Welcome to Bonus Stage

Well, cover reveal madness is winding down for the US edition of STORMDANCER, and I’m all JFK in Dallas at the enthusiastic response my baby got. Totally blown away. Ba-doom tissssssssh.
*crickets*
I tried to reply to every comment and every tweet – if i missed you, it wasn’t a snub, I was just bombarded with squeeeeee. Which was fucking awesome. I love you guys. In the pants.
I had a few people ask for the raw cover illustration to use as desktop pics on their PCs (which is mind-bendingly cool when I think about it), so I thought I’d post them here for anyone else who feels the urge to decorate their phone or desktop with Stormdancer-y goodness. I’ve also got an iPhone screen version, coz, you know, who wouldn’t want a telepathic Japanese gal with a kick-ass full sleeve tattoo on their phone?
WHO, DAMMIT?!
I think you need to click the pics for the full size version. Then right click to save. Then walk widdershins and sacrifice a fluffy kitten to the Blood God. I’m not sure it’ll do any good, but less cats on the planet is always a plus.


58 Responses to β€œWelcome to Bonus Stage”

  1. Kita says:

    So glad to see you succeeding so well – and getting so jazzed about it. Nice work.

  2. Tygenco says:

    Saved to my computer–soon to be adding to my phone. πŸ˜€
    Also: Which was fucking awesome. I love you guys. In the pants.
    The first thing that came to my mind when I read that, no lie, was the bit from the Scott Pilgrim movie where he tells Ramona “I’m in lesbians with you”. Yet another reason you rock the casbah.

    • “Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday. Because you’ll be dust by Monday. Because you’ll be pulverized in 2 seconds. And the cleaning lady? She cleans up. Dust. She dusts.”
      πŸ˜€

  3. Archer says:

    FUCKING A’ New wallpaper for work and home and phone! B the W you have some people at my work who want to Stormdancer after reading the blurb.

  4. muhriyel says:

    YAAAAAAY THANK YOU OMG c: I’m gonna make this the wallpaper of my everything.. except my room.. i guess c: Congrats on the cover success! πŸ™‚

  5. Chantaal says:

    I love this cover SO MUCH! Thanks a lot for these, I’m gonna love having this on my desktop and on my iphone. πŸ™‚

  6. Gorgeous art, Jay – not wonder you and your fans were blown away! It reminds me of some of the anime wallpaper I used to use on my computer (probably not a coincidence).
    I did an official wallpaper of my own book a few weeks back, for the ladies (and maybe a few gents!) who wanted to drool over Mal and his big sword some more πŸ˜‰

  7. Jasmine says:

    Awww yeah!! Gorgeous!! Already saved all 3 on my phone. Will save it on my tablet, too. And!!!! When O get home after work, I will be downloading and saving on my desktop and laptop. In addition, I will tell ny daughter to do thr same, because this is the style of art she is VERY interested in. :). Awesome!!!

  8. Tien says:

    Yeah, baby!
    Could you do gelaskin? Or… would you mind if I use them to make gelaskin for my iPhone / Kobo etc?

  9. Damn they are good looking

  10. Thanks so much for these. They are sooo good…

  11. Pratima says:

    Hello, from Mauritius. Let me tell you a little story. A week back I’d never heard of you. Then, while browsing through Book Smugglers, apparently my mind absently registered a thumbnail of the abso-f**king-lutely fantastic US cover of Stormdancer. I didn’t check it out, because apparently stupid me had other things on her mind.
    That cover stayed in my brain (haunted me literally) and somehow started flashing light bulbs in my mind overnight and I simply had to know what this book was about.
    I grew up watching Japanese manga, American movies and TV shows. I also used to game heavily during my late teens (huge fan of Final Fantasy, Witcher, etc.). All this just to say that this book is like the ultimate fantasy book I’d like to read and you’re awesome for writing it πŸ™‚

  12. Pratima says:

    Oh and thanks for the AWESOME desktop background!!

  13. Who wouldn’t be enthusiastic (setting as wallpaper on computers and phone now). As I said before, STUNNING! Who’s the artist for both versions? Do you have the raw cover illustration for the UK edition? πŸ™‚
    Made countdown widgets for both editions.

    • Holy CRAP THOSE WIDGETS ARE AWESOME!!
      How do I use them? How do I use them!?!? TELL ME?!?

      • Sorry, I’m just replying. I was fast asleep when you tweeted (time difference).
        I should have explained, but thought since you use wordpress you knew that the widgets can’t be added on wordpress (as far as I know). I don’t think that was always the case, but found out recently when Leigh tried to add the Shadow and Bone widget. Sorry for the unintentional tease. Glad you like them.

        • That’s cool, no need for apologies! The widgets do indeed look frackin’ awesome. I’m gonna do a Thing with them. More deets next week.
          But seriously, thanks SO MUCH for making them. Really generous of you πŸ™‚

  14. Thank you! I was hoping these would get out somehow … I definitely want this on my desktop!

  15. Desiree Thompson says:

    This cover is amazing. I would buy your book for the art alone but thankfully the premise sounds absolutely kick ass so i can’t wait to read it as well as drool over the girl on the cover! When do we get to find out who won the cover reveal giveaway? I’m still crossing my fingers for myself!

  16. Just made the bottom pic my newest wallpaper on my comp. I have also been showing off the cover to so many people, figners crossed they all grab a copy in Sept when the book comes out

  17. […] I’ve also been really excited about the cover release for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff.Β  Jay has released the graphics for us fan-atics (PC / iPhone wallpaper).Β  As you can see, I’ve applied it to my iPhone Β  You can get yours here. […]

  18. This is just so full of WIN, it’s not funny.

  19. neyska says:

    You’re enthusiasm is contagious (just like the plague only without the dying and rotting and such). Awesome! Congrats on everything and thanks for the pics. I was looking for a new iPhone home screen. Cheers!

  20. pomadness says:

    Holly Molly Jay, you’re getting big, sir! Congrats! Loved the pics!!!

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