Father Figure: Early Reviews, Interviews & Book Blitz Marketing

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Father Figure was officially launched for sale on Amazon about three weeks ago. There have been ~20 very positive reviews between Goodreads and Amazon to help promote the book. We will kick off the marketing plans in May. I’m excited to begin sharing them with you…


Early Blog Reviews

Available Interviews & Marketing

Upcoming Plans

  • Book Blitz: Monday April 30th thru Friday May 4th
    • Q&A Interviews
    • Giveaway
    • Excerpts
    • Other Fun!
  • Download and read for FREE options: Sunday May 6th through Thursday May 10th
  • YouTube Audio / Video: Mid May
  • Blog Tour: Early June


  • Thank you to everyone who has read or reviewed the book in the last few weeks. I am so happy it is going well. I can’t wait to share everything as they post.
  • I am also very appreciative for everyone who has re-blogged or shared these reviews and posts. You help make this even more successful.
  • If you’ve published any posts that I’ve missed or didn’t include here, please let me know. I will keep updating my author website with all the links through end of June when I’m done with the initial marketing phase.

Book Overview

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 subsequent 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.


34 thoughts on “Father Figure: Early Reviews, Interviews & Book Blitz Marketing

    Christy B said:
    April 27, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    I feel lucky to be included here – and your visit has been one heck of a lot of fun! Your post here shines with gratitude and that is one of the things I like so much about you. It’s great to see the book launch is going so well and that you have a great support network. Oh and happy Friday! ☺

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    tylerus said:
    April 27, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Looking forward to “journeying’ with you and the others through the Father Figure tour. May you have lots more [deserved] success. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    April 27, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    You know I will always support you and promote your book(s) however I can. I am truly grateful to be a small part of this with you. I will be posting my review soon.

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    foodzesty said:
    April 27, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Very very happy for you Jay “_

    Liked by 1 person

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    April 27, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    So maybe I’ll send you some questions this weekend Jay 😉 If you are up to it!

    Liked by 1 person

    I truly am thrilled for you Jay and I’m looking forward to doing my part in June. Have a nice weekend my friend.🤗

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 27, 2018 at 5:06 PM

      You, too. Thank you so much. I look forward to it! Take some time for yourself this weekend, too!

      Liked by 1 person

    anne leueen said:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Bravo! I have to admit that I tell people I know about you and your book as if I actually knew you. A Real Author. All the best going forward with this book.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 28, 2018 at 7:55 AM

      Wow, thank you. We do chat on here, so we sorta know each other! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

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        anne leueen said:
        April 28, 2018 at 9:11 AM

        We are visiting our daughter and her family. So I am doing a lot of improvising scenes with some figures from a kids tv show I have never seen. My Grandson has assigned me a little female action figure and I speak for her with a Cockney accent. He thinks this is terrific so that is my weekend. Great fun!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        April 28, 2018 at 9:49 AM

        How fun and educational all at once. Sometimes it’s such a great relief to let loose and enjoy the silliness of being a tv show character. Have fun!!

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:19 PM


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    Smitha V said:
    April 27, 2018 at 11:50 PM

    Congratulations!!! An honor to know a real-life author 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 28, 2018 at 7:56 AM

      Thank you very much. 🙂 Glad to connect. Have a wonderful weekend.


    dtills said:
    April 28, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Jay! I am still treading water this month and trying to get it all done! Just finished Murder at Vicarage this morning!!
    I am looking at the blog blitz package and am scheduled for 4/30. There is a lot of options to choose from, do you want me to do something specific? I see the give away to promote and the excerpts, of which there are many…..Just want to highlight what you feel is best.
    Looking forward to reading and review Father Figure!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 28, 2018 at 2:57 PM

      Hi. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Christie book and mine. Hmmm… I’m open. I honestly don’t know what anyone chose so it will be a surprise in the blitz. I think whatever lines up with how much time you have. If you need any content from me, let me know too.

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    Cozynookbks said:
    April 29, 2018 at 9:04 AM

    Congratulations on the positive reviews!!

    Liked by 1 person

    mainepaperpusher said:
    April 29, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    Go Jay, Go!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    May 1, 2018 at 4:24 AM

    I am delighted to see things going so well with this book, Jay.

    Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    May 1, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Have started reading. It is hard to put down even though I am averaging and posting grades. I’d much rather be reading Father Figure!

    Liked by 1 person

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