Happy Holidays!!

So, it’s that time of the year when the sappy holiday movies are on repeat and you’re looking for good ones to make you get in the Yuletide holly jolly Christmas Spirit. Well, Hallmark has the worst and they can curse me out later but they do. Thank God for Bad Moms Christmas and  Daddy’s Home 2 because I can NOT. I’m one of the few that couldn’t with A Christmas Story. I hate it with every fiber of my being and they can come at me later too. My honest opinion is that Home Alone and Christmas Vacation are classics! Along with A Charlie Brown Christmas How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Santa Clause Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Dexter’s Laboratory Christmas okay I’m going too far but you get my point. Then there are Christmas episodes of our favorite TV shows so I must say it is the most wonderful time of the year.

Are there any Holiday Movies that makes you want to find whoever wrote that garbage and give them a piece of your mind? Are there some that you say are a Holiday Staple? Just instant classics? Like A Christmas Carol ? I mean let’s be honest shall we?

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Christmas Excitement!

Okay folks, so you’ve been to the malls and admired all the awesome decorations only to find out you haven’t decorated your own home yet. Well I will leave that to the shopping malls because I have been so busy and focused on work I haven’t taken to seconds on myself. Sad isn’t it? Hey, I can’t help that I love what I do and that I don’t have the patience. Well that is going to change today, I’m going to actually take the time and decorate my little space. There’s a contest at work but I’m not going to do that this year because my office space is a little confined but when I really redecorate then I will think about it. But this time I’m just doing it for the fun of it and who doesn’t love being festive?

Speaking of festive I was wondering about the Holiday films and so far I loved Bad Moms and Daddy’s Home. I’m wondering what else will become holiday classics, besides laughing my head off watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Home Alone! I mean who as a kid didn’t enjoy How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas and Rankin Bass’s T’was The Night Before Christmas and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town TV Specials? I have to say though my favorite all time Christmas Classic is A Christmas Carol. Not the musical but the film Scrooge because I crack up every time the ghost of Jacob Marley gets upset and Scrooge is  scared to death! Hey what better way to get a person to believe than to scare the living daylights out of them.

Anyway, what’s your favorite Holiday Tradition? Is it the lights? Hot cocoa? It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year at least for me!

Empire Was Back With A BANG!

Okay one thing you can say after watching such an epic return is WOW! Now if you haven’t caught up let me assist you. Okay bitches get your popcorn nachos and let’s get it popping shall we? Look like we were going to see the reunion of Cookie and Lucious. I mean he sang his Cookie’s praises after seeing the flashbacks of young Cookie and Lucious and we seen that Dwight actually gave Loretha her name Cookie. We saw that Jamal was having PTSD after being shot by Fredia Gats who turns out to be Frank Gather’s daughter. Now Lee, how the hell you expect me to believe Chris Rock is a Gangsta? C’mon Son!

So anyway Frieda was trying to get Loucious but Jamal stepped in the way with the trauma he chose to medicate and so the Lyons got together and got Jamal in rehab where he meets Rumor Willis aka Tori!!! Who makes kick ass music. Hakeem is becoming a responsible dad while juggling Boo Boo Kitty Anika and Teyanna and here is where it gets a little crazy. Cookie found love with DeAngelo DuBois who Lucious told her was full of shit but we will get to that later. Anyway, Cookie trying to fit in meets the MOTHA of all mothers Mrs. DuBois who turns the Lyons life upside down. See before I forget Andre scandalous smart yet stupid ass gets his grandma out of the nursing home which reveals that Lucious lied about her death.

