Free Horror #70
Newt's Update provides subscribers with news on the author's latest work, upcoming releases, and events. Merry Christmas everybody!
THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL is available for pre-order. When negligent behaviour leads to the death of his son, Avery will stop at nothing to speak to him one last time. He's willing to forsake honour, coin and even God.
Descending deep into the murky realms of occultism, smuggling, and necromancy, Avery discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than having your prayers ignored... is having them answered..
A few dates for everyone:
4th of January: THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL is released in both eBook and paperback on Amazon. It's an 18th century tale of cosmic horror, featuring the occult, smugglers and the sea.
11th January - NEWTON'S MACABRE TALES: AUDIOBOOKS, returns!
18th January - THE ENIGMATIC SKELETON is released.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
Well, I was distracted by Christmas. In the Webb family, it is a common saying that it's a poor Christmas if you don't get gout. So I can report that it was a poor Christmas as my joints are fine, but also a remarkably fun one. With all the lockdowns, it was great getting the whole family together and seeing everyone in my sister's country home.
My shrimp tank has gained two new inhabitants - ZEBRA NERITE SNAILS! They are responsible for cleaning the glass. When they have finished, they can start on my windows.
Cosmic horror sci-fi. I want to write some. So I am getting on it.
Scrap the first draft of THE HORROR OF HARRINGTON HALL and write the second draft - see if I can't halve the word count. It feels bloated at the moment, but then again, who isn't after Christmas?
Recruiting an artist to do the front cover for the first collected works of Newton Webb.
DRAINED: A VAMPIRE NOIR 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.
BURN IT TO THE GROUND by MICHAEL GESELLCHEN, FREE download.
Amber and Jason are living their best lives, ditching the city and chasing their country dreams. When the prefect home comes up for sale, the opportunity is too good to miss. All young couples are tested by life's ups and downs. Will their love for one another pull them through? Or, will a jealous lover lurking in the shadows tear them apart?
NO ESCAPE by NOEL COUGHLAN, FREE download.
A desperate warrior carries a baby girl across a foreign desert. Although truth and honor are tattooed on his face, Tharo has abandoned both virtues in his quest to protect his charge. But it’s only a matter of time before he fails her. Another man stalks them, a hunter no prey can escape, the dreaded Souldiviner.
ENTANGLEMENT by ADAM JOHNSON, FREE download.
Love... It’s a most curious thing. I’ve watched as Galaxies sprung from dust. I’ve had a front-row seat to the stars, bringing life to the cosmos. I have held the most powerful forces known to us in my hands and yet, I never suspected something so simple—so delicate, could unravel the entire universe.
NEWBORN by D.G.R, FREE download.
Eldon has made his first child. His first newborn.
But children can be so insolent. His newly turned fledgling has made himself hard to find. Will Eldon track down his first-born before things go terribly wrong, and the vampire council notices his missing spawn?
BURIED by SIAN B. CLAVEN, FREE on Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase.
Alex didn’t care for whatever feelings went into the Jackson Manor, he just wanted to be able to explore it. After years of being locked up, he and his team of paranormal investigators finally have a chance to prove the Manor is nothing more than an empty spooky underground mansion with a sordid history, and Alex’s dream is about to come true. The house, and its restless occupants, has other plans.
THE INFANT SPIRITS by JANICE TREMAYNE, FREE on Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase.
Clarisse Garcia has always fought evil. A driven spirit hunter, she demolishes demonic threats before they can corrupt the innocent. But even this hardened woman is stunned when she enters an eerie Tasmanian maternity ward filled with the anguished cries of babies’ souls.
Undeterred, Clarisse dives headfirst into helping release the spirits bound to a sinister demon. But when the foul entity targets the unborn life in her womb, she faces her toughest battle yet to save her offspring’s future.
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.
GRAVE DANGERS, available for pre-order.
Fourteen bestselling authors offer up their sacrifice in GRAVE DANGERS, a collection of thriller, horror, and suspense stories that will chill you to the bone and encourage you to double check that window lock.
Authors included in this set are: Maegan Beaumont, S.K. Gregory, Kayla Krantz, Elena Blake & Killian Wrathmore, Melissa Keir, Jennifer Wedmore, Chandara Blackwell, Zaire Knight, J.C. Layne, Sheri Chapman, Spiro Griffith, Doyle Fawcett, and Lori Joseph.
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