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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

May 2021

Good morning, everyone! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and an exciting new month. I look forward to a special promotion this month for the Sydney Jones Series. Stay tuned for details on May 3rd! Happy May 2021! 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



Spring Book Giveaway

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!

Follow my newsletters for updates about my latest writing new and special promotions. Thank you for reading my novels. Carolyn Bowen

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

March Cover Contest

Great News

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!

Vote here!

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Cover of the Month
Chance – A Novel: Psychological Thriller (Sydney Jones Series Book 2)
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Thanks,
Carolyn M. 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.

The Long Road Home

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

The Long Road Home – Romantic Murder Mystery

      

Cross-Ties: Historical Romance Giveaway

Special Promotion

Do you love historical romance novels with plenty of action and adventure? Then, Cross-Ties is the book for you. Tap the link below and download your FREE eBook from Amazon during this special promotion ending January 25th.

I hope you enjoy this escape to another place and time. Your reviews of my novels are much appreciated. I look forward to reading them. Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen