Romancing the Runoff Auction

Polaris Rising, Aurora Blazing, and Chaos Reigning standing on my deck railing with greenery in the background. Also includes a bookmark, stickers, and a badass space priciness button.

Readers, aspiring authors, and book lovers of all kinds, do I have an auction for you!

Inspired by fellow romance author Stacey Abrams (who writes as Selena Montgomery) and her work to get out the vote, romance authors and their friends have banded together to raise money for Fair Fight, the New Georgia Project, and Black Voters Matter for the US Senate runoff elections in GA.

There are over 775 items donated by authors, agents, readers, and more. From an exquisite hand-knit shawl (back off, y’all, it will be mine!) to the ability to name a minor character in the next Kit Rocha book (why am I even linking this because… also mine! 😂) to a chat with my fabulous agent (I guess I’ll let someone else have it) there is something for everyone.

For my part, I’m offering up a complete set of Consortium Rebellion novels, signed and personalized (if desired), along with a few extra goodies.

In the happy event that the bidding for my auction goes over $100, I will also print out the first chapter of New Shiny, sign it, and include it in the package. You’ll get to read the chapter that sold my next trilogy a whole year (plus some) before the book comes out! Find out exactly what “spoilery things” I redacted from this snippet!

Edit: Okay, y’all are incredible and the bidding is already over $200! 😍💕😍💕 So, now I’ll include TWO CHAPTERS of New Shiny. That’s all I can do before my editor hunts me down because even she hasn’t seen the second chapter yet. But if the bidding keeps going up (which would be astounding because I thought $100 was a stretch!), I have a few more goodies I will throw in. It’ll be a surprise!

Now for the bad news: my auction is US only. I’m so sorry to all the international folks, but books are heavy and therefore very expensive to ship internationally. :(

But don’t be too sad because there are a BUNCH of other auctions and a lot of them are open internationally, especially the chats and other things that don’t need shipping.

The auction opens TODAY (Nov 18) at noon EST and runs through Nov 24 at 9:00 PM EST. You can create an account and add things to your watchlist before bidding opens so you’ll be ready to go ASAP.

Just don’t bid on my shawl or I’ll have to shiv you. 😉

Virtual Events!

Here is a list of my current and upcoming virtual events! So many exciting things! 😍


Chat with Bree & Donna – Friday, May 22 @ 7PM CDT (that’s tomorrow!!)

Kit Rocha also known as Bree & Donna, hanging with Jessie Mihalik, Friday May 22, 7PM CST

Bree and Donna (aka Kit Rocha) were kind enough to invite me to hang out with them this week to celebrate the launch of Chaos Reigning. The chat will be live-streamed on YouTube tomorrow night and the chat will be active so you can come ask questions! We’ll talk about CR, writing, their upcoming book (which is SO GOOD), and maybe my new series.

If you head over to YouTube, you can set a reminder so you don’t get busy and forget. :)


Two interviews with Jeffe Kennedy!

Jeffe and I were supposed to have an event at The Ripped Bodice next week to celebrate the release of CR and The Fiery Crown (which I’m so looking forward to!), but because of everything the event was canceled. :(

The Ripped Bodice presents A Book Conversation with Jeffe Kennedy & Jessie Mihalik

So instead of an in-person event, we did a virtual video event hosted by our mutual agent, Ms. Sarah! It’s available on The Ripped Bodice’s Instagram! And you can watch it in your browser if you don’t have an Instagram account. :)

Jeffe was also kind enough to have me on her First Cup of Coffee podcast last Friday, and she asked the best questions! If you want to know how I came up with the idea for PR (and how much it changed from that original idea) or how I accidentally conference stalked my agent prior to signing with her, it’s all in here!


And finally, I’m doing a virtual event with Alyssa Cole and Nalini Singh on June 12 at 6PM EDT for Loyalty Bookstores.

Date Night w/ Alyssa Cole, Nalini Singh, and Jessie Mihalik. A new series featuring faves from Romancelandia chatting books, snacks, lure, and whatever else they feel like! Friday 6/12/2020 @ 6PM. loyaltybookstores.com/datenight4

You all, Alyssa and Nalini are two of my favorite authors, and I might have made incomprehensible squeeing noises when Alyssa asked me to join them. 😂

You need a ticket to attend, but it’s free to sign up.

Chaos Reigning Spoiler/Discussion Thread

You all read so fast! I can’t believe so many of you have already read Chaos Reigning! 😍 If you have questions or you just want to chat with other readers, this is the thread for you.

