“Primed for Revenge” – An Electrifying Whodunit of Justice and Redemption

Sydney Jones Series: Book 1/3 Primed for Revenge

Welcome to my book blog, where I will be discussing the gripping and electrifying novel “Primed for Revenge” by Carolyn Bowen. In this thrilling work of fiction, we follow the story of Sydney Jones, a successful lawyer whose life takes a devastating turn after a disagreement with her boss. From the very beginning, this book promises a tale of justice and redemption. Join me as I explore the intriguing plot, compelling characters, and dark themes depicted in this whodunit thriller.

Plot Overview: “Primed for Revenge” introduces us to Sydney Jones, a talented attorney on the path to becoming a partner in the prestigious law firm of Birdman & Birdman. However, her life is suddenly upended when a dispute with her boss leads to a chain of events that spirals out of control. Sydney is abducted, taken to an unknown location, and subjected to a brutal assault, leaving her with no memory of her identity. Determined to seek justice and fueled by the strength of her resolve, Sydney mentally visualizes her revenge against her captors.

Despite being warned to remain silent, Sydney is eventually released and finds herself in an unfamiliar home, unable to recognize her former dwelling. With the desire to regain her memories, she cautiously explores her options while piecing together the motives behind her kidnapping. Along the way, she encounters a mix of individuals, some trustworthy and others posing potential risks. The catch is that her amnesia hinders her ability to distinguish friend from foe.

As Sydney delves deeper into the mystery surrounding her abduction, she uncovers unsettling truths about Birdman & Birdman. Previously tapped for a crime, she becomes even more cautious, suspecting that something nefarious is happening within her own law firm. Prepared for a fight, Sydney embraces a chilling decision – to never be a victim again. With a vision of fury driving her, she embarks on a journey that will test her courage, resilience, and determination.

Conclusion: “Primed for Revenge” is an electrifying whodunit thriller that explores the themes of justice, redemption, and the strength of the human spirit. Through Sydney Jones’ harrowing journey, readers are immersed in a world of suspense, intrigue, and the relentless pursuit of truth. This gripping novel will leave you on the edge of your seat, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the secrets hidden within Birdman & Birdman. If you enjoy fast-paced legal thrillers with a strong focus on redemption and a compelling protagonist, “Primed for Revenge” is a must-read.

Make sure to grab a copy of Primed for Revenge and prepare yourself for a thrilling ride that will keep you guessing until the very end. Stay tuned for future blog posts where we’ll delve deeper into the plot twists, character development, and underlying themes of this captivating novel. Happy reading!


Sydney Jones Series

Unveiling the Intrigue: A Review of “ONE: A Novel”


In gripping thrillers, “ONE” emerges as a formidable contender, captivating readers with its enthralling narrative and suspenseful twists. Written by an acclaimed author, this novel takes us on an adrenaline-fueled journey alongside Sydney, an intrepid lawyer whose life is shattered by shocking events. As Sydney, battles against time and unseen enemies, “ONE: A Novel” explores the depths of her resilience, fears, and desires. This blog post delves into the heart-pounding world of “ONE” and highlights its appeal to fans of suspenseful legal dramas and those seeking an unforgettable page-turner.

A Heroine in Turmoil: At the center of “ONE: A Novel” stands Sydney, a determined and capable lawyer whose life takes an unexpected turn. The story thrusts her into a maelstrom of terror when she becomes the target of a relentless string of attacks. As Sydney grapples with the horrifying reality, her very identity is called into question, along with her trust in her former lover. Through her quest for answers, Sydney confronts her deepest fears while desperately trying to outmaneuver her pursuers. Will she find redemption and liberation, or will the pursuit of truth be her downfall?

The Maze of Suspense: With every twist and turn, “ONE” keeps readers on the edge of their seats, their hearts racing in anticipation. The author masterfully weaves a complex web of intrigue, propelling the story forward with skillful pacing. As Sydney delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding her former lover, the tension escalates, leaving readers breathless. Unraveling the truth becomes paramount, pushing Sydney to her limits and forcing her to confront the shadows lurking within her own past.

Emotional Resonance: Beyond the heart-pounding suspense, Bowen’s novel delves into the dynamic landscape of its characters. Sydney’s journey encompasses not only the external threats she faces but also her internal struggles. The novel explores themes of trust, self-discovery, and the resilience of the human spirit. Sydney’s multidimensional character draws readers into her world, allowing them to empathize with her triumphs and tribulations. As she fights for her survival, readers are compelled to question their own vulnerabilities and inner strength.

