The review website I Smell Sheep has posted a new 5 Star…er, “sheep” review of Michael West’s first short fiction collection, Skull Full of Kisses, available now from Hydra Publications. Here’s a snippet:

“There are demons. Ghosts. Aliens. Serial killers. Dinosaurs…freaking dinosaurs. West makes the reader feel like we’re glued to the old late-night horror show on television. I couldn’t wait to get to the next story to see what other monster was waiting for me. What wicket twist was going to grab me and get my heart pounding in my chest? 5 out of 5 sheep!” ~ Belle Bivdavo, I Smell Sheep

Cover Art by Bob Freeman

Originally published in 2010, Skull Full of Kisses contains some of West’s earliest and most well-regarded works.

Love and evil know no bounds! Turn the page and enter a world of shadow, as Michael West brings together his most disturbing short stories — twisted tales of forbidden desires and ghoulish deeds, where nightmares manifest in the most mundane and unlikely of places…

The basement of a Japanese restaurant, where a seductive creature promises comfort to a lonely hitman, if only he will set her free…

A ruined city, where survivors of a natural disaster have become prey to something unnatural…

An Indiana farmhouse, where a frightened child attempts to fool the Angel of Death…

And the darkest regions of space, where a man fights to protect the woman he loves from invaders only he can see…

Ten reasons to lock your doors.
Ten reasons to keep the lights on.
Ten reasons why you may never sleep again.

Skull Full of Kisses includes the following stories:


“The Bridge”

“Dogs of War”


“Einstein’s Slingshot”

“God Like Me”

“To Know How to See”

“For Her”


“Goodnight”*named Best Horror Short Story of 2005 in the annual P&E Readers’ Poll.


Skull Full of Kisses is available now from Hydra Publications!