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Times are a changing and it’s up to us to prepare for the next phase of our lives. Are you ready to make some new life choices for your future?

To take a stand for Mental Health Awareness with are offering “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success” in a special eBook promotion for 99 cents through September 17th.

This is a bite-sized inspirational guide to put a smile on your face, and let you know you’re not alone. Healthy tips about depression, grieving, fitness, life satisfaction, and career advice is succinctly rounded in for an easy and informative read. Please share with friends and family, or gift someone that could use a healthy boost. Tap the link below to read today!

Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success

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. Bowen 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.

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New Audio Book Available: Chance: A Novel

Oh, happy day! I just received the exciting news that Chance: A Novel is now available in audio books. We’re celebrating with a giveaway for US & UK mystery lovers! Limited offer: Hurry and message me to receive a gift code for your FREE copy today!

Chance: A Novel

Chance: Audio US

Chance Audio UK

You’ll enjoy the clandestine and political spying about the Havana Syndrome experienced by the embassy staff and visiting the taverns made famous by Ernest Hemingway. Chance is plot rich with characters you’ll love and some you’d love to hate!

Click the follow button to keep up with the latest news about my writing life: new releases, giveaways, contests, and more! Thank you, Carolyn Bowen

Chance: A Novel

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

Dog Days of Summer eBook Deal

Dog Days of Summer

Take a break from the sultry heat and read a thrilling psychological thriller. The 2nd novel in the Sydney Jones Series, “Chance” is an engaging story to grab your attention from the beginning and keep it to the end. Order your copy today for 99 cents during this limited offer (7/15-19/2021).

“This story is plot-rich with plenty of action to keep you turning the pages. With well-developed characters, some you’d love to hate, and a fascinating behind the scenes look inside the legal world, Bowen pulls out all the stops to deliver a fascinating story.”

They took her lover. Getting him back could be the last thing she ever does…

High-powered Atlanta attorney Sydney Jones never backs down from a case. So when her bodyguard and boyfriend is accused of murder, she’s determined to fight for him in court. Instead, the charges are suddenly dismissed, and he vanishes without a trace…

Suspecting CIA involvement, Sydney takes on a lawsuit with Chinese Black Society ties and finds a startling connection to her missing man. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that someone may kill to keep the secret.

Will this dangerous cat-and-mouse game reveal the truth or put a bullet in Sydney’s head?

Chance is the second book in the Sydney Jones psychological thriller trilogy. If you like fearless heroines, page-turning action, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Carolyn Bowen’s gripping story.

Buy Chance to board a wild roller coaster ride today!

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Summer Reads: The Long Road Home

Summer and the living is easy! What a great time to kick-back, relax and read a thrilling mystery-thriller with a romantic twist.

The Latest News!

A new promotion begins today! Grab your eBook for 99 cents during this limited offer (7/12-16/2021) and learn what the talk is all about!

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen ~ An exciting adventure with an intriguing blend of exotic places, romance, and suspense. Tap the link below to read today!

The Long Road Home by 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

Mental Health & You: 2021

This has been a crazy year for me and likely for you as well. It’s during our most difficult times we need to stop and evaluate our life choices to make better decisions about our future.

In 2021, everyone has felt insecurities about what’s next for them affecting their health and livelihood. Many workers in the retail and hospitality sector have been slam-dunked during this pandemic and are seeking new opportunities.

For those with mental health issues, this year was especially difficult. My goal is to let you know you’re never alone. There is help for you in your darkest moments. Reach out and connect with a friend, family member, or a caring organization. Your life matters!

Mental health awareness is important to everyone. To take charge of your own life, and to recognize when others are in need of help.

To take a stand for Mental Health Awareness with are offering “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success” for a special eBook promotion for 99 cents from June 13th -17th. Click the link below to read today!

This is a bite-sized inspirational guide to put a smile on your face, and let you know you’ve got this. Healthy tips about depression, grieving, fitness, life satisfaction, and career advice is succinctly rounded in for a quick and informative read. Please share with friends and family, or gift someone that could use a mental health boost.

Power to Transform 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.

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Memorial Day 2021

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is an American holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31. 

History of Memorial Day

This holiday originated from Decoration Day which was first celebrated on the 30th day of May 1868. General John A. Logan, a leader of the Northern Civil War Veterans, called for a day of remembrance. He proclaimed the following:

“The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

Later, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act (1968), which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day is to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars, including World War I & II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For all who have lost family members or friends while serving in the U.S. military, may you find peace in their sacrifice for our country as we honor them on this Memorial Day 2021.

Wishing you a safe holiday….

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