Summer Reading: Cross-Ties eBook Deal

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

Summer and the livin’ is easy.

Summer is flying by this year. My plans are simple. I enjoy the natural wonders of nature and mellowing out with a novel in my hands while occasionally gazing at the surrounding scenic beauty.

Whether on the sea shore, mountains, or in your recliner, a book is all you need to escape into another world. During our special promotion you can step back in time with Cross-Ties, a historical romance action novel and let the world go by.

Limited offer (7/21-25/2021): Cross-Ties eBook on sale for 99 cents. Grab your copy today and journey with Leah in this action-adventure, coming of age historical romance. Also, available in  paperback, hardcover, and Audible.

I’d love to hear from you. Share a photo of your reading Cross-Ties today for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of this novel. Happy reading! Carolyn Bowen

4th of July Giveaway

July 4th, 2021

I hope your holiday celebrations this weekend are fun, and safe for you and your loved ones. May you have countless precious moments to be savored in years to come! Happy July 4th, 2021!

In the spirit of the holiday, we have a limited offer (audible giveaway) for The Long Road Home. I’m stoked for I’ve been patiently waiting for the delivery and announcement of this offering.

To claim yours, message me with your email address and a promo link with your special code will be sent for US and UK residents.

US Link

UK Link

The Long Road Home is also available in paper/hardback or eBook for mystery-lovers. I can’t wait to hear your response. Take a moment to follow my newsletter for I need your feedback on a book project in the mill. Plus, you’ll get the latest news about giveaways, and new releases.

Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

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

May 2021 eBook Deal

ONE – Sydney Jones 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

Books by Carolyn Bowen

April Special Book Promotions!

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!

I look forward to your reviews and would love to know your favorite character and why. Drop me a message when you get a chance.

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

Cross-Ties Historical Romance

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.

5 Stars – ONE: Sydney Jones Series

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.

My Crazy Life Full With Books

One is a thriller and that

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.

Take care and stay safe, Carolyn Bowen

Author Interview

Something to talk about!

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.

Questions and 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.

Target Audience

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.

Author Website: carolynbowen.com

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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.