Cover Reveal: Frozen Stiff Drink by James J. Cudney @jamescudney4 @NextChapterPB @Shalini_G26 #NextChapterPub #DigitalReadsBlogTours

Hi Blisses,

Shalini from Digital Reads Blog Tours invited me to be part of this cover reveal for our fellow blogger and friend, James J. Cudney. It’s for the 6th book in Jay’s Braxton Campus Mysteries Series. I read and reviewed some of the books in the series here on my blog, and joined cover reveals for the others too, so hopefully, you’re already familiar with this series. I’m not finish reading the ones that are already out because…Well, thanks to my 2-month long hiatus last November and December, I’m too behind on all the series I started. But the ones I’ve already read are amazing, and I highly recommend this series for all mystery lovers. Hopefully, I get to catch up on this next month. I have to since book 6 is already here.

So first, what’s this book about?

TITLE: Frozen Stiff Drink


  • Series: Braxton Campus Mysteries #6
  • Publisher: Next Chapter
  • Expected Publication Date: March 18, 2020


A winter blizzard barrels toward Wharton County with a vengeance. Madam Zenya predicted the raging storm would change the course of Kellan’s life, but the famed seer never could’ve prepared him for all the collateral damage. Nana D disappears after visiting a patient at Willow Trees, leaving behind a trail of confusion. When the patient turns up dead, and second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. What tragedy has befallen his beloved grandmother?

Kellan’s brother Hampton learns essential life lessons the hard way after his father-in-law accuses him of embezzlement. While trying to prove his innocence, Hampton digs himself a deeper hole that might lead to prison. Sheriff Montague wants to save him, but she receives the shock of her life as the past hurtles forward and complicates her future.

Between locating Nana D and solving the scandalous murder of another prominent Braxton citizen, Kellan and April’s worlds explode with more turmoil than they can handle. Too bad neither one of them knows what to do about the psychic’s latest premonition. The suspicious deaths happening around town aren’t ending anytime soon.


Just look at that cover. My eyes are heart-shaped right now. Seriously, all the covers of the books in this series are so beautiful. I’ll leave all the links below so be sure to check them out.


AMAZON: coming soon

About 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!

AUTHOR’s LINKS: |Website|Blog|Twitter|Amazon|Pinterest|Goodreads|Instagram|FB|

List of Books

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)
Haunted House Ghost – #5 (October 2019)

I encourage everyone to add this on goodreads and wait for the Amazon link. It will be soon, I’m sure and when it’s available, I’ll update this post. 🙂

Are you familiar with book and series? Have you read any of Jay’s books? What do you think of them? Let’s chat.

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