Want to be creeped out this Halloween? 🎃

Familiar” gave me chills writing it (and some interesting nights 😱).

It has put readers on edge, but they’ve loved the thrill; the multiple 5⭐ reviews prove that 🙌.

“Arabella has a unique gift that she uses to help lost souls find peace and distraught survivors find comfort. While that sounds nice, every encounter gave me chills.”

Jules, Goodreads ★★★★★

“You know that feeling you get after reading a really good spooky story? Where you feel there is some presence in the room just in the corner of your eye? The after-effects of the tale messing with your mind? Familiar did that for me!”

Rajiv, Amazon ★★★★★

“Creepy thriller with a strong female lead”

Amazon ★★★★★

Please check out Familiar this Halloween. Most of us love a little bit of a scare, and Familiar will most certainly creep you out this Halloween.

You can read Familiar on:

  • Amazon – free to read with Kindle Unlimited, also available on paperback
  • Smashwords

Here’s a preview of Familiar!

High ratings for “Familiar” in the Book Tour

Familiar book tour ratings

What a collection of 5 stars to receive for “Familiar“.

It’s these ratings and reviews that us authors aim for whenever we release a book – I’m delighted! Thank you to each and every one of you who read Familiar and took the time to review it.

The reviews that came in for my book “Familiar” were so amazing and encouraging I could have cried 😢

It’s exhausting writing a book and whenever I release one I’m always nervous about what readers will think – these reviews have squashed any nerves!

I took a lot of risks with this story, one of which was the personality needed to carry the plot. Arabella (the lead character) was so important to get right in the story otherwise it wouldn’t have worked, so it’s great to see a couple of reviews commenting on her being a strong female lead 🙌

Please check out the reviews and please read my book, it’s available on Amazon on Kindle (FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited) and paperback.

Familiar paperback

“Familiar” review by mrusbooksnreviews

The “Familiar” book tour ended October 18th, but I still can’t help but be proud about the amazing reviews from the readers.

One of the last reviews came from Mru Natu (mrusbooksnreviews). Check out some of the review below.

“I recommend this book to fans of thrillers and paranormal. I also recommend it to readers who like a strong women-centric novel.

“I loved that the author provided a very satisfying ending. Everything concluded logically.”

I don’t think there was anything to dislike about Familiar. It was addictive, powerful, and incredibly creepy and suspenseful. The tense atmosphere and mood were maintained throughout the book. I rate the book a perfect five out of five stars for its quality to keep me returning to it in every spare minute I had. I couldn’t stop reading it.

Read the full review

See what all the fuss is about and get your copy of Familiar here.

The “Familiar” book tour by Love Books Tour – Great reviews!

My latest paranormal thriller book Familiar is currently doing the rounds in Love Books Tour’s book tour. Readers are kindly posting their honest review of Familiar through the week (October 12th – October 18th).

Some of the reviews have already come in – really great reviews so far.

Check them out below.

To kick off the book tour – Karenandherbooks

“I am so pleased to be kicking off this tour. This book was amazing. It had me gripped and was just brilliant. Its unlike anything I’ve ever read before and the twists – wow.

Arabella is a psychic medium. She doesn’t get a minutes peace.

She is the host of the spiritual tour ‘Familiar’ where she connects with loved ones who have passed.

The house she lives in has a horrific history which comes to light when the previous owner shows himself.

On her fifteen year anniversary show she is alerted to something awful but can she work out the clues in time to save the victims and how can she get people to believe when they are not open to paranormal activity.

I felt every emotion felt in this book. When Arabella is occupied and has the visions you can see everything she sees.

The descriptions of the bodily changes when a passed loved one is near sounds only too familiar and I now hope that my loved ones are near when i feel these changes.

The story takes a dramatic twist towards the end which I didn’t see coming or even think if when I was reading. I was completed invested in these characters and cant wait to read more by this author.

Well deserved ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”


2nd book review – @Snipnstuff

“This is the first book I’ve read in a while where I looked over my shoulder when I went to bed. My heart was pounding most of this book and I HAD to know what was going to happen next. One of my quickest reads and a solid 4/5 stars. After reading Familiar I’m sold on the idea of reading his debut novel ‘Deception’.

T.J Blake is an author to be adored, but not trusted. Familiar had me unsure of what was going to happen next and I was constantly on edge. I could not pry this book out of my hands.

This psychological thriller used the unique narrative of a psychic medium! Arabella is such a beautifully written character, I connected with her on so many levels.

READ THIS BOOK!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐


3rd book review – Jrw1904

“📚 This was a perfect book to read in October. Spooky, creepy and believable.

Arabella’s world sucked me in from the very start. I enjoyed the way the tension between her gift, her celebrity and the scepticism of the police was built up, and the jumping back in the time line added to this. 📚

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a creepy thriller with a strong female lead 📚”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


4th book review – Rajiv’s Reviews

“I always love reading a good ghost story filled with suspense, crime and horror, and this book did not disappoint.

The author made the story so atmospheric and creepy. You know that feeling you get after reading a really good spooky story? Where you feel there is some presence in the room just in the corner of your eye? The after-effects of the tale messing with your mind? Familiar did that for me!

Moreover, I loved Arabella as the main character. If there was such a person in reality, I would have regularly watched her “Arabella Investigates” series. I also liked the relationship between Arabella and Barnes and was SO happy that the author did not build an unnecessary romance between them. Similarly, there are some very creepy characters like Cassy and Dean that raise the suspense of the story.  Also, there are many twists and turns that keeps the reader on their toes. Up till the end, I had no idea who the person spying on Arabella was, and I enjoyed how it all connected.

