Endurance: Plans of a sequel

I have plans for a sequel of Endurance. I have a lot of material in my mind, lots of possible outcomes, lots of characters and lots of scenes. I’m ready to write, but it’s going to be difficult to top Endurance and I’m waiting for more people to read it and of course review it.

So here’s my constant reminder. Buy Endurance. It’s on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository and Super Book Deals. Read it and enjoy it. If you have time, please, please, please review it!

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.










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.


Great, I’ve got Exostosis

Just thought I’d put a post about my manky toe for the first time on here.

My Facebook friends will be fully aware of the ‘toe updates’ I used to do non stop. So to cut the long story short…

After playing football once, I had a really excruciating pain in my toe, I couldn’t walk on it or put any weight on it at all. So I put up with it for a month and decided to get it seen to. During this time after being in and out of the doctors, I did ‘Live toe updates’ for my FB friends to read and imagine. To be honest, it was disgusting. especially when saying that my nail was weeping, puss was drizzling out, the nail had lifted, a nail underneath began to grow, it stank, it squelched when the nail moved etc (it was more graphic than that). While describing the toe, I then went onto saying what I did to trim the manky nail down with a pair of nail scissors. Once again, I don’t think I’ll go into too much detail. I have pictures of it but… I think I’ll save them for another day…

With the doctors not knowing what it was, I tweeted embarrassing body Doc, Doctor Christian. I tweeted a picture of the toe to him and asked what it was. Within a minute of me sending the pic, he replied with a diagnosis of Exostosis (Google it). It’s some sort of Tumour in the toe (not too serious as in cancerous, just damn painful!)

So after being in and out of the local docs and seeing many docs who didn’t know what it was, it took 6 months until finally progress was made.
Went to the Podiatry Department and saw someone who actually knew what they’re doing (except Dr Christian from embarrassing bodies cause he knew). She knew what it was and confirmed that it was the tumour called Exostosis (Google it).

So now I’m waiting for X-rays and then I can have the manky nail and new nail (under the manky one) taken off and the bone underneath the nail and skin chizzled (if that’s the right word) back to normal.

So maybe this story can have a happy ending?
I know for sure that the experience may supply me new material for my books for the future, so I look forward to writing some disgusting descriptions. (Yum)

So there you go. That’s my exciting and disgusting story of the manky toe so far. I hope you enjoyed it. I think I could definitely write a novel about it… TO BE CONTINUED Will there be a happy ending?

Google Translate

I’m sure you have all used Google Translate to translate something whether it’s homework or to send a crude message to someone else in a different language on Facebook, Twitter or E-mail…
Having it as an app on your iPhone is brilliant. Get it if you don’t have it, you can have some great entertainment.

If you don’t know what Google translate is then… you ARE missing out!!  I will try and explain it. What it is, is a feature on Google that allows you to translate from English to another language, it has a voice recognition which means that the voice can say what it translates onto, so you’ll need your sound switched on when you’re playing around it.

So, play around with it and get used to it and then have a go at the game I do. What you do is type something in and translate it from English to English (or whatever language you speak) and the voice will speak it in English with a very ‘posh’ accent. I’ve done this many times and every time me and others have had a good laugh. You can do this by typing out funny or rude words or sentences. So give it a go.

Good thing is that you can do this with any one really. I’ve done it at school, people at work and even my family with different ages and everyone finds it funny.

Have a go on your phone on the browser or an app or on your computer at http://translate.google.co.uk/

Endurance Facebook and Twitter page… Like it!!

The Endurance Facebook page has been by far the most successful Social Network site with lots of people following it, lots of support and lots of pictures for the #mycopyofendurance.

I’d like to thank every one of those people who have liked the page so far. Thank you to the people who have bought the book AND for taking photos of yourselves with your copies of Endurance.

Why don’t you get involved, go to  http://www.facebook.com/Endurance2013 like the page and
don’t forget about it’s Twitter page; go to http://twitter.com/Endurance_2013 and follow!

Amazon or Barnes and Noble are the places to buy the book on paperback or eBook. Go to either site and search “Endurance t.j.blake”.

Hope you buy the book and most importantly enjoy it! Don’t forget to rate it and to take a picture of yourself with your copy.

Endurance by T. J. Blake

Hello people. Just a plea and a reminder to some, to buy my new book, “Endurance”.

A little about my book now, in case you’re not aware of it.
Endurance is a fast paced Novella, so it’s a reasonably short book (140 pages). It’s main genre is Science Fiction, dystopian, mystery and action.
It’s Full of Mystery, Suspense, Action and Gore. It’s unpredictable all the way through. London has been obliterated and the cause is unknown. Survivor Tom Williams sets out to uncover the truth.

Here’s the blurb… “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?”

So that’s a bit of information about my book. It’s available on Amazon as paperback and eBook. Also Barnes and Noble as a paperback. Just search ‘Endurance t.j.blake’ on the site you want to buy it on to find it. Paperback it’s £3.99/$6.33 and eBook for £1.20/$1.89. So go on, buy it.

If you decide to buy it, let me know what you think of it on here, or the Endurance Facebook or Twitter page or/and rate and review it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

And also, don’t forget about #mycopyofendurance.. Where you take a picture with your book or eBook of Endurance and upload it onto Endurance’s FB or Twitter page or upload it onto Intagram and hash tag #mycopyofendurance.

Ciao people. Please buy Endurance and happy reading 🙂

Endurance paperback photo uploads

There have been some photo uploads of people with their copies of Endurance!! Mines below, upload yours onto my Endurance Facebook or Twitter page.

Me with Endurance

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:




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 🙂


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