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. It’s winter here and we had some snow down south, so we decided to take a day trip and make some snowmen. Well… more like snow-mounds. With twigs. But the thought was there and we’ve never had enough snow to even make mounds before, so it was great :)

  2. My 10 year old dog had pneumonia and a few additional health issues, so I’m just so appreciative he’s still with us. Enjoying taking him for walks. Also happy that he’s able to negotiate the stairs again.

  3. We vacationed on the big island of Hawaii and took a tour that drove to the top of Mauna Kea, before dusk. We watched the sun quietly set in a brilliant, golden sky, over a billowing layer of dense clouds which blanketed the island and ocean as far as you could see. We turned our heads to the other side, towards the east, and watched as a pale full moon floated in a muted blue and pink sky. Fluffy, scattered clouds hovering above the dark island, spread out below the moon while the sun set on our other side.
    There was nothing but reverential awe and silence as our tour group watched the sun set and the full moon rise at the same time on the top of the tallest volcano on earth. Wish I could share the picts!

  4. We had a family get together two weeks ago in the mountains. It was great to see my dad, sister, brother, nieces and nephews.

  5. thanks for the opportunity for an ARC. :)

    I’m celebrating summer by attending as many birthday parties as I can!!! seriously. cake and smiles and excitement! August had so many family and friend parties it makes November/December seem like the worst time ever. haha

  6. We are enjoying our first year with a camper van and went touring the south coast of England making dog postcards at each stop.

  7. I adopted a 10 month old long-haired German Shepherd puppy from a shelter and named her Ruby. I’ve been having fun training her and adapting my lifestyle to include her in it. It’s been an adjustment but we’re enjoying getting to know each other. I’m getting plenty of exercise because she has a lot of energy, so that’s a plus.

  8. Had a pretty good summer. Went to Malta for 2 weeks. It was really amazing! Went swimming in the sea and had an unfortunate encounter with a mean jellyfish.
    Also went to the Lofoten islands in Norway to my in-laws. Did some hiking and even went on a boat tour to see the sea eagles :)

  9. I have spent time planning my trip to Disneyland in September. Flight, tour, breakfast with the princesses. While waiting I have read some books by Shiloh Walker.

  10. This summer I brought my daughter to the aquarium because she absolutely loves fishes. It was a real treat to see her there because she was so delighted that she kept applauding and sending kisses to the fish tanks 😁

  11. I am sitting here in an airport waiting to take off on my summer vacation, so my something fun is just ahead of em. I have, however, spent Much of the last few weeks lining up activities for this vacation and it is looking like it will be a blast!

  12. Well yesterday was my birthday. 19th – so I’m going to celebrate by going to Wales – Anglesey. To band on the beach, with the bank holiday weekend coming this weekend!

  13. I’m a biologist and while I was in the field collecting fish (live for behavioral research!) in Trinidad, I saw wild flamingos fly and it was a fantastically beautiful moment.

  14. I went to Alaska for my nephew’s wedding. It was fabulous to reconnect with family and to have time with my husband.

    I can’t wait to read Aurora Blazing! I saw early release copies at Comic Con but did not qualify to get one.

  15. I went to visit my best friend in NH. Although we talk nearly every day, we never get to see each other in person. (Once in the last 16 years!)

  16. I live in a tourist hotspot, so summer is more work than fun. BUT I spent a lot of time planning my three-week holiday in Scotland next month, so yay, my fun is soon to come!

  17. After my daughter and I were forced to cancel a trip out of country, we spent a few days exploring some sites in the southwest corner of our own province in Canada that we have never visited.
    Our original objective was to see the t.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, which houses Scotty, the biggest t.rex discovered (so far). While in the area, we also toured the Eastend Historical Museum with its owner and went to a fair in Swift Current. The highlight was managing to see a bison-shaped boulder with 2 to 3000 year old petroglyphs. That involved obtaining permission and directions from the owners of the land on which it is located and then climbing through barbed wire fences and trekking through a pasture

  18. Fun this summer; riding my horses, riding my ICE trike, a great new author (to me) Honor Raconteur that I’m reading.

  19. Oh, lots of fun this summer! A trip to Yellowstone, ice skating, lots of reading, actually finishing projects from my craft stash…

  20. It was a fun summer! I traveled all over Southeast Asia for a couple of weeks. It was great to experience the culture and food.

