Archive for August, 2011

Cinema Now Availble for E-Readers!


My new novel, Cinema of Shadows, is now available for Kindle and Nook e-readers, with other formats to follow.  All Seventh Star Press eBooks include the interior illustrations and everything else in the print versions.  Price is nice too,  just $2.99!

Just click on your reader of choice and download your copy now!


Panelist Information for Context 24!

Hello, faithful readers!  I will be attending Context 24 in Columbus, Ohio, August 26-28, and will be a  participating panelist.  Here is a list of the panels I will be on that weekend:


Goblins Ate My Baby! (8pm) Arena District
Horror: Books and Movies (10pm) Arena District


Let’s talk about demons (10am) Arena District
Meet the Authors (1pm) Main Programming
Writing for different mediums/ venues (6pm) Short North
The Monster Under Your Bed (9pm) Short North


Publicity – Writers and Publishers (1pm) Short North

All times and locations are subject to change, so make sure you pick up a copy of the updated schedule at Registration when you check in.    And if you need a room at the Doubletree Hotel for the weekend, you had better get one quick.  They are going fast!

When I’m not sitting on a panel, you will find me at my table in the Dealers Room, where I will be signing copies of my work.  There will also be several late-night parties, including one Saturday night sponsored by Indiana Horror Writers and APEX Publications.  Looking forward to a fun weekend, and hope to see you there!

Horror-Web Gives “Cinema” 4.5 Out of 5 Stars!

Horror-Web just posted a review of my new Seventh Star Press novel, Cinema of Shadows, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars!  Here’s a snippet:

“West simultaneously warms the heart and chills the soul…Don’t start reading Cinema Of Shadows on a weeknight, because you’re going to end up calling in to work from lack of sleep.  Save it for the weekend, because you’re going to be up all night, unable to put it down until you finish, and not sleeping so well after you do.”

You can read the full review here!

Cinema of Shadows Haunts the Book Den

The Book Den has posted a new review of my Seventh Star Press novel, Cinema of Shadows.  Here is a snippet:

4 stars!  I was hooked into Cinema of Shadows from the start…an original and frightening story.   I have some vivid images from inside (the) Woodfield Movie Palace that will continue to haunt me.    I couldn’t help but like the characters and root for them to survive.   Cinema of Shadows is the first novel I have read by Michael West, but it won’t be the last.” 

You can read the full review here!

Cinema of Shadows is “Fun, Entertaining Read!”

Jess Resides Here has posted a great review of my new novel from Seventh Star Press, Cinema of Shadows.  Here’s a bit of it…

“Ah how I loved this…I would recommend Cinema Of Shadows to anyone looking for a fun, entertaining read with characters that are well written and enjoyable. With some chills and thrills, it’s sure to please. I’d personally recommend it in winter, when you’re curled up under a blanket, when the lights are low, when the wind is howling. At least you hope it’s the wind, better check though just to be sure.”

Read the full review here!

Upcoming Meet and Greets with Michael West

This will be a busy week!  My new novel from Seventh Star Press, Cinema of Shadows, hits the streets on August 9th.   I have a new short story, “Masako’s Tale,” available in the second Beast Within anthology, Predator & Prey, available now from Graveside Tales Books  And, last but not least,  I have added two new appearances to my schedule. 

The first appearance is at the historic Hannah House, a real-life haunted house in Indianapolis, IN.  I will be signing books, including Cinema of Shadows, during the Paranormal Meet & Greet from 12-4 pm on Saturday, August 13th.

The second appearance  is a book signing  at That Book Place, a great little book store in Madison, Indiana, on Saturday, October 22.  Just in time for Halloween!  Look for more details as the event draws near.

As always, faithful readers can find out where I will be popping up next by going to the Schedule page of my website.  There you will find a list of conventions, book signings, etc.  Just be sure to check back often, as all dates and times are subject to change.  Hope to see you soon!