although i`m new to guitar i want to play blues style , lead riffs rather than just chords but other than scales seem to be struggling to find web sites or books with just this in is anything available ? I`m not looking to be in a band it`s just for my own pleasure so solos etc can anyone help?
if you dont know the 12 bar blues progression, learn that.......i think that will get you going on blues soloing
You gotta know the chords and the progression before you can solo over them. If you don't it will sound like shiite (lolz). Search youtube for blues guitarists and you'll find some good ones. If you can get it, get the Warren Haynes hotlicks video.
practice practice practice.

and 12 bar blues.

get a backing track once you think you're good enough.