Wednesday, October 2, 2019


I'm happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
Book 5 in the Braxton Campus Mysteries
by James J. Cudney

It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival.
Despite the former occupant’s warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic to communicate with the apparition. Meanwhile, construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing. 
While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident occurs at the Fall Festival. Soon, Kellan discovers the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family. But can he capture the elusive killer - and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.



1 lucky reader will win a print copy of


Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Winner will be chosen after October 14 at the end of the tour.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.


HAUNTED HOUSE GHOST is the first book I’ve read in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, and I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to fall into step with the series and protagonist Kellen.

The first thing that caught my attention about this book was the title. With Halloween fast approaching, a cozy with the title, HAUNTED HOUSE GHOST, just had to be checked out. The second thing that grabbed me was the fact that the lead character is male. Not unheard of, but rare in a cozy mystery.

I’m always excited and a bit weary when reading a new to me author. I’m never sure what to expect. In the case of James J. Chudney, I found him to be a clever writer. Within the pages of HAUNTED HOUSE GHOST the author laid out a mystery that was attention holding, and not easy to solve. I feel as though I should have been able to figure it out, but Mr. Chudney was also several steps ahead of me.  He also didn’t disappoint as far as achieving a fun, halloweeny feel.

While I don’t consider A HAUNTED HOUSE GHOST to be 100% a cozy mystery, I do think it is a good story that mystery fans will enjoy.

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 900 book reviews which will give you a full flavor for my voice and style. On my blog, 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.
List of Books

Braxton Campus Mysteries 

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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "HAUNTED HOUSE GHOST" by James J. Cudney and for your review on it.

    Sounds like a fun book and one that I would enjoy having the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I love that it was a new series for you, and you took a chance on a new author. Much appreciated. It definitely is right on the edge of that cozy line, but I wanted to keep to all the key rules. I love your review and am so glad the Halloween thrills came out in the story.

    Going to share this everywhere now. Thank you!!!

    Jay Cudney

  3. I think that the rafflecoptor top 2 questions should be ones everyone can access then they get to the rest of the questions anotherwards in mine I could only do easy entry and not the next one about tweeting as I don't do that but if it would of been facebook or one that everyone does then they would have a chance at the book. Lisa you are wonderful and your site if you have your choice it gives everyone a chance at the book it;s the way they have the contest set up that you have to be able to tweet in order to have a chance peggy clayton

    1. Hi Peggy. I'm sorry you were unable to enter them all. But I'm grateful for your comments about my blog, and am happy that you like the way I set things up. Thank you!