My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – BOOK COVER REVEAL

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I am very excited to reveal the cover of my first book — ‘Watching Glass Shatter’ — in today’s post. I thought about sending out a few teaser messages, but I’ve talked about it for a few months now… it’s time to debut! Without further ado, below is the book cover:

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In the coming days, I will provide the launch date, places to purchase and the initial marketing plans. I will also share more about the selection of the cover art, explaining how and why it connects to the book. To see more, the book is listed on Goodreads at:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36140949-watching-glass-shatter

Please take a look and mark it ‘To Be Read’ in the coming days. Share with your friends and followers. I will have a few Giveaways on Goodreads as well as some posts to share more information with my fellow readers.  It’s very exciting and will become reality very soon!

Below please find ways for you to get involved in the launch. If you’ve already messaged me, I’ll be in touch over the next week to discuss next steps. Thank you.


As part of the launch of my new novel, Watching Glass Shatter, I am beginning to plan key marketing activities for November and December. If you are interested in participating, please private message me through email at jamesjcudney4@gmail.com or via any of my social media accounts. You can find the links at the bottom of this site. I am considering the following items plus anything else you might want to suggest:

  • Book Review
    • If you’re interested in reading the novel when it’s released, or possibly beforehand as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), sign up with your email address on my blog. I will have a few giveaways and freebies for a select number of folks who can help promote the novel.
    • Looking to promote and publish reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, your personal blog and anywhere else you can think of.

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  • Blog Tour
    • If you’d like to be part of a blog tour for the first month after it’s released to help promote and advertise the book, let me know.
    • I’m looking to do a 30-day launch party where someone posts on a specific day with advertising and promotion for the book after they’ve read it. I’m open to whatever content you’d like to include to drum up interest.

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  • Author Interview
    • Perhaps you’d like to do an interview feature by asking me a set of questions I can respond to on your blog.
    • Let’s talk about options on how you’d like to share more about me and the book with your followers.

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I look forward to everyone’s interest and ideas. Thanks in advance for wanting to be part of the street team to help launch Watching Glass Shatter. Very exciting!

 

Book Summary

A contemporary fiction novel focusing on a New England family’s drama set in current times. The wealthy Glass family has lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. But it is Olivia who receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia needs to figure out which boy Ben is referring to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney is searching for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. But when Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her.

Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life altering, but she will not rest until she is able to bring her family back together after Ben’s untimely death. Will she be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re a mix of quirky fun!

 

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79 thoughts on “My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – BOOK COVER REVEAL

    susandyer1962 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Wow Jay the cover is gorgeous!!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 9:45 AM

      Thank you. It is very eye-catching and has a few subtle meanings which I hadn’t even realized at first. Super exciting.

      Liked by 1 person

    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    THAT COVER IS AMAZING!!! I LOVE IT!!! :O ❤

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    Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books said:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Wow the cover is awesome!

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    janieleeds said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Jay, love the cover! Congrats!!!!

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    Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Awesome cover! 🙂

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    Noriko said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Just overwhelming. I am so happy for you… you’ve finally made it!

    Liked by 1 person

    Emma Cownie said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Well congratulations!!

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    Cozynookbks said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Eye catching cover!! Congratulations.

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    foodinbooks said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    How exciting! I can’t wait to order it from Amazon and read it, and perhaps use it in my blog! Congratulations, James!

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    ThousandVision said:
    October 9, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    You did it. 👍 All the best for your launch.

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    iArtichokeu said:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Love the cover!

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    Steph said:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    Congrats! Great cover!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Congratulations James! It’s amazing! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Omg this is so exciting!!! Will do anything to help!!

    Liked by 1 person

    roseelaineblog said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Loving the cover, perfect for the title 🙌👏👏👏

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    authorsinspirations said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Hey, congratulations. really exciting news. I’ll be pm’ing you about the tour and interview.

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    melaniemolewriter said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    It’s going to be a hit. I have no doubt about it 🙂

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    iamdes said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Great cover, James! So fit the title. 🙂

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    tylerus said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    I love the cover – it’s a perfect partner for the title. (I’d love to do a review.) Cheers!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 2:34 PM

      I will definitely take you up on that! I am preparing a ‘blog tour’ list now and will message you soon. 🙂

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    cathleentownsend said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Hey, James–congrats on a new book! I know something of the work that goes into these things. Concerning the blog tour, we can do an interview on my blog if you want to start there, or something else. I’m pretty open. You can get in touch with me here: https://cathleentownsend.com/about/contact-cathleen-townsend/.

    Also, I tweeted this post and added your book to my “want to read” on goodreads. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 2:46 PM

      Hi. I saw — thank you so much. Just sent you a separate note to start dialogue. I look forward to it.

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    Atwood Cutting said:
    October 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Congrats! Nice cover. It makes me want to stick my finger in the hole and move the autumn twig underneath.

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    Jessica Rachow said:
    October 9, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Cover is awesome. I’m in for any help you need, just let me know! 😊

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM

      I will be in touch soon. If you’re interested in reading and posting a review, part of the book tour or just an author Q&A highlight post / tweet… whatever you feel is appropriate. Offline, you can reach me on Twitter or FB private message, or jamescudney4@yahoo.com thx!

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    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    October 9, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    The cover is absolutely amazing!!

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    TBR: Watching Glass Shatter | The Writing Process said:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    […] seen a few updates about this book here and there but I did not really look into it until the cover was revealed in a recent post.  I have to admit, it has been a long time since a book set in the present day […]

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    Kim said:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    Congratulations on the cover! I think your summary is very interesting (and I don’t normally go for contemporary fiction!) I have put your book on my TBR list and linked to this post here: https://kimsprocess.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/tbr-watching-glass-shatter/
    I might also consider a review, though I am a little behind on books atm and wouldn’t be able to start reading until November.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 8:11 PM

      Hi. I appreciate it. And thank you for the reblog. Wow! No worries! Take your time. If you have a few free hours in November and wanted to read, let me know!

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    mistysbookspace said:
    October 9, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    I’ve said it already but congrats Jay!! The cover is stunning and it fits perfectly with the title. I would love to help promote your book and do a review for you.

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:09 PM

    Wonderful cover, Jay. Congratulations!
    –Michael

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Reblogged this on e. michael helms and commented:
    WATCHING GLASS SHATTER — Debut Novel from James J. Cudney IV —-

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    shalini said:
    October 10, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Congratulations Jay, great cover

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    October 10, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Looks truly awesome!!

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    kaitmoller said:
    October 10, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Congrats! The summary has already caught my attention and the cover looks spectacular. Best of luck.

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    Ann Marie Bryant said:
    October 13, 2017 at 1:34 AM

    I am so excited! love the cover!

    Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    October 16, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    LOVE the cover! Will purchase it and review it on both my blogs, but I can’t do Amazon. Maybe Goodreads?

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