Longing for Home

Since I haven’t had a home of my own for three years, I have adapted to this nomadic lifestyle. Whether it’s in a hotel room, AirBnB, or one of my host’s homes, I can “feel at home” rather quickly. It’s been essential, really. Otherwise, I would always feel out of sorts, like I didn’t belong…

Speaking Your Love’s Language

A couple of years ago, I touched on the Love and Apology Languages, but finding myself in a new relationship, The 5 Love Languages** have been once again brought to the forefront of my mind. The philosophy behind Attachment Theory is also quite interesting to me, which is a topic I’ll be covering in another…

Our Magical Week

People say Disneyland is the most magical place on earth. I suppose I’d challenge that with maybe Glencoe, Scotland or London, but it’s definitely the most magical (built) place in the USA, as the Redwood Forest is pretty magical naturally. I’ve been Disneyland many times over the past 20 years, and it’s always a treat,…

My Beloved Enigma

I’ve been repeating three words to myself over and over again for the past ten weeks: I’m in trouble. My heart. My mind. My soul. My very sanity is at risk. (Romantic hyperbole. You know me!) I met someone recently, and his name is Brian Enigma. Yes. That’s his real surname, and it perfectly fits…

Bumbling Through Life

For the past two and a half years, I’ve been living the dream. At least, that’s what everyone keeps telling me, and they’re pretty much right. In the wake of debilitating trauma and the end of a 15-year marriage, I did what few would do in those circumstances. I started traveling through Europe, living in…

The Moment You Smiled

The moment you smiled The moment you laughed The moment your sparkling eyes fixed on me The moment you spoke The moment you sighed That was the moment my soul was set free The curve of your neck The shape of your lips The way that you tilt your head when you speak The tone of…

It’s About Love, Actually

The internet recently exploded in debate over the film Love Actually….again. Since it is one of my favorite films of all time and since I watch it every year as a holiday tradition, I know the film quite well. I have watched it at least once a year (with one exception) since I walked out…

New Release: Avalon Revamped

Today is the official release day for my alter-ego’s new book: Avalon Revamped. This is the long-awaited sequel, of sorts, to the Amazon Gothic Romance bestseller Avalon Revisited, available from Riverdale Ave Books in either paperback or eBook. About Avalon Revamped: Arthur Tudor, a vampire for nearly four-hundred years, finds himself bored with life and…

Danser Sur Ta Tombe

“Danser Sur Ta Tombe” Original Painting Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas Board by Christine Rose Daphne was in deeply love, but her lover was just very good at pretending to be, which afforded him the opportunity to delight in her destruction, piece by piece. Heart, mind, body, and soul. Then, discarded her. After a…

Zombies & Cogs

Olivia (O. M.) Grey’s two new titles are now available for purchase! Just in time for Christmas! First, Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection. In the midst of war, a beautiful young officer finds love aboard an airship… A woman steals away to fulfill her desire with a phantom lover… A group of thieves…