Watching Glass Shatter
By James J. Cudney
Recently, I connected with a newly published author who’s also an incredible blogger. Jay, as he’s known to friends, is a great connector as you’ll find on his blog This Is My Truth Now.
Jay writes about so much that it’s impossible for me to put him in a neatly boxed description so you’ll just have to trust me on this one and go over to visit him. You won’t be disappointed. He has a plethora of subjects from his favorite dog Ryder who debuts on Mondays (for all you dog lovers) to his numerous book reviews which I can’t imagine how he reads so much, but he does! Then, there’s his delightful sense of humor and banter with his blogging pals. It’s almost like dancing, when you ‘talk’ with him. You know, that give and take as you move through the blogosphere? As those who fish say, he’s a keeper and I’m glad to share his blog and book with you today!
Let me start by telling you that Watching Glass Shatter reviews can be found here for Good Reads. You can also find them here on Amazon! Oh, and here’s the link to buy it here! For old school readers, the paperback book itself is now available too on the same link!
When I recount that it’s Jay’s fault that I had a sleepless night and an unproductive next day, I mean it. I usually read a little on my kindle before bedtime, so I started his book as I usually do, thinking I’d read a chapter or two. Honestly, I picked it up because he’s a fellow blogger and I’m loyal like that – and the subject of family interests me. I was smitten by reading the description of the book so I thought, what the heck! What I didn’t expect was the depth to which his characters touched me, each with their own individualized perceptions and feelings to round out the formation of a family in every sense of the word. If you’re a part of a family, you know there are nuances between members, subtle and yet sometimes stark reminders of a shared past. Delve into the family unit long enough and you’ll find all sorts of relationships, beliefs and hidden secrets.
Jay’s book makes no exception as he invites us into the Glass family with open arms. Beautifully written, detailed and believable, we journey with them through the death of their patriarch father Ben and experience the aftermath of Glass shattering.
This is why I couldn’t put his book down until I finished it. Pulling my heartstrings with each character, Jay kept me reading until the very wee hours of the morning. When I was finished, I fell asleep sated with the love and connections of a family I just met.
Please join me in welcoming James J. Cudney to the realm of newly published author. This is a book you won’t want to miss! Be sure to pop over to his blog too and tell him Misifusa sent you!
Here’s the tour schedule if you want to follow it! Join the community of bloggers who are supporting Jay and his book tour!
And if you feel inclined, please stop by GoodReads or Amazon to write a book review for him after you’ve read it. Thank you! I always love to support other bloggers and I know you do too!
Wow, what a fantastic book promotion! I can’t wait to read this book and his blog posts!! Thanks.
Hi, Bobbi. Thank you so much. I appreciate you checking it out. The blog tour will have a few opportunities for giveaways and discounts in the coming days. 🙂
I’m enjoy following you and will watch for them. Thanks!
You are so welcome! You won’t be disappointed Bobbi! ♥
Ah, my wonderful friend. I’m so glad you are are part of this blog tour. I appreciate you and all you have done these last few weeks. Thank you.
It was an honor for me to share your book and be a part of your book tour Jay! As always, I wish you all the best!
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Thanks for a wonderful review! I’ve reblogged this on my humble blog. 🙂
Michael, I’m honored for the reblog! Thank you! So nice to meet you! I’ll be over to see your blog today!
Thanks! My younger daughter is battling breast cancer. So far, so good. She just underwent reconstructive surgery last week. It really hits home when it’s your “baby” involved. If I could take it from her and onto me I’d do it in a heartbeat. Thanks for hosting Jay. He’s a real talent (and where DOES he find time for all he does?). 🙂
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Tell her I will keep her in my prayers (and your family as well) and if there’s anything I can ever do, please contact me. I know how hard it can be and sometimes it helps to talk with someone who’s been there. I am glad we’ve connected through Jay. He’s a powerhouse with all he gets done in a day! I’m inspired by him truly! I hope you have a lovely week Michael.
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I’ve asked my mom to say prayers for your daughter’s recovery.
Nice to read this great review!! Jay’s blog is great 🙂
Thank you, Christy! I can’t wait to have your Author Alert on 11/24!
Oh Christy! I’m looking forward to your post too! Love it how Jay has connected us all with his book!
Awe, thank you Christy. I agree, Jay is great! 🙂
A great job on promoting a fantastic book! Hopefully the word is spreading 🙂
Thank you! I’ve got my fingers crossed that all of our efforts bring Jay’s book to more people because it’s a great one! 🙂
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Check out this new author, he has a huge heart.
Yoly! Thank you!! Jay will be so excited as am I! 🙂
You are very welcome.
Thank you so much, Yoly.
Thank you Yoly! 🙂
Wow Yvonne…you should be writing reviews for a living!!! I am heading over to the blog, and the book beckons!
Great to meet you, Rhonda! Thank you for stopping by.
My please…am in the middle of my day’s first chuckle reading your Cringe post. LOL…I can sooo relate! Can’t wait to spend some time in your reading room…from my porch of course! Congrats on the book, look forward to reading it 🙂
Yes, that was a funny one! Thanks. I look forward to chatting. I didn’t see a blog / site for you, though… unless it’s somewhere else?
It’s WordPress. 50-Shades-Of-Gray-Hair.com Not been a lot of activity this last year (geez, that long?) but am working on it. 🙂
found it and followed. will look at more soon.
Aw, thanks for the optimism 😉
Thank goodness you’re back to writing! We’ve missed you! ♥
Slow going, but I’ll get there 🙂 Thanks my friend, you are always such a ray of light!!
As are you! So glad to see you writing again! xo
Oh Rhonda has a blog! Stop over and visit!
I knew you two would hit it off! He’s making me laugh with that one too…and then there’s Ryder who always makes me smile. Enjoy the porch time – get a beverage because you’ll be enjoying his posts for awhile! 🙂
I’m a believer!! Hallelujah lol
You two will get along famously! LOL
Rhonda, you are so cute! It’s easy to write a review when the book is good. Oh the book, Rhonda, the book is really as good as I said/wrote! You will really like Jay. So glad you two can connect as well! xo
I already like him and haven’t even read the book yet! I did go to Amazon to get it, but I don’t do Kindle and I (shhh) hate paperbacks. But, I may just go ahead and make an exception because it really sounds like a story I’d love. xo
Make the exception Rhonda…I won’t tell! xo
Ok, I will. One paperback won’t kill me lol
You can do it. I know you can! 🙂
hahaha..always the optimist!! Yes, yes I can
Following Jay’s blog tour and enjoying all the different interviews and book reviews as well as getting to see some different blogs 🙂
I feel the same way Scarlett! I am loving visiting everyone on his tour! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
It’s a larger size paperback, if that helps. Not one of the smaller print types? 🙂
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Wonderful review! I absolutely loved this book and I can’t believe it’s Jay’s first.😊
I know! I loved the book as well!
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