Blogoversary Day 2: Guest Post by Author Jay Kristoff

12 February, 2013 Giveaways, Guest Spotlight 116 comments

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We first became aware of Jay Kristoff when he emailed me to introduce himself.  “Who’s this bum!?” I said.  But he was kind of hilarious and adorkable so I replied and the start of a beautiful, beautiful friendship was born.  And by friendship, I mean I am really, really mean to the poor guy and he gave me a horrific nickname in response.

Memories!  Oh, the memories!  Like that time he sent Steph an ARC of his debut novel, Stormdancer, and I totally pretended that Steph wasn’t liking it.  I even sent consoling texts saying, “You know, Steph just isn’t that into high fantasy…”   I still laugh when thinking about that, although normal people have assured me I’m a monster and that what I did was completely evil.

Fortuitously, Stormdancer is one of our favourite novels, and despite the fact that I am a hellbeast of unthinkable horror, Jay is pretty cool about it.  Thus, after locking him in a basement, torturing him for weeks on end and breaking both his mind and spirit, he agreed to help ring in our blogoversary!  Please excuse any typos or errors.  We haven’t fed him in days and he’s pretty delirious.  Here it is:

Here’s my contribution to the Cuddlebuggery blogoversary thing. I know I was supposed to write something, but sometimes I just feel the need to make pretty pictures. Complaints could be directed to my solicitor if I had one, but since I don’t, maybe you could resort to some kind of ancient voodoo curse or just hoping the universe hits me with a bus.

Anyway, you know what they say about pictures being worth a thousand something something…

So amidst the torrent of regular abuse, Kat has been giving me regular heapings of shit about my inability/refusal to embrace the joygasmic bliss that is MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. So, in honor of your blogoversary, and in the spirit of proving I’m open to new things, no matter that the intended target market appears to be 12 year old girls and I’m probably as far from that as one can possibly be while still being human, I give thee:

The mighty Buruu, rendered in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic style.

Happy blogoversary, you crazy kids.

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One winner will have the choice of a Hardcover copy of Stormdancer or a pre-order of its sequel, Kinslayer!



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Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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116 Responses to “Blogoversary Day 2: Guest Post by Author Jay Kristoff”

  1. Danielle Nguyen

    Hmm the rafflecopter asks if I’ve read Cinder or Scarlet yet, but I’m guessing that’s leftover from another giveaway.
    I can’t believe I haven’t read Stormdancer yet. I’m so mad at myself about it. After seeing the amazing cover and reading the synopsis, this was one of my most anticipated reads of last year. I need it now!

  2. rabbitsfortea

    Gosh. I LOVE that drawing! It looks awfully like a digimon?
    Well, I’m pretty sure girls and bronies would love it 😛
    And yes, Stormdancer. I have to read that soon.

  3. sandrus52

    Ha! That is fantastic!! I adore Mr. K and I cannot wait for (yells) KINSLAYER to come out…yes, you must yell that out loud while fist are shakin in the air…it’s a must!!

  4. kuro_rin01

    That picture is so adorable I can’t even..!! Jay is indeed a man of many talents. 😛
    I LOVED Stormdancer and even though it works well as a standalone I’m dying for Kinslayer! Can’t wait for the cover reveal too!

  5. nrlymrtl

    You guys rock, and now your are cool on top of it for having Jay Kristoff stop by. Excellent giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. And MLPs are all the rage with my 3 year old nephew too! Such a cute picture. I hope that took care of Kristoff’s cuteness factor for several months and he can get back to focusing on badass writing.

  6. RadiantShadowss

    But I would also take a My Little Pony-style Buruu with my name on it – so friggen adorable!

  7. MiltiadouK

    Happy blogoversary! 
    I would love to win Kinslayer, I already have Stormdancer 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.

  8. Nuzaifa

    Happy Blogeversary,guys!New Layout,right?Looks great!
    I’d go for Storm Dancer.Thanks! 🙂

  9. Bex

    Oh, I’d love to win Stormdancer! I have yet to read it, but am seriously curious. Everyone seems to love it and it looks absolutely amazing!

