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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.

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.

HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis 2015

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My final official appearance of 2015 will be at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis, September 11-13.  Guests include cast members from ALIEN, Scream, Big Trouble in Little China, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and the Nightmare on Elm Street series, including Freddy himself, Robert Englund.  I will be signing all of my novels and short fiction collections, including my bestsellers Cinema of Shadows and Spook House.  Hope to see you all there!

V.I.P. and Early Access passes are already SOLD OUT! Day and weekend passes still available at early bird discount, but prices will go up dramatically at the door, if they are still available at all. Don’t miss your chance!  Order yours now by clicking here!

Pleasant nightmares!

With Robert Englund

Spook House Haunts #1 Spot on Bestseller List!

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Bestselling author Michael West has another hit on his hands.  His third Harmony, Indiana novel for Seventh Star PressSpook House, just became a #1 bestseller, topping the Horror charts for Kobo.  A global leader in eReading, Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience to millions of users in 190 countries, offering one of the world’s largest catalogs with millions of titles.

In Spook House, 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!

Order your own copy of this chart-topping bestseller now from:
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Spook House: “a Fun Story About Big Bad Monsters!”

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Pustule Oozings posted a wonderful new review of my last Harmony, Indiana novel, Spook House.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“(Michael West writes with) butter-smooth prose and a razor-keen sense of how to draw out suspense. I found a story that pulled me along the shoot like a greased up pig and plenty of greasy-grimy people guts decorating the scenery. I even found myself caring about the main characters a bit and was quite impressed at how whole and solid he makes this little slice of Indiana feel. I haven’t gotten this strong of a sense of the personality of place in a while. Most importantly, I had fun. That’s all that matters here.”

They even compare me to the great AC/DC

“Michael West doesn’t change anything about horror fiction any more than those limeys changed Rock N’ Roll, but only a soulless bastard doesn’t get excited when they here that introductory clang of Hell’s Bells.”

Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Spook House 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!
Download it for Kobo here!
Download it for Nook here!

 

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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!

 

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

 

Merry Christmas, happy reading, and pleasant nightmares!

Seventh Star Press Announces Wide Game eBook, Limited Hardcover!

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For Immediate Release
May 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from the award-winning Matthew Perry for the re-issue of Michael West’s The Wide Game, a Harmony, Indiana Novel!

The 2nd edition of The Wide Game was edited by Amanda DeBord and joins other novels from West such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House in taking horror fans into the fascinating and often dangerous realm of Harmony, Indiana.

In The Wide Game, Paul Rice, on the advice of his wife, is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion.  Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time–memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game.  It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.

Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.

Originally published in trade paperback by Graveside Tales, The Wide Game was the first Harmony, Indiana novel released, but has never before been made available in hardcover and eBook formats.  Michael recently commented on the re-release, and the expanded availability in more formats.

The Wide Game was my first novel, and it holds a special place in my heart and the hearts of all my faithful readers everywhere.  This is something they have been requesting for years!  Not a day goes by without messages and emails asking me when The Wide Game would be available as an eBook.  Still others have asked if it would ever be available in hardcover.  I am thrilled that Seventh Star Press will now be offering the work in both formats, and I hope that even more readers will now get to see how the Harmony, Indiana series all began.”

Michael is the critically-acclaimed author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

He has made certain there are no cornfields near his home.

The Wide Game will be released in trade paperback and eBook formats during the beginning of June, with a limited edition hardcover to follow. For further information on The Wide Game and Michael West’s other releases, please visit the author’s site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky

Bitten By Books Braves Spook House!

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Bitten by Books has posted a great new four star…er, tombstone review of my latest Harmony, Indiana novel, Spook House.  Here’s an excerpt:

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“Spook House gets four tombstones for its familiar landmarks: urban legends, Old Ones, obsessive Celts and the wise old man who turns the hunter into the hunted, a la Captain Quint. These tried-and-true horror elements are tied together with unrelenting action and flowing exposition. Realistic dialogue is a common problem in horror fiction, but West makes his characters’ speech believable, relying on neither strings of curse words nor hokey expressions. While Spook House is certainly a stand-alone story, I will definitely check out West’s Wide Game; I desperately need to know what happened in the corn.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Spook House here!

Spook House Is a Fast-Paced Thrill Ride!

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Mike at MikesFilmTalk has become my newest faithful reader, burning through all my novels at a break-neck speed, and according to him, that’s just the way it feels to read my latest Harmony, Indiana novel, Spook House.  He gives the novel 5 Stars (and wishes he could give it a 6th)!  Here’s an excerpt:

“Spook House reached a G-force of speed that took me right back to that white-knuckled runaway train in the (Six Flags) park of my youth…The action was so fast paced that I felt like my hair was going to fly back from my e-book (similar to the old Memorex commercial with the stereo speakers) and that if I didn’t hold tightly to the arms of my chair, I would be flung off.  By the time I’d reached the story’s climax, I felt almost as weak and wobbly as I did all those years ago at the end of that runaway mine train ride.  A full 5 star book that I’d give a 6th star to just for the neck and neck race between good and evil.  Brilliant.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Spook House here!