Archive for the ‘ Illustrations ’ Category

Zeus’ Thunderclap

From Seventh Star Press…

We’ve got a brand new Thunderclap underway for bestselling author Michael West and his forthcoming release, Zeus’ Warriors, the third title in his acclaimed series The Legacy of the Gods. Help us spread awareness on the release day, September 27th, by sharing a tweet or Facebook post. The app takes care of it all, takes just a moment to sign up.  Click here to offer your support!

Blending dark fantasy, horror and thriller elements, The Legacy of the Gods series has enjoyed a fast-growing audience and growing acclaim for the author of bestselling horror novels such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House.  Get ready for the best release in the series yet!  Featuring new interior illustrations by Natasha Alterici.


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.

“Spook House” For Sale!

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2012


Cover Art Reveal, Limited Hardcover Offer, and Blog Tour Announcement for Michael West’s Spook House!


Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art and illustrations created by Matthew Perry for Spook House by Michael West, as well as announce sites and dates for the book’s upcoming blog tour.  A pre-order window for a limited edition hardcover is also open in advance of the book’s official release.


The latest Harmony, Indiana novel following 2011’s Cinema of Shadows arrives just in time for Halloween, exploring the 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!


The softcover and eBook versions will be released following the launch event for the novel at That Book Place in Madison, Indiana on October 27th. 

Spook House is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.  The limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered by Michael West and includes a bonus illustration from Matthew Perry not included in other editions. It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards and bookmarks. Those interested in securing one of the 75 copies can place a pre-order now at:


The Spook House Blog Tour will feature 33 events, beginning October 25th and running through November 27th. The tour will feature a number of activities, including reviews, interviews, podcasts, guest blog posts, and contests/giveaways.


The dates and sites for the Spook House Blog Tour are as follows:


10/25     Great Minds Think Aloud

10/26     Bookishly Me

10/27     Red Headed Bookworm

10/28     Book and Movie Dimension

10/29     Azure Dwarf Horde of Science Fiction & Fantasy

10/30     Reading Aways the Days

10/31     Ginger Nuts of Horror

11/1       WTF Are You Reading?

11/2       Darlenes Book Nook

11/3       JeanzBookReadNReview

11/4       The Independent Review

11/5       Fictional Candy

11/6       Book Den

11/7       Vilutheril Reviews

11/8       Beauty in Ruins

11/9       Beagle Book Space

11/10     Bunny’s Review

11/11     Splash of Our Worlds

11/12     A Book Vacation

11/13     A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

11/14     Crossroads Reviews

11/15     Bee’s Knees Reviews

11/16     From the Bootheel Cotton Patch

11/17     Sheila Deeth

11/18     Kayla’s Reads and Reviews

11/19     The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

11/20     I Smell Sheep

11/21     Ali’s Bookshelf

11/22     Full Moon Bites

11/23     The Cabin Goddess

11/24     Stuck in Books

11/26     The Rabid Fox

11/27     Jess Resides Here


For further information on Michael West, Seventh Star Press, and its titles, please visit, or the author’s site at

Contact: C.C. James

Public Relations, Seventh Star Press


Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky

Third Poseidon’s Children Illustration Unveiled

There it is, faithful readers: the third and final illustration you will find in the paperback edition of Poseidon’s Children.  I’m sure you will agree that Matthew Perry does amazing work!  Both the paperback and the signed, limited edition hardcover editions of the novel will feature all three pieces of artwork that have been released so far, but the signed, limited edition will also include a fourth piece of artwork and a signature page that have yet to be reveiled!  Both versions are now available for pre-order through Seventh Star Press for shipping on the release date on March 19th.