Cover Reveal for The Legacy of the Gods Book 3: Zeus’ Warriors!

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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.

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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.

Cinema of Shadows Becomes #1 Best Seller!

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Cinema of Shadows, a Harmony, Indiana novel, has become Michael West’s first #1 Best Seller, topping the charts in Horror/Occult fiction!

Cinema welcomes readers 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.

Get your very own copy of Cinema of Shadows today!

And watch the book trailer below… if you dare! 

 

 

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“The City Will Eat You Alive” Named Best Short Story Finalist!

Michael West’s 80’s-inspired horror tale, “The City Will Eat You Alive,” has been named a finalist for Best Short Story of 2017 in the annual Imadjinn Awards presented by the Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

The awards will be presented on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Inspired by the horror cinema of West’s youth, “The City Will Eat You Alive” tells the story 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. The story, already named one of the 1o Best Horror Short Stories of 2017 in the annual P&E Readers Poll, is now available in all e-formats for just $0.99.

Download your copy today!

Author Brian Keene Burn Fund

The picture above is one of my all-time favorites! Author Brian Keene and I reading each other’s work. Brian is one of the reasons I am where I am today. He helped me prepare for my first pitch session with Don D’auria of Leisure, a major New York publisher at the time. The story I pitched? Cinema of Shadows. Based on that pitch, I was asked to write Cinema for Leisure. And who was the first person to shake my hand and congratulate me? Brian Keene. Leisure didn’t end up publishing Cinema of Shadows (That’s a whole other story!), but that novel, all the ones that followed, and maybe my career, wouldn’t exist without that original pitch and the guidance of one Brian Keene.

Brian has done so much for so many over the years, but now it’s Brian who needs assistance. Brian was involved in an accident about a week ago, and was badly burned. He is without insurance, and his medical bills could be somewhere north of $300,000.00! A GoFundMe has been established to help with Brian’s growing medical expenses. If you are able to give, please do so. Here is the link.

Thank you in advance for whatever you can do!

“Ave Satani” Now Available for Pre-Order!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Nabin Karna for bestselling author Michael West’s “Ave Satani”, a short story that will be released in all eBook formats on April 27th!  A Kindle pre-order window is opening today, and those pre-ordering will have the eBook automatically delivered to their devices on the day of release!

Named one of the 10 Best Horror Stories of 2016*, the short story was only available in the 2nd edition of the Reel Dark Anthology, a title that is no longer in print.  Michael wished to make the story available to readers and Seventh Star Press is thrilled to offer this chilling tale as a single ebook release for his fans.

“Ave Satani” tells the story of a legendary film composer’s even more legendary final score — music written for an Italian Horror film from the 1970’s that was ultimately never used. For years, it has been one man’s holy grail. Now, he may actually get the chance to hear this lost symphony…and we may all pay the price.

All the story will cost you is $0.99…and maybe your sanity.

 

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This is the first time “Ave Satani” has been made available as a single eBook.

*TOP 10 FINISHER: P&E Readers Poll for Best Horror Short Story of 2016

 

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 loves movie music and often listens to film scores while he writes.

Tasty Brews and Terrifying Books!

Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, in McCordsville, Indiana, has always been a little different.  The Horror-themed brewery has sponsored movie screenings of new and classic fright films, has been a fixture at Horror festivals and conventions, and has even brewed the official beer of HorrorHound Weekend: HorrorHound Ale!

 

Now, this Indiana legend has teamed up with celebrated Indiana Horror author Michael West in a big way.  All of West’s dark fiction novels and short story collections are now on sale in the brewery’s Tap House.  Even better, West has signed every copy!  Horror fans* can now stop by Scarlet Lane every day of the week to enjoy a tasty brew while they read some truly terrifying books.

 

Scarlet Lane Brewery
7724 Depot St
McCordsville, IN 46055

*MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER THE TAP HOUSE!

 

Michael West’s 80’s-style monster tale, “The City Will Eat You Alive,” has been voted one of the 10 Best Horror Short Stories of 2017 in the annual P & E Readers Poll.  

