Category Archives: blogging

Ready For Love…

**I need to say a big thank you to Spanishharlemmonalisa.com for posting the pictures from this wonderful night. I was too busy crying to take good ones of my own.   Without further ado…here’s the post…   I am ready

Ready For Love…

**I need to say a big thank you to Spanishharlemmonalisa.com for posting the pictures from this wonderful night. I was too busy crying to take good ones of my own.   Without further ado…here’s the post…   I am ready

And Then There Were 2

This post is part Throwback Thursday, part Daily Post Blog Prompt that stirred some musings and realizations. Enjoy! ~Ava *** I come from a nice sized family, but I am the youngest of four siblings. Four doting siblings and parents who

And Then There Were 2

This post is part Throwback Thursday, part Daily Post Blog Prompt that stirred some musings and realizations. Enjoy! ~Ava *** I come from a nice sized family, but I am the youngest of four siblings. Four doting siblings and parents who

Bold is Beautiful: Changing Visibility, Fashion and Consciousness

An Indian brand of ethnic wear is bringing visibility and fashion-forward social consciousness to the forefront and I am thrilled about it! Anouk Apparel launched a digital campaign in June of 2015 for its line of Indo-Western inspired clothing titled

Bold is Beautiful: Changing Visibility, Fashion and Consciousness

An Indian brand of ethnic wear is bringing visibility and fashion-forward social consciousness to the forefront and I am thrilled about it! Anouk Apparel launched a digital campaign in June of 2015 for its line of Indo-Western inspired clothing titled

Hidden Treasures, Sparks of Splendor

“Do you have the courage? Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.” —From the Book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear I’ve been reading

Hidden Treasures, Sparks of Splendor

“Do you have the courage? Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.” —From the Book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear I’ve been reading

Here’s to the New Year: I want To Be The End…

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for.” —Bob Marley It was Thanksgiving day when I found out that my boyfriend of two years was cheating on me. He

Here’s to the New Year: I want To Be The End…

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for.” —Bob Marley It was Thanksgiving day when I found out that my boyfriend of two years was cheating on me. He

What’s in a Dream?

Her Name Alicia Joseph A Lesbian Fiction Novella *** “There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of your in your philosophy” —Hamlet Have you ever had a dream that felt so real it made you

What’s in a Dream?

Her Name Alicia Joseph A Lesbian Fiction Novella *** “There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of your in your philosophy” —Hamlet Have you ever had a dream that felt so real it made you

A Drink of Love…

The other night I awoke from a fretful, uncomfortable sleep. I had tossed and turned almost constantly until I felt like every limb in my body was itching to get up and move. Only, it wasn’t a physical itching. It

A Drink of Love…

The other night I awoke from a fretful, uncomfortable sleep. I had tossed and turned almost constantly until I felt like every limb in my body was itching to get up and move. Only, it wasn’t a physical itching. It

Book Bytes: Book Promotion You Can Hear

Hellooooooo Lovelies! I’ve been playing around with new and fun ways to make my writing accessible to as many humans as possible and music has always inspired my writing, with entire story plot lines being inspired by just one song,

Book Bytes: Book Promotion You Can Hear

Hellooooooo Lovelies! I’ve been playing around with new and fun ways to make my writing accessible to as many humans as possible and music has always inspired my writing, with entire story plot lines being inspired by just one song,

Why I Write Romance

Originally posted on Aurora Rey:
Sometimes, I read a book and it profoundly moves me.  This is a beautiful thing, but it comes with some risks.  I’m one of those people who takes things to heart, carries them around and…

Why I Write Romance

Originally posted on Aurora Rey:
Sometimes, I read a book and it profoundly moves me.  This is a beautiful thing, but it comes with some risks.  I’m one of those people who takes things to heart, carries them around and…

Prayer of the Handmaiden: A five-star fantasy where love conquers all!

So Here’s the Deal… Erinda is born a servant girl whose family has served the royal House of Rane in Ithyria for generations. She has never rebelled against her life. She has embraced servant life in the palace with all

Prayer of the Handmaiden: A five-star fantasy where love conquers all!

So Here’s the Deal… Erinda is born a servant girl whose family has served the royal House of Rane in Ithyria for generations. She has never rebelled against her life. She has embraced servant life in the palace with all

First Deserve, Then Desire…

I’ve often told myself that before I can reach for whatever it is that makes my heart thump and the wheels in my head turn with inspiration I need to deserve it. I’ve done this to myself even when it

First Deserve, Then Desire…

I’ve often told myself that before I can reach for whatever it is that makes my heart thump and the wheels in my head turn with inspiration I need to deserve it. I’ve done this to myself even when it

Awards and How to Save a Life…

I started off the week crying. Maybe it’s the new moon that’s coming messing with my new-age secret hippie self, or maybe it was just the culmination of everything that I’ve been feeling over the past month. But my phone

Awards and How to Save a Life…

I started off the week crying. Maybe it’s the new moon that’s coming messing with my new-age secret hippie self, or maybe it was just the culmination of everything that I’ve been feeling over the past month. But my phone

It’s Going to be Epic…

I’m starting a new serial segment called “It’s Going to be Epic”. As you might have gathered from a few of my other posts, I’m a little in love with India. I wanted to go on a new adventure in

It’s Going to be Epic…

I’m starting a new serial segment called “It’s Going to be Epic”. As you might have gathered from a few of my other posts, I’m a little in love with India. I wanted to go on a new adventure in

The Island of Misfit Toys…

I was a cultural mutt growing up. My parents joined those who went East in search of spiritual answers for their everyday, material problems. They spent years pontificating on the existence of God and what that being must be like.

The Island of Misfit Toys…

I was a cultural mutt growing up. My parents joined those who went East in search of spiritual answers for their everyday, material problems. They spent years pontificating on the existence of God and what that being must be like.

New Year, New Goal

Two years ago, I was just focused on coming out. I had been bottling feelings up and hiding myself from any and everyone. I refused to acknowledge truths about myself that were absolutely, blatantly obvious, and in the process, I

New Year, New Goal

Two years ago, I was just focused on coming out. I had been bottling feelings up and hiding myself from any and everyone. I refused to acknowledge truths about myself that were absolutely, blatantly obvious, and in the process, I