Aurora Blazing ARC Giveaway!

Aurora Blazing comes out on October 1, which means we’re just about a month and a half away from release! Ahhh!!! Where did this year go?

If you want to read it even sooner, I’m giving you a chance to get your hands on an early copy! I have three ARCs (advance reader copies) to give away. See below for details. And if you haven’t preordered yet, now is an excellent time. :)

And don’t forget, for US readers, my publisher is running a Goodreads giveaway, too!

Aurora Blazing Cover

To save her brother and protect her family’s future, a powerful princess must join forces with a dashing man from her past in this thrilling space adventure, the second novel in the Consortium Rebellion trilogy.

As the dutiful daughter of High House von Hasenberg, Bianca set aside her personal feelings and agreed to a political match arranged by her family, only to end up trapped in a loveless, miserable marriage. When her husband unexpectedly dies, Bianca vows never to wed again. Newly independent, she secretly uses her wealth and influence to save other women stuck in dire circumstances. Information is power and Bianca has a network of allies and spies that would be the envy of the ’verse—if anyone knew about it.

When her family’s House is mysteriously attacked, Bianca’s oldest brother, the heir to House von Hasenberg, disappears. Fearful for her brother’s life, the headstrong Bianca defies her father and leaves Earth to save him. Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security—and Bianca’s first love—is ordered to find and retrieve the rebellious woman.

Ian is the last man Bianca wants to see. To evade capture, she leads him on a merry chase across the universe. But when their paths finally collide, she knows she must persuade him to help her. Bianca will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart.

As the search takes them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely . . .

Preorder now:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Apple Books
  • Kobo
  • Google Play
  • IndieBound

EDIT: Entries are now closed, winners will be announced soon. Check for the new blog post in a day or two. :)

To enter to win an ARC, here are the rules. Please read them all! Incomplete entries will be ignored.

  1. The entry period starts now and ends on August 30, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) CST. You must be eighteen or older. Open to US and international readers.
  2. Leave ONE top-level comment (i.e., not a reply) below and tell me about something fun you’ve done this summer. It could be reading a new book, a vacation, enjoying a break from school, etc. Let’s celebrate summer fun! (EDIT: Okay, I forgot about the southern hemisphere. D’oh! If you live south, tell me something fun you’ve done this winter.) Duplicate top-level comments will be deleted. You are welcome to reply to other comments, though, because those won’t count as entries.
  3. Comments must be on the blog post on my site (www.jessiemihalik.com). Comments on Facebook, Goodreads, etc. won’t count.
  4. Come back after August 30 and see if you’ve won! Winners will be picked by random number and must claim their book. Instructions will be included in the winning post.

I will start! Not only did I finish writing Chaos Reigning (and you might want to peek over there for a teeny snippet!), I also have time to read again! In the past couple weeks, I’ve read Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean and The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare, and both were fantastic!

155 Replies to “Aurora Blazing ARC Giveaway!”

  1. I went to Dollywood with one of my best friends this summer! I also just want to say how excited I am for Aurora Blazing!!!

  2. We rescued Monarch caterpillars (they were being eaten by Robins in our garden) & released them as butterflies a few weeks later. Fascinating!

  3. I work as a library tech in Florida and my Summer has been all about sitting in the AC reading and suggesting books to patrons, including Polaris Rising. I’ve also spent my summer going to the movie theater as often as possible.

  4. We don’t have summer n the Caribbean as we usually have sun all year round (except when it’s raining!) Been a couple months of good reading including discovering your books which I loved. Planning for my vacation which will be in fall also has me happy :)

  5. I saw ELO in concert this summer! I went to the Muppet exhibit at COSI and spent a lot of time there soaking it all in. It was an amazing weekend with wonderful friends.

  6. I retired last fall, so I’ve been enjoying my first summer of freedom since college by hanging out on my deck, admiring my flowers, and enjoying our lovely NorCal weather. In a few weeks, we are heading to Hawaii for vacation. Can’t wait for the new book!

  7. Best time this weekend was taking the kids to the lake for the 4th of July. Fireworks over water are the best. Can’t wait to read the next book.

  8. I’ve been striping paint from my pine staircase ready to sand it back to the wood before waxing it. Very satisfying watching paint peel off at 200 degrees and knowing the cats can’t destroy a bare floor like they did the carpet! Summer weather meant I could leave the door and windows open to vent so I didn’t die from inhaling lead paint…..

    Can’t wait to read Bianca and Ian’s story – it will come out before a 24 hour work flight back from New Zealand so there will be time to read that twice and re-read PR if only the kindle battery holds out :-)

  9. I went snorkeling for the first time ever in the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef and climbed a bunch of Meso-American temple complexes in Mexico and Guatemala. I’m also working my way through my TBR pile and there’s not enough time in the day to read, but enjoying every moment.

  10. Breastfed my 22 lb 6 month old while attempting to potty train his 2.5 year old brother. All the while surviving the mucousy virus from hell. Fearless and intrepid, my adventure continues…

  11. Hmm
    Aha…we went to a tiny municipal island east of Puerto Rico, Vieques. Lots of beautiful beaches, yummy food, wild horses and warm people. We had a great time.

