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Cover Reveal – Flower Power Trip by James J. Cudney #digitalreadsblogtours #CreativiaPub #CoverReveal

Hey Bookworms! I am so excited to be taking in part in my very first cover reveal, which is being hosted by Shalini @ Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Title: Flower Power Trip

Series: Braxton Campus Mysteries, #3

Author: James J. Cudney

Release Date: March 30th 2019

Publisher: Creativia

Genre: Mystery


At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.

Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?

As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her past and discover the identity of her stalker, he unexpectedly encounters a missing member of his family. Everything seems to trace back to the Stoddards: a new family who recently moved in.

Between the murder, a special flower exhibit and strange postcards arriving each week, Kellan can’t decide which mystery in his life should take priority. But unfortunately, the biggest one of all has yet to be exposed – and when it is, Kellan won’t know what hit him.

Now for the gorgeous cover…..

Author Spotlight:

James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City, but I’ve traveled all across the US (and various parts of the world). After college, I spent 15 years working in technology and business operations in the sports, entertainment and media industries. Although I enjoyed my job, I left in 2016 to focus on my passion: telling stories and connecting people through words. My debut novel is ‘Watching Glass Shatter,’ a contemporary fiction family drama with elements of mystery, suspense, humor and romance. To see samples or receive news from my current and upcoming books, please subscribe with your email address at my website:

What do I do outside of writing: I’m an avid genealogist (discovered 2K family members going back about 250 years) and cook (I find it so hard to follow a recipe). I love to read; between Goodreads and my blog at, I have over 500 book reviews which will give you a full flavor for my voice and style. On my blog, I started the 365 Daily Challenge, where I post a word each day that has some meaning to me, then converse with everyone about life. There is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time. Even my dogs have segments where they complain about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real and show how I live every day.

A bit of humor: Everything doubles as something else when you live in NYC. For me, it’s the dining room, my favorite space in the apartment, where more than just my cooking is on display! As I look out the windows onto a 12th floor terrace, various parts of nature (trees, bushes, flowers, bugs & animals) inspire me to write. How else can you pen the best story possible?

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You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream – C.S. Lewis

After contemplating all the ways that I would fail as a blogger, I finally decided to cast those fears aside and take a plunge. I love reading books and writing reviews that capture my experiences of those books, but I what I really wanted a place of my own to facilitate additional conversation and connect with other readers in a way that consumer review sites does not really allow for.

I’m not perfect, so this blog will not be perfect. I am taking one step at a time in this new adventure. I anticipate that I will fall down so to speak and make mistakes along the way, but I am always eager to learn and improve.

I look forward to connecting with others in all things books, and I cannot wait to contribute to this amazing community.