Archive for February, 2012

I am very pleased to announce that today The Minstrel Boy, Book Two of The Blue Bells Chronicles, was released today on Kindle!

 

The Blue Bells Chronicles begins with Blue Bells of Scotland and now continues with The Minstrel Boy.

 

Shawn Kleiner has it all: money, fame, a skyrocketing career as an international musical phenomenon, his beautiful girlfriend Amy, and all the women he wants–until the night Amy has enough and leaves him  stranded in a Scottish castle tower.

 

He wakes up to find himself mistaken for Niall Campbell, medieval Highland warrior.  Soon after, he is sent shimmying down a wind-torn castle wall into a dangerous cross country trek with Niall’s tempting, but knife-wielding fiancee.  They are pursued by those who want Niall dead.

 

Thrown forward in time, Niall learns history’s horrifying account of his own death, and of the Scots’ slaughter at Bannockburn.  Undaunted, he navigates the roiled waters of Shawn’s life–pregnant girlfriend, amorous fans, enemies, and gambling debts–seeking a way to leap back across time to save his people, especially his beloved Allene.  His growing fondness for Shawn’s life brings him face to face with his own weakness and teaches him the true meaning of faith.

 

He wakes up to find himself mistaken for Niall Campbell, medieval Highland warrior.  Soon after, he is sent shimmying down a wind-torn castle wall into a dangerous cross country trek with Niall’s tempting, but knife-wielding fiancee.  They are pursued by English soldiers and a Scottish traitor who want Niall dead.

 

Thrown forward in time, Niall learns history’s horrifying account of his own death, and of the Scots’ slaughter at Bannockburn. Undaunted, he navigates the roiled waters of Shawn’s life– pregnant girlfriend, amorous fans, enemies, and gambling debts–seeking a way to leap back across time to save his people, especially his beloved Allene. His growing fondness for Shawn’s life brings him face to face with his own weakness and teaches him the true meaning of faith.

 

The story continues with The Minstrel Boy, as Amy resigns her post with the orchestra to stay behind in Scotland seeking answers in historical records.  What she finds is a man larger than life, a man who recovers miraculously from multiple injuries, walks through walls, and appears in two places at once.

 

What is the truth about Niall?  Did he die on the gallows built for him by the thieving MacDougalls?  Why did Shawn carve Iona on the rock in Hugh’s camp?  And why is the cop assigned to the mysterious events at Glenmirril still so interested in Amy long after the case has been closed?  Continue the mysteries and adventures in medieval and modern Scotland with The Minstrel Boy.

 

Available now on Kindle.  Coming soon in print!