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When Fates Collide


Believe it or not I do write something beside true crime and crime fiction. A fellow Florida author by the name of Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and I put our evil little heads together and wrote what has become a series of books. The Series is titled “When Fates Collide.” which also happens to be the title of the first book.

The book is written in first person by both of us. The two main characters are Hope Harrington and Alex Morgan. Alex Morgan is a cynical, sarcastic Bounty Hunter who has had to claw and fight her way to the top of the food chain in her profession because after all it is still a “Man’s World.” In When Fates Collide she has been sent to Ybor City to pick up a jumper who has eluded her for months. He can change his disguise like most people change their underwear. He can go from male to female in the blink of an eye. This day Alex has gotten word that he is using the name Hope Harrington and he was last seen at a Goth Club in Ybor City. Alex sees him/her sitting at the bar enjoying the music and a drink. She walks up behind her “jumper” and takes him to the ground slapping cuffs on his wrists. The club noise comes to a stand still. The only problem is this person on the floor with their hands behind their back is not the jumper but yet the name is Hope Harrington.  This Hope Harrington is just a mousy secretary who is tired of just going to work, going home and going to the club once in a blue moon. Being slammed to the floor and cuffed is the most exciting- though embarrassing that has ever happened to her.

After she gets over wanting to punch out Alex she decides that since this jumper is using her name she wants to help catch him. She has a score to settle with him. An uneasy truce is formed between the two women. Alex with her sarcasm continues to bait her “new” partner as they follow their quarry to Key West which is in the middle of Fantasy Fest. A perfect place for the jumper to ply his trade of disguise. On the way Alex enlists one of her contacts to take them via boat. Hope wonders why she signed on. The chase is on, the dialogue is filled with sardonic wit on both sides and an uneasy alliance is formed as Alex finds out that underneath that mousy demeanor Hope has a soul of pure steel.

The humor in this book carries over into the second in the Series Titled Mardi Gras Bound. Alex and Hope are sent to New Orleans in the middle of Mardi Gras to pick up a very well known jumper who everyone even the locals are afraid of. Her name is Marie Laveau and she has conviced folks she is directly descended from the Queen herself. Alex once again employs unsavory characters who have helped her in the past and one is not who he appears to be. Hope in her naivete assume he is just another ignorant redneck who is in need of several bathings. Once again Hope finds out that all is not as it seems.

Hope in her youthful exuberance gets herself kidnapped and ends up in the Bayou. Alex now has to rescue have to her partner and find her jumper who is as slippery as the snakes that hang in the trees in the Bayou. The twists and turns and the characters blend a book that will keep you up at nights simply because you can’t stop turning the page.

The side splitting laughter never ends, the characters take on a life of their own and Hope and Alex should take their Abbot and Costello routine on the road. Add to that the cast of characters which join Alex and Hope on this hunt will make you wonder how in the world they ever get their jumper. From Bourbon St to the Bayou to the local Cemetery the chase continues.

Mardi Gras Bound comes with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for the soiled clothing that you the reader will experience from reading this book due to extreme laughter and the wetting of your clothes. We highly recommend that you make a trip to the bathroom before you start the book or else put on a pair of depends until you are finished reading the last page.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

Both of these books can be found on amazon,amazon kindle, Lulu and Barnes and Noble Nook book. They also be found at

March 4, 2012 - Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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