Dani (DJ) Clifton


The DARK ROSE CHRONICLES are a collection of noir fantasy short stories written from the perspective of a cast of colorful characters from across the Veil of Fae, and closer to home, who live in and around Portland, Oregon where the author also dwells.

DJ Clifton was born in the Pacific Northwest and was influenced at an early age by its rugged wilderness. She spent her youth roaming the mountainside with stories on her mind and a constant dialog of characters and circumstance in her head. She now resides in the Cascade foothills of Oregon with her family, pets and myriad of wild creatures - in this world and the next - that are her companions.
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Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
When I began thinking about cover art for the Dark Rose Chronicles, I wanted an image that was both recognizably Portland, Oregon aka the Rose City, but with a dark and ominous twist. The resulting photograph is an artist manipulation and exactly what I had imagined. Thanks Ronnicker!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Interestingly enough, most of the books I have on my shelf are nonfiction - from the Kolbrin Bible and Issac Newton, to Michio Kaku and Graham Hancock, to Deepak Chopra and Silver Ravenwolf. I've always been driven to seek answers outside of what society allows to be 'norm'. I believe humanity is much, much older than we've been taught to believe, and that there are energies all around us that are invisible to our 3rd dimensional perspective.
When it comes to fiction, my favorite authors are Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles de Lint, Lee Child and Alex Kava - fantasy and law enforcement. I pull from my nonfiction interests, and my favorite genres, and stew them together for my story lines.
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Where to find Dani (DJ) Clifton online


Deadly Deals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Isa expected it to be just another shift at the Diablo, the only supernatural gentleman's club in Portland where not a single patron is of the human persuasion. But it's never just another day when you're sleeping with a boss who rubs elbows with the city's seedy underbelly. When Roane's back-alley deal goes sideways, it's his touch alone that can bring Isa back from the brink of true death.
Nightmares & Sins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
MJ-12 necromancer, Agent Lillianna Renfield enters a realm few humans ever escape from and finds herself the unwilling participant in a battle she is unprepared to fight.
The Good the Bad & the Deadly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Agent Lillianna Renfield goes up against the dark side Fae when she infiltrates the nightclub owned by a renegade mafia boss. When things go sideways, she comes face to face with her bloodline's dark curse that threatens the balance between the Dark and Light, with humanity sitting helplessly in the middle.
Sins of a Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
SINS OF A FATHER is a noir fantasy short story (3, 085 words). Agent Renfield is called to a crime scene at night in a dark alley but when she arrives, she discovers the city she’s sworn to protect, is in peril from a force that threatens to unsettle the balance of reality and the global perception of what it is to be human.

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