Well the half brother been trying to take Loucious down which is not happening you know how the Lyons get down well half brother is dead and Anika took the fall. As she usually does. Now here is where it gets crazy, okay so Cookie breaks up with DeAngelo because she realizes she still loves Loucious and the DuBois get back hard, they take Bella and using another family member to get with Jamal to bring the family down. Did I tell y’all Mrs. DuBois don’t play? Did I also tell you that they are powerful. so now you should be all caught up besides the fact that Andre was hitting Shine sister and plotted the death of his own father. Yes he wanted to kill his daddy just to get control of Empire.

well the Lyons came back with Cookie face over the Empire logo. Why? Because Andre plans got Loucious AMPUTATED and suffering with Amnesia. Well he went through therapy in which he ends up finding out how much of a monster he was but honestly I think Lucious was playing everybody but anyway, he suffers memory loss and gets back to a family mess thanks to Hakeem. But with everything the Lyons stuck it out together. Andre got a new smash side piece which is a cop following the famiy. The Lyons gave Bella a Prince themed birthday in which Jamal had me gone because he looked so much like Prince in the Graffiti Bridge era I was like YES JAMAL!!! They did Let’s Go Crazy and Tyka Prince’s beloved sister made an appearance. Rest In Peace Prince.

Oh and after that same party Anika turns around and fights for custody of Bella with no other than DeAngelo DuBois as her attorney. PLOT TWIST! Now remember her and Hakeem was secretly meeting with the DuBois because as I mentioned earlier they had Bella taken. Well it lead to a crazy custody hearing. Which I found it strange that the judge was buddy buddy with Mrs. DuBois. Then you see powerful testimony then Hot Headed Hakeem fired his lawyer because he really wants his baby girl and he had a great case. Well until Mrs. DuBois came to court. See we thought he was on vacation until she shows up and then comes a video of Hakeem spilling tea and talking all this mess playing his family. I’m like DAMN IT! Well Anika won custody of Bella and Lucious memory is back by now so guess what? HE WANTS BLOOD! So now you’re all caught up with Empire. They will be back and I hope you all are ready.

Been A Mighty Long Time

It has been way too long but I have been oh so busy. I think like everyone else I put my foot in my mouth when I promise so much for the New Year and life just fucking happens. I have to learn to really commit!!!! I let work and so many other things get in the way that I forgot how to really live y’all. Don’t kill me and please understand. I’m working very hard behind the scenes to make sure I bring you all the best. To my followers, I know it seemed like I was Casper the friendly ghost but I’ve been out here like a beast trying to push forward to being content like no other. So sit tight, this isn’t the last you’ll see of me. I just have to get things going. I have a long ways to go and I can’t be more excited to show you all what’s to come!!!

EMPIRE WITHDRAWAL!!

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Empire is a ratings success!  Week after week we were hit with thought provoking jaw dropping suspense. With outcomes you wouldn’t believe.  From Cookie finding out about Luscious killing Bunkie to Jamal taking over Empire.  Then Vernon gets killed and Rhonda knocked up. Oh and Becky mom being white? Oh and Anika  BANGING HAKEEM!!!

Andre flipping out and finding Jesus.  Lawd Jamal SAAAAANG during a rap battle going GANGSTA

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Jamal damn near killing Baretti.

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I was just

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The same Baretti that Anika back stabbed Lucious yeah that Boo boo Kitty trick back stabbed Lucious after she saw him banging Cookie.

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Oh not to mention she screwed

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Did she drip, drop, drip,  drippity DROP?

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The same Hakeem that was with Yoko. Mmmmmhmmmm….. Then Lucious being the father of Jamal baby and that aint Lucious real name!!!! DWIGHT AND THE NUKKA NO LYON EITHER!!!!

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LUCIOUS LYON HAS BEEN LYING!!!!

NO ALS DUE TO MISDIAGNOSIS (YAAAAS)

COOKIE LET HER BODYGUARD

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I need a drink…….

WHAT I’M GONNA DO ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS NOW?

Jazz Jordan Speaks!!

As many of you know about me, I’m a bookworm!  So much so that I finished my favorite series in Urban literature are   Off Camera Affair and Lust & Hip Hop by Jazz Jordan. I’m starting a book club soon so be on the look out. Well after finishing the series I reached out to Jazz and she graciously took the time oit to grant an interview!!! Get ready because Detroit finest doesn’t hold back.

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For the new readers would you mind giving them a brief introduction? Tell them about yourself and your background.

I always tell people that Jazz Jordan is my sexy persona…like how Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce. I’m a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a lover of Italian food and red wine. I also love soul food too; I guess that’s why I make so many references to fried chicken and collard greens in my books.

