Chaos Reigning ARC Giveaway!

ARC Flash Giveaway. Enter to win one of three ARCs! Three days only!

Most of my Chaos Reigning ARCs are trapped in the HarperCollins building while all of the employees are working from home. But my lovely editor arranged for a few extras they had on hand to be shipped to me so that I can give them away to you all!

Because it’s so close to release, this is going to be a much shorter giveaway than usual—just three days—and even then you probably won’t receive the book before release. Hopefully the wait will be worth it. :)

See below for details on how to enter, but first, may I tempt you with some delicious preorder bonuses?

Print Preorder Bonus! A picture of the four different bookplate designs as well as the button and bookmark. While supplies last, at participating bookstores.

If you want to support an independent bookstore and get some additional swag, including a bookmark, badass space princess button, and bookplate signed by yours truly, then you can preorder a print copy of CR from The Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, or Mysterious Galaxy, while supplies last. Last I heard (see below for updates!), they each had about 15-20 preorders remaining, but you can probably contact them if you want to be really sure you’ll get the bonus items.

UPDATE 5/12 4:36PM: The Ripped Bodice is down to less than five, so get your orders in fast!

UPDATE 5/13 3:08PM: Mysterious Galaxy has also agreed to include preorder swag! They have 15-20 preorders remaining!

If you prefer to buy the ebook or the print book elsewhere, I’ve got you, too. I’ll send you a bookmark and sticker, and international readers are included, as long as USPS delivers first class mail to your country. More details later this week!

Preorder:
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…

Preorder:
The Ripped Bodice | Love’s Sweet Arrow | Mysterious Galaxy
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | IndieBound


To enter to win an ARC, here are the rules. Please read them all! Incomplete entries will be ignored.

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Winners announced soon!

  1. The entry period starts now and ends on May 14, 2020 at 11:59PM CDT. 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 you’ve enjoyed recently. It could be a book, a TV show, spending time at home with your dog, whatever you like. The world is not great right now, but let’s celebrate the small positives! 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 on May 15 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.

138 thoughts on “Chaos Reigning ARC Giveaway!”

  1. I’ve enjoyed plotting my Escape From NY once the lockdown lifts! NYC is stuck until at least June 7th. But my fave thing is my 1 hr outside each day – going for my walk to tend to the feral cat colony, feed some birds and pick up any supplies needed at home. I’m organized to the nth degree now. Put calendar reminders on for all my fave authors book releases. I already pre-ordered CR and am looking forward to having it in my hot little hands. Thanks for writing it :)

  2. I finally have a six-pack of white tshirts, which means I can really go to town with my tie-dye kit and I AM DRUNK ON THE POWER! Like, Louise-Belcher-cackling-in-front-of-a-wall-of-fire drunk on the power.

  3. I am excited that you are partnering with The Ripped Bodice! I discovered this bookstore a couple weeks before the lockdown and thought it was adorable. They have a cute “Blind Date with a book” program where the books are wrapped in wrapping paper with a 1-2 sentence blurb.

    Other than that my life has mainly been working and knitting.

  4. Hi Jessie, I love your story worlds and characters!
    Started HIIT workouts! An accomplishment for someone who never takes the time out to exercise and is a tiny tiny bit scared of it :)

  5. So, this will sound weird, but I’ve enjoyed not having to get up and put make-up on for work. I still have conference calls, no video conferences.

  6. Just finished RJ Blain’s Grave Humor (came out this morning). Fun read and interesting characters. Looking for to Chaos Reigning!

  7. I’ve started learning to paint with watercolors! I’ve found it to be quite relaxing to turn on some music or an audiobook and listen while I paint. Still a lot to learn, but I’m enjoying it.

  8. Colleen Champagne

    What what I am enjoying now is reading new books that I probably wouldn’t have read if I didn’t have all this time on my hands to look for new and interesting. Martha Wells comes to mind. Murderbot!!

  9. Lately, I’ve really enjoyed playing online games and chatting with friends. Though the pandemic has cut off physical nearness for a lot of people, I’ve always been a homebody and this world event has brought everyone I enjoy spending time with home as well. It’s nice jumping into some Fortnite with distant friends, or talking about Pokemon GO, or some other cool game someone is playing with people while they’re living the quarantine life at home. People are generally very busy, and it’s been nice to slow things down and get back in touch. If only it wasn’t under these circumstance that’d be great, but sometimes you have to make lemonade out of the lemons from the tree that fell on your house — you know?

  10. I’ve enjoyed several books lately. In truth, this is no different than any other time, pandemic or no, but those books work so well as a distraction right now. Network Effect by Martha Wells and the audiobook of Doing Time by Jodi Taylor are the latest. Both are great!

