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James Newman

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James Newman That's been put on hold for a little while (obviously -- I see you asked this question over a year ago! :O Sorry about that!) while I work on some…moreThat's been put on hold for a little while (obviously -- I see you asked this question over a year ago! :O Sorry about that!) while I work on some other stuff. But I do plan on penning a follow-up, tentatively titled UGLY TO THE BONE.(less)
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Animosity

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Ugly As Sin

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Midnight Rain

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Odd Man Out

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The Forum

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Odd Man Out by James Newman
"Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream”. 8/28/63

To be upfront so readers are aware, this is a tale about very realistic, terrifying, human horror. This story covers many of today’s societal issues appearing every day in our media headlines. It abo..." Read more of this review »
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“Sleep evaded him like an old friend who owed him money.”
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“I have experienced real horror. I have known true evil. Its name is human nature.”
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“Hard at work on a new one, huh? What’s this one called?”
“A Feast of Souls.”
“A Feast of Souls,” Ben said. “Classy.” I slowed, unsure whether or not I had detected a hint of sarcasm in my neighbor’s tone.”
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Kelly Thanks for the friend-invite, James! :)


Cristina Sburlea Hi James, thank you for accepting my friend invite. Maybe you will want to check out my giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts (you have titans and humans, sometimes working against, sometimes with one another to kick the ass of those who endanger their worlds) and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (the human female lead is becoming a serial killer in a world filled with dracos and witches). Each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB page) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaCristin... or my Goodreads page blog.


Courtney Just finished Midnight Rain, and I loved it! What's next?


W. Todd Banks The excerpt of your upcoming novel was outstanding! I will be getting this one and the rest to boot. Thanks for a great read.


Courtney I just ordered a copy of Midnight Rain. Can't wait to read it!!!


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