At a Glance
- M.J. Scott’s debut dark fantasy novel, Shadow Kin, the first in the Half-Light City quadrology, was released by Roc (Penguin Group USA) on September 6 2011. The second book, Blood Kin was released on June 5 2012. The third book, Iron Kin was released on April 2 2013. The final book, Fire Kin was released in May 2014. The Shattered Court, the first book in her new series came out in April 2015. It’s sequel, The Forbidden Heir will be published in 2017.
- The Shattered Court was nominated in the Best Paranormal Romance category of the Romance Writers of America’s 2016 RITA awards.
- M.J. Scott has won a number of awards for her work including the Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and Valerie Parv Award and the Romance Writers of New Zealand’s Clendon Award. She has finalled twice in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Award and won and finalled in a number of other writing contests. All four books in the Half-Light City series have been finalists in the Australian Romance Readers Association awards. In January 2014, she released an urban fantasy, The Wolf Within, the first book in The Wild Side trilogy, followed by The Dark Side in October 2014.
- Shadow Kin won praise from three New York Times bestselling authors.
- Publisher’s Weekly called Fire Kin “Entertaining…Scott’s dramatic story will satisfy both fans and new readers”.
- A lifelong lover of both romance and fantasy, her dark fantasy novels combine lush and sensuous worldbuilding and engaging characters. Scott’s urban fantasy-like voice in an historical, alternate world settings provides a fresh twist to the genre.
- M.J. Scott also writes contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press as Melanie Scott.
Official press bio and booklist
Publicity inquiries – Half-Light City/The Shattered Court
Publicist: Nita Basu, Penguin Random House USA
Nita can provide review copies in hardcopy in the US or via NetGalley for international reviewers.
Publisher and agent information
Editor – Half-Light City series and The Shattered Court: Jessica Wade, RocAce Roc New American Library
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Agent: Miriam KrissIrene Goodman Literary Agency
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New York New York 10010 All rights enquiries and all enquiries regarding The Wild Side series and The Forbidden Heir should be directed to Miriam.
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