  11. Hello! Thank you for this giveaway, I’m super excited for Chaos Reigning (like everyone here I guess). Hope everything and everyone is okay on your side.
    Lately, I’ve been into Spanish tv shows such as Alta Mar and Las Chicas del Cable which is a great way to make progress on my spanish! Also, I’m done with my semester so reading time!! And since my birthday is coming, I convinced myself that it was a great opportunity for (online) shopping ^^
    🤞🏼

  12. Kathryn Louise Moran

    I have enjoyed binge watching The Last Kingdom, also binge watching The Great British Bakings show (both on Netflix) and watching lectures from the Great Courses on Anglo Saxon England.

  13. I just finished reading The Queen of Sorrow (book 3 in the Queens of Renthia series). This is such a good fantasy series, and the last book brought everything to a very satisfying conclusion. If you ever wanted more heroine moms in fiction, and/or multiple powerful queens who all have their own strengths and weaknesses and competing goals, I highly recommend this series.

  14. Stuck at home for almost two month with two kids proved to stressful for most hobbies (even book reading suffered), but I really enjoyed watching some teen flicks on Netflix. “The half of it” and “Never have I ever” were wonderful and really made me smile and laugh out loud

  15. I ordered a bright purple inflatable sofa that arrived yesterday. I am finding that it is a lot harder to inflate than advertised (you’re supposed to just sort of wave it around and fill it with air, hah) but I was able to get it at least partially inflated yesterday. Looking forward to lounging in my yard today while re-reading Mary Balogh’s Bedwyn saga.

    Really looking forward to Chaos Reigning! I re-read the first two (with the Rogue Queen novellas thrown in for good measure) last week in preparation of CR’s release. I feel like I’ve been boinging up and down ever since in anticipation 😄.

  16. Our hummingbirds have been very busy this season so there’s always something to watch at the feeder. On TV, after long ago exhausting all Great British and Great Australian Bake-off episodes, we recently discovered the Great Canadian Baking Show so we are binging our way through that. We also fell in love with the Great British Pottery Throwdown – it’s absolutely amazing what these talented potters can create.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway and best wishes on the release. I can’t wait to read Chaos Reigning!

  17. Oh, I’m so excited for the release! I’m actually only managing to read ongoing series, I’ve just not had the head for any books or tv shows. It’s all piling up horribly. So, I’ve turned to games, at least my head can focus on them. I’ve finally gathered the courage to finish my current walkthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I’m also spending hours buried on The Sims 4, working through every single possible game option to make my completionist heart happy.

  18. I have a pair of ospreys living in the empty lot next door. One of the best things about this new working from home life has been watching them build their nest and hatch their chicks (2 this year).

  19. I’m enjoying John Krasinki’s SGN videos, especially the latest one with The Office cast dancing! Love it!

  20. I’ve been enjoying spending time with my boyfriend (and his dog and 4yo daughter) – we both travel for work and since we can’t do that right now, we’ve been able to spend a lot more time together. We’ve been watching a lot of Letterkenny and Star Trek!

  21. Recently I’ve been enjoying re-reading your books in anticipation of the third one :) but I maybe should have saved it until two days before the release date because now I am overhyped eith a week to go! Uf:)

  22. I’m furloghed from my library and it’s been a mixed blessing. I’m laying next to my napping 3 year old right now and about to watch the Parks and Rec special so that’s pretty awesome! I started a new Bookstagram to get all my librarian energy out and it’s been really heartening getting to know that community. I also LOVE watching the live Instagram talks that authors are giving in abundance now. Would you consider having a talk on Insta for the release? I just love your characters and the world that you have created and I can’t wait to read Chaos Reigning! Also super stoked to read your next novella.

  23. I’m a homebody so this has been heaven for me! I’ve already been full-time WFH for several years, but the fact that I no longer have to make up excuses to turn down invitations for things is the best!!

  24. I’m enjoying staying at a friends’ house. I’ve moved in with them and their 4 year old son because I was struggling on my own.

    We still managed to celebrate the bank holiday with a BBQ, cream tea and paddling pool for the little one.

  25. Due to giving up my vegetable garden (necksurgery) I made some changes around my home to get all of the berriebushes and the very small pond( more a large bucket of water) into my backyard. It has no frogs in it yet, but hopefully they will return.
    To make it a bit more special I got a solarpowered fountain pump for mothersday which fits perfectly. I am over the moon with this little piece of paradise.

  26. I has a social distanced pizza date (outside) with a few friends over the weekend and I feel like a new person. Zoom chats and phone calls are great, but there is something magical about being with people you love and laughing together that just makes you feel normal!

  27. Besides reading, I have become hooked on ‘The Masked Singer’ because some of the contestants are fabulous singers +/or dancers, and it’s fascinating to see which Emmy winning singer or other celebrity is unmasked each week. On a completely different note, my daughter and I have been binge-watching ‘Vikings’.