Now I see you’re from Detroit, my dad’s hometown before moving Grand Rapids in his teens. Let me be first to say it’s great seeing an author putting Detroit on the map. Yes people it’s more than just Cars and Motown .

How does it feel receiving the love from other readers especially from the Motor City?

My readers always fuel me. They keep me inspired. When I get a review or an email from a fellow Detroiter complimenting me on my authenticity, it makes me feel like I’m on the right track. I love the D! Even though Detroit gets a bad wrap, this city is full of interesting and inspirational characters.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I have always been an avid reader. As a child, I read books by Alice Walker and Alex Haley. I got my hands on some Terry McMillian books when I was a teenager. I started by writing short stories but I always wanted to write a novel. When I finished my first book “Off Camera Affair 1”, it felt like a miracle. I was so happy to accomplish a goal that seemed nearly impossible when I started.

Can you share a little about Lust and Hip Hop The Ms. Mogul Series with us?

Lust & Hip Hop (The Ms. Mogul Series)” is my new series. It takes place in one of my favorite places in the world…New York City! It’s full of drama, sex, and plenty of juicy surprises. The series follows an unexpected love story between a sista who’s an executive at a Fortune 500 company and the suave and sexy king of hip hop. I know a lot of good girls fantasize about bad boys and this series puts takes that premise to the next level.

 
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I love a variety of authors including Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Sista Souljah, Bernice McFadden, Iceberg Slim, John Grisham, and Dean Koontz. Even though they all write in different genres, I love that they all have an authentic voice. This is what I always strive to achieve in my stories.

What was the hardest part of writing your books?

It’s not easy to make time to write in between work demands, and the demands of being a wife and a mother. Writing paragraphs in between cooking dinner and checking work emails takes patience and a sense of humor.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I learned that writing is an organic process. It’s always helpful for me to have an outline for my novels to have an idea of where the story is going, but I’ve found that when I’m in the rhythm of writing, the story sometimes takes me in a different direction. It’s almost like the characters come to life on the screen and it’s so exciting to just let the story flow.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

My advice to writers is to write everyday. Even if you only have time to write a paragraph a day, you should still write something no matter what. Eventually, you will have a complete novel. When you finish the first one, the second one will be a little easier. As you continue, it will become more of a natural part of you until you will feel strange if you don’t write everyday. (I even try to write everyday on vacation – even if I just text myself a sentence or two.)

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I am so grateful for my readers. Without them, there would be no me. I want to thank my readers for supporting me on this exciting journey to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a novelist.

What were the challenges in bringing Off Camera Affair and Lust and Hip Hop to life?

The biggest challenge with bringing my novels to life was making time to write. The writing part was a lot of fun!

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?

I know this may sound strange, but I embody all of my characters as I write them (almost like an actress playing a role.)

Now I must ask, if you get a chance to bring Off Camera Affair to a TV Series or Film who would you pick to play the characters? (Try not to laugh but I swear for Deandre Grant I would pick Tyrese and Pooch Hall for Ace just saying)

I would love to turn “Off Camera Affair” into a movie or TV series. I agree with you, I think Tyrese would be a great Deandre Grant. I also like Pooch Hall for Ace, but I would consider casting Allen Payne. I would love to see Kenya Moore in the role of Kai Lewis. She’s from the D and she could bring some sexiness and swag to the character.

What’s the most rewarding part of writing for you?

The most rewarding part of writing is connecting to readers who enjoy my work. There are no words to describe my happiness when I get an email from a fan or a positive review on one of my books.

Remembering Whitney Houston!

Whitney Elizabeth Houston tragically died three years ago today. In addition while the world is mourning the death of an icon, many are also praying for her daughter Bobbi Kristina.  No official confirmation on her condition being that the news and blogs have been reporting every morbid and often crazy scenario known to mankind. Many like myself,  wait on official word from family and NOT SOURCES.

What’s more troubling to me is that some make shift prophets are using Bobbi Kristina condition as PR for their ministry.  May God seek a perfect punishment for your greedy and disgusting behavior.

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