Also, tune in on Friday, May 22 at 7PM CDT to the livestream on YouTube, where I’ll be chatting with Bree and Donna (aka Kit Rocha) about CR, my next series, their book, and whatever else we think of. Come hang out with us and ask questions there, too!

Spoilers will be allowed in this thread, so:

IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET AND DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILERED, TURN BACK NOW!

I will answer questions (fair warning: I may be a bit slow to respond while I try to get some writing done), but since I am hoping to tell more stories in this universe, some of my answers may be “wait and see.” :)

SPOILERS AHEAD

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LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK!

Still here? Ask away!

Chaos Reigning is Here!!

Chaos Reigning Available Now! The final book in the Consortium Rebellion Trilogy!

Your patience has been rewarded! Chaos Reigning is officially out in the world. 🎉🎉🎉

Get a copy!
The Ripped Bodice | Love’s Sweet Arrow | Mysterious Galaxy
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | IndieBound


CHAOS REIGNING cover. A woman with dark, curly hair, in a long leather coat, facing left and holding a blaster. The background is an alien landscape with a planet and two moons in the sky and everything is shaded green-blue.

Interplanetary intrigue and romance combine in this electrifying finale to the Consortium Rebellion trilogy.

As the youngest member of her High House, Catarina von Hasenberg is used to being underestimated, but her youth and flighty, bubbly personality mask a clever mind and stubborn determination. Her enemies, blind to her true strength, do not suspect that Cat is a spy—which makes her the perfect candidate to go undercover at a rival House’s summer retreat to gather intelligence on their recent treachery.

Cat’s overprotective older sister reluctantly agrees, but on one condition: Cat cannot go alone. Alexander Sterling, a quiet, gorgeous bodyguard, will accompany her, posing as her lover. After Cat tries, and fails, to ditch Alex, she grudgingly agrees, confident in her ability to manage him. After all, she’s never found a person she can’t manipulate.

But Alex proves more difficult—and more desirable—than Cat anticipated. When she’s attacked and nearly killed, she and Alex are forced to work together to figure out how deep the treason goes. With rumors of widespread assaults on Serenity raging, communications down, and the rest of her family trapped off-planet, Catarina must persuade Alex to return to Earth to expose the truth and finish this deadly battle once and for all.

But Cat can’t explain why she’s the perfect person to infiltrate hostile territory without revealing secrets she’d rather keep buried…

Read the first three chapters!


It’s a little weird to release a book right now, especially one called Chaos Reigning. It’s a little too on the nose for what’s happening in the world, but my Chaos is filled with hope and happiness and a HEA, and I hope it gives you a nice vacation from the real world for a little bit.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me for my debut trilogy! It’s because of your support that I get to work on a new series and keep doing this job that I love. Pitching something new can be a fraught thing in publishing, and I am incredibly lucky to be able to keep going—all thanks to you, my readers!

I hope you enjoy the conclusion to the Consortium Rebellion arc. I do have more stories I’d like to tell in this universe, but we’ll have to see what happens in the future. :) Next up, I’m still working on TQT and also the first book in the new series, which is set in a new universe.

But today I’m celebrating. :)

Chaos Reigning ARC Winners and Chapter Three!

I loved reading all of your comments! Thank you so much for sharing your small joys with me. 💕

The random number gods have spoken, and the following three people have won! Please follow the links to ensure it was your comment that was selected, just in case of duplicate names. :)

#59 – Kyle Wakeling

#130 – Warryn

#84 – Gale Miller

If you are one of the lucky three, please send me an email at mihalikwrites at gmaildotcom with the subject line ARC Winner. Include your name, address, and who you would like me to sign the book to (or if you prefer no inscription). I’ll get them in the mail asap!

And as a consolation prize for everyone else, I’ve put up Chapter Three! It’s only a few more days until you can read the whole book, but hopefully this will tide you over until then.

Finally, if you haven’t sent me your swag request for preordering CR, get it in! I’ve gotten just over 30 requests so far (and all but one verified! ❤️), so I still have some swag to give away!

Happy Friday!

If you still need to preorder, here you go! :)

CHAOS REIGNING cover. A woman with dark, curly hair, in a long leather coat, facing left and holding a blaster. The background is an alien landscape with a planet and two moons in the sky and everything is shaded green-blue.

Preorder:

The Ripped Bodice
Love’s Sweet Arrow
Mysterious Galaxy

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