Father Figure: Book Cover Reveal!

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My second novel, Father Figure, officially has a cover and will be available on sale via Amazon this week. More information to come soon about the upcoming blog tour, availability of eARCs and how you can help promote and market. Please feel free to begin sharing the posts, news and your thoughts on the cover. Thank you!
Book Genre
  • Contemporary Fiction / Family Drama
  • Mystery
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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.
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117 thoughts on “Father Figure: Book Cover Reveal!

    melaniemolewriter said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:12 AM

    I wish you every success with it J

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:12 AM

    OMG it’s soooo beautiful 😍😍😍

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 8:19 AM

      I’m absolutely thrilled with it… there are so many secrets in the cover about the story that will be picked up on as you read it!!! 🙂

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        coffeelovingbookoholic said:
        April 3, 2018 at 8:38 AM

        ooooh, i can’t wait to read it!!!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        April 3, 2018 at 8:39 AM

        🙂 Thank you so much. It’s darker. Less humor and more mystery this time.

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        coffeelovingbookoholic said:
        April 3, 2018 at 8:41 AM

        oh i love me a good mystery! i’m very excited for it and also very very proud of you! even though i’m less on blog hopping, i still follow you here and your social media and it’s soo amazing what you’ve accomplished!!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        April 3, 2018 at 8:56 AM

        I appreciate it. I will let you know when ARCs are available… soon! I am marketing the cover today, then the rest tomorrow. This is about 50/50 between mystery and contemporary drama, but it kicks off with a bang!

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        coffeelovingbookoholic said:
        April 3, 2018 at 9:25 AM

        sounds really good! 😬👏

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    Aislynn d'Merricksson said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    What a lovely cover!

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    Cammie Adams said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    Whoa! So much mystery in that cover. It’s fantastic, congrats!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 8:20 AM

      We packed a lot into it which pulls so many different things from the story that readers won’t realize until after they’ve read… like the cross on top of the building, and the religious Janet component… I’m very excited.

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    foodinbooks said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Exciting, and a lovely cover. Can’t wait to read it!

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    mistysbookspace said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    I love it Jay!! Ahh it’s going to be going on sale this week?!?! I can’t wait until I get a copy of this book. Congrats again Jay this is all so amazing!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 8:32 AM

      Hi. Yes, thank you so much. So many little mysteries buried in the cover for everyone to find. The e-version is available this week. The physical version in 2 to 3 weeks. I will send you the final e-version in a day or two. Just need to flip thru every page to make sure it’s clean!

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    It’s perfect! Beautiful and intriguing at the same time. And of course, brilliantly tied into the story.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 8:33 AM

      Thank you so much. I really thought it connected well with the story. It will be available sooner than expected, too, so I had to do the cover reveal today! I’ll send you the final e-version very soon.

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    theloyalbritwit said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:58 AM

    YAY!!!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!! 🎉🎊

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    Bentley ★ BookBastion.net said:
    April 3, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Exciting news Jay! Love the cover! Congrats!

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    Books,BooksAndMoreBooks said:
    April 3, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    That cover is perfect! I can’t wait to read this one!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 10:20 AM

      It really tells the story in the cover. Lots of little hidden / obvious nuggets that become clearer later on! Thank you.

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    Valerie @ Valerie's Musings said:
    April 3, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Woo hoo!!! I’m super excited about this and for you!!!! *kermit arms and happy dance* It looks great! 🙂 🙂

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    mrsnnnlight said:
    April 3, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Great cover, Jay! Good luck with the release.

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    April 3, 2018 at 12:14 PM

    I really like the cover. Very moody with a sense of foreboding. Good job, and best of luck with the new book! 🙂
    –Michael

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 2:18 PM

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it. How are things going for you? We need to sync up on a good time to do an Author Alert on you in the coming months!!!

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    Colline said:
    April 3, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Nicely done

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    bicted said:
    April 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    WOW! Looks great and sounds like a very dark, emotive read. I wish you every success and if I can help at all, let me know!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 2:19 PM

      I appreciate it. I’m open to any help marketing. I’m offering the book to several folks over the next 2 to 3 weeks if anyone wants to read and provide early reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, too. There will be a blog tour in May/June, too. 🙂

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    […] Today I take great pleasure in sharing the cover of the second book written by my friend, James J. Cudney IV. […]

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    April 3, 2018 at 12:56 PM

    *Love* the cover!! And the description is intriguing! And it’ll look great on the shelf next to Watching Glass Shatter 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 2:34 PM

      Hehe, it will! I can’t wait to get a physical copy in about 3 weeks. Electronic for now while we review for any early typo / proofreading issues, then go to print. Thank you so much!!! It’s a bit darker than the last one, and much more focused on a few characters.

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    Heidi M. Simone said:
    April 3, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    What a wonderful cover! Can’t wait to dive into this one! Congratulations on your second book. You’re a true inspiration. 😀

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 2:35 PM

      I adore the cover. And you are being so kind, thank you. This one is a bit darker, has more focus on just a few core characters, and adds suspense and mystery. Less tears and humor tho. I can’t wait to see how it’s taken!

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    Chauncey Rogers said:
    April 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    As many people have already said, that’s a great looking cover! Congrats! I’m glad that you’re happy with it, too. 🙂

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    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    April 3, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    The cover is awesome! I’ve shared this post.

