Father Figure: My Novel is a FREE Download 5/6 thru 5/10

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You’ve seen the Father Figure Book Blitz all week long… now you can Download it for FREE via Amazon as a Kindle e-read from Sunday May 6th through Thursday May 10th.


Key Facts

  • Published on April 2nd, 2018
  • Genres: Contemporary Fiction / Family Drama / Mystery
    • ‘New Adult’ with focus on two 18-year-old women in college
    • Suspenseful cliffhangers in each chapter
    • Two timelines / story lines
    • Some romance elements in both story lines
  • It’s my 2nd novel


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.

Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia faces life-altering tragedies.

Brianna Porter, a sassy, angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to find her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. Desperate to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, Brianna accidentally finds out a shocking truth about her missing parent.

Set in alternating chapters two decades apart, the parallels between their lives and the subsequent collision that is bound to happen is revealed. FATHER FIGURE is an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense.

Recent Review Highlights

  • “A book I stayed up all night to finish. Practical as I am, I’ve never done that before. This is Cudney’s second book and I have read both. He has the ability to create human emotion as specifically required by the characters he creates. He tells this story from the point of view of the two female characters. Surely, he has a deep understanding of and human nature… All the character threads are intrinsically entwined, the twists and turns unexpected. It makes me wonder how this young author understands so much that he is able to turn his knowledge of life into a story such as this. Surely, he has a phenomenal imagination.”
  • “Secrets are unearthed, revelations come to light and you realize that Cudney truly IS a mastermind. A genius scheming writer. He places seemingly innocent facts here and there, fortuitous encounters, little crumbs and we don’t realize all the intricate connections between these threads before a big reveal!”
  • “Father Figure took me down a new emotional highway revisiting places I’d been before and felt uncomfortable visiting again but knew I needed to see to understand these characters, along with some new places that made me feel bonded to these characters in an unusually intimate way. This is a cracking novel that you don’t want to miss.”
  • “The angst I had reading this book, stays with me long after. My heart aches for the characters, yet I see a story that was beautifully written. I never got lost in the course of this book, and in the end I was blown away! Seriously folks, I am letting the emotions I am free falling from write this review.”
  • “Father Figure is powerful, emotional, and breath taking! With a hard-hitting story line, and amazingly dynamic characters, this one is sure to impress! For those who love stories of struggle, heartache, and overcoming obstacles, you need to pick this one up!”

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56 thoughts on “Father Figure: My Novel is a FREE Download 5/6 thru 5/10

    Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta said:
    May 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    I just had to get my free download, James. I just finished reading Watching Glass Shatter so am excited to get started on this one. Thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 6, 2018 at 7:32 AM


      Thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed Watching Glass Shatter. Father Figure is a bit darker and more suspenseful. Less humor, but more romance and mystery. I’m excited to hear what you think!


      Liked by 1 person

    thewinerywoman said:
    May 6, 2018 at 7:42 AM

    Just downloaded Father Figure. Look forward to reading it! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Phantom Paper said:
    May 6, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Thank you so much for providing this for free, Jay! I’ll read it when I have some time free and will definitely leave a review wherever I can😄

    Liked by 2 people

    susandyer1962 said:
    May 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Reblogged this on Susanlovesbooks and commented:
    Yay!!😊 Grab your copy today!! So excited to read this one!!

    Congratulations Jay!! You are living your dream!!

    Liked by 3 people

    Heidi M. Simone said:
    May 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    I got my copy earlier and can’t wait to start!! Thank you for making it free. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    bettylouise31 said:
    May 6, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Reblogged this on idahobluebird50 MYSTERIES GALORE AND PHOTOS and commented:
    Thought some would like this book. I downloaded it.

    Liked by 2 people

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    May 6, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Sharing on FB!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    May 6, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Who DOESN’T LOVE FREE!!!?? I’ll spread that word!!

    Liked by 2 people

    Priyasha said:
    May 6, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Congratulations ❤ I will definitely buy

    Liked by 1 person

    Karalee said:
    May 6, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Thank you so much! 😄

    Liked by 2 people

    janowrite said:
    May 6, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks, James! Looking forward to reading! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Betty said:
    May 6, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    Thank you, James! I look forward to reading it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    doriesreadingcorner said:
    May 6, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Thanks for providing it for free! I’ve downloaded it.

    Liked by 2 people

    bicted said:
    May 6, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Reblogged this on splashesintobooks and commented:
    I’m looking forward to reading this and thought some of my followers might also like to download themselves a copy! So, if you read on a Kindle app or device, grab yourself a free copy available between Sunday May 6th through Thursday May 10th.

    Liked by 2 people

    Through Your World said:
    May 6, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    I would love to read this…

    Liked by 2 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 6, 2018 at 6:16 PM

      Great! Let me know if you have any issues downloading it. 🙂 thanks.


    Leafさんの夢が。。。 said:
    May 6, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    Wow, congratulations, James!! I just downloaded a copy and can’t wait for the summer to finally get into reading for hours on end 🙂 Thank you so much for this opportunity to read your book!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    mainepaperpusher said:
    May 6, 2018 at 10:51 PM

    Reblogged this on Everyone Else Has the Best Titles and commented:
    Many of you know the talented James Cudney. Jay has just published his second book Father Figure (wild applause!!!!) and for a very limited time, you can grab a digital copy free! While you are browsing Amazon you can find his first book Watching Glass Shatter there, too.

    Liked by 2 people

    mainepaperpusher said:
    May 6, 2018 at 10:52 PM

    You’ve been reblogged, baby! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    Review It said:
    May 7, 2018 at 12:13 AM

    I think your blog is quite nice and well written. Can you please review my first article. I want to know whether it has any potential or not…

    Liked by 1 person

    Dani☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ said:
    May 7, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    Yay!!!! Yay for free and yay because you are awesome!!!💙💚💜

    Liked by 1 person

    Carrie said:
    May 7, 2018 at 2:21 AM

    Reblogged this on Carries Book Reviews and commented:
    Fellow blogger Jay has just released his second novel and having seen nothing but good things for his books I’ll definitely be picking this up to try myself sometime and urge every else to grab a copy while they can. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    lilisblissfulpages said:
    May 7, 2018 at 6:56 AM

    I’ll check this out. 🙂 🙂 🙂 And congrats. And thank you…

    Liked by 2 people

    Roda said:
    May 7, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Reblogged this on Growing Self.

    Liked by 2 people

    Thanks again for the invite on Goodreads Jay!🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    May 7, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    I have it, Jay. Now I must shift myself and get your books read.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 7, 2018 at 1:39 PM

      Thank you! No pressure at all. Whenever you have time. I have yours set to buy on Friday before I leave on vacation. It will be a fun read on the plane ride home or when I get back and need something to remind me not to work all the time!

      Liked by 1 person

      robbiesinspiration said:
      May 9, 2018 at 12:53 PM

      Thank you, Jay.

      Liked by 1 person

    carhicks said:
    May 7, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Thanks for the free copy Jay. I am looking forward to reading it as soon as I get an open time slot.

    Liked by 1 person

    Ethan S. said:
    May 7, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    First of all, congrats on completing another novel! You’ve got to be very proud of finishing it, especially with all the positive reviews.
    I’ve downloaded the copy to my kindle, so I’ll be reading and reviewing sometime this summer. If I really love it (and I’m almost certain I will), I’ll bounce back in and connect about featuring the book on my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 7, 2018 at 8:38 PM

      Hi. That would be fantastic. I appreciate it. Hope you’re having a good week.


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