Hello February!

This month is one of my favorites for it’s a reminder that love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that’s big for restaurants, florists, and jewelers. With the past year of being on edge, the world needs a moment to pause and reflect on the joy of love whether past or present.

You’ll notice in all my novels there’s romance sometimes good and other times bumpy. I can’t imagine writing a story that doesn’t include a romantic aspect. Think James Bond. The story is much better because of the backstory that often becomes center stage.

Beginning February 2nd – 9th, The Death of Me eBook will be available for $2.99. Read it, and enjoy the ups and downs of the romance of the new Italian heir. In the end, I believe you’ll be rooting for the next-generation godfather. I look forward to your reviews.

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

Wishing you a wonderful month filled with love, peace, and joy beyond your wildest expectations. Carolyn Bowen

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.

Praise

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  

The Sydney Jones Series

Primed for Revenge

Chance: A Novel

ONE: A Novel

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.

Praise

“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

Praise

“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

The Death of Me: Cover Contest

They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, The Death of Me:, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!

I’m getting closer to clinch the “Cover of the Month” contest on AllAuthor! I’d need as much support from you guys. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover here: Click to Vote!

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

Cyber Monday Deal: The Death of Me “Being Italy’s FNG”

Cyber Monday Super Sale

I am excited to announce the upcoming release of my latest mystery-thriller, The Death of Me, book 1 in the Legacy Series. You’ll get first peek at this new series and have something to talk about during your holiday gatherings. Grab your copy today and order extras for friends and family on your holiday shopping list. They’ll thank you later!

For those of you who have read the Sydney Jones Series and encouraged me to write a new series spotlighting David, this is for you! Thank you for your interest in the development of my novels. You are my super fans!

The Death of Me by Carolyn Bowen

Background Info

David the main character is grown-up and became a man in his own right. You were there when he was born (Sydney Jones Series, book 2: Chance) and watched as he matured and accepted his fate being the son of Sydney Jones (Sydney Jones Series, book 3: ONE). But, when he decided to leave his island home to pursue his passion in life to not lead enemies to their door, he quickly learned the bloodlines he inherited from his mother transcended anything he’d experienced before with deadly mafia ties.

For those of you who haven’t read the Sydney Jones Series, you can quickly pick up his past from this novel, and read the Sydney Jones Series later for you’ll want to. The Legacy Series is the new horse in the stable celebrating the coming of age of David, the son of Sydney with a passion to help the global community with greater depth than superheroes. And he has the talent and skills to have influence in the world economy with focus on the seconds to midnight dooms day clock. Until….

The Death of Me is available for preorder now at a discounted price. Order yours and your mystery-loving friends copies today!

The Death of Me by Carolyn M. Bowen

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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

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

Summer Reading: Cross-Ties eBook Deal

Cross-Ties by Carolyn Bowen

Summer and the livin’ is easy.

Summer is flying by this year. My plans are simple. I enjoy the natural wonders of nature and mellowing out with a novel in my hands while occasionally gazing at the surrounding scenic beauty.

Whether on the sea shore, mountains, or in your recliner, a book is all you need to escape into another world. During our special promotion you can step back in time with Cross-Ties, a historical romance action novel and let the world go by.

Limited offer (7/21-25/2021): Cross-Ties eBook on sale for 99 cents. Grab your copy today and journey with Leah in this action-adventure, coming of age historical romance. Also, available in  paperback, hardcover, and Audible.

I’d love to hear from you. Share a photo of your reading Cross-Ties today for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of this novel. Happy reading! Carolyn Bowen