Joe Bob Newman


I have been writing mystery and fiction books since 1982. I have never considered having any published until now. My career has been in writing technical documents for the defense industry. By profession I am a mechanical engineer, P.E. I have six grand children.. During the summer months, I spend a lot of time in the mountains of New Mexico. Watching wildlife and observing the ecology. i also enjoy riding my 4-wheeler. I built a cabin by myself, just above a stream filled with trout, perhaps i should say am building, I have been working on it for twenty years and it is still not finished, but it is livable, it has electricity, running water and a septic system. With that, I am happy to live there in the summer months and for a week or two in the winter, but I have found that I am not much of a "snow" person.
I do hope you read and enjoy my books as much as I enjoyed writing them! Thanks for visiting my page.
Joe Bob Newman

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Cabin Fever
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Cabin Cruiser.
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One for the Heart
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The Sixth Dimension
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Paul Price is sitting in a park when he witnesses a portal open and a woman walk through from nothingness. She just appears. Paul is not supposed to have seen this transfer and the American National Security Agency goes into full swing to correct the error. Paul must die. But, they find that Paul doesn’t die so easily. They kill his family and he takes on an unlikely person to even things up.
The Stallion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,920. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Larry’s son Chris has begun calling himself “The Stallion!” Larry has Chris join the organization and Chris begins to make a whole lot of money. That brings other women around, and the name seems to fit Chris to a “T.” A series of disasters threaten the business and the two men’s relationship. The family fortune is at stake as the two men come to blows over Safir.
Holy Mega Church
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Ethan Stovall has worked at the Holy Mega-Church, under Senior Pastor Hal Sharpe for almost twenty years. Due to monetary gifts from Pastor Sharpe, he has become somewhat rich. He and his wife Nicole have two sons and one daughter. One evening, his wife doesn't come home from work. When she finally does arrive at home, she explains to Ethan that Pastor Sharpe has assaulted her.
Area 51
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
If there are UFOs at Area 51, what has happened to them? Are they being tested, reassembled, and possibly flown? If so, is that who has been harassing our Navy and other Navy’s? One man may have the answer! But, will he pay attention to what he has done to the planet Earth?
The Thin Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,650. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Jason and Lenee have a storybook wedding and marriage. Then the 1969 Army draft looms and Jason joins the CIA to beat the draft. On one of his jobs, he meets Andrea, a beautiful Russian double agent. At first, he doesn’t trust her, then she falls for Jason and switches sides in the cold war. Jason teeters on the brink of love and hate as Lenee, his wife, makes a terrible mistake.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,410. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A lone American SEAL has escaped the Benghazi Embassy and is making his way inland. He is being chased by an Army of ISIS towel heads. His four wounds are all leaking blood and his radio is smashed. A young woman helps him get away and he promises to take her to America! Josh pledges to kill whoever is responsible for the Embassy massacre. Will it be the President, or the Secretary of State?
The Gold Mine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,200. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tony and his wife Glenda meet Jason, a near-bankrupt gold mine owner, and become partners with him. A tragedy occurs and the young couple must work the mine alone. Then Leaphorn comes into their lives and takes most of their gold from them. As he is an Indian Tribal Policeman they seem to have no recourse but to give him the gold. Is the mine truly on Indian Tribal Land? No one seems to know!
Time Tunnel
Price: $0.99 USD. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Jeff Winters is called out of self-imposed retirement when his close friend Joyce Masters disappears in the time tunnel. This begins a treacherous hunt in the year1882. At times it isn’t clear if Jeff is the hunter or the hunted. When the General sends Army Rangers after Jeff, it is clear that the Army has something to hide.
Texas Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Six blazing hot stories of Texans and Texas. From cowboys to high tech who dun-it’s, these stories cover the entire gambit of Texas from early nineteen hundred to the end of the century. A love story, a near big foot encounter along with the JFK murder round out the stories.
Rags to Riches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
It started as a home invasion... Became a country singer on the rise... She weathered a maze of corrupt executives... Through the lure of bright lights and fame... Maybe her fortune came too easy...
Lady in the Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,290. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Billy Don McMillan has quickly risen to the most prolific serial killer of young women in Texas History. When the first body was pulled out of Lake Centerfield, Billy was the chief suspect. The chase to capture Billy falls to the elite Texas Rangers. Ranger Matt Hammond risks his career to capture Billy. Billy's luck never leaves him as he always finds a way to escape!
