#WriterWednesday on Merryn Magazine with T. J. Blake

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Merryn Magazine for this #WriterWednesday author feature and interview. If you’ve got some spare time this evening, then please take a moment to read this post to find out more about me and Deception.

If you love psychological thrillers, then my new novel, Deception: A Love of Lies, is the book for you!

Get Deception on Kindle/eBook now.

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Q&A about my new release, Deception: A Love of Lies

What is your latest book called and what is it about?
My latest book is called Deception – a love of lies, which is about a lonely man, his dog, his love for his woodlands, and a lady that has caught his eye during his daily dog walks.

Billy and his dog, Ella, live in a bungalow on Lavingsham Close; a private estate in Surrey. Billy is someone who has lived in the Surrey area for all of his life; which means he has an undeniable love for the place, especially for the woodlands just behind his bungalow – where he walks Ella everyday. During his recent walks though, he has noticed an attractive woman walking her dog too in the woods. He likes the look of her, and really wants to get to know her.

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New psychological thriller, Deception, receives first review on Amazon.co.uk

Very happy to see my first review for my brand new psychological thriller novel, Deception – A Love of Lies

I have been intrigued to hear what my readers have thought of my new novel, and this first review has made me extremely happy and confident. I’m sure that my readers will appreciate this psychological book – it possesses a close proximity of setting, unique characters and an intricate story to make you desire more. 


Here’s my first review from a happy reader on Amazon.co.uk: 

“Amazing novel! Another great read from T. J. Blake. This is the fourth novel from this up and coming writer. ‘Deception: A Love of Lies’ has you gripped from the very first chapter and I really could not put this down. The character and scene depictions really paint the picture in your mind. A highly believable plot line, intriguing characters and twists & turns make this a real page turner. Well done on another great release. I look forward to the next release in the not too distant future.”

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deception-Love-T-J-Blake-ebook/dp/B01J0434K4

If you have a Kindle, you can start reading Deception: A Love of Lies within seconds. But if you love the form of a paperback, then Deception is also available on paperback too. 

Deception: A Love of Lies – Available now on eBook, Kindle and paperback

I guarantee that once you read this book, you will not be able to look at passing dog walkers the same.

Although there were some odd predictions yesterday that the world would end (yeah, I know, again!) it thankfully didn’t happen, and my new psychological thriller, Deception: A Love of Lies, was allowed to have it’s moment!

I ask that you give Pokémon Go a rest; just for an hour or so a day, and pick up your kindle and read my new psychological thriller – you won’t regret it.

Deception is available on Amazon as well as various other book sites, including Barnes & Noble, but most my links here on the blog lead to the eBook version on Amazon – mostly because we all love the ease of eBooks and you can start reading immediately.

I guarantee that once you read this book, you will not be able to look at passing dog walkers the same.

Deception: A Love of Lies (Psychological Thriller)

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“Through the stark and leafless trees, I see her.

I remember the first day I saw her; an instant attraction. I think she’s beautiful. She has such pensive blue eyes; they remind me of a blue sky right before the sun descends. Every time I see her I want to talk to her, I want to get to know her, and I want to be her friend.

She usually completes the lower woodland walk in six minutes and forty-two seconds; she misses the deeper woodlands and goes home, I believe.

I walk down the road at the same speed as her. She reaches the crossroads at the bottom of the road, looks both ways, and then jogs across into the garden of a house. I stop walking and concentrate on which house is hers.

I can’t stare too long but I am intrigued already, I will come back.”

Read Deception: A Love of Lies now!

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Deception book cover

Deception, coming August 2016.

Everyone, you all know that my new psychological thriller, Deception, is coming next month. So here’s the paperback book cover for you to have a little look and read of the synopsis.

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New dark fantasy story ‘Alive’ free to download ALL weekend

You will be aware that my brand new short story ‘Alive‘ is available to download from Amazon on Kindle/eBook; and because it’s new, and because I want everyone to read it, I have made it completely free for this weekend. Starting from today and lasting till late Sunday and early Monday morning, you can download my new book for FREE. In return, I would love it if you reviewed Alive on Amazon, Goodreads, on your blog and even shared it amongst your friends and followers on your social media pages.

