you have read my previous post concerning her music

I do enjoy her violin music

today it was

Take Flight

now as i have said before I don’t work like most authors

I have 4 or five projects going at once

I was working on Karmic Krackers 2 (the exact title still in the air)

so as I listen words are jumping in my head

so I stop writing and listen closer

then I write out what came to mind


One thought

one idea

the next page

is going to take you there

take you high

take you

on and on

get higher

and higher

thinking faster

moving faster

soon your mind can fly in the clouds

with your heart soaring though the night

thoughts blurring the page

mind lost to this world

as another is built

I am not much of a poet but these words speak to me

as always thanks for reading


The Woe of a Creative Mind


Today I heard “Shatter Me” by Lindsey Stirling

see it here

(btw I can’t use the lyrics here without permission or I would violate copyright laws)

on the radio and how she felt this was from the point of view of a music box dancer

shater1.5and what came to mind is as follows

Oh how I watch you time after time

dancing to your masters tune

stuck to the pedestal they put you on

stuck in the glass cage I see you in

what I wouldn’t do to set you free

to stop the gears they grind you with

to shatter the cage they bound you in

to remove you from their pedestal

to set you free of their view of you

to help you fly like I know you can do

all I’d ask to help you flee

is once maybe

you’d dance with me

i hope you enjoyed as poetry is not my first choice



now that is out maybe I can write something