3 weeks today I’m running 10 miles for Cancer Research

Hi all, this isn’t author or writing related but I feel that it is extremely important to everyone and anyone reading this right now.

Three weeks today me, my girlfriend April​ & my mum Helen will be running the Great South Run in Portsmouth, which is 10 miles long.
Cancer is something that affects millions of people across the globe and although it can be stopped in some cases, there are still many people dying to the hands of cancer. The last few years have been tough on the Blake/Phillips family. In 2005 my Granddad lost his long battle with prostate cancer. This hit the family hard and to this day we all miss him dearly. Then 5 years later my mum​ was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily mum could be helped. After 5 years of treatment she is now finally clear of all cancer which I’m sure you’ll agree is absolutely amazing!
This undoubtedly is a great reason to do this run, to celebrate my mum’s fantastic victory over cancer, to remember my granddad for his courage to fight cancer for so long and to raise money to save many other mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunties and children across the world.
Please donate by clicking on our JustGiving page link here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Blake2015/?utm_id=8

All donations would be greatly appreciated, however big or small they are.

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Does English exist any more?

How frustrating is it that people these days cannot speak? especially on Facebook… Every time I log onto Facebook or Twitter, I see a status, comment or tweet that is poorly written.

TEXTS! Oh yes, lets not forget texts. I expect you all know someone who writes a text that is ‘quicker’ for them to type, but longer for you to translate and transcribe… Yes they use ‘b4’ and spell words carelessly to ‘save them time’ but in truth, they probably don’t know how to spell the actual word.  Admittedly, I used to do all the abbreviations and ridiculous spelling of words… when I was about 10!

Now, back to Facebook. I have noticed that people cannot speak, mostly through my experience of the internet for the last, I don’t know, ten years+ . Recently, it has irritated me more than ever.
I liked an Arsenal fan page, well actually a few of them, and there are two that stand out to me. They are both constantly filled with news, that is written poorly (and lies might I add). I mean, it’s so bad that people comment on the posts, insulting the page about their written English. Admittedly, (no racism intended) I think that the people who run these fan pages, are foreign because the syntax and sentence structure is always pretty wild.

To be honest, I suppose it is expected within football. It’s a worldwide sport, everyone is allowed their opinion  including foreign Arsenal fans. I’m just more irritated by people who don’t write texts ‘properly’ or write statuses that make them sound incapable of speaking or show that they could feature on The Jeremy Kyle Show and fit right in. Just watch the Jeremy Kyle show if you haven’t already. It’s a  perfect piece of evidence to use with this mini rant of mine.

I should really be a descriptivist about all this right now, that’s what we’re encouraged to do in English essays… Luckily this isn’t an essay.

There is much more to speak about here, but, I simply do not have the time to do so. I am a full time university student, and May is the month of essays and exams for us students and I’m writing my book.

Before any smart ass proofreads my post here and points out any errors, just stop, they would be minor errors and this is a informal post about language. And yes, you may be thinking ‘well Facebook is informal too so you’re contradicting yourself.’ No I am not, least I am making some sense with my language and all the words are spelt correctly and there is some form of punctuation.

That’s all for now. Rant over.

My future plans

Hi,  I’m doing this post to let you know what my plans are for the future in terms of my writing.

Endurance plans

Regarding Endurance, I am planning to have my current book Endurance re-released with the next part of the story. It will be called Endurance, but a lot longer, including the next part of the story.

It will be told in three or four parts (not decided yet), The current parts 1 and 2 will be in this book. Part 1 will be proof read as will part 2, so they will both be edited for the re-release. It will also include the next part of the book called ‘Endurance:Apocalypse’ (which will be one part or contain 2 parts, again not fully decided).

Next book and the one after
I am currently writing my next book which is a mystery, horror novel. I still do not have a title for it. I have a front cover idea but still no book title. I know the plot and what is going to happen, alls that is needed is the book title and to actually crack on with the writing.

I also have another book idea, but that idea is only in it’s early stages. Alls I can tell you at the moment is it’s a scientific, fantasy kind of book.

So there are my current plans and my ideas. Will all be done over time and hopefully you will like my books. Thanks for reading.

Read Endurance yet?

Hello people, haven’t heard from me recently have you? Maybe you’ve enjoyed the time alone and away from me and Endurance.

Anyway, I’m back for today, been a little busy lately had work all weekend, it was boring…. As usual.
So, I have begun writing my next book, which is a horror novel about an author called Ryan Milligan so hopefully I will have that written in no time!

But first, buy Endurance. I am 1000% writing a sequel for it so if you don’t read the first you won’t be able to read the second will you? and who knows, you might really like Endurance. So far I think that most people who have read Endurance have really liked it.

So go to Amazon.com or .co.uk get it on paperback or eBook through Amazon, or Barnes and Noble or Super Book Deals or The Book Depository for paperback and get your copy today.

