Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tanya Harris author of Supposedly Broken #PassionateSpot

Tanya Harris’s debut novel Supposedly Broken releases April 29th from Delphine Publications. And the cool thing about her novel is it will combined with originally poetry entitled #JustInking for your reading pleasure. In celebration of national poetry month we pulled some of her best pieces from her book for you. Happy reading bookies; and make sure to reserve your copy of Supposedly Broken.


Synopsis: The Turner cousins were damaged by tragic childhood experiences that no amount of time or therapy could erase. Zakia would always remember the feel of her stepfather’s breath against her skin, Marisa would remember the images of her mother’s bruised face that seemed to never heal and Randi will forever hear the sound of her parents constant rejection. These embedded memories of pain became the foundation of the protective barriers that framed their adult lives. It’s not until an unexpected death occurs that they realize that those barriers that were built to protect them from pain, also shielded them from happiness. As you get to know them, you will sympathize and empathize with their pain, ignite your anger at its source and fall in love with the end results.



My heart is grieving

A loss that my mind is having a hard time believing

My mind fully understands God’s Word

But every time my heart cries

My mind wonders and wants to ask why

Because logically it doesn’t make sense,

But in death logic is irrelevant.

Although my heart knows that, it continues to cry,

Which causes my mind to keep asking, why?

It wants to fill this hole

In my soul

That my spirit keeps saying doesn’t exists

While it lists

The scriptures that my mind learned and my heart recites

In times when hope is lost or when times are tight

But my heart’s not listening this time.

It continues to rewind

Back to the point before this loss occurred,

Reminding me of past familial events and spoken words

Then states that it will never be like that again.

Wrapping my mind in confusion

As it hallucinates in illusions

Of what should have been,

Resulting in that question

Being asked again.


does it have to be this way?

Then my spirit says

It’s not mine but God’s plan

And there’s no need for my mind to question or understand

But merely to accept that it happened.



Nothing compares to Creativity’s kiss,

It’s oh so sweet gentleness.

Its concentration is perfectly set,

As it massages and stimulates my intellect.

Brushing across the lips

Of my mind.

Intellect seething,

Heavily breathing,

As the anticipation of completion climbs.

My talent it teases,

My cortex it pleases,

Time . . . after time . . . after time.

Breaking my control and causing verses to spasm,

Until that ultimate wordgasm.

Whether it be soft or gently,

Heated or quickly.

It always leaves my pen satisfied.

So much so that I almost cry

After it leaves.

Because my talent grieves

Until it returns.

. . . not out of concern

But because my intellect is so greedy,

And my talent is so needy,

That they impatiently

Complain about being alone.

Because Creativity’s return is never known.

But when it comes back,

They welcome its attack,

The mention of its name immediately gets their appetite whet

Until they’re squirming where they sit.

Aching for that gentleness

And those heated moments of bliss

Caused by Creativity’s kiss.

tanyaWho is Tanya Harris? Tanya Harris a native of Memphis, Tennessee who currently resides in Snellville, Georgia. She has spent years writing poems and short stories for personal enjoyment and as a therapeutic means of ending her day.  She has a positive outlook on life and believes that life happens to us but we choose how we react to it.  It is this belief that gave birth to Supposedly Broken and allowed it to take on a life of its own.  Tanya is a member of Gospel Tabernacle Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is confident that her writing talent is a gift from God and that within this talent lies an opportunity for ministry.

 Find Tanya Online:

Visit her at : http://about.me/TanyaHarris

Find her at https://www.facebook.com/bjharris2001


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Exclusive Excerpt: Love on Death Row by Melissa Love on eBooks April 8th

How Far Would You Go To Save Your Marriage?  From the outside De’Nesha Cole had the picture perfect life with two beautiful children and a loving husband. But on the outside, Terence was far from perfect. He was violent, controlling and abusive. When her best friends find out what’s been going on behind closed doors, they encourage her to go to the authorities, but she refused. She was determined to make her marriage work no matter at what cost and death was no exception.

Excerpt:  “These are for you! He said as he slowly brought his hands around to show me the dozen of red and yellow roses he had gotten for me. He kissed me on the back of my neck. “Well, do you like it?”

I couldn’t believe he was acting so casual after just punching me forty minutes ago. He must be suffering from personality dissociation.

“Of course,” I replied with a fake smile on my bruised face. “Thank you, baby.”

“Can you forgive me for the way I have been acting? I know that’s my child you’re carrying. Is it a boy or a girl?” He asked as he rubs my stomach and kissed me tenderly.

“I don’t know yet, it’s too early to tell, but when I go back next week I can ask the doctor and you can go with me if you want to?”

“Hell, yeah, this is my first child, so I got to be there. I called my parents, and they are so thrilled too.”

The only reason I hugged Terence and forgave him is because of our baby, and I know it sounds stupid, but this is our first child and I refuse to be just another single black woman raising a child alone.


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Tamika Newhouse makes an appearance in Chicago #TamikaOnTour #PassionateSpot


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Music in my soul: The Worst #PassionateSpot

In stores April 8th Love on Death Row by Melissa Love #PassionateSpot


New P**Y tends to trump love and commitment, did you know that? #PassionateSpot

1111111I am no relationship expert by far but I have dibbled and dabbled in the dating game to get a few perspectives. I was sitting here in Starbucks drinking my latte listening to Kelly Price’s 90s hit “It Will Rain” and after a long discussion on the previous day about relationship I came up with a conclusion. New P**Y is a hot commodity. Did you know that in a lot of cases New P**Y will be valued more than anything else?


Let me explain my discovery of this. It’s no secret that men and women think totally different and that we will never truly understand each other fully. But I would like for you to look at any common case of cheating. Men have many opportunities to cheat not because they want to but because they can. New P**Y is made easy these days simply because many women of today make it easy. For example you send x rated images of yourself to strangers on social media, a guy can ask you out via text verses picking up the phone, you give up the cookie early on, you don’t demand things that you want, and the committed man becomes the most attractive. The last one is crazy right? Women should praise a man for being faithful to a woman however that very trait is attractive and a single woman will want that for themselves. So in turn they seduce or chase the faithful committed man. Thus they are making his journey to do right more complicated.


Take another example of a man that won’t commit. Usually a man’s main reason for not wanting to commit is because of the New P**Y he will miss out on. So I began to wonder when did new and random p**y become a high value? When did it become more important than having a faithful woman, a Queen to be by your side, stability, a growing family, genuine love and support? How did New P**Y trump everything that the ideal family should be? When did New P**Y became the one thing men can’t give up?


In closing I think people tend to look at what they will be giving up when it comes to committing to another verses the things that they will gain. Why must the negativity be the first to review in a decision to be with another or not? How can the positivity be chosen first? How can loyalty trump New P**Y? I don’t know, do you?


I guess I will just go back to my latte and wonder myself too. Until next time folks xoxoxo………

Tamika Newhouse graces the cover of Book Cover Magazine #PassionateSpot #CEOChair

BOOK COVER Mag - April 2014 Front


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