Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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For Those of You Who Want To Be In The Know

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The year is 1888. The Place is the East End of London. Dead and mutilated bodies are popping up all over the east end from Stamford to Whitechapel.
Jack the Ripper is making his mark in the East End in ways that puts the city on edge, so to speak.
Johnathon Rhoades has been exposed to mercury since he was a boy of sixteen working in his father’s hat factory, which he now owns due to his father’s unexpected death. The hats that are created at the factory are in such demand that he almost cannot keep up with the orders.
Young Elizabeth, who happens to be in the employ of Johnathon Rhoades manages the storefront on Whitechapel road.
As the body count climbs and all of the East End is quaking in their shoes, the hat factory is booming. Everyone who is anyone wants a creation from the Rhoades Hat Factory including Sam Flanghan, the local coroner.
Who is the Ripper? Why are these hats so much in demand? Is the Hatter really mad?
The Mad Hatter

February 2, 2016 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Dare??????

Do You Dare???
Yes, it is finally up on kindle soon to be up in print. The question is do you dare read it? This little book of short stories are all my own, no sharing the spotlight this time. Some of them you might have read before- some of them well, let’s just say- they are very new. The question is do you dare find out what they are all about? Go to Amazon and download the kindle version on all of your devices. I don’t think you will want to miss this one! Also check out my other little jewels while you are there – they are all downloadable and some are even audible.

Do you Dare

Do You Dare

January 25, 2016 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have You Gotten Your Copy of The Mad Hatter Yet?

If you have not yet ordered your book The Mad Hatter which is the latest release – my question is why not? It will keep you on the edge of your seat and when you are finished you will still have questions- that is just how I roll!!!! Check it out today.

5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another great book from Yvonne Mason
By Peter fundora on January 16, 2016
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Yet another great book from Yvonne Mason.
Set in 1800s London.It will keep you guessing”who did it”until the end.Beware of”The Mad Hatter”.
Can’t wait til next book.

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The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter Kindle Edition

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Poe!!!

For those of you who love Edgar Allen Poe I have a new podcast up where I read three more of his poems. He has always been one of my favorite authors. He was never appreciated for his work until long after he was gone. In fact, friends and family tried their best to discourage him from writing. But any of you who are artists, know it is not something we can do. If we don’t work our craft it drives us crazy. The three poems I read are not ones that are well known, however they are powerful. Edgar Allen Poe

If you haven’t yet read this great author you should.

January 3, 2016 Posted by | Podcasts | , , | Leave a comment

I Close this year 2015 With This Podcast

As 2015 draws to a close I want to leave you with a podcast that includes the writings of one of my favorite authors. I have read this author since I was a child. His movie The House of Usher with Vincent Price was the first horror movie I ever saw. It has remained the only horror movie that I have ever enjoyed watching. It was more gothic, suspense rather than horror. This author was never fully appreciated until after his death -even though he continued to write and publishing up until his death. His passion for life, emotions and his ability to get inside the inner core of one’s psychic has yet to be accomplished by any other writer I have read. The author about whom I speak is Edgar Allan Poe- There is no other like him.
So with that being said, I hope you enjoy the three poems I read on this podcast Edgar Allan Poe

May 2016 bring you the best in life.

December 31, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happiness What Is It?

Last night I was semi watching TV and my mind began to wonder. Sometimes it does that. I got to thinking about “Happiness” and the old adage “Making someone Happy” or making me happy – the more I thought about it the more I discovered. Nothing or no one “makes” me happy or unhappy. That comes from within me. I am happy within my soul. So I decided to share this information with all of you- As the year draws to a close and we begin to reflect what we might do different next year. I challenge each of you to find that happiness within. Listen to my podcast and learn some insight. Please leave comments and share and download. The more we can spread this around the more people will learn to be happy.

December 18, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check out My Podcast I read a New Poem By Marten Hoyle

This morning on my podcast I read a poem by a friend of mine titled Dandelion. It is a very deep poem and I asked that each one of you who listens to give me your interpretation of the poem. I give mine on the podcast. I want to apologize in advance for the rudeness of my little Maltease who decided to bark throughout the entire podcast. He was barking at his imaginary buggers. I guess you could say he was listening to the voices in his head! Anyway, my friend’s name is Marten Hoyle he can be found on facebook. He is an author and will soon be releasing his new work. So friend him, get to know him. Also if you have not yet checked out all of my podcast please do, leave comments, they are very important to me. And if you are an aspiring artist and would like to see your work out there, I will be happy to promote for you- read some of your work on my podcast and just generally help you get started. The same for those of you who are already out there. We are only as successful as we allow others to be.
So check out my podcast on Sound Cloud, Yvonne Mason I am alos on itunes under podcast under Author Yvonne Mason and I can be found on stitcher some of thoe podcast are messed up as the developers screwed them up when they uploaded them. Apparently Stitcher is still in beta- you can download the app to your phone. Soon it will be on Sirus Radio.
So look for my I am everywhere