  12. We (the kids, the hubs and I) ate a LOT of ice cream and shave ice at fun places this summer. Ice cream at Humphry Slocombe in the San Francisco Ferry Building twice. And shave ice twice: once at Mountain View Obon/Buddhist Temple and once at Roaring Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains for their Thomas the Tank Engine day.

  13. I just finished celebrating my 30th birthday. I got to see Pentatonix the day before my birthday and then spent a long weekend at Disney World to round out the celebration!

  14. For various life reasons, I can’t travel this summer. So I took a week off work and treated it like a trip: went to museums, took myself out for a nice lunch, walked around the city. It was fun!

  15. This summer I helped host a family reunion, which was exciting and overwhelming.
    But I loved seeing all the family.

  16. We went to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for a 5 day paddle. Caught yummy fish. Packed my kid’s books even though we had to portage them. Took shelter from mosquitos at dusk and read multiple chapters every night!

  17. I went to New Orleans with a bunch of my girlfriends in May! We had the best time. Did a swamp tour a tour of the French Quarter, a tour of the Garden District, Etc. So Magazine Street Frenchmen Street a live jazz band oh, so many memories. Did I mention this was also during Book Lovers con? So I also brought back home 63 new books to read!

  18. Though I didn’t really get out much this summer (I’m a homebody and a writer so…), I did read some really great books.

    Right before summer started I read Polaris Rising for the first time, but I enjoyed it so much that I re-read it this summer. I also re-read Exo by Steven Gould, and picked up copies of The Last Astronaut, The Calculating Stars, and The Fated Sky; all of which I enjoyed a metric ton.

    I had a pretty good summer thanks to reading, but I dare say you might be able to top it if I end up getting one of those ARCs!

  19. We had our first family vacation at the end of June. My son was not quite one years old and he got to see the ocean (even though it freaked him out). We got to unplug from both our respective jobs for a fully days and it was glorious. I also got my reading groove back finally and it’s been glorious!

  20. My sister had a traditional African wedding and it was FIRE! I had so much fun and I learned a lot. I am learning traditional African dance now after seeing how amazing the dance floor was at the reception.

  21. I actually had vacation time this year…and did nothing. It was glorious. I read books and napped and ate food I didn’t have to make.

  22. We’re teachers and my parents are from Florida, so we took the 7 year old to the beach. Relaxation, waves, reading and indoctrinating the next generation of beach bums. It was priceless.

  23. My husband and I left the kids with grandparents and did a half week 10 year anniversary getaway to Denver. Driving and hiking in Rocky MTN Nat Park was the highlight.

  24. Thanks for this chance to win the ARCs! Summer fun – took my 2 year-old to a splash pad! Multiple times, actually, and we progressed from a freaked-out and totally dry girl to a sopping wet one who loves it, now that it’s closing for the season. Sigh. It was a lot of fun, though!

  25. I actually got about 36 hours away for a “girls” weekend to Tybee Island with some great friends, and no one from my house called me in a panic the whole time!

  26. I’m a therapist and my office did a 2 week social skills camp for both neuro-typical and neuro-atypical kids. The camp was at a farm and included activities with animals. The most fun thing was watching kids build an obstacle course for baby goats and then coach the goats through it. It was the best!

  27. This has been the summer of theater – I’ve been to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights”, “The Full Monty”, “The Lincoln Dress”, and before summer is officially over, I’ll be going to Broadway to see “Hamilton”!!!

  28. I drove the, “four corners,” of the USA.
    It took me just over two months.
    I’m really looking forward to your next book.

  29. When my sister & niece came for a visit, we walked through a butterfly garden (none landed on us though). Then we went to the aquarium and petted stingrays – though we spent most of our time with the hilarious penguins.

  30. I have just returned from a long weekend away with my husband and no kids. We went to the Little League World Series and got to watch awesome baseball and be kids again ourselves. It was an amazing time.

  31. I went on a cruise to Alaska with my family to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. 12 people ages 12 to 80, including 5 tweens and teens. We had a blast. Glaciers, sled dog puppies, kayaking, and no cooking and cleaning for a week! Thanks for the ARC giveaway!

  32. I read a ton of books! Daisy Jones and the Six was probably my favorite of the lot. I’m not a fan of the summer heat, so stayed inside as much as possible. lol. I also started a new job as a high school English teacher! 📚❤️📓📝 My book club is planning to read this when it comes out! Would love an advanced copy!

  33. I had a wonderful time babysitting my two grandchildren – 4 and 1 – and not only I lost 2 lbs but i have a request to bake more cookies next time.

  34. We went to Mt. Rushmore. It was my family’s first out-of-state trip. We drove so we stopped at a few dinosaur museums (which is what my 4 year old is into) and many state parks. We took advantage of all the Junior Ranger programs and it was a lot of fun!

  35. I got to see my kids who are home from college, spend time with my aging parents, play with my niece who just turned ten, and take care of my ponies.

  36. So many library crafts with the kids! I’m pretty sure all the librarians in a 30-mile vicinity know me and the kids by name now!

  37. What did I do for fun this summer? How about 10 days in Dublin, Ireland seeing all the sights, discovering Murphy’s Ice Cream (truly orgasmic!) and the best part was that the sun shined the entire time! No rain or clouds!!!

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