IMMACULATE CONCEPTION has just been released on Amazon and is available in E-Book and Trade Paperback.
E-Book purchase link: amzn.to/2TYtmn6
Paperback purchase link: amzn.to/2VJXGPr
THE BACK COVER:
Two moms, Maddie and Al, wake up one cold morning in March in a run-down motel in Weehawken, NJ thinking they have finally found safety after a cross-country escape from their baby’s manipulative biological father. But they soon discover that the state’s top hostage negotiator--and his personal four-man SWAT team--surround their room.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION takes you to the inner core of two unique women desperate to keep their baby at all costs and provide him with the secure, protected, happy childhood neither of them had. This well-crafted story takes you from the drama of the present, to the tragic scarring of childhood past, to the joyful connection the two make as adults, then back to the present and its emotional closure to this passionate journey of two partners seeking a peaceful life together as a family.
Maddie and Al show us how important it is to protect our children at all costs and how valiantly they’re willing to fight to overcome the deep-rooted effects of early abuse.
"A tour de force that illuminates the complex journey of two damaged women fighting to start a family of their own while on the run from the law. Combines the Thelma and Louise layering of female friendship with the thriller drama of Dog Day Afternoon." ~Isabella Johns, author of My Hot Quartet
"Immaculate Conception is a well-written, compelling story of two people with hard-to-categorize sexual identities who embark on what appears to be a doomed quest. Unsparing in its depiction of traumatic experiences, the novel propelled me forward (I couldn’t stop reading) to a satisfying ending, both inevitable and surprising. I've never encountered people like Al and Maddie, but by the end I cared deeply for them."
~ Martin McCaw, author of The Low Road
“Miller’s novel lays bare the struggle of two women hanging by their fingertips to the outer edge of society as they desperately try to start a family of their own. Their crushing conflicts are handled in a sensitive, thought provoking manner, with well-written prose and dynamic and compelling characterizations. I appreciate that this novel speaks to the hardships many people often face behind closed doors.”
~ Emily Hocking, LMSW
“Masterful, neo-noir storytelling. Mike Hammer meets Stephen King.”
~ Melanie Dante, Sex Worker Safety Advocate at ESPU, SWOP Behind Bars
"Just sit back and put yourself in the hands (and words) of master storyteller I.J. Miller and let the prose take you on a trip you will not forget." ~ Amos Lassen for GLBT Fiction. Full review: wp.me/p1rV5J-io6
"Immaculate Conception is a thrilling, fast-paced story--with dexterous and adroit writing--about two women with emotional scars so deep that the only thing that can heal them is love." ~ Corinne Victoria, author of Jenny.
"What a beautifully tragic novel." ~NJ, GR Reviewer.