A Coming-of-Age Novel About Love, Life & Living

TICK TO THE TOCK

The descriptions are breathtaking; the prose, lyrical; the story, flawless.

BOOK BLURB

Discovering you have an inoperable brain tumour is a shock, but with a ticking clock, I must decide whether to fight or tackle my bucket list one-by-one. My name is Dante King, and I’m an average twenty-two-year-old with dreams and a lifetime to complete them. At least, I did until this morning.

Something strange happens when you’re told you have a few months left to live. I want to defeat this but don’t think I can, and I can’t imagine dying whilst so many wasted wishes remain. But this isn’t only about me, as my parents urge me to stay and fight, and my two best friends argue about what’s best for me. And then there’s Danii, the one who got away. I always figured we’d get a second chance, another opportunity to tell her how much I love her.

Looking back on the times I said no instead of yes, battled Danii’s love, and talked about adventure rather than doing it, I know what I must do. It isn’t to fight, but to travel, and embark on a journey of self discovery. I’ve never been happy, but I must finally allow myself to be, because Love & Living Begins Now!

“TICK to the TOCK makes you stop and reflect on both the beauty and the cruelty of life – a wonderfully written book.”

RL Royle

Author of Lucy's Monster

You may be wondering why I’m giving you this book for FREE. After all, I spent hundreds of hours working on this novel, and it means a great deal to me. Do I not value it? Do I not think it’s worth a few dollars?

Indeed I do, but beyond this I wish to share my stories with those who wish to read them. If a few dollars is what holds people back, I’d rather smash this barrier down and invite you along for the journey. After all, this isn’t just about Tick to the Tock, rather all the books I’ve written, am writing, and will one day write in the future.

I don’t wish to do this on my own, which is why I invite you along the ride. As such, this isn’t my journey… it’s ours.

This article explains my views on giving away books, and why I’ve made my third novel, I Unlove You forever free. You may like to read it to better understand me and my thinking, but above all I hope you join this journey by clicking that button above and downloading Tick to the Tock.

It’s a book I’m oh so proud of, and one I’m excited to share with you. Will you join me on this adventure of writing & publishing? Are you the type of reader who desires more from the books you read?

Fantastic, welcome to the misfit adventure hundreds of readers like you are already part of.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Matthew Turner, an English Writer who loves a good story and a rich black coffee (if possible, at the same time).

My genre of choice is New Adult, which focusses on those coming-of-age years when we first venture into the adult world. I personally find this period in life fascinating, and it’s why I write what I write.

Enjoy my world, and be sure to join me on this misfit adventure. To be honest, I have no idea what I’m doing, so here’s hoping you can guide me along.

“Tick to the Tock, by Matthew Turner, was an all encompassing novel of love, life, healing, learning, growing, compromising, selflessness and death. Mr. Turner was masterful with his prose. He made me feel every turbulent step of Dante Kings’ painful journey”

Ro Mejia

Happy Amazon Reader (5 Stars)

“There are some books that stay with you for a long time after you finish reading them. ‘Tick to the Tock’ is up there with the best of them with the author succeeding in creating an emotional, intriguing, engaging, heartwarming and spiritual story about a young man having to come to accept his mortality at an age where he should be embracing the start of the rest of his life”

Sorcha O'Dowd

Excited Author & Book Reviewer (5 Stars)

“There are some books that stay with you for a long time after you finish reading them. ‘Tick to the Tock’ is up there with the best of them with the author succeeding in creating an emotional, intriguing, engaging, heartwarming and spiritual story about a young man having to come to accept his mortality at an age where he should be embracing the start of the rest of his life”

Sorcha O'Dowd

Excited Author & Book Reviewer (5 Stars)

“There was no way I could put this book aside. The writing is artistic and the subject is compelling. What would be on your bucket list if given only a few months to live?”

Gail Ofterdinger

Cool Amazon Reader with a Cool Name (5 Stars)

“I’m sitting here, at a loss for words really, trying to think of how to even approach describing this book in a few words.”

Ali Miller

A Sweet Reviewer with Sweet Words to Share (5 Stars)

“Matthew Turner was not on my radar before this tour but he is now. A lot of authors lean too heavily towards a heavily poetic style or a realistic style, the sweet spot in between can be hard to accomplish but with Matthew’s calculating skill he manages to weave a tragedy that is heartfelt and heartbreaking but so very human.”

Emma Michaels

Author & Reviewer & Kind Soul (5 Stars)

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