Monday, December 10, 2018

Janus Witch: Interview and Giveaway


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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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





INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON

Why did you choose to write sci-fi and fantasy?

Although I like a broad range of genres, science fiction and fantasy have always been my favorite. I have a very active imagination, and I love the challenge of creating worlds. With urban and paranormal fantasy now part of the fantasy mix, the door is wide open for any combination of sub-genres (including romance) to stitch together a good story. I’m only limited by my imagination, and creativity is definitely not a problem for me. 

Although Fantasy is my stated genre, I like to tell a story which includes elements we are all familiar with. In The Janus Witch, for instance, we have a witch transported from a medieval world to modern-day East Texas—complete with cars and computers. Yet magic and mystical powers are still main tenets within the story. Too much fantasy nowadays is larded with layers of rules, prerequisites, and complicated backmatter. My attention span isn’t that long, so my books get right to the plot as soon as possible. A person won’t have to read to page 75 before it finally gets interesting or before the story becomes clear.

What was the hardest part of writing The Janus Witch?  

I had to follow a delicate line when introducing Tressalayne as a murderous witch, then later, as a young woman deeply in love with Dr. Lucas Beckett. In order to make this dichotomy believable to the reader, it was necessary to present both her “pre” then her “post” personalities. Then I added just enough snippets (flashbacks/nightmares) of her old life so it’s evident her new, happy life is by no means certain. Finally, transitioning characters from a medieval world to our 21st century society was tricky. The challenge was to portray these characters in a way where they appeared to be fish out of water, while still managing to somehow adjust to a modern world. 

How do you decide if your main characters will be male or female?

The story drives the characters. As such, a particular gender may or may not be a better fit. For example, in my book, The Treasure Hunt Club, I needed a perpetual loser, someone who always suffers from bad luck. I felt this fit a man better, and so I produced Nick Hollister’s character. In The Janus Witch, a warlock just didn’t seem to pop like a witch, hence Tressalayne’s character. However, my books are populated by strong minor characters, both male and female, something I take great pride in. 

What projects are you working on at the present?

I am finishing up on a fantasy adventure series called The Conquest of the Veil. A suicidal, bullied girl awakes to find herself a beautiful woman of wealth and privilege—and also trapped behind a wall of magic created by an evil and malevolent queen. The release date of the first book is March 1st, 2019. I am also working on a YA (Middle School) book called Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator. Edison is a twelve-year-old genius and inventor. Paralyzed from the waist down from an accident suffered when he was five, Edison has been homeschooled and sheltered his entire life. When he is enrolled in public school, he learns being a “normal” kid like his friends is more difficult than any invention he has ever attempted. My hope is for a release date either in late spring or early fall of 2019.

What do your plans for future projects include?

Several books will follow in The Conquest of the Veil series. I hope to release at least one book per year until the series is concluded. I am also going to start a book called The January Man. Jordon Blake is a suave and handsome lawyer on track to become the youngest partner in the history of his firm. Jordon doesn’t believe in love but still induces one woman a year to fall in love with him. Then on New Year’s at the stroke of midnight, he dumps his latest love and starts the search for a new one…until his Fairy Godmother decides to teach him a lesson. 



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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