Glimpses ebook only $.99 at Amazon for a limited time!

GLIMPSESGlimpses, a career-spanning story collection from Rick Hautala, is only 99 cents at Amazon for a Limited Time!

This illustrated ebook edition includes all 8 interior illustrations from artist Glenn Chadbourne.

HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Rick Hautala’s writing career spans more than three decades. Glimpses, a “best of” collection, brings together twenty-four stories—quick glimpses into the deepest shadows of our lives, around unfamiliar corners of streets we think we know, and down the darkest alleys of strange cities where readers will have to face their worst fears and their most unnerving nightmares.

So whether it’s in a haunted schoolhouse or an abandoned lighthouse, an iron bridge that spans a fast-moving river or a World War I battlefield, prepare yourself because you never know what you may catch a glimpse of … and by then, it may already be too late.



New blog review of Dark Silence

10480554_898246783524288_4408984674836456806_oThe blog Mika Reads Horror Fiction has a new review of Rick’s 1992 novel Dark Silence, available now in ebook formats!

You can read the review here.

Dark Silence for Kindle

Dark Silence for NOOK

Dark Silence at SmashWords

Free Fear the Reaper ebook with story by Rick Hautala

fear-the-reaperThe Kindle edition of Crystal Lake Publishing’s anthology Fear the Reaper is currently free on Amazon US.

The anthology of tales was published in 2013 and includes “Non-Returnable,” a story by Rick Hautala! The book is edited by Joe Mynhardt and also includes stories by Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Gary Braunbeck, and others. You can buy Fear the Reaper in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon.

“Non-Returnable” was previously published in the 2002 anthology Shelf Life, published by Dream Haven Books.

Editor Joe Mynhardt blogged about Fear the Reaper.

Cemetery Dance #72 includes an interview with Rick

_cd072largeIssue 72 of Cemetery Dance magazine has just been shipped to subscribers. Among many other features, it includes “The Zebra Interviews: Rick Hautala, Ronald Kelly, and C. Dean Andersson” by Christopher Fulbright, a look inside the horror boom.

Pre-order Cemetery Dance #72 from Cemetery Dance

Borderlands Press: A Little White Book of Ghost Stories by Rick Hautala

hautala-whiteBorderlands Press is now taking orders for A Little White Book of Ghost Stories by Rick Hautala.

The book will be released on February 23, 2015, and can be ordered here. It was edited by Holly Newstein Hautala and will be signed by her.

From their website:

We are proud to announce the fourth volume in our Little Book Series IIA Little White Book of Ghost Stories by the late Rick Hautala, who died unexpectedly in March, 2013. He was well-known in the field for his many novels and stories exploring the supernatural.

He has written and published over 90 novels and short stories since the early 1980s. Many of his books have been translated to other languages and sold internationally.The Horror Writers Association gave him the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement for 2011, which he received at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah on 31 March 2012.

This Little Book collects together some of his most signature ghost stories and several excerpts about writing from his autobiography, The Horror, The Horror!—a fitting capstone to a long and admirable career.

Crossroad Press ebook bundle deal

haunting-horrorsCrossroad Press has released a specially-priced ebook bundle for Kindle, A Haunting of Horrors, Volume 2. The bundle includes twenty novels for only $2.99 (total price), including Rick Hautala’s Untcigahunk: The Complete Brothers.

Buy A Haunting of Horrors, Volume 2

Here are the full contents:

The Convulsion Factory – Brian Hodge
Dust of Eden – Thomas Sullivan
The Weird Ones – Steve Vernon
Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors – Weston Ochse & David Whitman
Blood Samples – Jay Bonansinga
Untcigahunk: The Complete Little Brothers – Rick Hautala
Kiss Me Like You Love Me – Wednesday Lee Friday
Red Dreams – Dennis Etchison
The Shadows, Kith & Kin – Joe R. Lansdale
Tryptych – Jack Ketchum
The Forbidden Zone – Whitley Strieber
The Last Call of Mourning – Charles L. Grant
Shadoweyes – Kathryn Ptacek
With Wounds Still Wet – Wayne Allen Sallee
Black Leather Required – David J. Schow
Defining Moments – David Niall Wilson
Delightful Agony – David Whitman
Less Than Human – Gary Raisor
Dark Ride – Michael Laimo
The Nightmare Frontier – Stephen Mark Rainey

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

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

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