- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 586 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mark Holmes (18 Mar. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BWOS2RQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #847,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The novel features a young lawyer, Matthew Greed, who falls in love with Clemency and gets married to her. Then he dies tragically and finds himself in Heaven. He becomes a guardian angel, fighting demons in order to save souls on earth at risk of damnation to Hell.
The descriptions of Heaven and Hell are very evocative - Hell is a really terrifying place. Especially so than in the scene involving the recently-arrived glutton.
You find yourself asking all sorts of questions. How fair is it that the acts of a Pope can bring new sins and new demons into existence? Or that one religion could send someone to a heaven-or-hell afterlife while another would send one to an eternal cycle of reincarnation?
The descriptions of spiritual warfare are exciting. The good guys don't always win so you are on tenterhooks for each battle scene.
As to the ending - well, it would have come to me as a far greater surprise if the blurb hadn't hinted at it. All I can say is - bring on the sequel, Mark!
It definitely made me think about what Hell could be like, I'm not wanting to see for real please!
The characters were easy to get along with, the nice ones anyhow.
For a first novel I'm Impressed and I cannot wait for the next book!
Not a heavy read, and sits easily alongside today's popular fantasy genre.
I very rarely read this genre of fiction, but I absolutely loved Wishing on Venus and the occasional 'tongue in cheek' portrayal of St Peter, Gabriel and the Devil, in a context I would never have considered! Some chapters had me giggling, others had me close to tears.
Very imaginative, truly thought provoking and very articulately written.
I have been urging many people to read this book but have very selfishly passed it to my mum to read first!
Thank you Mark, no need to post the book next time, just a slip of paper telling me where to find it as I would gladly pay for any of your subsequent work.
I am currently making my final preparations for the official launch of “Wishing On Venus”. The official launch date is the 1st June 2013.
I have now put a copy of the book on Amazon for the princely sum of 77p. This is the lowest price Amazon allows without requiring your soul and a pound of flesh.
I am hoping that previous readers who have enjoyed the book (fortunately that is everybody apart from my very strange father-in-law) will help me spread the word.
If possible, can you please tell anybody you know who has an e-reader to pop along to Amazon and download a copy. If you type in the title it is the first item.
It would also be great if people could post a review on Amazon.
Thank you very much for your help.
On 30 July 2012 22:05, mark holmes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you for your very kind words. They are much appreciated.
I am glad that you enjoyed the book.
On 28 July 2012 23:53, Karen Corbishley <email@example.com> wrote:
If ever there was a book that stopped any form of daily activity it is this one. From the very first page until the very last one I was thoroughly captivated. I am very grateful to Leanne for giving me a copy to read I have spread the word that WISHING ON VENUS has to be read, especially for those of us who believe in the Angelic Realm. A very uncomplicated and fascinating story of the battle between good and evil with the added ingredients of human emotion, suffering and strength. I cannot wait to read the sequel thank you Mark.
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Daft nonsense that I couldn't put down so read it