The Watchers from within moments, Revealed

Rated 4.77/5 based on 13 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.
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About Mark Jacobs

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 How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the last Mighty T-Rex and The Yaakmen of Tyrie is available in paperback via 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.

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Review by: Stephen Brandon on Sep. 11, 2015 :
A nicely put together story with an unusual ending. I liked it!
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Review by: norainwonderland on Nov. 21, 2013 :
Interesting premise.
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Review by: MoratGurgeh on Aug. 14, 2013 :
Excellent. Well-written, fast-moving, plausible and rather chilling.

Highly recommended.
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Review by: Yvonne Vermey on July 19, 2013 :
Again, LOVE your plots.. scary stuff sometimes :-)
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Review by: Millie D'Augustine on July 2, 2013 :
Fantastic read. I really enjoyed this story. I will read more stories
from this author.
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Review by: Kathy Pressley on Jan. 25, 2012 :
A Great Story! If you liked his (Free) short stories Incident at Walter's Creek, and/or The Day God Winked you should like this one even better!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Stuart Neild on Jan. 27, 2011 :
It's little gems like this, that make sites like smashwords worthwhile.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: B. N. Hutchinson on Jan. 19, 2011 :
This is a great little story; the writer keeps the suspense going with a page turning narrative that makes a very enjoyable read. Not too many stories give me goose bumps, this one did. In the first few chapters you get a great insight to the characters and the story.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: Bridget Squires on Dec. 21, 2010 :
This is by far one of my favorite stories! I could not stop reading it, I found myself reading faster and faster, I was that captivated by this tale. Great writing and an amazing storyline! I want more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Richard Norford on Nov. 10, 2010 :
Wonderful story. Mark Paul Jacobs does a nice job of quickly setting the stage, establishing characters and putting the story into action. A good read, we look forward to future efforts.
(review of free book)
Review by: Jason McIntyre on Oct. 1, 2010 :
This is a stellar novelette. Jacobs does a superlative job of establishing both the threat and the humanity and then seamlessly transitions from one to the other in a style Rod Serling would have admired. The eerie underpinnings are present in every scene and the ending is pitch perfect.
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Review by: Francis W. Porretto on Aug. 3, 2010 :
I wanted to like this story more than I did. The animating idea is original and quite evocative. As a horror motif, it combines the eerieness of something irremediably alien with the nowhere-to-run sensation that evokes genuine fear. The ending is reminiscent of one of Ray Bradbury's grimmer stories from "The Illustrated Man."

BUT... The pulpish style, the jagged pacing, the blurry viewpoint management, and the profusion of spelling, punctuation, and other technical errors do much to reduce its impact. It deserves the attentions of a tough editor, the sort who demands the right of final approval and gets it.

That having been said, the mixture of personal tensions and public calamity was effective. A story that's entirely personal must focus tightly on specific characters; a story that's entirely public -- e.g., an espionage or intrigue thriller -- must embed more action and more conflict, more dramatically depicted. In consequence, attempts to mix the two don't often succeed, which is a testament to the success of this one.

This is a 3.5 star story, which I'm "rounding up." Its author has an imaginative gift, but his technical skills require considerable refinement.
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Review by: Yvonne Vermey on June 21, 2010 :
Loved this story. I read it in one go and loved the idea it is based upon. The end was realy good, it created a big smile on my face.
Mark sure has fans in Europe from now on!
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