The Cove trade paperback is now available

coveprintcoverCrossroad Press has released the trade paperback edition of The Cove, Rick’s only non-horror novel. It’s currently 15% off when ordered from Crossroad Press here.

The Cove is also available in ebook formats from Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords.

Most people who visit coastal Maine see only the stark and rugged beauty of the pine groves and rocky beaches. But for those that live and work there, it’s very different. The Cove tells the tale of a family, deeply rooted in Maine, and of a town where corruption and the Mob play a dark counterpoint to the idyllic postcard images. Ben Brown comes back to Hudson’s Cove after serving in Iraq. Fighting PTSD and a sense of failure, he finds his hard-drinking fisherman father running drugs, his sister struggling in a violent marriage, and his brother sullen and withdrawn. He falls quickly for Julia, a woman “from away,” who has a devastating secret. As Ben tries to unravel the secret and help his family survive, events in The Cove pull him like a rip current toward a final cataclysm. Rick Hautala’s only mainstream novel draws heavily on his own experiences growing up in a coastal town, where fishermen struggled to make ends meet and things were not always as they seemed. Rich characters and a gripping story reveal what life at the edge of the sea really is . . .

The Demon’s Wife Kindle ebook sale: $.99 through December 21

Front_Cover_Image_The_Demons_Wife-Copy-199x300JournalStone Publishing is having an Amazon-only holiday ebook sale. Among titles by Jonathan Maberry, Lisa Morton, Weston Ochse, and others, you’ll find Rick Hautala’s The Demon Wife for only $.99! The sale runs through December 21. You can find all the on-sale titles on this post on the HellNotes site.

 

You can order The Demon’s Wife from Amazon.

A great review of The Big Tree

thebigtreeThe blog Not Too Terrible has posted a great review of The Big Tree, Rick’s last-written piece. You can read their review here.

You can read more about The Big Tree and find ordering links for it here.

More about The Big Tree, including print editions

Nightscape Press has posted more details about Rick’s last written work, The Big Tree. From their website:

Nightscape Press is proud to announce our two newest upcoming releases! First of all, Rick Hautala’s last written work, possibly his most personal and autobiographical piece, THE BIG TREE, is now available for pre-order! Release date is October 14th for both electronic and trade paperback editions.

Click to pre-order The Big Tree by Rick Hautala on AmazonIn this beautiful and chilling tale, Rick Hautala moves us with a coming of age story like no other. It’s 1960. A young boy and his friends spend most of their time in the treehouse they built in The Big Tree in front of Old Lady Wayrenen’s front yard.

But when Hurricane Donna comes, it leaves more than just a trail of property damage. A chain of events pushes the natural and supernatural worlds at odds with one another and a young girl’s life hangs in the balance. But is she even real?

Combined with the words and artwork of some of Mr. Hautala’s dearest friends: Christopher Golden (Foreword), Thomas F. Monteleone (Afterword), and Glenn Chadbourne (cover art); The Big Tree is one of Rick’s most autobiographical and personal stories from the heart.

Pre-order the Kindle edition from Amazon.com.

Pre-order the trade paperback edition directly from Nightscape Press.

Pre-order your choice of eBook format directly from Nightscape Press.

Rick’s last unpublished work, The Big Tree, coming in October as an ebook

thebigtreeThe Big Tree is now available for pre-ordering as a Kindle ebook from Nightscape. Here’s what Holly said about it on Facebook:

THE BIG TREE is Rick’s last unpublished work. I knew he was working on it, but did not know he had sent it off to Nightscape until after he died. They have done a wonderful job with this novella, and I am also grateful to Christopher Golden, Glenn Chadbourne, and Tom Monteleone for their contributions. So – enjoy Rick’s final work!

Pre-order The Big Tree from Amazon US

The ebook will be released October 14, 2014. Here’s the description:

In this beautiful and chilling tale, Rick Hautala moves us with a coming of age story like no other. It’s 1960. A young boy and his friends spend most of their time in the treehouse they built in The Big Tree in front of Old Lady Wayrenen’s front yard.

But when Hurricane Donna comes, it leaves more than just a trail of property damage. A chain of events pushes the natural and supernatural worlds at odds with one another and a young girl’s life hangs in the balance. But is she even real?

Combined with the words and artwork of some of Mr. Hautala’s dearest friends: Christopher Golden (Foreword), Thomas F. Monteleone (Afterword), and Glenn Chadbourne (cover art); The Big Tree is one of Rick’s most autobiographical and personal stories from the heart.

Haunted ME anthology to be dedicated to Rick Hautala

macabre-maineThe upcoming Macabre Maine short story anthology Haunted ME will be dedicated to Rick Hautala. You can read more about the anthology on the Macabre Maine website.

 

The Rick Hautala Memorial T-Shirt

From Holly:

The Rick Hautala Memorial T-Shirt is now for sale at Etsy! Modeled here by the lovely and talented Christopher Golden, it was originally printed for Rick years ago and reads, “What Are You, A Writer or a Punk?” I still have the original shirt, but you can have your very own! Click here or on the image for details!

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Cold Whisper ebook is now available

cold-whisperCrossroad Press has released ebook editions of Rick Hautala’s Cold Whisper.

Cold Whisper for Kindle

Cold Whisper for NOOK

Cold Whisper at SmashWords

About Dark Silence:

Tully. He made Sarah’s every wish come true. He appeared to her eyes alone and spoke so that only she could hear. Sometimes Sarah wondered if it was all her imagination. But the things that Tully made happen were all too real. And, as Sarah grew up, they were all too horrible.

Now Sarah, a college freshman in Maine, lives in terror. She mustn’t think bad thoughts. She mustn’t give in to the lure of Tully’s powers. She mustn’t ever, ever get angry. For what Tully doesn’t understand is that some wishes aren’t meant to be granted.

Dark Silence ebook is now available

10480554_898246783524288_4408984674836456806_oCrossroad Press has released ebook editions of Rick Hautala’s Dark Silence.

Dark Silence for Kindle

Dark Silence for NOOK

Dark Silence at SmashWords

About Dark Silence:

November, 1694. Rachel Parsons, an accused witch, is hanged at the Gallows Tree in Summerfield, Maine. Before she dies, she curses all who live on her land. Her words end with the creak of the rope as the ladder is pulled out from under her.

Autumn, 1963. A retarded boy is chased into the old, abandoned mill. But it is one of his tormentors who ends up at the bottom of a shaft.

Summer, 1994. Brian Fraser has heard the stories about the old mill. They say it’s haunted, filled with the whisperings of long ago…including something that his own father won’t talk about. But Brian is drawn to the mill. Drawn to an evil so hideous, so apocalyptic it threatens one’s sanity…

New review of Star Road

star-roadA new review of Star Road, written by Rick Hautala and Matthew Costello, has been posted on the blog Not Too Terrible. You can read the review here.

Order Star Road from Amazon.com

Order Star Road from Amazon.com (Kindle)

Order Star Road from Barnes & Noble

Order Star Road from Barnes & Noble (NOOK)