Archive for August, 2013

Michael West-Themed Drinks at GenCon Signing!


The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown will be hosting me for a signing of all my works Saturday, August 17th from 6-8 pm during GenCon.  In addition to picking up my novels and anthology, faithful readers can enjoy some “Cocktails of Terror”– drinks  inspired by my fiction.  Here is a list of what you can order and the works that inspired them…


Colonial Bay Breeze

Malibu, Myers dark, juices of pineapple and cranberry

Posidon’s Chiller

Rum, Vodka, Triple Sec and Mountain Dew

Cinema of Shadows Kindle

The Woodfield Demon

1 1/2 Cognac, 1 part pineapple, 3/4 lemon Juice, 1/4 Jalapeno Simple Syrup

Small Wide Game SSP

Bloody Scarecrow

Spicy horseradish housemade bloody mary mix, vodka


Skull Full of Kisses

Pama, Vodka, Red bull, Cranberry Juice.

Due to Skull Full of Kisses going out of print unexpectedly, I will not have copies at this event, but in addition to these other novels, I will have copies of my novel Spook House and my first anthology as editor, Vampires Don’t Sparkle! 

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is located at 350 W Maryland St  Indianapolis, IN 46225.
For more information, please call (317) 822-3500.

Hope to see you all there!

Blood Sucking Geek Finds “Hell’s Hollow” and Loves It!


Blood Sucking Geek just posted a review of the Appalachian Undead anthology from APEX Books.  Here is a bit of what they had to say:

Appalachian Undead, edited by Eugene Johnson and Jason Sizemore, is a collection of twenty-one short stories written by twenty-two authors.  The anthology is themed on an Appalachia where the dead rise and roam like festering tooley fog among the hills and hollers, and the stories shamble off in different, entertaining directions.”

And the Geek especially liked my story, “Hell’s Hollow:”

“‘Hell’s Hollow,’ by Michael West. ANOTHER RESOUNDING YES!! I’m not even going to give you a hint as to what this one’s about. It’s a great story with a terrific twist. Absolutely LOVE this one. Probably my fave fave.”

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Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Appalachian Undead here!


Poseidon’s Children “Genuinely Scared” Blood, Sweat and Books!

Blood Sweat and Books

Blood, Sweat and Books just posted a new review of the first novel in my Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children, giving it 4 stars!  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“One of the best things about Poseidon’s Children were the characters. I loved how fleshed out everyone was, and even though the cast is large, it was easy to tell whom was speaking and when. Another thing that I really liked were the monsters themselves. I was so concerned they’d read like something from a cheesy Syfy movie, but instead, I found myself genuinely scared of them. Thankfully I don’t live near an ocean because if I did I might be a bit hesitant to step in the water after reading this…Overall, Poseidon’s Children was a great book and I cannot wait to see what the author brings to the table for the rest of this series.  I highly recommend picking up Poseidon’s Children and giving it a go.  If you like originality mixed with great writing, thrills and chills, then you’ll definitely want to read this book.”


Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Poseidon’s Children here!



Bubble News has posted their list of the best Summer Reads for Horror fans, and the first novel in my Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children, made the list!  Here’s a bit of what they had to say about it:

“Set in Colonial Bay, New Hampshire, this book is the very embodiment of what I loved about summer reading. Reading this novel brings back sitting at the beach, watching the sun sink behind the water and feeling watched, like the small resort town had those very secrets written about in those pages. After reading it, though, you may rethink your decision to swim in that wild body of water, wondering what might be lurking there….”


Read the full list here!

And get your very own copy of Poseidon’s Children here!