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    Misty Mount said:
    April 3, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    It’s so beautiful! 😢

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    Kiersten said:
    April 3, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Yay! Congrats! I love the colors.

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    Congratulations! I principally do not buy anything on Amazon, will it be available in bookstores? I am usually ok with paying more within reasonable range.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 3, 2018 at 5:34 PM

      Thank you. I appreciate it. For the first month it is on amazon, but afterward it will be available at B&N. Might take a few weeks. Stores choose whether to carry. Might be on their website only for a while.

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    mainepaperpusher said:
    April 3, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    I love the mysterious feeling that the fog creates. Very nicely done! ❤️

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    Book Club Mom said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    Looks great Jay – congratulations!

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    Ann Marie Bryant said:
    April 3, 2018 at 10:07 PM

    I am so excited! You are amazing!

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    Jessica Rachow said:
    April 3, 2018 at 10:12 PM

    Oh my gosh! It’s awesome!! So excited for you!!

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    scr4pl80 said:
    April 4, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    I can’t see the cover in the main part of your post but I can see it on the side. It is wonderful! Looking forward to reading it.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 10:36 AM

      I wonder why it wouldn’t show in the page/post. How odd! But I’m glad you can see it on the side. Thank you! 🙂

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        scr4pl80 said:
        April 4, 2018 at 11:43 AM

        I was surprised too, since everyone else was commenting on how nice it was and no one else said they couldn’t see it.

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    Lashaan (Bookidote) said:
    April 4, 2018 at 1:13 AM

    Wow. Stunning cover. It definitely has that mystery vibe to it too. Is it from the same artist?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 10:40 AM

      Much appreciated. It is. The publisher created this one, too, from some images I started with, but I think the same artist worked on both my covers.

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    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    April 4, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    What a beautiful, eerie, desolate looking cover!! It looks fantastic!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 11:01 AM

      I loved that aspect. There’s lots of mystery in the book, but it’s not really the scary kind, so that’s my only worry.

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        thebookwormdrinketh said:
        April 4, 2018 at 11:24 AM

        A book can still give an eerie feeling without being scary. The cover doesn’t give off a “scary” vibe… I’ll stick with my initial vibe, more “desolate”.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        April 4, 2018 at 11:25 AM

        cool, then I think it will be okay

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    April 4, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    Jay congrats first!!! Then I blogged about it…just now and will post on my FB page too. Last: I need your “couch hair” picture for your bio LOL

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 11:18 AM

      Thank you! You are too funny… you can borrow that one from IG if you’d like. LOL I was offline for a few hours last night and slept in, so I’m still catching up on posts from late last night. I will be back there soon to check yours out!!! thank you.

      p.s. do you seriously need me to send that pic?

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    Martie said:
    April 4, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Much success. This sounds so good. I can’t wait to review it.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 2:42 PM

      Thank you. I will be offering some ARCs soon!

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        Martie said:
        April 4, 2018 at 4:36 PM

        yes, please let me know…i already know you are a good writer plus your 2nd book sounds more up my alley than your first. I find myself/tastes in reading often out of the loop with other bloggers.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 4, 2018 at 3:47 PM

      BTW…. we never emailed to chat about your son’s book efforts! 🙂 Let me know if you have any Q’s or want to chat thru it.

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        Martie said:
        April 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM

        Thanks…He told me he as sent a few pages to a few agents…It’s not my find of book…I told him I’d call it Urban Fantasy…but he is a good writer.

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    BlakeDiaz said:
    April 4, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    This sounds like such an amazing book that I can’t wait to read! I’ve been needing to read good books. I’m excited.

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    carhicks said:
    April 5, 2018 at 6:46 AM

    I love the cover. Congratulations on your upcoming release Jay.

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    Dani☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ said:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    How AWESOME! Way to go, Jay!📚😀

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    I think I mentioned how much I love the cover in an email, but it bears repeating.😊

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    What’s In My Bookshelf Tag | Naty's Bookshelf said:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    […] James @ This Is My Truth Now […]

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    April 7, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Congratulations, Jay.

    Liked by 1 person

    Meher Gandhi said:
    April 11, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    This. Is. So. Exciting.
    The cover looks great! Also, you’ve chosen some nice names for your characters!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 11, 2018 at 9:51 AM

      Hi, I appreciate it. Thanks! I try to pull names from my family ancestry, as I’m an avid genealogist. It’s a nice tie-in for me. 🙂

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    Rae Longest said:
    April 14, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Ordering Father Figure today on Kindle. I now have an iPad to read it on; it is a hand-me-down from my grandson. He has the newest, latest, and I offered to buy his at a ridiculously low price.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 14, 2018 at 6:17 PM

      That was very kind of you! Good deal all around. I am happy to send you the Kindle version if you’d like.

      Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    April 14, 2018 at 7:31 PM

    TY. Please do.

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    booksandstuff431 said:
    April 21, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Love it!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 21, 2018 at 5:47 PM

      Hi! Thank you so much. I am very pleased with the cover the artist created. 🙂

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    blueshiftcounselingservices said:
    May 21, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Sounds like a very intriguing book!

    Liked by 2 people

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