M.J. Scott

Biography

Melanie Scott is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction. When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and fabric. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. For all her news sign up to her newsletter at www.mjscott.net.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I've always been a major bookworm and read pretty widely but my favourite genres are fantasy and romance (not surprising I ended up writing books that mash them together!)
In fantasy some of my favorites are: Naomi Novik, Katherine Addison, Seanan McGuire, Ilona Andrews, Terry Pratchett, Diana Wynne Jones, Robin McKinley, T.J. Klune, T Kingfisher, Lois McMaster Bujold, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur.
In romance some of my favourites are: Kylie Scott, Sarah Mayberry, Eloisa James, Julia Anne Long, Anne Gracie, Kelly Hunter, Lucy Parker, Kristen Callihan, T.J. Klune, K.J. Charles, Talia Hibbert, Sarina Bowen.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am chief cat butler to a torti whose nickname is the Diva Princess. I lean towards crafty hobbies, so I paint watercolors, knit, crochet and sew a bit. I love to bake...procrastibaking is an excellent way to pass the time when the book isn't co-operating. I am not a great gardener but I'm trying to improve. I am trying to learn the ukulele but am a bit sporadic about my practice habits. I like to walk and swim. I drink too much Diet Coke and avoid housework (that's a hobby). And really, most often, I probably have my nose stuck in a book if I'm not writing. Or I'll be watching TV or movies to keep the story fix going!
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Where to find M.J. Scott online

Series

Daughter of Ravens
A brand new historical fantasy romance series set in the world of the Four Arts novels coming soon from M.J. Scott, RITA® Award nominated author of the Half-Light City series, the TechWitch series and the Wild Side Series.
The Exile's Curse
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Traitor's Game
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Wild Side
Vampires, werewolves, warring couples. And that’s just the day job. Ashley Keenan just wants a normal life but she lives in a world that’s left normal behind. If she keeps her head down and doesn’t annoy any of her supernatural clients she figures everything will be okay. Until the day that FBI Agent Daniel Gibson, ex-lover, now werewolf, and the man she’s never quite forgotten walks back into her life. The Wild Side, is a complete dark urban fantasy trilogy. Don’t miss any of the Wild Side series Book 1 – The Wolf Within Book 2 – The Dark Side Book 3 – Bring On The Night (July 6) Plus the free prequel short story…The Day You Went Away.
The Wolf Within
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Dark Side
Price: $4.99 USD.
Bring On The Night
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Four Arts
Historical fantasy romance
TechWitch
Futuristic witch urban fantasy
Wicked Games
Price: Free!
Wicked Words
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Wicked Nights
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,540. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Enjoy this exciting dark and sexy futuristic urban fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott. They say magic has a price. They’re right. Sure, I’m a witch. I’ve even defeated a demon or two. But embracing my magic hasn't made my life easier…
The Traitor's Game
Series: Daughter of Ravens, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,760. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Magically bound to the man who should be her worst enemy.... Chloe de Montesse dreamed about returning home to a peaceful life. But now she has an inconvenient marriage no one wants to let her end, a diplomatic scandal to navigate, and old troubles swirling around her. As well as trying to determine who might want her dead. And that’s just the beginning...
The Exile's Curse
Series: Daughter of Ravens, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,540. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
To save her new life, she needs the man who destroyed her old one... The Exile's Curse. First in a brand new historical fantasy romance series set in the world of the Four Arts novels coming soon from M.J. Scott, RITA® Award nominated author of the Half-Light City series, the TechWitch series and the Wild Side Series.
Bring On The Night
Series: The Wild Side. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
How far would you go to stop a monster hell bent on destroying humanity? Before Ashley Keenan became a werewolf, she thought she understood the line between good and evil. It was the vamps and shifters playing by their own lethal rules who were to be feared. Now she must stop an ordinary man and his plague of vampires. Worse, he might not be the only one hunting her...
Courting The Witch
Series: The Four Arts, 0.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,270. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Desire or duty...which will woo a witch? Jean-Paul du Laq knows Imogene Carvelle wants a glittering career as an Imperial Mage and isn’t inclined to marry. She’s absolutely not the kind of girl the son of a duq should consider for anything more than a dalliance but to Jean-Paul, Imogene shines brighter than the sun, and he’s determined to win her heart…
Wicked Words
Series: TechWitch. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,060. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Enjoy this exciting dark and sexy futuristic urban fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott. Some people might be happy to find out they're a witch. In my case, magic came with a demon who wanted my power back under its control. I took out the demon but the price I paid was heartbreaking. Now all I want is to leave magic far behind…
The Unbound Queen
Series: The Four Arts. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Unbound Queen She’s been offered a crown but taking it could cost her everything… The third book in M.J. Scott's Four Arts series
Wicked Games
Series: TechWitch. Price: Free! Words: 88,850. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Enjoy this exciting dark and sexy futuristic urban fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott. My mother was a wicked witch. Her spells brought nothing but trouble. Since her death, with no power of my own, I’ve stayed far away from magic . . .
The Forbidden Heir: A Novel of the Four Arts
Series: The Four Arts. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The sequel to the The Shattered Court Lady Sophia Mackenzie has left almost everything behind. Her country. Her family. Her trust in the queen she suspects tried to kill her. All she has left is her own fledgling magic and her new husband, Cameron. But having fled Anglion to stay alive, she now has to learn how to face the dangers and temptations of Illvya . . .
The Dark Side
Series: The Wild Side. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Monsters used to be just her day job. Now they’re her life. Reluctant werewolf Ashley Keenan thought she’d faced her demons when she brought down McCallister Tate, the vampire who killed her family. She’s building a future with her werewolf fiancé, FBI Agent Daniel Gibson, but not everything is smooth sailing.
The Wolf Within
Series: The Wild Side, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
A vampire killed my family. A werewolf broke my heart. Now both of them are back. Ashley Keenan is a normal girl in a world that’s left normal behind and now the past is catching up with her… Enjoy this complete dark and sexy werewolf shifter urban fantasy trilogy from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott.