Cover Reveal for Kronos’ Return!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for Kronos’ Return, the final installment in the highly-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods Series by Michael West!

Kronos’ Return will be released in print and eBook this fall, and a release date announcement is forthcoming that will contain a Kindle pre-order window!

Synopsis of Kronos’ Return: Earl Preston has been fighting dark, seemingly impossible forces, trying to prevent the return of ancient, otherworldly beings — creatures of unfathomable intellect, rumored to have created all life here on Earth. Gods or monsters, these unseen puppet masters continue to pull strings despite a millennia of exile. Now, as the gateway to their alien world nears completion, Earl must locate Hades’ secret base of operations, must destroy this doorway before it can ever be opened.

And time is running out.

Scattered across the globe, allies and foes alike are coming together — Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus, all rallying their forces for one last confrontation. This will be a battle to end all battles, and its outcome will decide the fate of generations yet to come.

In this fourth and final installment of the Legacy of the Gods series, critically-acclaimed author Michael West provides answers to all the questions faithful readers have been asking for years, closing his dark, fantastic narrative in spectacular fashion. Prepare for Kronos’ Return!

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 collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home. His favorites include the skull-shaped candy dish he takes with him to various events, and the human skull lamp that sits atop his desk.

If you have not begun the Legacy of the Gods series, begin it today with Poseidon’s Children!

Cover Art for The Legacy of the Gods, Book One: Poseidon’s Children by Matthew Perry for Seventh Star Press (2012)

Synopsis: 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.

Direct links for purchase:

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Pre-Order “Zeus’ Warriors” Limited Edition Hardcover!

Seventh Star Press is pleased to announce a new limited edition hardcover offer for best-selling author Michael West’s Zeus’ Warriors, the third novel in the Legacy of the Gods Series!

Only 75 copies will be issued of this edition, sold on a first-come, first serve basis.  This signed edition features a bonus illustration from award-winning artist Enggar Adirasa (see above).   A beautiful cloth-covered edition with a glossy dust jacket, this will be a great addition to the collection of any Michael West fan!

 

The price for each copy is just $47.50, which includes shipping and handling, for all USA orders.

Orders outside the USA will need to email info (at) seventhstarpress.com to get a custom quote that includes the international shipping rate.  A credit card invoice will then be sent to conclude the order.

Pre-orders will be accepted until January 4th or all copies are sold. 

Reserve your copy here!

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.

 

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.

Visit Michael’s official site at: www.bymichaelwest.com

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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Audiobook Version of International Bestseller “Spook House” Now Available!

Audiobook cover for Michael West’s Harmony, Indiana novel Spook House. (Artwork by Matthew Perry)

Michael West’s thrilling Lovecraftian-horror novel, Spook House, is now available for the first time as an audiobook!

Synopsis of 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!”

Originally released for Halloween in 2012 by Seventh Star Press, Spook House went on to become an international bestseller* and has slithered its way into the hearts of Michael West’s faithful readers everywhere. Now, thanks to the wonderful work of narrator Nila Hagood, the novel has been given thrilling and horrific new life with this unabridged audio book version!

Enter the Spook House if you dare! #HearTheFear

Click hear to get your copy directly from Audible.com!

*eBook format

Listen to the Legacy!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the audio book release of the first novel in the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children, by award-winning author Michael West!

Narrated by S. W. Salzman, this new unabridged audio book version brings all the Lovecraftian horror, science-fiction, and dark fantasy elements to life in this incredible opening installment to West’s epic Legacy of the Gods series!

Synopsis of 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.

Poseidon’s Children is book one of the Legacy of the Gods series of genre-bending novels from Michael West that also includes Hades’ Disciples and Zeus’ Warriors. And the epic series concludes later this year with the release of West’s grande finale Kronos’ Return.

Click hear to get your copy directly from Audible.com!

Hear the Fear!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce our very first audio book release, the #1 bestselling horror novel Cinema of Shadows by award-winning author Michael West!

Narrated by Nila Brereton Hagood, this new audio book version brings the story to life in a way that readers will definitely want to experience again and again!

Synopsis of Cinema of Shadows:

Welcome 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.

Cinema of Shadows is one of the growing Harmony, Indiana collection of horror tales from Michael West that also includes Spook House and The Wide Game.

Click hear to get your copy directly from Audible.com!

“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.

 

Direct Order Links:

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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!