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Rick Hautala Month at the Fleck Agency

fleckThe Fleck Agency posted this on Facebook:

With the arrival recently of my agency copies of both STAR ROAD and THE DEAD LANDS, I declare this Rick Hautala month on The Fleck Agency’s page. Go forth and buy copies of Rick’s books and come here and talk about your memories of him. Comment on this post and I’ll enter you in a drawing on March 1. Three people will receive a free copy of one of the three books in the Agency header, so share this with your book loving friends.

The followup post:

To be clear which books are in the give away, I’ll be sending each of three lucky commenters on my post about Rick Hautala Month a copy of THE DEAD LANDS or THE DEMON’S WIFE from JournalStone Publishing or STAR ROAD coauthored with Matthew J. Costello and published by Thomas Dunne Books .

You can find their post and enter the contest on Facebook here.

More reviews of The Dead Lands

Here are a couple more new reviews of The Dead Lands:

You can order The Dead Lands from JournalStone Publishing, Amazon US (hardcover, paperback, Kindle), and from Barnes & Noble (paperback, NOOK).


New review of The Dead Lands has posted a new, 5-star review of Rick’s The Dead Lands. You can read the review here.

You can order The Dead Lands from JournalStone Publishing, Amazon US (hardcover, paperback, Kindle), and from Barnes & Noble (paperback, NOOK).

Horror World reviews The Dead Lands

the-dead-landsHorror World has posted a review of The Dead Lands, the upcoming Mockingbird Bay mystery by Rick Hautala. You can read the review on their website.

The Dead Lands will be published in February 2014 by JournalStone Publishing. You can pre-order the book from JournalStone Publishing.

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?


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