Friday, October 24, 2014

Who Knows the Storm (Vigilante #1) by Tere Michaels Blog Tour ~ Guest post & Giveaway


Title ~ Who Knows the Storm (Vigilante #1)

Author ~ Tere Michaels

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 17th October 2014

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Dystopian

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In a dystopian near future, New York City has become the epicenter of decadence—gambling, the flesh trade, a playground for the wealthy. And underneath? Crime, fueled by “Dead Bolt,” a destructive designer drug. This New City is where Nox Boyet leads a double life. At night, he is the Vigilante, struggling to keep the streets safe for citizens abandoned by the corrupt government and police. During the day, he works in construction and does his best to raise his adopted teenaged son, Sam.
A mysterious letter addressed to Sam brings Nox in direct contact with “model” Cade Creel, a high-end prostitute working at the Iron Butterfly Casino. Suspicion gives way to an intense attraction as dark figures from Nox’s past and the mysterious peddlers of Dead Bolt begin to descend—and put all their lives in danger. When things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save Sam.

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A word from Tere Michaels

The Suit’s The Thing

One of the most fun parts of creating your own superhero is basically taking your favorite and getting rid of all the stuff that annoys you to keep the best parts.

So…I got rid of the spandex.

Leather? Here for it. Boots, dusters, pants, gloves. Gimme.

Masks? Hmm. Maybe. For all my love of the Big Bad Bat, those pointy ears were a little disturbing. Let’s talk “cheap masquerade mask” Robin instead (sadly it came with day glo booty shorts and tights but we can’t have everything).

Hoods! Love the hoods. Gimme all the hoods. Sexy profiles peeking out, eyes shrouded, carrying the shadows with you? I feel that representation deeply.

Capes! A little too “Dracula” for my taste and also I’ve seen “The Incredibles” and now we all know why Edna said, “No Capes!”.

But the spandex – the spandex had to go.

There’s always some sort of “scientific” explanation for having to wear it! Managing powers or some sort of heat conducting super suit that was undoubtedly designed by a pervert who’s laughing the entire time going, “They bought it! Ha!!!”

(You know I’m right.)

Designing Nox’s clothes for “Who Knows the Storm” centered around what he needed to do (move in the shadows, stay warm, protect himself and his identity) and what he might have access to (not a lot). There aren’t any malls and he’s still got the fashion sense of a fifteen year old.

Hoodies it is!

As Nox evolves in the series – as he becomes the Vigilante more fully, as he embraces his role in this world – undoubtedly he will adopt a new sense of style. I’m thinking some tasteful leather pants, knee high boots, something tight to show off those abs…

You guys are going to buy it, right?



Meet Tere Michaels

10265496_246464615556840_2015367052556409766_oTere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)

It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before her first book was published but there are no regrets (she doesn’t believe in them). Along the way, she had some interesting jobs in television, animation, arts education, PR and a national magazine—but she never stopped believing she would eventually earn her living writing stories about love.

She is a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Her home base is a small town in New Jersey, very near NYC, a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, her teenaged son—who will just not stop growing—and three exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, reading her book club’s current selection, and volunteering.

Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry. It’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers, and is always available for speaking engagements, visits and workshops. Find her at




There is a giveaway that will be available throughout all blog tour stops. One ebook copy of “Who Knows the Storm” and a $25 gift certificate to your online book retailer of choice.

Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment WITH contact email address on each day’s blog tour stop. Every comment is 1 entry into the giveaway. Winner will be chosen at random from all comments and announced on Monday, October 27th.

Monday, October 20 – Joyfully Jay (Guest Post)
Tuesday, October 21 – The Novel Approach (Guest Post)
Wednesday, October 22 – Boys in our Books (Excerpt)
Thursday, October 23 - Sinfully Sexy (Guest Post)
Friday, October 24 - Love Bytes (Excerpt)
Saturday, October 25 - Prism Book Alliance (Guest Post)
Sunday, October 26 - Book Reviews & More by Kathy (Excerpt)


  1. Count me in. applenote.Jamie(@)gmail.(com)

  2. yes please, love the idea, wanna read the book!!!


  3. This is going into my TBR list. Sounds like a great read. nc.skyie at gmail dot com

  4. I'm with you, spandex is so last century for regular people and heroes.

  5. No to spandex, but a big YES to leather. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Sounds like a fun read - definitely lots of leather and boots!

  7. I also say 'No' to wearing underwear as over-wear, especially over tights, not a good look at all! But yes to hoods, leather, boots, but eh-hem maybe no to 'dusters' if you mean he will be carrying around a feather duster and tickling the bad guys? Perhaps it should be a leather trench coat, as worn by Neo in Matrix, so cool, but with his own style of hood?

    The cover on this book is really good as well as the book premise, so I am grateful for a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift certificate :) Wow, thank you...

  8. Awesome cover and blurb. Thanks for the chance!

  9. I think the main problem with begin a "Superhero" is the clothes. Who ever came up with some of the "Superhero's" costumes was really not a fashion type of guy especially Superman's underwear on the outside!!!


  10. I love this giveaway!! Count me in as well.

  11. added to my tbr right now

  12. count me in

  13. Thanks for the post and contest. I have Who Knows the Storm on my TBR list. It sounds great!

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  14. Great post & giveaway!

  15. Great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I really like the cover :)

  17. Love the cover and the post. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  18. I love a hero is leather.
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  19. Love the cover.


  20. Thanks for the chance! The book sounds awesome!

  21. I've already added it to my wishlist.
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  22. I so want to read it!

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  23. Love the cover. :)

  24. Bring on the leather! Heck yes! LOL


  25. The book looks interesting.
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