Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney – Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I’m honored and excited to be a part of this blog tour. Jay has been extremely helpful and supportive in my blogging adventures, and I’m happy to help him out now.

You can buy Watching Glass Shatter on Amazon in Ebook and Paperback, here, however, there is still time to get your Ebook copy for FREE, so get to it. 🙂

You can also enter the GoodReads giveaway, for your chance to win a signed, physical copy! You have until 11/30 to enter.

Enter the poll to choose your favorite character thru 11/20. You can choose from all the major family members or submit your own write-in vote.

Jay will also being doing a radio spot on Artist First Radio Broadcast, tonight from 6PM-7PM (EST). For more info, click here.

For more Watching Glass Shatter fun, make sure you follow along with the blog tour. Links to previous posts and posts to come, here.


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Synopsis:

The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.

We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family.

Review:

Watching Glass Shatter is one of those books you pick up with the intention of reading a few chapters before bed and then end up staying up way too late trying to finish it. The family drama layers up, and the more you read, the more you want to know. It truly is unlike anything I’ve read before. A very unique perspective on family life, and relatable to a degree, to anyone who reads it.

This is a very character driven novel, and it is ambitious. We follow Olivia and her 5 sons: Zachary, Matthew, Teddy, Caleb, and Ethan. Each chapter reveals vital pieces of background for each character, that really drives the plot forward and piles on the family secrets. I particularly love novels that focus on characters to drive plot, and this one doesn’t fail. Don’t let the amount of character perspectives worry you, each character is so well developed and defined, you won’t get confused.

The plot is well thought out. The interweaving of each character’s life to build up tension is fantastic. As the plot thickens, the emotions are real and there were a few moments, I shed some tears…okay, bawled my eyes out. A testament to Jay’s writing, because I was emotionally invested in these characters from the beginning.

Speaking of the writing, itself – stunning. The dialouge is beautifully written, and so realistic, it truly feels like the Glass family members are real, and I want to meet them.

Wrap-Up:

Watching Glass Shatter is a character driven, heartwrenching, and inspiring family drama. I highly recommend picking this one up. You won’t be disappointed!

Rating:

5/5 ☆


Learn more about the author:

Basic Bio & Background
I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I spent ~15 years in a technology career in the retail, sports, media and entertainment industries. Throughout those years, I wrote some short stories, poems and various beginnings to the “Great American Novel” but I was so focused on my career that writing became a hobby. After leaving my position in 2016, I directed all my energies towards re-invigorating a focus on reading, writing and publishing.

Author
Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind and my body. At some points, it was just a few poems or short stories; at others, it was full length novels and stories. My current genres include family drama / saga, contemporary and mystery fiction. My first novel, Watching Glass Shatter, was published in October 2017. I am currently in the process of writing my second novel, ‘Father Figure,’ which will be released in early 2018.

Reader & Reviewer
Reading has also never left my side. Whether it was children’s books, young adult novels, college textbooks, biographies or my ultimate love, fiction, it’s ever present in my day. I read 2 books per week and I’m on a quest to update every book I’ve ever read on Goodreads, write up a review and post it on all my sites and platforms.

Blogger & Thinker
I have combined my passions into a single platform where I share book reviews, write a blog and publish fiction: In the blog, I started my 365 Daily Challenge, where I post about a word that has some meaning to me and 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 dog has a weekly segment called “Ryder’s Rants” where he complains about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real. And that’s why they are me.

Genealogist & Researcher
I want to be a researcher or historian. I want to reach back into the past to figure out why someone made the choice he or she did and what the consequences were. I want to feel the pressures and culture of hundreds of years ago. I want to trace the roots and find the puzzle of my own history. I want to watch my ancestors from a secret place to know how they interacted with others; and maybe I’ll learn why I do things the way I do them.


All the Links!

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Thanks again, for having me on the tour, Jay. Congratulations on all your success, and here’s to even more success in the future! 🙂

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23 thoughts on “Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney – Blog Tour

  1. Hi. Thank you so much for this amazing post. I really appreciate you taking the time to read the book, rate it and provide such a strong and positive review. And then on top of it you participate on the blog tour making it even better. I appreciate you and hope everyone reading this post on your site or visiting from mine realize how fantastic you are. Much gratitude!

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