Polaris Rising: ARC Giveaway and Book Signing!

January ARC Giveaway

We are just under four weeks away from the release of Polaris Rising! I can’t believe it. And to make it even more unbelievable, I am going to have a book signing at BookPeople in Austin, TX on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 PM!

A book signing! At a bookstore! 😱

If you are local, please, please consider coming. I feel a little bit like one of those MLM people, trying to coerce people into attending, but my nightmare is I show up to a room full of empty chairs. So tell your friends, tell your mom, and heck, tell your friends’ moms. :)

You must buy the book from BookPeople to get it signed, but you can come meet me and hear me nervously ramble for free!

If you are not local, you can still order signed books and BookPeople will ship them straight to your door! Details are available on the event page.

And if you haven’t preordered yet, now is an excellent time. :) Preorder numbers are important for a debut author, so if you’re planning to pick it up on release anyway, it would mean a lot to me if you preordered:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | BookPeople – Signed!

A million thanks to everyone who has already preordered or requested it from the library or told their friends about it. You all are the best! 😍

I’m doing two things to celebrate being less than a month from release. First, I’ve made some quote cards with tiny little snippets of PR. These will go up on Instagram first before migrating to my other social media.

Instagram is new for me and I’m still trying to find my footing, but here is the first snippet! (I’m not using the built-in embed because it’s terrible, but if you click the image, it’ll take you to the Instagram page with a bigger version.)

There are moments in your life when you absolutely know what you should do and then you absolutely choose to do something else entirely.

This was one of those moments.

—Ada von Hasenberg, Polaris Rising

Let me know what you think!

Secondly, I’m giving away six ARC copies of Polaris Rising! 🎉🚀🎉

Your patience in reading this far was rewarded!

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 January 18, 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 positive. It could be a promotion at work, getting to spend time with family, a book you love, etc. Let’s put some happiness out into the world. :) 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 1/18 and see if you’ve won! Winners must claim their book. Instructions will be included in the winning post.

I’ll start: In addition to all the publishing awesomeness, my husband got a new job he’s excited about, and I recently read The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker. It was really fun. It’s like a high-fantasy Leverage where a determined woman turns a rag-tag bunch of criminals into a team for a crazy plot to save the empire. And it’s free!

103 thoughts on “Polaris Rising: ARC Giveaway and Book Signing!”

  1. I love that we are having a cold and rainy winter for a change. But it was also great to have a surprisingly warm and sunny day today. I got to go to the park with my husband, while the kids were at school, and soak up the sun while enjoying a rare couples time. It was lovely.

  2. Just finished the new Eon Warriors book by Anna Hackett and it’s amazing, can’t wait for the next one :D. Also it gave me something to do waiting for Polaris Rising, aside off course ftom the Queens Advantage ;)

  3. Loving the QA and antsy for PR to be released. My positive comment refers to escapist entertainment. So far, I’ve been to the theater to see Aquaman four times. Each time as entertaining as the previous. This isn’t an advertisement for the movie, but I’m just so pleased about the movie because Aquaman was my fav JL character as a young kid living in Florida (not going to say exactly how long ago – lol) many years ago. So, if you’re looking for a 2-hour escape, I’d recommend seeing it.

  4. Thanks for the chance to get the book early, can’t wait to read it.

    Positive thing: Started jogging again and that’s been great but was starting to be painful. But then, discovered these calf stretching foot rocker things which are amazing. I’m not much of a stretcher and they have really helped with shin splints and feet pain.

  5. After losing my job earlier in 2018, I journeyed a long difficult road to start a new career. Emotional ups and downs combined with a never give up attitude landed me a job I couldn’t be more happier to have been blessed to get :)

  6. I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time. Thanks for a chance to read it early!

    There were many great things about 2018, but I think what I loved about it was that despite intense work pressure, it was somehow the year that gave me vacation goals forever. I managed to squeeze in 4 separate international vacations. My goal for 2019 is to continue the tradition and manage at least half as many trips.

