M.J. Stevens – Author and Creative Spirit

A young woman trying to make sense of the world


April 2014

Who watches over you? DIVIDED teaser!

DIVIDED will bring to life the classic battle of magic v science. The definition of what you believe in will divide you. Whose side are you on?

You were once BOUND, but now prepare to be DIVIDED.


I’m so glad people are reading BOUND and taking the time to jot down a few kind words on Goodreads and so forth. One of the main comments I’m hearing is that BOUND is too short. Readers want MORE and need to know what’s going to happen. Well, firstly I’m glad to hear that you are excited for another installment. And also – DIVIDED is currently smashing BOUND with a 6000+ word lead — and I’m not finished. 

Some teasers for DIVIDED:

+ There is more to the Montarus family than just the characters you have met. Prepare for new additions!

+ Is Mellea going crazy or something changing in her world?

+ Do you think you know Leo? Think again! More of his backstory/childhood revealed! 

Happy Reading! 🙂




April Update

Hello everyone!

I just thought I would post an update about what is happening this month so everyone is in the loop. 

DIVIDED: My second manuscript is nearly finished. However it has been slightly stalled due to the fact that I have a new job and I’m unlikely to have two days off in a row. So this might take a few weeks to adjust to. But I’m really, really fingers crossed hoping that I can have an inspiration burst and get it done before the end of April as my editor is waiting for it. At this point I’m still feeling confident about making a November deadline for December release.

NEW JOB: Yeah as stated above I have a new job. Amazingly, a lot of people ask me what I do (when not writing). I do have a Bachelor of Communication from university yes, but at present I use it only for my writing work. I work in retail and have a new job with a baby store that stocks online as well as in-store. So there is plenty to learn especially since I’m without children… what? I’m only 23! 😛

COVER REVEAL: I am planning on doing a cover reveal for DIVIDED in May so I will keep you updated. In the meanwhile there is small snippet attached to this post!


TOUR: The BOUND book tour is now closed and I am SHOCKED at how many people have singed up. At last count it was over twenty committed blogs so thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! I just hope they all enjoy the book… 

Gold Coast Supanova 2014

Hello again!

I got back late last night from the massive, three day pop-culture event Supanova. It was so much fun and I met some great people. Of course, I also sold a fantastic number of copies of BOUND! It really made me excited to keep working on the series and other projects. 

If you are interested in seeing how BOUND goes on the Xpresso Reads Book Tour in May, then you can find the list of bloggers here. Hopefully I will get a few good responses because I’m very passionate about my work and hey — the book isn’t bad! 😀


Me signing on Saturday. No that’s not my real hair, it’s a wig. I was cosplaying as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time.

Official Book Trailer for DIVIDED now on Youtube!

Have you seen the teaser for DIVIDED, The Guardians 2 yet?

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