Los Angeles lawyer and author Pamela Samuels Young, an NAACP Image Award-winning author of fast-paced thrillers, will be the featured speaker at the December meeting of Mocha Girls Read. The group will be reading the third in her Dre Thomas series; the previous book, Anybody’s Daughter, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a Top Ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. Samuels Young was dubbed “John Grisham with a sister’s twist” by one reviewer.
Mocha Girls Read is a book club that brings black women in the community together to read great literature, online and in person, including monthly chapter meetings at Mysterious Galaxy.
A Kid's Curiosity ... A Parent's Nightmare The award-winning author of Anybody's Daughter is back with an addictive courtroom drama that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system. Graylin Alexander is a model fourteen-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident and committed. She isn't thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin's defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice? Unbeknownst to Angela, her boyfriend Dre is wrestling with his own drama. Someone from his past wants him dead. For Dre, his response is simple-kill or be killed.
The scandalous Bliss Fenton makes her living my getting pregnant by wealthy men and demanding outrageously excessive child support payments. After one accused father sues her for fraud, the lawsuit turns from merely contentious to downright deadly!
Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic. She's about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend--a boyfriend she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because her boyfriend doesn't exist. Instead, she's hurled into the shocking underworld of human sex trafficking. Brianna's Uncle Dre, a man with his own criminal past, is not content to rely on police to bring his niece home. He scours the dark corners of Los Angeles determined to end this nightmare. The woman he loves, attorney Angela Evans, knows the dangers faced by sexually exploited children because she represents them. Angela lends both her moral support and professional resources, but Dre ultimately comes up with a daring plan of his own--one that puts many lives in danger, including his own. But will he find Brianna before it's too late?