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Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option- Audio Book to be Released in 2012

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

 

For those of you who have read my books and follow my blog know that I currently have one of my books in audio, A Voice From the Grave was released last year in audio. This year I have chosen Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never an Option to be released in audio. This is a true story about one man’s journey into the abyss of mental retardation during the years of darkness for those who are different.

Stan was born in 1952 at a time when the handicapped were put away or ignored and left to basically fiend for themselves. Many of them were abused either in the back room of their homes or in asylums. This didn’t happen to Stan. He was loved, accepted and became a productive person in our twisted and cruel society.

He became a pioneer in the Fulton County Ga school system during the middle 1950’s and graduated from high school in 1973. He has worked in the public sector all his life and continues to do so at 60 years old. His story is one of love, acceptance, success and pain.

His story will be released on audio by Brook Forest Voices which is located in Colorado. It is currently being touted to Publisher’s Weekly by Brook Forest Voices. This book is not one that you will want to miss. It is not one that you will want someone you know who is challenged to miss. The beauty of this audio book is it will be created in mp3 format. That means the entire book is on one disc. The listener will be able to download it to their computer, mp3 player or most any other electronic device to listen to at their leisure. Even the elderly, blind or those who have limited hand mobility will be able to listen to this book without any trouble. You will also be able to listen to it on your Amazon Kindle through their audible program and you will be able to download it through itunes.  You will be able to play it in the new model cars which have the mp3 player.

If you love audio books but hate having to change the disks you are going to love my books. A Voice from the Grave is available now at Amazon, itunes, Brook Forest Voices and my online store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

Watch for the release of Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option later this year.

March 14, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Missed the Show Last Night…….

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Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

Well kiddies, if you missed the show last night you missed an hour of side splitting, belly laughing, tear running fun. I was a guest on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ashleyfontainne/2012/03/11/yvonne-mason. We talked and laughed about many things including the fact that her co-host Bennet Pomerantz was stuck between to true southern girls who gave him no slack. In between laughing and talking with him, I did manage to discuss my books and why I write.

Yes, we also talked about my hats and the flying monkeys that are always appearing on my facebook page and why they are so important to me.

Go listen to the show, learn a bit about me and why I do what I do. I am not your average author. I don’t stick to just one genre. The voices in my head won’t let me. I learned a long time ago to just let them do their thing. Sometimes it gets extremely crowded in there. But such as it is with authors. I love what I do and no I don’t expect to get rich- but in the big picture I am already richer beyond my wildest dreams.

When Fates Collide

We talked about the conception of this little jewel and her sister.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

Both of these books should be illegal because they are so funny. This book comes with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for soiled clothing as you are reading it.

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

This is the reason I am successful. This book is the heart and soul of our family. He has never quit even though he could. So we never quit.

Blood Alley

This little short story is only available right now on kindle and nook. It is well worth the read. It will make you think twice about traveling late at night alone on a two lane black top.

A Voice From the Grave

My historical fiction is available in book form, kindle, kindle audible, nook and in an mp3 CD format. If you enjoy reading about history of the civil war you will love this book.

Tangled Minds

Every teen should read this book. There are life’s lessons as well as entertainment between the pages. Actions always create and equal or opposite reaction which will without fail create a consequence!

The Last Rites

My second true crime. She was raped and executed and left in a remote area. To add insult to injury no one cared enough to claim her body. She was buried by the county in a pauper’s grave. Read her story and remember her death and honor her life.

Silent Scream A True Crime

Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer tortured and executed between 9-34 young and young women. This is their story.

Brilliant Insanity

Brilliant Insanity the title says it all. A serial killer has five days to live and he is allowed to tell his story. The story is told in first person and will keep you up nights. No it is not a true crime. But it could have happened.

Check out the show and my books. They are all on Amazon, Lulu, Kindle, Nook, itunes, ebooks, and my online bookstore if you would like a signed copy at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

Go listen to the show laugh till you cry – then go order my books – it will make your day.

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to have a Chance to Talk to Me?

Best Selling Indie Author Yvonne Mason


This Saturday night at 10:00pm EST you will have a chance to listen to me as well as ask me any questions you might have. I will be appearing on Blog Talk Radio with Ashley Fontainne. It will be an hour show and if you miss you well let me just say you will be missing alot. Blog talk radio is listened to on your computer so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or turn on a radio. Just click the link below and join us. There will be a chat room where you can pose your thoughts as well as a call in number. It will be a funfilled and exciting evening as you all know – I am just liable to say anything. So let’s make this a great show tune in and listen. I will be talking about my books why I write and why I have chosen to be an indie author – How I have made my books best sellers and my refusal to be dictated to by others. Yes, for those of you who know me, I march to my own Drummer- Hell, I march to my own band.
So join us it is only an hour and it will be packed from start to finish!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ashleyfontainne/2012/03/11/yvonne-mason

March 9, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Star Amazon Review for A Voice From the Grave

