Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrating A New Futuristic Fantasy From Michele Hart

Today on we're celebrating the release of VIGILANT, a new futuristic fantasy from Michele Hart.

A latch-key kid raised in Brandon, Florida, Michele Hart found the world outside her house boring, so she lived for shows about futuristic worlds, fantastic places. Star Trek, Bewitched, Night Stalker. Battlestar Galactica, I Dream of Jeannie, Logan’s Run. Naturally, she found her future in alternate realities! She’s keeping it unreal.

Michele Hart writes fast-paced Sci-Fi Romantic Adventure, seared with a little Erotic Suspense. Uncharted planets, lunar space stations, alien ports of call. Mind control, shape-shifters, prison breaks. Doomsday machines. Her favorite writers are Katie Macalister for laughs, Angela Knight for steamy heroes, and Jennifer Estep for superheroes. She lives in sunny central Florida with her invisible dog, Killer.


VIGILANT by Michele Hart

Alliance I-Marshal Weber hauls Yadira to her home planet and infiltrates the human-trafficking ring controlling her. But he finds himself unbearably attracted to his witness. A gift for detecting deception reveals she’s the next victim of a criminal industry.

Descending into shadowy worlds of slavery, Yadira endures a dark angel stalking her dreams and watches the quiet I-Marshal become dangerous in her defense. Everything about him moves her…except the memory of seeing him execute the most important man in her life. Shouldn’t she take vengeance? Delusions of a heavenly guardian affect her mind.

Slavers and demons plan to snatch her from Weber’s custody while he is uncovering connections, and Weber won’t hesitate to execute the guilty surrounding Yadira. Who but a son of fire can save her from fiends harboring hardcore fantasies of harming her?


WIN - Leave Michele a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of her book LUMINOUS NIGHTS, the prequel to VIGILANT.  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Good morning Michele - happy Sunday to you, welcome to AuthorIsland and super congrats on your newest release VIGILANT!!

    Just watched the trailer and loved it! The book sounds fantastic and as soon as I'm finished, I'm heading over to read the excerpts!

    For those not familiar with your series, can you tell us a bit about this series and how the books fit together? I didn't see a series name on the book cover, is that because the books can be read in any order?

    And since you're a new author for us here at the Island, can you tell us all about yourself and your other works?

    I hope you really enjoy your cyber launch party and that VIGILANT is your biggest seller yet!!

    Have fun!

  2. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like it will be a very good book. How many books will be in the series? Will the characters cross over from each book?


  3. Congrats! This book sounds good. I definitely want to read it. I see you like writing Sci-Fi Romantic Adventure books. Have you ever wanted to try anything else?

  4. Congrats! This book sounds good. I definitely want to read it. I see you like writing Sci-Fi Romantic Adventure books. Have you ever wanted to try anything else?

  5. Morning Michelle!

    Congratulations on the release of Vigilant! Hope you have a great launch party. Good blurb & excerpt/first chapter!!

    You mentioned the sci-fi futuristic shows you used to watch - are there any such TV shows that you enjoy today?

    What do you like to do to relax?

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  6. Sounds like a great read.

  7. Congrats on the release! I love sci-fi too, and was reading Robert Heinlein's Have Space Suit Will Travel at 6. (Just couldn't wait for stories, even then.) I'm also a BookStrand author, and incorporated sci-fi elements into mine. Do you prefer doing straight futuristic, or alternate planets/universes?

  8. Hi, Karen and Sandra! Thanks for stopping by.

    Ironically, I seldom watch TV anymore. I don't know what shows are on or who are the new, hot stars. When interviewers ask me to cast the movies of my books for fun, it makes my brain explode. I never know who's hot. A turn-around for a kid who told time by what was on TV. No kid should have the TV guide memorized.

    On rare occasion, I'll watch a season of a past show that interested me but I was too busy at the time to watch. Right now, I'm loving the heck out of Dexter.

    Happy reading!

  9. Oh my!

    I watched the trailer and read the excerpts. This is truly a good book and the excerpts are steamy.

    Michele, you said you grew up watching Battle Star Galactica and Star Trek. What was your favorite character from any of these shows. Mine was Dirk Benedicts part Starbuck.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41 at yahoo dot com

  10. Hi, Melissa! I have another author to read! Thank you for stopping by.

    Do I prefer doing straight futuristic, or alternate planets/universes? I'm down with both! I have a shape-shifter trilogy that starts in a group of planets unrelated to Earth and ends up here. So I've written both scenarios. Couldn't choose between them, if I had to. Both has its advantages.

    Have a great day.

    Hi, Teresa,

    Thank you for such fine compliments on Vigilant.

    You'll probably laugh to hear I was always more into the stories than the actors. I so loved the mythology behind Battlestar Galactica. Egyptology turns me on. With Star Trek, it was always the hope for the future the show reflected that made me fall in love with the show.

    But Dirk Benedict was HOOOOTTT! Grrrowl! I so noticed him! The swaggering alpha male is sooo irresistible. Boy, are we genetically predispositioned to notice them or what!?

    They are dangerous beings...

    Thank you for coming to my party.


  11. Hello Michele! Congrats on the new release! I love sci-fi, watched all the same shows as you, I loved Logan's Run...watching it today, I laugh at how corny it was, but it was sooo coool...

    I assume you were a fan of Dark Shadows as well? Really bad vampire soap opera? But it was vampires! How could not love it?

    Thanks for the contest & wishing you much success with your new release!

    sgalley65 at

  12. Lizzie!

    Thank you for showing up and reminding me of Dark Shadows! Oh, yes, I've always been a vampire fan. And I thought Logan's Run was the coolest thing ever. Didn't you want the goddess-like wardrobe of the women? Thirty-five years later, I have Logan's Run on DVD now. Cheesy when I look back on it, true, but it made fertile ground of my imagination.

    I remember my first call to a TV station was when the picture went out during the Bionic Woman. I was incensed. I couldn't have been older than ten.

    Everyone, please, teach your children to value reading!


  13. DeNita asked if there was a series name.

    The first I-Marshal story, Luminous Nights, was not originally written to become a series, only to be a single title, odd for me since I'm used to writing sequels. But reviewers kept asking me, "Where's the next I-Marshal story?" What other answer could a writer give that question but, "I guess I better think on up, huh?"

    And that's why there's no title to this series. They're just I-Marshal stories.


  14. Hi, You book does sound wonderfully intriguing. I can never think of a question so I will just ask if your desk is neat or messy?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  15. That's an excellent question, Debby.
    My desk looks like ground-zero for a tornado. It's organized chaos here. If anyone moves anything the slightest way, they'll blow my life right out of the water. And that's why fingerprint ID is required at my office door.

    Thanks for playing my reindeer games.


  16. I love the concept. Were you a science geek in school or do you read up on science concepts that you want to include in your stories?

  17. I got to preview this book before publication. It is fast-paced and gripping. I loved your good-bad characters, Michelle. So tough, so flawed. You really do know how to grab the reader on page one and keep us turning pages. Great good luck with this release.
    ~J.D, Faver

  18. Greetings, Jen,

    I wasn't focused on science in school. But I was a science explorer, which is an extra-nerdy boy scout. I was there picking up brainy guys. :-) The science explorers were owned by the Boy Scouts and I love saying I was a boy scout. :-) Technically correct. I became a full-fledged nerd as a writer. I couldn't have a science thought until I got rid of my spiky punk-rock hair.

    Thank you for attending my party, Jen!

    Hi, June!

    Thank you for showing up at my bash. You're a true pal. Pass the champagne and cheesecake.