Find out more about my new dark fantasy story Alive by checking back to my previous post Check out my short dark fantasy story ‘Alive’, or even by going over to it on Amazon. Dark fantasy is a new genre for me, but I really like this short story. It’s full of mystery, it’s dark and most of all, it’s creepy.

Download Alive today onto your Kindle without paying a single penny.

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Check out my short dark fantasy story ‘Alive’

I wrote this short story for a university assignment in my final year. I’ve let the story stew a little over the past year or so, and I’ve even had some spare time to try and extend it into a full length novel. But with my other commitments to working on my upcoming novels DECEPTION and Endurance: Recovery, I feel that Alive is probably best (at the moment) to remain as a Dark Fantasy short story.

I’ve priced the book at the lowest price I could list it for, and I am hoping that many people will be able to read my short story, and give me their opinion on my brand new eBook. This story is different to my normal books – The Author is a mystery thriller novel which plays on literature, writing and story telling (a book within a book novel); The Endurance Series is an action-packed, fast-paced, dark, creepy, apocalyptic and dystopian book series; DECEPTION (set for release in the summer of 2016) is a thriller novel based on a lonely prowler and avid dog walker; and my brand new short story, Alive, is a dark fantasy about a woman who has left her family – whom believe her to be dead.

Download Alive today on Amazon for eBook and Kindle.

For nearly a year now I have been living a lie. My husband and two daughters believe that I am dead. No one can know our secret.”

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If you want to hear more about me and my books, then feel free to see my ‘Book by T. J. Blake‘ section of my blog.

Alive – coming to Amazon on Kindle

Here’s the official front cover for my new dark fantasy short story, Alive.

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Alive will be available to download on Amazon for eBook and Kindle soon.

For nearly a year now I have been living a lie. My husband and two daughters believe that I am dead. No one can know our secret.”

Short story ‘Alive’ – coming soon

I am happy to announce that I will be releasing my short story, ‘Alive’, exclusively to Amazon on eBook format very, very soon. Keep an eye out for its release – it could be within the next few days!

‘For nearly a year now I have been living a lie. My husband and two daughters believe that I am dead. No one can know our secret.’

New dark fantasy short story ‘Alive’, coming soon!

Free eBooks for the Bank Holiday Weekend

My books Endurance, Endurance: Apocalypse and The Author will be free to download from Amazon Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th.

Hi everyone,

A quick post from me this morning. I thought I would let all of you know that my books Endurance, Endurance: Apocalypse and The Author are all free to download from Amazon this weekend. So if you have a Kindle and you fancy a thrilling and unpredictable read this three day bank holiday weekend, you can rely on my books to keep you entertained. My books will be free to download from Amazon Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, action-packed, unpredictable and gory dystopian book series, then this would be a great opportunity to begin my book series The Endurance Series (Endurance (1) and Endurance: Apocalypse (2)).

If you want to begin a mysterious and unique ‘book within a book’ thriller novel, then please do take the opportunity to download The Author.

Click the book titles below to download them from Amazon on eBook format

Endurance

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Endurance: Apocalypse

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The Author

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To read the synopsis of my novels, please continue to ‘Books by T. J. Blake‘.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend

Why did I choose to self-publish?

It’s been three years (on the 28th of March) since I self-published my first novel Endurance.  I remember working on it whilst at university, and I most of all remember having doubts about self-publishing Endurance – mostly because there was a niggling fear of what people would say or think about me for doing it.

I personally love the freedom of self-publishing, even though it does require some more work – who am I kidding, some? A LOT more work.

I believe new writers should try their luck with self-publishing; mainly to engage with readers, create a following and allow people to review your work and help adapt you as a writer. From my experience, encouraging people to read your stories is the key part to self-publishing; even if you give them the book for free

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