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Supernatural mystery thriller “Familiar” – OUT TODAY! 🎉

“Familiar” OUT NOW! Available to read on Kindle – FREE on Kindle Unlimited:

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:

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.


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

Chat and Spin Radio Interview 📻 – talking about Familiar!

UPDATED: 23rd August 2020

Familiar is out now!

To find out what Familiar is about, check out my interview on Chat and Spin Radio where I discussed Familiar as well as the DECEPTION audiobook.

Listen below 🎧

You can read Familiar on Amazon Kindle now. It’s free to read on Kindle Unlimited!

Familiar book preview – Prison

Familiar book preview

In the run up to the release of Familiar I will be sharing excerpts from my new book.

Here’s the first!

My new psychological thriller, paranormal mystery, Familiar available to pre-order on Kindle. Available on paperback 21st August.

RIP to one of my readers, Jessica

It’s an unusual feeling when you reach out to one of your readers and your message to them bounces back.

I thought it was strange, so I googled their name. Top result – ‘Funeral Notice’. Same location in the UK where she lived.

I headed to her Facebook page and it was confirmed, a comment on one of her photos. Terrible news, a life ended too soon!

How I knew Jessica

Jessica was kind enough to read my novel, DECEPTION: A Love of Lies. She wrote a FANTASTIC review for it. Her in-depth look into my story and writing is something a writer dreams of. She made one of my dreams come true.

This is her review for DECEPTION. She had a wonderful mind – a really inquisitive reading mind.

Jessica’s DECEPTION review

Deception is an excellent read full of underlying themes, a powerful, emotional, gripping plot as well as overlying the main theme of deception, full of vivid imagery which brought the story to life in my mind, mind blowing and astounding twists, believe me, when you’ve read this review with the others here, you’ll be dying to read it yourself after my personal, analytical review!

Deception follows the main characters perspective in the 1st person (our main protagonist, Billy) and refers to other characters along the way and whisks you away into their world, the only criticism of this is that it is at times confusing in the book and at times i’ve wondered at what the other characters perspectives were. It also explores the following themes, i shall be expanding the themes in this review and they’ll be no spoilers:
1. Love/Lust/Obsession
2. Lies
3. Deception
4. Blackmail
5. Depression and Loss
6. The Sense of Community
7. Secrets

1: Love/Lust/Obsession:
Our main protagonist meets a woman called Eve in the woods walking his own dog, at first he has lustful thoughts and then falls in love. This book did make me cry at the sadness of the loss of love for Billy as he’s the sort of person i’d go for in my ideal man; smart, sensitive, loving and above all loyal and willing to fight for the person he loves. Obsession is experienced in this book too but i wont elaborate here for fear of spoiling the book for you.

Lying features heavily in this novel and the lies in this book are not all good intentioned as they have a tiny effect on Billy’s state of mined and leads him to question things.

3. Deception (the main theme):
Deception can come in many forms such as lying but mainly a persons deception can happen on different levels. The deception in this book is so shocking and at points in this book horrible and it did make me angry at first but when you read this you may understand the motives just as I did.

4. Blackmail:
This is another theme discovered in this book and is another method of deception (point 3) and can be really harmful. Blackmail can be on a par with cohersion and Lies and i am grateful to say this is one theme i’ve never experienced and i hope i will never experience this.

5. Depression and Loss:
Depression and Loss is experienced in the novel in places and speaks volumes. Our lead, Billy has experienced loss that render anyone depressed ( shall not spoil things for you here). Depression and loss can happen on many horrible, hurtful levels they fringe from small losses such as the loss of freedom. 

6. The Sense of Community:
This book is set with a community of characters, each one with their own identity. But we don’t get to know them very well as they are only featured at times in this book. 

7. Secrets
Now i’ll start by saying here that everyone has secrets, some secrets can be more shocking than others. Secrets can be kept to both protect a person and harm another person. We are complex as human beings and can have reasons to keep secrets. In this book there are many secrets but i’m afraid you’ll have to read it for yourselves as to find out what they are.

These are all my compelling reasons for why I’ve given this book a 5 star rating and believe me, I was so glad i read this book and did this review. This author is one to watch in years to come and I for one will be keeping a close eye on his books for further titles! T.J. Blake, I was extremely honoured to read and enjoy your book and wish you all the best for your long future as a author!

A really great review from Jessica. A lot of thought and time was put into this one. It reminded me of the kind of review you would write in an english class for a book – it’s wonderful.

Jessica wanted to keep an eye out for my future work, so it’s a real shame I can’t entertain her some more in the future!

RIP Jessica.

Do you have a supernatural story to tell?

In the run up to the release of my new paranormal mystery book, “Familiar“, I want you guys to share your supernatural stories.

What’s your ghost story?

Paranormal Thriller Familiar - T. J. Blake

Maybe you’re a psychic medium (like Familiar’s Arabella) and you have had fascinating experiences.

Maybe you’ve seen something that, even to this day, you can’t explain.

Or maybe you’ve heard a ghost story from someone else and it has stuck with you.

I would love to hear your stories. Comment below or share them with me on Twitter or Instagram –

Twitter: @TJBlake93


I will share the really good ones!