A Must-Read for Thriller Enthusiasts: “ONE: A Novel” caters to fans of suspenseful legal dramas, offering a thrilling blend of courtroom intrigue and relentless pursuit. The captivating narrative skillfully integrates legal complexities into the larger web of suspense, creating a unique reading experience. This novel’s ability to keep readers guessing until the final page sets it apart from the crowd, leaving a lasting impression that will linger in their minds long after they close the book.

This novel stands as a testament to the power of a well-crafted thriller with its gripping storyline, memorable characters, and unexpected twists, it captivates readers from beginning to end. Sydney’s journey to unravel the truth and reclaim her life is a rollercoaster ride that will leave readers breathless. For those who crave suspense, mystery, and a dash of legal drama, “ONE: A Novel” is an absolute must-read. Prepare to be enthralled by this page-turner that will keep you guessing until the final revelation.  So why wait? Head over to Amazon and pick up your copy today!

ONE: A Novel

Join Carolyn Bowen’s ARC Street Team for Book 2 of The Legacy Series

Dear readers and reviewers, I am thrilled to introduce you to my latest series, an Italian Mafia thriller, with the first book, “The Death of Me,” now available. As an author, I value your support and appreciate the opportunity to share my work with you.

In “The Death of Me,” we follow the story of David, a man committed to making a positive impact on the world through philanthropic efforts. However, when his friend is brutally murdered, David is thrust into a leadership role within his family’s underworld business, which forces him to navigate the dangerous world of organized crime.

As David struggles to maintain his moral compass amidst betrayal and violence, he finds himself drawn to a young female intelligence agent, despite her ties to the Italian authorities, which threaten to bring him down. With danger lurking around every corner, David must fight to stay alive and protect those he loves, while confronting the dark secrets of his own bloodline. Set in the beautiful landscape of Tuscany, “The Death of Meis a gripping tale of love, loss, and redemption that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The Death of Me

Book two in the Legacy Series is also in the works and will be available for advanced readers by the end of the year. If you enjoy being one of the first readers of my new novels, please join my ARC Street Team today. As a member, you will receive a completed and formatted PDF version of the new novel. If you enjoy reading it, you can leave a review when it’s published and share it with your friends and family. I’ll remind you when it’s released.

If you would like to join my ARC Street Team and be in line for book 2 advance copy, please provide your contact information below. As a token of my appreciation, you will receive a free Kindle version of “The Death of Me.”

Thank you for being a part of my writing journey. I am excited to continue sharing my work with you.

Best regards, Carolyn Bowen

Pieces of Me: Author Interview

I consider myself a private person except when it comes to my writing life. I enjoy talking about whom and what inspires me along my rollercoaster journey as an author.

Looking back I find every novel I write contains pieces of me scattered throughout the pages. When asked for interviews most often I have to think about what to say to be true to myself. This interview with Reader’s House Magazine is one of those times. I hope you enjoy reading about my writing life. Thank you!

Reader’s House Magazine Article

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Spring Reads for You!

Spring is in the air and nature is showing off its splendor. We are celebrating with an eBook promotion for ONE: A Novel. The scenic Caribbean setting and the twisty plot will keep mystery thriller fans fascinated until the end. Grab your copy today for $1.99 (limited offer) ends 4-25. 

Tap the link below to read now!

ONE: A Novel

About One: A Novel

One tells the story of an attorney who refuses to back down when seeking justice for her clients and answers to matters of the heart. Book 3, in the Sydney Jones Series, is a gripping thriller for fans of romantic murder mysteries.

Saint Patrick’s Day 2023

Quote of the Day

May joy and peace surround you,

Contentment latch your door,

And happiness be with you now

And bless you ever more! Irish Blessing

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Sláinte!” (Health!/Cheers!)

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 with celebrations in Irish Pubs and restaurants across the United States. Many cities are promoting everything green from dyeing rivers and fountains to in years past, parades honoring the Irish. 

History of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick was born in 387 CE and grew up on the border of Scotland and England. At sixteen years old, he was taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped when God spoke to him and said that a ship was waiting for him two hundred miles away. The ship took him back to his homeland. Later, he returned to Ireland as a missionary and played an important role in converting Irish inhabitants to Christianity. According to legend St. Patrick is credited with driving snakes out of Ireland.

