Archive for June, 2012

Fandom Fest 2012


Fandom Fest /Fright Night Film Fest is this coming weekend, June 29-July 1, and in addition to meeting the stars of various Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy films, there is a huge Literary Track where you can meet and mingle with authors and publishers.   I will be speaking on several panels.  View the complete panel listing here.

I will also signing copies of my work, including paperback and limited edition hardcovers of my novels Poseidon’s Children and Cinema of Shadows.  Hope to see all my faithful readers there!

Poseidon’s Children Is “A Great Book!”

Jess Resides Here just posted a review of my new novel, Poseidon’s Children, and it’s a good one.  Here’s and excerpt…

“I realized one day that I had chewed half a nail off, and that’s when I had that moment of ohhhhh it’s grabbed me hook, line, and sinker.  It is a great tale with action, adventure, revenge, drama, mythology and the wildest sex scene I’ve ever read.  Seventh Star Press should consider an erotic imprint as Michael West knows how to write a steamy scene, even when one of those involved has gills.  The horror had me biting my nails, the sex scene had me fanning my face, and the story had me absorbed.  A great book that I highly recommend.”

You can read the entire review here.

And get your copy of Poseidon’s Children here.

“Cinema of Shadows” Becomes Most Downloaded Horror Title on Kindle!

My Harmony, Indiana novel Cinema of Shadows just became the most downloaded Horror title for Amazon’s Kindle (Yes, it takes more units to top the free charts).

As someone who has loved Horror for as long as they can remember, I must admit that this took my breath away.  When I was in the 8th grade, I read my first Stephen King novel: The Shining.  If you had told me back then that I would one day go on to write about a haunting of my own, and that said novel would then go on to top the charts, I would have said that you were crazy.  But here it is, a reality.

I want to thank all my faithful readers, and my publisher, Seventh Star Press, for making this a reality.  Your support means the world to me!

Now, off to make myself some coffee to celebrate, and then right back to work on more horrific tales!

Poseidon’s Children Features “Amazing Plot and Great Writing.”


Ali’s Bookshelf just posted a review of my novel, Poseidon’s Children, giving it four stars!  Here’s an excerpt:

“This book got my attention right away with its amazing plot and great writing.   Michael West is a tremendous author for mixing both urban fantasy and horror in this way,  and I might have to try a few other books of his.   I’m really intrigued by the way he ended this book as well, setting up the next book in the series perfectly.  All in all I found this to be a great start to the series and I’m waiting to see where this talented author takes this story!”

Read the full review here!

Fantasy Book Review Gives Poseidon’s Children Almost Perfect 9 out of 10!


Fantasy Book Review just posted a glowing review of my new novel, Poseidon’s Children.  Here’s an excerpt:

“9 out of 10!  Poseidon’s Children has short, sharp, jolting chapters which are incident packed.  I enjoyed reading as the different lives and stories became interconnected…Larry in particular is another West character who has to face up to the issues and events of his past in order to overcome his present problems. Fortunately his loving girlfriend Peggy is there with him to offer support and both will go on a life changing journey together…Also with its theme of an ancient religion and small town America hiding a big secret this has all the right ingredients to shock and entertain.”

Read the full review here!