The Boys of Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Five men from Texas think they have escaped their past. Then the secret becomes public and they have to decide how to defend themselves. Will the secret ruin their lives, causing them to lose their families and business positions? Should they go to the extreme? What would you do?
After the Reaper Calls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Following the tragic deaths of Alex and Sherry, Gary and Nico must track down the killer Bert, before he kills them. Rather quickly, they find that they are overmatched and need help. Why won't the police help? They make up a trap for Bert, but as luck would have it, he escapes again. How can Bert be so lucky?
Lost Highway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It is Christmas Eve, 2016, Jeff Winters has presents for his kids in the trunk of his car. He is just east of El Paso when he comes to a rest stop on I-10, he stops to catch some sleep. But he wakes up in a pasture with 2 cowboys staring down at him. Where is his car? The heck with the car, what happened to the highway?
The Cravings of an Old Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Educational
Follow Robert through his life to determine what the cravings of an old man might be. Truth is, we all have those cravings, so what are they?
The Craft II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,530. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Larry has now decided to join the Alien Federation, now he must convince his wife to do so too. Once he does, he meets all the other planets representatives. From beautiful humanoids to one who resembles a wolfman, he must find his path to fit in. Then a small battle becomes a major war with the Mongrel battleship. The Mongrels are faster, better armed and seem to be destined to win the war.
When The Reaper Calls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,790. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Gary Sanders becomes the starting quarterback at USC, after Phil Simone is injured and out for the season. When he is injured himself, he enters the world of pain killer drugs. He also meets Alex, a 40 year old mother of one of Gary's friends. When Alex disappears before a key game, it is up to Gary and Sherry to find her. Can he search for her and play football too?
Tennessee Kyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Amos Kyle has spent a grueling six months deep in the mountains of Mexico working a gold mine. He is on his way out when he sees men attacking friends of his. He does his best to intercede, but all are killed but one. Follow Amos as he flees the men and Mexico with a beautiful but critically injured woman.
A Really Bad Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When Brandon’s wife Marilyn fails to pick him up after work, he begins a long trail of “Really Bad Days.” He finds that his wife is drunk and she begins a long series of what would be considered at best, “acting up.” For months, Brandon tries to figure out what is going on with his wife, then he decides to divorce her. Then he meets Julie and has the ultimate Bad Day!
CIA - The Slave Traders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,290. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Lynda is eighteen years old, she has been hired by the CIA as an Operative Agent. Her very first assignment goes bad and everyone is killed but Lynda. She is upgraded to a Field Agent assigned to Afghanistan. There she notices that girls as young as eight are being taken from their families and sold into prostitution. She vows to end this practice even if it costs her, her life.
The Old Bull
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,010. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Larry is married to the Queen of Qatar. He has many jobs, one is to keep the royal family safe. On a flight from America to Qatar, Larry must battle two terrorists who are determined to kill him. Back at the Palace, a coup is attempted on his family. With Larry not there to protect them, it looks bad for the monarchy. Follow Larry through his life and death struggles at home and abroad!
Bad Decision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,610. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Our daily lives are crammed full of decisions. For most of them it really doesn’t matter which way we go, our life isn’t impacted from them to any great extent. You can go back entire years and find that decisions weren’t relatively important. Then, out of nowhere, one comes along and it changes the entire flow of our lives. No matter which decision we make, our lives are never the same again.
In The Dark of The Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Phil Pittman is a rare man. He has the system figured out and he has women figured out. He has one problem, he loves money, he will get it anyway that he can. He is not above rolling a drunk at a bar or cheating a woman out of her life savings. All in all, Phil is a bad man, at least at night he is, during the day time, he can be quite charming.
FOOTBALL - The Lone Star of Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 193,730. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bobby Kellison has many secrets; sex, success, drugs and alcohol. Bobby is a once in a life time Texas Football Wonder. He has practically carried his high school team to three consecutive Texas Championships. Ride with Bobby to the pinnacle of success, fall with Bobby and then rise again, like the Phoenix, each time a little higher. Find out what it is like to be The Lone Star of Texas.
The Alamo - Almost A Hero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,300. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Alamo - 180 years of mystery - We all know who won, but what were the last few minutes like? Who was the first Texan Killed? Did Davy Crockett surrender? Who was the last Texan out of the Alamo? Read the exciting novel of Thomas Bilbrey, he was "Almost A Hero!"
