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Shadow of the Wolf is out on Friday, a free short story in your mailbox!
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
I’m currently writing about LSD, accountancy and 70s rock. Now, I haven’t got any experience with taking LSD, but I have been subjected by Tobias, the great beard, to numerous Korean horror movies and I’m fairly certain that’s a similar experience.
Firstly, the 70s, but that is already looking like it might be a novella. Then I was looking at returning to the 18th century for more antics with the Foxes and, of course, Jonathan Hargrave.
I need to write more short, short stories and even some flash or Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 3 will just be about three or four chunky novellas. I have plenty of ideas, so need to have a flash fiction week. The problem is that I keep turning my flash into novellas, so I need to practice keeping my writing tight. Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 2 is just ten stories, but just under a third of the book is THE HORROR AT HARGRAVE HALL, which is a huge novella.
19th May, SHADOW OF THE WOLF. Two templars ride into a rural town determined to battle the forces of evil, but not everything is as clear cut as they were trained to believe.
14th June - NESTOR LYNCH. Murder and revenge abound in this techno thriller. The debut novel of Newton Webb.
5th July, THE BLOOD EAGLE. Hacking their way through ancient woodlands, construction workers unearth a long buried crypt with murderous results.
6th September, TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 2 is released. The sequel to the bestselling horror short story compilation.
Horror Story Compilations
MORSELS OF MAYHEM: AN UNSETTLING APPETIZER , 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.
DEFIANT SPACE, by Richard Rimington, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
A planet desperate to survive. A starship with monstrous enemies. Can a mission into the unknown prevent catastrophe?
The crew of Fidelity are the only hope to save their planet from destruction - one starship against the galaxy.
THE KEENING, by European P. Douglas, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
The mist has fallen over Killimor, a rural village in Galway, Ireland. Wailing noises are heard in the depth of it, travelling around the townland instilling fear in all who hear it. No one knows what the cause of it is or what it could mean.
No one, that is, except old Malachy O’Neill. He feels that the banshee, who took his wife away many years ago, has returned and it is coming for his family once more. The trouble is no one will believe him. Dismissed as a superstitious old man, he has no choice but to watch the horror unfold in front of him.
ERRANT GODS, by EH Vick, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
The skein of Hank Jensen's fate seemed fixed, riddled with pain, deceit, and loneliness. Two monsters wrapped in human flesh took everything he cared about, warping his life's tapestry with a dark curse, abducting his family in the dead of night. Compelled by love, Hank must follow them across a shimmering portal into an unknown land. Unprepared for what awaits him there, he flounders…until he meets a figure straight out of Norse mythology who offers to help.
His quest is simple: overcome all the obstacles in his path—his disability, his lack of knowledge, demons, dragons, and dark vengeful gods. If he succeeds, the war will have just begun. If he fails, he will never see his wife or son again.
GRAVE DANGERS, by Kayla Krantz, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
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.
Fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, and Joe Hart will love these heart-pounding, terror inducing stories!
DON'T TELL THEM I'M ALIVE, by Tim Kizer, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
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.
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?
THE EDGE OF INSANITY, by James Flynn, available for purchase.
With the odds stacked against them, can these ten women survive... or will they succumb to the threat of revenge, fate, and death?
Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew.
Join Zenna in seeking the truth before she succumbs to her deadly magic.
Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life.
Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
Wander into the realm of the old gods with Elenora, who yearns for escape.
BANISHED, by Lou Yardley, available for purchase.
Elkbury is an idyllic village, hidden away in a rural area of pseudo-medieval Venari. It’s a place free of death and disease due to a mysterious ceremony called the Banishment. It’s a secret system that has worked well for decades. But, secrets rarely stay secret forever. When Hedwin’s grandmother is about to undertake her own Banishment, he and his best friend Laura Beth decide to find out what their beloved Anastasia is about to experience.
THE SHADOW SPINNER, by Eric Kao, free to download.
Legends tell of a fearsome mage whose lightning could Split the sky. They usually skip past the part where the Tempest cleaned tables for eighteen years.
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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.