The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

Jessie Mihalik / Aug 19, 2019

The Queen s Gambit When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war again young Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn t pay the bills not

  • Title: The Queen's Gambit
  • Author: Jessie Mihalik
  • ISBN: The Queen's Gambit
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  • Page: 131
  • Format: ebook
  • When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war again young Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Qui When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war again young Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor s return, enough to feed the Coalition s citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace.But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture And the time she spends with Valentin Kos, the she realizes that he s not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she s always wanted.The Queen s Gambit is a science fiction novella set in its own universe I ll be posting it in a serial format, with new installments each weektp jessiemihalik blog sto Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for ebook, Serial novella Published November 20th 2017 More Details Original Title The Queen s Gambit Edition Language English Series Rogue Queen 1 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Queens Gambit, please sign up Recent Questions Will there be a Rogue Queen 2 like 6 months ago Add your answer See 1 question about The Queens Gambit Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 06, 2018 Sarah former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves science fiction, serial, short stories novellas, 2018, machalo challenge 2018, 1st in series, set sail for disappointment, badass turned lovey dovey, deadly land of meh, eyerolling is my cardio Original rating serial 3.73896 stars.New rating book version 2.96864 3 stars.Okay Until I read The Queen s Gambit, my experience of online serials had been limited to the somewhat slightly awesome Innkeeper Chronicles So when I read The Queen s Gambit after its official release, I thought that one of these most unfortunate accidents must have happened a I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the online version.b I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the fin Original rating serial 3.73896 stars.New rating book version 2.96864 3 stars.Okay Until I read The Queen s Gambit, my experience of online serials had been limited to the somewhat slightly awesome Innkeeper Chronicles So when I read The Queen s Gambit after its official release, I thought that one of these most unfortunate accidents must have happened a I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the online version.b I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the final version.c I was drunk a high strung puffer fish when I read both the online and final versions.d All of the above.I mean, the main plot of the story was the same, but the serial read like SF with some romance thrown in, while the book read like Allergy inducing Romance with SF thrown in My thoughts exactly.My Wannabe Nefarious Daughter WND Little One seems to be of the wrong opinion that this was indeed a case of flammable liquid induced amnesia Mostly because her beloved father didn t experience Multitudinous Super Hot Body Descriptions Related Anxiety Attacks MSHBDRAA while we were reading the serial, as she expected him her they it whatever to Anyway, as every barnacle knows, kids are always wrong and you can t trust a single thing they say, so I promptly proceeded to disregard Little One s erroneous hypothesis of the misguided judgement Still, I thought this deserved further investigation and went off to, um, you know, investigate and stuff Meaning I compared some of the passages in the book to those in the serial And the results of this far reaching, in depth analysis are a There is indeed a lot romantic crap stuff in the final version than in the serial.b Yes, there were a few seizure inducing Hot Bods Descriptions in the serial But they were a complete joke compared to the Multifariously Extreme Super Hot Bod Descriptions of Doom and Oblivion MESHBDoDaO featured in the book we ve got golden skin And hard muscles And flat chests And sculpted chests And shirts that stretch nicely across muscled view spoiler duh hide spoiler chests And defined abs And sexy v shaped muscles And muscled this And muscled that YAY view spoiler hide spoiler c The serial had bite A bloody shrimping lot bite There was tension between the two main protagonists Their feelings and attitudes were a lot ambivalent Everything was kickass And exciting And less conventional And the story didn t feel like a HEA of Complete and Total Annihilation of All Life on the Planet HEAoCaTAoALotP waiting to happen shudders dramatically d I was drunk a high strung puffer fish when I did the above mentioned far reaching, in depth analysis And the moral of this This Book Ain t Bad It s Just Too Full of Lovey Dovey Crap for my Black Withered Heart Superiorly Crappy Crappy Non Review TBABIJTFoLDCfmBWHSCCNR is if you re looking for a light, entertaining insta lurve attraction whatever story set in space, then The Queen s Gambit is for you If you re not, then it s not P.S Huge kudos to Jessie Mihalik for creating a homosexual couple that doesn t feel like a bloody fishing gimmick Move along no token gay characters to see and stuff Most welcome and refreshing and commendable and praiseworthy indeed this is And much grateful for it the murderous crustaceans are Pre review nonsense Ugh Either I was high on top quality stuff when first read this story my ever failing memory is failing me big time, or there is a lot romantic crap stuff in the final version of this story than there was in the serial Full Valentin Kos You re Super Hot and Super Muscled and Super Sexey and Super Bloody Shrimping