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Thursday, December 6, 2018

LSBBT AUTHOR INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY: The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton (Urban Fantasy)


THE JANUS WITCH
by
MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON

Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy / Romance
Publisher: Book Liftoff
Publication Date: September 1, 2018
Number of Pages: 372 pages


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Malice vs Love. A beautiful witch, a member of a murderous coven, is torn from her medieval world and transported to East Texas. The passage leaves her with no memory of her previous life. She falls in love with a young pediatrician, but her dark past threatens to reassert itself…and make her a threat.






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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON

How has Texas influenced your writing?
As a young man, I moved to Texas from Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend college. I met my wife at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, and she is from Pittsburg, a small town in East Texas. We settled near Mt. Pleasant, and have enjoyed the rural and small-town atmosphere, particularly the slower, less frenetic pace of life. This is reflected in both of my novels, with East Texas the setting in each. Some of the kindest, friendliest, and most loving people I have ever met, are Texans. That said, I try to portray the East Texans in my novels as true to form, warts and all, not some romanticized caricature. Unsurprisingly, Texas is a microcosm of our nation as a whole, full of people of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities.

What do you think most characterizes your writing?
I can tell a good story. More importantly, I know how to tell a good story. I’ve found that writing is as much about the delivery as the prose. A writer can be perfect, absolutely perfect, in every aspect of writing whether grammar, diction, or sentence structure. But, if they don’t have an interesting story, no one will want to read it. Conversely, a book can contain every writing mistake known to man, yet still be successful…if the story is interesting. This is what draws readers, and if you have a good yarn to tell, then you have the best bait of all on your hook. I still make writing mistakes (thank goodness for critique partners!), but I’ve never been worried about creating unique and interesting stories.

Where did your love of reading come from?
I have been reading since I was a small boy. I was quite introverted growing up, and books were my escape to worlds of wonder and adventure. I think I was about 11 years old when one day, my mother brought home a box of books she bought at a garage sale. They were full of used Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, and Tom Swift books. To me it was a chest of gold. I started reading, and when I finished one book, I ran to get another. I’ve never stopped reading since. I’m pretty sure I’m safe in saying behind every good writer, there was an avid reader first.

What are some day jobs that you have held?  Have any of them impacted your writing?
I was involved in public education for 38 years as a teacher, coach, and an administrator. You get to see a wide range of people, personalities, and situations as an educator. I can honestly say I have seen it all—not just once, but several times! My career has provided me with a rich source to draw from when creating a story, setting, or characters. However, I never create a character with ONE particular person in mind. It’s too limiting, not to mention a little risky in small town America. Don’t want to step on any toes here…you might have to go to church or attend a ballgame with your “character”.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?
Scotland. We have been to Ireland and loved it. So beautiful and green! We’ve wanted to visit Scotland ever since.


PRAISE FOR THE JANUS WITCH:

This book is filled with magic, intrigue, excitement, and fantasy. Michael Scott Clifton is a truly gifted author.  -- Teresa Syms, Readers’ Favorite

This novel was an absolute page turner with action and great character development. I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm excited for the next work by Mike Clifton. -- Bronwyn Pegues, Librarian, Longview Public Library

“Michael Scott Clifton weaves and casts a magical spell in his fantasy romance The Janus Witch. A must read for any Fantasy Romance, Urban Romance, or Paranormal Romance enthusiast!" -- Ranay James, Author of The McKinnon Legends: A Time Travel Series

A continuous flow of witchery and energy that kept this reader captivated until the end. -- The Electric Review, 5-Star Review








Michael Scott Clifton, public educator for over 38 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas with his wife, Melanie, and family cat, Sadie. An avid gardener, he enjoys all kinds of book and movie genres. His books contain aspects of all the genres he enjoys...adventure, magic, fantasy, romance, and relationships. He has been a finalist in a number of short story contests. Clifton’s fantasy novel, The Conquest of the Veil, won a First Chapter Finalist award. Professional credits include articles published in the Texas Study of Secondary Education Magazine. Clifton’s latest book, The Janus Witch, the July Book Cover of the Month, is a featured book on the We Love Indie Books website. Currently, Clifton is completing Book I of The Conquest of the Veil, which will be released in March 2019. He can be reached at mike@michaelscottclifton.com.

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THREE WINNERS! One Winner: One Signed Copy + $10 Amazon Gift Card + Bookmark
Two Winners: eBook Copies DECEMBER 4-13, 2018
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Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and Michael Scott Clifton! It was a pleasure hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!

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