Mystic Moon Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
KEVIN RAYJEFFERSON has amnesia, he can’t remember anything at all before last night, nothing at all! He is in Jail, charged with the deaths of two Texas State Troopers. His cell mate says, "Man you're going to get the needle." Then, during a transfer to another jail he escapes. He finds himself crossways with one of the most deadly killers in America.
Lady Texas Ranger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,460. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mary Jo Spencer is the youngest Texas Ranger to ever graduate from the Ranger Academy, thanks to her appointment by the Texas Governor. When Mary Jo’s best friend and Texas Ranger, Gus Thompson is killed by drug dealers, she makes an oath to bring them to justice. That oath causes her to break all the rules that the Ranger’s stand for.
One for the Heart
Series: RESCUE ME, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The third book of the "Rescue Me" trilogy finds that Larry and Fran have met, fallen in love, divorced their ex's, married and Fran is Pregnant. The excitement begins when Fran's ex-husband, Bill, escapes from prison. He lets it be known that he wants to kill Larry and his family. Larry must meet him in a deadly showdown. Will Larry survive and what does he do about the new woman in his life!
Cabin Cruiser.
Series: RESCUE ME, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,820. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Cabin Cruiser is the second book in the "Rescue Me" trilogy. Larry and Fran continue their torrid romance. it heats up to an explosive point when Larry finally gives in to Fran. It has become her job to protect Larry. Can she do it, as she walks along a thin line of danger? When she needs to be rescued, will Larry be there and be able to get her out of trouble?
Cabin Fever
Series: RESCUE ME, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,160. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The beginning novel of Larry and Fran, filled with excitement. They are married, just not to each other. They meet and fall in love. Fran becomes Larry's best friend, which complicates each marriage. Larry must constantly get Fran out of trouble which usually comes from Fran walking on the edge of danger. When Fran is critically injured, Larry must make a crucial decision. What will Larry do?
The Rig
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,600. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Big Jack is asleep in his 18 wheeler, when a beautiful young woman in a black miniskirt bangs on his door. She has just stolen a million dollars from the mob and is on the run. Jack helps her into the truck and they began running from the mob all over the Southwest.
The Asteroid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,770. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » General
Even though Earth has over a decade of warning, there is something very unusual about the Asteroid that is going to strike the planet. The President tries to destroy or divert it, but what if he is unsuccessful? Will the people of Earth survive or become extinct like the dinosaurs?
The Executive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Steve's wife and daughter are killed in an automobile accident. A strange man hands him a card. Steve's future lies in that card. What could it mean, and what dangers lie ahead for him? He meets a beautiful woman, who leads him into his future. A furious gun battle may take away away everything that he values. Who will live and who will die? Is the cost of reaching the top really worth it?
Phantom Canyon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,410. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Phantom Canyon is the story for four brothers, who are being chased by Mexican Bandits. The Bandits think they are carrying gold. Along the way, the brothers pick up and old Indian man, who leads them through Phantom Canyon to a mysterious cave. They find many unusual things in the cave,and then the Bandits catch them. Unknown to the Bandits, they are being chased by a group of US Calvary!
When Time Stood Still
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,610. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This book is about a cataclysmic event. A solar flare disrupts all communications and electrical systems. A group of survivors make a new home in a world that seems to have gone back hundreds of years in time. No electricity or phones, nothing works. They survive by taking what they need and fighting marauders off. it is also a story of forbidden love.
The Craft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 126,090. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(2.00 from 1 review)
The Craft is the story of Larry, who finds a shimmering piece of metal buried on his land. He digs it up and finds that it is an Alien Craft. He learns to fly it and takes trips to the Moon, Mars and Venus. The Air Force takes The Craft away from him but has to hire Larry to fly it. He has many adventures in the craft, including finding a creature on Mars.

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Smashwords book reviews by Joe Bob Newman

  • Paradise Lost (Alex Kaidan S01E01) on Dec. 01, 2012
    (no rating)
    Excellent short story. Looking forward to reading the next segment. Good job Darren!
  • A Far Traveler: The First Alien on March 18, 2013

    A well written book about the past and present. I particularly like the interaction of Matt and Stephanie. I would recommend this book to any sci fi readers. Blake Heitzman is an author to watch out for. I predict that he will go a long way as an author. Good luck Blake!