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Times are a changing and it’s up to us to prepare for the next phase of our lives. Are you ready to make some new life choices for your future?

To take a stand for Mental Health Awareness with are offering “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success” in a special eBook promotion for 99 cents through September 17th.

This is a bite-sized inspirational guide to put a smile on your face, and let you know you’re not alone. Healthy tips about depression, grieving, fitness, life satisfaction, and career advice is succinctly rounded in for an easy and informative read. Please share with friends and family, or gift someone that could use a healthy boost. Tap the link below to read today!

Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success

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. Bowen 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.

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New Audio Book Available: Chance: A Novel

Oh, happy day! I just received the exciting news that Chance: A Novel is now available in audio books. We’re celebrating with a giveaway for US & UK mystery lovers! Limited offer: Hurry and message me to receive a gift code for your FREE copy today!

Chance: A Novel

Chance: Audio US

Chance Audio UK

You’ll enjoy the clandestine and political spying about the Havana Syndrome experienced by the embassy staff and visiting the taverns made famous by Ernest Hemingway. Chance is plot rich with characters you’ll love and some you’d love to hate!

Click the follow button to keep up with the latest news about my writing life: new releases, giveaways, contests, and more! Thank you, Carolyn Bowen

Chance: A Novel

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

5 Stars – ONE: Sydney Jones Series

Oh, happy day! I just received a new 5-star rating for my latest novel, ONE, in the Sydney Jones Series.

I love it when readers love my novels and leave a rating. This one is from an excellent book blogger, Kathleen Van Lierop, My Crazy Life Full With Books. Click below to read the full blog post. Also, I’d appreciate your sharing this with your mystery lover friends.

My Crazy Life Full With Books

One is a thriller and that

Writing novels that readers find interesting and noteworthy is a passion of mine. If you’re a mystery lover, and enjoy reviewing novels, join my VIP group to receive advance copies of my latest novels. We have some great surprises planned for you in 2021.

Take care and stay safe, Carolyn Bowen

The Long Road Home

Special PromotionLimited Offer!

Exciting News

The Long Road Home is FREE today for your digital ebook download. No Kindle Unlimited – No Problem! Limited offer (1/5-1/9/2021) Grab your favorite beverage, get comfortable and read today!

Author Interview

Something to talk about!

This is an excerpt from an interview I prepared for an author’s platform. I hope you enjoy the backstory!

The questions were about my latest mystery thriller, ONE, the 3rd in the Sydney Jones Series.

Questions and Answers Below:

What is your book all about?

ONE, Sydney Jones Series Book 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the mystery series. The novel highlights the life of ace attorney Sydney Jones whose personal life is in shambles after learning the father of her son was killed in an accident. Now, she’ll never know the answers she was seeking.

Her law practice is flourishing and she along with her son, David took a much-needed break to their island villa. Little did she know but old enemies and an impostor friend were checking out the island. 

They returned to their home in Atlanta and Sydney was looking forward to meeting her friend Special Agent Thomason for coffee near her office. On the drive down GA 400, a grenade was lobbed into her sports car. Thomason was several car links behind her and sped to the explosion. He was the first official on the scene and quickly put their worst-case exit plan in motion. According to his report, Sydney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Will she survive to have the chance to get targets off her back and raise her son? Would the love for her son and desire to be reunited tilt her chances of recovery to die another day?


Inspiration for ONE – A Novel

Writing ONE was a natural progression from the previous novels in the series, Primed for Revenge and Chance A Novel. Sydney Jones is fearless in taking on cases most attorneys would run from and it put a target on her back. The depths of feelings of betrayal, grief, and passion for living her life on her own terms was a motivating force behind the story.

Target Audience

Mystery lovers who love twisty-turny psychological fiction are the target audience for this book. The underlying theme of romance adds a spark to the story and captures your heart.

Takeaway from ONE

Every person has their own unique understanding of life. How one sees themselves and others is seen through a kaleidoscope of personal life’s experiences and their environment. For instance, Sydney’s grief when learning of Walker’s death and coming to terms with it fit her personality. My desire is that we learn to practice compassion for others walking their own path.

Future Goals – ONE

This is the latest release in the Sydney Jones Series, and I plan to market this novel to mystery-thriller readers at every opportunity online and in person when possible (Zoom).

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 Series Mystery Thrillers; Book 1: Primed For Revenge, Book 2: Chance, and Book 3: ONE.

Author Website: carolynbowen.com

Author Website: (blog) – https://cmbowenauthor.wordpress.com/

Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/AmazonCMB

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CMBGoodreads

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMBowenAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolynBowenAuthor/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cmbowenauthor/

Instagram: http://bit.ly/BowenInstagram

YouTube: http://bit.ly/CBowenYouTube

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ONE – Sydney Jones Series Book 3

The featured novel this month is ONE — Sydney Jones Series, Book 3. Grab your favorite beverage and download or order your paperback for a thrilling mystery read. This is a limited offer – 99 cents for an eBook and FREE to download with Unlimited. (November 16th-23rd)

Expect to be blown away by Carolyn Bowen’s latest 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?

Sydney needed time to reflect on her lover and son’s father’s death. She’d never learned the reason he disappeared years earlier when she wanted him to fight for justice when charged with the Rock star Roxanne’s murder. She had her suspicions for the CIA had tried to recruit him for a special op coinciding with his former military background. 

Her personal caseload reeked of deadly consequences if she fails in her role as the defender. She’d dodged a bullet more than once so much as her friend Deputy Director Thomason insisted, she develops an exit plan with a new identity. 

She and David, her son, were returning to Barbados for their summer vacation. What she didn’t know was the island would become the melting pot for unsavory characters out for blood and the unraveling of dark secrets from her past. 

Returning to Atlanta, she was ready to put the past behind her and start fresh. Driving in for her first day back to work, someone lobbed a grenade into her convertible sports car and ended her life as Sydney Jones. 

She fought to recover and meet her son again in Barbados where his former nanny took him to live in their dream home. The day finally arrived when she could meet her son again, but this time it was as his aunt Gabrielle from Tuscany where she’d been unknowingly recovering at a family estate. 

Their world was rapidly changing since a monster virus broke out in China, old enemies surfaced, and the CIA was tracking her son. Could their new friend and secret guardian, Jim Godwin, tip the scale in their favor with a way out? After years of anguish, would fate smile on them as they fought to become ONE? 

This spellbinding new novel by the imaginative Carolyn Bowen will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page.



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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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