So the Turning Point series is finally coming full circle.
Matthew Elliott is starting over. His life has changed, and even though he went through hell – taking everyone with him – he’s a better man for it.
Kira is still beside him – much to Matt’s amazement. Through serious therapy and open communication, Matt and Kira are making strides. They’re solid, they’re real, and for everything they’ve been through, they’re in love now more than ever.
Although this is the third and final book in the Turning Point series, it’s not an ending. It’s a beginning. Matt’s life is really now only just starting. Everything he’s witnessed, endured and suffered, has led him to this point.
Through the FC, the community gym Matt fought at and now works for, he meets a bunch of kids. Most are street kids, all of them not-so privileged, and he teaches them some self-defense and drug awareness. Through the local community college, Matt is trying to get these kids off the streets and into high school and college.
Rueben and Claude (Ruby and Claude) are two such kids. Street smart and very alone, Ruby is doing the best he can looking after his little sister. Claude is a little firecracker, who keeps Matt honest and on his toes.
But Matt soon finds it harder and harder to keep his work and home lives separate, and they soon bleed into one.
The usual supporting cast are all there; Matt’s ex-cop buddies, his new fight-club friends, and Sal and Yumi, of course. They all play an integral part, as they are, essentially, the framework that makes Matt who he is. Matt has been moulded by the people in his lives, and although none of them are blood relatives, each and every one are his family.
Starting Point is over 94,000 words long, and will be available from April 25th from Totally Bound. The early download link is
After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over.
Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defence, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, and with Kira by his side, he’s making strides.
Brother and sister, Rueben and Claudia, are homeless kids and they’re very much alone. As they strike a chord with Matt, he does everything in his power to help them.
But when Ruby and Claude need more help than he bargained for, it stops being about work, and starts being about home.
The day he met Kira, Matt’s life changed direction, and it’s only now he realises that everything he’s been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning.
Early Download (Totally Bound site) – 25 April 2014
General Release (Amazon etc) – 23 May 2014