Horror World’s rave review of Star Road

star-roadHorror World has posted a rave review of Star Road, the upcoming SF novel co-authored by Matthew Costello and Rick Hautala. You can read the review on the Horror World site.

Star Road will be published in hardcover by Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press) on January 14, 2014.

Pre-order Star Road from Amazon.com

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Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala will be free for Kindle over Christmas

glimpses-ebookDark Regions Press has announced that Rick Hautala’s short story collection Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala will be available for free for Amazon Kindle from December 22 through December 26, 2013! From their announcement:

Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala illustrated edition Free on the Amazon Kindle from December 22nd to December 26th!
This Xmas we’re giving the gift of Rick Hautala’s timeless fiction. Glimpses: The Best Short Stories is one of Rick’s last published books while he was still with us, and it brings together many of his greatest short works accompanied by 8 striking interior illustrations by artist Glenn Chadbourne.

The illustrated Amazon Kindle edition of Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala will be offered free from Sunday, December 22nd to Thursday, December 26th at the following page: http://www.amazon.com/Glimpses-Best-Short-Stories-Hautala-ebook/dp/B00AEGD5EI

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!

A new review of Star Road

star-roadShock Totem has posted a new review of Star Road.

Star Road will be published in hardcover by Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press) on January 14, 2014.

Pre-order Star Road from Amazon.com

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Reviews of Mister October from around the ‘net

Front_Cover_Image_Mister_October_Volume_IIReviews of Mister October: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala are popping up around the ‘net. Here are links to some of them:

You can purchase Mister October from JournalStone, as well from Amazon.

Reviews of Star Road from PW and Kirkus Reviews!

star-roadReviews of January’s Star Road, the sci-fi novel by Matt Costello and Rick Hautala, have been published by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews!

The book will be published in hardcover by Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press) on January 14, 2014.

Pre-order Star Road from Amazon.com

Pre-order Star Road from Barnes & Noble

The Siege (formerly Moonwalker) is now available as an ebook

the-siegeRick Hautala’s The Siege, previously published as Moonwalker, is now available in ebook formats. The Siege is Rick’s original title for the novel, and fans of The Walking Dead will really enjoy it!

You can buy it for Kindle from Amazon and in other formats from Smashwords.

Ghost Light ebook is available now

ghost-light-ebookCrossroad Press has released an ebook edition of Rick Hautala’s Ghost Light, originally published by Zebra Books in 1993. You can get the book for Kindle from Amazon, or you can get it in various formats from Smashwords.

Rick Hautala short story appears in a new anthology

fear-the-reaperCrystal Lake Publishing has just released Fear the Reaper, a new anthology of tales that 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 recently blogged about Fear the Reaper.

Cover art for The Dead Lands revealed

JournalStone Publishing has revealed the cover art for Mockingbird Bay: The Dead Lands, Rick’s last-written novel. The artwork is by Glenn Chadbourne. Here’s the synopsis of the story:

In a place Abby calls the Dead Lands, she aids individuals trapped by unfinished Earthly business and helps them move on.

Abby meets Megan McGowan there, a sixteen-year-old girl who fell to her death on the rocky shores of Mockingbird Bay.  Megan can’t remember if it was an accident…or something worse.  With the help of Jim Burke, a young man who becomes a close friend, Abbey works to discover how Megan became trapped in this empty place.

But Abby has other troubles — her uncle, the Reverend George Standley, evil and vengeful, pursues her with his Hell Hounds through the twilight realms of the Dead Lands, waiting for her at every turn. Fortunately a mysterious protector helps her evade her uncle’s terrible revenge.

Who is this spirit protector? And will Abby ever gain release from this unchained prison?

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The book is not yet orderable, but you can visit the book page at JournalStone Publishing.