Monthly Archives: June 2012



Real quick one this week.

First off, we have giveaways happening. FOUR to be precise. Here are the details:

The first one is on the STORMDANCER Goodreads page. Just click to enter, bam, done. This closes in 3 days, and there’s hardbacks up for grabs.

The second one is on the STORMDANCER FB page. You need to like my page to enter (which is a process I find as ugly as a hatful of scrotums, but FB makes you do this). Click on my author page and hit the STORMDANCER tab. Bam, done. You have about 8 days to enter this one, and you could win an ARC.

Third is the contest listed in the post below. You can win a signed set of the first three IRON DRUID CHRONICLES books, plus a signed ARC of STORMDANCER. All you need to do is pimp my new website either on Twitter or Facebook. All the details are below. This one closes in four days.

Lastly, there another signed ARC of STORMDANCER up for grabs, along with a bunch of other goodness. All you need to do is host a STORMDANCER widget on your site/blog/whatever. Details are here. Entries close at the end of the month.


Publisher Weekly, which is kinda THE industry mag as far as publishing goes, just listed STORMDANCER in their top 10 SF/F/Horror picks for Fall. Which is pretty awesome.

Also, the first three chapters of STORMDANCER will be online at from this Friday, 29 June.

Sample my warez. First hit’s free! 🙂


Officially official


After much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth, my broken shell of a web-designer has finally completed the task set before him and yea, it hath pleased me mightily.

It is officially official: Jay Kristoff is now not only a gibbering interwebs monkey capering for the crowd’s amusement, Jay Kristoff is now a PLACE on the net. If ever you needed an compelling argument for parental locks on web browsers, surely, this be it.

You may find my official website here –

To celebrate this pretty cool thing in a month that has been filled with pretty cool things, I am offering booty. Not the In My Pants kind of booty, nay, I speak of booty of actual worth.

Among the many awesome writerly folks who’ve not only read STORMDANCER but decided that it did not, in fact, blow herculean amounts of goat, is one Kevin Hearne, author of the IRON DRUID CHRONICLES, easily the best urban Fantasy series I’ve read in frackin’ years. His latest book, TRICKED, just hit the NYT Bestseller list. Boo-frakkin’-yah.

Kevin has ponied up signed copies of HOUNDED, HEXED and HAMMERED – the first three installments of IDC. I’ll also add, the copy of HOUNDED has what may very well be the coolest hand-scrawled note that has ever been penned by mortal man.


I’m also offering up a signed ARC of STORMDANCER to the mix. This is one of my last ARCs. It is… precious to me…

So, you stand to win:

HOUNDED (signed)

HEXED (signed)

HAMMERED (signed)


MY ETERNAL LOVE (unsigned, yet still priceless)


Real simple. Either tweet about the new website, or put something about it on your Facebook wall. I don’t care what you say, as long as it’s not about my mother.

If you tweet, make sure you let me know by including my handle somewhere in there – @misterkristoff

If you FB it, make sure you TAG my author page in the notification –

This way, I’ll actually know you did it, which will be important for you, you know WINNING and stuff…

This contest is international. It closes on the 30th of June.

If you’re new here and like the sound of STORMDANCER, you can also put my widget up on your site blog for a chance to win more loot – see the blog post one below this one for details.

Have fun 🙂

A Thing



This is mostly for book bloggers, or people who run blogs, or own websites or whatever. If you don’t have a blog, I guess you could create one specifically to enter this contest. Which would probably be going above and beyond the call of duty, and would probably earn you a kind of half-raised eyebrow/respectful nod from me, all playing it cool like I do while inside my insides explode with the awesome.


The always excellent Petra at Safari Poet has created some countdown widgets for STORMDANCER. They are being hosted at Petra’s site and the ever stupendous Bookaliciousbecause WordPress won’t let me host them myself.

Fucking WordPress…

So, to enter the contest, all you’ve gotta do is put the widget on your blog or website. Somewhere. Anywhere. Stick it in a back corner like a red-headed, beaten stepchild if you like. Then, send me a mail at to let me know you did it.

That’s it. It’d be nice if you kept it up there until the book launches but I’m not going to give a bunch of rules because fuck rules, really.

You stand to win:

  • A signed ARC of STORMDANCER. Perfect for propping up wobbly tables, lighting fires in cold winter months, and squashing small, scuttling insectoid lifeforms.
  • A signed copy of THE LITTLE STORMDANCER. This was a picture book I did for my UK editor when she had her first baby. It’s like an MG version of Stormdancer, with far less death and sex. It also has a happy ending. People think it’s cute. You may too. There’s only, like, 20 in the entire world.
  • A PDF of a short story I wrote in the Stormdancer world, called PRAYING FOR RAIN, which is possibly going to be bonus content for the e-book version of the book, or possibly not, I don’t even know anymore. As it stands, only about ten people on the entire planet have read this thing so far. You’ll be one of the first people to read it, EVER.

Competition is international and closes at the end of June. Go forth!


Scott Westerfeld, #1 NYT Bestselling author of the LEVIATHAN series just sent me his blurb for STORMDANCER. It’s 100% awesome. I’ll be revealing it in some kind of Thing that I’m working on atm, but right now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go play the SHIT out of this here air guitar.

How the FUCK did you get Scott Westerfeld to read your book, Jay? Good question. I prepared a dribble-flecked answer earlier. So now I have blurbs from three NYT bestsellers, including two #1 NYT bestsellers (and also some of my favorite authors to boot) I think I can consider this blurb thing handled and move on. One less thing to panic about.

ONE LAST THING – we’re holding our first GR giveaway for STORMDANCER this month. Click here for your chance to win 1 of 10 US edition hardbacks.

ONE OTHER LAST THING – The Stormdancer uber prize got drawn last week by my lovely bride, and the winner was notified on Friday. If it wasn’t you, I’m sorry. please don’t hate me. If it softens the blow at all, she seemed very nice.

Btw, those you who swore their lives to me for that night and all the nights to come – that shit is binding, yo. You’ll be receiving instructions shortly.

Yeah, that’s all I’ve got.