Welcome everyone on the spotlight blog tour and cover reveal for the 4th book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries series, ‘Mistaken Identity Crisis’!
This is a book written by James J. Cudney, and I know a lot of you have already read one or two of his books. What’s more, he’s also our book blogger buddy, Jay, over at This Is My Truth Now! (So, you can read his reviews of other people’s books, too. Just sayin’.)
I have to admit that I haven’t (yet. YET!) read any of his books, though they’ve been on my TBR for ages. It’s just that there are so many books that I actually already own that I couldn’t yet get to them. (I’m actually ashamed of this by the way.) So far I’ve only read reviews that praised his writing skills, so his books are definitely worth a dive into them! I know I will give them a chance in the near future.
So… what does Jay have to say about all this and himself?
….About the Author, From 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. It is with my third book, Academic Curveball, the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, where I immersed myself in a college campus full of so much activity, I could hardly stop thinking about new murder scenes or character relationships to finish writing the current story. Come join in the fun!
See? He’s nice and fun! Check out his author’s site and his blog!
Also, let’s follow him everywhere! 😉
He’s a very prolific writer, I tell you. Here’s the list of the books he’s written:
Watching Glass Shatter (October 2017)
Father Figure (April 2018)
Braxton Campus Mysteries
Academic Curveball – #1 (October 2018)
Broken Heart Attack – #2 (November 2018)
Flower Power Trip – #3 (March 2019)
Mistaken Identity Crisis – #4 (June 2019)
So, let’s talk about this newest book! This is what the cover will look like:
It’s lovely, isn’t it?
And this is what the book’s about:
A clever thief with a sinister calling card has invaded Braxton campus. A string of jewelry thefts continues to puzzle the sheriff given they’re remarkably similar to an unsolved eight-year-old case from shortly before Gabriel vanished one stormy night. When a missing ruby is discovered near an electrified dead body during the campus cable car redesign project, Kellan must investigate the real killer in order to protect his brother. Amidst sorority hazing practices and the victim’s connections to several prominent Wharton County citizens, a malicious motive becomes more obvious and trickier to prove.As if the latest murder isn’t enough to keep him busy, Kellan partners with April to end the Castigliano and Vargas crime family feud. What really happened to Francesca while all those postcards showed up in Braxton? The mafia world is more calculating than Kellan realized, and if he wants to move forward, he’ll have to make a few ruthless sacrifices.Election Day is over, and the new mayor takes office. Nana D celebrates her 75th birthday with an adventure. A double wedding occurs at Crilly Lake on Independence Day. And Kellan receives a few more surprises as the summer heat begins to settle in Wharton County.
• Status: Available for pre-order now
• Series: Braxton Campus Mysteries #4
• Publisher: Creativia
• Publication Date: 6/30/2019
• Page Count: ~260
…and where can we buy it?
Mm… I SO want to read it now! My aim is now to read the first three books in the series before ‘Mistaken Indentity Crisis’ gets published. (It’s still a couple of months from now, I can manage that…probably.) And then get this one, too!
This cover reveal has been organized by Digital Reads Blog Tours.
Have you read Jay’s books? What did you think? Let’s discuss!