The Godfather: Next Generation

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Godfather. And the scenes behind the story are as interesting as the novel and movie that followed.

The sixty-page novel by Mario Puzo became a hit with the movie: The Godfather. Who according to the Time Magazine, the author wrote as a way to get out of debt. (The Story of The Godfather. Time Special Edition Magazine, 2022).

Great casting with Marlon Brando as the Godfather, and directed by Frank Ford Coppola made his dreams come true. His screenplay was brought to the studio’s attention, and after research and revisions it was produced, and became a big screen hit.

The Godfather was a harbinger of the times, breaking through the post-war mentalities, and introducing a story the boomers could relate too. It was deep, dark, and relevant to a generation that wanted to speak for itself. The Godfather was the sign of the times, in more ways than being a mafia behind the scenes’ exploitation of made-men and their adversaries. It was fitting of the era.

As when the Godfather was written, it’s time for the changing of the guard, a new godfather, a tech-savvy, environmentally conscious, physically skilled, and pumped marksman, that today’s world can relate to.

Welcome to the next generation Godfather. Read “The Death of Me” today! (And, like Mario Puzo, I need to get out of debt. An Olympian task for certain.) Click the link below to read today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M Bowen

The Death of Me: The Next Gen Godfather

The Death of Me: Hardcover Release

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

The wait is over! The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series is now available in hardcover for thriller fans who prefer this version. Order today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

About The Death of Me

He’d rather save the Earth than exploit it. But buried bloodline secrets could force this man of peace into a life he dreads…

David Jones moved to Tuscany to claim some much-needed headspace. Hoping to focus on his philanthropic efforts and find love, he vows to steer clear of his family’s underworld business. But he’s dragged into an ugly web of organized crime when a good friend is heartbreakingly murdered…

Thrust into a leadership role, David navigates the treacherous mob world while becoming romantically entangled with a stunning young female intelligence agent. But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new love interest’s standing with Italian authorities might be his fatal undoing.

Will this struggling humanitarian get his happily ever after or end up sleeping with the fishes?

The Death of Me is the sweeping first book in the Legacy series of mafia thriller novels. If you like morally gray characters, expansive European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll adore Carolyn M. Bowen’s gritty tale.

Editorial Reviews

  • “I recommend this book to anyone seeking their next big thriller.” 5 stars Readers’ Favorite
  • Carolyn M. Bowen has proven once again what an excellent writer and storyteller she is. 5 stars Chick Lit Café
  • Author Carolyn M. Bowen has done the research to breathe a new perspective on the fictional portrayal of the Italian mafia. If you enjoy organized crime fiction, ‘The Death of Me’ is a great beginning to this ‘Legacy Series’. 5 stars by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network)

eBook and Paperback

The Death of Me (eBook/paperback)

About the Author

CAROLYN BOWEN is a mystery author who calls on her life escapades and an adventurous, imaginative spirit to inspire and entertain. Bowen uses travel as a muse to explore cultures and dialogue to bring her stories to life. Her writing credits include Cross-Ties, a romantic adventure; The Long Road Home, a contemporary crime fiction mystery; The Sydney Jones Mysteries, and The Legacy Series.

A Change Is Coming ~ Fall 2021

Quote of the Day: Summer is dancing away as the leaves change into mosaic colors as a reminder of the season’s end leaving only memories of days gone by. CM Bowen

Autumn: A Transition Season

The annual seasonal changes are a reminder that nothing remains the same. Today, September 22nd at 3:20 pm EST is the autumnal equinox marking the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s an exciting time to breathe in the freshness of the crisp fall air and relax with a pumpkin spice latte while reading your favorite book.

What happens during the equinox?

The sun crosses the Earth’s equator at the time of the equinox, from the Northern Hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere. During the autumnal equinox, day and night are balanced to about 12 hours each all across the world. The Earth’s tilt causes the change in season with the Northern Hemisphere beginning to feel the chill of fall after the warmth of summer.

Daylight in the Northern Hemisphere becomes shorter leading up to the winter solstice in December. The polar opposite happens in the Southern Hemisphere, where daylight will gradually grow longer until that hemisphere’s summer solstice in December.

Relax and Enjoy the Season

Grab your blanket, and your favorite beverage to make this season special by reading romantic mystery-thrillers by Carolyn Bowen. Here are some to whet your appetite for more!

The Sydney Jones Series

Primed for Revenge

Chance: A Novel

ONE: A Novel

You can order all three in a set. Begin a thrilling adventure today, read the Sydney Jones Series.

Sydney Jones Series

Hello July!

There’s nothing like summer and the juicy fruits like watermelon, pineapple, and good reads to enjoy during the season. July is a great time to kick-back and let your mind wander. For me, water plays an important part in relaxing. Whether water fountain, a pool, river, waterfalls, or the ocean; it’s a stress relief. You’ll find these in most all my novels, as well.

