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.
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.
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!
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I love the springtime and watching the flowers bloom and the trees sprout their first leaves while listening to the birds chirping. Nature is amazing and the earth smells different from in the cold winter months. The musky, fresh fragrance from the moistened ground is the reward from early spring showers and the scent is exhilarating. Vibrancy fills the air as spring comes alive.
Enjoy the sweetness of the season and kickback, relax and read The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen.
Our 1st spring book giveaway is a southern mystery with an international flair sporting plenty of suspense and adventure to keep you turning the pages. This contemporary fiction eBook is FREE — No Kindle — No problem during this special promotion (4/12-16/2021). Share the news with your friends and family. And, of course, if you prefer a handheld you can 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!
I’m getting closer to clinch the “Cover of the Month” contest on AllAuthor! I need lots of support from you guys. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover!
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!
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.
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
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.
Writing novels that readers find interesting and noteworthy is a passion of mine. If you’re a mystery lover, and enjoy reviewing novels, join my VIP group to receive advance copies of my latest novels. We have some great surprises planned for you in 2021.
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.
The featured novel this month is ONE — Sydney Jones Series, Book 3. Grab your favorite beverage and download or order your paperback for a thrilling mystery read. This is a limited offer – 99 cents for an eBook and FREE to download with Unlimited. (November 16th-23rd)
Expect to be blown away by Carolyn Bowen’s latest 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 needed time to reflect on her lover and son’s father’s death. She’d never learned the reason he disappeared years earlier when she wanted him to fight for justice when charged with the Rock star Roxanne’s murder. She had her suspicions for the CIA had tried to recruit him for a special op coinciding with his former military background.
Her personal caseload reeked of deadly consequences if she fails in her role as the defender. She’d dodged a bullet more than once so much as her friend Deputy Director Thomason insisted, she develops an exit plan with a new identity.
She and David, her son, were returning to Barbados for their summer vacation. What she didn’t know was the island would become the melting pot for unsavory characters out for blood and the unraveling of dark secrets from her past.
Returning to Atlanta, she was ready to put the past behind her and start fresh. Driving in for her first day back to work, someone lobbed a grenade into her convertible sports car and ended her life as Sydney Jones.
She fought to recover and meet her son again in Barbados where his former nanny took him to live in their dream home. The day finally arrived when she could meet her son again, but this time it was as his aunt Gabrielle from Tuscany where she’d been unknowingly recovering at a family estate.
Their world was rapidly changing since a monster virus broke out in China, old enemies surfaced, and the CIA was tracking her son. Could their new friend and secret guardian, Jim Godwin, tip the scale in their favor with a way out? After years of anguish, would fate smile on them as they fought to become ONE?
This spellbinding new novel by the imaginative Carolyn Bowen will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page.