I was very pleased to see that Deception has received another glowing review, a very decent 4.5 star and ‘highly recommended’ rated review.
I personally really like this review because the reader has clearly understood the book, but most importantly, have understood the characters. They have enjoyed experiencing Billy and Eve’s relationship, and I’m so happy that they said enough in the review, but not too much about the story.
“T. J. Blake amazingly depicts the full range of emotions that these characters feel, especially obsession, rage, passion, contempt and confusion.”
“The book is aptly named Deception because it is full of manipulation, unclear motives and people not being what they appear. Read and be enveloped into a world that is wonderful but warped, and be taken along a journey full of exciting twists and turns!”
As you may know, I have been writing the second instalment of the Endurance Series Endurance: Apocalypse.
I can now say that I have now finished the very first draft of Endurance: Apocalypse and now it comes to the editing process, which will take a while. But, don’t worry, I will be sure to tell you when to keep an eye out for its release.
“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 the last hope to restore normality?”
Since I have released my debut Endurance and then The Author, I have had some really great reviews.
Most recently, The Author has received some good reviews which I’m very happy about. Here are some of those best reviews:
“Dean Koontz meets Stephen King” “This is an author to watch. His talent is quite remarkable.” “I liked the mystery of Ryan’s missing wife and children and didn’t expect the twist in the end.” “Once again, I found myself getting lost in another novel by T.J. Blake”
(All Amazon reviews)
Four years after his wife and children disappeared, Ryan Milligan decides it’s time to let go of the past and move to a new home on Mulberry Lane. Ryan hoped his new house and peaceful neighbourhood would help him to cope better with the pain of losing his family and to continue his search. Whilst settling in and writing his new novel, ‘Killing for your love’, he realises things are not what they seem… “My new house is only a mile away from the home I used to live in with Tan and the kids, but now I feel like I’m in a different world. I can’t help but feel like I’ve been here before and done this before. There’s a presence here, I can feel it. There are things happening in this house that aren’t normal. I’m threatened by the lack of control I have over them. There’s one room where I feel it most, and as I stare at the door leading down into the basement, it begins to creak open.”
The Author will be available for you all to read real soon!
I’m so excited for it to be released and for you all to read and hopefully enjoy it. In this post, I’m going to speak a little about The Author – to give you an insight into what kind of book it is and whether you would like to read it. The Author is completely different to my first book Endurance. Endurance was the kind of book where the ideas came to me quickly. I had many ideas for it and I wanted to make it different, which is why I wrote it in the style of horror with segments of sci-fi and dystopia, and a fast paced narrative.
The Author however is intricate. Creating the plot was like piecing together a puzzle. It has many twists and turns like Endurance but the story is told in such a different way. The Author is told in the 1st person narrative, from the view of the main character (who happens to be ‘The Author’, Ryan Milligan). The Author also takes more time to introduce the characters in more detail and the setting. I also thought it would be interesting to tell a story which had another story to tell throughout, called ‘Killing For Your Love’ meaning that it gave me the opportunity to try adding the concept of a book within a book idea.
The Author builds up slowly but once it gets right into the story, that’s when the book becomes dark, twisted and creepy.
I don’t want to reveal any spoilers of the book so I won’t say too much more. But I will leave you with a little teaser (below).
” As I turn to enter, I hear a noise inside. I pause to listen again. Silence. I take the key to the front door from my pocket and slowly insert it and unlock the door. I gently push the door, which creaks the more it opens. Then I listen; no more sounds are heard. I step inside. The house is so cold… the door under the stairs catches my attention. It’s standing ajar. the door under the stairs catches my attention. It’s standing ajar. It creaks and I stare as I walk slowly towards it. The handle is cool to the touch. I yank open the door… “
I know that I have posted about Endurance constantly but I just want you all to know that Endurance is FREE on Smashwords for a limited time only!
So go to Smashwords now and download Endurance for FREE!
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