Newt's Update #79
Newt's Update provides subscribers with news on the author's latest work, upcoming releases, and events.
Another good writing week! I need a better title, though. THE RELUCTANT CRUSADER features Angelus, a devout templar knight whose determination to do good leads to dark repercussions. Oh, and his poor squire. Hmmmm? SHADOW OF THE WOLF? Maybe. Sounds more spicy. I love spicy food. Bit of a tangent, but if you like chicken wings, then let me know your favourite recipe.
TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1 is getting good feedback at the moment. If anyone wants an early preview of my debut collected works, then BookSprout is running an Advanced Review Copy campaign. Click HERE to view. You get a free advance copy of the book, with no obligation to actually review, but I’d really appreciate it if you did.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
Found a few more mistakes in NESTOR LYNCH, but it is reviewing well. If anyone wants a sneaky peek, then you can find the ARC campaign HERE.
EIGHTEEN MINUTES, a tale of a New Year’s Party, gone horribly wrong.
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.
20th April, THE RELUCTANT CRUSADER. Released as a free short story.
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.
Free Story Compilations
BOOKS YOU CAN'T PUT DOWN. Featuring 103 horror stories! Including: THE COCONUT KILLER, THE IRON DOOR, THE ENIGMATIC SKELETON.
WORLDS OF DOOM AND DANGER. Featuring 58 horror stories. Including: THE IRON DOOR.
GRIMDARK SFF. Featuring 53 horror stories!
NEVER EXISTED… Featuring 36 horror stories, free to those with Kindle Unlimited. Including: THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL, THE HORROR AT HARGRAVE HALL.
SOMBRE STROLLS: FIVE HORROR STORIES, by Mark Tullius, FREE download.
Within these stories, you will find:
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.
GRIMOIRE: DARK FICTION & HORROR ANTHOLOGY. VOLUME ONE, by Mitchell Luthi, FREE for those with Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase.
Like the tanning of a leathered corpse, the inaugural release of Grimoire seeks to stretch the fleshy bounds of dark fiction and horror. Included within these unhallowed pages are tales of medieval horror and cacophony, Lovecraftian delights and wretched Kaiju, accursed djinn and pestilential priests, all brought together for the very first time in one horrific collection.
BREACH, by Candace Nola, FREE for those with Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase.
Lost in a world no longer her own.
Laraya Jamison is a young woman on a camping trip with close friends before the start of college classes. When they are savagely attacked by a creature that defies description, she flees into the woods, unknowingly crossing through a breach between realities.
REQUIEM IN E SHARP: A SERIAL KILLER THRILLER, by Joan De La Haye, available for purchase.
A troubled detective.
A tormented serial killer.
Sundays are deadly for selected women.
THE HAND THAT PULLS YOU UNDER: TALES OF ABSURDITY AND LUNACY, by James Flynn, available for purchase.
Ten frightful, shocking and bizarre short stories for those with a taste for the weird.
Among these gruesome tales you will find an abandoned factory full of eccentric squatters, a group of amateur filmmakers travelling across Vietnam to find an urban legend, a disturbed man who has undergone a memory swap operation, plus many more mind-warping absurdities guaranteed to get you screaming in your sleep.
CLIFF HOCK: THUNDERCLAP, by M Rothmus, available for purchase.
Nobody gets out alive. If the Communists don't kill you, the dreams will.
A region of space only 75 light-years from Earth has a reputation for being haunted. But Cliff Hock doesn't believe in ghosts. Nightmares that come to life and kill people have a logical, scientific explanation. So, he joins forces with a mother-daughter team to find out what's “really” going on.
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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.