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Newt's Free Horror #87
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Let's kick things off with a bang. Or, more accurately, a whispering wind, carrying the echo of a death knell. That's right, despite all predictions to the contrary, yours truly, Newton - is turning 41 on Saturday. I'm as surprised as you are. Who knew the Grim Reaper gave rain checks?
To celebrate this not-so-grim milestone, I've set up a new Discord server. Now, I know what you're thinking - "Another one? I've got more servers than I have friends." But this isn't just any server. This is the ‘Crypt of the Macabre’, a cozy little corner of the internet where we can all huddle together and whisper about our favourite thing: the terrifying beauty of horror. Talk about your favourite cinematic screams, the literature that left you with nightmares for weeks, or just share your macabre musings. It's a fun place that doesn’t even need you to leave your house / mansion / castle / coffin.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
Currently, I'm elbow-deep in 'A Chemical Connection'. A heartwarming tale of LSD, accountancy, rock music from the era of bell-bottoms and unfortunate haircuts, and my personal favourite - the final embrace of death. It's like 'The Sound of Music', but with more hallucinogens and existential dread.
Once I've dragged 'A Chemical Connection' kicking and screaming into existence, I'll be returning to 'The Blood Eagle', to lovingly apply some edits. Like a surgeon with a chainsaw, I'll make sure it's in top shape. And then? Flash fiction! I've been writing more sprawling sagas than Tolstoy lately, so it'll be a nice change of pace. Or a horrifying one. We'll see.
10th June: Join us for the book launch of 'Nestor Lynch'. Yes, a Saturday night in Project Orange, Clapham Junction, London, England. It's either this or karaoke with your in-laws. Your choice. The fun starts at 18:00 and ends when we've all had enough.
14th June: 'Nestor Lynch' officially hits the shelves. It's a young adult techno thriller filled with more murder and revenge than a Shakespearean tragedy.
5th July: Unleashing 'The Blood Eagle'. You'll never look at construction work the same way again.
6th September: Releasing 'Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 2'. Because the only thing scarier than a bestselling horror short story compilation is its sequel. Or interest rates in the UK.
Horror Story Compilations
Call Me Auntie Betty, by Bruce. N. Cuttman, free to download.
At the edge of the forest, adjacent to a popular resort, lives an old harmless, frail and innocent woman. Betty is the name, most people know her by, she keeps to herself, and no one seems to care. Is she who they think she is?
Strange things happen when Betty is around, however, the racoons and alligators see it all. People go missing without a trace... Paranormal energy snakes its way through the trees, seeking victims to torture to settle an old score with Lucifer himself.
Will Betty be exposed once and for all? After the disappearance of a young girl at the nearby resort.
They Came From The Trees: The Merge, by Christopher Francis, free to download.
The invaders need the mentally strong and the physically able—the rest of the human population are simply landfill. Who are these creatures and what are their intentions? Sheldon, a fifteen-year-old high school dropout, has no interest in finding out—at least not yet.
Instead, he fights for his life as these ruthless aliens take over the little town of Hidden Trail.
Into The Sun, by Susan Draper, free to download.
Olivia Newman commands Quantum One, NASA's most advanced rocket, headed to Mars. Assistant commander, Nick Johansen, represents everything she is looking for in a man.
Resolve, a keen mind that equals her own, and a hot body.
What Olivia doesn't foresee, is what happens to her and the other female crew members during the journey. It's something that has been relegated to their subconscious minds. However, bits and pieces are coming back. What the hell is going on? Space drama at its best!
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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.