STORMDANCER US cover reveal


Exciting times!
OK folks, hello and welcome to the US cover reveal for STORMDANCER! While I’m tempted to rant about how awesome it is, that’s kinda the the author equivalent of buying a new suit and walking around with your hand constantly down your trousers – it doesn’t matter how sharp the threads are, you still look like a wanker. So instead, I’ll give you the details and get out of the way so you can see the damn cover already.
STORMDANCER’s cover is launching on ten sites today.
First up:
The mighty Tor are hosting the reveal, plus an article from myself and our stonkingly awesome illustrator Mr Jason Chan about how the cover got made. We talk about griffin wieners. It’s awesome. I think they’re also giving away STUFF.
PLUS, the following book blogs are also hosting the cover reveal:
The Book Smugglers
Presenting Lenore
Mundie Moms
Badass Bookie
Why should you visit those blogs when the cover is the same on every one? Two reasons:
First – EVERY ONE of the above book blogs is hosting an ARC giveaway. That’s NINE ARCs of Stormdancer up for grabs. Each site has details on how to enter their own giveaway.
Second – The STORMDANCER uber giveaway
Each of those nine blogs contains a quiz question. They’re pretty easy – you’ll find the answers in the Stormdancer synopsis. Follow these three steps:

  1. Get the nine answers
  2. Mail them to me at
  3. Win (hopefully)

Okay, so what do you win?

  • A signed, annotated ARC of STORMDANCER. This ARC contains a bunch of little factoids and musings from me, scribbled in my near-illegible handwriting. Perfect for propping up wobbly tables, lighting fires in cold winter months, and squashing small, scuttling insectoid lifeforms.
  • A signed print of Jason Chan’s 100% awesome cover illustration (just the artwork, no type to get in the way of the awesome). Hang it on the wall and bathe in the aura of badassery.
  • 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 going to be bonus content for the e-book version of the book. 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.
  • My undying love and affection. Truly, a gift worth more than a thousand ARCs…. No? Awwwww 🙁

That’s it. Answer 9 questions, mail them to me at, and you’re done.
If you’re laying eyes upon the cover has filled you with maddening enthusiasm and OMG YOU MUST HAVE BOOK NAOW, you can find the links to pre-order STORMDANCER on the About Stormdancer page. It’s on Goodreads here.
If you want to keep up with news about STORMDANCER, follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
That’s it. Comments welcome below. Thanks for visiting! 

93 Responses to “STORMDANCER US cover reveal”

  1. Lori M Lee says:

    I am srsly staring at the cover in awe. Good god it’s gorgeous. asfjlsieeko.

  2. Gorgeous cover. I want this book so bad…

    • You may have it for the princely sum of… actually I don’t even know what they’re charging….
      But if you win an ARC, you get it for FREE. Fly! Fly LIKE THE WIND!

  3. Sam says:

    Very, very cool. This slow anticipation build thing that is going on is really quite the thing these days I see. I curse my puny thought place for it working so very well.

  4. elena says:

    Frantically refreshing the 3 blogs that don’t have it up yet! The cover is ASTOUNDING. I think Jason Chan outdid himself this time and his work is specular. Congrats on having two great covers! I think The Little Stormdancer is probably the cutest thing I’ve heard in awhile.
    p.s. one of the options of the blog was to go here and tell you the answer to one of the qs, so here it is: Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War series.

    • He really has done an awesome job. Imo, it’s the best thing he’s ever done, but of course I’m gonna say that 😀
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. Good luck!

  5. lenoreva says:

    I covet THE LITTLE STORMDANCER with all my heart.

  6. rachelhoyt says:

    I need this. Like NOW.
    Parajunkee says to answer her question by leaving a comment here, so Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War series! 🙂

  7. alaielkreuz says:

    I just came back (very busy and long day) and I’m DEAD (not literally, just so you know) but I had to share this amazing cover so, in case you want to check it:
    And yes, I love it, Jason Chan did an amazing job 😀
    Congrats for both covers, I’m sure you are happy!

  8. an awesome bday present
    i’ve been waiting 4 the cover for ages
    good luck all
    and all the best jay

  9. The Lotus War #1
    Love the cover it looks great.

  10. Gorgeous and fierce cover! I really don’t know which version I love more—the UK or US version. Jason Chan did an amazing job.

  11. bn100 says:

    Great cover! Looking forward to The Lotus War trilogy.

  12. Desiree Thompson says:

    Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War Series. That was for Parajunkee. I cannot wait to read this book! I will be knocking down my book stores door at opening time on Sep 18 (my sisters birthday) to get my hands on Stormdancer! I have been so excited about this book for months now and its not even close to September! Ahhhh… can someone just knock me out til it’s release?
    I’m anxiously awaiting the eighth blog to give me my last question!

    • Ten ARCs up for grabs, so you might not need to wait til September 😀
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. Good luck!

