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Realms of Night remembers Rick

There’s a nice writeup/remembrance of Rick over on Christopher Fulbright’s Realms of Night site.


Impulse ebook is available now!

impulseNow available in digital format, Impulse, the last of Rick Hautala’s novels originally published under the Zebra and Pinnacle imprints of Kensington books.

Coming soon to digital are the four books published under Rick’s pen name AJ Matthews!

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Shades of Night ebook is available now!

Shades of NightRick Hautala’s Shades of Night is now available as an ebook from Crossroad Press!

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From the moment she and Vincent move into their new home in Maine, Lara DeSalvo is tormented by killer migraines and eerie visions: a young woman with a pale face and glowing eyes who warns of an unnameable danger … her mother, damning her soul from beyond the grave … a looming, shadowy man pursuing her through rooms she’s never set foot in before.

Even her husband seems to change from her passionate lover into someone unnervingly different yet terrifyingly familiar. Now Lara will discover the true meaning of terror as a buried secret comes to light … a shattering final truth that will turn reality-bright day into blood-red shades of darkest night.

Twilight Time ebook from Crossroad Press

Twilight Time coverCrossroad Press is releasing an ebook edition of Rick Hautala’s Twilight Time. The ebook should be available for purchase on August 4, 2015.

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Jeff Wagner has come home to Maine.

HOME … where, years ago, unspeakable fear and abuse ruled his life.
HOME … where Jeff and his sister sought secret, sinful refuge in each other’s arms.
HOME … where Jeff’s brother Jeremy was terrified out of his life …
HOME … where shattering violence splintered Jeff’s mind into multiple personalities—each one scarier and more dangerous than the next.

Now Jeff is about to open the door that has been closed for so long … about to walk into the living, breathing embodiment of all his childhood fears …

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.

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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.

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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.

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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