Free Horror #78
Newt's Update provides subscribers with news on the author's latest work, upcoming releases, and events.
A successful writing week! I am so happy. For the last two months, I have not been happy with my stories. I have added a few to my binder, but nothing that I wrote was publishable. However, last week the dam burst and I wrote TREV RIDES FORTH and some grim dark that I’m happy with :D. So I’m chuffed that I’ve bounced back from my EARTH MOTHER slump.
As a result, whilst I really like THE BLACK WIDOW, I can’t wait to share TREV’s tale with you. It’s a heavy metal fever dream, a revenge fantasy that is pure 80s. It’ll be released next week. Here is a sneaky peak at the cover.
A few dates for everyone
15th March - TREV RIDES FORTH is released as a free horror short story.
5th April - TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1. A collected works of sixteen tales of spine tingling terror is released on Amazon. The debut collected works of Newton Webb.
8th April, TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1. Book launch, Saturday, 18:00–22:00. Project Orange, Clapham Junction, London, England.
7th June - NESTOR LYNCH. Murder and revenge abound in this techno thriller. The debut novel of Newton Webb. ARC copies available.
10th June, NESTOR LYNCH. Book launch, Saturday, 18:00–22:00. Project Orange, Clapham Junction, London, England.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
I am really enjoying my current story. Like BLADE OF THE BLOOD GOD, it’s set in a different world that my usual stories, not Earth, but reachable through the rifts.
I wrote 20k of space opera, but it’s not publishable. I don’t know what it is about space opera, I love reading it but just can’t seem to write it. One day, I’ll nail it. I’ve written over half a million words of horror, so have a lot more experience with it.
I’m still editing TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1. It horrified me to find some of the published stories within had the odd grammar mistake. Hopefully, we’ve got them all this time.
Huzzah! I resolved the issue with Amazon over the front cover of NESTOR LYNCH. I had to remove the blood, but now they are okay with it. Unfortunately, my cover, which was made by a very expensive, highly qualified cover artist, has now been neutered to look like two teenagers going for a lovely jog on the top of a zeppelin. I will put a note in the credits because I don’t want people to blame him. He is a legend.
Trev Rides Forth, a free short story by Newton Webb.
Sacrifice at Samhain (it will 100% be renamed, this is a working title). A free short story by Newton Webb.
Free Story Compilations
BOOKS YOU CAN'T PUT DOWN. Featuring 103 horror stories! Including: THE COCONUT KILLER, THE IRON DOOR, THE SINFUL CHILD, THE ENIGMATIC SKELETON.
WORLDS OF DOOM AND DANGER. Featuring 58 horror stories. Including: THE IRON DOOR, THE GHOULS OF BANGALORE, THE TOKOLOSHE.
NEVER EXISTED… Featuring 36 horror stories, free to those with Kindle Unlimited. Including: THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL, THE HORROR AT HARGRAVE HALL.
MORSALS OF MAYHEM: AN UNSETTLING APPETIZER, by Mark Tullius, FREE download.
Within these stories, you will find:
An overweight father ignored by his family.
A gang member breaking into a neighborhood church.
A cameraman who finds himself in a hopeless situation.
An aging author who’s paying the price for a reckless past, doing all he can to repair his brain.
LOVECRAFT: IN A TIME OF MADNESS, by C. L. Werner, Thomas Parrot, Mark Wheaton, David F. Gray, Scotty Milder, Madison Kilian, FREE for those with Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase.
Lovecraft in a Time of Madness is a collection of 21 horrifying tales, inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Featuring stories from across the globe, this anthology unveils a universe of macabre ritual, terrifying creatures, and those brave souls who dare challenge the nature of the unknown!
From Arthurian legends to the very depths of the Mariana Trench and the darkest corners of the human mind, Lovecraft in a Time of Madness oozes with unique takes on some of Lovecraft’s most forbiddable creations. Featuring stories from C.L. Werner, Thomas Parrott, Mark Wheaton, David F. Gray, Scotty Milder, and other new and established authors. Join us as we descend into madness!
SHADOWS, by Joan De La Haye, available for purchase.
What if you thought you were losing your mind?
What if all those nightmares were real?
Could you survive a demon bent on torment and death, a nightmare feeding on your fear?
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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.
The Nestor Lynch cover issue sucks, but I think it's still a compelling cover.
Was your 20k of space opera all one story?