St. Patrick died sometime between 461-493 CE. He is buried in Downpatrick, Ireland. He was never formally canonized, but Christians view him as a saint. There is one common thread across countries in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day – the imbibing of “hard stuff.” The story goes that on one of the travels of St. Patrick, he was served less than a full measure of whiskey by an innkeeper. Seeing an opportunity to teach the value of generosity he informed the innkeeper that a demon fed on his dishonesty in the establishment’s cellar. And, that if he did not change his ways it would eventually be his demise. Fear of demons and decreased profits drove the innkeeper, to be honest in his pours.

Upon his return, the saint and innkeeper returned to the cellar where the demon was emaciated. Patrick banished the demon from the cellar. This initiated the custom “Pota Phadraig” or Patrick’s Pot also known as drowning the shamrock, (whiskey topped with a green clover). 

A St. Paddy’s Day Recipe

This is a non-traditional recipe Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe from Chef Thomas Jones for those celebrating at home. Hope you enjoy it.

Non-traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage

For braising liquid

2 cups Chicken Stock

1 pkg Sazon Goya Seasoning or other salty seasonings

1 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp Sambal Oelek

3 cloves garlic, minced

In roasting pan

1 head of cabbage, quartered

1 Bermuda onion, julienned

5 Carrots, peeled and sliced on a bias

1 – 2 1/2 lb Brisket

Bring braising liquid to a boil in a sauce pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes then allow cooling.

In a good-sized roasting pan, layer cabbage, carrots, and onions.

Lay brisket on a bed of vegetables and add seasoning packet if there was one included in the package.

Pour over the cooled braising liquid.    

Cover with a double layer of aluminum foil

Place in a moderate oven at 350 degrees. Check for tenderness in 2-2 1/2 hours. Bake longer, if necessary. If desired, potatoes may be added.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Carolyn Bowen

March Winds Are Gonna Blow My Blues Away!

March winds are in full force in Florida this week. I was reminded of the saying that if March enters as a lion it will leave as a lamb. It means the weather at the start of the month will not be like the weather at the end of the month.

The excitement of the changes in the season propelled me to offer an eBook special for a Caribbean adventure in the romantic mystery thriller book ONE: A Novel.

ONE: A Novel

Lovers of second-chance romances, scenic locations, and conspiracy theories will adore this novel. One of the political theories was verified by the FBI yesterday. What are the chances of that happening in a plot in a novel?

ONE is the 3rd novel in the Sydney Jones Series, and a spinoff for the new Legacy Series, Book 1: The Death of Me. Grab your copy during this special eBook limited offer and enjoy an exciting romantic mystery adventure!

Best wishes for a delightful month of reading! Carolyn Bowen

ONE: A Novel

Happy Valentine’s Day 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A simple definition for Valentine’s Day: A holiday for expressing love to the one you have an intense feeling of deep affection. This translates to one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, florists, and chocolate makers.

History of Valentine’s Day

The auspicious beginning of this holiday has been filtered through the ages. The lasting legacy is about Saint Valentine. It is the story of a romantic priest who defied Roman Emperor Claudius II’s order that all marriages and engagements be canceled so he could fill his army.

The ruler believed the difficulty in recruiting soldiers was because the men were married. When he discovered that Valentine was secretly marrying couples, he was beaten and put to death on February 14 (circa 270 A.D.). The priest was proclaimed Saint Valentine after his death.

Through the ages, Valentine’s Day celebrations have changed and some would argue its luster has been lost. Yet, love never fails. Share your love with someone special this Valentine’s Day.

Suggested Reading

Romantic suspense novels by Carolyn Bowen

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Hello February!

This month is one of my favorites for it’s a reminder that love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that’s big for restaurants, florists, and jewelers. With the past year of being on edge, the world needs a moment to pause and reflect on the joy of love whether past or present.

You’ll notice in all my novels there’s romance sometimes good and other times bumpy. I can’t imagine writing a story that doesn’t include a romantic aspect. Think James Bond. The story is much better because of the backstory that often becomes center stage.

Beginning February 2nd – 9th, The Death of Me eBook will be available for $2.99. Read it, and enjoy the ups and downs of the romance of the new Italian heir. In the end, I believe you’ll be rooting for the next-generation godfather. I look forward to your reviews.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

Wishing you a wonderful month filled with love, peace, and joy beyond your wildest expectations. Carolyn Bowen