  28. I have been reading the Ice Planet Barbarian series for some fun escapism reading! Plus spending more time with my pups! ♡

  29. I’ve really enjoyed having more time to run in the evenings while it’s still light – I’m training for a half marathon!

  30. My Quarantine has been all about the books.
    I reread Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series, Thea Harrisons Elder Races series, and of course Polaris Rising and Aurora Blazing.
    Next will be Patricia Briggs.
    And my house is a mess! (Why clean when noone can visit? ;) )

    1. Oh my gosh I love that! I honestly have been a little stressing about the lack of cleaning. Everyone I’ve zoomed or texted with I feel like has been talking about all the projects they are getting done around the house, but honestly I don’t have the mental energy for that.

      So I think I’m going to take this approach, why worry when no one is coming over to see it anyways?

  31. I’ve enjoyed having some time to myself to read and binge watch shows I’ve had in my Netflix and Amazon Prime queue.

  32. As a Mother’s Day surprise, my daughters and I drove an hour and a half to my Stepmother’s house, stopping only to get food at a restaurant that we all go to together. We rang her doorbell and she was definitely surprised. We all drove separately to her community garden, I backed my SUV up to her driver side and open the hatch. We spent three hours eating talking and laughing in person for the first time in months. She said it was the best Mother’s Day gift she had ever had in her life.

  33. Jennifer Marchisotto

    I have really enjoyed working through book recommendations from co-workers. So far they have included Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, and Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. Next up will either be The Ten-Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow or Pride Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev.

  34. I’ve recently started watching What We Do In The Shadows on Hulu. Great show, and super hilarious. I loved the movie and so far the show hasn’t disappointed. Just what’s needed right now!

  35. I am enjoying the opportunity to spend more time with my brother. He and his cats moved back into my family’s house for the Quarantine, and while he is working from home there’s still plenty of time to hang out.

  36. I realize that this will sound like i’m only trying to win the contest but I have actually been enjoying the Consortium Rebellion series. I just finished rereading Aurora Blazing today. I wanted to refresh my memory on all of the details before the new book came out. I really like the Von Hassenberg siblings and how they support each other. It will be interesting to read a story from Catarina’s point of view. To me Ada and Bianca were wonderful but different types of heroines and I can’t wait to see how Catarina handles her adventures.

  37. Spending time with my kids and not always having to be on the go shuttling from activity to activity.

  38. I recently found time to assemble a bookshelf that I’ve had for a while. As I’ve been sorting my books, I’ve really enjoyed re-reading them too! I even put together a few for my cousin to read, and I can’t wait to be able to discuss them with him!

  39. I’ve been enjoying playing with plants and seeds! We currently have freeze warnings, but per the forecast it looks like I’ll finally get to plant the garden Thursday!

  40. I’ve been wondering where they are, since I reviewed your first two in the series for Fresh Fiction but havent seen the book 3 ARC up for grabs.

    I’ve been enjoying extra desserts these days, quite honestly 😂🍰

  41. Been playing a home scavenger game with some friends and friends of friends on WhatsApp. It’s one item a day and people tell stories if it’s an interesting or funny story. We did an item in your house that’s older than you are one day, and it yielded some cool things. It’s really a good game to get to know people even better and pass some time doing something fun everyday :)

  42. Before this craziness started, I saw the new Emma. movie in theaters and had an absolutely delightful time. The visuals, acting, script, everything fit together in such an enjoyable way. Despite the theater run being cut short due to COVID-19, I hope the movie brings joy to as many people as possible via streaming.

  43. I’ve really enjoyed my work from home commute 😂 it’s also been really lovely having my dog with me all day!

  44. I’ve been enjoying the warmer weather we’ve had in Minnesota, finally. I may not GO anywhere, but at least I can walk around the neighborhood, maintaining a proper distance from everyone else who is doing the same thing.

  45. These past months with the pandemic, my life seems to have become hectic. I think I’m probably the only one in my building who is going to work every morning. Long, long hours and exhaustion is taking its toll. I need a vacation soon!

  46. Recently I’ve just moved back to my apartment in Boston. My cousin lives nearby and she’s my best friend, so we went for socially distanced walks with my pup and our facemasks. It’s nice to just be able to be outdoors and I’m loving the nature parts of the city. My favorite thing is getting to drink my coffee on my balcony in the morning before I teach virtually. I love working for my school and miss my students and co-workers so much. Last week we celebrated teacher appreciation week with a virtual trivia night and my team won!! It was amazing and I enjoyed the laughter so much. Can’t wait for more days of laughter!

  47. Love your writing and am looking forward to this book! I’ve enjoyed spending time with my 4yr old nephew-first time I’ve been able to spend more than 2 weeks with him as he lives on the other side of the world from me but we’ve been stuck together due to the pandemic.
    Wishing you (and everyone on here) all the best in getting through all this!

  48. I eecently enjoyed a knitting hang out over Zoom with one Of my friends. Almost as good as being in the same room.

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