M Jones

Biography

M Jones has been published in many venues, both online and in print, and made her first foray into the experimental medium of web serials with 314 Crescent Manor.

The fidgety dead have been known to rise and walk about, especially in M Jones's novel Frankie And Formaldehyde, available at Smashwords.

Experimental horror that blends science fiction, suspense, drama and a good scare are the tools of M Jones's trade.

That sound heard in the upper floors of a semi-detached home are the scrapings of poisoned knife tips on an old Olympia typewriter. The letters hit the blank page like clacking teeth.

Never read over her shoulder.

PRAISE FOR M JONES

"A great story premise, a great cast of quirky characters, and fantastic dialogue." - Zoe E Whitten, author of Peter the Wolf

"A fantastic, fun, and philosophical read." - Nancy Brauer, author of Strange Little Band

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Where to find M Jones online


Where to buy in print


Books

In Absentia
Price: Free! Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
It's Toronto, 1985. Random acts of violence sweep the city streets taking children with them. William knows who the guilty are. The disembodied limbs of the victims always keep him informed. But it's hard work avenging the silent screams of others when his own suffering voice feels muted. Warning: Extreme violence, sexuality and disturbing imagery.
ELEVATOR
Price: Free! Words: 30,520. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Paul is just trying to make it to school, but time is an infection that can't be cured. An elevator, a collection of strangers and the snapping of blue crab claws. Nothing will save them from the sands of time. This volume also contains several new short stories.
WESTMARKET
Price: Free! Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Everyone has their brand of crazy. Underemployed Dan tries to hold it all together during a zombie apocalypse with his best friend and pothead Evan, while lovestruck Matthew can't seem to figure out what Stephen wants. One thing they can all agree on--being trapped in a Westmarket store with hungry undead hordes outside and a sociopathic murderer inside is no way to spend their last days on Earth.
Gangster
Price: Free! Words: 62,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00)
From the basement speakeasies of 1926 Chicago to the decadent Hollywood parties, psychopathic Clara slices her way through people across America in her quest for fame. Brought along for the whirlwind ride of her murderous rampage, her enigmatic alien companion patiently waits for the opportunity to find his own target, a former friend set for assassination. Humans. They're a bloodthirsty lot.
Frankie & Formaldehyde
Price: Free! Words: 33,090. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.33)
Frankie works at the Happy Restful Sanitorium, a housing facility for those who choose to keep their loved ones around long after their death. With so many hungry bodies around, life is difficult—Especially when Frankie’s husband, George, somehow becomes infected. Frankie soon discovers that hiding an illegal zombie isn’t as easy as she’d thought.
Black Wreath - An Open Grave Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Arthur Endswell, a gentleman in name only,is employed as a ressurrection man for Dr. Faust Grey, who uses the bodies he procures for dissection purposes.What starts as a lucrative business soon veers into the realm of murder when Arthur’s beloved Amelia’s cousin, Constance Gowain, finds her way on Dr. Grey’s dissection slab, with evidence of poison in her veins.
A Bone To Pick
Price: Free! Words: 96,120. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A collection of short horror stories by M. Jones.
314 Crescent Manor
Price: Free! Words: 108,770. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.67)
Mark and Nathan Connor are estranged twins. There is little to connect them, save their current residence at 314 Crescent Manor, an old building situated in the centre of the city. The tenants of the Manor are never housed at random. With its large, brooding stained glass tree bearing down on them from the fifth floor to the first, it watches, and waits for one world to topple into the next.
The Aorta Block
Price: Free! Words: 39,200. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Tendons of terror by author M. Jones. A series of short horror stories based on the human body. In this volume: 'Long Term Care', 'Carcinoma', 'Bone Soup', 'Dissecting Dave', 'Blood Pressure', 'Loose Tooth', 'Until Someone Loses An Eye', 'Unwell', 'Flu Bug', 'Deep In The Marrow', 'Shovelling Pride'

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Smashwords book reviews by M Jones

  • Zombie Nights on June 03, 2010

    Cool book on the zombie POV with engaging characters and an interesting, quiet take on the zombie concept. The ending felt rushed, however, and I would like to know how things got on with Ray and Cookie and the others. Maybe a sequel?
  • Peculiar, MO on June 16, 2010

    Really enjoying this book. A good, tense read with great characters and a beautifully described eerie setting. Definitely an author to watch.
  • Hungry For You on Feb. 28, 2011

    If you have never read A. M. Harte's work before, you are missing out on an author of exceptional talent. Though better known for her web serials, especially Above Ground and the more recent Darksight, this collection of short zombie stories expresses an excellent range of voice that can encompass even that most difficult of subjects--Our human obsession with death and hunger. With deft precision, A. M. Harte brings a tooth grinding delivery of emotional famine, the flavours drizzled hot upon her tales of woe and horror. Sadness is not usually the first emotion one feels when thinking about zombies, nor is empathy, which is a strange omission. With selfish single-mindedness, the hero or heroine of every zombie tale strives to survive, with the zombie dead littered like so many pieces of human debris from Grand Theft Auto in their wake. In the short story 'Hungry For You', also the collection's namesake, a police sergeant is forced to deal with a horrible case of zombie abuse. Within this tale of zombie prostitution, there is a cautionary fable against the emotional disconnect that can occur between the physical want for sex and the need for a deeper understanding, whether we be living or not. But this need is not the only part of the human zombie universe, not when the need for control takes on a hunger of its own. In 'Dead Man's Rose', a woman is haunted by her abusive husband's force of will, a hunger that feeds on itself thanks to her own inability to confront him. In this story, even the very flowers can take on a zombified hue, their black petals curled backwards, their vines full of apathetic, vengeful fury. Human dilemmas lurk beneath the surface, where guilt and fear seep into exposed cadaver cavities. Through intense characterization, we ache for the people in her tales, be they alive or dead. There are no zombies to be shot and left twitching into their uncomfortable afterlife in these tales. They are full of the grey matter that makes us human. With 'A Prayer To Garlic' we are assured that zombies are full of the same moral questions that plague their living counterparts--though perhaps they are muted beneath the realities of life versus death, and thus become simpler problems. Problems such as whether or not someone is vegan or a meat-eater--not really a moral issue for many so much as a liberal choice. Perhaps this is the greatest appeal of many zombie novels and movies, the idea that human beings are not above a voracious food chain that could very easily put them on the menu. While our bovine friends look on with perplexed, dark brown eyes at our predicament, one has to wonder just what kind of moral high ground we justify our diets with, especially when emotions get in the way of what's for dinner. Hunger is a perversely needy, ugly thing, especially when it can't be sated. There is a hunger that lasts with the reader long after the last page in this collection has been turned. Like the zombies in these stories, you will long for something more, something to really sink your teeth into and enjoy the heady aroma of iron and the tough sinews of red muscle. 'Hungry For You' is a good entree, but like all good meals, you will definitely long to have it again. Keep A. M. Harte's work on your delivery list, and don't be afraid to order take-out.