Everything Yes Yes Yes We Get It Thank You Very Much Crappy Non Review VKYSHaSMaSSaSBSEYYYWGITYVMCNR to come February 21, 2018 Actual rating 3.73896 stars And a quarter For now I ll probably change it when I read the final version and stuff.So this was pretty cool and fun and entertaining and stuff Ergo, I kinda sorta liked it.The temporary end I shall return when the ebook is released and stuff Free online SF serial available here weekly instalments It s pretty entertaining and stuff Also, it comes recommended by someone called Ilona Andrews Not sure who that person is, but I hear she s written a good book or two and can be trusted Ha I m going to bump the fish out of this review as new episodes are posted by the author Don t say I didn t warn you Feb 19, 2018 the final chapter is up Feb 15, 2018 Chapter 13, part 3 is up Feb 12, 2018 Chapter 13, part 2 is up Feb 10, 2018 Chapter 13, part 1 is up Feb 9, 2018 Chapter 12, part 2 is up Feb 5, 2018 Chapter 12, part 1 is up Feb 1, 2018 Chapter 11, part 2 is up Jan 29, 2018 Chapter 11, part 1 is up Ha I knew something like this was going to happen Woo hoo and stuff Jan 25, 2018 Chapter 10, part 2 is up Jan 22, 2018 Chapter 10, part 1 is up Jan 18, 2018 Chapter 9, part 2 is up Jan 15, 2018 Chapter 9, part 1 is up I smell war, political scheming and delicious backstabbing YUM Previous chapters Chapter 8, part 3 Chapter 8, part 2 Chapter 8, part 1 Chapter 7, Part 2 Chapter 7, Part 1 Chapter 6 Chapter 5, Part 2 Chapter 5, Part 1 Chapter 4, Part 2 Chapter 4, Part 1 Chapter 3, Part 2 Chapter 3, Part 1 Chapter 2, Part 2 Chapter 2, Part 1 Chapter 1 flag 85 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Feb 20, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommended to Sarah by Ilona Andrews Shelves read in 2018, 2018 debut author, books i own kindle 1st read March 20182nd read August 2018I first read The Queen s Gambit when it was available on Jessie Mihalik s blog as a free online serial and I enjoyed it enough that I purchased the final, edited version when it went on sale The story was officially edited and expanded upon before official publication and I enjoyed the story as much, if not , the second time around.Samara is a great character, she s the queen of a ragtag group of refugees and rebels who are living in the outer reac 1st read March 20182nd read August 2018I first read The Queen s Gambit when it was available on Jessie Mihalik s blog as a free online serial and I enjoyed it enough that I purchased the final, edited version when it went on sale The story was officially edited and expanded upon before official publication and I enjoyed the story as much, if not , the second time around.Samara is a great character, she s the queen of a ragtag group of refugees and rebels who are living in the outer reaches of the solar system and just trying to get by without drawing attention of two warring factions The war has made food and other supplies scarce and her people are struggling just to survive on very low rations Samara has done everything she can think of to get food for her people but desperation has made her a little reckless and now she s decided to kidnap Valentin, the new Emperor of the Kos Federation hoping to use the ransom for food and supplies After all Valentin s war is the reason her people are suffering in the first place so the least he can do is provide the means to save them.I don t want to say much about the story but things with Valentin aren t all what they first seemed and Samara may have bitten off than she can chew by abducting him Now she just has to decide if she can work with him for the good of her people or whether he will stab her in the back at the first chance he gets.Jessie Mihalik has created a fun futuristic world with lots of interesting technology but even though this is only a novella I never found myself lost or struggling to keep up There was a nice amount of action, a good selection of side characters and I also enjoyed the developing romance I m already looking forward to reading the sequel and luckily I don t have to wait long because the author has already started posting instalments of The Queen s Advantage on her blog ____________________________UPDATE Now that this novella has been edited and published as an ebook it s no longer available as an online freebie I believe you can read the first couple of chapters on the author s blog though if you just want to try a sample I liked it enough to purchase a finished copy and I m planning to reread it soon so I ll review it properly after that.____________This is a free online SF novella that was being published in weekly instalments and comes recommended by both Ilona Andrews and Sarah of the Murderous Crustaceans You can read the whole story on Jessie Mihalik s website for a limited time while it is being edited and then it will go on sale as an ebook so try it now while you still can and if you love it you can always buy it later o I really enjoyed this one, fun setting, great characters and a lot of potential for future books in the series I ll definitely be buying the finished version for a reread when it s gone through editing and I ll write a proper review then but in the meantime it s still available as a free online read so you ve got nothing to lose by giving it a try flag 22 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Mar 10, 2018 Angela rated it really liked it Shelves sci fi, romance, kindle, free, 2018 read, favorites Read the serial format available online will do a full review when I read it again.All in all, this was a fun sci fi space romp I love Samara And I m intrigued by Valentin I can t wait to see where this goes from here There s definitely some shady stuff going on, and I m excited to see Samara get in the middle of it.I especially loved how easy it was to visualize the advanced tech, world, and societies, how the problems and advantages of those advances were thought out, and how it