Thursday, January 19, 2017

Virtual Book Tour for The Adventures of Grant Scotland by Dan McClure




The Adventures of Grant Scotland
by Dan McClure


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GENRE:  Fantasy


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BLURBS:

The Unlikely Spy (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Volume One)

The Adventures of Grant Scotland series is an entertaining mix of fantasy, mystery and espionage featuring a hero whose many faults provide almost as much challenge to him as the formidable obstacles he must face as he attempts to impose sanity upon a world rapidly descending into chaos. Collected in this volume are the first three books in the series: Spy for a Dead Empire, Spy for a Troubled King and Spy for a Wayward Daughter.


Spy for a Dead Empire (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book One)


AELFA, THE GRAND CAPITAL of the once mighty Aelfan Empire, has fallen. Barbarian war parties and nomadic tribes harass the retreating and broken legions that once overawed them. All that stands against them now is the city of Zyren, the last bastion of Aelfan rule.


Acting as a spy for Zyren is Grant Scotland, a man leading a double life because his own had been taken away from him by the very people he serves. An unwilling recruit into the business of clandestine missions and deceit, he searches for anything real to cling to as the world around him devolves into insanity. And when an old friend shows up asking him to help save his family by delivering a mysterious book to a shadowy figure, Grant's two lives collide and he is thrust into an even stranger world than he had known; one where ancient magic is wielded by deadly players who compete against one another for a prize greater than simply the rotting carcass of a dead empire.


Spy for a Troubled King (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Two)


AMONG THE ASHES of the mighty Aelfan Empire, the House of Gregyan seeks to forge a new kingdom—one where both Huthan and Aelfan alike can prosper. But old prejudices and ancient traditions and an exiled enemy threaten the peace. Caught between compassion for his home and allegiance to his fallen empire, Grant Scotland finds himself trapped in the turbulent machinations of enemies and friends. As he works to uncover mysteries about his father’s treachery and confront new threats to his future, he moves perilously close to revealing his identity and losing everything.


Spy for a Wayward Daughter (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Three)


AS THE GREGYANS MARCH TO WAR and his handler takes a trip to Zyren, Grant Scotland, spy errant of the Aelfan Empire, gets ready to pursue a lead on finding a man who might be able to tell him the truth about his father's treason. Old friends, new enemies and hidden dangers soon confront him on his quest, but when he enters the dark world of another family's intrigue, he finds that not even the frontiers of the Aelfan Empire are far enough away to escape the dangers of fortune and fate.











Spy for a Greedy Villain (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Four)


RACIAL TENSIONS IN AELFA simmer and threaten to boil over when the harbormaster is found dead and the Huthan oppressors threaten to crack down in the Lower Docks. As Grant Scotland finds more questions than answers in the journals of Berthul Magnussen about his father’s treachery, he is drawn into a murder investigation, a kidnapping plot and the nefarious machinations of the city’s biggest crime lord—Mr. Quinn. In order to stop Quinn’s plans and save the city from being thrown into open revolt, Grant prepares to take his biggest gamble yet.


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Excerpt Four:


Spy for a Greedy Villain (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Four)


I gave him a brief recap of my espionage activities over the past few months, which included reports on the growth and temperament of the One God followers, the coming and going of any Huthan notables and the operations of Doogan and Quinn. At last I followed up with a summary of the harbormaster investigation and finished with the discovery of a ghost in the Lower Docks.


“There’s no such things as ghosts, Scotland.”


“I know, but I haven’t worked up a better nickname for him yet.”


“I’m sure you’ll think of something. I have every confidence in your ability to accomplish inane tasks of trivial importance.”


“Everybody has to be good at something.”


“And while your limited mental capabilities will no doubt be severely taxed in that endeavor, I’ll do some checking into what could make a man entirely concealed in plain sight.”


“You mean invisible. You can just say invisible.”


“Were I interested in being as lacking in attention to details as you, I could use the word invisible, but luckily for the both of us I am not. Complete invisibility is impossible. Not even the greatest Aelfan wizards were ever able to accomplish such a feat. But, there are several ways a man can remain unnoticed. Take me for instance. For the eleventh time in a row you failed to spot me before I spotted you.”


“How am I not surprised you’ve been keeping score? At any rate, he didn’t sneak up on me, I’m telling you I looked right through him.”


“Except his boots. Unless in addition to invisibility you also believe in the existence of a sentient pair of boots?”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:




Writing stories infused with the smoky charisma of classic film noir mixed with the pulse-pounding excitement of adventure fantasy and the cagey class of suspenseful espionage, Dan McClure brought the best parts of all of our most cherished pulp together and added his own signature brand of wit. He currently lives, writes and works in and around beautiful and historic Arlington, Massachusetts.


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Interview with Dan McClure
Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
-Nope. No ink. Never saw the attraction. But if I did get one I’d make sure someone paid me for it instead of the other way around.
Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
-Basically the same but with less money.
How long have you been writing?
-I’ve been writing consistently for a little over three years, but inconsistently for most of my life.
What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
-Decide what your goals are and proceed from there. There’s a dose of deep thinking involved with that one and it deserves its own blog post, but it’s the most important part. Secondly, write regularly, but it doesn’t have to be every day. Finally, don’t look for a silver bullet to success, because there isn’t one.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
-Spy for a Greedy Villain is the fourth installment in The Adventures of Grant Scotland. It was the hardest one to write so far, since I had to take it apart and put it back together again a couple of times. Big things are starting to move in Grant’s world, but they’re just beyond his vision right now. Nevertheless, I had to make sure all the right seeds that had been planted in earlier books were starting to take root, if not sprout.




Buy Link: Amazon – See below for sale dates on the books




KINDLE COUNTDOWN SALE DATES:
Spy for a Greedy Villain (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Four):
Kindle Countdown Deal
1/4 - 1/7 @ $0.99
1/7 - 1/11 @ $1.99


Spy for a Dead Empire (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book One):
Kindle Countdown Deal
1/11 - 1/14 @ $0.99
1/14 - 1/18 @ $1.99


Spy for a Troubled King (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Two):
Kindle Countdown Deal
1/18 - 1/21 @ $0.99
1/21 - 1/25 @ $1.99


Spy for a Wayward Daughter (Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Three):
Kindle Countdown Deal
1/25 - 1/28 @ $0.99
1/28 - 2/1 @ $1.99


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.




18 comments:

  1. Excellent interview! No tattoos here either - but it's because I'm afraid of needles lol. Looking forward to checking out these books!

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    1. I'm not wild about needles either, but if you paid me enough I'd probably get some ink done.

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  2. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing before breaking out with this book?

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    1. The third book in the series led directly to this one. I didn't write anything else in between.

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  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  4. Thanks for featuring my books. Good luck in the giveaway everyone!

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  6. The whole series sounds intriguing!

    --Trix

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  7. What books are you looking to read in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. These books went straight to my TBR, thank you for introducing me to them!

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  9. Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

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  10. Which book was your favorite to write?

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  11. Where is your favorite spot to read?

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  12. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

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