Mark Jacobs

Biography

Mark Paul Jacobs lives in lovely Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He enjoys fishing the Canadian north, poker, and annoying his wife. He has authored two novels: How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the last Mighty T-Rex, a Historical Science Fiction tale set in 1914, and the hard science fiction novel: The Yaakmen of Tyrie, a powerful and mysterious tale of bravery, loss, perseverance, betrayal, and redemption. He is also quite proud of his awe-inspiring short story: The Day God Winked and his chilling novelette with the provocative title: The Watchers from within Moments Revealed, an almost universally well reviewed work for which he has written a screenplay suitable for an ‘Outer Limits’ episode. These and several other works are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, and Smashwords.com. How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the last Mighty T-Rex and The Yaakmen of Tyrie is available in paperback via Createspace.com. Mark is working on a movie screenplay tentatively called Stain which is a gritty murder conspiracy based in Central Pennsylvania similar to the movie ‘Fargo’ or ‘Reservoir Dogs’. Please enjoy his works and don’t be afraid to tell him what you think on his Facebook page, twitter account, or by email. And lastly, please take the time to leave him a review of his work; it doesn’t have to be long or long-winded, but it does make him feel that his hard word has touched someone’s life in some way. You can leave a review wherever his books are available.

Where to find Mark Jacobs online

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Where to buy in print


Books

The Day God Winked
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Price: Free! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
Every human on earth would remember exactly where they were on the day everything changed. Like Pearl Harbor or JFK’s assassination or September 11th, 2001, The Day was firmly anchored in everyone’s conscience— sometimes clear, sometimes confusing and ultimately unfathomable. But for one troubled man, The Day meant so much more. Warning for strong language and depictions of drug use.
Behold, the Warrior's Pride
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
The king’s most loyal warrior has mercifully survived thirty-six years of brutal service. To reward him for his unyielding dedication, the grateful monarch grants him permanent leave, a parcel of farmland and prized livestock. Freed from his duties, he struggles within his own troubled soul to allow himself final peace. A Flash fiction (1000 word) short story.
Incident at Walter's Creek
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Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 12 reviews)
What really happened on that remote Tennessee farmstead on a chilly fall night in 1828? Sixteen years later, Zacharias Neil, Andrew Jackson Thomkins, and Zack’s little brother, Aaron, are determined to find out. An eerie tale of paranormal terror. Warning for mild language and strong dialect.
The Watchers from within moments, Revealed
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Price: Free! Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.83 from 12 reviews)
Jim Vedder, chief engineer at California’s FastTech Corporation, has developed the world’s fastest camera. But exploring the bizarre universe of the super fast, soon uncovers horrific entities that captivate the world’s consciousness. And FastTech is quickly, and somewhat unwillingly drawn into a quagmire of politics, fate, and the unforgiving press.
Reckoning
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.33 from 9 reviews)
Humans have evolved to their present form in a few million years. And they have risen to prominence in just a few thousand; a mere speck in earth’s unfathomable timeline. Are we the first to gaze into the heavens contemplating our fate? Here, I present a short tale pondering the shortcomings of sentience. Once upon a time, sixty-five million two hundred and forty-two thousand years ago...

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Smashwords book reviews by Mark Jacobs

  • The Adventures of Ray the Robot on Dec. 05, 2009

    A nice, little tale; done with a tongue in cheek. I enjoyed it!
  • Hero Wanted on Dec. 05, 2009

    One of the most entertaining reads I've had in years. I haven't laughed out loud as much since reading 'Bored of the Rings' by the Harvard Lampoon back in the 1970's. This may be better...
  • On the Great Wall of Texas on Dec. 05, 2009

    Not exactly my politics; actually the polar opposite. But that's not the point. Our objectives as authors (artists) is to make people think! And this does not disappoint.
  • Mystery of the Sea Light on Jan. 10, 2010

    A very nice tale with vibrant, fantasy feel. Imaginative!
  • Roci and the skycat on Jan. 10, 2010

    An imaginative, yet odd, read. Extremely well written in parts, other sentences appear to need restructuring. I (like the reviewer before me) was a bit confused by the dialogue between the boy and the cat; I guess they spoke telepathically? This should have been made clear right up front. Other than the need for a little editing, this is a nice tale with a cutting message.
  • If Only on Jan. 10, 2010

    Ha. Ha. Ha. Very nicely written. Classic Flash. (Actually, my future self comes back (even fatter! Sigh...) and tells me to stop writing because my prose stinks, and will only get worse.)
  • Upon A Tide of Wintry Morn (Ashen Twilight #1.5) on Jan. 10, 2010

    An extremely well written tale with a strong romantic/ gothic/fantasy theme. I normally don’t go for this genre, but this is top notch. Obviously, Rae is no novice writer!
  • Political Spectrum for the Brain Dead on Jan. 24, 2010

    Bigger government and lack of political diversity always leads to a reduction of personal freedoms and retarded prosperity. Personal and organizational responsibility should be the centerpiece of any open society. No corporation (or individual) should be bailed out, if they take unnecessary risks and loose; those entities should be left to fail and replaced (naturally) with new entrepreneurs, who will (hopefully) make more informed decisions. Free enterprise is not pretty, and sometimes is not fair, but this is the ONLY way a Capitalistic society can function.
  • The New Constitution on Jan. 24, 2010

    A nicely written and thought provoking Libertarian manifesto. My only argument would be freedom of the Press. Who dictates what is true and what is not? Would it not be better to allow ANYTHING to be said by EVERYONE? The people’s right to be heard is paramount to freedom. President Obama’s own staff learned this lesson swiftly when they attempted to shut down Fox news.
  • Strange Future: A 23rd Century Guide for the 21st Century Cynic on March 17, 2010

