A Spaceship for Hire, Coming this June

I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of A Spaceship for Hire, the 3rd book in my popular Galactic Smugglers series about Jack, Donna and their coffee loving alien smugglers.

Book 3

In the first book, Aliens, Spaceships and the Occasional Latte, Jack and Donna meet the alien smugglers for the first time. In the second of the series, Coffee to Go, With a Spaceship, evil alien bounty hunters are back, and furious with Jack. Jack enlists the help of Montclair, a strange little elf from another world he’d only just met that morning. But he’s the only person Jack knows with a spaceship.

Donna, Jack’s daring girlfriend, accompanies them and together the trio give chase across the galaxy. Along the way Donna discovers a hidden talent for stick-handling spaceships and navigating through space.

Many of my fans have expressed concern that Book #2 leaves our heroes in a tough spot. I can’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil things for those who haven’t read Book 2 yet, but I am a huge believer in happy endings and upbeat stories. I’m a bit of a romantic sap that way, but what’s the point in reading stories or watching movies that leave you depressed? We’ve got the daily news for that.

Book #3 continues the story of Jack and Donna and their Radauti friends.

Exiled from Earth, Jack is making a living running a cafe on a distant planet at the edge of the galaxy. That is, until marauding space pirates start raiding the galactic trade routes. It looks like Jack is soon to be out of business, out of money, and with war spreading he’s unable to return to Earth.

But help comes from a very unlikely person – Donna, his ex-girlfriend. She’s finally learned how to fly an old spaceship that’s been hidden in the woods behind her farm, and agrees to help Jack out.

As much as Jack really, really, doesn’t want to go back out into space, he also has no other options.

However, the unlikely couple discover that they still have feelings for each other. But before they can start living their happily-ever-after, they first have to fight off the space pirates, stop an inter-galactic war from starting, and try to find their way back to Earth for another load of coffee.

This is a ride you don’t want to miss!

Publication date June 28, 2024

Available for pre-order now.

From now until shortly after release, I am offering this at a special pre-order price of 99 cents. Soon after release it will return to our normal published prices.

** Be sure to take advantage of our special pre-order price of 99 cents. Order now and the book will be automatically downloaded to you when it’s published **

Please reach out at mikeATmjwahl.com (replace the AT with @) if you have any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

It’s Fun Friday, and time for more aliens and coffee humor

If there are aliens, they’d come for the coffee. Today’s humour brought to you by www.mjwahl.com


It’s Friday, and I’m sitting outside on my deck enjoying an unseasonably beautiful and hot November afternoon. Now, I think that has to be the first time I’ve ever used those words together in the same sentence – beautiful, hot, November. We’ve never had such a gorgeous streak of weather in November. It’s been warm and sunny for over a week now. But I digress. The real point of this blog is that it’s Friday, and time for another fun Friday post featuring alien and coffee humor.

I found this image of the coffee cup abducting a coffee bean on iStock this morning, and loved it so much I just had to have it and made up this humour meme.

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

Stay happy!

Aliens, Spaceships & Latte on Goodreads

I just came across some really good reviews of my books on Goodreads.

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In an act of shameless self-promotion (I am in the business of selling books, after all!), I decided to post some of the nicer ones here in today’s blog. That way I get to say nice things about my books without having to think too hard. Just cut and paste! And just to keep myself honest, I’m including the link to Goodreads for my book.

As an author, it’s very encouraging to hear from fans who have liked my books. I really like my books as well… so it’s always good to hear from people who are on the same wavelength.

So here we go… Goodreads reviews….

Warren W. wrote: What a ride! I totally loved this book from start to finish! I love first contact books, and this one was really fun! I hope to see the relationships develop in a next book. I don’t drink coffee, but this made me appreciate the Interplanetary Java crowd! Well done, Mr. Wahl!

Phil wrote: Enjoyable Escapism. Different and humorous. Light hearted adventure akin to a 50s style sci fi show with better writing. An apolitical story where the writer just wants to provide an enjoyable read.

Tracy: Intriguing Storyline. When I saw the title I thought that the book would be funny but it’s more than that. It’s filled with action and great, relatable characters. It doesn’t get technical about the spaceship or space travel. The author doesn’t burden you with alien language, which can take away from the story. I look forward to reading more of Jack’s adventures!

R. J. wrote: A fun story. The author created an alien species I wouldn’t mind meeting. Alien science fiction is not my thing and I was pleasantly surprised. I read this book because I had the pleasure of meeting the author. I’m going to be looking for the next instalment.

Vancil: Excellent storyline! The title caught my attention and I just had to read the first couple of chapters. I was seriously hooked by then! Read this! You will enjoy!!!

Pat: Good…..real good ! This book was funny and thrilling. I am so glad that I took a chance on it. I am just about to download the next book in the series….so much fun.

Spring Promos

There’s a lot happening this month, with a lot of exciting promotions. Aliens, Spaceships & the Occasional Latte is on for 99 cents in several markets – .com , the UK and Canada.

Also, as if that wasn’t enough, the sequel Coffee to Go, With a Spaceship is being given away for free on Kindle for the next few days from May 2 to 6.

Lots of fun! Buy them on Amazon – follow the link here!

Thanks and let me know what you think.