Free Horror #76
Newt's Update provides subscribers with news on the author's latest work, upcoming releases, and events. This week, he announces the pre-order for Nestor Lynch and Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 1.
NESTOR LYNCH and TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1 are available for pre-order. Which means launch parties, ARCs and all kinds of administrative mischief :D.
I’ve introduced a couple of talented writers from our writing group, namely A E DEAKIN and V L AUGUSTIN. Today I’d like to introduce RYAN BUSH.
THE EARTH MOTHER (formerly THE HERETICAL BIRTH) has been dropped in the second draft. I got way out of my league writing about infertility, postnatal depression and pregnancy, and it was an area I should have shied away from. I didn’t have the knowledge to do the subject matter justice.
A few dates for everyone
15th March - THE BLACK WIDOW is released as a free horror short story.
5th April - Tales of the Macabre. A collected works of sixteen tales of spine tingling terror is released on Amazon. The debut collected works of Newton Webb.
7th June - Nestor Lynch. Murder and revenge abound in this techno thriller. The debut novel of Newton Webb.
OUT THIS WEEK
NESTOR LYNCH is available for pre-order.
Welcome to the debut novel of Newton Webb.
Nefarious assassins. A perilous romance. An ancient mystery.
Death, love and revenge stalk teenage prodigies Nestor Lynch and Erika Byrne.
The death of Nestor's parents shatters his comfy life at university. Convinced that someone murdered them, Nestor will do anything to prove it and bring the killers to justice.
Erika, a born engineer, moved to the big city, leaving her family behind in the country. She wanted a fresh start away from her troubled past. Instead, she finds herself in worse peril.
Together, they face mysterious assailants, treachery, and an ancient mystery that someone considers worth killing for.
TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1 is available for pre-order.
Welcome to the debut collected works of Newton Webb. Tales of the Macabre is intended for mature audiences.
Newton’s Macabre Tale’s span continents, with stories from the 17th Century to the distant future, from Nepal to South Africa. Some stories contain elements of humour, of love, of passion, but all of them are imbued with soul shattering terror.
As you travel through time and space, you’ll witness horrific consequences, mind bending paranormal activities and good people who took the wrong turn.
Each story is unique and offers a different perspective. So cradle your drink, and get comfy, because you are about to pierce the veil and witness the true nature of horror!
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
Formatting NESTOR LYNCH.
Editing TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1.
The Black Widow, a free short story by Newton Webb.
Free Story Compilations
FALL IN LOVE WITH FEBRUARY FEARS. Featuring 29 horror stories. Including: THE HORROR AT HARGRAVE HALL and THE MORRÍGAN.
LIGHT AFTER DARK. Featuring 51 horror stories. Including: THE SINFUL CHILD, THE COCONUT KILLER, THE IRON DOOR, TERROR FROM THE TRASH, THE ENIGMATIC SKELETON, THE TOKOLOSHE,
GHOST STORIES. Featuring 39 horror stories. Including: SMOKE IN THE SEWERS.
ALL THINGS CREEPY. Featuring 63 horror stories. Including: THE SINFUL CHILD, TERROR FROM THE TRASH, ROCK BOTTOM, THE IRON DOOR, THE TOKOLOSHE, THE COCONUT KILLER, THE ILLUSIVE PASSENGER.
TALES OF THE MACABRE. Featuring 14 horror stories, free to those with Kindle Unlimited. Including: FESTIVAL OF THE DAMNED, SMOKE IN THE SEWERS, THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL, THE BLACK FOG, THE HEIR APPARENT, THE HORROR AT HARGRAVE HALL, THE MORRÍGAN, THE PLATINUM SERVICE.
TERRIFYING ADVENTURES. Featuring 14 horror stories. Including: THE COCONUT KILLER, THE IRON DOOR, THE SINFUL CHILD, THE TOKOLOSHE.
THE EMPTY SKYSCRAPER, by Ben Farthing, FREE download.
Thursday night, it was a dirt lot.
Friday morning, it was a 60-story skyscraper.
The local neighborhood doesn't know what to think of their new neighbor. Nobody can explain how the tower appeared overnight. But when local teens start disappearing, they realize the danger they're in.
RACHAEL'S APOCALYPSE DIARY by Len M. Ruth, FREE download.
You’ve watched apocalypse movies and read apocalypse books. So has Rachael. Now she’s going to tell you the truth.
Get ready to be immersed in a gripping tale of survival and resilience.
SOLO TRACK, by Julie Hiner, FREE download.
1987, glam rock, big hair, a serial killer with a passion for parasitic plants... How gruesome can it get?
A toxic concoction—an ample pour of twisted serial killer, a shot of old school detective, a splash of autopsy and a criminal profiling garnish.
SOMBRE STROLL, by Mark Tullius, FREE download.
In this short story collection, you'll find yourself:
An overworked father trying to protect his son.
An injured construction worker questioning reality.
A sensitive teenage girl watching a mixed martial arts battle to the death.
An aging DJ granting a sick girl’s glorious last wish.
The fifth and final tale is a shocking jaunt through the author’s mind, full of juicy revelations and admissions.
DRAINED, by Coda Languez, FREE download.
Two detectives investigate the grisly murder of a suburban couple. At first, the primary suspect is their college-aged son. However, the evidence does not add up; the injuries, the damage to the home, and worse, a horrifying video denote that no human hands could've committed the crime.
MONSTER HUNTER, an anthology with 29 authors, available for pre-order at just £0.81.
When you make your living on the open road fighting monsters, love is barely in the rearview mirror.
With family lore and urban legends as their guide, hunters track banshees through bogs, exorcise demons, and try to find the best dry cleaner to get pixie dust out of their favorite jacket.
Follow these hunters in this action packed anthology filled with your favorite authors as they defend humanity from creatures that go bump in the night and find love along the way.
A SISTER'S PRAYER by A E Deakin, FREE to read online.
A tale of sibling rivalry and revenge, prequel to THE BLACK FALLS. Merchant's daughter Dorothy is tired of sewing and sitting quietly. But then a prayer is answered in a devastating fashion...
THE DIVINE DRIVE by V L Augustin, FREE to read online.
The generation ship Penelope lives on is powered by a motionless divine being, but when Penelope is tasked with maintaining it, she can't help but feel a connection with the goddess.
A TIME BETWEEN SPACES by Ryan Bush, FREE to read online.
There are times when the barriers between worlds become thin, and Halloween is the most potent of those days. Kurt is excited to reunite with his family from another world, but when an evil witch passes over to Earth, they must race to stop her before she spills yet more blood across countless places and times.
A PLEASING PERFORMANCE by V L Augustin, FREE to read online.
Plots abound at the princess's banquet as many suitors try to win her hand.
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Newton Webb Bibliography
Available on Amazon
2022 – The Heir Apparent, Novella
2018 – The Morrígan, Novella
2017 – Nestor Lynch, Novel
2013 – Festival of The Damned, Novella
2012 – The Platinum Service, Novella
1958 – The Black Fog, Short Story
1864 – Smoke in the Sewers, Novella
1832 – The Horror at Hargrave Hall, Novella
1818 – The Ballad of Barnacle Bill, Novella
1194 – Hunted, Short Story
Read a collection of free short stories by Newton Webb on his website.
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Great to see the range of macabre fiction you have on here.
Recently launched a newsletter for my horror western world The Frontier that features regular short stories and world-building that might interest you.