Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Do You Dare?

This year has been a year of detours. Some not so good. That has left my writing on the back burner. However, things are now for the moment on a new normal road. So I have gotten back to my passion. Putting pen to paper and listening to the voices in my head. Today my new release The Mad Hatter should go live. mad hatter

Behind that one I am releasing a book of short stories. Some have been previously released in other anthologies and some have been stand alones on kindle. The Question is DO YOU DARE? Do you dare read them? Do you dare take the risk of staying awake nights because you can’t sleep after reading them? Do you dare turn the page? You will not be able to answer that question until you purchase the book. Yes, it will be downloadable as well as print. It should be available in the next few weeks. So for those of you who love to delve into the unknown get ready. The unknown is coming.Do you Dare

October 12, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just in Time for Halloween

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Yep, just found out that The Mad Hatter will go live tomorrow – if you are ready for Whitechapel in 1888 then The Mad Hatter is for you. As soon as it goes live I will post the links. You do not want to miss this new release.

October 11, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grief!!!!!!!!!!

Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven

Grief! Such a harsh word even though it is only five small letters. Grief that thing that is followed by loss another harsh word even though it is only four little letters. Loss = Grief. It doesn’t matter if it is a person, place or thing. It could be a lost job, a lost home, a lost photo a lost loved one. The feeling of grief is there. It is a natural emotion – the key is to understand that it will pass. Once the shock of the loss wears off the grief will run its natural course, it we let it happen.
The sad thing is that most people allow the grief to control them instead of them controlling the grief. Marriages can be torn apart, families ripped to shreds, friendships blown to bits. Once this happens it cannot be undone. Once the harsh words are spoken, the ill feelings shown and the ugly side of death brought to the surface, it can never be undone.
Pennies from Heaven are stories by people who have suffered loss, then grieved or not. It is not a how too book, there is no such thing. It is just a book about real people written by real people. Grief comes in all shapes, forms and sizes, it can happen months even years down the road. It makes humble men, arrogant. It makes proud men humble. It makes monsters out of most of us.
It does not have to be that way. Once we understand that we do not have all the answers and never will and that there is a higher power who has all the answers and always will we can begin to come to terms with loss. Death is part of the circle of life. It is a journey into the unknown that is why we fear it.
We do not understand is that person is still with us, in our hearts and memories. When we act out and create discontent and hate we dishonor that loved one’s life. We disrespect the fact that they lived.
Instead of finding things to fight about, to spread hate and discontent about we should come together, seek to think about how others might be feeling. We should find comfort with others who are grieving. Sadly as humans we get so locked up in ourself we cannot see what is right before us. The mind plays tricks on us. Grief takes over and never leaves. Pennies from Heaven helps others to understand that grief =loss, but with time the loss is less. Not that we ever get over it. That does not happen. But if we keep a healthy mindset we can move forward, for if we don’t we cheat the life of the one we have lost.
Everyone grieves differently. But everyone does grieve. Pennies From Heaven is a wonderful gift for those you know who are grieving, a great read for one who is grieving.It is not a how to book, it is just a book to help you better understand there is no time line nor a list of directions for grief.

October 10, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Even Though They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

Even though this article is a few years old it bears repeating. As an indie author I have faced rejections, put downs and other roadblocks. The reason is the “Big Six” as we indie’s like to call them do not want us out there. They have told us what we can read for years. They have rejected good authors because they could. When indie’s began to explode in the literary world, the Big Six tried to fight back. We stood our ground. We found ways to get our work and passion to the masses. Granted as with traditional authors where are some questionable books out there. However, that being said, we have endured and now we are making an impact on the reading public. The Big Six has become greedy and their authors suffer. For every book that is sold by the Big Six the author receives only .08 cents a book. Remember that book sells for at least 25.00 in hardback. That does not inlude downloads and paperback and audio. The publishing house is the one who makes the money. Not the author. As indies we have control. We control the pricing, the upcharge and all the aspects of the book. Granted it is more time consuming but the bottom line is much better.
So Remember this when you purchase a book. As indie’s we have to work three times as hard to get out there to make a third of the money. When you buy a book from an indie author you are not paying the house, you are paying the author.
So bottom line take a chance read an indie author. You will love them.

“In our (Bookgorilla.com) January 2013 analysis, 58% of the Top 50 bestsellers were published by the big traditional publishers, and that figure has since declined to 38%. Conversely, 42% of the Top 50 bestsellers were published by indie authors or by Amazon’s own publishing imprints in January 2013, compared with 62% this past weekend.”

“In other words, what the big publishers have won in their latest round of contract “victories” over Amazon is the right to price themselves right off the bestseller list.” – Bookgorilla.com, Kindle Store eBook Prices Are Rising … Or Are They?, October 5, 2015 by Steve Windwalker

October 8, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mad Hatter is Coming!!!!

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Watch for it! Is the Ripper the Mad Hatter? I leave it for you to decide!!!!!