was Read the serial format available online will do a full review when I read it again.All in all, this was a fun sci fi space romp I love Samara And I m intrigued by Valentin I can t wait to see where this goes from here There s definitely some shady stuff going on, and I m excited to see Samara get in the middle of it.I especially loved how easy it was to visualize the advanced tech, world, and societies, how the problems and advantages of those advances were thought out, and how it wasn t simply used as a deus ex machina to fix all the problems flag 8 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 29, 2018 MrsJoseph rated it really liked it Recommended to MrsJoseph by Ilona Andrews Shelves ilona andrews recs, 2018, 2018 reading challenges, 2018 tbr challenge, novella, sci fi, romance, sci fi space opera 4 Fun stars Cute little novella with a Queen who seems to like getting herself shot and a romance bubbling around the edges I d recommend this for Ilona Andrews fans with the understanding that this is a bit closer to the Innkeeper Chronicles that Kate Daniels Which, when I think about it, makes sense This, too, started and will continue as a free online serial that is pulled for later publish as a complete work flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Janice Janicu rated it really liked it Downloaded this after reading The Kinsmen Universe by Ilona Andrews and saw the authors had recommended Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik for fans of Kinsmen Well Polaris Rising isn t out yet but this novella is Glad I gave it a go, really liked the characters and fast pace in this, and the romance is rather sweet The Insta lust from the heroines pov made me worry I was going to read a story where things get physical really fast, but this didn t jump the gun like I feared Will definitely be p Downloaded this after reading The Kinsmen Universe by Ilona Andrews and saw the authors had recommended Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik for fans of Kinsmen Well Polaris Rising isn t out yet but this novella is Glad I gave it a go, really liked the characters and fast pace in this, and the romance is rather sweet The Insta lust from the heroines pov made me worry I was going to read a story where things get physical really fast, but this didn t jump the gun like I feared Will definitely be preordering Polaris RisingI m excited to find a new SFR author to follow flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 18, 2018 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it Review posted on Got Fiction After I read the Sci Fi Romance Polaris Rising, I dove right back in and read it again I wanted Not just of that world, but of that author s writing Luckily Jessie Mihalik has another book out It s a novella that she serialized on her website, but is now complete I really like this author s voice and style I expect great things from her.It starts out with a wild rescue mission that quickly turns to an escape mission However the man she rescues is the emp Review posted on Got Fiction After I read the Sci Fi Romance Polaris Rising, I dove right back in and read it again I wanted Not just of that world, but of that author s writing Luckily Jessie Mihalik has another book out It s a novella that she serialized on her website, but is now complete I really like this author s voice and style I expect great things from her.It starts out with a wild rescue mission that quickly turns to an escape mission However the man she rescues is the emperor of a very rich people Her people are the refugees of the war going on, and they are starving Her idea is that she can ransom him back to his people and use that money to feed her people But things don t go that easily And the emperor is no easy target.But the two of them build up a fragile trust, and during this, a mutual enemy attacks They each get to see what the other is made of, and I feel it helps cement their relationship She s a fighter, and she s protecting him for a good portion of it But he s no slouch either, oh no This guy can take care of business And when they work together, you can see how good they ll be.I loved that they got to know each other over a longer period of time than just the escape rescue ransom part They may be attracted to each other from the first, but this is no insta lust story They spent weeks speaking daily and it s adorable They become friends and I loved it.I also loved that ending, but hate that I have to wait for That s the problem with a debut author, you know No extensive backlist Even if you don t typically read Sci Fi Romance, or Space Opera, I think you ll enjoy this author If she s good enough that even I want Then you know she s good flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 20, 2018 Bry rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, romance, sci fi, short stories, favorites 5 stars Yeah, 5 stars Dare I say even a new favorite Both the heroine and hero are smart, cunning, strong, kind, and responsible The world is pretty fleshed out given the fact that this is a novella The action scenes were on point The political intrigue was totally believable All in all, I am pretty surprised and pretty happy Granted I take any recommendation from Ilona Andrews pretty seriously, but I was still concerned given this and Polaris Rising are the author s first published work 5 stars Yeah, 5 stars Dare I say even a new favorite Both the heroine and hero are smart, cunning, strong, kind, and responsible The world is pretty fleshed out given the fact that this is a novella The action scenes were on point The political intrigue was totally believable All in all, I am pretty surprised and pretty happy Granted I take any recommendation from Ilona Andrews pretty seriously, but I was still concerned given this and Polaris Rising are the author s first published works Gotta say though, Jessie Mihalik is now an auto buy for me I can t wait to read