May 2022: What to Read!

Hello May 2022

I love the change in seasons, where budding plants burst forward with their foliage and flowers unfold their magnificence in timeless moments.  It’s an awe-inspiring natural occurrence and a reminder of the beauty in nature. Take a moment and enjoy your surroundings. You’ll enjoy it and it’ll be a kick-start to a healthier you.

AUTHOR UPDATE:

This has been an unusual year with limited social contact with yet a desire to meet and greet readers of my novels. The discussion is open for me to learn more about you, and your likes and dislikes.  I humbly request your feedback on my blog, and review sites about your enjoyment of my romantic thrillers. Below I’ve posed some questions for you. I look forward to your comments.

Legacy Series

I’m tapping the keys in the flow for producing book 2 of the Legacy Series. When that happens, I can write faster than normal, warp speed. I want readers of book 1, The Death of Me to post their reviews and talk to me about your favorite/or least favorite characters. Your feedback is important as the series grows. For instance, whose character flaws should kill them off in the series? In the finale, or by an accident early on? Talk to me, I value your feedback.

If you haven’t read The Death of Me yet, here’s a link below to read FREE with Unlimited or to buy your paperback or hardcover today! I don’t want you to miss out on the next generation godfather.

The Death of Me

Ten Questions: Interview with Carolyn M. Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

Interview with the Author

The release of The Death of Me has produced questions about the story behind the writing of the novel. And one of the top reviewers and bloggers, Recommendations by Prashant, is a favorite of mine. To read the full interview, click the link below.

Recommendations by Prashant

We welcome book bloggers and reviewers to query about our novels. For more information, leave a comment. Thank you for your interest in novels of suspense by Carolyn M. Bowen.

Order Now! The Death of Me for a chilling adventure into the underbelly of the Italian Mafia. 

The Death of Me by Carolyn M Bowen

New Mystery-Thriller Release: The Death of Me

My big fat thriller, The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series is now available in paperback for romantic mystery-lovers. Order your copy today and enjoy this one-of-a-kind adventure into the underbelly of the Italian mafia.

About the Death of Me

He’d rather save the Earth than exploit it. But buried bloodline secrets could force this man of peace into a life he dreads…

David Jones moved to Tuscany to claim some much-needed headspace. Hoping to focus on his philanthropic efforts and find love, he vows to steer clear of his family’s underworld business. But he’s dragged into an ugly web of organized crime when a good friend is heartbreakingly murdered…

Thrust into a leadership role, David navigates the treacherous mob world while becoming romantically entangled with a stunning young female intelligence agent. But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new love interest’s standing with Italian authorities might be his fatal undoing.

Will this struggling humanitarian get his happily ever after or end up sleeping with the fishes?

The Death of Me is the sweeping first book in the Legacy series of mafia thriller novels. If you like morally gray characters, expansive European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll adore Carolyn M. Bowen’s gritty tale.

5 Stars for The Death of Me

The newly released romantic, murder mystery, The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen has garnered 5 stars from the Chick Lit Café for excellence in storytelling. Read the review here: https://chicklitcafe.com/2022/01/05/the-death-of-me-by-carolyn-m-bowen/

Order your eBook today during this special introductory (limited offer) for just $1.99. Kindle Unlimited fans can read this exciting romantic mystery suspense free now.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen
The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

New Release: The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

I’m excited to share my latest romantic mystery-thriller with you. Read today and enjoy the chilly winter nights in European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action that’ll keep you up past bedtime.

A special thank you to the Sydney Jones Mysteries fans for encouraging this new series. The legacy series begins… 

I hope you enjoy book 1 of the mafia thriller novels. I look forward to your reviews and comments. Carolyn Bowen

Buy Now!

Click the link below to enjoy reading The Death of Me today!

The Death of Me

He’d rather save the Earth than exploit it. But buried bloodline secrets could force this man of peace into a life he dreads…

David Jones moved to Tuscany to claim some much-needed headspace. Hoping to focus on his philanthropic efforts and find love, he vows to steer clear of his family’s underworld business. But he’s dragged into an ugly web of organized crime when a good friend is heartbreakingly murdered…

Thrust into a leadership role, David navigates the treacherous mob world while becoming romantically entangled with a stunning young female intelligence agent. But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new love interest’s standing with Italian authorities might be his fatal undoing.

Will this struggling humanitarian get his happily ever after or end up sleeping with the fishes?

The Death of Me is the sweeping first book in the Legacy series of mafia thriller novels. If you like morally gray characters, expansive European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll adore Carolyn M. Bowen’s gritty tale.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

The Death of Me – 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite

Today began with my waking up and learning my latest mystery-thriller, The Death of Me garnered a 5 Star rating by Readers’ Favorite. Oh, joyful day!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

I’m excited to share the news with an excerpt from the book review.

“Throughout the entirety of The 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.” 5 Stars Reviewed by Lexie Fox for Readers’ Favorite ~ Tap the link below to read the full review.

Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Review

Preorder Now…

The Death of Me is available for preorder with a sizzling discount. Order your copy today and be one of the first to read this new thriller on its release date, January 4th, 2022.