  10. heykelley

    Duuuuude! Super cool. Although I do wish he had written more, since his blog posts are usually quite entertaining. Either way, awesome. And if I were to win your giveaway, I would love the receive a copy of Stormdancer, since (sadly) I have yet to gt my hands on it. A travesty, I know!

  11. Neyra

    That is so wrong, dude. How could you do that to Buruu?! D:
    You girls are awesome, and Kudos Mr. Kristoff for such an amazing book! If I win, I’m choosin Kinslayer cause INEEDSTOKNOW what happens next!! >.<

  12. cynicalsapphire

    OH MY GOD. Can Buruu be a character on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? CAN HE PLEASE? Can I have a Buruu? Wahhhhh, I am dying of the adorable of that picture. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. To be fair, though, Buruu would probably smite you for this assault to his dignity. :-p

  13. Brandy D

    I love this post! 🙂  Such great fun.
    Thanks for the chance… I’d choose Stormdancer since I haven’t had the pleasure of reading it  yet. 🙂
    Brandy @ <a href=””> A Little of the Book Life </a>

  14. Farah Khalaf

    Happy blogaversary…is that right? Too lazy to scroll up.
    I think I’d pick stormdancer has been our so long and it’s still not available in my country..
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on making it through the year!

  15. desiree1612

    I would want Kinslayer! I won an ARC of Stormdancer and it was one of those rare books that I loved so incredibly much that I HAD to have the hardcover, so of course I ordered one from my local indie and then made all of the employees there read the ARC so that they could also love Stormdancer and start to carry it in their store…it worked too! I am too excited for this book, I mean the title alone promises so much fuckery of my head and heart, and I cannot freakin wait for that!

  16. desiree1612

    Oh, in all my Stormdancer and Kinslayer excitement, I forgot to say HAPPY EFFIN BLOGAVERSAY! *Throws confetti and bakes cupcakes* Cuddlebuggery is by far my favorite blog out there and I thank you ladies for the awesomeness that is you!

  17. _Sandra_

    Happy, happy, happy blogoversary!!! 🙂 I would pick Kinslayer, thanks for a giveaway! 🙂

  18. permashift

    Want Stormdancer. Everyone in the world has gotten to read it except me haha. I’m obviously behind. And I’m STILL excited about it.

  19. tamara216

    I’d like Stormdancer, I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heard wonderful reviews from people who have.

  20. livin_thru_arts

    And Buruu is the cutest thing ever. He looks like a Neopets/My Little Pony mash-up. But, okay, he doesn’t look that happy to be told that. YOU’RE STILL A CUTIE, BURUU! I can’t wait to ride you…

  21. Lexie

    Three things:
    1. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! You guys are one of the only book blogs I still follow religiously and the fact that it’s been AN ENTIRE YEAR is kind of crazy and fantastic.

    2. That is cutest fucking thing I have ever seen.

    3. Stormdancer! Because I am a heathen and have yet to read it.

  22. Anne C

    Happy blogoversary! You guys are hilarious! Beautiful friendship you two have there. 🙂 
    I would love the hardcover copy of Stormdancer.

  23. Ina M

    A very happy blogoversary and many returns of the day!! 😀 I’m so delirious with joy at the sight of a Kinslayer pre-order giveaway I can hardly describe it! ^_^ I’d choose Kinslayer (being a proud owner of a US hardback with a signed bookplate and a signed UK paperback of Stormdancer, the latter won in another of your wonderful giveaways). I can’t wait for September!

  24. Shelver506

    Such a cute little Buruu! I want one.
    And oh my word, I have no idea. I’m dying to own STORMDANCER (borrowed it, loved it), but to have KINSLAYER?! Oy.