A Voice From the Grave

This is the latest review for A Voice From the Grave. If you are a history buff, especially a Civil War History Buff then you will like this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling Return to the Past,February 25, 2012
This review is from: A Voice from the Grave (Audible Audio Edition)

“Yvonne Mason does it again! From the compelling cover, through the historical accuracy and on to her carefully-woven mystery, Mason grabs the reader and doesn’t let go. History buffs will be pleased with the factual descriptive drama of a time and place of shame in our country’s past. Who hasn’t heard of the terrible, evil Andersonville? And who doesn’t wonder about the spiritual unrest of those who suffered and died horribly there? Get your copy of this audio book and be prepared to be thrust back into the time of the American Civil War, then brought forth to the present-day mystery. You will not want to turn it off. “http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Grave-MP3-CD-Yvonne-Mason/dp/0983087253/ref=sr_1_22?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330261226&sr=1-22

A Voice From the Grave was four years in the writing. I spent four years researching and studying the Civil War like I had never done before. I knew If I were going to write a historical fiction the history had to be right and it was right down to the Union coat button. The research paid off. A Voice From the Grave continues to receive excellent reviews.

February 26, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Voice From the Grave

A Voice From the Grave

A Voice From the Grave is a historicaly correct novel set at Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Ga. It was the worst prison camp during the cvil war. It was built in 1863 as the war was quickly coming to a close. It was built at the end of the rail line which was both a blessing and a curse. The curse was caused as Sherman made his march to the sea. The rail lines were destoryed and the supply trains were burned. There was not way that any supplies could make their way south to the prison. There were no supplies, no clothes and no food. The story takes place at Andersonville and includes two families who collide at the end. The link will take you to their official site and also an ad for my book which can be purchased in paperback, audio and audible for your kindle, it can also be purchased on Kindle and Nook. As well as Lulu.com and my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com
http://www.andersonvillegeorgia.com/

February 17, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Next Event!!!!

 

Yes, I am a Best Selling Author

 

 

For those of you who follow me and love seeing me at my events well write this down on your calender. On March 31st I will be in Cocoa, Florida at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center from 10:00 am until 4:00pm. The address is 308 Forest Ave Cocoa Florida. I do this event every year and love it. I see old friends and meet new ones.

I will have all of my books and yes even my new audio one. This is a perfect opprotunity to start your Christmas shopping early, get that special someone their Birthday, Mother’s Day Father’s Day , even Easter present. Books are the window to the world and I have so many choices, Inspiration – True Crime- Crime Fiction- Comedy- Historical Fiction and even audio. You see boys and girls, I refuse to be labeled. When one is labeled it forces one to only walk one path. I walk many. My life is so diverse and so interesting that walking one path is like being put in a cage.

I write different from any author you have ever read, I march to my own drummer and some days even my own band. I see the world in a different persepective and I write the same way. My true crime novels are not milk toast and cookies, they are raw, they show the pain, the ugly and the evil of the monstors who murdered their victims. They do not white wash anything. My crime fiction reads like true crime, you are drawn into the book like one of the characters. My inspiration will make you work toward being a better person. It will explode every emotion in your body to the point that when you are turning the last page you wonder why there isn’t more. My comedy comes with a disclaimer in the front of the book that I and my co- author are not responsible for any wet clothes you might have due to reading our books.

For those of you who read my books, encourage your friends to visit me, for those of you who have never read my books this is a perfect time to come by and purchase them as well as to visit with me. I promise I don’t bite – but I can’t say so much about my flying monkeys, you guys on facebook know what I am talking about.

This event promises to be even better than it was last year so come on down, make it a day.

Tangled Minds

Tangle Minds just one of several of my books!

A Voice From the Grave

 

A Voice From the Grave is on Audio in mp3 format- It will play on your computer, ipad, ipod, mp3 player and other electronic devices, it may not play in older model cars but it will play in the newer ones. The entire book is on one disk so no changing which is wonderful.

 

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option This book is being used in Floresta Elementary as required reading. When you read it you will know why. The true story of one Man’s Success when Failure was his only option. This review was written by someone who has just finished reading this book. It is one that you will want to keep in your library and refer to again and again and again as well as give as gifts.

Jeri Fendler

  • This is actually my first book review.

  • I just finished a book written in love, “DREAM CATCHER: failure was never an option”.  This was the first book written by Yvonne Mason, Russell graduate.  Yvonne writes with compassion and admiration of her amazing brother and his life long quest to prove the experts do not always get it right.  You smile as you cry, reading how Stan never gave up, and always found his own solutions, as he worked out his own unique methods of achieving the life he wanted to live.  Setbacks never stopped him.   While his entire family, his loving siblings and wonderful father, always were supportive and helped him reach his goals, it is their mother who is extraordinary in her refusal to accept a restricted life for Stan.  She confronts doctors and schools to help her son. Stan himself, his personality, his sweetness, his quiet courage,  will make you laugh with him, and cheer for him.  Yvonne’s love and admiration for her brother is on every page.  Just keep the tissues handy.   First, you will cry, then you will laugh at Stan’s  exploits until you are crying again … as his indomitable spirit struggles , and triumphs.  I promise, you will love this man before you finish the book.

