Supernatural suspense thriller, “Familiar”, now available – what inspired me?

It’s been one hell of a journey, but I’m delighted to reveal that my sixth novel, “Familiar” is available to read.

Available on Amazon Kindle – FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!

The inspiration for “Familiar”

The of idea Familiar came to me once I was done and dusted with DECEPTION in 2016. It was the character Arabella who came to me first; strangely after having gone to see a live Derren Brown stage show.

It was a segment in Derren’s show that impressed me – he was outing psychic mediums and their ‘ability’. In fact, he was more convincing than any psychic medium I had ever seen. It was incredible. He revealed the most personal details about members of the audience. I was jealous – and I actually went up on stage to see if he could speak to my grandfather. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Derren’s work really inspired me. It made me consider all the things that could happen to a psychic medium – I had a lot of interesting thoughts, a lot of dark ones too.

The different scenarios that unfolded really excited me. I soon had a huge collection of situations that would create an interesting plot. I didn’t rush these ideas – I let them sit in my brain for a bit.

These ideas of mine loitered for a year I’d say. There was huge potential and a lot of different paths to explore.

One plot really stuck out to me. One that I thought, “now that would make an awesome Netflix show.” More like it would make another great T. J. Blake novel!

The plot was something that I had not seen before – in a book or even a TV show or film. So, I moved forward with the idea of a whodunnit – but not like other whodunnits, it had a spiritual twist.

Just over two years later, Familiar was written and what a great story it is.

What to expect

Secrets, darkness, mystery, twists, creepiness, ghosts (although Arabella calls them friends), loss, complex people (and ghosts!) – Familiar has it all.

It’s a story that has one main plot going on with Arabella, as well as other little mini stories running alongside it. Because Arabella is a psychic medium, she’s rarely left in peace.

Arabella meets interesting ‘friends’ and wants to tell their stories. Everyone has the right to have their story told, right?

Read Familiar now and let me know what you think!

Supernatural mystery thriller “Familiar” – OUT TODAY! 🎉

“Familiar” OUT NOW! Available to read on Kindle – FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://viewbook.at/Familiar-TJBlake

Familiar AVAILABLE NOW trailer

Delighted to announce that my latest book “Familiar” is out now and available to read on Amazon Kindle. It’s FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited: https://viewbook.at/Familiar-TJBlake

My latest novel is a psychological thriller (like DECEPTION), whodunnit, and a paranormal mystery all rolled into one. It took meticulous planning and a lot of time to plot out, and then to write.

It was a challenge but I hope those of you kind enough to read it will enjoy Arabella and her story!

Thank you everyone for your support

Thank you to every one of you who has supported me. I’ve never felt so supported when writing a book.

It has been quite a lonely journey with my past book, but this time was different, refreshingly supportive.

A lot of you were asking for updates and checking in, so thank you everyone! 😍

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my new book!!

Would you like a signed paperback?

Get in touch below and I’d be more than happy to work something out with you.

Paperback isn’t currently available online, but I can source one for you!

Familiar book preview – Prison

Familiar book preview

In the run up to the release of Familiar I will be sharing excerpts from my new book.

Here’s the first!

My new psychological thriller, paranormal mystery, Familiar available to pre-order on Kindle. Available on paperback 21st August.