Aurora Blazing is Here!!

Celebrate the first day of October with a new book! Aurora Blazing is out in the world today! Happy reading!

Thank you so much to everyone who made this book possible, including everyone who read the first book, the incredible team at Harper Voyager, and my lovely agent. I still can’t believe that I get to make up stories for a living. :)

I hope you all enjoy Bianca and Ian’s story! And book three comes out in May, so not too long to wait. :)

Still need to pick up a copy? You have options!
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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 . . .

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First Night in Our New House and Other News

Last night we stayed in our new house, even though we’re not even close to moved yet. We busted out our camping air mattress and folding camp chairs and had a sleepover. The old owners left us a TV, and we got the internet connected, so after we finished working, we kicked back and watched some game streaming while drinking wine. It was awesome. :)

The new backyard is so nice! This is our view from the kitchen:

A view of cedar trees and no houses because we back to a green space.

For reference, right now I’m sitting on the couch at our old house and I can see four houses out the back window, so the view above is a big improvement. :)

We got all of the locks changed, which always takes far longer than we expect. Next, we have to decide on flooring, which we’ve narrowed down to a couple of shades of hardwood. Picking an entire floor from a small sample is always difficult, because it’s hard to imagine what the whole area is going to look like once it’s done. Fingers crossed we choose wisely!

In bookish news, last Friday, Bree and Donna (the two halves of Kit Rocha), invited me to join them on their Twitch stream to talk about books and space princesses and romance. If you missed the live stream, you can still watch the video in the archive. I had such a nice time and I am absolutely delighted they had me on! Plus, we’re officially BFFs now, and I have video proof, so there’s that. ;) Follow their channel for more bookish chats, including last month’s chat with Alyssa Cole.

And finally, we’re just a couple days away from the release of Aurora Blazing! If you missed it, I posted the third chapter on Friday, so head over to the book page to get a preview. And now is your last chance to get your preorders and library requests in! Thank you so much to everyone who has already ordered or requested, you all are amazing and I appreciate it so, so much! ❤️

Aurora Blazing ARC Winners and Chapter Two!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win an ARC of Aurora Blazing! I read all of your comments and loved seeing how you spent your summer/winter. :)

I can’t believe we’re less than a month away from release! Just four weeks from tomorrow! Ahhh! I’ve updated the site’s main page with a countdown timer, so you can see exactly how long you have left to wait. :)

And because so many of you entered, I snagged a couple of extra ARCs from the shipment Voyager sent me for the signing (shhhh!), so I’m giving away five copies!

Without further ado, here are the five winners, chosen by random number. Please check the links to ensure you’re the right person, because some of you had the same name. :)

#7 – Johanna M Dobbs
#59 – Maria
#138 – Mel
#112 – Jeanette
#67 – Mary Sterling-Torretti

WINNERS: Send me an email at [MY_LAST_NAME]writes @ gmail.com with the subject ARC Winner. Replace [MY_LAST_NAME] with my actual last name. :) Or you can use the contact form.

If you didn’t win, take heart, I’ve got something for you, too: you can read Chapter Two right now over on the book page! And if you’re in the US, you have one more chance to win a copy on Goodreads, courtesy of my publisher.

Also, Polaris Rising, is on sale this month for $1.99, so if you don’t already own it, you can snag it for a deal!

And if you’re excited about AB, now is an excellent time to get your preorder in. :)

Aurora Blazing Cover

Preorder now!

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

Austin Book Signing with Ilona Andrews on Thursday!

Austin Book Signing with Ilona Andrews! Thursday, August 29, 7PM. B&N Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759.

Happy book birthday to Ilona Andrews! Their absolutely superb Sapphire Flames is out in the world today and you can pick up your very own copy. I got to read an ARC and it’s delicious. I love Catalina and Alessandro and can not wait for book two (she says on the day book one comes out, lol).

To celebrate the release, Ilona and Gordon are doing an Austin event on Thursday and kindly invited me to join them! 😍🎉

I’ll be signing Polaris Rising because it’s a bit too early for Aurora Blazing, but my publicist did send me extra AB ARCs to give away at the event, so if you want a chance to read it early, come see us!

Ilona Andrews and Jessie Mihalik Book Signing!
Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd #158
Austin, TX 78759

Ilona and Gordon are always fantastic at events and I’m so, so happy that I get to join them.

Nine years ago, I met them for the first time ever at a convention in the Renaissance Hotel around the corner from the B&N. Back then I was a baby writer just trying to decide if this writing thing was something I could feasibly do, but I never, ever thought that one day I’d be at a book signing with them! What a difference nine years makes! 😍

EDIT: I know a lot of you probably already have copies of PR, so please don’t feel any pressure to buy another one. Check with the bookstore on their policy (and definitely try to buy Sapphire Flames from them), but if it’s allowed, I’ll happily sign books you bring from home. If it’s not allowed, I’ll meet you in a back alley and sign them afterwards. :)

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!