It’s My Birthday!

16 Sep

So now I am officially 21! I don’t feel much different but 21 is quite a scary age to be. It is the time to evaluate my life and decide what path I want to take.
On the plus side, I can now legally drink in the US :)

Had a great day today at Discovery Cove, Florida; celebrating my birthday!

Thank you to all those who celebrated with me for my party a couple of weeks ago; all that wished me happy birthday and of course to the two people who celebrated with me today; my girlfriend April and best bud David.

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My debut book review with The Review Group

11 Sep

I am part of the review team at The Review – a book reviewing blog that supports indie authors.

Follow the link to read my first book review of the book ‘A Strange Metamorphosis’

http://thereviewgroup.blogspot.com/2014/09/book-review-tom-blake-on-strange.html?m=1

Currently in the U S of A

9 Sep

Sorry for the lack of activity and posts lately on my blog but I am currently on holiday in the states.
I am having an amazing time in Florida at Disney and Universal.
Today though I am in Washington; giving Barack a visit at the White House.

Here’s me enjoying the orange Fanta in Universal Florida!

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My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

29 Aug

I have taken part in the latest social media craze ALS ice bucket challenge.

Below is a snap of my donation and me getting soaked. It’s a great cause so feel free to donate!

You don’t have to be nominated to donate.
There are millions taking part in the ice bucket challenges, but the sad part is that they are not donating at all!
To all of you out there who are yet to donate, do it now. If you have done the ice bucket challenge and have donated nothing then shame on you!

Come on everyone. Don’t be stingy, donate now! :)

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Beware! I decided to wash my hair during my challenge, that’s the white stuff on my head and face in the pictures.

An insight into my novel ‘The Author’

22 Aug

The Author is completely different to my first book Endurance.
Endurance was the kind of book where the ideas came to me quickly. I had many ideas for it and I wanted to make it different, which is why I wrote it in the style of horror with segments of sci-fi and dystopia, and a fast paced narrative.

The Author however is intricate. Creating the plot was like piecing together a puzzle; it has many twists and turns similarly to Endurance, but the story is told in such a different way. The Author is told in the 1st person narrative from the view of the main character (who happens to be ‘The Author’, Ryan Milligan). The Author also takes more time to introduce the characters in more detail and setting the scene early on.
I also thought it would be interesting to tell a story which had another story to tell throughout, called ‘Killing For Your Love’ meaning that it gave me the opportunity to try adding the concept of a book within a book idea.

The Author builds up slowly but once it gets right into the story, that’s when the book becomes dark, twisted and creepy.

I don’t want to reveal any spoilers of the book so I won’t say too much more. But I will leave you with a little teaser (below).

To Keep updated with the release of The Author, please visit it’s official Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/TheAuthor2014 

” As I turn to enter, I hear a noise inside. I pause to listen again. Silence. I take the key to the front door from my pocket and slowly insert it and unlock the door. I gently push the door, which creaks the more it opens.
Then I listen; no more sounds are heard. I step inside. The house is so cold… the door under the stairs catches my attention. It’s standing ajar. the door under the stairs catches my attention. It’s standing ajar. It creaks and I stare as I walk slowly towards it. The handle is cool to the touch. I yank open the door… “

Reviews from readers

“Dean Koontz meets Stephen King” – Amazon review

“I liked the mystery of Ryan’s missing wife and children and didn’t expect the twist in the end.” – Amazon review

“Once again, I found myself getting lost in another novel by T.J. Blake. The Author, Blake’s follow up to his debut novel Endurance, is full of twists and turns that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat–or bed, or wherever readers read.” – Amazon review

“I am not going to talk about the story because I feel that to give away too much, even of the smaller details would take a huge amount of enjoyment out of the book as the discovery of how it unfolds is one of the most enjoyable aspects.” – Amazon

“Movie Material!” Free-eBooks

“Best book I’ve ever read!” -Free-eBooks

The Author now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Waterstones.

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The Author

Endurance gets Reviewed!

20 Aug

It is great hearing what your readers think of your books. You get your positive, mediocre and negative reviews. I treat all of them the same, I take on criticism and try to improve on them, but I also take the praise and make sure I pursue it to make it as good next time around. 

This review however is absolutely amazing. I am very honoured to receive such praise. So I thank you to The Cult Den and Gemma for writing this great review. 

Here’s the link to the great review: http://www.thecultden.com/2014/08/book-review-endurance.html

Available from Amazon and Waterstones

Available from Amazon and Waterstones

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Working on Endurance: Apocalypse and a New eBook

19 Aug

Endurance: Apocalypse is currently under the editing process. We will work to edit it as quick as we can to make it available for you out there who are waiting to read what will happen next after Endurance! 

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You may be aware that I am writing a new book as well as editing. My new book (which will be available as eBook only) is a supernatural horror novel. I am yet to confirm a name for it. I do have one but I am still undecided on that. I have a cover idea and I am well and truly into the thick of the story. So I am hoping to get this new book out there as soon as possible for you all to check out. 

I have never written a book of the supernatural kind. I have decided to take a risk and add my own twist to it, so you can expect an original story with a different outlook and set of rules for my spiritual world  

I have been living a lie. My husband Jack and my two daughters Lucy and Charlie believe that I am dead.” – Character Sarah from the new eBook. Coming Soon!

 

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