Category Archives: Michael West

New Michael West Short Story Available for Pre-order on Kindle!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that bestselling author Michael West's new short story "The City Will Eat You Alive" can be pre-ordered now on Kindle!

To Pre-order the Kindle version, visit the link below: Kindle Pre-order link

Set for release on December 22nd, the new short story from bestselling author Michael West follows the tale of a young woman, trying to make it on her own in 1980s New York, who encounters a pack of carnivorous subterranean creatures on her subway trip home. It will be available in all eBook formats, including Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo. The cover image for The City Will Eat You Alive was created by Glenn Porzig, who won a special cover art contest for this special holiday season release!   About Michael West: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home. His favorites include the skull-shaped candy dish he takes with him to various events, and the human skull lamp that sits atop his desk.

Glenn Porzig Announced as Winner of Michael West Cover Art Contest!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Glenn Porzig's entry has been selected as the winner of the Michael West Cover Art Contest for "The City Will Eat You Alive", a brand new short story to be released December 22nd on eBook! We thank everyone who sent in entries for the contest!  The runner-up entry was sent in by J.H. Glaze and we were thrilled with the quality of the entries for this contest. Set for release on December 22nd, the new short story from bestselling author Michael West follows the tale of a young woman, trying to make it on her own in 1980s New York, who encounters a pack of carnivorous subterranean creatures on her subway trip home.  It will be released in all eBook formats, including Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.  A Kindle version pre-order window will be announced this Wednesday.  For more on Michael West, please visit www.bymichaelwest.com  

About Glenn Porzig

Glenn Porzig is best known as the creator of the comic book heroine Ace of Diamonds. Glenn grew up reading comics, pulp novels, and watching too much TV. Glenn and his wife Carly have written three screenplays together. They live in Indiana with a menagerie of both furry and scaly pets. Since 2005 he has been the co-host of PodCulture.com an award winning weekly fandom podcast. Glenn has worked over twenty years in the television industry. His projects include two highly rated specials for SCI FI Channel; The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, and The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed. He currently, literally, has his head in the clouds as a videographer on a TV news helicopter. Recently he has turned his attention to writing short stories and novellas. Glenn’s first short story, Master of the Dead, was published by Destroyer Books in More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology. His debut occult horror novella Darkness Unbound: Lady in Black was followed up by the sequel Darkness Unbound: Terror of Night and is now joined by Darkness Unbound: Shadow of Death. Glenn is proud to have collaborated with Scream Queen Brinke Stevens to bring the story of Lady in Black to life as an audiobook as well as the sequel Terror of Night. You can learn more about his writing projects at DarknessUnbound.com.

A Cover Art Contest for a New Michael West eBook Release!

A Cover Art Contest for a new Michael West eBook!

A great opportunity for new artists who'd like to be spotlighted with their work on the eBook cover of award-winning, bestselling author Michael West's short story "The City Will Eat You Alive" coming out this December!

Contest deadline is November 22nd! For full information, visit: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/michael-west-cover-art-contest/

Zeus’ Warriors From Michael West Now Available in eBook Formats!

Zeus' Warriors, the third installment in bestselling author Michael West's Legacy of the Gods series, is now available in eBook formats from Seventh Star Press! Zeus' Warriors - Cover Art - Web Featuring cover art and illustrations by Natasha Alterici, Zeus' Warriors continues the dark fantasy adventure that began with Poseidon's Children and continued with Hades' Disciples. The eBook is priced at just $2.99 and is available now at these links:

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  Synopsis of Zeus' Warriors:  Zeus' warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses. Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades' disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone. Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find. Zeus' Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.   Be sure to also read Poseidon's Children and Hades' Disciples!  PoseidonsChildren_Web_267X400 HadesDisciples_Web_260X390   michaelwestzeuswarriorssoftcoverphotobwAbout Michael West: Michael is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home. His favorites include the skull-shaped candy dish he takes with him to various events, and the human skull lamp that sits atop his desk.

Michael West’s Zeus’ Warriors Release Date and Kindle Pre-orders Announced!

The latest installment in bestselling author Michael West's Legacy of the Gods series, Zeus' Warriors, is set for release on September 27th and the Kindle version is now available for pre-order! Have a copy delivered to your Kindle immediately on release day! Zeus' Warriors - Cover Art - Web

Pre-order Zeu's Warriors for just $2.99 on Kindle! Amazon Kindle Version Pre-Order Link

Zeus' Warriors continues the incredible dark fantasy/urban fantasy journey that began with Poseidon's Children and advanced in Hades' Disciples. The new release also includes three new interior illustrations by Natasha Alterici!  Here's one of them: InteriorIllustration1_Web Synopsis of Zeus' Warriors: Zeus' warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses. Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades' disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone. Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find. Zeus' Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.  

Kindle links to Poseidon's Children and Hades' Disciples

PoseidonsChildren_Web_267X400 Poseidon's Children, Book One of the Legacy of the Gods

HadesDisciples_Web_260X390 Hades' Disciples, Book Two of the Legacy of the Gods

ZeusWarrriors_MichaelWestAuthorPhotoAbout Michael West:  is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series.  He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home.  His favorites include a skull-shaped computer speaker and the human skull lamp that sits on his desk.

