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

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

The Godfather: Next Generation

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Godfather. And the scenes behind the story are as interesting as the novel and movie that followed.

The sixty-page novel by Mario Puzo became a hit with the movie: The Godfather. Who according to the Time Magazine, the author wrote as a way to get out of debt. (The Story of The Godfather. Time Special Edition Magazine, 2022).

Great casting with Marlon Brando as the Godfather, and directed by Frank Ford Coppola made his dreams come true. His screenplay was brought to the studio’s attention, and after research and revisions it was produced, and became a big screen hit.

The Godfather was a harbinger of the times, breaking through the post-war mentalities, and introducing a story the boomers could relate too. It was deep, dark, and relevant to a generation that wanted to speak for itself. The Godfather was the sign of the times, in more ways than being a mafia behind the scenes’ exploitation of made-men and their adversaries. It was fitting of the era.

As when the Godfather was written, it’s time for the changing of the guard, a new godfather, a tech-savvy, environmentally conscious, physically skilled, and pumped marksman, that today’s world can relate to.

Welcome to the next generation Godfather. Read “The Death of Me” today! (And, like Mario Puzo, I need to get out of debt. An Olympian task for certain.) Click the link below to read today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M Bowen

The Death of Me: The Next Gen Godfather

The Death of Me: Hardcover Release

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

The wait is over! The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series is now available in hardcover for thriller fans who prefer this version. Order today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

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.

Editorial Reviews

  • “I recommend this book to anyone seeking their next big thriller.” 5 stars Readers’ Favorite
  • Carolyn M. Bowen has proven once again what an excellent writer and storyteller she is. 5 stars Chick Lit Café
  • Author Carolyn M. Bowen has done the research to breathe a new perspective on the fictional portrayal of the Italian mafia. If you enjoy organized crime fiction, ‘The Death of Me’ is a great beginning to this ‘Legacy Series’. 5 stars by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network)

eBook and Paperback

The Death of Me (eBook/paperback)

About the Author

CAROLYN BOWEN is a mystery author who calls on her life escapades and an adventurous, imaginative spirit to inspire and entertain. Bowen uses travel as a muse to explore cultures and dialogue to bring her stories to life. Her writing credits include Cross-Ties, a romantic adventure; The Long Road Home, a contemporary crime fiction mystery; The Sydney Jones Mysteries, and The Legacy Series.

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