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

The Death of Me: 2022 CLUE Book Awards

I am thrilled to learn that my latest novel, book 1 in the Legacy Series, The Death of Me is short-listed for the 2022 CLUE Book Awards for Thriller/Suspense Fiction.

The Awards are sponsored by the Chanticleer International Book Awards. The winners will be announced at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.  

Grab your copy today for a dive into Italian culture and the making of the next-generation godfather. I look forward to reading your reviews. Thank you!

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Legacy Series: The Death of Me

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  

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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!

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Lucky You! Cyber Monday Deal

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with festive holiday lights, and jungle bells playing to welcome the season. The scents of the sweet and hot spiciness of cinnamon along with fresh apples welcome visitors to our home.

Like many, I’m decorating our Christmas tree today. It always seems to brighten my holiday mood and gives our cats a chance to entertain themselves with decorations. Tookie especially likes swatting gold balls. By Christmas Eve, most of the ornaments will be at the top of the tree, out of his reach.

Enough about my writing life, this blog post is about you, and super deals for your holiday shopping. If you enjoy romantic mysteries, check out my books below.

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Here’s a special bonus for your friends and family book lovers on your gift list.

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ONE: A Novel (Limited Offer- ends 11/30/33)

I am wishing you a jolly holiday! Carolyn Bowen.

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Welcome to my World: Writing Life

I love November! Sure, it’s my birthday, but there’s more to it than that. Family gatherings with delicious-tasting food are high on my list of living a good life. November is a prime month for giving thanks for our good health, many blessings, and sharing time with friends and family. 

As the clock ticks off, the time spiraling into a new year, I want to invite you to become a member of my ARC (Advance Readers Group). You’ll receive a PDF of my new novels before they’re published. Your feedback is welcomed and will play an important role in the final copy. 

Joining this group is easy. Click the link below to learn more. The first ten people to signup will receive a Kindle version of my latest thriller: The Death of Me, book 1, Legacy Series

Reviewers Welcome

Wishing each of you a safe and happy November 2022, Carolyn Bowen

November Book Deal

November is a special month for me. I’ll be celebrating my birthday on the 6th. And, I want to gift you with a special offer on my latest Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me!

Check out this Kindle Countdown

Order your eBook during this limited offer (November 2-6) and enjoy this romantic mystery-thriller. Tap the link below to read today! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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An Italian Mafia Thriller: The Death of Me 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.

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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!

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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

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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. 

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