Books

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).

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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

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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. :)

Signed Books for Gifts

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner, and you know what makes a lovely gift? Books! You can get mine signed and personalized from BookPeople, my local independent bookstore. Just give them a call, or put in a very clear note requesting personalization with an online order, and they’ll then let me know to come in and personalize the orders.

Don’t wait too long if you want them in time for the holidays, since the whole process takes a bit of time to coordinate.

If you already have my books or are looking for something else, I also have a whole list of books I recommend, and I’m sure BookPeople would be delighted to ship any of them to your door, too. :)

I went down to BookPeople last week for the Travis Baldree event, and let me tell you, being a professional audiobook narrator certainly levels up an author reading. If you have a chance to go to one of his events, go! I kind of want to buy the audiobook now, even though I’m not a huge audio listener, just because his reading was so good. 😍

In other news, I’m THISCLOSE to finishing the second Books & Broadswords story, which is tentatively titled Rocks & Rapiers. It’s clocking in at about 18k words right now, which is twice as long as B&B, because it went and grew a plot. I think I only have the epilogue left to write, so fingers crossed I get it wrapped up this week.

Over the weekend, Mr. M and I went to the Electrify Expo, and we got to drive electric cars on the Circuit of the Americas track. They limited us to 60mph (boo!!), but it was super fun to drive around the same track that Formula 1 uses. I’ve seen it on TV, but driving it was a whole other experience.

Vinfast was there, which is a company I’d never heard of, but their ride-along person was a track fan, and he acted like a rally passenger, giving us all the info about what racing line to take and when to turn, etc, so that demo was easily the most fun.

The Ford person just fussed at me when the car started beeping because I was approaching the speed limit. Don’t give me a fast car and a long straightaway if you don’t expect me to use it, Ford!

The Volvo people just had their cars hard-capped at the limit, so no fussing required, lol.

Ford also had some pro drivers on hand to do a ride along in a MachE around a short, twisty track, and that was super fun. Going from zero to fast right at the barriers before slinging around the corner with squealing tires really got the adrenaline going. I asked the driver if he liked his job, and he laughed and said it was the best.

Thank You!

A photo of me at BookPeople holding up a copy of Capture the Sun

Thanks to everyone who celebrated Capture the Sun‘s release with me this week! 🎉🎉🎉

Release weeks are always a little stressful, and this one was no exception, but seeing everyone’s excitement makes it all worthwhile. 😍

I signed the BookPeople preorders on Tuesday, so hopefully those will be going out soon, if they haven’t already, and I have an in-person event on Sunday at 7PM, so if you’re local to Austin, come see me!

Jessie Mihalik, speaking and signing CAPTURE THE SUN. June 25 at 7PM at BookPeople in Austin.

I’m not expecting a big crowd, so we can hang out and chat and you can ask all your burning questions about books, Diablo IV, or why it’s so darn hot here this week, and I’ll do my very best to answer or at least make up an entertaining story. :)

I’ll also bring the last of my stickers and bookmarks for people who get books signed at the event!

After Sunday, I’ll be done with release stuff, and I plan to lay on my couch and stare at the ceiling for a day or two to recover, lol. After that, I might work on Chira’s story and see if I can get it unstuck. Yesterday, I reread what I have so far and it’s good, if a little angsty. So! Many! Emotions!

My fantasy romance is with my agent, so once she looks it over, I’ll know more about what I should do there. It’ll likely need an edit before it goes out on submission to publishers, if that’s what we decide to do, otherwise it’ll need an edit before I self-pub it. Then I’ll have to write the second book. So many ideas, so little time.

But it was nice to have a release week where I’m not on deadline. 🥰

If you’re not going to be able to make the BookPeople event, and you want to ask questions, there’s a spoiler/discussion thread. Please don’t drop spoilers in the comments anywhere else, since I know a lot of people haven’t been able to read yet.

Have a great weekend, and I hope I’ll see some of you soon!

Capture the Sun Discussion / Spoiler Thread

If you’ve already read Capture the Sun, then you’re in the right place if you want to talk about it or ask me questions. If you haven’t, go get yourself a copy then come back, because spoilers ARE ALLOWED in this thread.

Capture the Sun Cover, featuring a man and woman in silhouette against a fiery orange sun with a futuristic city in the background.

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Reminder, SPOILERS ARE ALLOWED.

If you keep scrolling, you will see spoilers.

Turn back now.

Last chance.

Okay, if you’re still here, then discuss away!

Capture the Sun is here!

Capture the Sun is available now! www.jessiemihalik.com

Your patience has been rewarded—Capture the Sun is now available! 🎉

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I hope you all enjoy reading Lexi and Nilo’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a little different than the first two books, in that it starts with a bang (😏), and the road to happily ever after is a little bumpy, but don’t worry, they get there eventually!

And you’ll get a peek at the rest of the crew, too, so you can give everyone one last farewell. And this is farewell, at least for now, but you never know what the future holds. Fingers crossed Netflix picks it up, and it becomes a massive success and my publisher starts knocking down my door for more books. (To be clear, there is approximately zero percent chance this will happen, but I can dream!)

If you’d like to talk about the book in person, I’m doing a signing at BookPeople on Sunday, June 25 at 7PM. Come see me! It’s totally free to come hang out and hear me speak, but if you’re able, please buy the book from BookPeople to support the store.

I’ll put up a spoiler thread post after this one, so please hold your spoilery questions until then. :) Happy reading!

Edit: UK folks, it seems the paperback release has been pushed to August 17. I don’t know why, but multiple retailers have that date, so if you want a paper copy you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. I’m so sorry!