February 4, 2017
article, Book, Mind Style, Writing
article, blog, Creative Writing, Mind Style, narrative, writing
I know it’s been a while since I posted – just under a month ago – but there is something coming for you.
Tomorrow, I will be posting a new article for my blog. It’s an interesting one – it’s a comparative analysis using the narratological theory of mind style.
I will be explaining mind style for those of you who aren’t aware of the concept, as well as use it to review a very well known and successful book.
Keep an eye out tomorrow; it may be beneficial to you, especially if you’re an avid writer!
January 8, 2017
Book, Deception, Novel, Self-publishing, Writing
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Sorry it’s been a while again folks, I’ve had quite a busy New Year so far with life and work – but I’m very happy to see Deception continuing to entertain people.
When people read Deception, one key element particularly stands out to them: Characterisation. It’s a theme in this book that is the key to Deception‘s appeal. With an intriguing main character (Billy Allen) and a beautiful, peaceful setting of Lavingsham, this unique story allows us to become part of Billy’s life.
The paragraph below taken from my reader’s review sums up the book, and will ultimately tell you if my psychological thriller is a book for you.
‘It is a compelling read, drawing you into Billy’s house. T. J. Blake knows how to keep you glued to the story, in dire need of finding out who/what Billy really is. Billy and Eve are quite complex, despite the mixed emotions I had about them. The story comprises authentic characters, interesting turns, and has a good flow.‘
Read the full review now – https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/deception-a-love-of-lies-by-t-j-blake/
December 28, 2016
Alive, Christmas, Currently writing, Deception, Endurance, short story
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Although 2016 has been a terrible year in many ways, it has also been a great year for many.
Brexit, Trump, celebrity deaths – we all have our reasons for hating 2016, but there are also reasons for people to look back with pride. But the amount of celebrity deaths has been shocking for this year!
Whether your year has been made by personal achievement, a heartwarming story in the news, or from something as simple as the release of a film, TV show or song, embrace it.
For me personally, I’ve had a year full of ups and downs, mostly ups, and in terms of my writing it’s been very satisfying.
My psychological thriller, Deception, has not disappointed. It has received nothing but praise, and has an average rating higher than my other books across Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble ; which I’m extremely proud of.
There was also the release of my short dark fantasy story, Alive, which I’m very happy with because just like Deception, it’s a genre I’m not used to.
For you reading this right now, try something new for next year. If you want to try something new and it’s out your comfort zone, just do it, you have nothing to lose. And who knows, it may pay off!
Roll on 2017 I say, and roll on the final book of my book series, The Endurance Series, coming in the New Year!
Happy New Year everyone!
December 14, 2016
Deception, eBook, Kindle, Self-publishing, Writing
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Deception has been enjoyed by many readers, mainly in the U.K. and USA, but Deception: A Love of Lies has recently received another 5 star review from a Canadian reader.
The review does contain spoilers, so I will not be revealing the full review on my blog, but I will tell you some of the main points from the review.
This reader said that Deception was a thrilling story with a surprise ending. They also said ‘the book had me in it’s grip within the first two chapters‘.
They concluded the review with ‘The story is not a happy one, rather it is a slice of life as it can sometimes be. If you like a scary story with a real edge, this could be one you should read.‘
Read Deception: A Love of Lies now!
December 9, 2016
Christmas, Deception, Kindle, Writing
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There is currently a worldwide giveaway underway for my latest psychological thriller, Deception: A Love of Lies.
With three eCopies up for grabs on the Doodles, Doodles Everywhere blog, you could be within a chance by heading over to their blog page!
Get your Christmas read 📖
The worldwide giveaway ends on the 16th of December!