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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!

Romancing the Vote Ends Today!

Signed / personalized copies of Polaris Rising, Aurora Blazing, Chaos Reigning, and Hunt the Stars, plus a bookmark, stickers, and a button.

The Romancing the Vote auction ends TONIGHT at 8PM CST, so get your bids in! There are still some very affordable buy it now items, as well as a plethora of books, crafts, chats, and more, so go snipe something you want… FOR DEMOCRACY! :)

The auction for my books has reached a truly incredible amount, so as a thank you to the generous bidder, I’m also including a signed ARC of Eclipse the Moon, to be delivered once I get them. SURPRISE! 🎉 (In the unlikely event that I don’t get any physical ARCs, I’ll send an e-ARC and a signed copy of the final book.)

I was going to keep it a surprise, but I decided that telling people might raise even more money for democracy, so here you go. I’ll find some other secret surprise to add. 😉

Now I’m off to write for a bit until it’s time to guard my winning bids like the dragon that I am. Stay back, I’m very scary. Rawr!

Romancing the Vote Auction

Signed / personalized copies of Polaris Rising, Aurora Blazing, Chaos Reigning, and Hunt the Stars, plus a bookmark, stickers, and a button.

Remember when Romancelandia (and adjacent fans!) helped saved democracy? Well, the mega, democracy-saving auction to end all auctions is BACK, and there’s more great stuff than ever! Romancing the Vote is raising money for Stacey Abrams’ organization, Fair Fight, and to support the right of every person for safe and easy access to fair voting.

I donated a set of signed books, including Hunt the Stars, Polaris Rising, Aurora Blazing, and Chaos Reigning! That’s right, all of my trad books, signed, personalized, and shipped straight to your door, EVEN IF YOU ARE INTERNATIONAL. International fans, this is a rare chance to grab my signed books, so help us save democracy and get rewarded. :)

Now, I’m working against my own self-interest in letting you know about the auction, because I have my eye on quite a few things, and I will cut you if you outbid me. Metaphorically. Maybe. 😈🗡

You think I’m joking, but the team made up a whole set of graphics because last time, the bidding got fierce:

All's fair in love and bidding wars. Bid early. Bid often. Save voting rights. auction.romancingthevote.com

So bid early, bid often, and stay away from everything I want. 😉

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! :)