    A good, entertaining read; incorporating a universe of interesting ideas. It’s fascinating how the future is described in fiction depending on the author’s personal viewpoint, and their perception of who is deemed politically powerful at the time of writing. Although I realize most of this is satire, Josh has vividly drawn some aspects of a future world that is both believable and credible to even to an old Conservative like me. One minor note of criticism: I always cringe when I see a character in the future that is totally befuddled by events in the near or even distant past; i.e. Amazed that there was a time when there was no government control of reproduction (baby lottery). I think we should give future characters a little more credit. Good job, Josh! I hope to see more from you soon.
  • IDK - Into the Darkness : A Screenplay on April 06, 2010

    A good, solid gothic/horror/sci fi /fantasy tale complete with interesting characterizations and vivid imagery. Mr. Hancock did a more than adequate job in his (I assume) first stab at screenplay writing.
  • The Night Walk Men on Sep. 06, 2010

    Weird, eerie, and spellbinding stuff. Well worth reading! A story of great depth and meaning. Good job, Jason.
  • The Vicar's Revenge on Oct. 21, 2010

    A clever, humorous, and well written short. Anyone care for a scone?
  • Letting Go on Oct. 28, 2010

    Definitive, moving, and poignant. Great job Jaleta!
  • Shed on Oct. 29, 2010

    Once again, Jason McIntyre takes me for a wild, wonderful, maddening, creepy, inspiring ride, full of rich unforgettable characters. Good job!
  • Regret on Dec. 03, 2010

    Jaleta Clegg's poetic thesis on the consequences of removing human emotions: good, bad, indifferent. Well executed and interesting.
  • Have You Seen Tarum? on Dec. 03, 2010

    Like all of Jaleta Clegg's works I've had the privilege to read so far, she always seems to tweak me in some deeply emotional way. Excellent.
  • Well on Dec. 20, 2010

    Bridget Squires has an obvious talent for constructing flowing, descriptive prose. This is a dark tale, indeed.
  • May Be Crazy on Dec. 20, 2010

    A wonderously wicked tale of horror, medications, insanity, and carnage.
  • Fresh on Dec. 20, 2010

    This is truly a nice (Did I mean horrible?) piece of macabre fiction. The best I've seen from Bridget so far! I somewhat agree with the last reviewer that Bridget may have missed something by not making one of the children the POV target, or she could have even made this First Person(?). Trying to feel what would be going through one of these kid's heads would be interesting, but Bridget is the boss! Good job.
  • A Gruesome Christmas on Dec. 27, 2010

    Another imaginative story from this promising author; although I somewhat agree with the previous reviewer about editorial assistance. Keep at it, Bridget!
  • Happy New FEAR on Jan. 03, 2011

    Another nice, crisp tale from Bridget.
  • Journey of Tara on Jan. 04, 2011

    The Journey of Tara is a spiffy space romp set in a universe long after humankind’s first disastrous encounter with an alien race. Through no fault of either, humans are nearly wiped-out by a vicious, latent plague, and the embarrassed aliens are forced to intervene and scatter the remaining humans throughout the galaxy. And countless generations later, old abandoned Earth is just a memory. The Story of Tara begins with the exploits of sexy, sneak-thief Tara Vanderpool who teams up with Dirk Bran, the moody captain of the spaceship Marcel on a voyage back to old earth on a mission that neither was quite prepared to execute. But Captain Bran hides a deep secret, and Tara is swept unwillingly into his dark and somewhat sad existence, when she herself is involved in a horrible accident. I was pleasantly surprised by this little book. Hutchinson writes in a clear, wispy, and pleasing manner. Highly recommend for those looking for a light space opera.
  • Barefoot Heroine: A Mayne Attraction Short Story on Jan. 27, 2011

    An expertly written glimpse into Ann Mauren’s Novel ‘Main Attraction: In the spotlight’. Well done.
  • A Rose for Shyla on Feb. 17, 2011

    Wow. Bridget keeps on getting better and better. A cautionary tale that is sure to strike a cord with 98% of the population. The other 2%? well....?
  • The First Kill on April 17, 2011

    Yes, I agree with the other reviewers: this is not for the squeamish. But if you enjoy crime dramas like Dexter , this series of books may be for you. I liked the way this story clip was driven foreword by dialogue.
  • Heavenly Falling on April 24, 2011

    When reading Bridget Squire’s work, one gets the impression that the best is yet to come. And as an author, I can say I’m a bit jealous of her raw talent and sweeping imagination. Angels, demons, God and Lucifer, faith and redemption; mixed with Bridget’s trademark stamp of horror and sensuality. I’m getting behind Bridget’s growing number of followers, so that I can rightfully say: “I knew her when....”
  • Caraliza on May 27, 2011

    Author Joel Kirkpatrick pulls us in emotionally from the very first pages of this sad tale of a teenaged Dutch girl sold into servitude and near starvation in an early 20th century New York slum, and the young man who is doomed to save her from her oppressor, and at any cost. Their story spans almost an entire century, full of rich, well-developed characters and paranormal twists that will keep you guessing until the complete mosaic of their life together is revealed in the very last pages. A story that is sad, chilling, and uplifting.
  • Small Graces on July 03, 2011

    A nicely written Flash Fiction Science Fiction Tale. Reminds me of James Tiptree Jr's (Alice Sheldon) "Love is the plan the plan is death".
  • Dark That Day, After All on Nov. 06, 2011

    There are a few things you can count on when reading any of Jason McIntyre’s works: deep characterizations, great dialog, and vivid imagery. ‘Dark That Day…’ does not disappoint. While not my favorite McIntyre story (see Road Markers) still well worth the read. 4.5 stars rounded up.