  13. Sandy says:

    FREAKING GORGEOUS. I love Jason Chan art and it makes me happy whenever I see his art on book covers ^_^.

  14. Tauret says:

    I love both US and UK covers.
    I don’t see the cover reveal on Bookalicious??? 🙁

  15. katecopeseeley says:

    I’m pretty sure stonkingly isn’t a word. Yeah.
    BTW- Your cover is so kick ass.

  16. Pam says:

    As always I am fashionably late to ze party. Great promo and I can’t wait to read the book.

  17. Um… e-mail it or post it here?
    Due to Parajunkee’s directive the answer is The Lotus War series.

  18. Kari Po-Ku says:

    The cover is so gorgeous! I can’t wait to read this one! 😀

  19. erinf1 says:

    What a beautiful cover. I’m very excited for the release of your new book! Congrats!!!! What an awesome promo/contest too! Thanks so much! 🙂

  20. Color me green with envy. That cover is fantastic.

  21. sharonstogner says:

    Bookalicious isn’t playing along yet…:(

  22. Natasha says:

    So excited to read this!!!
    Parajunkee answer to the question: Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War series!

  23. Tim says:

    The Lotus War
    I love the cover. It makes me want to read it. And win it all.

  24. Sharmaine C says:

    THE COVER IS JUST GORGEEOOOOUUUSSS!!! and since one of the bloggers said to answer the question here… the answer is Lotus War series. GOSH. IM PINNING FOR THIS SERIES!

  25. Tauret says:

    Oh, thank you, the link is fixed now!
    For Parajunkee – The Lotus War #1

    • All good, sorry about the mix-up on the links 🙂
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. Good luck!

  26. drakenfyre75 says:

    I e-mailed my answers in already, but to follow the info off of parajunkees page “The Lotus War”

  27. Shelver506 says:

    Man, I can’t wait to read this. And Parajunkees said to say “Lotus War.”

  28. Yael Itamar says:

    Parajunkee sent me here, (answer = The Lotus War) so if that was a mistake, you know who to blame for the spam.
    (Also, that is an awesome cover!)

    • Hi Yael,
      Really glad you like it, thanks so much!
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. Good luck!

  29. Cass says:

    Oh my. Oh my oh my. I’d totally hang that art on my wall. Entry sent. 🙂

  30. Amy G says:

    Stormdancer is the first book in The Lotus War series!!!!! 🙂

  31. Crista Ayers says:

    I am in love with your GoodReads review. Can’t wait for this book to come out!

  32. Congrats on your debut!
    I want it.
    That is all.
    Also, Parajunkee sent me: This is the first book in the Lotus War series. (Though you PROBABLY know that since you are writing them and all.)
    Thanks for so many giveaways!

    • Thanks so much! You can have it! Ten ARCs up for grabs this week 🙂
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. Good luck!

  33. Max says:

    Gorgeous cover. Actually, both of them are. 😀 They can cause rainbows to eat pancakes and hippopotamuses to discuss the importance of philosophy as a bird.
    And to say the thing that a certain blog told me to do . . . Stormdancer is the first book in the Lotus War series.

  34. Great cover. Great name. Great series name (Lotus War).

  35. neyska says:

    Absolutely love the cover. It’s fantastic. Hopefully I can get a few minutes later today to enter the giveaway. 🙂

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! (The Lotus War series!) Awesome cover!

  37. I think it is amazing the response you are getting to this.
    Well done you!

  38. Ashley D. says:

    I’m totally excited to see what The Lotus War series is all about, especially after seeing how that badass cover was made. 🙂

  39. I thought the UK cover was great. But this one is just … words don’t describe it! And Patrick Rothfuss blurbed it! My anticipation is even higher … September can’t come fast enough!
    Commenting for parajunkee’s giveaway: the lotus war series

    • Hey Leeanna,
      You’ll still need to send in an email to the above addy to answer the other questions for the uber draw. But you only had to click the rafflecopter for the Parajunkee giveaway.
      Good luck!

  40. dashcooray says:

    I saw the cover on Tor today and freaked because I am an otaku and have a disturbing obsession with all things Japanese blah blah 😀 The cover is fantabulous, I especially love her tattoo, soooo Yakuza!!! Bad. Ass.
    I asked for an ARC if not then I might be forced to weedle out of my meagre earnings.
    Good luck with the release and may the Force Be With You!!
    Ps: – Thanks for posting your query. Helping clueless youngling authors you is!

    • Really glad you liked it, thanks so much. Glad it measures up for the otakus of the world 😀
      And you’re welcome on the query! I hope it helps you on the road to this bizarre thing called publication… 🙂

  41. Cassie F. says:

    I already sent an email but the answer is the Lous Wars for parajunkee’s question. THANKS SO MUCH! The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS. Even better than the UK!

  42. I sent the email, but just in case…the series is called The Lotus War (was parajunkee trolling you or something? xD)
    The cover is great but the thing is I wouldn’t mind if it was horrible, I can’t wait to see what’s inside!!

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