“4-stars! I love books that take place in and around the water so I was excited when I realized that Poseidon’s Children would involve Atlantis…I did enjoy the theories offered, and the illustrations really jumped off the page. It is also interesting that this tale is told from the viewpoint of several characters… There are some pretty gruesome moments and the bad guys are truly revolting. I was impressed with the imagination and amount of detail that went into bringing these creatures to life. The journey from character to character at the end gave me more than one opportunity to say, ‘I did not see that coming.’”
Archive for September, 2014
“(Reading The Wide Game is) like being blindfolded on a roller coaster with ups and downs, twists, turns, and loops, you never know what will happen next but you’re excited to find out.”
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”
“In Vino Veritas” (Written with Tim Waggoner)
“For the River is Wide”
The new release continues a banner year for Michael that saw his novel Cinema of Shadowsbecome 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.