Father Figure: Cover Reveal & Release Date Coming Soon!

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My second novel, tentatively named Father Figure, has made tremendous progress in the last ten days. Over the next few weeks, I will be revealing a few fun facts and key news about its upcoming release. Stay tuned to learn things like:

  • Final Title
  • Book Cover Big Reveal
  • Availability of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies)
  • Details on How You Can Participate in the Initial Release
  • Blog Tour Plans
  • Publication / Release Date in May 2018

AdvancedReader Copies(ARC)

For now, I’m excited to deliver the book’s overview and summary description which will go on Amazon and Goodreads in the coming weeks. If you are interested in being part of the release, please feel free to email me at jamesjcudney4@gmail.com. I look forward to revealing all the details and sharing this book with everyone.


Book Description

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town, and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Struggling to survive in a claustrophobic, unforgiving world, they embark on a journey to overcome all the pain, disappointment, and horror of their experiences.

Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown, connect with others, and fall in love. Contemplating an impending loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia suffers devastating, life-altering tragedies. No matter where she turns, someone or something always steals her hope of finding happiness, protection, and love.

Brianna Porter, a sassy yet angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to determine her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. All the confusion stems from desperately needing to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, but an unexpected discovery of a journal leads Brianna to a shocking revelation about her missing parent. Unfortunately, by casting the net to find him, she’s unleashed a tragic history that was meant to stay buried and might now completely change everyone’s futures.

Through alternating chapters set two decades apart, each girl’s plight unfolds revealing the parallels between their lives and the unavoidable collision that is bound to happen. In an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense, fate intervenes forcing someone to make a dreadful decision that will leave permanent scars.


About the Author

James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College with a degree in English literature. I spent fifteen years building a technology career in the retail, sports, media, and entertainment industries. I enjoyed my job, but a passion for books and stories had been missing for far too long. I’m a voracious reader in my favorite genres (thriller, suspense, contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction), as books transport me to a different world where I can immerse myself in so many fantastic cultures and places. I’m an avid genealogist who hopes to visit all the German, Scottish, Irish, and British villages my ancestors emigrated from in the 18th and 19th centuries. I write a daily blog and publish book reviews on everything I read at ThisIsMyTruthNow via WordPress.

Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind, and my body. I decided to pursue my passion by dusting off the creativity inside my head and drafting outlines for several novels. I quickly realized I was back in my element growing happier and more excited with life each day. When I completed the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, I knew I’d stumbled upon my passion again, suddenly dreaming up characters, plots, and settings all day long. I chose my second novel, Father Figure, through a poll on my blog where I let everyone vote for their favorite plot and character summaries. My goal in writing is to connect with readers who want to be part of great stories and who enjoy interacting with authors. To get a strong picture of who I am, check out my author website or my blog where the 365 Daily Challenge reveals something about my personality every day. It’s full of humor and eccentricity, sharing connections with everyone I follow—all in the hope of building a network of friends across the world.


List of Books & Blog

Watching Glass Shatter (2017)

Father Figure (2018)


Websites & Blog

Author Website

My Blog


Social Media Links







Creativia Publisher


60 thoughts on “Father Figure: Cover Reveal & Release Date Coming Soon!

    scr4pl80 said:
    March 27, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Yay! Looking forward to this. Been missing your daily’s! I see you have been busy. Hope everything is going well for you.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 27, 2018 at 2:48 PM

      It is! We were supposed to push the publication til June after my vacation, but rolled it in sooner, oh my! I will be back next week with some regular posts, tho! Hope you are well.

      Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    March 27, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Inserted excited squeals!
    Very exciting. Looking forward to participating!

    Liked by 1 person

    inspirationpie said:
    March 27, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Oooooooh!!!! Can’t wait to see it! Whoo hooooo!

    Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Welcome back!! Very excited and looking forward to helping however I can.

    Liked by 1 person

    DaisyGal @ DG Book Blog said:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    This sounds really good! I look forward to hearing more and reading it!

    Liked by 1 person

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Count me in Jay!!!! I will email you in a few moments and help sa much as I can. I love your blurb!

    Liked by 1 person

    LA said:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:43 PM


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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Really looking forward to your announcements! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Viola Bleu said:
    March 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    This is exciting!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🥂

    Liked by 1 person

    mainepaperpusher said:
    March 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    This is so exciting! I happen to know one blogger who would love to have you guest post on your blog tour. Actually, I can think of a bunch! Yes dear, you ARE that popular! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 27, 2018 at 6:05 PM

      No, I’m not!!! Lol. You are too kind. I would love a bunch of guest posters!!!

      Liked by 1 person

        mainepaperpusher said:
        March 27, 2018 at 10:25 PM

        You can post on my blog anytime you want. You have free rein!

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 27, 2018 at 10:58 PM

        Evil grin!

        Liked by 1 person

        mainepaperpusher said:
        March 27, 2018 at 11:15 PM

        Say the word and I’ll add you as an author. I’m not kidding. Any string of words you might add to my blog would be golden in my opinion. By the way, I hope you are still getting a bit of rest. I see a lot happening on that blog of yours with the new book and all.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 28, 2018 at 6:55 AM

        I will be in touch soon. I have an idea for your guest series too! Thank you. I have been resting. I promise.

        Liked by 1 person

    Tea and Tales1 said:
    March 27, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Rural Mississippi? Now you are in my neck of the woods as we say!

    Liked by 1 person

    thegsandwich said:
    March 27, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    I want to read your novel based on your description Jay. I haven’t read fiction in awhile, so it’s time.

    Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    March 27, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    WOW! This is gonna’ be great!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 27, 2018 at 8:09 PM

      Thank you!!! Much stronger writing. More focus on a smaller cast. Lots of mystery and suspense!

      Liked by 1 person

    anne leueen said:
    March 27, 2018 at 8:41 PM

    Well this sounds like an interesting read!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Book Club Mom said:
    March 27, 2018 at 9:54 PM

    Sounds great! This seems to be the season for new books, doesn’t it? Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    dtills said:
    March 28, 2018 at 12:28 AM

    oh boy! It is starting to get real now😊 So excited for more info, and cant wait to read it!!! You are amazing Jay💕

    Liked by 1 person

    Create Space said:
    March 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM

    Sounds intriguing! Best of luck.

    Liked by 1 person

    watchingthedaisies said:
    March 28, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Congratulations James. Best wishes for your launch. 🌼

    Liked by 1 person

    Malia said:
    March 28, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    How exciting, congratulations, Jay!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 28, 2018 at 9:52 AM

      Thank you. How are you doing with your plans for launch and marketing?


    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    March 28, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Congratulations!! I’m so excited to check this out and can’t wait for more reveals! You’ll definitely be getting an email from me soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    Jessica Rachow said:
    March 28, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    I’m so excited for you. You know I’m here to help with whatever you need! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Eeek! Have I mentioned how excited I am for this?!🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    […] I was tagged by three people in the last few weeks for the ‘3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge,’ but since I didn’t get to it right away, and I have so many to do… I’m combining the three tags and quotes, and doing it all in one day. I’m also taking this as an opportunity to reveal 3 random quotes from my upcoming novel, Father Figure, which will be published in just over one month. To see more about this book, read this post. […]

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    March 30, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    This new books sound very good, Jay. Best of luck with the release.

    Liked by 1 person

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