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. 

My holiday readings in Cyprus

I have recently just come back from a two week break from Cyrpus – which was lovely – and now I’m back, finishing the last few things for Deception.  

From the image below, you can see the clear waters and bright blue sky of Cyprus; which was stunning to experience and look at on a daily basis. Not only that, it allowed us to travel around and experience various days out. They’re also handy for clearing your mind and thinking about new story ideas – pleased to say I planned out a new book idea whilst away.  

The pic below is me thinking of new book ideas – candid shot of course, and completely natural…  


On holiday I began with a Linwood Barclay novel called ‘Far From True’. It was a good story with enticing reading to keep up with all the branching stories in the book. I felt though that there was a lot of focus on ‘The Twenty-Three’ killer in Promise Falls, but there was no reason for as much focus; especially as there was no conclusion to this. I think I was acting or thinking a bit like a spoilt child though, wanting to know who the killer was, but I’ll definitely be reading the third book of his book series. That’s another thing to mention, it is part of the ‘Promise Falls Trilogy’ but is still a good standalone book, as I haven’t read the previous novel. 

I rate Linwood Barclay’s book a 3.5/5

My second read was Stephen King’s new book, ‘End of Watch’. Please note, this is the finale of the Bill Hodges Trilogy. 

The book is ok, I felt like it was a bit far fetched and predictable for me, and it took a while for me to accept all there was to accept about the ‘Zappits’ (without giving anything away). Other reviews have suggested that it is important to read the two previous books before this one – which may have improved my opinion on this book.

I rate it 3/5

My third read was Peter James’s ‘You Are Dead’. 

This was certainly a typical British detective and mystery type of novel set in Brighton, following main protagonist Grace. Again, this book is part of a series, but stood well on its own. It started really well, having you fear for the life of Logan Somervile. Only negative point about this book was that I felt it was a little repetitive; asking/suggesting the same questions to the reader. I did guess some of the story, but there were still some clever surprises for the reader – which was refreshing, and a good last scene with the showdown with the brander and another side story. 

I rate this one 4/5

I then started reading Stephen King’s ‘Dreamcatcher’, which seems to make me laugh quite a lot, which is quite refreshing 🙂 

Anyway, these were my holiday readings. Hope you enjoyed this post, if you’ve read these books and would like to comment, feel free!

To finish, here’s me swimming in the chilly but beautiful Adonis Baths and Waterfall in Cyprus. 

Positive Reviews for Endurance: Apocalypse!

I am very happy with my two latest reviews for my third novel and second book of the Endurance Series Endurance: Apocalypse!
Below are the two reviews, I have omitted parts of the reviews (potential spoilers!) BUT if you want to check out the full reviews you can one is from amazon.co.uk and the other at:  http://therebelliouspoet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/endurance-delivers-once-again.html?spref=tw

Endurance: Apocalypse - Out Now!

“As a fan of the first book, I can safely say that this sequel lived up to all expectations. It did everything that we have come to love and expect from an Endurance novel (and a T.J Blake novel for that matter). Particularly at the end, there are some really huge twists and turns, and reveals that provide genuine surprises to those of us who can normally predict an ending. For example, with no spoilers, but finding out the identity of some the ‘elites’ provide us with such glee and shock for those who did get invested with the character.”

Endurance: Apocalypse is action packed from start to finish, picking up exactly where the last novel ended.  I won’t kid you: this is a bloody book, but its not without purpose.  Miller’s war is devastating London and, as the body count continues to rise, the more power he gains.”

Fancy reading it?

You can read Book 1 of the Endurance Series Endurance right now for free by clicking Free-ebook

Enjoy!

The Cry Of The Owl by Patricia Highsmith

Finished reading The Cry Of The Owl.

A very interesting and original novel.
For me it was pleasing to read a book that did not follow a structure that was predictable. It had me hooked early as events occurred and the prowler story unraveled in an unexpected way.
However after a significant event later in the book, the story did slow and became a little boring.
I did enjoy it though!
3/5 rating

My debut book review with The Review Group

I am part of the review team at The Review – a book reviewing blog that supports indie authors.

Follow the link to read my first book review of the book ‘A Strange Metamorphosis’

http://thereviewgroup.blogspot.com/2014/09/book-review-tom-blake-on-strange.html?m=1

Endurance gets Reviewed!

It is great hearing what your readers think of your books. You get your positive, mediocre and negative reviews. I treat all of them the same, I take on criticism and try to improve on them, but I also take the praise and make sure I pursue it to make it as good next time around. 

This review however is absolutely amazing. I am very honoured to receive such praise. So I thank you to The Cult Den and Gemma for writing this great review. 

Here’s the link to the great review: http://www.thecultden.com/2014/08/book-review-endurance.html

Available from Amazon and Waterstones
Available from Amazon and Waterstones
Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

Endurance gets reviewed

Visit http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/endurance.html to read the brilliant review that Endurance got.

Endurance is available on Amazon on eBook and paperback!

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-T-J-Blake-ebook/dp/B00E8Q9QCU/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-T-J-Blake-ebook/dp/B00E8Q9QCU/

endurance reviewed

Endurance REVIEWED

The link below is a link to a blog by historical fiction writer Paula Lofting, who kindly reviewed Endurance and posted the review up on her blog.

Why not go and check out Paula’s blog and read the review and see if you fancy reading Endurance.

http://paulaperuses.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/paula-reads-endurance-by-tom-blake.html?spref=fb

3 Star review on Amazon.com

So I see there is a 3 star review on Amazon.com which is really accurate, precise and really encouraging. It is the exact type of honest reviews I am looking for and 3 stars is great. 

Branded as a ‘Fresh new Dystopian idea’, and concluding with ‘All in all a decent read. Blake has a lot of potential and should continue to write to improve his skills.’ 

Thank you for this great review I will take it on board for my future releases. 

If you are interested in fast paced horror, suspense and mystery novels then Endurance is for you. Go find it on Amazon on paperback and eBook!! 

Thanks!

Go to Story Cartel to review Endurance for a chance to get a $10 Amazon giftcard

Endurance is on Story Cartel. 

If you’re not aware of Story Cartel, it gives readers a chance to review a book and be in with a chance to be rewarded for reviewing the book. 

In this case, Endurance is available on Story Cartel and every person who downloads Endurance and reviews it will be in with a chance to win a $10 Amazon giftcard. 

If you’re interested, go to http://storycartel.com/books/200/endurance/ to download and review my book Endurance.