Carolyn M. Bowen’s Books

The Death of Me: A Novel by Carolyn M. Bowen.

Book 1 of 1: Legacy Series.

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.

Buy The Death of Me to settle old scores today!

Five Stars: Are Humanitarian goals in danger!

In the opening scene of book one in ‘The Death of Me’ (Legacy Series), humanitarian David Jones and his best friend Jason arrive at the Italian estate (inherited from David’s Mother) in Florence, Italy. The estate is the perfect back drop for David’s funding ideas and research into global climate change initiatives with the hopes of finding solutions that “would forever change the world’s environment and lead to credible steps for the estate’s continued production of excellent wines and olives”.

Jason is eager to study under the estate’s master vintner. The goal of “developing a hybrid by blending his native sea grapes with Tuscan vines. And build a distillery to take the indigenous plants and herbs and use them for making diverse flavors of liqueurs. This craftmanship would diversify the island’s spirit offerings. The apprenticeship would provide directions for his becoming a successful producer.

What is good organized crime fiction without a sexy spy named Lilia Siciliano, works for the Italian Intelligence Agency, The Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna known as AISE/AISI?

As David and Jason settle into their routines, David becomes increasingly distressed about his family secrets, kept even from his partner. Secrets buried in the Italian underworld. Romance and murder soon become the distraction that forces David to follow up on on all the Italian Clans. David’s dilemma ultimately hinges on how can the family safe, while maintaining their abilities to produce products and services the public has come to expect. Can this younger generation of bosses and clan members bring real change from within?

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’. I enjoyed the characters and story that unfolded. I am looking forward to the development of this series, as the author promises more crime mysteries to come. I invite you to read ‘The Death Of Me’ and this author’s ‘Sydney Jones’ Psychological Thriller Trilogy.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎416 Pages
Publisher: ‎Carolyn Bowen (January 12, 2022)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Legal Thriller (Spies, Politics and Terrorism)
Global Library: Fiction (Psychological Thriller)
Global Library: Fiction (Crime Mystery)
Global Library: Fiction (Cultural Heritage)
Global Library: Fiction (Organized Crime Thrillers)
Global Library: Women’s Action Adventure (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Psychological Thriller (Fiction)
Global Library: Conspiracy Thrillers
Global Library: International Mystery Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Suspense Thriller (Crime Fiction)
Global Library: Murder Thriller (Crime Fiction)

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ONE Sydney Jones Series by Carolyn Bowen

Primed For Revenge by Carolyn M. Bowen
Psychological Thriller
Sydney Jones Series Book 1

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 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 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.

Review by Chick Lit Café: “Don’t miss out on this captivating, compelling and thrilling 5 Star read!” Highly recommended by Chick Lit Cafe.

Review by The Praires Book Review: “Bowen paints a compelling picture of good, everyday people becoming victims of financial frauds; the consistent gullibility and lack of caution on Sydney’s part create an imagery that will resonate with many readers.”

Review by Amazon Reviewer: “Bowen’s razor-sharp images and descriptive details draw you into the chilling pulse of the story.”

Product Details:
Paperback:  274 Pages
Publisher: ‎Carolyn Bowen (February 4, 2019)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Legal Thriller (Spies, Politics and Terrorism)
Global Library: Fiction (Psychological Thriller)
Global Library: Fiction (Crime Mystery)
Global Library: Women’s Action Adventure (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Psychological Thriller (Fiction)
Global Library: Conspiracy Thrillers
Global Library: International Mystery Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Suspense Thriller (Crime Fiction)
Global Library: Murder Thriller (Crime Fiction)

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Chance by Carolyn M. Bowen
Psychological Thriller
Sydney Jones Series Book 2

They took her lover. Getting him back could be the last thing she ever does…

High-powered Atlanta attorney Sydney Jones never backs down from a case. So, when her bodyguard and boyfriend is accused of murder, she’s determined to fight for him in court. Instead, the charges are suddenly dismissed, and he vanishes without a trace…

Suspecting CIA involvement, Sydney takes on a lawsuit with Chinese Black Society ties and finds a startling connection to her missing man. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that someone may kill to keep the secret.

Will this dangerous cat-and-mouse game reveal the truth or put a bullet in Sydney’s head?

Chance is the second book in the Sydney Jones psychological thriller trilogy. If you like fearless heroines, page-turning action, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Carolyn Bowen’s gripping story.

Buy Chance to board a wild roller coaster ride today!

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎308 Pages
Publisher: ‎Independently Published (March 10, 2021)Language: ‎English
Global Library: Legal Thriller (Spies, Politics and Terrorism)
Global Library: Fiction (Psychological Thriller)
Global Library: Fiction (Crime Mystery)
Global Library: Women’s Action Adventure (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Psychological Thriller (Fiction)
Global Library: Conspiracy Thrillers
Global Library: International Mystery Crime (Fiction)

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One by Carolyn M. Bowen
Psychological Thriller

Sydney Jones Series Book 3

A page-turning thriller for readers of Joseph Finder, Marisha Pessl, and James Patterson. One tells the story of an attorney who refuses to back down when seeking justice for her clients and answers to matters of the heart.

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 decides a summer vacation with her son in Barbados was warranted. Enemies from her past were already scouting out the island for their next move.

Godwin appears in Sydney’s life after booking a charter for her son’s first deep-sea fishing trip. His strong, yet gentle spirit was contagious. She realized his pragmatic attitude would benefit her son and encouraged their fishing expeditions.

