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My Little Adventure in Modeling


Haha, not that kind of modeling. I am speaking of building models, those whimsical miniatures that capture the hearts of millions. I’m not exactly new to this world. Years ago I built a plastic model of the original Enterprise and it’s now hanging in my office from the ceiling. Last weekend I went to the […]

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Book Sale!!


I’m currently offering the first book of each of my three series for 99 cents each. Great chance to check out other books if you haven’t done so yet! After the sale, they go back to their regular price of $3.99 so make sure to grab your copy while it’s discounted. Amazon or Barnes and […]

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The Chosen on Sale For a Limited Time!


If you haven’t read any of the Portals of Destiny books as of yet, now’s your time to get the first book of the series, The Chosen, for only $1.99! This price won’t last forever so better get it while the gettin’s good! Get your copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble online TODAY!

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Resigned Fate: Now Available!


The final book of the Portals of Destiny series is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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Shattered Destiny: Now Available!


The second book in the Portals of Destiny is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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The Chosen: Now Available!


The first of my scifi/fantasy series, The Chosen, is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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Giveaways to Celebrate Re-Release of The Chosen!


To celebrate the upcoming re-release of my first scifi book, The Chosen, I’m doing some giveaways! *tosses confetti and toots horns* The Chosen if available for pre-order and officially launches July 4th. It has a snazzy new cover plus some new material! I’ll be doing a giveaway for several things: e-book copies of The Chosen and […]

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Cover Reveal!


With Booktrope closing its doors, I decided to re-release my scifi series, Portals of Destiny) with some fresh new covers to go along with some fresh new content. This was the first series I ever wrote and still has a special place in my heart. As much as I love my other books and characters, […]

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Do People Not Get Storytelling Anymore?


I was cruising through Facebook this morning as is my usual when enjoying my morning coffee. Most days I wonder why I bother as most posts get my blood pressure soaring with the utter and complete idiocy. I have to believe that most people that post or share are doing it to get a rise […]

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Soul Reapers: On Sale NOW!


Just in time for the holidays! Soul Reapers, the second in the Eli and Ava series, is on sale for 99 cents. This won’t last forever so grab your copy while the gettin’s good! Hey, at this price, you can afford to splurge on something for yourself this holiday season. Detectives Elliot “Eli” Robbins and […]

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Soul Reapers: Now Available!


Soul Reapers, the second Eli and Ava novel, is available through your favorite booksellers!!! If you like paranormal and crime, you’ll love this one!

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Dangerous Reflection FREE For a Limited Time!


If you haven’t read Dangerous Reflections yet, now’s your chance!! Grab a free copy for your Kindle today!!

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Soul Reapers Now Available For Pre-Order!


*tosses confetti*  Hooray!! The second Eli and Ava novel, Soul Reapers, is now available for pre-order from Amazon! If you like crime thrillers with a touch of the paranormal, then this book is for you! Early Praise for Soul Reapers: “This is author Shay West’s best work, in my opinion. She uses enough lighthearted humor […]

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AnomalyCon 2015


This was my first year at AnomalyCon and I must say it was bloody spectacular! I was invited to participate in several author panels, which I’d never done before. Hanging with such supremely awesome literary talent was a little intimidating, but after a single couple numerous shots of whiskey, I was all good 😉 I often […]

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Why Do Celebrity Deaths Affect Us So Much?


Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning from complications arising from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The beloved actor was also proficient at photography and poetry, but it’s his role as the stoic Vulcan, Mr. Spock, that launched him into the hearts of everyone in the galaxy. As I drove home from the university I was […]

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