Newt's Nightmares #89
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First up, 'The Blood Eagle' has finally spread its wings! After a bit of tweaking, the addition of an extra bridging scene, and a dash of clarification, I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out.
The launch of 'Nestor Lynch' is creeping up on us, and I've got to say, I'm about as excited as a vampire in a blood bank. The event is being held at a horror-themed bar. They really didn't have to go to all that trouble, though. Just being in Clapham Junction after dark is a truly terrifying experience.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
'A Chemical Connection' has been put through the wringer, resulting in a significant reduction in word count. I know, I know, I did write over 2k words in the process, but it's best not to think about that too much.
Up next, a dive into the world of flash fiction. I'm focusing on 'The Girl in the Glass' and 'The Curse of the White Stag'. And let's not forget a return to sci-fi. 'Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 2' is sadly lacking in sci-fi horror, and that's something I aim to remedy. After all, variety is the spice of death... I mean, life.
Also on the horizon is 'The Black Grimoire'. Picture 18th Century London, the Night Foxes, and an elderly Jonathan Hargrave. It's going to be a novella, because those Foxes attract too much peril for a short story. They need to learn to take life easier.
10th June: 'Nestor Lynch' book launch. Be there or be... safe at home, I guess.
14th June: Official release of 'Nestor Lynch'. More murder and revenge than you can shake a bloody stick at.
7th July: Release of 'The Blood Eagle'. Who knew construction work could be so... lethal?
21st July: 'A Chemical Connection' hits the shelves. LSD, accountancy, bell-bottoms, unfortunate haircuts, and my personal favourite: Death.
6th September: 'Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 2' is released. Because one volume of terror just wasn't enough.
Horror Story Compilations
Dark Reads: 116 free horror stories, including '12 Minutes', 'The Coconut Killer', 'The Enigmatic Skeleton', 'The Iron Door', 'Trev Rides Forth', 'Welcome to Paradise', 'The Diadem of Kings', and 'The Power Within'.
Beast Be Done, by A L Billington, free to download.
Eric, the owner of Beast Be Gone pest control, knows that most creatures can be removed with a bit of repellent, however, the adventurers want to do things the flashy way; blowing up half of the dungeon with fireballs in the process. With no work left,
Eric is broke and desperate. That is until a young woman equipped with mechanical gadgets becomes his apprentice. Together they uncover the mystery of a diabolical plot that answers the timeless questions about adventuring...
An Assassin’s Vengeance, by Tom Cleverly, free on Kindle Unlimited or available to purchase.
The story follows the journey of Gilmir, a tortured elven assassin seeking revenge against those who have wronged him. He has lost everything that mattered to him, and only his determination and desire for revenge have kept him alive. His path to vengeance is not a simple one.
Along the way, Gilmir meets young Ada. The runaway street girl possesses a rare gift which has made her a target for those who seek to use her powers for their own gain. Ada is initially wary of the somber elf, but she eventually finds he is her only hope of survival in a world filled with danger and death.
Sliced and Diced 3: Another 13 Dark and Twisted Short Stories, by Joan De La Haye, only $0.99!
A lucky coin that might not be so lucky, a child lost in the woods, a couple hiking face more than infidelity, an old woman defends herself and her dog, a gateway to another world brings answers to questions that should have remained unasked, and more.
Another 13 dark and twisted tales from Joan De La Haye are brought together to disturb and darken the reader’s nights. Once again, keeping the lights on and the monsters in their corners is 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.