Friday, 30 March 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday #4

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday, a Saturday meme, hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.

This is where I feature a favorite cover and its artist, which does not have to come from a new release or something that I received in my mailbox.  Any cover that I discover and love will fit the bill.  

My pick this week is Poseidon's Children (The Legacy of the Gods #1) by Michael West.


Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change.

After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current—high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that’s just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes….at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse.

Now, to stop the carnage, Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.


The new urban fantasy series is Michael's second with Seventh Star Press, following the extremely successful release of Cinema of Shadows, his latest Harmony Indiana novel, in 2011.  The Legacy of the Gods series is set to build rapidly upon Michael's horror readership, introducing his well-crafted storytelling to urban fantasy audiences everywhere.

The illustrations for Poseidon's Children were created by highly acclaimed fantasy/horror artist Matthew Perry, who also does the artwork for Michael's Harmony Indiana Novels with Seventh Star Press.  The Poseidon's Children project also reunited Michael with his Cinema of Shadows editor, Amanda DeBord.

So, do you like this new cover?


  1. Super scary! There is no doubt this is a horror read! Feels almost like a movie poster, too. Nice pick!

  2. Wow i'm scared now!! Lol. If this was a movie i wouldnt watch it for fear of nightmares! Lol. Great choice - i havent seen many scary picks on shelf candy!!

  3. He really captured the emotion on the girls face in this one. Makes me want to read to find out what that monster is that's grabbing her. My Shelf Candy

  4. Great Cover! I love the colors. The cover really gives the feel for fear. great choice. my scs

  5. This artist has certainly managed to capture fear. It looks a lot like one of those old sci-fi movie posters. Terrific pick. Thanks for sharing it.
    - FABR Steph

  6. Love to read this. The cover art is awesome. Trying to remember where I saw the trailer for this. It was great also. I think I found the link on his Facebook page.
    laura thomas


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