Author Brian R. Smith Donates A Portion Of His Proceeds From His Novel "Losing Innocence" to RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

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Losing Innocence delves into the ugly, harsh realities of abuse captivating you from the first page to the last.

Losing Innocence is gaining recognition as a fast paced, heart-felt, emotional raw novel that deals with the subject of spousal and child abuse. It is written with raw honesty and appeals to adults. Those who have children, been through the throes of a divorce or have dealt with abuse strongly relate to the realistic characters.

Losing Innocence is about betrayal, manipulation and how easily innocence is lost. Lance and Mia are both single parents, both recovering from past abusive relationships, who meet on a blind date. Although neither shows much inclination toward marriage, both find themselves altering their perceptions. They find that the happiness they experience together is jeopardized due to Mia’s ex-husband, Jeff, and the influence he yields with the children. The children are a powerful pawn in the ex-husbands scheme, which goes horribly wrong leaving physical and emotional casualties. Losing Innocence explores the extent to which a person may be willing to go in an effort to achieve a goal or protect a way of life, combining elements of romance and suspense designed to capture the imagination as well as to provoke thought. It falls into the fiction, drama genre. Published by Publish America, the 204-page novel is currently available at, any major bookstore and at

Reviewers have responded to Losing Innocence in an overwhelmingly positive manner and sales continue to rapidly climb. Among comments made in published reviews: "...Smith weaves a story that makes you laugh and cry...pulls you into his story with raw emotion...found myself not wanting to put this book down...he draws you into his well defined characters...touches on ethical issues...very entertaining...," Midwest Book Review, "...the author powerfully and painfully explores the emotional, physical and verbal abuse that tear families apart...Losing Innocence is replete with human suffering, there is still room for love and that unquenched thirst for survival...once started it becomes very difficult to put down...easy to be swept along with the story...," Norm Goldman, Editor,

Author Bio:

A writer since high school, Brian Smith is a single parent born and raised in Iowa and for the last twenty years has resided in the Chicago suburbs. He is currently living in Sycamore, Illinois and is a graduate of Hamilton College.


Losing Innocence, 2005, Publish America, ISBN 1424100380, Price at Publish America = $16.95 Retail price = $19.95 at Amazon or other on-line bookstores or if ordered through local bookstores.

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