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A short story

So one of the things I wanted to try this year was writing a short story. I haven’t written a lot of short fiction…I think I’m a natural novelist but it’s good to stretch yourself and try something new. When I was working on The Wolf Within earlier this year, I kept wondering about the idea of a short story for that series…a glimpse into something in Ash’s life before. That eventually became The Day You Went Away which is now free at all good e-book stores and Wattpad. So if you’re curious about The Wild Side series, it might be a good place to start and if you’ve already read The Wolf Within or The Dark Side, it’s a little extra about Ash and Dan. I hope you enjoy!

The Day You Went Away - A Wild Side short story


Oh, and the inspiration for the title (and a very good song about regret and lost loves) is this.

The Shattered Court

And in more news from me….here’s the simply gorgeous cover for THE SHATTERED COURT which will be out April 28 2015.

TheShatteredCourt_Hi#7B5D14 copy

I note that right now (ie October 25), the kindle version is up for pre-order and is cheaper than usual.

The Dark Side is out now

I’m happy to announce that there’s another M.J. book out in the wild. The Dark Side is out everywhere as of today. Info on where to buy here. This is book 2 in my Wild Side urban fantasy trilogy. If you haven’t read The Wolf Within (Book 1), then more on that here. It’s currently on sale for $1.99 (USD) and will be for another day or so. Happy reading (I’m off to have a glass of bubbly or something…this is book number seven…isn’t that supposed to be lucky?)!


Playing on!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve sold two more New York Saints books to St. Martins Press. Yay!

At the moment the titles are Playing Hard and Playing Fast and I don’t have publication dates yet so all of that good stuff to come when I know it.

For those who’ve read The Devil in Denim, book 4 will be Oliver Shields’ book and then book 5 features a guy we haven’t quite met yet….so he has to remain a mystery a little longer (don’t worry, I know who he is ;D)!

MS Series logo B-W

Very happy that I get to play in this world a bit longer!



The Wolf Within on sale

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Dark Side, I’ve put the Wolf Within on sale for a few weeks for just $1.99 (USD). Links below! Snap me up while I’m cheap :D.

The Wolf Within (Kindle)

Google Play

iTunes (US)

iTunes (AUS)




Continuing the cover appreciation

Lawless in Leather now has a cover too! And it’s pretty spectacular.

Lawless In Leather

You gotta love a good set of abs :D This bad boy will be coming to all good bookstores in May 2015. But don’t be sad. You can already buy one of his friends (check out The Devil in Denim here) and Angel in Armani is less than three months away!

New cover – The Dark Side

THE DARK SIDE, Book 2 of The Wild Side trilogy, has a gorgeous cover!



At this stage, the book should be out middle of next month! Excerpt coming very very soon here.

PS Gorgeous cover design by Kim Killion at Hot Damn Designs

All the things are happening

Firstly, thank you to all the lovely people who have been reading and reviewing The Devil in Denim. You are all awesome!

Secondly Amazon picked Devil as one of their top Romance books of the month (so yay!)

Amazon Best books of the month copy

Right now, the kindle version is discounted (it shows up at $5.49 for me here in Oz, so I’m guessing the US price is around $5.10?) so this gorgeous butt:



is going cheap! You know you want him on your e-reader … :D

Thirdly, The Dark Side, book 2 of my urban fantasy trilogy, has gone off to be edited. I should have it back before the end of this month but because I have a book (The Shattered Court) due at the end of the month and a set of revisions (Lawless in Leather) due by then as well, I’m thinking I won’t get back to TDS until the start of October. So hopefully it will be out in the world by mid October! Sorry but sometimes all the publishing things converge and something has to give a little.

Fourthly I’ve seen the cover copy for both The Shattered Court and Lawless in Leather so that hopefully means there will be pretty pretty covers to share soon. Likewise, I should have the cover for The Dark Side to show you real soon now. I’m also working on another Wild Side thing which isn’t too far away, I hope. To whet the appetite a bit, here’s the blurb for The Dark Side (warning, slightly spoilery for The Wolf Within, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to know:

Monsters used to be just her day job. Now they’re her life.

Newly minted werewolf, Ashley Keenan, thought she’d faced her past when she got her revenge on McCallister Tate, the vampire who killed her family. She wants to build a future with her fiancé, FBI agent and fellow werewolf, Daniel Gibson, but it seems the past isn’t done with her yet. For one thing, she still owes a debt to the vampire who controls Seattle, a fact that doesn’t sit well with Dan. And for another, she knows that McCallister Tate didn’t work alone … and his friends are still out there.

When a vicious attack on the anniversary of her parent’s death leaves her best friend infected with an aggressive new strain of vampirism, Ash is sucked into the fight to save her and to stop a plague of vampires overrunning humanity. It’s a fight that quickly turns deadly when the ones controlling the new vampires decide that Ashley’s family secrets might hold the key to their success—and that the only way to get to those secrets is through Ash herself. To save herself, her friend, and maybe even the world, Ash has to embrace her werewolf abilities, call on some dangerous allies, and take a walk on the dark side …

And now back to writing all the things so that all of the above keeps happening! Have a great weekend, everyone!

P.S. If you’re a reviewer and are interested in reviewing The Dark Side (or The Wolf Within), contact me mel @!


The Devil in Denim is out today!

This gorgeous man is finally out in the wild for your reading pleasure! Hope you enjoy him as much as I did!



If you’re looking for places to buy, here’s a few links to get you started. Happy reading!

Closer and closer

It’s Monday morning in the US which means just one more sleep until THE DEVIL IN DENIM is out. What started almost two years ago as a mad idea in my head one Saturday morning is almost here.

From this:

DevilcollageTo this:



Still can’t tell you quite how that happens but I’m very happy that it does! Hopefully lots of you will be too :)