The Rantings of a Tortured Mind

The Rantings of a Tortured Mind is a personal blog about everyday life for Valerie Rayne, a 28-year-old, curious, creative, musical, kinky, blog-a-holic and mom of four.

Within the pages of this blog you’ll find a variety of posts about everything and anything that is possibly in the scope of interest to Valerie Rayne – from personal life like family, parenting, relationships and other aspects of life to interests like music, the internet and sexuality.

About Valerie Rayne

Valerie Rayne, as it has been said, is a 28-year-old, curious, creative, musical, kinky, blog-a-holic and mom of four. She is also the administrator of The Erotic Writers Group, a Google+ Community of over 500 erotic writers and fans. She’s also me!

First and foremost, I’m a stay-at-home mom of four beautiful children – one girl, three boys – and you will often find me writing about them and that. I am in a monogamous relationship and have been for the past six years with the father of my fourth child, The Boyfriend. The ex, better known as Alfie, is father to the older three and we are still friendly.

I am an avid singer/songwriter and currently play guitar and a very slacker version of the piano. In the past, I have played the baritone euphonium (bass clef), the basoon and the classical drums. Music is a big part of my life and I can always be found listening to, playing or writing music.

I enjoy reading immensely and am constantly looking to expand my literary horizons. I also enjoy writing quite a bit and dabble in poetry, erotic fiction and opinion-based pieces. I have been blogging on and off for the last 13 years through various mediums and prior to that kept stacks of paper journals. I often use writing to express my inner thoughts, sort out my feelings and vent my frustrations.

Finally, I am a highly sexual individual and a great many of posts that you’ll read throughout The Rantings will be about sex. I highly recommend the use of the ratings if that makes you uncomfortable! Currently in my life, I choose not to identify as anything, although that is mostly due to life circumstances. However, in a perfect world, I am a pansexual S/switch.

Anything else there is to know about me, you’re likely to discover within the posts of The Rantings and if you have any questions or would like to know something more specific, please feel free to send me a message!

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Writing & Erotica

From poetry and short fiction pieces spanning a variety of genres, to new chapters of The Brighton Tales and submissions to The Erotic Writers Group: Challenge Central, view all of my Writing & Erotica.

My Bucket List

My Bucket List covers all my wants, desires, dreams and aspirations in every aspect of life, from family, career and hobbies to sexuality, fetishes and relationships.


Check out photo albums and pictures of my family, landscapes and adult-friendly photos or view videos of my cover songs, original songs or other videos that involve me. Also see some of my favorite random things from around the web.