Announcing the Release of The Minstrel Boy and a blog hop

Please scroll to the bottom of the post for the Random Acts of Kindness Blog Hop and a chance to win a $25 gift card!

I am very pleased to announce that 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!



AND NOW....the RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS BLOG HOP!


In honor of the release of The Minstrel Boy, I will be giving away a $25 gift card to amazon.com this time.

Mandatory Entry: Click LIKE on my facebook page.  The link is in the right sidebar, or you can go directly to www.facebook.com/laura.vosika.author
Optional Entry: Post a link to this page either on your facebook page or your twitter.

Please be sure to leave a comment telling me what you did with your contact information.  And although it's not required, it would certainly be fun (and inspiring!) for all, if you tell about a random act of kindness you have given or received.

Now, hop along to all the other participating blogs!



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    woah, 25 dollar gift card, how generous of you! I definitely hope I win, so I can finally get a book on my to-read list~

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