Meet Sydney Jones Giveaway

September 2020 – Featured Novel – Giveaway

The Sydney Jones Series, book 1, Primed for Revenge is available FREE from these booksellers through September 18th. Limited offer – Tap the link to read this gripping mystery today. https://books2read.com/u/bQKnMw

Book Blurb

Her success should be the pinnacle of her career. She never expected it to threaten her life…

Book Description

Practicing law in a large partnership, Sydney Jones was primed for making partner. Then her life turned upside down after a disagreement with her boss at Birdman & Birdman.

Leaving the office, she was swiftly kidnapped and taken to her assailants’ hideaway, beaten, and raped. With no memory of whom she was has put her at a disadvantage with her captors. Through gritted teeth, she promised a day of repercussions for their actions while mentally visualizing her revenge.

Warned by her assailants to keep her mouth shut or else, she was delivered to her home. Not recognizing her former living quarters, she was careful in exploring her options for regaining her memory.

Piecing together the reasons for her kidnapping brought her into contact with people, some she could trust and others risky. The problem was the amnesia prevented her from recognizing the difference.

Tapped for a crime once nudged her toward caution for something afoul was going on at Birdman & Birdman. She prepared for a fight. With a vision of fury, she made a chilling decision — never to be a victim again.

Buy Primed for Revenge to start the electrifying whodunnit today!

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Primed for Revenge Book Trailer

Primed for Revenge: Book 1 Sydney Jones Series

Exciting News!

The book trailer for Primed for Revenge, book 1 in the Sydney Jones is ready to be viewed. A special thank you to Morgan Wright and his team for their collaboration on making a stellar video.

The Sydney Jones Series (trilogy) is complete. You can read from book 1 through 3 without waiting for the next release. I hope you enjoy this mystery series. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

There’s always a fresh story brewing and you can be the first to review it and give feedback. If you’d like to become a beta reader for future books, please leave your contact information below. Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

Beta and Book Reviewers

Catch the spirit of the island – Bajan style

NEW RELEASE IN MYSTERY SERIES

The featured setting in my latest release ONE, Sydney Jones Series, book 3 is Barbados. Ah, and what a beautiful scenic destination with beautiful people dedicated to keeping their culture alive.

In all my novels, food is important to the family and cultural exploration of the scenic vistas. The recipe below is one of Sydney’s son, David’s favorite dishes. He believes no one can cook it like a native, and he’s right!

Macaroni Pie – Bajan Recipe (Barbados.org)

  • 1/2-pound tubed macaroni
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten

Bring salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Break the macaroni tubes into thirds and add to the boiling water. Cook uncovered until macaroni is tender but still firm.

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Drain the macaroni and return to the saucepan.

Add the onion, cheese, milk, ketchup, mustard, and egg. Add salt and pepper to taste. Herbs such as marjoram and thyme can also be added.

Pour into a greased dish and top with more grated cheese. Fine breadcrumbs can also be added as a topping.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Macaroni pie can be served as a side with fish, chicken, pork, stew… whatever you wish really.

Do you want to explore touristy destinations with mystery and political suspense hidden behind every dune, then the Sydney Jones Series (Trilogy) is your next read! The complete series is now available at Amazon in the box set. I can’t wait for your ah-ha moment!

Follow on Pinterest for my attempt on the dish’s native to the regions in the Sydney Jones Series! Warning, David, Sydney’s son has it right the natives serve it up best! Join the fun and post to my novel fan pages with cultural and/or scenic images that remind you of the book. Thanks, Carolyn Bowen

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Sydney Jones Series Book 3

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New release: ONE (Sydney Jones Series #3)

Quote of the Day: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Paulo Coelho

ONE (Sydney Jones Series #3)

Exciting news! The latest Sydney Jones Mystery, ONE, eBook is now available for preorder at Amazon. ONE will be available for download on 7/28/2020. The paperback will be released on August 4th, 2020.

ONE Blurb/Description

Expect to be blown away by Carolyn Bowen’s newest thriller in the Sydney Jones Series — ONE.

Ace attorney Sydney returns in this gripping thriller that sends her into a chilling tailspin when enemies attack with vengeance. Will her desire for answers about her ex-military former lover be her undoing or will the hand of fate set her free to live and love again?

Book Description.

Sydney’s daredevil attitude for taking on legal cases most would run from catches her in a snare. Will she use common sense and leave the past behind or is it too late?

Walker the father of her son is dead. She had suspicions about his abandonment after the Rockstar Roxanne’s murder investigation was announced a suicide. Could his death be related to what she believed to be the CIA’s intervention?

A summer vacation with her son in Barbados was warranted. Enemies from her past were already scouting out the island for their next move. Was there no place she could have peace?

She makes new friends on the island. Godwin appears in Sydney’s life after booking a charter for her son’s first salt-water fishing trip. She has no idea how deep the friendship goes between the two, but her son appeared happier since arriving.

Reality sets in upon returning home to Atlanta. She’d made many enemies from her personal injury and human trafficking cases. Would her first day back at work be the day the assassin’s bullet hit its mark?

Her friend and confidant, Director Thomason of the GBI insisted she has a worst-case scenario plan for her son’s care. Would the plan be carried out in her absence? And, would her son inherit a perpetual target on his back? There were no options for protecting David, except the truth which could be as catastrophic as the world news.