December 16, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Podcast is Up

Well, this morning was a morning of reflection and soul searching- true soul searching. Especially when I found a bit of prose by my friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc The title of the prose found in her book Strange Brew is called “I haven’t Changed” as I read it because I was looking for something to grab each of you for my newest podcast, it hit me. This described me to a T. I have changed – I have changed and morphed in ways I did not fully realize. Talking about the lightbulb going off over my head. So that bit of prose became the basis for my podcast “Change Within Ourself” – You see if we don’t change and grow especially after a loss, then we stagnate and die. So I am going to give you a direct link to this podcast and get you to listen, please leave comments- I love feedback on my podcasts- since it is not live radio- I don’t know what you all are thinking. Here is the link, check it out it is downloadable and sharable. It is also on itunes and should be on stitcher, if you have it. That is if they haven’t screwed it up like they did several of my podcasts. Maybe they will get their act together and fix it soon. Anyway, I got off track, here is the link please go and listen, share and keep sharing. Change is not always a bad thing. Change Within Yourself

December 15, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Couple of new Podcasts Are Up

This morning I have been busy. I just posted a couple of new podcast which can be found on soundcloud and itunes. The first one is an interview I did on a radio show called Seeta and Friends. It was about bullying.Bullying it is still processing so it might be a bit before you can listen to it. The second one is very close to my heart. IT is about my love for America and and what we as Americans are doing to our country. We are about to lose the best country in the world because we are becoming so divided thanks to those in Washington. Included in this podcast is a poem written by my wonderful friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc Who does The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour and also Cafe Noir Productions Listen to my podcast, it is downloadable and shareable. So please share Love For America

So if you love your country as much as I do then listen to both of these.

December 12, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

It Is Almost The Silly Season

It is almost that time of year where we rack our brains to spend thousands of dollars on things that we think our loved ones will enjoy. After a time that chore becomes almost unbearable. So, with that in mind I am going to help you out a bit. Books are a wonderful source of entertainment and education. No, really even fiction books can and are educational. A writer worth their salt will through in things that are real, for instance Tim Dorsey who writes about my favorite serial killer Serge Storm writes about all things Florida in his over the top comedy books. He travels all over Florida to out of the way places for information for his character Serge and his sidekick Coleman.

Dan Brown who wrote Inferno, the DiVinci Code and other books also adds real places and history to his work. And of course my favorite Ann Rice fills her books with all things New Orleans. This is just three of the authors I read that I never fail to learn something from when I read their works. So with that in mind, I am going to pimp a few of my books which includes real places and even history. First off, my latest release
The Mad Hatter released this year. It has not yet appeared in print on Amazon but you can find it at Lulu.com just click on the title above this sentence. It can also be found on Amazon on kindle The Mad Hatter
It is filled with the history of Whitechapel and the crimes of Jack the Ripper even though he may or may not be the principle character.
Now if you are looking for something a bit more sinister check out Brilliant Insanity the places in the book are Savannah and Fort Pierce, Fl.
If you live or have lived in Jackson Co Ga or Jackson Co Alabama you will enjoy my book Tangled Minds

I also have a series that I co- authored with my friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc which are comedies – yes I write all genres, check out When Fates Collide set in Key West – When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound of course it is set in New Orleans and When Fates Collide Arm Candy set in St Marteen which is in the islands. In the same comedy genre I have The Pink Canary also set in Key West

Now if you are a true crime buff and are prepared to read facts not fluff check out Silent Scream This book is about the victims of Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer. It is not for the faint of heart – it is raw and brutal just like the murders. So if you don’t have a stomach for facts instead of fluff I do not recommend this book. My second true crimes is The Last Rites this was also a very brutal murder in Fort Pierce, Florida the victims Pauline Metler was raped and executed. Again if you want fluff do not buy this book – it is also raw and brutal.

If you are looking for inspiration well you have come to the right place, Pennies From Heaven no this is not a how to book on dealing with grief. It is however, the stories of others who have dealt with death and grief. It is a book that was written to show how others dealt with death and that grief is personal, there is no set time to grieve, nor is there any set way to grieve. It is a book to help bring comfort and peace.
Then I have Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option The true story of a man who is handicapped who has succeeded because of his handicap not in spite of them. He has used his handicap to be unique as we all should. In this world we are all handicapped in some way. It is up to us to succeed by trying instead of saying I can’t and failing.
Now if you like anthologies filled with horror I have those as well. Welcome to Your Nightmare Satan’s Holiday A Merry Scary Christmas all of these anthologies are filled to the brim with short stories, flash fiction and and poems by several different authors.

Then I have historical fiction. I know. Isn’t this great? One stop shopping for all those on your list. Check it out A Voice From the Grave All of my books are downloadable on both kindle and Nook and they are all in print form. Some of them are audible as well. There is no reason not to by my books. I have made it so easy for you. There is something for everyone. And just to add to the mix you can find me on facebook at Yvonne Mason or just google me. I am all over the net.
May the holidays find you happy, healthy and safe. Love yourself, and each other. Hold the memories tight because one day that will be all you have.

December 9, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , | Leave a comment

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