Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves #Pre-Order for March 18th – Frozen Stiff Drink: A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 6) by James J. Cudney

Congratulations to James J. Cudney on the upcoming release of Frozen Stiff Drink: A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 6) – On Pre-Order at $2.56/£1.99 for March 18th

About the Book

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 a 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.

Head over to pre-order the book $2.56: Amazon US

And £1.99: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by James J. Cudney

One of the recent reviews for Watching Glass Shatter

Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020

This is not your average run-of-the-mill story. There is no serial killer, no kidnappings, no amnesia victims, no dreadful nanny, no terrorists, etc. This is a sobering story about a deceased husband exchanging his dead baby in the hospital nursery with that of a healthy infant many years ago and leaving a letter for his widow detailing the facts, to be opened upon his death. Upon opening the letter it is now up to Olivia to discover which of her 5 sons is not really her biological child, and thus the story begins. The five sons, Teddy, Zach, Matt, Caleb and Ethan are all holding secrets of their own. Throughout the book we delve into the lives of Olivia and her 5 sons, hoping for a happy ending. The only complaint I have is the use of wanna and gonna, as I feel adults would use the proper wording of want to and going to. Also, I feel proper punctuation was lacking throughout the book, as too many commas were omitted when needed in sentences. Other than that, I loved the story, as it was very original and out-of-the-box, and a breath of fresh air in this era of stagnant, copy-cat novels.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And on Amazon UK: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow James: Goodreads

About James J. Cudney

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 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 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. Ryder, my 10-year old shiba inu, usually lays on my feet, growling when I shift positions too many times or when I forget to share my food! Although he’s only 20 pounds, he’s quite strong and pushy. But how else can you pen the best story possible without these things by your side?

Connect to James

BlogThis is my Truth Now
Facebook: This is My Truth Now
Twitter: @Jamescudney4
LinkedIn: James Cudney

Thank you for dropping in today and it would be great if you could spread the word about the release of the new Braxton Campus Mystery.. thanks Sally.

22 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves #Pre-Order for March 18th – Frozen Stiff Drink: A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 6) by James J. Cudney

  1. It’s great to see Jay with a new one. Not only is he a talented writer, but I can see that he is another generous soul who goes out of his way to promote fellow writers.

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  3. Congrats to Jay, and this book is sounding very interesting too. I will put it on my shelf, but before reading i have to finish Robbies “Through the Nethergate” (Sorry, there was a longer work based delay) and Ritu’s debut novel “Unarranged Marriage”. Thank you for the information, Sally!

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