This spellbinding new novel by the imaginative Carolyn Bowen will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page. Tap the link to “buy now” and dive deep into the electrifying action of this novel.

ATTN: Book bloggers, Amazon & Goodreads Reviewers

If you’re interested in reviewing ONE, Sydney Jones Series #3, please fill in the contact form here. An ARC will be emailed to you for your reading pleasure. Thank you! Carolyn Bowen

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Cross-Ties Now On Audible

Quote of the Day“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” T.S. Eliot

These are some exciting times as we push forward into the summer months. And, like you, I’m dealing with the never-ceasing catastrophic events happening around and to us. I hope as a collective body we can successfully overcome the obstacles in our paths to excellence and move into a new normal with peace and joy.

Cross-Ties: Historical Romance

Today I want to talk about Cross-Ties, a historical romance about the immigration of the Landry family to the Americas. As in most all my novels, there’s a water theme, in this case, an ocean to cross albeit with pirates. This is a coming of age story that depicts the cultural separation of people. The rebel, lead character Leah, has her own mindset about who she chooses to love and embrace. Follow her journey, fraught with danger at every turn.

Follow Leah’s journey …

Order your book today! From ebook, paperback, hardcover, to now audible, your selection has been increased for your enjoyment. You can read FREE w/Unlimited and/or listen FREE w/ a trial subscription to Audible. http://mybook.to/crossties

Audible Giveaway

Follow my blog and be entered for a chance to WIN an audible from Audible.com. There are twenty (20) gifts available: Ten (10) EACH for the US and the UK. Subscribe now to learn more exciting news coming soon!

Thank you for following my blog posts. Stay safe and enjoy a relaxing weekend. Carolyn

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March Winds

Quote of the Day:In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.” Jean Hersey

Today is March 1st and I can feel a tugging of something wonderful, an expectation of things to come. These last few months have been exciting for my new Sydney Jones Series. The mysteries are catching the wind and I’m grateful. I am completing the final in the series and expect to share some great news soon. Follow now to be kept in the loop!

If you’re a book reviewer or book blogger, please let me know if you’d like to be one of the first to read my new novel. And, if you haven’t read books 1 & 2, they, too, will be made available to you.

Sydney Jones Series – Books 1 & 2

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Author Interview: Awesome Gang

Quote of the Day: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

Today my attitude is one of gratitude. Frankly, my days go better when I begin the day being grateful for my health, family, friends, and fans.

I have many things, personal and professional, to be thankful for. I appreciate the many people who’ve reached out to me in the spirit of collaboration or simply to support me and my writing life. You folks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, you rock! Thanks for liking and sharing my posts. Check out my media page for more interviews, and blog posts, and articles about my books.

Here’s my latest interview with the Awesome Gang after completing Chance – A Novel, Sydney Jones Series, Book 2. I hope you enjoy a glimpse into my writing life. Go have a great week! Carolyn M. Bowen

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Quote of the Day: “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

Today is a celebration of motherhood with a thankful heart for the blessing of having a loving mother who supports your dreams.

From my house to yours, wishing you a day filled with joy and good tidings. Happy Mother’s Day, Carolyn Bowen

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Today’s Inspiration: Book Blog Tour

Quote of the Day: “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” Dale Carnegie 

Today, I want to pay tribute to Win Kelly Charles who gives hope and inspiration to everyone she meets. Her latest book, She is CP, Butterflies of Wisdom is now up for votes on Something or OTHER publishing site.  Go here and vote for her book idea.

Check out her blog, A Diary of a Fashionista and her podcasts on itunes.

Win Kelly Charles is an inspiration. She is an author, blogger, podcaster, designer, and more.  One of her endearing qualities, is her passion for life and love of people. Whether in her business outlets or social platforms, she brings positive vibes to the table.

Check out Win’s latest release January 2019 – Smile with Dictation

Where to find Win Kelly Charles books on Amazon.

About Win Kelly Charles (Amazon bio excerpt)

Win Charles has Cerebral Palsy–she also has a thriving jewelry design company, enough metal in her feet to set off any airport’s metal detector, and a love of snowboarding. How do all of these things fit together?
Don’t be fooled. This isn’t a novel about hardships or all of the things a young woman with a disability can’t do. This is a story about LIVING, about doing it anyway, and about passion.
I hope you’ll check out Win’s books and vote for her book idea to be published and follow her Amazon Author’s Page for the latest news.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re enjoying  this fabulous spring season. Carolyn Bowen

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Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face!

Quote for Today: Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Lucille Ball

I just finished reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. This is the review I posted on Goodreads. Enjoy!

Girl, Wash Your Face!. Book Review, The Writing Life
Photo Credit: Pixabay

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to BeGirl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hold on tight for this young author has grit and authenticity. The chapter headings each begin with lies we’ve told ourselves. Hollis offers up her personal journey in dealing with false beliefs. At the end of the chapter, she provides suggestions for overcoming stinking thinking related to the subject.

I’ve found ideas and beliefs in this book that relate to women of any age. However, young women, especially those with children, will find a treasure trove of information to live a better life now. It’s a must read!

View all my reviews

Thank you for following my blog and connecting on social media. I appreciate your support. Carolyn M. Bowen

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