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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for The Adventures of Grant Scotland by Dan McClure, a fantasy series available n...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for The Adventures of Grant Scotland by Dan McClure, a fantasy series available now. 

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The Adventures of Grant Scotland
by Dan McClure


GENRE:  Fantasy



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.



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

Her cool gray blue eyes studied me and I might have sucked in my gut, but I couldn't be sure. I was too busy trying to remember how to form complete sentences.

"Good afternoon . . . Uh, I'm afraid you have me at a disadvantage," I finally managed to say.

"Marissa. Marissa Magnussen. Berthul is my husband." Her voice matched her dress: smooth and inviting.

"Pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Magnussen."

"Please, call me Marissa. Won't you sit down?" She gestured at a nearby divan and I dutifully sat on it. "Would you like a drink?"

"I suppose I would. Yes."

"I think Bertie has some Macforth Glyn here," she said as she pushed away from the desk and walked across the room to a sideboard and began fixing drinks. The drink cabinet was on the opposite side of the room from where I was sitting and I was treated to a nice view of Marissa's backside. The dress was backless, but Marissa's body certainly wasn't. I spent so much time contemplating how the curves that met at the base of her spine warranted closer inspection that she had to ask me twice if whiskey was acceptable. I think I answered yes, but I'm not sure in what language.

A smile briefly played across her lips as she brought the drinks over, handed me one and then sat next to me on the sofa. When she crossed her legs, I began to feel tense, but not in an altogether unpleasant way.

"So . . . Is Mr. Magnussen here?" My voice didn't quaver at all. I was becoming a man at last.



What is something you’ve lied about?
And why would I tell you? Well, alright. We’re a small crowd. I can share this. A former employee who got fired for stealing came to visit and later my boss asked me if he had come by and I said no. Sorry, boss. You want me to be a rat, that costs extra.

Who is the last person you hugged?
I assume you mean sincerely. It was my parents. I can’t remember if it was my mom or dad I hugged last. They’re such a great team. I can’t imagine ever meeting a couple as delightful as them.

What are you reading now?
You mean besides this Facebook post about describing my last fart using a movie title? Well, let’s see… Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942: Schwerpunkt, by Robert Forczyk. I have a love of military history that needs feeding on occasion. Oh, and regarding the first thing - it was Joe vs. the Volcano. I figured you secretly wanted to know.

How do you come up with the titles to your books?
They follow a theme. All of them are Spy for a… something. The something is always the main plot axis of the book.

Share your dream cast for your book.
Jeremy Renner as Grant Scotland. Jennifer Garner as Sylvyr. Simon Pegg as Solin. Benedict Cumberbatch as Tim. Beyond that, I’m not sure. The series has grown its cast of characters quite a bit.


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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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO has quite the cult following, I've heard!


    1. It's actually one of my favorite movies. It's one of the rare comedies that tries to mix in philosophy. It suffered for it in terms of popularity, but the people who appreciated it for what it was trying to do will always appreciate it.

  3. Thanks for featuring my books and good luck to everyone in the giveaway!

  4. I really loved the interview, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  5. These books sound wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

  6. Excellent interview! Sounds like a great read!

  7. Congrats again on the new book and good luck on the rest of the book tour!

  8. Sounds like a great series. Great covers, too!


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