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Attention Walmart Shoppers…


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,  

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!


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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.

Spook House Haunts #1 Spot on Bestseller List!

Spook House Kobo Bestseller

Bestselling author Michael West has another hit on his hands.  His third Harmony, Indiana novel for Seventh Star PressSpook House, just became a #1 bestseller, topping the Horror charts for Kobo.  A global leader in eReading, Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience to millions of users in 190 countries, offering one of the world’s largest catalogs with millions of titles.

In 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!

Order your own copy of this chart-topping bestseller now from:,,’s,
IndieboundSeventh Star Press or your favorite book store.

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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!

Spook House: “a Fun Story About Big Bad Monsters!”


Pustule Oozings posted a wonderful new review of my last Harmony, Indiana novel, Spook House.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“(Michael West writes with) butter-smooth prose and a razor-keen sense of how to draw out suspense. I found a story that pulled me along the shoot like a greased up pig and plenty of greasy-grimy people guts decorating the scenery. I even found myself caring about the main characters a bit and was quite impressed at how whole and solid he makes this little slice of Indiana feel. I haven’t gotten this strong of a sense of the personality of place in a while. Most importantly, I had fun. That’s all that matters here.”

They even compare me to the great AC/DC

“Michael West doesn’t change anything about horror fiction any more than those limeys changed Rock N’ Roll, but only a soulless bastard doesn’t get excited when they here that introductory clang of Hell’s Bells.”

Read the full review here!

And get your very own copy of Spook House 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!

Hades’ Disciples Limited Edition Hardcover Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a special pre-order offer for Michael West’s Hades’ Disciples, the latest book in the Legacy of the Gods Series.

Synopsis of Hades’ Disciples: Terrifying creatures exist all around us, hiding in plain sight. Ancient. Deadly. They gather in secret, conspiring, dreaming of nothing less than humanity’s destruction, and their numbers are growing.

Earl Preston knows the danger all too well. After tangling with a horde of mythological sea monsters in Colonial Bay, he has been tasked with finding these beasts and exposing their plans whatever they may be. But Earl is not the only one with a mystery on their hands. At the very top of the world, Carol Miyagi has stumbled onto an artifact from Earth’s past, something magnificent held captive in a prison of ice and snow. Now, Carol and Earl must work quickly to decipher the will of the gods–a plot that defies imagination–and to stop their followers from carrying it out.

They thought the nightmare was over, but they are about to discover that the horror has only just begun.

This special hardcover edition is limited to 75 copies, signed and numbered.

The price for the limited edition hardcover is $36.95 plus shipping and handling, and includes the eBook version of Hades’ Disciples in both Mobi and ePub formats, covering Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Kobo Devices, and many others.


How about Book One in the Legacy of the Gods series, Poseidon’s Children? If you happened to miss the Poseidon’s Children limited edition hardcovers, we still have a few left, but when they are gone, they are gone.

For a limited time, add Poseidon’s Children Limited Hardcover to your Hades Disciplesorder for $36.95 with no additional shipping and handling (while supplies lasts)!  If you take advantage of this special offer, the Poseidon’s Children Hardcover will be shipped with Hades’ Disciples.


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We are also still taking orders for the limited edition hardcover of West’s first Harmony, Indiana novel The Wide Game.

Order The Wide Game Limited Edition Hardcover for $36.95 plus shipping and handling (while supplies last)!

We will be doing our print runs of hardcover editions of both Hades’ Disciples and The Wide Gamein early June for mid-June shipment.




Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, The Wide Game, Spook House, 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 avoids manhole covers and sidewalk grates whenever possible.  He just doesn’t know what’s down there, and he’s not sure he wants to find out.

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!

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


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!

Jurassic London Unearths The Book of the Dead!


Jurassic London is delighted to announce The Book of the Dead, a collection of new short stories, all themed around the most mysterious, versatile and under-appreciated of the undead: the mummy.

The Book of the Dead will be published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK’s oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.

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The Society’s Vice Chair, John J. Johnston, who provides the volume’s introduction, explains:

“The mummified remains of Egypt’s ancient dead have fascinated travellers, scholars and museum visitors for millennia and for around the last 180 years, they have provided a potent source of inspiration for authors, artists, and film makers. As an Egyptologist who studies the reception of ancient Egypt in the modern world, I view the fictional mummy as a compelling figure, lurking in the dark recesses of our collective imagination, having been resurrected and refashioned as the object of exotic fantasy; the tragic paramour, tortured by long-lost loves and, most frequently, as the terrifying instrument of ancient vengeance. As such, I am delighted to see this grand literary tradition continue in Jurassic London’s impressive and original collection of new, mummy-inspired short fiction, The Book of the Dead.”

The anthology collects 19 original stories, ranging freely across time periods, genres and styles. Paul Cornell takes an Egyptian monarch on an unusual—and contemporary – journey to redemption in “Ramesses on the Frontier”. Gail Carriger gives readers a peek into the history of the Parasol Protectorate series and the Tarabotti family in “The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar.” Maria Dahvana Headley raises discomfiting new questions about the candy industry in “Bit-U-Men” and Jesse Bullington features a young man who finds an unlikely role model in “Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb.”

The Book of the Dead also contains new stories from David Thomas Moore, David Bryher, Molly Tanzer, Sarah Newton, Lou Morgan, Maurice Broaddus, Adam Roberts, Michael West, Den Patrick, Roger Luckhurst, Jenni Hill, Glen Mehn, Jonathan Green, Louis Greenberg and Will Hill.

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The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, the creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer, the acclaimed ligne claire adventure nominated for two UK National Comic Awards and currently serialized in The Phoenix.

The Book of the Dead will be released this October as a limited edition hardcover as well as in paperback and digital formats.

You want more? How about an early look at the entire Table of Contents?

  • Maurice Broaddus—“Cerulean Memories”
  • David Bryher—“She is Cleopatra”
  • Jesse Bullington—“Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb”
  • Gail Carriger—“The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar”
  • Paul Cornell—“Ramesses on the Frontier”
  • Maria Dahvana Headley—“Bit-U-Men”
  • Jonathan Green—“Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)”
  • Louis Greenberg—“Akhenaten Goes to Paris”
  • Jenni Hill—“The Cats of Beni Hasan”
  • Will Hill—“Three Memories of Death”
  • Roger Luckhurst—“The Thing of Wrath”
  • Glen Mehn—“Henry”
  • David Moore—“Old Souls”
  • Lou Morgan—“Her Heartbeat, An Echo”
  • Sarah Newton—“The Roof of the World”
  • Den Patrick—“All is Dust”
  • Adam Roberts—“Tollund”
  • Molly Tanzer—“Mysterium Tremendum”
  • Michael West—“Inner Goddess”

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