Harry Potter World (Warner Bros Studio) and the Motorway

So I went to the Warner Bros studio today to go to the Harry Potter World. Really good day and I would recommend it to any Harry Potter fan or film fan for that matter.

On the way there and back I noticed that by the Motorway and slip roads, there are fenced off areas of land,  with a grassy slope, where sheep and lambs are running around freely. But I was thinking, isn’t it bad to have the lambs so close to the road, inhaling the fumes and eating grass that will also be affected by the car fumes? Another negative is, they are a distraction to drivers because the lambs are pretty cute! It also makes you feel a little peckish for a roast.

HP world was the highlight of the day though. You should definitely go, you’ll love it.

Don’t forget, buy my book Endurance, it’s available on Amazon, The Book Depository, Barnes and Noble and Super Book Deals.

It’s pay day!

So pay day has arrived, but for some of you, it could be next week or of course a completely different time.
It’s the thing that we all have in common for liking, a load of money going into your bank account… until it’s taken out by all those companies and bills that you’re paying for.

But because it’s pay day, maybe now you can buy Endurance on paperback or eBook. Here are all the links you need to purchase your version of Endurance.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-T-J-Blake/dp/1482754916/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364508139&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-ebook/dp/B00C2TJNRI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364508139&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-T-J-Blake/dp/1482754916/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364508139&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-ebook/dp/B00C2TJNRI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364508139&sr=8-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endurance-t-j-blake/1114966082?ean=9781482754919

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Endurance-Blake/9781482754919

http://www.superbookdeals.com/cgi-bin/moreinfo.cgi?item=19576609

 

Pick the one that best suits you. Endurance is available on not only Amazon UK and Amazon.com but on all the channels.

So go on, buy it now, it’s pay day!

 

Buy it now
Buy it now

Positive Reviews for Endurance… So far!

I have got some positive reviews for Endurance so far. So glad to see that people out there are enjoying it.

I would appreciate as many reviews as possible. So if YOU have read Endurance, then why not post a review on it’s Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository page, or all three? I would really appreciate as much feedback as possible. Like I said in my previous post, it doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional reviewer, everyone’s opinion counts in my eyes. It would allow me to improve and please more people with my novels in the future.

So don’t be shy of reviewing, have a go at it. Rate it out of 5 stars and write what you thought of it on either Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository or put the same review on all three websites!

If you haven’t bought the book yet, please buy it and then review it. It’s available as eBook and paperback on any Amazon site. Paperback on Barnes and Noble, Super Book Deals and The Book Depository.

Endurance

Endurance available on The Book Depository

Just to let you know, Endurance is not only available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Super Book Deals. It’s also available on The Book Depository too.

Go check it out and maybe buy a copy?

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Endurance-Blake/9781482754919

9781482754919

More about my first book…

So, I’m rocking the novella, which is rare these days. Maybe the novella can make a surging return to the bookshelves?

Anyway, my first book Endurance  is, as you probably guessed, a novella. It’s 140 pages long. It’s told at a quick pace and the narrative is fast paced also. It’s told in 2 parts in the same novella (unusual? yes I know) But I like to experiment. It’s full of suspense, mystery, action and gore, with hints of Sci-Fi.

Blurb (Back of the book)
London is silent. Severed bodies lie amongst the rubble. What once was a lively city is a now a murderous grave, enclosed in smoke and ash. The cause of the destruction is unknown. Left haunted and terrified, survivor Tom Williams confronts the brutal, mutilated streets as he fights to uncover the truth. Could he be humanities last hope to restore normality?

Endurance is available to buy on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s available on all Amazon channels, just search ‘endurance t.j.blake’. Or for amazon.com and .co.uk links here they are:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=endurance+t.j.blake

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=endurance+t.j.blake

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endurance-t-j-blake/1114966082?ean=9781482754919

Hope you read my book and enjoy it! If you like, I’d appreciate feedback from you about Endurance. So once you’ve read it, you can review it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, I would appreciate any feedback.

Also, There is a craze I have created which I hope lifts off! Once you receive your copy of Endurance (On Kindle as well) You can take a picture of yourself holding it and upload it onto Facebook or Twitter. Just thought it could be fun 🙂

Hello!

Hi there. I’m T. J. Blake AKA Tom (Tom is a lot easier to type anyway). I’m at an age where I want to get my work out there for people to read and hopefully enjoy!

I’m new to all this so I’ll give it a go. This page may seem a little plain and boring but over time that will change (I hope). So yeah, keep updated with me and my books over time and we’ll see how it goes.

You can contact me through tommoblakey@hotmail.co.uk, made the email when I was about 10 but it’s stuck with me through the thick of spam emails, we’ve gone through a lot together.

Also, check out my Facebook and Twitter pages for Endurance at : http://www.facebook.com/Endurance2013 and http://www.twitter.com/Endurance_2013

Me with my book on Kindle
Me with my book on Kindle