Cover Art Reveal for Michael West’s Zeus’ Warriors, Book Three of Legacy of the Gods!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Natasha Alterici for best-selling author Michael West's Zeus' Warriors, Book Three in the Legacy of the Gods Series!
The follow-up to the acclaimed novels Poseidon's Children and Hades' Disciples, Zeus' Warriors continues the urban fantasy/dark fantasy series by Michael West.  The novel will also feature interior art by Natasha Alterici and will be released in the later part of 2016 in softcover, limited edition hardcover, and all eBook formats. With Amazon best-sellers such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House to his credit, Michael is ready to excite readers everywhere with his best novel yet! Synopsis for Zeus' Warriors Zeus’ warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses. Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades’ disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls -- ancient vessels of indescribable power -- and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone. Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi -- a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find.
About the author: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. West displays many different skulls in his office. His favorites include a skull-shaped computer speaker and a human skull lamp that sits on his desk.

Pick Up Michael West’s Best-Selling Horror Novel Cinema of Shadows for 99 Cents on eBook!

For a limited time you can pick up Michael West's best-selling horror novel Cinema of Shadows for just 99 cents on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! 63 Amazon reviews with a 4.4 star average!  Get started today on your Michael West reads!
Synopsis of Cinema of Shadows: Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business...and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana's most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight...until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.
Cinema of Shadows is one of the growing Harmony, Indiana collection of horror tales from Michael West that also includes Spook House, Goodnight, For the River is Wide and the Gods are Hungry, and The Wide Game.

Last Call for Hades’ Disciples Limited Hardcovers!

Last call for Hades' Disciples hardcovers! Only 75 signed and numbered copies of the hit follow-up to Poseidon's Children by bestselling author Michael West! They are off to print, will be sent to Michael for signing toward the end of next week with shipping to take place right afterward. If you still need a copy, you can get one at the link below. They are only available direct: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/michael-west-special-offer-for-hades-disciples/

New Cover Art Unveiled for Michael West’s Straightjacket Memories

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art by Natasha Alterici for Michael West's new short-story collection, Straightjacket Memories!
Featuring 10 tales of horror, including both previously published stories and brand new ones, Straightjacket Memories will be released Friday in eBook format with a print version in trade paperback to follow one week after. Straightjacket Memories is Michael's second collection of short fiction, following the critically-acclaimed Skull Full of Kisses. On the new release, Michael said, "I am just so crazy about this collection! Gathered from various magazines, anthologies, and eBooks--some in print for the very first time--these stories represent some of my best work to date. I'm very happy with the way in which Seventh Star Press has put them all together, and excited that my faithful readers will be able to share in more of my nightmares and slightly twisted imaginings!" Straightjacket Memories includes the following stories:
"Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite"
"Flowers in Winter"
"The Grove"
"Sandwalkers"
"In Vino Veritas"
"For the River is Wide"
"Masako’s Tale"
"Hell’s Hollow"
"Inner Goddess"
"Unknown Caller"
The new release continues a banner year for Michael that saw his novel Cinema of Shadows become a national bestseller in horror on Amazon.com and his Legacy of the Gods series take the next step with the recently-released Hades Disciples. For further information on Michael and his work, please visit his site at www.bymichaelwest.com Synopsis of Straightjacket Memories: There is a fine line between love and madness, between insanity and pure evil. This is Michael West at his terrifying best! From heart-stopping horror to the strangest of fantasies — these are tales from the darkest regions of his twisted imagination! All the usual tropes are here — vampires and shapeshifters, ghosts and witches, gods and monsters, mummies and zombies — but none of them are exactly what you would expect... A dream vacation takes a nightmarish turn when a couple finds they did not come home alone... A man agrees to a meeting with his estranged wife and learns the horrible, obscene truth of the old saying: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...” An American platoon, cut off from the outside world, discovers an unbelievable enemy they were never trained to fight... And a man struggling with depression and grief receives text messages from beyond the grave, messages that push him to the edge of sanity...and beyond... Ten more reasons to say your prayers. Ten more reasons to check beneath your bed. Ten more reasons why you may never want to close your eyes again.
About Michael West: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. Writing keeps him sane.

Michael West’s Hades’ Disciples Now Available on Kindle and Nook!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Hades' Disciples, Book Two in the Legacy of the Gods series from best-selling author Michael West, is now available in Kindle and Nook formats!
Hades' Disciples is the followup to the highly-acclaimed Poseidon's Children, which introduced the Legacy of the Gods series to urban fantasy readers and reviewers all over the world. The new title expands the action and settings, offering fans of the series much more to explore as they follow the adventure from where it concluded in the first book.
Interior Illustration by Matthew Perry
Available on Kindle and Nook, Hades' Disciples will be available shortly in Kobo, iTunes, and other eBook formats with a softcover print version to follow next week.  The links for the Kindle and Nook versions are as follows:
Edited by Amanda DeBord, Hades' Disciples features cover art and new interior illustrations from award-winning artist Matthew Perry. A special limited edition hardcover version is now available for pre-order at the Seventh Star Press site. Hades' Disciples continues the revelation that terrifying creatures exist all around us, hiding in plain sight. Ancient. Deadly. They gather in secret, conspiring, dreaming of nothing less than humanity’s destruction, and their numbers are growing. Earl Preston knows the danger all too well. After tangling with a horde of mythological sea monsters in Colonial Bay, he has been tasked with finding these beasts and exposing their plans whatever they may be. But Earl is not the only one with a mystery on their hands. At the very top of the world, Carol Miyagi has stumbled onto an artifact from Earth’s past, something magnificent held captive in a prison of ice and snow. Now, Carol and Earl must work quickly to decipher the will of the gods–a plot that defies imagination–and to stop their followers from carrying it out. They thought the nightmare was over, but they are about to discover that the horror has only just begun. For further information on the Legacy of the Gods series, please visit Michael's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com
Interior Illustration by Matthew Perry
About Michael: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, The Wide Game, Spook House, and the critically acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. West avoids manhole covers and sidewalk grates whenever possible. He just doesn’t know what’s down there, and he’s not sure he wants to find out.