Matthew Tonks

Biography

Hailing from Tasmania, buried deep at the arse end of Australia, people are surprised to find out after reading my stories that I'm a relatively sane forty-something-year-old, happily married, father of one, employed full time and dreams of dark, disturbing things that any rational person would never even contemplate thinking of, but it's all true.
I've toyed with writing for most of my adult life, but have always found the peg a writer must fit into is not the shape I wished to be. My writing has been described as lamenting, long, concussive (yes it smashes you in the head), compulsive, and stuffed with rhythmic dialogue and violence, yes, let’s not forget the violence.
My own opinion on my writing is this.
'You see, I don't just want the words to seep into your mind, but into your soul. Showing you images of blood and beauty through, volatile language, violence, sex, love, and sin. My muse takes different shapes, and every now and then you can see her shining her wicked smile in some of my most dastardly stories, tempting you with her promises, but ripping your heart out instead.'

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Series

Broken Worlds
Welcome to the year 2185, the planet Earth has been left in a state of decay, slowly dying from man’s greed and his constant efforts to drain the Earth of its rich minerals. Across the once flourishing continents there are now only 15 major cities that are housed in massive dome like structures, the cities are similarly broken down into different districts, and each district is policed by its own dedicated law enforcement department. Gone are the prisons systems of yesterday, convicted criminals are now sentenced to cryogenic freezing, where their mind is placed in a virtual reality world where they are forced to confront their crimes and accept their punishment. Delta City is one of the oldest city’s that still remain, building upon itself rapidly, striving to be a utopia that stands on a seedy world below. District 3 has the reputation of making or breaking anyone who find themselves assigned to what is commonly referred to as the homicide capital of Delta City. Detective Gary Jackson wages war on the criminal element with his own style of justice, one that is hard and fast with the breaking of bones and teeth, walking a fine line between the light and the dark.

Books

A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve - 2017
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,820. Language: Australian English. Published: December 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The twisted roads points to many a dead end, but can you find your way out of 2017, and into the light of 2018? Will the madness that you suffer from allow it? Join us and find out as we venture through 31 short stories bathed in the winding roads that make up your insanity, lost on the twisted roads of your own madness as you steal a kiss that will seal your fate.
A Twistedly Jolly Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: Australian English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Lost within the withered branches along the road we travel you'll witness the true story of The Santoscalwes, you'll take a seat with Santa as he explains why he still delivers presents, you’ll be invited to a poker game that has a darker agenda, you’ll witness the end of the world, you’ll find yourself trapped on an alien planet, and you'll face off with a being as old as time.
A Twisted Halloween
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,640. Language: Australian English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Rejoice, the cure you’ve so desperately been searching for is now in your hands. All you need do is sit back, and cleanse your diseased palate with thirty-one tales soaked in the darkness of that which haunts us all. Tales lost upon a road, which leads to a place where we can all bathe in the blood of forever, and sin with each other, until the stars no longer shine. For this is a HALLOWEEN lost.
The Roundhead - Definitive Edition
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,620. Language: Australian English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Marty Towns didn’t know the story you’re about to read, a story he believed he had written, would free an ancient evil that was trapped just outside the edge of our reality. An evil born, without sin, without a soul, that hungers for ours to fuel its one desire, vengeance on he who imprisoned it. Will you dare read it? Will you dare share it? Will you become the next victim of, The Roundhead?
Poems For Those Who Have Sinned
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Face the truth, for there is no saviour coming to wash your deepest sins away, instead there is only the madness of what you have done. So, why not join us as we sell our already rotten souls to the highest bidder and enjoy 44 twisted poems soaked in the blood of the innocent. What do you have to lose that is not already lost?
Twisted Roads - An Anthology Of Twisted Tales - Volume Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
If it is the things that crawl in the dead of night you wish to see, then look no further for here you have found it here, where the very walls of the world you inhabit grow teeth and bite. So, sit down and bear witness to thirty-one tales of weirdness, while the roads that ever twist, grab at you, like hands from the other side, trying to drag you down into their endless pit of madness.
Twisted Roads - An Anthology Of Twisted Tales - Volume Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
It's time to venture back into the darkness with another thirty-one demented tales of the wickedness that infects us all, a muddy collection of stories intertwined by a sickness that knows no end, and gives no reprieve. So prepare for another ride as we once again drive headlong down the roads of madness, where your trust is never to be given away lightly, as no one is who, or what they seem.
Twisted Roads - An Anthology Of Twisted Tales - Volume One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,960. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The world is a twisted globe, spinning round and round, allowing light to breathe life onto its weary bones. But where there's light, there's always darkness, and hiding in the shadows are things our imagination cannot even begin to understand. So buckle up and venture forward on a journey through thirty-one short stories that will take you through the veil of sanity and onto the twisted roads.
Broken Worlds - Vol 05 - Treading the Bad Lands
Series: Broken Worlds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Gary and Davey race against the clock as The Whisperer's victims continue to pile up, they must find a way to him and stop his reign of insanity before he forces more innocent people to kill and a mythological story from downtown shows some truth.
Broken Worlds - Vol 04 - Itsy Bitsy Spiders Digging In My Brain
Series: Broken Worlds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: Australian English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Madness begins to spread as Gary and Davey find their hands full when a mysterious stranger starts granting people their desires, for a price.
Broken Worlds - Vol 03 - The Snowman
Series: Broken Worlds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: Australian English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Gary finds himself hunting a former law enforcement officer as he tries to solve the murders of four children, the closer he gets to solving the case the closer he gets to something even bigger, one that may open up a whole new problem.
Broken Worlds - Vol 02 - The Haunting of Caroline Hallowthorpe
Series: Broken Worlds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: Australian English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Beaten and bruised from his encounter with Maddison Gray, Gary is ready to get back to some normality, but that seems an impossible task as Captain Gleeson has a different sort of assignment for Gary. Caroline Hallowthorpe's sister Rebecca seemingly returns from the grave seeking vengeance against her and Gary finds himself forced into the middle and must find Rebecca before it’s too late.
Broken Worlds - Vol 01 - The Search for Maddison Gray
Series: Broken Worlds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: Australian English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Everyone faces their demons eventually, tonight Gary is forced to face his as a killer drags Gary down into their web of destruction as he frantically searches for their next victim before it's too late, but everything is not as it seems.

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