Holiday Gift Ideas

What big events have taken place in your life over the past year?

Be ready to relax and enjoy Christmas Day! Order these gifts now for family and friends and enjoy the holiday cheer.

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2022 Italian Mafia Thriller by Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me: Book 1, Legacy Series

Introducing the next-generation Italian Godfather! This action and adventure thriller are for lovers of Italian culture, organized crime, and family drama. Proponents of climate change will especially welcome this gift to read for the holidays.

Praise

Throughout The entire Death of Me, I found myself kept on the edge of my seat by the author as they constantly found new ways to intrigue and thrill me in equal measure. I recommend this book to anyone seeking their next big thriller, and I’m excited to see what future installments bring to the table. 5 Stars Readers’ Favorite

The Death of Me has an intriguing premise with its aim to help fight climate change mixed with the mob world, along with romance. There’s a little something for most readers in this novel. The design of the book, from its covers to its page layouts, is beautiful and the book is easy to read. Writer’s Digest  

The Sydney Jones Series

Primed for Revenge

Chance: A Novel

ONE: A Novel

Fans of contemporary romance and legal thrillers will adore the action and romantic suspense throughout the series. Lovers of food and culture will enjoy the scenic explorations as the stories unfold in this mystery series.

The Long Road Home

A southern romantic mystery thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. A tell-all about a prominent Charleston family’s secrets.

Praise

“I found the book easy to read. Its chick lit meets Agatha Christie, with a liberal dose of Southern charm.” Book Reviewer

“Bowen’s plot is taut and twisty, and she gives plenty of red herrings for armchair sleuths.” Book Reviewer

Cross-Ties Historical Romance

Praise

“A great tale of someone overcoming the odds and stepping out of her comfort zone to grow as a person.” Book Reviewer

A coming-of-age story about a young woman who went against her aristocratic upbringing and decided her fate. The family saga continues as new immigrants in America, where face challenges from the terrain and locals to establish their homestead.

Tap the link below to order today! Your friends and family will thank you later!

Novels by Carolyn Bowen

Lucky You! Cyber Monday Deal

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with festive holiday lights, and jungle bells playing to welcome the season. The scents of the sweet and hot spiciness of cinnamon along with fresh apples welcome visitors to our home.

Like many, I’m decorating our Christmas tree today. It always seems to brighten my holiday mood and gives our cats a chance to entertain themselves with decorations. Tookie especially likes swatting gold balls. By Christmas Eve, most of the ornaments will be at the top of the tree, out of his reach.

Enough about my writing life, this blog post is about you, and super deals for your holiday shopping. If you enjoy romantic mysteries, check out my books below.

Amazon Author’s Page

Here’s a special bonus for your friends and family book lovers on your gift list.

ONE: A Novel

ONE: A Novel (Limited Offer- ends 11/30/33)

I am wishing you a jolly holiday! Carolyn Bowen.

ONE: A Novel by Carolyn Bowen

November Book Deal

November is a special month for me. I’ll be celebrating my birthday on the 6th. And, I want to gift you with a special offer on my latest Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me!

Check out this Kindle Countdown

Order your eBook during this limited offer (November 2-6) and enjoy this romantic mystery-thriller. Tap the link below to read today! I can’t wait to hear from you!

The Death of Me

An Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

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.

New Mystery-Thriller Release: The Death of Me

My big fat thriller, The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series is now available in paperback for romantic mystery-lovers. Order your copy today and enjoy this one-of-a-kind adventure into the underbelly of the Italian mafia.

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.

Tis the season of homecomings…

Christmas Spirit (Pixabay)

When I think about Christmas my thoughts naturally gravitate to family and celebrating the season with loved ones. The expectations this year is no different from the previous happy holidays before we heard the word COVID and understood the reasons for limiting social gatherings.

For most families, including mine, the present year has precluded family gatherings and the isolation and loss of loved ones have left an indescribable heartache and void in our lives.

The season has its difficulties at the best of times dealing with family issues, but the social restraints of living in today’s world added another dimension. Yet, to live on we must rely on the promise that our lives will improve and that we will adjust and overcome that which seeks to destroy us.

This year’s optimism for a semblance of normalcy is forefront in our minds and hearts. My wish is for you and yours to have a merry and jolly Christmas Day.

Homecoming books to read…

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

Kate’s longing for home and family after her parents were killed led her to take the long road home. She relocated from Charleston to the home she inherited from her grandmother on the Florida shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Her life was a tangled mess with her fiancé showing his true self, leaving her to face the investigation into her parents’ death with the professional jealousies, rampant criminal behavior, and buried family secrets that surfaced in the aftermath.

As an only child with no close friends or living relatives to comfort her during this challenging time, she needed a reminder of a happier time with family and their shared love. She chose to take the Long Road Home.

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

A low country romantic murder-mystery about family, love, loss, and redemption. Cuddle with your blanket, and your favorite beverage and read this southern mystery with ties across the pond.

I enjoy hearing from my fans. Drop me a line or two to say hello and I’d also appreciate a review on the site where you ordered the book or audible. Thank you for supporting my novels, Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me: Preorder LIVE Today!

The Death of Me “Being Italy’s FNG” is live on Amazon for preorder today! Be one of the first to get a sneak peek at this January 4th 2022 new release by Carolyn Bowen. Tap the link to order yours now.

The Death of Me: Preorder Now!

Book Description:

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.

Preorder The Death of Me to settle old scores today!

Cover Reveal: NEW Legacy Series – The Death of Me

Exciting news

I’m happy to reveal the cover for my latest romantic mystery-thriller, The Death of Me, book 1, in the Legacy Series. Coming January 2022!

Mark your calendar to order this new thriller on January 4th and be taken into the underbelly of Italy’s organized crime syndicates. Follow on my Amazon author page to be reminded of this new release.

Carolyn Bowen Amazon Author Page

For those of you who wondered what would happen next after the Sydney Jones Series, this is it. The answers you were waiting for have arrived. And I’m looking forward to your reviews and comments. Thank you for being a fan. Carolyn

Book Title: The Death of Me

Series Title: Legacy Series

Book Number: 1

Book Description

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 Foreign Intelligence agent. But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new beau’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.

Buy The Death of Me to settle old scores January 4th.

Fall Reads: Cross-Ties Historical Romance

I don’t know about you, but I love the contrasting seasons of the year. Whether traveling outside my homeland, to experience the winter wonderland (not so much this year), or take in photos of scenic locations, the season is pristine and washes away the cares for the day.

Fall is in the air and the cool mornings are a great time to reflect and read. Me with my fluffy cat Tookie, and the elder tabby Ollie spend a lot of time contemplating the universe on the balcony. Between saying no-no to Tookie who wants to eat the plants and anything else that may be edible, my universe is almost complete.

Looking for a new novel to take your cares away? Let me recommend Cross-Ties eBook, a historical romance. This week during our special promotion it’s just 99 cents (10/21-25/21). Tap the link below to read today! Everyone has an immigration story, and this coming-of-age tale is one to remember.

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

Cross-Ties Book Description

A page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance that crosses the chasm of societal rules.

You’ll be spellbound by the twists and turns Leah’s life takes some by her doing, and others as she rubs against the social rules of the 19th century. Finally, you’ll learn the ties between people and cultures matter and may come wrapped in unexpected packages.

Cross-Ties is a historical romance featuring a beautiful young woman who seized the opportunity to be more independent for nothing else would suit.

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

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