Familiar release date reveal

Familiarpre-order today and get it Friday August 21

That’s right, my new paranormal mystery and psychological thriller “Familiar” will be available to read on Amazon August 21st.

I’m excited!!

I literally cannot wait for my next novel to come out.

I started working on developing this story back in 2016 after I released DECEPTION. The idea originally came to me after going to see the illusionist Derren Brown – he spoke to ‘spirits’, although he kept telling us that it wasn’t possible, even after he revealed intimate details. His set-up for this part of the show was brilliant, we as the audience were completely gripped by it. There were highs, lows and real emotion being played with. That’s when my protagonist, Arabella soon formed in my mind.

I had a character, and as cheesy as it sounds, the rest fell into place. I really liked the idea of Arabella exposing untold stories from those who have passed. Then I thought, I wonder what dirt would be dug up if this was possible? Then that’s when the plot of Familiar presented itself. Having a psychic medium called Arabella was great, but it was the story itself that took it to the next level.

A mysterious communication, a cryptic message, no one knew what it meant. That is until the message is figured out and Arabella finds herself in the middle of an investigation.

I only started writing Familiar once I had the plot and characters all figured out. And of course when the twists all made sense and flowed nicely.

It was a great story with quite a lot of careful planning and considerations – you’ll see why when you read this one.

Is Familiar like DECEPTION: A Love of Lies?

They’re very different when you compare the plots – Familiar is a paranormal story based on a psychic medium. DECEPTION is based on a dog walker. The world of DECEPTION is on a smaller scale, whereas Familiar is broader. More characters, multiple stories going on.

But what DECEPTION and Familiar have in common is they play with your mind, which makes them both unpredictable. Your focus is needed to work this one out. I’d be very, very, VERY surprised if you manage to work it out before it ends.

If you loved DECEPTION, then you will love Familiar!

Paranormal Thriller Familiar - T. J. Blake

The “Familiar” book trailer is OUT NOW!

Familiar by T. J. Blake – August 2020

Hello, I’m so ecstatic, excited and proud to show you my new (and first!) book trailer.

It’s for my sixth novel “Familiar”, a paranormal, suspense thriller which is coming out in August 2020.

Let me know what you thought of my book trailer

Drop me a comment below.

You can even pre-order Familiar today on Amazon Kindle!

Familiar book trailer - coming August 2020 - Pre-order now, free on Kindle Unlimited

Here’s a ‘backstage pass’ into the editing of “Familiar”

Who doesn’t love a backstage pass? It’s always cool seeing a set or the characters of a TV show or movie from a different angle. It’s no different for authors writing a story.

You wonder (well, I do anyway), what’s their process? How do they set themselves up to write for the day? What times of the day do they write? What do they drink and eat whilst writing? Tea or coffee? Beer or wine?

In the UK right now it’s HOT. No amount of sun is worth missing, but then again there’s no time for an off day when it comes to editing my latest novel, “Familiar“.

So, here’s a backstage pass for you into my editing day…

T. J. Blake drink writing - editing Familiar

So there you have it!

I will say, I don’t usually drink when I’m writing or editing my novels. But you’ve got to treat yourself once in a while.

Paranormal thriller ‘Familiar’, coming soon!

For the living, it’s closure. 
For the departed, it’s the last chance to expose the truth.

Familiar T. J. Blake

For as long as she can remember, Arabella has communicated with those who exist only in memory.

Being the centre of attention growing up was uncomfortable, and now, as a renowned psychic medium, it is becoming more of a struggle. Arabella’s ability and reputation always made it impossible to hold onto lasting relationships, but with those who no longer walk this earth, that’s not the case.

Arabella returns to where it all began fifteen-years before – on the very same stage. After an evening reconnecting loved ones and exposing untold stories, Arabella can’t help but wonder about the one unclaimed ‘friend’, and their cryptic message.

In an unexpected turn of events, Arabella finds herself the subject of morning headlines and at the centre of Detective Barnes’ investigation.

Can Arabella use her ability to prove her innocence and uncover the truth about the past?

Available to pre-order on Amazon

New psychological, paranormal thriller “Familiar” cover reveal

Familiar cover reveal

I started the reveal with a couple of teasers on my social channels. Always looking for a Gif to accompany!

It was great hitting the target of completing the 1st draft, and this then led to the reveal of the Familiar cover – which I’ve been holding back several months now.

But now it’s out there for all to see. Even better, Familiar is available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle!

Here it is:

Familiar by T. J. Blake

I love this cover so much. It’s retro, it’s creepy, and most importantly, it’s perfect for the story.

Blurb

For the living, it’s closure. 
For the departed, it’s the last chance to expose the truth.

For as long as she can remember, Arabella has communicated with those who exist only in memory.

Being the centre of attention growing up was uncomfortable, and now, as a renowned psychic medium, it is becoming more of a struggle. Arabella’s ability and reputation always made it impossible to hold onto lasting relationships, but with those who no longer walk this earth, that’s not the case.

Arabella returns to where it all began fifteen-years before – on the very same stage. After an evening reconnecting loved ones and exposing untold stories, Arabella can’t help but wonder about the one unclaimed ‘friend’, and their cryptic message.

In an unexpected turn of events, Arabella finds herself the subject of morning headlines and at the centre of Detective Barnes’ investigation.

Can Arabella use her ability to prove her innocence and uncover the truth about the past?

Pre-order Familiar

‘Familiar’ Progress – First Draft

T. J. Blake’s “Familiar” Progress

It’s been a while since giving you guys one of these updates on my not so secretly titled novel, “Familiar”.

Now that you know the name of my next novel, I can start opening up a little more about the novel and what you can expect once it’s released.

This psychological paranormal thriller is due for release this year. The first draft is nearly complete and ready for the editing phase, but there’s still work yet.

Don’t judge me too critically on the excerpts I will be sharing with you over the coming months, it is work from my first draft; it’s far from perfect.

Here goes:


The floorboards creak under her weight. Vibrations reverberate through her feet, skulking up her ankles. The drapes in front of her sway. The noise beyond them mounting.

Remember what you rehearsed, Arabella tells herself.

The drapes part. A beam of light swivels, locking onto her.


 

What can you tell from this small piece of content? Would love to hear what you guys think what this novel will be about and who the main character is.

More excerpts of “Familiar” to come

Familiar - coming 2020

New Year. New Book. New Title.

For most of 2019 I referred to my next book as the ‘untitled but secretly titled novel’. Today I can FINALLY reveal the name of my next novel – which is coming in 2020!

Familiar – coming 2020
Familiar - coming 2020

 

For the living, it’s closure.
For the departed, it’s the last chance to expose the truth.

 

I will be keeping you guys up to date on the progress of Familiar throughout 2020. Still to come; release date, book cover and blurb.

Thank you to all of you for your support over the years and I can’t wait to see what you all think of Familiar once it’s released!