Hunt the Stars

Book Bargains for the New Year

Happy New Year, and I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! 💕 As we launch into 2024 (and how weird is that to type?), I have a couple of ebook sales for you, in case you need something to keep you company during these dreary days of winter.

Both Polaris Rising and Hunt the Stars are on sale for just $1.99 this month, so it’s an excellent time to dive into either series—or, hear me out, why not both? ;)

Today, HTS was featured as a BookBub deal. Behold!

Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik, $1.99 for a limited time. 

“Jessie Mihalik is an author to watch” (Ilona Andrews). Bounty hunter Octavia Zarola and her nemesis uncover a plot to spark an interstellar war! With over 2,900 five-star Goodreads ratings, this is an “epic page-turner” (Publishers Weekly).

Get your copy!
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Tavi and Torran are so very wary, yet so willing to do anything to protect their people. 💕 I love all of my characters, but Tavi’s fierce protectiveness is close to my heart.

And speaking of hearts, Ada and Loch will always be my first love, since they launched my career! Get this badass space princess and her supersoldier for just $2 all month, too!

Polaris Rising Cover

Get Polaris Rising for $1.99!
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As always, you can read the first three chapters over on the book pages for Polaris Rising and Hunt the Stars. International pricing will probably vary, so double check the price before getting your clicks on. :)

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 Spoiler Discussion

Some of you read so fast! 😍 If you want to discuss book spoilers, theories, or what you think might happen next this is your place! You can ask me questions, but I may or may not answer because some of them might be spoilers for future books. :)

If you haven’t read the book yet, TURN BACK NOW.

Seriously, here be spoilers.

Run away, run away!


Okay, that should be enough to hide any comments for someone who inadvertently wanders by. Everyone else, have fun!

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
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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! :)

Hunt the Stars Preorder Bonuses + Snippet!

It’s 2022! Happy New Year! 🎉

And that means that we are less than a month away from the release of Hunt the Stars! Don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here breathing in a bag, lol.

But the ever-approaching release date means that I am putting all of the preorder bonus information in one place so it’s easy to find. And I have bonuses for both preorders and library requests, so read on to find out what you get (and how to get it). :)

First and foremost: SIGNED BOOKS! I’ve partnered with three independent bookstores to bring you signed books or signed bookplates. These preorders will also include a bookmark and stickers. Behold!

Hunt the Stars Preorder Bonus! Signed book / bookplate, bookmark, stickers, and bonus prequel story! Available Feb 1, 2022, preorder now.

In addition to the bookmark and stickers:

  • If you order from Copper Dog Books, you will received a signed and personalized bookplate.
  • If you order from Mysterious Galaxy, you will receive a signed bookplate (no personalization).
  • If you order from BookPeople, I’ll sign the book directly (including personalization), so you won’t get a bookplate.

All of this is while supplies last, so get those preorders in, and PLEASE READ THE ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! Some of the sites require you to add notes to the order, so read the instructions. :)

Don’t worry if signed books aren’t for you. Anyone who preorders HTS—whether digital, physical, or a library purchase request—is eligible for a bonus story!

It was supposed to be a short story, but it ballooned into a 10,000-word novelette. It’s a prequel story, set just before HTS starts. If you’ve wondered why Tavi was in dire enough financial straights to consider taking a job from her mortal enemy, now you can find out!

So if you’ve preordered HTS or requested it from your library (including anyone who preordered the signed books), please submit your proof of preorder or library request here, and I’ll send you a link to the story during release week.

I may put the story up for sale later this year, but it’ll be a preorder exclusive for at least a few months. :)

And if you haven’t preordered yet, your time is now! Don’t miss out because time moves somehow at both the speed of light and a snail’s pace—Feb 1 will be here before you know it.

Preorder now!
BookPeople | Copper Dog Books | Mysterious Galaxy
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | Indiebound

And since you’ve made it this far, how about a little snippet as a reward. 💕

I looked at each of them. “I will not tolerate insults and fighting on my ship. If you have an issue, come to me. If you want to spar, that’s fine, but you will take appropriate precautions to prevent injuries. You won’t duke it out like meatheads in a bar fight. Next time, I won’t be so lenient. Am I clear?”

One by one, they nodded. The Valoffs had the slightly distant look they got when they were communicating. Their expressions remained impossible to read, but I didn’t see any open mutiny. Kee and Eli both looked abashed, but they didn’t argue about the punishment. They were my family, but they knew that a captain had to run the ship, and they’d fucked up.

“Clear out. I’ll send an alert when dinner is ready. I don’t want to see any of you again until then.” I glanced at Kee and Havil. “Let me know if these two are more hurt than they let on.”

They nodded, and the room slowly cleared. The plas blade packed a punch, and both Eli and Varro moved with careful deliberation. They nodded warily at each other on their way out the door. They weren’t bosom buddies by any stretch, but their shared pain bonded them in that strange way common to soldiers. I set a reminder to check on them both in thirty minutes. I didn’t want them in pain just because they were too proud to ask for help.

I closed my eyes and heaved a sigh. This was going to be a very long trip.