  25. DanyBouche

    Kinslayer!!!!! because I love speampunk and epic fantasy (and of course, the first part). Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Ashfa

    I already have Stormdancer, so Kinslayer for me!! Just look at that title!! thanks for the giveaway.

  27. hikarinotenshi93

    I haven’t read either, but I really really want to read Stormdancer! It sounds fantastic!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway ^_^v

  28. hikarinotenshi93

    I haven’t read either, but I really really want to read Stormdancer! It sounds fantastic!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway ^_^v

  29. Carissa St Amand

    I haven’t read Stormdancer yet, even though it’s on my wishlist 😛 Happy Blogoversary!

  30. gdcribbs

    I would choose KINSLAYER, since I already devoured STORMDANCER and gave it a 5/5 stars. It was an epic read to the very last shuddering page, and my love of this series knows no bounds, although I admit Jay’s rendering of Buruu far surpasses my attempt at fan art. Thank you for the chance to win the next book in this series. I cannot wait to read what happens next.

  31. EscapeInABook

    You guys are the most hilarious bloggers ever, I adore your style 🙂 If I am the chose one(wax on, wax off) I would love a copy of Stormdancer. It sounds like everything that is amazing and it has been on my wishlist for quite some time now(so why I haven’t yet bought it is a mystery).

  32. erinf1

    Happy  Blogoversary! Please add me to your list of adoring fans 🙂 I have Stormdancer! But I haven’t read it yet 🙁 But I’m gonna! So please sign me up for Kinslayer.

  33. britishbooknerd

    I’d definitely choose Stormdancer – Happy Blogoversary! 🙂
    Thanks for this giveaway. (:

  34. MaijaSteinbrika

    Since I haven`t read Stormdancer, I`d like to win it. This book sounds really interesting and I can`t wait to finally read it!

  35. Mona6014

    Buruu in MLP style is just so hard-core awesome!!! I’m thinking of setting it as my iphone home screen or something. Haha, all my friends would laugh their heads off. 🙂
    I already own Stormdancer, so I’d pick Kinslayer. Fabulous title by the way.

  36. JeepinJaime

    I think that I would have to go with Stormdancer. Instant gratification and all of that! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  37. kalabookblog

    Oooo Stormdancer because I haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet and I’ve still got 10 people ahead of me in the library wait list!

  38. gdkgents

    Stormdancer puh-lease. I’m Asian, so I’d eat that baby up with chopsticks, whilst drinking sake and/or soju. Scratch that. Sake and soju.

  39. AlinaPopescu

    Stormdancer, I haven’t read the book yet but I love the cover and what i heard about it from friends.

  40. Victoria

    Definitely Stormdancer, I haven’t read it yet and it looks really good! You don’t see a lot of Asian-influenced culture-y books in YA right now but I love the ones I find!

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  42. Rose

    I already have a copy of Stormdancer (though I’ve yet to read it… curse that long to-read list of mine), so I’d be so down for a pre-order of Kinslayer!

  43. Rose

    I already have a copy of Stormdancer (though I’ve yet to read it… curse that long to-read list of mine), so I’d be so down for a pre-order of Kinslayer!

  44. Rizka

    I would love to win Stormdancer. I’ve heard so many good things about it. Thanks for the givaway 🙂

  45. geobobspinelli

    My Little Pony Buruu is freaking adorable!!! I’m so saving this picture XD
    And I’d probably pick Stormdancer, I don’t have it yet and I really want to own it!

  46. lauragmaldon

    I would pick Stormdancer. I can’t keep my mouth shut when it comes to early copies.

  47. jazchau

    Kinslayer because I’ve already read Stormdancer <3

  48. Inky

    I’m actually not sure! I’d love to read Stormdancer, but a friend might actually already be getting it for me….so either one!

  49. Megan K

    Aw. This makes me miss Buruu and Yukiko so much. <3
    I’d definitely choose STORMDANCER, since I’ve been meaning to buy it for a while now! I can’t wait for KINSLAYER either. 🙂 Happy blogoversary, Cuddlebuggery!

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