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.

The Death of Me: Cover Contest

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 Death of Me:, 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’d need as much support from you guys. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover here: Click to Vote!

Ten Questions: Interview with Carolyn M. Bowen

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Interview with the Author

The release of The Death of Me has produced questions about the story behind the writing of the novel. And one of the top reviewers and bloggers, Recommendations by Prashant, is a favorite of mine. To read the full interview, click the link below.

Recommendations by Prashant

We welcome book bloggers and reviewers to query about our novels. For more information, leave a comment. Thank you for your interest in novels of suspense by Carolyn M. Bowen.

Order Now! The Death of Me for a chilling adventure into the underbelly of the Italian Mafia. 

The Death of Me by Carolyn M Bowen

5 Stars for The Death of Me

The newly released romantic, murder mystery, The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen has garnered 5 stars from the Chick Lit Café for excellence in storytelling. Read the review here: https://chicklitcafe.com/2022/01/05/the-death-of-me-by-carolyn-m-bowen/

Order your eBook today during this special introductory (limited offer) for just $1.99. Kindle Unlimited fans can read this exciting romantic mystery suspense free now.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen
The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

New Release: The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

I’m excited to share my latest romantic mystery-thriller with you. Read today and enjoy the chilly winter nights in European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action that’ll keep you up past bedtime.

A special thank you to the Sydney Jones Mysteries fans for encouraging this new series. The legacy series begins… 

I hope you enjoy book 1 of the mafia thriller novels. I look forward to your reviews and comments. Carolyn Bowen

Buy Now!

Click the link below to enjoy reading The Death of Me today!

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.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

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

Cyber Monday Deal: The Death of Me “Being Italy’s FNG”

Cyber Monday Super Sale

I am excited to announce the upcoming release of my latest mystery-thriller, The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series. You’ll get first peek at this new series and have something to talk about during your holiday gatherings. Grab your copy today and order extras for friends and family on your holiday shopping list. They’ll thank you later!

For those of you who have read the Sydney Jones Series and encouraged me to write a new series spotlighting David, this is for you! Thank you for your interest in the development of my novels. You are my super fans!

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

Background Info

David the main character is grown-up and became a man in his own right. You were there when he was born (Sydney Jones Series, book 2: Chance) and watched as he matured and accepted his fate being the son of Sydney Jones (Sydney Jones Series, book 3: ONE). But, when he decided to leave his island home to pursue his passion in life to not lead enemies to their door, he quickly learned the bloodlines he inherited from his mother transcended anything he’d experienced before with deadly mafia ties.

For those of you who haven’t read the Sydney Jones Series, you can quickly pick up his past from this novel, and read the Sydney Jones Series later for you’ll want to. The Legacy Series is the new horse in the stable celebrating the coming of age of David, the son of Sydney with a passion to help the global community with greater depth than superheroes. And he has the talent and skills to have influence in the world economy with focus on the seconds to midnight dooms day clock. Until….

The Death of Me is available for preorder now at a discounted price. Order yours and your mystery-loving friends copies today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

Click here to order!

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!

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