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Newt's Update #82
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TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1 has finally been released! Just $0.99 for ONE week only. I wanted to release it last week, but had some administrative issues which were a pain to resolve. Sales have blown me away. Thank you so much everyone! They’ve eclipsed all my previous books, becoming the number one bestselling new release horror anthology. I am so proud that everyone has enjoyed my debut collected works. Thank you so much for your support. I am beyond happy. I promise you, the next one is coming soon!
The book launch was a tremendous success at PROJECT ORANGE. Thank you to everyone who came. It was great meeting such a dedicated crowd of horror fans!
Happy Easter everyone! In the UK, we got two bank holidays giving us a four-day weekend. What movies / books did you enjoy over the festive period? I watched PREY TO THE DEVIL. It wasn’t bad, a suitable accompaniment to our pizza and wings. I do wish the protagonist had more agency. Technically, had she just not got involved, then nobody would have died.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
26th April, TWELVE MINUTES. Released as a free short story.
3rd May, THE POWER WITHIN. Probably released as a short story, might be released as a novella. Just finishing it up at the moment!
5th July, THE PRICE OF PROGRESS (needs a better title). Hacking their way through ancient woodlands, construction workers unearth a long buried crypt with murderous results.
Free Story Compilations
HAIR RAISING READS. Featuring 76 horror stories! Including: FESTIVAL OF THE DAMNED, SMOKE IN THE SEWERS, THE BLACK FOG, THE HEIR APPARENT, THE PLATINUM SERVICE, THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL, THE MORRÍGAN.
DISCOVER WHAT WAITS IN THE WOODS. Featuring 42 horror stories!
ECHOES OF INSANITY, by R.A. Goli, free to download.
Crude treatments, patients being beaten or being tied to beds, others ignored and left to wear soiled clothing, all pale compared to the unnatural things Emily witnesses during the nights at Shady Glen Hospital for the Insane.
MORSALS OF MAYHEM: THREE HORROR SHORT STORIES, by Mark Tullius, free to download.
With these stories, you will find yourself:
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.
BLANCHLAND BLUES, by Tom Dell'Aringa, available for purchase or free for those with Kindle Unlimited.
After crashing his ship on the Moon, John finds himself in debt to a shady lawyer who makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Locate teenage runaway Meryl Amelson and bring her back—or rot in jail. John knows whatever they want her for can’t be good—but what choice does he have? At least that’s how he feels until he meets his target.
THE RAIN, by L.A. Frederick, available for purchase or free for those with Kindle Unlimited.
As blood and chaos stain the streets, one man stands against the tide of destruction…
Reinhardt is determined to unravel the corrosive corruption. Mutant humans burst into existence while mysterious water falls from the sky, and the lone vigilante uses his enhanced abilities to hunt down the putrid sludge infecting his home. But after he draws the attention of a psychotic scientist, he himself becomes the prey of a monstrous enforcer.
Clawing back territory from a power-hungry mayor and an infamous gang, Reinhardt teams up with a journalist searching for answers to explain the nightmarish rain. And when they discover a lab filled with grisly experiments, he fears the fight against the rising horror will end with his own gory death.
Can Reinhardt survive the sadistic showdown without staining his soul?
GHOSTS OF GRIEF HOLLOW, by Shawn Burgess, available for purchase.
Reeling from a string of brutal murders in the small Appalachian town of Harper Pass, Brooks Raker and friends try to put the horrors of the summer behind them but soon realize their nightmare is far from over. The evil they thought they vanquished remains as unburied as their dead friends.
HANGING HOUSE: AN EMMIE ROSE HAUNTED HOUSE MYSTERY, by Dean Rasmussen, available for purchase or free for those with Kindle Unlimited.
An unsolved murder. A reluctant psychic. Hanging House never sleeps, and neither will you.
Emmie just wants to get as far away from her psychic past as possible. Who can blame her? Seeing dead children isn’t a “gift,” it’s heartbreaking terror.
But once she loses her job in the big city, there’s only one place for her to go. Back into the heart of her trauma and fears. Her childhood home.
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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.