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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hard-drinking fisherman father running drugs, his sister struggling in a violent marriage, and his brother sullen and withdrawn.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 . . .

B&N NOOK promo for The Cove

Rick Hautala’s The Cove is currently featured on the Barnes & Noble homepage for the NOOK Books store!
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The Cove to be a NOOK First Feature on January 29

the-cove-sNews from Holly regarding Rick’s novel The Cove:

Good news! THE COVE will be a Nook First feature at B&N starting on 1/29. This edition will also feature previews of Rick’s other books. For those of you interested in the print edition, I am told that it will happen in late February/early March.

The Cove is now available!

the-cove-sCrossroad Press has released the ebook edition of Rick Hautala’s mainstream novel The Cove! It’s available now from Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. A print edition will be published in the near future.

Holly Hautala says, “This is my favorite book of Rick’s, and I know you will love it too. So go forth and read!”

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…

Rick Hautala’s The Cove to be published by Crossroad Press

Holly Newstein Hautala sent me this great news!

Crossroad Press will publish Rick’s The Cove next month.  It’s Rick’s only “mainstream”, i.e. nothing supernatural in it, novel.  It’s a story of life in a Maine coastal fishing town, and what happens when an Iraq vet returns home and meets a beautiful young woman “from away.”  Vivid characters and a fast-paced plot makes this one of Rick’s best.

She also added, “It is one of my favorite books ever, not just of Rick’s.”

The books was once briefly available as an ebook from NECon books. I’ll post more information as soon as it’s available!