Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Murder On The Down Low

The death of Maya Lavelle Washington, was caused by her fiancé Eugene, and her friends, Vernetta, Special, J.C. and Nichelle want revenge. But at the same time, there is a serial killer killing off some very prominent men in town, with questionable circumstances and similarities. Detective J.C. Sparks see’s a connection between the murders, but her boss Detective Jessup refuses to see it. Special who was closest to Maya, takes her death extremely hard. She is hell bent on proving her death could have been avoided by 3 words. Now those words have taken over her life. Special suspects every man she comes across even the man she truly loves. These 4 friends go on a mission of responsibility and truth, to honor Maya’s life. But Detective J.C. Sparks opens a can of snakes that no one ever suspected.

I loved the suspense and twists this story took. It opens your eyes to many details of the Down Low lifestyle that we may have all seen but never recognized. Pamela Samuels Young has told an awesome story that is probably more truth than tale.

This book is a 5 ***** star excellent read

Meet Pamela Samuels Young,
author of Murder on the Down Low
Pamela Samuels Young is a practicing attorney and author of the legal thrillers, Murder on the Down Low, In Firm Pursuit, Every Reasonable Doubt, and the forthcoming, Buying Time, A desire to see women and people of color represented in today’s legal fiction prompted Pamela to start writing despite a busy career as an attorney. The former journalist and Compton native is a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. Pamela is the fiction writing expert for and is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

Master your craft! Take the time to study writing the same way you would study any other profession. Also, read like a writer. When you read a book you enjoy, study the author’s writing style and the book’s story structure. Ask yourself why the book was a great read. One of the most helpful things I did as a new writer was outline John Grisham’s The Firm and examine the story structure. It helped me tremendously in learning how to build suspense.

Pamela is the Fiction Writing Expert for Her bi-monthly articles cover a range of topics on fiction writing. Here’s a link to Pamela’s article Creating Fiction from Fact.
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Murder on the Blog Tour Giveaway

Please leave a comment to be eligible to win an autographed book and a 25 dollar gift card from Pamela Samuels Young. One winner will be chosen each day for a total of FIVE winners.


August 17 - Black Authors Network (9:00 pm EST)

DAY 1 | Monday, Aug 17

All The Buzz Reviews

AAMBC Book Tours

Jenny Reed

DAY 2 | Tuesday, Aug 18


Simply Said Reading Accessories

Sheila DeChantal

DAY 3 | Wednesday, Aug 19

Black Pearl Magazine


Urban Reviews

DAY 4 | Thursday, Aug 20

RAWSistaz Literary Group

Joey Reviews

DAY 5 | Friday, Aug 21

Vanessa Richardson

Faygo's Report
Britni Vigil



Very interesting! I know it sounds great to me and I hope I get to win a copy so I can give it a read.


Thanks for introducing your readers to Pamela Samuels Young today!

All the Buzz Literary Reviews

The book definitely sounds interesting! I can't wait to read it.



Thanks for featuring me and sharing your audience with me!

Always dream big!

Pamela Samuels Young

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