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This has been a crazy year for me and likely for you as well. It’s during our most difficult times we need to stop and evaluate our life choices to make better decisions about our future.
In 2021, everyone has felt insecurities about what’s next for them affecting their health and livelihood. Many workers in the retail and hospitality sector have been slam-dunked during this pandemic and are seeking new opportunities.
For those with mental health issues, this year was especially difficult. My goal is to let you know you’re never alone. There is help for you in your darkest moments. Reach out and connect with a friend, family member, or a caring organization. Your life matters!
Mental health awareness is important to everyone. To take charge of your own life, and to recognize when others are in need of help.
To take a stand for Mental Health Awareness with are offering “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success” for a special eBook promotion for 99 cents from June 13th -17th. Click the link below to read today!
This is a bite-sized inspirational guide to put a smile on your face, and let you know you’ve got this. Healthy tips about depression, grieving, fitness, life satisfaction, and career advice is succinctly rounded in for a quick and informative read. Please share with friends and family, or gift someone that could use a mental health boost.
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.
Enjoy the gorgeous month of May when the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping with novels by Carolyn Bowen. Travel to scenic vistas and experience native cultures as the mysteries unfold.
We’re celebrating with an eBook deal (May 3rd-5th) on the latest mystery in the Sydney Jones Series, ONE —A Novel. Grab a bargain and read this month’s romantic mystery-thriller deal for just 99 cents.
5 Star Book Reviews
“ONE the 3rd novel in the Sydney Jones Series is a captivating well-written story that hooks you with its imaginative plot, bold characters, and scenic venues.” 5/5⭐
“I was so intrigued because of the settings of the storyline and I must say, it’s not a usual thriller or detective novel because it is filled with drama and action which keeps it more edgy and sharp.”
“The author does an excellent job of pacing the story leaving bits and crumbs for us to follow. Bowen provides a dynamic ending with clues making me believe there’s another series in the works. A must-read for romantic mystery lovers.”
“If you like fearless heroines, page-turning action, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Carolyn Bowen’s gripping story.”
Sydney Jones Mystery Series … “Bold & entertaining reads for mystery lovers.” Book 1: Primed for Revenge; Book 2: Chance, and Book 3: ONE. Available in eBooks or paperbacks
Good morning, everyone! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and an exciting new month. I look forward to a special promotion this month for the Sydney Jones Series. Stay tuned for details on May 3rd! Happy May 2021! Carolyn Bowen
Cross-Ties Sail the high seas with Leah as she dares to live her life on her own terms. From the English countryside to familial homes in Antigua to the great American frontier, you can journey with Leah as she and her family immigrates to America.
The Cross-Ties novel is a daring coming of age story filled with aristocratic customs and Native American folklore.
You can read a FREE eBook during our special spring promotion from April 21st to the 25th. There are other editions available including large print, paperback and hardback for your reading pleasure. Order yours today!
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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, Chance – A Novel: Psychological Thriller (Sydney Jones Series Book 2), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!
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Oh, happy day! I just received a new 5-star rating for my latest novel, ONE, in the Sydney Jones Series.
I love it when readers love my novels and leave a rating. This one is from an excellent book blogger, Kathleen Van Lierop, My Crazy Life Full With Books. Click below to read the full blog post. Also, I’d appreciate your sharing this with your mystery lover friends.
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This is an excerpt from an interview I prepared for an author’s platform. I hope you enjoy the backstory!
The questions were about my latest mystery thriller, ONE, the 3rd in the Sydney Jones Series.
Questionsand Answers Below:
What is your book all about?
ONE, Sydney Jones Series Book 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the mystery series. The novel highlights the life of ace attorney Sydney Jones whose personal life is in shambles after learning the father of her son was killed in an accident. Now, she’ll never know the answers she was seeking.
Her law practice is flourishing and she along with her son, David took a much-needed break to their island villa. Little did she know but old enemies and an impostor friend were checking out the island.
They returned to their home in Atlanta and Sydney was looking forward to meeting her friend Special Agent Thomason for coffee near her office. On the drive down GA 400, a grenade was lobbed into her sports car. Thomason was several car links behind her and sped to the explosion. He was the first official on the scene and quickly put their worst-case exit plan in motion. According to his report, Sydney was pronounced dead at the scene.
Will she survive to have the chance to get targets off her back and raise her son? Would the love for her son and desire to be reunited tilt her chances of recovery to die another day?
Inspiration for ONE – A Novel
Writing ONE was a natural progression from the previous novels in the series, Primed for Revenge and Chance –A Novel. Sydney Jones is fearless in taking on cases most attorneys would run from and it put a target on her back. The depths of feelings of betrayal, grief, and passion for living her life on her own terms was a motivating force behind the story.
Mystery lovers who love twisty-turny psychological fiction are the target audience for this book. The underlying theme of romance adds a spark to the story and captures your heart.
Takeaway from ONE
Every person has their own unique understanding of life. How one sees themselves and others is seen through a kaleidoscope of personal life’s experiences and their environment. For instance, Sydney’s grief when learning of Walker’s death and coming to terms with it fit her personality. My desire is that we learn to practice compassion for others walking their own path.
Future Goals – ONE
This is the latest release in the Sydney Jones Series, and I plan to market this novel to mystery-thriller readers at every opportunity online and in person when possible (Zoom).
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 Series Mystery Thrillers; Book 1: Primed For Revenge, Book 2: Chance, and Book 3: ONE.
Quote of the Day: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
ONE (Sydney Jones Series #3)
Exciting news! The latest Sydney Jones Mystery, ONE, eBook is now available for preorder at Amazon. ONE will be available for download on 7/28/2020. The paperback will be released on August 4th, 2020.
Expect to be blown away by Carolyn Bowen’s newest thriller in the Sydney Jones Series — ONE.
Ace attorney Sydney returns in this gripping thriller that sends her into a chilling tailspin when enemies attack with vengeance. Will her desire for answers about her ex-military former lover be her undoing or will the hand of fate set her free to live and love again?
Sydney’s daredevil attitude for taking on legal cases most would run from catches her in a snare. Will she use common sense and leave the past behind or is it too late?
Walker the father of her son is dead. She had suspicions about his abandonment after the Rockstar Roxanne’s murder investigation was announced a suicide. Could his death be related to what she believed to be the CIA’s intervention?
A summer vacation with her son in Barbados was warranted. Enemies from her past were already scouting out the island for their next move. Was there no place she could have peace?
She makes new friends on the island. Godwin appears in Sydney’s life after booking a charter for her son’s first salt-water fishing trip. She has no idea how deep the friendship goes between the two, but her son appeared happier since arriving.
Reality sets in upon returning home to Atlanta. She’d made many enemies from her personal injury and human trafficking cases. Would her first day back at work be the day the assassin’s bullet hit its mark?
Her friend and confidant, Director Thomason of the GBI insisted she has a worst-case scenario plan for her son’s care. Would the plan be carried out in her absence? And, would her son inherit a perpetual target on his back? There were no options for protecting David, except the truth which could be as catastrophic as the world news.
This spellbinding new novel by the imaginative Carolyn Bowen will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page. Tap the link to “buy now”and dive deep into the electrifying action of this novel.
ATTN: Book bloggers, Amazon & Goodreads Reviewers
If you’re interested in reviewing ONE, Sydney Jones Series #3, please fill in the contact form here. An ARC will be emailed to you for your reading pleasure. Thank you! Carolyn Bowen