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 stormdancergiveaway-AT-gmail.com 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.

42 Responses to “A Thing”

  1. Wes Brooks says:

    but but GR is only letting US and CA enter 🙁

  2. I wasn’t the winner of the Uber kickass prize, but I was lucky enough to win a copy from one of the blog sites that took part in the uber giveaway. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book.

  3. Max says:

    Oh, cool, a giveaway on GR! *squeals*
    . . . Why is everything only open to US and Canada? *sobs in corner*
    I’ll join this contest though, seeing it’s international! Or is it? O_O

  4. It’s a pity the GR giveaway is open to only US and CA. Sucks big time. You are truly awesome for having this international. MUACKS

  5. What do you advise is best for larger scuttling insectoid management? War and Peace? Anything by George R. Martin? The Name Of The Wind? It’d be a shame, what, with it needing to be burned, afterwards… I take this seriously. People simply don’t understand the real and ever-constant danger of cockroach invasion and world domination O___O

    • Maybe the 50 Shades omnibus? Big book, and when you burn it afterwards, the world is a better place?

      • Yeah, but you gotta worry about the ashes and carbon floating around the air, afterwards… it’s like you’re making it a permanent part of the world… people will breath it, it’ll become part of the earth… in a way, you’d be giving it immortality.
        Creepy immortal Gorgon book ashes O___O
        *needs more coffee*
        Maybe afterwards I could just bury it in a lead-lined plastic bag.

  6. How do I put the widget on my website? 😮

  7. Tim says:

    I responded you are d) Cheetos. Cheetos are full of sodium and saturated fat, so I won’t be coming to eat you.

  8. Added! Ohhhh… I’m so excited xD Actually, the Stormdancer countdown is the first one I’ve put in my blog. And it looks so pretty!!!
    Crossing my fingers already :]

  9. michelle A says:

    Novels On The Run has been widgitfied!! I understand, I don’t know shit about computers either. They are stressful beasties! I did see you had the Little Stormdancer on another blog giveaway or here a bit back, I’m being too lazy to look..lol!! It looks so sweet. Ok emailing you now and yes widgit will be there all the way !
    Mich who is very kickass in her dreams…..*wipes sweat from brow*

  10. mada says:

    Thanks for making this awesome contest international :). I’ll post the widget now. Do I have to send you the e-mail if I’m posting it now?

  11. Desiree Thompson says:

    I’m eventually gonna win a copy of this at some point even if it means slapping a *winner* sticker on the copy that I buy on Sep 18!

  12. J4N3M3 says:

    very excited for the book. had to enter. 🙂

  13. Pratima says:

    Great just added the widget to my blog!! On to send you an email.

  14. Ok, added the thing here: in the sidebar
    (email on the way in a sec..)
    …and while I’m here, Mr Kristoff – Buy your own damn shoes!

  15. VampAngel says:

    JAY, I DID IT!
    I put the widget on my blog. Thank the gods and you that this giveaway is international.

  16. I love the US cover, it has red in it! =D
    My blog is now more red than ever, I hope I win this awesome book. Way to go, Jay Kristoff! =D

  17. Tiffani says:

    I will win one of these contests!I posted the button on my blog!

  18. Cassie F. says:

    Totally put the gorgeous widget on my blog. 😀 WOOT! Can’t wait for this book1

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