about the Rouge Queen Samara Rani flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Jo Mixed Book Bag rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Any Science Fiction Romance fan Shelves science fiction romance, science fiction, series This meets all my requirements for a excellent science fiction romance story You could take the romance out and still have a good story The world building and backstory are layered throughout the story and do not block the flow of the plot The plot includes wonderful characters whose development grow as the story unfolds Both main and side characters have what it takes to keep the story moving Hard to put down and even better this is book one in the series Wish I did not have to wait for b This meets all my requirements for a excellent science fiction romance story You could take the romance out and still have a good story The world building and backstory are layered throughout the story and do not block the flow of the plot The plot includes wonderful characters whose development grow as the story unfolds Both main and side characters have what it takes to keep the story moving Hard to put down and even better this is book one in the series Wish I did not have to wait for book two flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves scifi and fantasy Space opera novella can a novella be called a space opera is there an implication of length that s fast paced and full of action War, an evil confederacy, a potentially evil or maybe helpful empire, famine, kidnapping, ransom, and a coalition of thieves and pirates run by a non hereditary queen This is all excellent and my only complaint is I need MORE Samara is the queen of the Rogue Coalition the aforementioned thieves and pirates The war between the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Em Space opera novella can a novella be called a space opera is there an implication of length that s fast paced and full of action War, an evil confederacy, a potentially evil or maybe helpful empire, famine, kidnapping, ransom, and a coalition of thieves and pirates run by a non hereditary queen This is all excellent and my only complaint is I need MORE Samara is the queen of the Rogue Coalition the aforementioned thieves and pirates The war between the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire has cut off trade routes to the Rogue Coalition, whose people are now starving So when the Quints kidnap the Kos emperor, Samara decides to break the emperor out and ransom him back to his own people Naturally things do not go according to plan Everyone is competent and a badass, which is my preferred trope in every genreD YES I just checked Jessie Mihalik s website, and the sequel is being published as an online serial FYI since I m behind the boat, Queen s Gambit was also published as a online serial, although it s now out in book form 100% will be reading the sequel and Mihalik s full length novel Polaris Rising flag Like see review Aug 22, 2018 Emily rated it it was ok Shelves romance, scifi This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A bit of a disappointment I never really warmed up to the heroine, and I thought that the relationship between the heroine and hero grew too quickly No real romance in this one, but I just thought that for being enemies and the heroine being his captor, that they got too chummy too quickly I also didn t like the resolution of why Valentine s father changed the kin of succession Especially since Kos seems full of backstabbing, I didn t buy Valentine trusting Samara It just didn t make sense A bit of a disappointment I never really warmed up to the heroine, and I thought that the relationship between the heroine and hero grew too quickly No real romance in this one, but I just thought that for being enemies and the heroine being his captor, that they got too chummy too quickly I also didn t like the resolution of why Valentine s father changed the kin of succession Especially since Kos seems full of backstabbing, I didn t buy Valentine trusting Samara It just didn t make sense that he always knew his older son wasn t his but waited so long to change it I would have liked it if his parentage been a new revelation or if the reason why wasn t known and not revealed in this book I m not sure if I ll be continuing on with this series or author because beyond on the story issues I had, I thought her prose and worldbuilding were fairly basic I can overlook that if I love the story and characters but that wasn t so here, and I got a similar vibe in the preview for the next book flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Chenise rated it it was ok Shelves f novellas or short fiction, a adult, g sci fi, read in 2019 Actual rating 2.5 First line I lowered my spaceship s cargo ramp and slipped into the night with the ease of long practice So The Queen s Gambit isn t bad but it does feel incomplete and too reminiscent of Mihalik s other novel Polaris Rising, although the latter is much better in my opinion I understand it was written first in serial format, and while I will continue on with the story, it just barely gave me enough to be interested in it Everything was pretty basic and most of the story Actual rating 2.5 First line I lowered my spaceship s cargo ramp and slipped into the night with the ease of long practice So The Queen s Gambit isn t bad but it does feel incomplete and too reminiscent of Mihalik s other novel Polaris Rising, although the latter is much better in my opinion I understand it was written first in serial format, and while I will continue on with the story, it just barely gave me enough to be interested in it Everything was pretty basic and most of the story was taken up by a couple battles I didn t really have an interest in I ll read the next part of the story when it is released as a bundle, but for right now, I m much interested in Polaris Rising and its sequels I might even reread