However, probably the only downside I see to the story is the side plots. While I loved the main theme of the story, where Arabella is trying to solve the investigation, there are quite a few side stories which digressed from the plot. For instance, I liked Yvonne’s ‘exorcism’ story, and Mikey and Aaron’s storyline when she bumps into some stranger. But I thought they had no connection to the plot and could have been avoided.

Apart from that, this was a fabulous creepy, suspense, crime, supernatural thriller which was a lot of fun to read.”


There’s still more reviews to come, but thank you to all of you reading and having read Familiar.

“Familiar” preview – start reading my new supernatural thriller free!

Familiar book preview

Start reading “Familiar” now.

In the above preview you can read a good amount of my brand new novel, “Familiar“.

Here’s what people are saying about it:

“All the elements are well developed and sometimes unexpected. The spiritualist side to the storyline makes for an intriguing aspect and a refreshing change to the usual mystery/thriller genre.

T. J. Blake’s characters have a habit of staying with you long after you’ve finished reading, always the mark of a good book.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amazon

“Arabella’s unique talent made this book really stand out against others I’ve read and made for a really intriguing read. I didn’t see the twist coming either, which is always a bonus so I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot.

What I will say, is that I was faced with lots of questions as I was reading, but thankfully they were all tied up nicely by the time I finished. Would highly recommend to those who enjoy a great ‘whodunnit’..with a spiritual twist!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads


Would you like a signed copy of Familiar?

You can buy a signed copy for £1 less than the paperbacks available on Amazon.co.uk.

Please vote “Familiar” in the AllAuthor Book Cover Competition

Hey Everyone,

I’m excited to tell you that my book has been nominated for the “Cover of the Month” contest on AllAuthor.com. This will help me a lot if I could see some votes coming in, so please remember to vote my book.

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Familiar front cover

Read Familiar now – it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Supernatural suspense thriller, “Familiar”, now available – what inspired me?

It’s been one hell of a journey, but I’m delighted to reveal that my sixth novel, “Familiar” is available to read.

Available on Amazon Kindle – FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!

The inspiration for “Familiar”

The of idea Familiar came to me once I was done and dusted with DECEPTION in 2016. It was the character Arabella who came to me first; strangely after having gone to see a live Derren Brown stage show.

It was a segment in Derren’s show that impressed me – he was outing psychic mediums and their ‘ability’. In fact, he was more convincing than any psychic medium I had ever seen. It was incredible. He revealed the most personal details about members of the audience. I was jealous – and I actually went up on stage to see if he could speak to my grandfather. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Derren’s work really inspired me. It made me consider all the things that could happen to a psychic medium – I had a lot of interesting thoughts, a lot of dark ones too.

The different scenarios that unfolded really excited me. I soon had a huge collection of situations that would create an interesting plot. I didn’t rush these ideas – I let them sit in my brain for a bit.

These ideas of mine loitered for a year I’d say. There was huge potential and a lot of different paths to explore.

One plot really stuck out to me. One that I thought, “now that would make an awesome Netflix show.” More like it would make another great T. J. Blake novel!

The plot was something that I had not seen before – in a book or even a TV show or film. So, I moved forward with the idea of a whodunnit – but not like other whodunnits, it had a spiritual twist.

Just over two years later, Familiar was written and what a great story it is.

What to expect

Secrets, darkness, mystery, twists, creepiness, ghosts (although Arabella calls them friends), loss, complex people (and ghosts!) – Familiar has it all.

It’s a story that has one main plot going on with Arabella, as well as other little mini stories running alongside it. Because Arabella is a psychic medium, she’s rarely left in peace.

Arabella meets interesting ‘friends’ and wants to tell their stories. Everyone has the right to have their story told, right?

Read Familiar now and let me know what you think!

Supernatural mystery thriller “Familiar” – OUT TODAY! 🎉

“Familiar” OUT NOW! Available to read on Kindle – FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://viewbook.at/Familiar-TJBlake

Familiar AVAILABLE NOW trailer

Delighted to announce that my latest book “Familiar” is out now and available to read on Amazon Kindle. It’s FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited: https://viewbook.at/Familiar-TJBlake

My latest novel is a psychological thriller (like DECEPTION), whodunnit, and a paranormal mystery all rolled into one. It took meticulous planning and a lot of time to plot out, and then to write.

It was a challenge but I hope those of you kind enough to read it will enjoy Arabella and her story!

Thank you everyone for your support

Thank you to every one of you who has supported me. I’ve never felt so supported when writing a book.

It has been quite a lonely journey with my past book, but this time was different, refreshingly supportive.

A lot of you were asking for updates and checking in, so thank you everyone! 😍

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my new book!!

Would you like a signed paperback?

Get in touch below and I’d be more than happy to work something out with you.

Paperback isn’t currently available online, but I can source one for you!

Familiar pre-order cancelled – thanks Amazon KDP!

Major update on Familiar – pre-order cancelled. Don’t worry, you will get your refund. Familiar available early.

Hi everyone,

A quick blog from me. If you ordered my latest novel, ‘Familiar’, which was originally due for release this Friday. Your order was cancelled by Amazon KDP.

Why?

In all honesty, I do not know why, I don’t know why they made this decision but it means that the book you pre-ordered won’t be delivered to your Kindle on the day of release.

Of course I’m so frustrated and I can only apologise on their behalf.

There is good news though…

To make up for this, I’m releasing Familiar early!

It will be available to buy as a paperback or download onto your Kindle within the next day or so.

Once again, I’m sorry about this – I wish I could explain it.

On the plus side, no more waiting – Familiar will be out very, very, VERY soon!

Familiar paperback