October 7, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Her Only Son By Shawna Platt

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Her Only Son By Shawna Platt, a book set in 2020 which is not but five years away. Even though it is fiction, it could happen. “A government program gone wrong. Artificial insemination used to create a new breed of solider. The year is 2020 and war still plagues our world. After suffering extreme loss of life, the United States government creates a voluntary program called Operation Vala, which involves the artificial insemination of women between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-five to produce a child the military will claim and raise to be a new breed of soldier. When Kinsey Garrick finds herself an unwilling participant in the program, she chooses to fight back. When she escapes the compound with her newborn son, she becomes the target of a nationwide man hunt lead by the head of Operation Vala. Known only as Hakon, this man will stop at nothing to capture and destroy Kinsey, and take from her the one thing she’s willing to risk it all for…her only son.”

This is Shawna’s first full length book and I must say it is a nail biter. It encompasses every emotion known to man, greed, self absorption, fear, hate, love, just to name a few. As a mother and a grandmother, I asked myself what would I do to save my child. Not only does this book make one think about the future, it also teaches a life lesson about how mothers are supposed to feel about the life they carry. We are the protectors – it is our job to protect that innocent child before and after birth. It is our job to make sure they are not harmed or used –

When I picked up this book, I could not put it down until I finished it. I highly recommend this read.

September 24, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IT’s Coming

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Yes, it is coming. You know The Mad Hatter. This morning I received a very nice review from Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc who is the Host for The Dark Apostle Host of The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour Internet Show.

She like me loves the dark side of life. You have to check out her show on https://www.facebook.com/The-Dark-Apostles-Bewitching-Hour-1482721908692803/timeline/ She post a new episode every Friday Morning. Okay now that the love is out of the way.

Here is what I found in my inbox this morning. What a way to start my week. I had sent it to Andy to beta read it for me. Needless to say she fell right into the story. So without further delay, here is her take on a piece of English History that was not all roses.

“A terrible and delightful twist on a torrid mystery, one of the most infamous in history…has been reborn in a new and even darker fashion.
Yvonne Mason takes us down different avenues and springs new surprises on her readers with this chilling legend.
Read carefully, immerse yourself…and test your sleuthing skills.
Will you make it out…will you figure it out, or will you become yet another victim?”
Andy Van Scoyoc
The Dark Apostle
Host of The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour Internet Show

You see boys and girls and creatures of the evil night. My story is about a Hatter in 1888 in England. And those of us who love all things dark, we all know what was happening in 1888 in Whitechapel. But the reader must ask himself one question- are they the same person? I will leave it for you to decide once you read the story.

This lovely little book is currently at the publisher and will soon be released

September 21, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Patricia Neely Dorsey

For those of you who live in Mississippi and for those of you who are true Southerners you can relate to the fact that my friend and fellow author Patricia Neely Dorsey is very proud of her Southern Roots and her state of Mississippi. She is trying very hard to get her poem “Meet My Mississippi” the state poem. If you have not yet read her work you should. You can help her achieve this goal by signing her petition to get her poem passed for a vote in the state legislature. She has already been recognized by the Governor for her ambassadorship for her love of her state and for promoting it on all of her social media. Let’s take this to the next level. And if you have not yet read her work you should

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HELP MAKE “MEET MY MISSISSIPPI ” THE STATE POEM!
HELP MAKE HISTORY….AND BE A PART OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY!!!
I need LOTS and LOTS of signatures to help this pass when it comes up for a vote in the legislature !
PLEASE SIGN! PLEASE SHARE !
If you know someone in the House or Senate please encourage them to VOTE FOR MEET MY MISSISSIPPI AS STATE POEM http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/meet-my-mississippi-make-this-our-state-poem

February 22, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , | Leave a comment

Most Evil – Sexual Devients Will be Shown Again on Feb 5th at 5:00PM

Well, my little minions if you have been hiding under a rock and did not watch the show Most Evil – Sexual Devients when it first came out on Investigation Discovery you have another chance. On Thursday Feb 5th at 5:00 PM it will be shown again. On Direct TV it is channel 285 I do not know what channel it is on Comcast or Uverse.  http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-schedule/

This is the true story of Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer’s victims- He was before Ted Bundy or Danny Rolling. You do not want to miss this show and you do want to read the book

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February 2, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Excerpt from Silent Scream

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This is an excerpt from Silent Scream. It is one of Schaefer’s writings that he said was fiction. However, it is not fiction, it is the confession of the brutal torture, and murder of one of his victims. IF you want to know which one you have to read the book. Gerard Schaefer was more than a monster. There is no word to begin to describe this man and the evil he perpetrated. If you have not yet watched Most Evil on the Investigation Discovery Channel you need to- watch for it on your TV Listings. It has played several times and will play again. If you have watched it- then this excerpt will make sense to you.

“I was absolutely smitten by this sexy whore. She was lively, intelligent, and had a sensuous figure. I was enchanted. I wanted our assignation to be special. I went right out and bought her a brand new rope. I knew she’d look exquisite swinging at the end of it. I took great care in selecting it. As the date approached, I called her to confirm our evening together. I instructed her on what to wear. I wanted to see her in pink and black. She had long blonde hair fixed in ringlets that would look so nice against a
black evening dress. Black heels and stockings with a garter belt. Pink bra and panty. A frilly brief. She assured me she’d look her best for me. Never before had I been so taken with a whore. I was furious. She was seducing me, and I was helpless before her daunting sexuality. She would have to suffer for that. Yes, suffer. I drove out to Davie and purchased an excellent horsewhip. I’d put her to the lash before hanging her! She’d pay for her seduction!”

January 11, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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