The YAmazing Race 2

Hello folks!
Welcome to your next perilous stop on the YAmazing Race 2, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and all the shiny loots you can stomach! Please be aware, the race doesn’t officially begin until noon EST on Wednesday, May 2. I just put it up early because I’m a tease. And crap. A crappy tease. Yes.
If it IS Wednesday, May 2 where you are and you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, you may be lost! Click here for the 4-1-1. Non-compliance is punishable by state-sponsored truncheoning, citizen. Now, onto the good stuff!

STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.
The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.
But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
Now, before you jet!
You may notice that the US cover for STORMDANCER is missing from the pictures above. That’s because we’re revealing it next Friday, May 11. So you don’t miss out on the mountain of loot we’ll be giving away, follow my Twitter feed or Facebook page this week, and you’ll ALSO go into the draw to win a signed US ARC of STORMDANCER.
Okay, ready to move on? Click here to go to the next stop on the race! Thanks for stopping by!


39 Responses to “The YAmazing Race 2”

  1. Kayla B. says:

    *plops down and waits for Wednesday* Ha! You have a squatter on your property now, sir.

  2. I hope the US cover is as gorgeous as the UK cover!

    • Asking to choose between them is kinda like asking a parent to choose between their children. But i will say that the US cover is FUCKING AWESOME and leave it at that.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Need help with the cover reveal? I blog at if you would like to have me do a reveal too!

    • Hi Steph
      Thanks so much for offering, but I’m kinda limited in how many blogs I can use (my pubs are giving ARCs away with each reveal, and we only have a certain number of ARCs). If you wanna help out anyway, that’d be awesome, I just can’t offer any loots.
      But thank you regardless! 😀

  4. Stormdancer sounds really interesting; the whole girl and tiger friendship thing going on!
    Following on Facebook and Twitter: @candyco01
    Can’t wait for the US cover release!

  5. fakesteph says:

    I was already following you on twitter. 🙂

  6. hrose2931 says:

    Wait, Wait, Wait, When did the Griffin become a Thunder Tiger???

    • ‘Thunder Tiger’ is what the people of Shima call what you and I know as a griffin.
      Except griffins are usually half eagle, half-lion, and thunder tigers are half-eagle, half-tiger.
      They look cooler. 😀

  7. Jessica Kilian says:

    I liked your fb page. This book looks absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Your book sounds fantastic, I am now following you on Facebook so I can see the cover reveal.

  9. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    First: I’ll come back to share the US cover in my blog… I wouldn’t miss it for all the gold in the world!
    Second: I was already following you and liked your page… should I unlike and unfollow so then I can refollow and relike? xD
    I think I’ll do that :]

  10. Sarah E. says:

    I can’t wait to see what the US cover looks like. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting my students to read this one next year, it sounds like something they will enjoy.

  11. pomadness says:

    Seriously, I never get tired of these blurbs.
    I’d like to quote the proverbial Zombie, just changing two tiny words instead of ‘eat’ and ‘brains’: “Must see cover!”
    Ooooh that was sooo lame. I’m kindda proud of myself for it though.

  12. Oh can’t wait for Wednesday – followed you on Twitter and FB so I’ll be ready. Also I notice you’re reading Zoo City. Love that book!

    • It’s really good (although I had to stop reading it temporarily to read a friend’s book – which is also really good).
      My rate of reading has declined dramatically over the last year 🙁

  13. neyska says:

    Liked the Facebook and re-followed on twitter. 🙂 Just covering my bases. If they ever let you do blog interviews, I would love to pick your brain on my blog someday (no swag required). Can’t wait to see the US cover.

    • Afaik, I can do blog interviews. I don’t think they care what I do, as long as it doesn’t involve public nudity…
      Yours isn’t a NUDE blog, is it? 0.o

      • neyska says:

        A nude blog? Do you think that would increase my following or just alter it in strange ways? 😉
        I would be delighted to set up a blog interview with you at some time in the near future if you would be interested (because anyone who’s anyone is following – or not, but I like to tell myself that). 😉 Regardless, I’m excited to see the cover reveal.

  14. Baggins says:

    Oooh, looking forward to the fun! Following on Twitter (@bookishbaggins) and Facebooks (Kim Waters)! Thanks!

  15. A cover reveal?? Excellent… *makes maniacal hand gestures* Sounds like a great read, can’t wait to see what the U.S. cover looks like 🙂

  16. Oh, Jay! A US cover reveal! I want to see it now! I have followed you ages ago on FB and Twitter because of your awesomeness, just so you know. 😉 And yup, I’ve followed and refollowed! Man, what shall I do to be able to get my grubby hands on Stormdancer? Shall I send you my cat or do you prefer our adopted bullfrog for negotiations?

  17. aliasgirl says:

    ah! Now following you on twitter (aliaslucia) so I don’t miss the cover reveal!

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