Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted on: 7th Feb 2017  /   Categorized: Cinder

Confession: I love Valentine’s Day. I always have. Even long before I had a special someone to spend it with, I loved the idea of a holiday centered around love – romantic love, familial love, friendly and platonic love… it all makes me happy.

Plus, you know, the chocolate.

I know my appreciation for Valentine’s Day tends to put me in the minority this day and age, and that’s okay. To each his own.

And so, this year, we have a little something both for the Valentine lovers and the haters.


For the Valentine’s Day Lovers… Lunar Chronicles Valentines!

Yes, these were posted on my blog last year, but I had to bring them back, because I simply love them so much! (Plus, there could be new fans out there that haven’t seen them yet.) Each of these phenomenal valentines was crafted by a beloved Lunar Chronicles fanartist, and they each make me so, so happy.

On top of that, with the recent release of Wires and NerveI think the Iko valentine might have a few new shippers out there…

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For the Anti-Valentine’s Day Folks… a #Heartless Sweepstakes!

Thanks to Fierce Reads, everyone* will have something to get excited about during this season of love and hearts, even if it’s just the chance to win an awesome #Heartless prize pack!


Enter Here for your chance to win one signed copy of Heartless, one box of cookie mix, one box of tea, one tea diffuser, one Heartless tumbler, and one Heartless t-shirt!


(*Sadly, by “everyone,” I mean U.S. residents, because my publisher can’t host international giveaways. Sorry!)


  1. SeverusSnapeAlways commented on:

    How awesome! I hope I win the contest. 🙂
    Does anyone know if the paperback of Winter will be released sooner then November? That’s what it says on Amazon.

  2. Hana commented on:

    Argh so disappointed I can’t enter the giveaway; it looks fantastic! Thank you for posting the valentines though – I’d forgotten how gorgeous they are 🙂

  3. thegeekingestgeekerthatevergeeked commented on:

    If anyone has read Heartless, can they tell me if it is sappy or not? NAF of romance-y books, and wanted to read Heartless if it’s not one.

  4. Your Name commented on:

    ^ No, not at all. It has romance, but it is different than normal romance. (And it isn’t anything like Hollywood romances which ooze cliché.)

  5. thegeekingestgeekerthatevergeeked commented on:

    Cool! Thanks for the info. I’ll have to check it out.
    (There are many sappy YA books today and there’s only so much a girl can take) 🙂

  6. Catherine commented on:

    Hi! I have a question. How do you pronounce Iko’s name?

  7. SeverusSnapeAlways commented on:

    @Catherine, it’s pronounced “eye-kho.”

  8. S commented on:

    @Catherine, @ SeverusSnapeAlways
    Marissa pronounces Iko as “ee-ko”; however it is true that Iko is read as “eye-ko” in the audiobooks.

  9. thegeekingestgeekthatevergeeked commented on:

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