In the story, released as a Christmas present to all of West’s faithful readers eagerly awaiting his next novel, “a young woman, trying to make it on her own in 1980s New York, encounters a pack of carnivorous subterranean creatures on her subway trip home.”

“Thank you to all my faithful readers, and all the people who voted, ” West said upon hearing the final results of the poll.  “Your support means the world to me!”

Available as a digital download on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and other formats, the story became an instant Top 100 Bestseller when the pre-order window opened ahead of its holiday release by West’s publisher, Seventh Star Press.

If you haven’t had a chance to read “The City Will Eat You Alive,” click here to see what all the fuss is about!

“The City Will Eat You Alive” This Christmas!

 

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!

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!

Pre-order your copy today!

“Ave Satani” Voted One of 2016’s Ten Best Horror Stories

“Ave Satani,” Michael West’s short story from the Reel Dark anthology, edited by  L. Andrew Cooper and Pamela Turner, has been named one of the Top 10 Best Horror Short Stories of 2016 in the annual P&E Readers’ Poll.

Top 10 Horror 2016

“I wish I could take some sort of credit, but I hardly touched the thing,” said co-editor L. Andrew Cooper of the tale.  “(Michael West) turned in one of the best manuscripts I’ve ever received in any of my professional outings–a well-deserved award!”

A “sojourn into apocalyptic soundscapes,” Michael West’s “Ave Satani” tells the story of a legendary film composer’s even more legendary final score  — music written for an Italian Horror film from the 1970’s that was ultimately never used.  For years, it has been one man’s holy grail.  Now, he may actually get the chance to hear this lost symphony…and we may all pay the price.

Published by Seventh Star Press, Reel Dark is a collection of award-winning authors as well as newer voices spinning tales of movie mayhem.

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If you have not read this award-winning tale, you can get your very own copy of the Reel Dark anthology here.

October 2016 Appearances

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Halloween is just around the corner, and when you are a Horror writer, that means you are suddenly in great demand.  Here is where you will find me this year between now and October 31.  I will be signing copies of all of my novels, short story collections, and anthologies, including my brand new Legacy of the Gods novel, Zeus’ Warriors.  Hope to see my faithful readers at one or more of these events, and have a most happy Halloween!

Mooresville Library

Saturday, October 22nd
Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St
Mooresville, IN 46158
1-3pm
Phone: (317) 831-7323

Karen's Book Barn

Saturday, October 29th
Karen’s Book Barn
127 East Main Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
11am-4pm
Phone: (502) 222-0918

Zeus’ Warriors Is “an Addictive Treat!”

 

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Michael Smith from Mike’s Film Talk has posted an amazing review of bestselling author Michael West’s new Legacy of the Gods novel, Zeus’ Warriors.  Here’s a bit of what he had to say:

“This was a brilliant third installment to this ‘page turner’ series.   It is literally impossible not to attempt reading all of the book in one sitting…All of West’s characters connect with the reader…The Legacy of the Gods Book Three: Zeus’ Warriors was well worth the wait.  It is still set against an international backdrop and carries the story forward with an admirable momentum…Do not miss this third installment in the series…an addictive treat that will leave readers clamoring for more…Make sure you read this third visit to West’s wonderfully weird world.” 

You can read the full review here!

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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.

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Zeus’ Thunderclap

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From Seventh Star Press…

We’ve got a brand new Thunderclap underway for bestselling author Michael West and his forthcoming release, Zeus’ Warriors, the third title in his acclaimed series The Legacy of the Gods. Help us spread awareness on the release day, September 27th, by sharing a tweet or Facebook post. The app takes care of it all, takes just a moment to sign up.  Click here to offer your support!

Blending dark fantasy, horror and thriller elements, The Legacy of the Gods series has enjoyed a fast-growing audience and growing acclaim for the author of bestselling horror novels such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House.  Get ready for the best release in the series yet!  Featuring new interior illustrations by Natasha Alterici.

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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.