  7. Started the new year off right with a trip to my happy place, Disney World and reading your installments of Queen’s Advantage (Hurrah for awesome authors like you!)

  8. My husband is not as fond as travel as I am. Last summer he agreed to go to Ireland and Wales with me for a 30th anniversary trip. It was fabulous. Last week he asked where we are going next.

  9. Thanks for running this giveaway!

    In the past few weeks I reconnected with many old friends. We’d drifted apart over the years and it felt so natural to get back together. It feels really great to re-build relationships.

  10. I have a really great neighbor-friend who walks and talks with me in the cold mornings before the sun (and my kids) wake up. Yay for excercise and adult conversation!

  11. My father was discharged from hospital on Dec 14 after over 2 months in the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove an abscess on his liver. He was home for Christmas and is improving every day! Today during his follow-up appointment with the liver surgeon, they said they did not think he would make it (he was very weak from the infection and given his age – 76). So it is a miracle he is alive today!

  12. I am late to the party but I just started watching Killing Eve Sunday and it’s sooo good! I haven’t watched much new TV lately and this really sucked me in. I’m four episodes in. Sandra Oh deserves all the awards she’s been getting!

  13. Last night I got to hang out with my little sister. We watched The Room and the Disaster Artist. We are pizza and laughed our heads off. It was so fun hanging out with her since we’ll both be in separate cities soon. Gotta squeeze in as much family time as we can.

  14. I’m planning my trip to Ireland for this fall! It’s been at the top of my bucket list since childhood, and I’m finally getting to go!

  15. I have been very lucky since I have been able to spent the Christmas Holidays at home and enjoy just being with my family and friends.
    And now I’m looking forward to Polaris Rising!!

  16. My father willing be turning 94 on January 23, and we’ve been celebrating his birthday since before Christmas. He loves chocolate, so we have found many delicious ways to celebrate! (Hurray for Ghirardelli, Lindt, and all the other purveyors of heavenly comestibles!)

  17. I read a great book last night with my cat on my lap and had a cup of tea delivered to me by my sweetie as I was suffering from feline paralysis! :D

    1. Tragic, that feline paralysis. It happens a lot here too with a 5.2kg ginger monster that makes your legs go numb. Happy suffering!

  18. My cats are loving but not overly demonstrative about it. I was sick over the weekend and laying in bed feeling blah and all of a sudden I have a little furry purring friend laying in my lap, purring up a storm and butting my hand every time I paused in petting him. Was lovely 😊

  19. We recently moved to Tennessee and I’m loving it. Also, we installed a fireplace and I’m sitting here watching and enjoying it so very much! Nothing like a fireplace and a purring cat on a cold night.

  20. I started a new job that has a lot of opportunities for advancement. I’m turning 40 in Feb and planning to go to a local zoo where I am arranging to hold a baby two-toed sloth, a baby servel, and several other baby animals. Finalizing vacation plans for May with my mom and sister. Plus there are a ton of books I’m looking forward to such as Polaris Rising (of course), Wild Country by Anne Bishop, and Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian to name a few.

  21. My best mate for nearly twenty years is a lovely guy, he’s also professionally successful and a great cook. He was single for years and just never seemed to meet the right girl (Why do we seek out the bad guys??). He finally met someone nice last year and this last week they got engaged. I’m so happy for both of them, that they are bringing each other such obvious and constant joy, that their temperaments match so well & that they’re already starting to build their future and dreams together. Best start I could ask for to a new year, when all about us is scorn, hatred, disinformation and hardship!

  22. I will have grand daughters hugging me all weekend. I will impart deep wisdom gained from having eight very tall brothers. There may or may not be a small toy clown mysteriously discovered in the shower just to hear the shrieks of faux outrage. Thank you Mariana Zapata for the suggestion.

  23. I began to transition from a professional practice to a totally unrelated business in which I have always been interested

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