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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.

The Wide Game Is Legend!

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The website Legends of Horror just posted a review of my first Harmony, Indiana novel, The Wide Game.  Here is a bit of what they had to say:

“(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.” 

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

The Wide Game: “Classic Horror With a Powerful Twist!”

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Author / reviewer Sheila Deeth just posted a wonderful new review of my first Harmony, Indiananovel, The Wide Game.  Here is a bit of what she had to say:

“5 Stars! There’s something seriously scary about The Wide Game…I enjoyed the whole story, but I truly loved the ending; that touch of thought-provoking mystery that raises a tale above its genre and makes it something special.”

Read the full review here!

And pick up your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

The Wide Game Limited Edition Hardcover Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Limited to just 75 copies total, this special edition of The Wide Game features a cloth-bound hardcover with a dust jacket. A special signature page is included, with all copies signed and numbered by Michael West. This book also will include a bonus illustration by the award-winning Matthew Perry not featured in the regular edition.

The pre-order window for this edition will be open from now until January 2, 2014. Books will be shipped towards the end of January. Everyone ordering will also receive an eBook copy of The Wide Game in ePub or Mobi format so that you do not have to wait to read this highly-reviewed tale from Michael West.

Even though there are only 75 copies, the price for this release is just $34.95 with $6.50 shipping and handling in the USA, $12.00 to Canada.

Feel free to continue to shop in our online store, as our shipping is a flat rate so all additional items purchased with this order will add nothing to the shipping rate. (and all softcovers include digital copies as a bonus!)

Click here to reserve a copy or two of this collectible Michael West hardcover today!

The Wide Game Is “Excellent!!!!!”

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Bee’s Knees Reviews just posted a great new review of my novel, The Wide Game.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say…

“Michael West is one of the best storytellers I have ever read. The Wide Game from start to finish had me on the edge of my seat. It never lagged, it was never slowed, it was just one twist and turn barreling to the end.  I absolutely loved The Wide Game. I loved the details when the story flashes back to the 80s. This book was not just written it was crafted. It was smart, witty, funny and scary. Perfection all rolled in to one horror novel.  I highly recommend this to everyone… a 5 out of 5 for me. Excellent!!!!!”

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Read the full review here!

And pick up your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

The Wide Game Is a 4-Star Pick of the Literate!

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Pick of the Literate just posted a new review of my first Harmony, Indiana novel, The Wide Game, giving it four stars…er, flaming skulls!

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Here’s a bit of what they had to say…

“Once again the small town of Harmony, Indiana turns out to be less than harmonious.  More demented souls seem to reside in this small, corn fed town than any major metropolis.  What is up with all the corn fed fear?  Michael West surely has a strange turn of mind.  I’m guessing that he, like Stephen King, has the heart of a small boy and he too, keeps it in his top desk drawer.  After plowing through the mayhem you discover that you aren’t done yet.  Mr. West likes to flip things around just when you think you have everything figured out.   Robby Miller of the Spook House is here, younger and not yet jaded.   I have read and reviewed  Spook House , Poseidon’s Children and Cinema of Shadows all by Michael West.   He has carved a niche into the face of evil, leaving his readers looking over their shoulders and listening to the wind in the corn.  I’ve stated before I don’t read a lot of horror stories but I really the way Michael West renders them.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

The Wide Game Offers “Fast-Paced Scares” & “Substance!”

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L. Andrew Cooper’s Horrific Scribblings has published what may be the most thorough, well-written review ever of my work.  While I would love to re-post the entire thing, here is an excerpt…

The Wide Game is a tense, well-structured page-turner that draws on regional flavor–the fictional town of Harmony in an atmospherically real Indiana–that earns it a place in American horror alongside other regionalists like Stephen King and Bentley Little, not to mention Poe and Lovecraft…West is courteous enough to deliver twisted plotting with tickle-torturing efficacy, something too often lacking in today’s straightforward subgenre ruts, and his attention to detail is careful enough to merit serious rethinking and rereading in order to admire the narrative elaboration as a product of true craftsmanship rather than cheap trickery…The bottom line is that The Wide Game is a fun read even if you don’t care to think about issues of generational identity, history, memory, and the influence of art over the structure of thought. But if you care to think, the book has all that, too.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

 

 

The Wide Game Is “the Perfect October Read!”

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The Deal Sharing Aunt just posted a great new review for the re-issue of my first novel, The Wide Game.  Here’s a bit of what she had to say about it…

“I am a huge Stephen King fan. This story reminded me of him.  It is one of the best horror stories that I have read in a long time…and I can really see this becoming a movie. It was the perfect October read. I am giving this a 5/5.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of The Wide Game here!

Reviewer Gets Lost Inside The Covers (And the Cornstalks) of The Wide Game!

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Lost Inside The Covers just posted a great new review of my novel The Wide Game.  Here is an excerpt…

“This book pulled me in right away.  Tense, scary, bloody and horrifying…There are twists and turns, bunches of crows and some Indian mythology at play.  The tension disappears then ratchets up to twist you into knots before the guillotine falls.  No, there isn’t a guillotine, but you get the idea…4 black stars sitting amongst a murder of crows, staring at you quietly as you walk by.” 

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of The Wide Game here!