Thank you to all my readers who support and encourage my writing life. Carolyn Bowen

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

Tis the season of homecomings…

Christmas Spirit (Pixabay)

When I think about Christmas my thoughts naturally gravitate to family and celebrating the season with loved ones. The expectations this year is no different from the previous happy holidays before we heard the word COVID and understood the reasons for limiting social gatherings.

For most families, including mine, the present year has precluded family gatherings and the isolation and loss of loved ones have left an indescribable heartache and void in our lives.

The season has its difficulties at the best of times dealing with family issues, but the social restraints of living in today’s world added another dimension. Yet, to live on we must rely on the promise that our lives will improve and that we will adjust and overcome that which seeks to destroy us.

This year’s optimism for a semblance of normalcy is forefront in our minds and hearts. My wish is for you and yours to have a merry and jolly Christmas Day.

Homecoming books to read…

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

Kate’s longing for home and family after her parents were killed led her to take the long road home. She relocated from Charleston to the home she inherited from her grandmother on the Florida shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Her life was a tangled mess with her fiancé showing his true self, leaving her to face the investigation into her parents’ death with the professional jealousies, rampant criminal behavior, and buried family secrets that surfaced in the aftermath.

As an only child with no close friends or living relatives to comfort her during this challenging time, she needed a reminder of a happier time with family and their shared love. She chose to take the Long Road Home.

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

A low country romantic murder-mystery about family, love, loss, and redemption. Cuddle with your blanket, and your favorite beverage and read this southern mystery with ties across the pond.

I enjoy hearing from my fans. Drop me a line or two to say hello and I’d also appreciate a review on the site where you ordered the book or audible. Thank you for supporting my novels, Carolyn Bowen

Cover Reveal: NEW Legacy Series – The Death of Me

Exciting news

I’m happy to reveal the cover for my latest romantic mystery-thriller, The Death of Me, book 1, in the Legacy Series. Coming January 2022!

Mark your calendar to order this new thriller on January 4th and be taken into the underbelly of Italy’s organized crime syndicates. Follow on my Amazon author page to be reminded of this new release.

Carolyn Bowen Amazon Author Page

For those of you who wondered what would happen next after the Sydney Jones Series, this is it. The answers you were waiting for have arrived. And I’m looking forward to your reviews and comments. Thank you for being a fan. Carolyn

Book Title: The Death of Me

Series Title: Legacy Series

Book Number: 1

Book Description

He’d rather save the Earth than exploit it. But buried bloodline secrets could force this man of peace into a life he dreads…

David Jones moved to Tuscany to claim some much-needed headspace. Hoping to focus on his philanthropic efforts and find love, he vows to steer clear of his family’s underworld business. But he’s dragged into an ugly web of organized crime when a good friend is heartbreakingly murdered…

Thrust into a leadership role, David navigates the treacherous mob world while becoming romantically entangled with a stunning young Foreign Intelligence agent. But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new beau’s standing with Italian authorities might be his fatal undoing.

Will this struggling humanitarian get his happily ever after or end up sleeping with the fishes?

The Death of Me is the sweeping first book in the Legacy series of mafia thriller novels. If you like morally gray characters, expansive European settings, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll adore Carolyn M. Bowen’s gritty tale.

Buy The Death of Me to settle old scores January 4th.

Fall Reads: Cross-Ties Historical Romance

I don’t know about you, but I love the contrasting seasons of the year. Whether traveling outside my homeland, to experience the winter wonderland (not so much this year), or take in photos of scenic locations, the season is pristine and washes away the cares for the day.

Fall is in the air and the cool mornings are a great time to reflect and read. Me with my fluffy cat Tookie, and the elder tabby Ollie spend a lot of time contemplating the universe on the balcony. Between saying no-no to Tookie who wants to eat the plants and anything else that may be edible, my universe is almost complete.

Looking for a new novel to take your cares away? Let me recommend Cross-Ties eBook, a historical romance. This week during our special promotion it’s just 99 cents (10/21-25/21). Tap the link below to read today! Everyone has an immigration story, and this coming-of-age tale is one to remember.

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

Cross-Ties Book Description

A page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance that crosses the chasm of societal rules.

You’ll be spellbound by the twists and turns Leah’s life takes some by her doing, and others as she rubs against the social rules of the 19th century. Finally, you’ll learn the ties between people and cultures matter and may come wrapped in unexpected packages.

Cross-Ties is a historical romance featuring a beautiful young woman who seized the opportunity to be more independent for nothing else would suit.

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

Autumn Reads: Chance by Carolyn Bowen

The seasonal changes are refreshing and supply the perfect backdrop for reading surrounded by nature or while relaxing in your favorite comfortable chair. If you’re in the mood for a romantic mystery, then you’ll love this special offer on Chance: A Novel. Grab your eBook now for just 99 cents and tell your friends about the super deal. Limited offer: 10/15-19/21

“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.”

Click the link below for a sample read!

Chance: A Novel

Chance (Book Description):

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 heroes, 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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