I received some exciting news today! The Long Road Home is short-listed for the Drunken Druid’s International Mystery Thriller Award. If you haven’t read it, please order your copy today for an entertaining read. Tap the link to get yours today!

We have some exciting news coming up! Several of my books will be featured this month. Follow my newsletter to learn more. Let’s all have a great summer! Wishing you a happy 4th of July! Carolyn Bowen

July 4th 2021

eBook deal – Chance by Carolyn Bowen

Springtime is a great time to kick back and relax with your favorite book. Our special promotion for April 15th — 19th is Chance — A Novel, the 2nd book in the Sydney Jones Mystery Series.

This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions as Sydney and Walker fight their battles independently. Read today to learn the truth behind Walker’s disappearance and Sydney’s obsessive desire to understand why.

Grab your copy of Chance — A Novel during this limited offer (99 cent) for an eBook. If you enjoy reading paperbacks, you can order your copy today.


You’re invited to sign-up to receive my newsletters for the latest writing news and special promotions. Thank you for reading my novels. Carolyn Bowen

Chance by Carolyn Bowen



New Beginnings

NEW Revised Edition Available Now!

I’m excited to share my latest writing news. A new revised edition of “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success,” a personal development book is now available for download from Amazon FREE w/Unlimited.

We are all going through some difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my hope that this book will inspire and motivate you to discover a renewed passion for living. I look forward to your sharing your journey with me.

Cross-Stepping Your Way To Success!

Simple Steps to Change Your Life!

Book Description

When surfers hit the waters, they use a technique called cross-stepping, or moving their weight forward and backward to stay standing. Cross-stepping isn’t just a good idea for surfers, though – you, too, can metaphorically use the same strategy of zigzagging motions to achieve success.

In “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success,” career coach Carolyn Bowen shows you how to zigzag your way to success one step at a time. She examines grieving, life planning, owning your power, becoming health conscious, learning to love again, and more.

With “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success,” you’ll discover how to maintain your balance on the choppy waters of life!

CAROLYN BOWEN was into life planning and career development before it was cool! With extensive advanced studies in psychology, adult learning, and career development, she has the background to guide you in becoming the best possible you!

She’s not only walked the walk but perhaps can save you a few steps in finding your niche – your purpose in life. She knows how to master cross-stepping as a surfer and life coach. She can guide you in avoiding wipe-outs while discovering your niche – your purpose in life.

Bowen is also a mystery author who calls on her life escapades and an adventurous imaginative spirit to create entertaining novels. Her writing credits include “Cross-Ties,” a historical romance, “The Long Road Home,” a contemporary crime fiction mystery, and the Sydney Jones Mystery Series.

The Long Road Home

Hey Everyone,
I’m excited to tell you that my book has been nominated for the “Cover of the Month” contest on AllAuthor.com. This will help me a lot if I could see some votes coming in, so please remember to vote my book.

They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, The Long Road Home: A Romantic Murder Mystery, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com! Tap the link below to show your support! Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

The Long Road Home – Romantic Murder Mystery

      

The Long Road Home

Special PromotionLimited Offer!

Exciting News

The Long Road Home is FREE today for your digital ebook download. No Kindle Unlimited – No Problem! Limited offer (1/5-1/9/2021) Grab your favorite beverage, get comfortable and read today!

Today’s Giveaway: The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

Fall is in the air and expectations for the new season are something to talk about.

The Long Road Home

Do you love the change of seasons? The crisp morning air reminds us we have ventured into fall. A perfect time to relax with an exciting novel while enjoying your favorite beverage.

Exciting News.

Today’s feature is The Long Road Home! Download your eBook today FREE during this limited offer (October 5-9). Prefer reading a paperback or hardback? Place your order and enjoy sleuthing to determine Kate’s next move.

The Long Road Home.

The Long Road Home, a romantic murder mystery is available in digital, paperback, and hardcover at Amazon and your favorite bookstores.

Book Description

Kate’s life was in turmoil after the death of her parents. She’d been always protected and sheltered by them. Suddenly she finds herself with a conniving fiancé living under her roof, a powerful businessman with terrorist ties from across the ocean trying to kill her and more family secrets than most American politicians. She was also unaware that a half-brother she knew nothing of was about to enter her life. Her situation was getting precarious right at the moment she was least able to cope with it.

Primed for Revenge Book Trailer

Primed for Revenge: Book 1 Sydney Jones Series

Exciting News!

The book trailer for Primed for Revenge, book 1 in the Sydney Jones is ready to be viewed. A special thank you to Morgan Wright and his team for their collaboration on making a stellar video.

The Sydney Jones Series (trilogy) is complete. You can read from book 1 through 3 without waiting for the next release. I hope you enjoy this mystery series. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

There’s always a fresh story brewing and you can be the first to review it and give feedback. If you’d like to become a beta reader for future books, please leave your contact information below. Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

Beta and Book Reviewers