Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift Book Recommendation- One Small Victory

Here at the Blood Red Pencil, we are making recommendations for books that would make good holiday gifts. There have already been some good books introduced, and I have several that I will be reviewing later this month. It is much easier for me to rave about someone else’s book, than my own, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to introduce you to the book of my heart. One Small Victory

This story was inspired by a woman of great courage and I think readers will enjoy her story of victory.


Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a mom. But don’t discount what a mom can do when the safety of her children is at stake.


“One Small Victory is an amazing, heart pounding, emotional tale about one mother's love of her children, and the steps she takes to protect them from harm.” Jennifer Lawrence for **** FOUR STARS

“One Small Victory is great Romantic Suspense and a read you won't want to miss.” Victoria Kennedy, Midwest Book Reviews

“One Small Victory is not for the faint of heart, but it is an excellent, well-crafted novel. The tension is all pervasive, and heat, rage, sorrow, despair, and all-enveloping terror fill every page.” Carolyn Crisher for Romance Reviews Today

"A compelling read of a grieving mother's crusade to rid the streets of her home town of drugs, and those who lure our children into addiction." Laura Castoro, author of Icing on the Cake & Love on the Line

“One Small Victory is one huge win for author Maryann Miller and her readers. This is a novel that rings sadly true as readers follow a mother's journey from the depths of grief and loss through menacing territory ruled by street gangs and drug lords. Miller's done a masterful job of creating interesting, sometimes quirky but always believable characters and in weaving a story sure to be a favorite among lovers of mysteries and countless other genres.” Paula Stallings Yost, Editor/Author, What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest, Editor, StoryCircleBookReviews,

“One Small Victory is a riveting journey through fear, love, and a woman's determination to make things better.”
Slim Randles, author of Sun Dog Days, Raven’s Prey and the syndicated humor column, Home Country.

"The writing is eloquent, and the story is well plotted, and I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in crime novels and human drama." BCF Book Reviews

Special Holiday offer: The book can be ordered through my Website at a discount, and part of the proceeds will go to a woman’s rehab center in East Texas. Details HERE


Posted by Maryann Miller, who hates to toot her own horn, but, hey, somebody’s got to.

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  1. Maryann,
    Sounds like you've got quite a horn to toot - that's an impressive list of rave reviews.


  2. Yes, you have the right to be proud and toot away.


  3. And who can do it better than the person who wrote the story, right? This is an excellent introduction to your novel, Maryann. I also think it's a generous move to offer the book through your website at a discount and benefit a worthy cause. Nice idea.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Marilyn and Patricia.

    I do like to support the local charity, Patricia. I have met some of the women who have gone through rehab there and I admire their courage as much as the central character in my book.

  5. Maryann, you did a very nice job of tooting your horn. With those great reviews, your book must be great! Thanks for tooting it.

    Straight From Hel

  6. Appreciate all the kind words everyone. And the ladies at the rehab appreciate what support I can give them.

  7. Very impressive commentaries on your novel, Maryann! Unfortunately, these days, many publishers virtually leave book promotion to we authors.

    Best of luck, wishing you every success,

    Jacqueline Seewald
    THE DROWNING POOL, Five Star/Gale 2009

  8. Sounds like a great book, Maryann. I don't have any children, but I can still imagine what your character goes through.

    Morgan Mandel


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