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





happy new year or old year looking back


In the past I have done a roundup of the things that made the year a good one

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I have helped friends and loved ones and striven to make a positive impact in peoples lives

I made people think and work for their own answers even with my advice

my daughters continue to grow and make me proud


somehow my wife still puts up with me after 18 years of course that’s more her accomplishment then mine

last year I ended with one book in the top one hundred in its category this year I have two

even with a bit of sickness this year I have kept going

I have helped kids other then my own and people who I now count as friends

I have just receved my final proof of ED’S JOURNAL and hope to release it soon (somehow this keeps getting pushed back)

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and have a great hope for next year

a bonus for reading this

here is a bit that didn’t make it to the first Karmic book


Karma final word

(or is it)

This case, and yes writing these other peoples stories and my involvement is a case I am doing for karma. Will have a wider reach then even I can see. But there are a few that I saw while writing.

One young girl who was raised very religious. Was thinking of going wild when she first went to collage. Instead started a support group for other young women who were still virgins when first getting to collage. After reading the story ‘Yes I Said No’.

One distinguished older lady author in California is reading this line right now with a smile as she thinks on the help she gave to a author she never met In person.

There are more but you get the idea. This one act of karma will touch thousands. As for me during this time I was having odd dreams of a pair of multicolored eyes watching me and I felt like I was being evaluated.

thank you all and have a happy new year


A few friends did up a wishes for the new year blog bash check them out