it soon flag Like see review Mar 05, 2018 Linzi rated it it was amazing OK I marked up a little but this novella was a FREE weekly serial on the author s blog and it was a lot of fun It had solid world building, is well written, with a lot of a plot than most novellas and has a kick ass heroine and some nice secondary characters just for icing on the cake In my book that s a solid 4.5.The novella is still free on the website at the time of this review and will shortly be available to buy on Her first published work Harper Voyager comes out later thi OK I marked up a little but this novella was a FREE weekly serial on the author s blog and it was a lot of fun It had solid world building, is well written, with a lot of a plot than most novellas and has a kick ass heroine and some nice secondary characters just for icing on the cake In my book that s a solid 4.5.The novella is still free on the website at the time of this review and will shortly be available to buy on Her first published work Harper Voyager comes out later this year flag Like see review Jan 17, 2019 Riley rated it it was amazing Shelves sci fi I am pleased to have discovered Jessie Mihalik s science fiction novel The Queen s Gambit Samara is a queen on a mission to save her people from starvation Kidnap the Kos Emperor for her own hostage to trade for the means to save the people of the Coalition.Of course, it is not that simple complications arise and the Emperor, Valentin, is than she imagined him to be he actually seems to be good person There is a bit of romantic tension between the two which was nicely downplayed in t I am pleased to have discovered Jessie Mihalik s science fiction novel The Queen s Gambit Samara is a queen on a mission to save her people from starvation Kidnap the Kos Emperor for her own hostage to trade for the means to save the people of the Coalition.Of course, it is not that simple complications arise and the Emperor, Valentin, is than she imagined him to be he actually seems to be good person There is a bit of romantic tension between the two which was nicely downplayed in the aspect of the much bigger picture of galactic strife The story concentrates on the kidnapping of Valentin and the subsequent escape and defense against the mercenaries Lots of action At only 159 pages, the events of The Queen s Gambit zooms by This is a great read and I will certainly be following this series flag Like see review Feb 19, 2018 Melody rated it really liked it This book was incredibly well written It was fun and exciting with a bit of romantic tension I felt the end was a bit rushed otherwise I would give it 5 stars.I expect there will be sequels I am looking forward to them.I will definitely buy this book when it becomes available It is well worth owning flag Like see review Jul 14, 2018 Joanne Watkins USA rated it liked it review of another edition Good but ends quickly This is an interesting new world I like the main characters and the pace was good But it feels like a part 1 not a complete novel The ending too me by surprise So I would recommend waiting for book 2 before buying this one flag Like see review Nov 19, 2018 Mellifluous rated it it was amazing OK So I am now officially addicted Loved Valentin and Samara and the slow burn Please when will we get some And yes, seriously excited about Polaris Rising also February, please come quick flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Jesse Mihalik posted chapters of the rough draft as she wrote it on her website It was really interesting to read the final draft and notice what changes were made This version is better than the draft and Jesse has a great writing style She is a author I plan to keep an eye on flag Like see review Nov 12, 2018 Andrea rated it it was amazing I loved this novella It was entertaining, funny and I can tell the author has a great understanding of people flag Like see review Sep 06, 2018 Tim rated it really liked it Decent concept and a fast paced story I liked the characters but was left wanting a bit depth flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Linda rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5 stars flag Like see review Jul 11, 2018 Dessie Huynh rated it really liked it Where is THE REST though flag Like see review Feb 19, 2018 Nicole Luiken rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves ebook, new to me 2018, sf fantasy, novella anthology Strong start with a capable, feisty heroine in a space opera setting I really liked the developing relationship between Samara and Valentin the author has said that there will be another novella featuring them later and I m looking forward to it flag Like see review Feb 20, 2018 Heather Romanowski rated it it was amazing Rereading the newly published version I read the online serial and she hinted at new content Still love it and now I can read the new serial flag Like see review IM Bonetti rated it it was amazing Feb 19, 2018 Amy rated it liked it Dec 27, 2018 Jess rated it really liked it Dec 23, 2018 Christopher N rated it did not like it Jul 27, 2018 Alice_nh rated it really liked it Aug 29, 2018 Deborah Cortez rated it it was amazing Jul 10, 2018 Jessa rated it really liked it Feb 28, 2018 previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Author of Polaris Rising, a romantic science fiction novel arriving February 5, 2019 from Harper Voyager For a peek at the first three chapters, visit my website.Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas When she s not writing, she can be found playing co op video games with her Author of Polaris Rising, a romantic science fiction novel arriving February 5, 2019 from Harper Voyager For a peek at the first three chapters, visit my website.Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas When she s not writing, she can be found playing co op video games with her husband, trying out new board games, or reading books pulled from her overflowing bookshelves