Time passes and reality sets back in upon returning to Atlanta. A near-fatal bomb blast ends her life as Sydney Jones. After a lengthy hospitalization Director Thomason takes over her recovery and escorts her to the family estate in Tuscany.

In time, Sydney will reunite with her son in Barbados where he’s been taken care of by Daniela since the memorial service orchestrated by Director Thomason to protect her new identity. Meanwhile, Godwin acting as guardian for the family identifies the employer behind Sydney’s “murder” and is now targeting her son.

This prompts him to travel to Beijing to end the imminent threat. He plans to get in – and out with a single assassination but hears whispers of a deadly virus running rampant through China. His suspicions were confirmed when a US Senator, a personal client, confided a deadly virus of pandemic proportions was rapidly spreading. Godwin confirmed the news to the Barbados ministry. 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.

5 Stars: Premonition or An Omen Of Evil?

If you like Psychological Thrillers, this book needs to be your next read. I find myself reading the third book (easily read as a standalone) in the Sydney Jones series first. The prologue caught my immediate attention, as Sydney (main character) is experiencing a Native American dream state. The stage is set, is this a premonition or an omen of evil?

Sydney Jones rich Italian/Native American heritage and “dare devil” attitude mixed with her proven common-sense approach to life, gets her out of bed, dressed for another day in court (high-powered Atlanta Attorney), morning ritual with her son David as he prepares for school, and plans for their upcoming vacation in Barbados.

Their Caribbean vacation is going as planned. Sydney’s son David especially enjoys the laid-back life style, making new friends and deep-sea fishing. While relaxing, Sydney contemplates a career change, that might keep them on the island. While reading the local news, Sydney sees the headlines about a murder. The police found Judith Lambert from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, murdered in her penthouse suite. The woman posted to the front of the news release was Judith Garner, her old impostor friend. She wondered what she was doing on the island and who murdered her?

Sydney remembered what Daniela had said on their first trip to the island. “Locals didn’t commit most of the crime, but criminals attracted to this tourist destination”. She decided the island was safe enough for her and David to live on for the summer. Was it more or less safe than it was back home in Atlanta Georgia?

This fast-moving thriller will hold your attention, as no one is really safe. I invite you to read “One: Sydney Jones Series Book 3” by Carolyn M. Bowen. Mystery Author Carolyn M. Bowen “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 “Primed For Revenge”: Sydney Jones Series Book 1 and “Chance”: Sydney Jones Series Book 2 by Carolyn M. Bowen by Carolyn M. Bowen is also available in print and e-book. This author has also published “The Long Road Home”: Romantic Murder Mystery, “Cross-Ties”: Historical Fiction Passages, and “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success”: The Power To Transform Your Life One Step At A Time.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎234 Pages
Publisher: ‎Carolyn Bowen (August 4, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Legal Thriller (Spies, Politics and Terrorism)
Global Library: Fiction (Psychological Thriller)
Global Library: Fiction (Crime Mystery)
Global Library: Women’s Action Adventure (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Crime (Fiction)
Global Library: Women’s Psychological Thriller (Fiction)
Global Library: Conspiracy Thrillers
Global Library: International Mystery Crime (Fiction)

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The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen
Romantic Murder Mystery

Kate’s life was in turmoil after the death of her parents. She’d always been protected and sheltered by them.

Suddenly she finds herself with a conniving fiancé living under her roof, a powerful businessman with terrorist ties from across the ocean trying to kill her and more family secrets than most American politicians.

She was also unaware that a half-brother she knew nothing of was about to enter her life. Her situation was getting precarious right at the moment she was least able to cope with it.

Reviews:

“A fast, riveting mystery thriller you’ll not soon forget!”

“A complex plot sprinkled with romance and loaded with southern charm!”

“The action-packed plot of this novel delivers a powerful, long-lasting punch.”

“You’ll be instantly taken on a journey with Kate as love, lust, and revenge, money and murder show their faces.”

“Bowen’s characters are credible and well-defined, especially Kate, Jake, AJ, and Nap. Bowen’s plot is taut and twisty, and she gives plenty of red herrings for armchair sleuths. The Long Road Home is highly recommended.” 5 Stars – Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎171 Pages
Publisher: ‎Independently Published (March 28, 2020)
Language: English
Global Library: Women Sleuths
Global Library: Romance (Comedy)
Global Library: Romance (Contemporary)

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Cross-Ties by Carolyn M. Bowen
Historical Fiction Passages

A page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance that crosses the chasm of societal rules.

Leah is a rebel. As a mixed-race female intent on escaping the constraints of 19th-century English society, she bucks her single father’s control and embarks on a daring journey from England to the Caribbean and then frontier America.

As she navigates the treacherous seas and sidesteps the constant threat of pirates, Leah forges a strong character and hones fierce independence.

Follow along as she explores scenic countries, immerses herself in native cultures and tastes local cuisines.

Along the way, Leah faces hurtful prejudices, learns who her true friends really are and ultimately recognizes and embrace love, even if it’s against the law.

Reviews:

“A great tale of someone overcoming the odds and stepping out of her comfort zone to grow as a person.” Amazon Reviewer

“Great epic story of love, life, and loss.” Amazon Reviewer

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎118 Pages
Publisher: ‎Independently Published (March 16, 2020)
Language: English
Global Library: Fiction (Sea Adventure)
Global Library: Romance (Action Drama)

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About The Author: Carolyn M. 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), Cross-Stepping Your Way To Success; Primed For Revenge: Sydney Jones Novel Series Book 1, Chance: Sydney Jones Series Book 2, and One: Sydney Jones Series Book 3).

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