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by MarkJH
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

Just to let anyone who may be interested in checking out my work that I’ve changed my website address. The new address is now http://markhockley.webs.com/

Hope you get a chance to take a look!
by MarkJH
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

Hope you don't mind me sharing this new review from Amazon :) 'This book is the story of two fourteen year old boys who find themselves transported into a realm of magic and nightmare. Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, the story quickly turns into a dark tale of nightmare, lust and cruelty as...
by MarkJH
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

I thought I would let everyone know that my old AOL page with excerpts from The Magic Lands is closing. I have now created a new site that has the first two chapters from my book available to read. You can find it here: http://www.freewebs.com/markhockley/ Please do check it out if you get a chance....
by MarkJH
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

Just thought that I would post this in the spirit of balance, but I’ve just had my first really negative review on Amazon USA! After three five star reviews I got a one (count them!!) star review from someone who thought the book was not good at all. Oh well, you can’t win ‘em all :)
by MarkJH
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

I thought this review that was just posted on Amazon UK might be of interest. I'm really pleased with it because the reader absolutely 'got' what the novel is meant to be about. 'If ever you've strayed in a dodgy part of town you'll have felt what this novel at times conveys; a sense of anxious drea...
by MarkJH
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

As a small thank you for all of the support I've had here, I thought I would post an excerpt from a work in progress, which hopefully will end up being my next book. This is only a rough version, so jump all over me, but constructive criticism is always a good thing. It's called THE SHADOW OF THE RO...
by MarkJH
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Re: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

For anyone interested there are a number of mini reviews of The Magic Lands on Amazon.co.uk It would be great to hear from some readers and I'm always happy to answers questions if anyone has one!
by MarkJH
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Just thought I would post a character breakdown from my book for anyone who is interested. As always feedback would be appreciated :) Tom Lewis. Jack Barton. Two boys about to embark on a journey that will take them toward adulthood, a change embracing both enlightenment and loss. Two boys who will ...
by MarkJH
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Thanks for replying jrkp, Do you know that's really interesting to hear your thoughts on the synopsis and the two excerpts from the book. You're absolutely right about what I'm trying to say and the things you talked about are definitely part of the overall theme of the book. It's also about making ...
by MarkJH
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Thanks jrkp :) Really pleased you liked the cover. What did you think of the synopsis? Did it keep your interest? And I would be very interested to hear what you think of the excerpts too.
by MarkJH
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Hi Dixie, That's an invitation that could lead to me rambling on and on about my influences, my childhood living with pygmies in the Amazon rainforest and my slightly sureal adventures at boarding school in Outer Mongolia. But I think that would probably be very boring! Anyway, thanks for your kind ...
by MarkJH
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Just a quick update on my book for those whom have shown an interest. I've pasted in a review from Amazon US that I think gives a gives a good impression of what the book is really like. 'One might look at The Magic Lands and find the title a little generic, and the summary may be a little cliche, b...
by MarkJH
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

congratulations :)) I so envy people who can write or do anything else which takes talent. I've always wanted to do something creative when I was a little girl I would try to draw, sing, paint and write but I felt the things I created were so amateur that I gave up and focused on admiring other tal...
by MarkJH
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Dixie wrote:Hi Mark, I'd love to read your book. Maybe I'll buy at Amazon.
That would be great Dixie :) Let me know if you get it as I would be very interested to hear your opinions on the story. And please feel free to ask questions if any come to mind.
by MarkJH
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Just to let anyone know who may be interested that I've added another excerpt from my book The Magic Lands at this link: http://hometown.aol.co.uk/markjohnhockl ... ywork.html

As always, feedback would be very much appreciated.
by MarkJH
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Hi,

I've posted an extract from my book at this link: http://hometown.aol.co.uk/markjohnhockl ... ywork.html

I would be very happy to hear your opinions on it.

Thanks :)
by MarkJH
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Thank you

Thanks for taking the time to read it and give me your impressions. I appreciate it. It's difficult to capture the style and tone of a book in a short synopsis, but hopefully when people actually read it they will feel the story is worthwhile.

Thanks again :)
by MarkJH
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Thanks!

Hi, Thanks for replying. I agree that the synopsis is the most important thing. The cover can encourage someone to pick up a book for a closer look, but it's really the synopsis that counts. If you get a chance I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts on my synopsis (you can find it on Amazon). ...
by MarkJH
Mon May 28, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis
Replies: 29
Views: 25740

Fantasy novels, their artwork and synopsis

Hi everyone, I’m very happy to say that I’ve just had my debut novel published and would love to swap thoughts and opinions on what makes a compelling read. With this in mind, what do you think attracts a potential reader? Would it be the front cover like mine below or is it more likely to be on the...