I am thrilled to welcome Jay Kristoff to Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf! Let’s find out a little more about him as he answers some fun questions!
And don’t forget to scroll all the way down for the giveaway!
1. If you could live a day in the life of a fictional character, who would it be?
Probably Doctor Who. I mean, you could make the day last forever if you wanted.
2. What is the last book you’ve read?
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy. Within two pages, I was absolutely hooked.
3. What are your favorite television programs?
The Wire. The Newsroom. Deadwood. Carnivale. The Shield. Game of Thrones. Rome. Adventure Time.
4. If you weren’t an author, what would your dream job be?
Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist. Who fights crime in a suit of power armor in his spare time. That’s right:
I AM IRON MAN.
5. Tricks for breaking through writer’s block?
Work on multiple projects at once. That way, if one gets blocked, you’re rolling with the other. Your brain has a great way of working out problems when you’re not directly thinking about them. It’s like when you forget a name or fact or somesuch, and try as you might, you can’t recall it. very shortly after you stop trying to remember, you do. Your subconscious mind is an amazing problem solver.
6. Do you read/comment on reviews?
Very rarely. If people send me a review, I’ll read it, but I don’t go looking for them. Reviews are for readers, not authors.
7. What is one question that you hear too many times during interviews?
“Where do your ideas come from?” I totally understand why people ask it, and I’ve asked that question myself. It’s just that nobody really knows the answer!
8. And a question that you wish someone would ask?
Can you please help me spend this million dollars?
The Book: Endsinger
Series: The Lotus War #3
Author: Jay Kristoff
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher:Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: November 25th 2014
Available Formats: Paperback, E-Book, Audio
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A TREMBLING EARTH
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.
A BROKEN REBELLION
Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the Kagé rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.
A FINAL BATTLE
The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.
There is nothing a mother won’t do to keep her children by her side.
The Author: Jay Kristoff
Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in November 2014. He’s also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi… thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015.
Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of ENDSINGER +Signed Bookmark
4 Winners will receive a Signed Bookmark and Book Plate.
3 Winners wil receive a Copy of ENDSINGER by Jay Kristoff.