Author News

Signed Copies of Eclipse the Moon and Backlist Books!

Pre-order Now! ECLIPSE THE MOON coming July 12, signed and personalized from BookPeople! Signed and personalized backlist available!

I am THISCLOSE to finishing book three, thus the prolonged radio silence, but I wanted to pop up and let you know that the preorder page for signed copies of Eclipse the Moon is now up at my local independent bookstore, BookPeople. READ ON FOR INSTRUCTIONS, lol. :)

This time, you can also order my backlist books and have them signed at the same time, if that’s something you’re interested in. 🎉 There are hardly any signed copies of my Rogue Queen books out in the world, but if you would like to change that, you can, because BookPeople is carrying my indie books, too!

You’ll notice the ETM preorder page only has ETM on it, but if you add my other books to your cart in the same order, I’ll sign them all. Please put SIGNED in the comments box at a checkout, along with whatever personalization you want (e.g., “Sign to Jessie” or “Sign to Luna, my favorite pet”), and BookPeople should take care of the rest. Even if the backlist books are in stock, they won’t ship until July 12ish when I come in to sign the whole stack. If you have questions, you can always call the store because they’re super helpful!

The first fifty-ish orders of Eclipse at BookPeople will come with a bookmark and stickers! The bookmark is the same one I included with HTS preorders, but the stickers are new. :)

For ease of ordering, because I love you all, here are direct links to all my books:

Hunt the Stars | Eclipse the Moon
Polaris Rising | Aurora Blazing | Chaos Reigning
The Queen’s Gambit | The Queen’s Advantage | The Queen’s Triumph

If you’re planning to buy backlist books, you may want to go ahead and order now in case they need to order in any new stock. Right now, it looks like AB is out of stock with a 7-10 day lead time time, but the stock level may change as people put their orders in.

Now I’m returning to the writing cave to knock out the end of this book. Some people still need to get their just desserts. 😈

Edit: Don’t forget, the first chapter of Eclipse the Moon is available over on the book page. Happy reading!

TLA Signing on Tuesday, April 26

If you’re attending the TLA conference next week, come see me on Tuesday, April 26 from 2-3PM in the HarperCollins booth (#2224) where I’ll be signing copies of Hunt the Stars and galleys of Eclipse the Moon! 😍 It’s my first public signing since the pandemic began, so I’ll have to remember how to people.

Just kidding, I never knew how to people in the first place, but I’ll do my best to fake it. ;)

I’m super excited to see librarians and bookish folks again, so if you have time, come say hello! And I’ll be in town the night before so if anyone wants to grab drinks or something, lmk. I’m staying in the Omni, and I’ll probably haunt the hotel bar for a while, so if you see me, please feel free to come say hi.

Now I have to see if I still own any clothes that aren’t loungewear. 😂

Virtual Author Talk with St. Mary’s County Library

Virtual Author Talk with Jessie Mihalik

Next week, on Wednesday, March 9 at 6PM CST, I’m doing a virtual talk with St. Mary’s County Library about writing, the Consortium Rebellion books, and Hunt the Stars! It’s a Zoom webinar, so you’ll need to register (it’s free!) and spaces are limited. If you’re not a St. Mary’s County Library patron, just leave the library card number part blank on your registration and it’ll go through. :)

We’ll talk about a range of things, then there will be time at the end for a Q&A, so bring your burning questions. I’m writing the third Starlight’s Shadow book right now, so maybe I’ll let some highly classified information slip about who the main couple is going to be. ;)

I hope to see you there!

A Couple of Housekeeping Things

First of all, there’s a typo at the end of Hunt the Stars that says book two is coming out in July 2023. That’s wrong! Eclipse the Moon is out in July 2022, aka THIS YEAR! The ebooks are getting updated, but the print books are just going to be wrong until the next printing, so let your friends know. You only have to wait five-ish months, not a year and a half.

Secondly, a reader let me know that the Australian pricing of the Kindle book dropped from $20+ to a much more reasonable $12.99. I don’t know what was going on there, but I’m happy it’s fixed. Hopefully it was fixed before preorders were charged. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Thank you all for the release week love! I’m so happy people are reading and enjoying HTS. Launching a book is always a little stressful, and a new series makes it even more so, but you all made this week fun!

Today I’m hunkered down in the office with a space heater because we had an ice storm roll through last night. Everyone is having flashbacks to Snowpocalypse, but so far, it looks like the power grid isn’t going to have another meltdown, so let’s hope it stays that way.

A view out my back door, showing deck, trees, and green onions (still alive!) all coated in a layer of ice.

The ice is much prettier when you don’t have to worry about driving on it, lol. And look at those green onions, still trying to hold on despite the fact that it’s February. The tall stalks next to them were basil that got a little out of control. Mr M already has tomatoes started, so soon it’ll be time to clear everything out for the new season.

But maybe we’ll wait until the ice melts. ;)

Hunt the Stars is Here!!

Hunt the Stars cover on a blue starry background. Available Now!

Hunt the Stars is out today! 🎉🎉🎉 I know it’s been a long wait, and I appreciate your patience so, so much!

Get your copy!
BookPeople | Copper Dog Books | Mysterious Galaxy
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | Indiebound

This book is near and dear to my heart because I wrote it in the early days of the pandemic, and I filled it with everything I was dearly missing—found family, hope, kindness, and joy. If you’re having a rough day, Tavi would absolutely give you a hug and a hot meal, no questions asked.

I hope you enjoy Tavi and Torran’s story, and Eclipse the Moon (book two) comes out in July, so only a few months to go! :)

Happy reading!

Hunt the Stars Cover. A woman with a ponytail and a man with short hair in silhouette in front of a blue background of stars and alien planets.

The critically acclaimed author of Polaris Rising takes readers on an exciting journey across the galaxy with the start of her brand-new series about a female bounty hunter and the man who is her sworn enemy.

Octavia Zarola would do anything to keep her tiny, close-knit bounty hunting crew together—even if it means accepting a job from Torran Fletcher, a ruthless former general and bitter adversary. When Torran offers her enough credits to not only keep her crew afloat but also hire someone to fix her ship, Tavi knows that she can’t refuse—no matter how much she’d like to.

There’s just one catch: with so much money on the line, Torran and his crew insist on joining the hunt. Tavi reluctantly agrees because while the handsome, stoic leader pushes all of her buttons—for both anger and desire—she’s endured worse, and the massive bonus payment he’s promised for a completed job is reason enough to shut up and deal.

But when they uncover a deeper plot that threatens the delicate peace between humans and Valoffs, Tavi suspects that Torran has been using her as the impetus for a new war. With the fate of her crew balanced on a knife’s edge, Tavi must decide where her loyalties lie—with the quiet Valoff who’s been lying to her, or with the human leaders who left her squad to die on the battlefield. Because this time, her heart is on the line.

Get your copy!
BookPeople | Copper Dog Books | Mysterious Galaxy
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | Indiebound

And if you preordered and signed up for the bonus content, those emails will start going out later today. It may take me a few days, depending on how Gmail feels about me sending hundreds of emails, but I’ll get to everyone eventually!

Edit: The preorder bonus email has been sent, so if you don’t have it, check your spam folders. Gmail gets weird when you send an email with hundreds of people bcc’ed. I’m not a spammer, Google, I promise! :)