#MustRead The Game That Played Us by M. Skye


Money ain’t everything…Jeremiah Bentley thought selling drugs was his only option, until he lost his girlfriend, Kaila, to the messy world under the leadership of a madam named Calypso, who owned the prostitute and drug game. Changing his life, in an attempt at redemption, Jeremiah took Ashley. However, in order to heal fully, he had to return to the place where it all began: The Playhouse strip club.

Five years later, all is well in his life until he meets the new girl, Angel and is intrigued. As his friendship with Angel blossoms and his marriage hits the rocks, Jeremiah soon realizes that Angel has a dark past of her own to keep hidden. When things begin to unravel, it creates danger he never imagined for anyone he ever loved. Jeremiah can’t fight what he feels for Angel, even though it could cost him everything, especially after discovering Angel’s past connects with his in a major way.

When a vicious agenda arises, Jeremiah begins to question whether Angel is the key to the madness, or just another casualty in the ongoing war with the reemerged street queen, Calypso. In a game of power and revenge if money isn’t everything then what is?

Get your copy: http://www.amazon.com/Game-That-Played-Us-ebook/dp/B017TRSJ86

#MustRead Why a Thug Can’t Love Me 2 by Monica Jeremie


Quintavius Ford was Sidney’s knight in shining armor; her proof that she could have that fairytale ending. However, when his sudden, unexplained behavior places a strain on their relationship, Sidney was left no choice, but to end it. Moving forward proves to be difficult when Kaylin winds up in her bed and kidnaps her heart. Well aware she crossed the line by sleeping with her ex’s best friend; she wonders if her wrongful actions make her feelings for Kaylin and the possibility of a romance between them any less real?

Once again, life for Sidney seems leaded in a positive direction; based on her track record though, true happiness always seems to elude her. Faced with a traumatic event, Sidney is overcome with heartbreak and grief. As a result, she succumbs to the numbing effects of a toxic, uninhibited lifestyle. Burning many bridges during her downward spiral, her friend, Raleigh, is the only person who remains in her corner. Nevertheless, when his loyalty is tested, Sidney begins to wonder if anyone’s ever had her best interest at heart.

What happens when a relationship is built on lies and lust, friendships are threatened by betrayal, and the true colors of those Sidney Jackson cherished as lovers and friends are revealed. Will her heart ever be safe?

Get your copy:  http://www.amazon.com/Why-Thug-Cant-Love-Me-ebook/dp/B017KVZSUS

Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique & More Cast in the Holiday Film ‘A Meyers Christmas’ #PassionateSpot



Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique and Danny Glover have been cast in the family comedy A Meyers Christmas.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Meyers Christmas will follow an estranged family that comes together for their first Christmas since the death of their family matriarch.

Jessie T. Usher, who will also star in the film.

Will Packer (Think Like a Man) will produce the film, while David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) will direct.

A Meyers Christmas is scheduled to hit theaters on November 11, 2016.

Could A Meyers Christmas be a classic in the making? We guess we’ll have to wait and see!

FOX Is Turning ‘Think Like a Man’ into a TV Series #PassionateSpot


Are there any Think Like a Man fans in the building? If so, this news should excite you.

FOX has announced plans to create a comedy series based on the Think Like a Man franchise.

Steve Harvey, Keith Merryman, David A. Newman and Tim Story, who all played key roles in the creation of Think Like a Man and its sequel, will executive produce the series.

Per Deadline:

[…] The series explores the never-ending battle of the sexes from four very different points of view: newly married, moving in, breaking up and hooking up. Featuring both the male and female perspectives, our couples and their friends will realize that it’s easy to fall in love and “be” in love but not necessarily stay in love.


The Think Like a Man TV adaptation follows news of upcoming FOX series being produced by Misty Copeland, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. FOX also recently announced that it is developing a limited series about a racially-motivated police shooting in which a black cop kills a white teen. Sanaa Lathan has been cast as the lead in that project.

Are you excited about a Think Like a Man comedy series?

Save the Date: Literary Experience #CIAA Edition #PassionateSpot


Save the Date: The Literary Experience CIAA Edition powered by Delphine Legacy Media and Blogging Beauties Tour will feature bloggers, celebs, and authors in the city of Charlotte Feb 27, 2016. Join us for the social brunch of the year! We will take you between the pages of some of the best selling novels with author- reader interaction, branding &blogging tips. Plus, surprise celebrity guests, food, music, drinks, exclusive red carpet interviews and more! Sponsored by Lit Ish presented by Delphine Legacy Media, Upscale Magazine,
Bouje Vodka, and Broadcasting Beauty
Email thelitexp@gmail.com for more info!

