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The Death of Me: 2022 CLUE Book Awards

I am thrilled to learn that my latest novel, book 1 in the Legacy Series, The Death of Me is short-listed for the 2022 CLUE Book Awards for Thriller/Suspense Fiction.

The Awards are sponsored by the Chanticleer International Book Awards. The winners will be announced at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.  

Grab your copy today for a dive into Italian culture and the making of the next-generation godfather. I look forward to reading your reviews. Thank you!

The Death of Me

Legacy Series: The Death of Me

Holiday Gift Ideas

What big events have taken place in your life over the past year?

Be ready to relax and enjoy Christmas Day! Order these gifts now for family and friends and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Tap this link and make someone happy Christmas morning!

2022 Italian Mafia Thriller by Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me: Book 1, Legacy Series

Introducing the next-generation Italian Godfather! This action and adventure thriller are for lovers of Italian culture, organized crime, and family drama. Proponents of climate change will especially welcome this gift to read for the holidays.


Throughout The entire Death of Me, I found myself kept on the edge of my seat by the author as they constantly found new ways to intrigue and thrill me in equal measure. I recommend this book to anyone seeking their next big thriller, and I’m excited to see what future installments bring to the table. 5 Stars Readers’ Favorite

The Death of Me has an intriguing premise with its aim to help fight climate change mixed with the mob world, along with romance. There’s a little something for most readers in this novel. The design of the book, from its covers to its page layouts, is beautiful and the book is easy to read. Writer’s Digest  

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Fans of contemporary romance and legal thrillers will adore the action and romantic suspense throughout the series. Lovers of food and culture will enjoy the scenic explorations as the stories unfold in this mystery series.

The Long Road Home

A southern romantic mystery thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. A tell-all about a prominent Charleston family’s secrets.


“I found the book easy to read. Its chick lit meets Agatha Christie, with a liberal dose of Southern charm.” Book Reviewer

“Bowen’s plot is taut and twisty, and she gives plenty of red herrings for armchair sleuths.” Book Reviewer

Cross-Ties Historical Romance


“A great tale of someone overcoming the odds and stepping out of her comfort zone to grow as a person.” Book Reviewer

A coming-of-age story about a young woman who went against her aristocratic upbringing and decided her fate. The family saga continues as new immigrants in America, where face challenges from the terrain and locals to establish their homestead.

Tap the link below to order today! Your friends and family will thank you later!

Novels by Carolyn Bowen

Lucky You! Cyber Monday Deal

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with festive holiday lights, and jungle bells playing to welcome the season. The scents of the sweet and hot spiciness of cinnamon along with fresh apples welcome visitors to our home.

Like many, I’m decorating our Christmas tree today. It always seems to brighten my holiday mood and gives our cats a chance to entertain themselves with decorations. Tookie especially likes swatting gold balls. By Christmas Eve, most of the ornaments will be at the top of the tree, out of his reach.

Enough about my writing life, this blog post is about you, and super deals for your holiday shopping. If you enjoy romantic mysteries, check out my books below.

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Here’s a special bonus for your friends and family book lovers on your gift list.

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ONE: A Novel (Limited Offer- ends 11/30/33)

I am wishing you a jolly holiday! Carolyn Bowen.

ONE: A Novel by Carolyn Bowen

Welcome to my World: Writing Life

I love November! Sure, it’s my birthday, but there’s more to it than that. Family gatherings with delicious-tasting food are high on my list of living a good life. November is a prime month for giving thanks for our good health, many blessings, and sharing time with friends and family. 

As the clock ticks off, the time spiraling into a new year, I want to invite you to become a member of my ARC (Advance Readers Group). You’ll receive a PDF of my new novels before they’re published. Your feedback is welcomed and will play an important role in the final copy. 

Joining this group is easy. Click the link below to learn more. The first ten people to signup will receive a Kindle version of my latest thriller: The Death of Me, book 1, Legacy Series

Reviewers Welcome

Wishing each of you a safe and happy November 2022, Carolyn Bowen

November Book Deal

November is a special month for me. I’ll be celebrating my birthday on the 6th. And, I want to gift you with a special offer on my latest Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me!

Check out this Kindle Countdown

Order your eBook during this limited offer (November 2-6) and enjoy this romantic mystery-thriller. Tap the link below to read today! I can’t wait to hear from you!

The Death of Me

An Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

The Signs of the Season

Leaf season is here and I enjoy seeing the changing of the foliage knowing it’s an indication that a new season has arrived. Like many of you, I’ve been busy taking care of day-to-day business and living an author’s life. No matter the circumstances, new ideas pop into my head to be integrated into a future novel.

For example, I recently visited a loved one in Florida. This feisty ninety-four-year-old always provides fresh ideas for a novel. She’s such an inspiration; I’ve dedicated a book to her in the past.

Her fondness for sitting at her pond and feeding fish quickly becomes a memory. After seeing a snake lying up in a tree over her head with his tongue poised to strike the top of her head, I lifted and snatched her out of harm’s way. An adrenaline rush saved the day.

The next afternoon she was determined to return to the fish pond, and knowing I don’t like creepy crawlers, she said, “You just go halfway with me; I can take care of myself. I’ll not only look on the ground but up in the trees.” That’s my granny!

Whenever you get a chance, say thank you to people in your life, which make a difference in your worldview. Celebrate your sameness and differences. There is much to learn from elders and young ones. I think they see the world much differently from most of us.

Wishing you and your family the best in this new season. Carolyn Bowen

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

Hello September 2022: Giveaways

September 2022

Hello September 2022

The beginning of a new month is always exciting. The possibilities are endless for making your dreams come true. Make September 2022 your breakthrough month by setting goals and following through until accomplished.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer months. I’ve been busy doing the things I’ve recommended to others: reading, writing, learning new skills, and taking breaks to rejuvenate.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

To kick off this month to reward mystery thriller lovers, I’m offering five (5) signed copies of my latest Italian mafia thriller, The Death of Me, Legacy Series, book 1. (US residents only. Sorry, the international shipping rate is out of my league).

How to enter? Share this post with your book-loving friends on social media for a chance to win. Tag me #carolynbowenauthor #sweeps so I can identify the winners. The promotion ends 9/24/2022 – Winners will be announced Friday, September 30th. Thanks for your support! Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me (Legacy Series, book 1)

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me is book 1 in the action-packed Legacy Thriller Series introducing the next-generation Italian Godfather. Grab your copy today for an entertaining read!

Legacy Series, book 1 by Carolyn Bowen