The Last Rites

 

The Last Rites one of my two true crimes. It is part of the history on the Treasure Coast. Pauline Metler was brutaly raped and executed and dumped on Ulrich Rd after she was picked up hitchhiking from Melbourne to Key West. Her story takes the reader from Cocoa to Key West – to Melbourne to her death. She is one of the forgotten ones. Her body was never claimed and she was buried in a paupers grave in Fort Pierce. This book is to remember her life. She is just one of many victims who have been forgotten through the years.

 

Silent Scream A True Crime

 

Silent Scream my first true crime and also part of Florida’s history. Gerard Schaefer a Martin County Deputy for 30 days began killing young women in 1966, he was finally stopped in 1973. He brutally tortured and killed between 9-34 young women. This is their story- unsanitzed and raw. This is so they will never be forgotten again, some of the bodies have never been found.

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound- my comedies co written by my friend and fellow author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. These two books can be sold together and separate. They do come with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for wet clothing as you read them. You don’t want to miss these little babies and you will want to share.

 

Brilliant Insanity

 

Have you ever wondered what a Serial Killer might have on his mind as he approaches his death? Well Brilliant Insanity is yet another one of my crime fiction novels. It is told in first person as the killer who is sitting on death row. This book has been known to keep readers up at night.  Not one you will want to miss. And definatly one you will want to share. So buy one to keep and one to give away.

Blood Alley

 

Blood Alley is currently only available on Kindle and Nook as a short story for 2.99 however, you will want to get it now because, there is something coming down the pike for this little horror story.

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoy Historical Novels?

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

A Voice from the Grave is a historical novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter. This lovely little book is available in paperback, ebook on both kinde and Nook and audio book. The audio book is in mp3 format so that you have the ability of listening to it on all of your elctronic devices. It may not play in some older model cars which do not have the mp3 format CD but it will play in all the new ones.

This book is currently sitting as #1,2, and 4 on currently popular under the Tag of Andersonville Prison.
http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Grave-Yvonne-Mason/dp/0557331625/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327419949&sr=1-5
If you love stories about the civil war, love reading history and love a good murder this little book has it all. It also has a twist that you didn’t expect.
A Voice from the Grave is historically correct, four years of research went into the writing of this book down to the buttons on the uniforms of the soliders.
This book will stay with you long after you have closed it, it will make you want to visit not only Andersonville but other civil war sites to feel the pain and suffering, death and destruction that Americans placed on each other all in the name of politics.
A Voice From the Grave can be purchased on Amazon, where you can also by the audio and download it to your Kindle. Amazon Kindle, Nook Book, BrookForest Voices (for the Audio) Lulu.com and my online book store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com
This book should be read by every kid and adult. Even though it is fiction the history is there.

January 24, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update on A Voice From the Gave Audio Book

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book


Here is an update on my newest adventure, A Voice From the Grave in Audio. It is sitting at number 11 on Amazon’s newest releases in historical fiction. But the best news is this- if you are a fan of NCIS and a fan of Abby then you will understand my next statement. The artist that puts together the music for Abby is also the one who put together the music for A Voice From the Grave. His name is Derek Whitacre and he is fantastic. Check out Bookforest Voices for more of his music.
For those of you who have electronic devices you can download this book on Amazon through Audible .com or through the itunes store.
If you love historial fiction with a twist you don’t want to miss this book. It will knock your socks off.

January 10, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Voice From the Grave on Audio Now Available on Audible, ITunes and Amazon

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

The Long awaited release is here – that’s right- A Voice From the Grave audio is now up and running for purchase on itunes at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAudiobook?id=493459652&s=143441 at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/A-Voice-from-the-Grave/dp/B006TQ40BE/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325869509&sr=1-2
and on Audible at http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_2?asin=B006TJPVZU&qid=1325871629&sr=1-2
This is such an exciting beginning to 2012. So come on and order it today. You won’t regret it. If you love the history of Civil War and the camp at Andersonville you will enjoy this murder mystery with a twist. All of the history in the audio book happened from the place, the battles and the generals down to the buttons on the uniforms, the physican’s box and weapons.
So come on and order it today- it is so easy. The audio is in mp3 format so you can download it to all your devices including your kindle. This book will be great for those with disabilities. The complete book is only 8 hours and 27 minutes and on one disc. What are you waiting for? Order it today. It is now #13 on the New and current releases on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/9810

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Newest Audio Book A Voice From the Grave

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

Now you can order my audio book A Voice From the Grave from my online bookstore. This book is created in the newest mp3 format. While you may not be able to listen to it in your car if it is an older model you can download and listen to it on all of your electronic devices. This books is amazing. It is one you will want to add to your library.
the link is http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

January 5, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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