  21. Winter here, so I’ve just been taking the opportunity to snuggle under the covers whenever I’m not working. It’s been actually cold (and loomy but not raining, so nice), at least in comparison to our previous winters, so I’m really appreciative of it.

  22. I’ve been all over the place this summer. Went to Calgary for the Stampede and then to Montreal for the Osheaga Music Festival! Hoping I can do some international travel some time soon or next summer!

  23. I’ve done loads of things, but one of my favourites was discovering Polaris Rising! Can’t wait to read the new book!

  24. My sister, my son, and I went to Bryce Canyon and Zion. It is so true: Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity!!!

  25. Not as many outdoor activities as usual due to knee surgery earlier this year and lots of studying, but managed to sneak in some reading (also enjoyed Brazen and the Beast) and Shakespeare in the Park. Looking forward to this book!

  26. I start grad school in the fall, so I’ve been trying to make it to as many fun events as possible and reading as many novels as possible! So far some summer faves have been having picnics in the park, hanging at the beach and going to bike rides.

    I also just finished The Wallflower Wager. Love the series!

  27. We try to get water activities in here (it’s hot as Satan’s ballsack in Louisiana). A day at Ship Island and another day tubing. I’m so glad you finished the book and can breathe a little!

  28. This summer I took my 5 year old on a road trip. I learned that she rocks in the car and makes it fun. So it means I can plan more summer fun in the years to come! YAY!

  29. My favorite thing I did this summer was take a joint birthday trip with the husband to NYC to see The Cursed Child play. Really loved it! We might have made side trips to the NYC library, The Strand and a variety of pizza places as well.

  30. I feel like I blinked and summer was over! I went to the beach with my kidlet, ran around in the dog park and read the two Chronicles of the One books by Nora Roberts (which were super fun).

  31. I love video games, especially my Switch, and I picked up Dragon Quest Builders 2 this summer. I’ve been having a blast building and designing different solutions for the quests the game sets forth. My job has been intense this summer, so it’s been nice to unplug and feel productive even on days where very little seems to get done on massive projects.

    I wish my library was getting copies of this series so I’m requesting that the system adds it. Thank you for as great series!

  32. So excited to read Aurora Blazing! Dying to know if my theories pan out…

    This summer, we moved into our new house with our 4 month old son. It has been stressful, but worth it, as I now have an entire room for books! That’s one life achievement unlocked.

  33. My summer fun:
    -implementing an ERP at work
    -started learning python
    -planned my wedding (happening Sept 14)
    -had Bach party on ranch in Alliance, NE
    -backpacked in the Big Horn mountains (WY)

  34. Just got back from a quick 4 days in Vegas where i ate WAAAAAYYYY too much delicious food (2 times at hell’s kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.. then his Fish and chips place). Also passed/got my professional designation and never have to take another school course if I don’t want to!

  35. It has been a wonderful summer because I got to take almost 2 weeks off from work to go to York and London, England! Surrounded by so much history (and tea!) was perfection! I went with 2 of my best friends and we each bought SO MANY BOOKS. I got 13, one friend got 10, and the other friend got 23!! So excited to end the summer/start the fall by reading this book!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Up here in Alaska we had record heat (and soooo many fires, sadly), but that did mean I got to do some camping trips WITHOUT getting rained on, which is rare for an Alaskan summer.

  37. Here in Western NY we went to Canalside so our boy could take a picture with a sculpture that is named Shark Girl (we live outside Buffalo, NY) and walked around, enjoying the setting, the boats and more. He leaves for his first year of college this week and we did a few day trips to enjoy while he is still home.

    1. Our daughter attends college in Buffalo (we live just west of Rochester) and has never heard of Shark Girl. We may have to check it out when we drop her off. 😁

  38. A couple fun things this summer—I was in Washington DC for work and was able to see the Obamas’ portraits and the Votes for Women exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. I also attended the 2nd annual Romance GenreCon in Kansas City and one event included dinner with Alyssa Cole! It was great.

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