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    1. Original rating serial 3.73896 stars.New rating book version 2.96864 3 stars.Okay Until I read The Queen s Gambit, my experience of online serials had been limited to the somewhat slightly awesome Innkeeper Chronicles So when I read The Queen s Gambit after its official release, I thought that one of these most unfortunate accidents must have happened a I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the online version.b I was drunk as a high strung puffer fish when I read the fin Original [...]


    2. 1st read March 20182nd read August 2018I first read The Queen s Gambit when it was available on Jessie Mihalik s blog as a free online serial and I enjoyed it enough that I purchased the final, edited version when it went on sale The story was officially edited and expanded upon before official publication and I enjoyed the story as much, if not , the second time around.Samara is a great character, she s the queen of a ragtag group of refugees and rebels who are living in the outer reac 1st read [...]


    3. Read the serial format available online will do a full review when I read it again.All in all, this was a fun sci fi space romp I love Samara And I m intrigued by Valentin I can t wait to see where this goes from here There s definitely some shady stuff going on, and I m excited to see Samara get in the middle of it.I especially loved how easy it was to visualize the advanced tech, world, and societies, how the problems and advantages of those advances were thought out, and how it was Read the [...]


    4. 4 Fun stars Cute little novella with a Queen who seems to like getting herself shot and a romance bubbling around the edges I d recommend this for Ilona Andrews fans with the understanding that this is a bit closer to the Innkeeper Chronicles that Kate Daniels Which, when I think about it, makes sense This, too, started and will continue as a free online serial that is pulled for later publish as a complete work.


    5. Downloaded this after reading The Kinsmen Universe by Ilona Andrews and saw the authors had recommended Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik for fans of Kinsmen Well Polaris Rising isn t out yet but this novella is Glad I gave it a go, really liked the characters and fast pace in this, and the romance is rather sweet The Insta lust from the heroines pov made me worry I was going to read a story where things get physical really fast, but this didn t jump the gun like I feared Will definitely be p Dow [...]


    6. Review posted on Got Fiction After I read the Sci Fi Romance Polaris Rising, I dove right back in and read it again I wanted Not just of that world, but of that author s writing Luckily Jessie Mihalik has another book out It s a novella that she serialized on her website, but is now complete I really like this author s voice and style I expect great things from her.It starts out with a wild rescue mission that quickly turns to an escape mission However the man she rescues is the emp Rev [...]


    7. 5 stars Yeah, 5 stars Dare I say even a new favorite Both the heroine and hero are smart, cunning, strong, kind, and responsible The world is pretty fleshed out given the fact that this is a novella The action scenes were on point The political intrigue was totally believable All in all, I am pretty surprised and pretty happy Granted I take any recommendation from Ilona Andrews pretty seriously, but I was still concerned given this and Polaris Rising are the author s first published work 5 stars [...]


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