New Release: Money, Power, Respect: A Chicago Street Tale by Phoenix Williams #PassionateSpot

MoneypowerrespectSex was the ruler of all things evil; at a young age, Danni learned how to get what she wanted by using what she had. Forced to turn tricks to survive when her drug-addicted mother was killed, she vowed to not stay at the bottom for too long.  Working her way up through the sex industry,  soon earned her status as a top notch Madame. She finally has the three things she’s always wanted: money, power and respect, but it involved taking a life to get there.

With a dangerous past still haunting her, she has built a sexual playground worthy of the world’s elite.  Red Door is the place where no one, including the Madame, is who they seem to be, obsession is encouraged, and violence is part of the game.   The line between fantasy and reality begins to blur dangerously; deadly betrayals and heartbreaking actions start to take place.

Danni’s forced to make a decision: walk away from everything she’s worked for or once again, kill for her freedom. What will she choose to do? If sex is the ruler of all things evil, what does that make murder?


Dressed in all black, gloves covering our hands and caps covering our heads, we blended in with the darkness.  We had taken every precaution to make sure not an ounce of our DNA was in the car.

I took the gag out of Randolph’s mouth and he screamed bloody murder.  I laughed.  There was no one around for miles.  The land had been sold to developers and they had yet to occupy it.

“Are you done now?” I asked him.  Tears streamed down his swollen cheeks.  “I mean, you can continue to scream if you like but no one will be coming to your rescue.  No one occupies this land.  Once the owners do decide to start building the luxury condos, your body will be so decomposed even your own mother won’t be able to recognize you.”

He tried to gather up some courage.  “Dental records and fingerprints will identify me.  They will connect me to the Senator and all of you will go to jail before you rot in hell.”

I looked at Bruce, he looked at me, and we burst out laughing.  I loved this part.  Between guffaws, I was able to say, “Do you really think we’re stupid?  You must think this is our first time?  Honey, I will have Big Boy here sit on your chest while I rip out each and every one of your teeth.  I will peel your fingertips off like the skin off of a grape.”  He peed himself and that set off another round of laughter.

The light from the moon shone down on him and accentuated his bruised and battered frame.  When we first met him at the drop off place he was cocky.  I couldn’t stand cocky motherfuckers.  He tried to get tough with me since Bruce waited in the car.  He thought he could intimidate me.  I laughed at him before giving him the beat down of his life.  He had learned a valuable lesson that day, no one fucks with Danni.

We kept him locked in his trunk for the last few days, only providing enough food and water to keep him alive.

“Please,” his voice broke.  He took a deep breath as tears and snot flowed from him.  “Please don’t hurt me anymore.  I’ll do anything.  Anything.  Just don’t kill me, please.”

I rolled my eyes.  It was always the ones who acted tough in the beginning that broke down like little bitches in the end.  “Be a man!”

“I promise I won’t tell anyone.  Just let me go.”

“I know you won’t tell anyone.”  He relaxed.  “You can’t tell anyone if I cut out your tongue.”  He cried harder.  “Or, if you’re dead.”

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Street Kings Melody by Clifton Dutton now on #Kindle #PassionateSpot

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Based on elements of true events, Clifton J. Dutton takes you on a journey that proves to be electrifying. Street Kings Melody stretches the boundaries, taking you deep into Kevin’s mind, a confused, young, black man, desperately seeking the love that was taken from him so long ago. Kevin soon rises from a prince to a king on the streets of DC, the murder capital. His sadistic inner soul was created the day his family was murdered right before his eyes as a child. The desire to rule and to be loved ultimately creates a monster within him.

Maria becomes the reason for living in Kevin’s mind and as his crew grows, so does his love for her. Her unbreakable loyalty will soon mold Prince into a walking urban legend that defines the word, gangster. However, when past sins force a wave of revenge towards Kevin and his family at the hands of someone he knows, his new life takes a deadly hit.

With a deadly war on his hands, keeping the love of his life safe and ruling the streets takes priority, but Kevin has no idea that his enemy is right under his nose. Street Kings Melody will have you cheering for the one American gangster you hate to love.


Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Street-Kings-Melody-Clifton-Dutton-ebook/dp/B016WX3JXS


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