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Attention Walmart Shoppers…

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Say what you will about Walmart, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2016, it is undeniably the world’s largest retail company.  And now, I am pleased to report that the world’s largest retailer is currently offering all of my novels and short fiction collections, including Vampires Don’t Sparkle!, which benefits cancer research, to new and faithful readers alike via their website, Walmart.com.  

In case you are interested, here are the links…

Short Fiction Collections:
Skull Full of Kisses
Straightjacket Memories

Harmony, Indiana Novels:
The Wide Game
Cinema of Shadows
Spook House

The Legacy of the Gods Series:
The Legacy of the Gods Book One: Poseidon’s Children
The Legacy of the Gods Book Two: Hades’ Disciples
The Legacy of the Gods Book Three: Zeus Warriors (Coming September 27, 2016)
The Legacy of the Gods Book Four:  Kronos’ Return (Coming Soon)

Anthologies as Editor:
Vampires Don’t Sparkle!

Enjoy!

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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.

Bitten by Books Takes a Bite Out of Poseidon’s Children!

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Bitten by Books just posted a new 4-star review of my first Legacy of the Gods novel,Poseidon’s Children.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“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.’”

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Read the full review here!

And pick up your very own copy of The Legacy of the Gods Book One: Poseidon’s Childrenhere!

Poseidon’s Children is “A Great Story!”

 

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Pamela K. Kinney at I Smell Sheep has just posted a wonderful new review of my first Legacy of the Gods novel, Poseidon’s Children, giving it 5 sheep!

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Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“A great story that held me, it is dark fantasy tipping close to the edge of pure horror. Michael West brought a tale worthy of Lovecraft to the 21st century, making it real and natural, bringing the unnatural brimming beneath the surface up from the depths.”

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Read the full review here!

And The Legacy of the Gods Book One: Poseidon’s Children here!

Hades’ Disciples Now Available for Kindle and Nook!

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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.

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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 atwww.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

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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.

Hades’ Disciples Limited Edition Hardcover Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a special pre-order offer for Michael West’s Hades’ Disciples, the latest book in the Legacy of the Gods Series.

Synopsis of Hades’ Disciples: 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.

This special hardcover edition is limited to 75 copies, signed and numbered.

The price for the limited edition hardcover is $36.95 plus shipping and handling, and includes the eBook version of Hades’ Disciples in both Mobi and ePub formats, covering Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Kobo Devices, and many others.

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How about Book One in the Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children? If you happened to miss the Poseidon’s Children limited edition hardcovers, we still have a few left, but when they are gone, they are gone.

For a limited time, add Poseidon’s Children Limited Hardcover to your Hades Disciplesorder for $36.95 with no additional shipping and handling (while supplies lasts)!  If you take advantage of this special offer, the Poseidon’s Children Hardcover will be shipped with Hades’ Disciples.

 

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We are also still taking orders for the limited edition hardcover of West’s first Harmony, Indiana novel The Wide Game.

Order The Wide Game Limited Edition Hardcover for $36.95 plus shipping and handling (while supplies last)!

We will be doing our print runs of hardcover editions of both Hades’ Disciples and The Wide Gamein early June for mid-June shipment.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!

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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.

Seventh Star Press Unleashes Hades’ Disciples!

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Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art from award-winning artist Matthew Perry forHades’ Disciples, the 2nd Book in the acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series from best-selling author Michael West! Hades’ Disciples takes you on the urban/dark fantasy journey that began in Poseidon’s Children.

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.

Regarding the upcoming release of Hades’ Disciples, Michael West commented, “Whenever I write a story, I hope it appeals to people, that the characters will feel real and connect with my readers, and I am so pleased that readers all around the world have fallen in love with Carol, Earl, and the rest of my diverse cast. With Hades’ Disciples, I get the chance to dive more deeply into the mythology introduced in Poseidon’s Children, and the stakes are much higher now. Fans who thrilled at all the action, excitement and twisted weirdness of Book One will not be disappointed.”

Hades’ Disciples will be released in late April in trade paperback and all eBook formats, including Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and for the iBookstore. The book will feature new interior illustrations from Matthew Perry and also brings back Poseidon’s Children editor Amanda DeBord. For further information on The Legacy of the Gods series or Michael West, please visit the author’s site atwww.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

About the Author: 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.

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Start the series today!  Pick up your very own copy of The Legacy of the Gods Book One: Poseidon’s Children!

Download it for Kindle here!
Download it for Kobo here!
Download it for Nook here!

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Ravenous Reads just posted a new review of my first Legacy of the Gods novel, Poseidon’s Children.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“It’s not often I find myself short of words on a book I’ve recently read, but such is the case with Michael West’s Poseidon’s Children.  An odd mish-mash of various genres – horror, thriller, sci-fi, and urban fantasy – that threw out some interesting new ideas.  Being the first book in a series, a few plot threads are left dangling, but enough is explained that most will be satisfied.  I’ll likely be searching out more from Michael West in the near future.”

Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Poseidon’s Children here!

This Solstice, Give the Gift of Tentacles!

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If you are giving the gift of an eReader this Christmas–Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook, etc., it’s not too late to load it up with some great books!  Get the Horror/Urban Fantasy fan in your life ready for the release of The Legacy of the Gods Book Two: Hades’ Disciples by stocking up on the first two books related to the characters / mythology of the series!

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The Legacy of the Gods Book One: Poseidon’s Children

Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend.  But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current—high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that’s just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes….at least, he thinks it was a shark.   And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage, Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.

Download it for Kindle here!
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Download it for Nook here!

 

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Spook House

While technically Book 3 of the Harmony, Indiana series, this stand-alone novel also has important ties to The Legacy of the Gods.  Think of it as Book 1.5…

There are some places in this world that go far beyond any normal definition of “haunted.”  These places are so evil, so diabolical, that they become gateways to Hell itself.  The Fuller Farm is one such place.

It is said that old man Fuller conducted unspeakable acts, blood rituals and human sacrifices, all in an attempt to gain the ultimate knowledge, the ultimate power.  And then, he was killed–horribly murdered on his own lands, leaving the house to stand as a vacant monument to his wickedness.  But once a door is opened, it can never really be closed.

Now, the stars are right.   The gateway is ready to once more unleash unspeakable horror upon the town of Harmony, Indiana.   And this will be one Halloween that they will never forget!

 

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Download it for Nook here!

 

Merry Christmas, happy reading, and pleasant nightmares!

Poseidon’s Children “Genuinely Scared” Blood, Sweat and Books!

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Blood, Sweat and Books just posted a new review of the first novel in my Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children, giving it 4 stars!  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“One of the best things about Poseidon’s Children were the characters. I loved how fleshed out everyone was, and even though the cast is large, it was easy to tell whom was speaking and when. Another thing that I really liked were the monsters themselves. I was so concerned they’d read like something from a cheesy Syfy movie, but instead, I found myself genuinely scared of them. Thankfully I don’t live near an ocean because if I did I might be a bit hesitant to step in the water after reading this…Overall, Poseidon’s Children was a great book and I cannot wait to see what the author brings to the table for the rest of this series.  I highly recommend picking up Poseidon’s Children and giving it a go.  If you like originality mixed with great writing, thrills and chills, then you’ll definitely want to read this book.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Poseidon’s Children here!