Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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New Podcast Has Been Uploaded

Blessings from the Darkness

In light of the recent events I wanted to post this podcast. It is a poem written by my friend Michael Gersony and the title needs no explanation. Freedom comes with a price- out young people have lost sight of this. They believe they are entitled without contributing. They want to free everything. They want to start at the top without paying their dues. That is not what life is about. Nothing is free!

Do You Know What it is to be FREE?

November 14, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For Those of You Who Believe Halloween Should Be the New Christmas

I know before any one of you get your knickers all twisted Christmas is still Christmas. That being said keep an open mind for just a bit if you will. Humor me. A group of my author friends and I decided it was time to shake things up a bit and instead of doing a Halloween anthology we decided to do one for the “silly season”. So we put our collective creative minds together and wrote several wonderful short stories, flash fiction and poetry. The reason is simple not everyone enjoys this season for whatever reason. So A Merry Scary Christmas was born. Some of the stories you will read were written by my friends Shawna Platt, Chad Lutzke, Sandra Rozanski, Ian Bush, Tara Atkinson, Luis Vera, Yvonne Mason, Gregory Letnz, Marvin Anderson, Gianandrea Maoli and Rick Tenebrae and of course yours truly. If you want to give a gift that no one else has thought of this is the book. As of right now it is only up on kindle but should be in paperback soon on Amazon.
An even better idea is to gift yourself! What a concept. I know you will be sorry if you don’t get this sweet little book loaded with goodies.

merry scary 11- use this one

November 18, 2014 Posted by | New Releases, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to Your Nightmare Received its First Review

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Welcome to Your Nightmare received its first review today. Nuff Said!

5.0 out of 5 stars “Welcome To Your Nightmare” compiled by Yvonne Mason November 30, 2013
By *Stargazer*
Format:Kindle Edition
The tales written in this anthology will stand up the hairs on the nape of your neck as you read them and palpitate your heartbeat. Horror in its best form anytime of year is marvelous but I find it most welcome when October rolls around and Halloween looms nearby. Most of these offerings are written by a new author giving their very best to scare the scream out of you and several well-known writers stepped up to contribute as well to polish off that scream very expertly. The book is compiled by a well-known author, Yvonne Mason, who is a marvelous story teller in her own right and she has a very shivery story in the book as well.
I read each one of these tales with writing respect growing in leaps and bound.
One in particular scared the yell out of me and I dreaded the nightmares I was sure it would give me. It was written by Nicholas Grabowsky and is titled, “The Yuletide Thing.” I may never be able to think of Christmas in the same light again.
I highly recommend this to any lover of horror books and to anyone who loves a good chill, even in the cold of winter.
There are too many excellent stories and too many authors to name individually so go buy it and dive in. You won’t be disappointed. This analogy is coupled with a sister book titled, “Satan’s Holiday.” Read them both…and be prepared to scream.
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November 30, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Have Never Read Good Horror Now is The Time

Satan's Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare

Since this is the time of year when folks find reasons to be scared out of their clothes I wanted to give you a few ideas for your reading pleasure. We have just released two little horror books filled with the things that go bump in the night, Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare. There over three hundred pages in these two little books so I am sure that you will find something to keep you up nights and cause you to not to want to walk through dark alleys alone. There are wicked poems, quick flash fiction (for those that need a horror fix in a hurry) short stories and small novellas.We even tossed in a couple of real hauntings just to spice things up.

To add to our little cauldron’s of evil we brought aboard the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky- you all know him he wrote Halloween IV and immortalized Michael Myers http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-IV-Special-Nicholas-Grabowsky/dp/1591099269/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382358363&sr=1-1&keywords=nicholas+grabowsky

This book is a limited edition so once it is gone there will be no more!!!!!

halloween iv

If you can’t get enough of Horror then you must go to http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_82&products_id=636 Where you will find more of the horror that Nicholas publishes for other horror authors.
In my book there is never to much horror-
You can also download my stand alone short story Blood Alley on Amazon

Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Alley-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B006Z10FFS/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382358616&sr=1-6&keywords=Yvonne+Mason

It is guaranteed to keep you off of two lane black tops at night.

These are all great places to purchase your fix of horror for the Halloween season and beyond. You don’t want to be left behind when things start going bump in the night and those icy fingers of things unknown begin to creep around your head.

October 21, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s A Man’s World Radio Interview

Last night my dear friend Marvin Anderson who has the show It’s a Man’s World interviewed several of the contributors from the anthologies that we just released Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare
Satan's Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare

The two hours of knee slapping, pant wetting, side hugging laughter was over the top. Not only did he interview the contributors he made them feel at ease because many of them had never been on a radio show before much less been interviewed for anything. Marvin was a contributor to these little jewels of horror. He has never been published before now either.

The show was filled with many new and interesting facts that have never before been told. One of our contributors Ian Bush is a member of our military he is in the Air Force- Thank you Ian for your service. Marvin also had on his show the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky who gave a bit of unknown history about himself. Back in 1988 when he was first approached by the people involved in the movie Halloween they asked him to write the book Halloween IV using the screenplay he was promised many things and was delivered none. He was never paid anything for that book. He is one of the original indie authors. He took his destiny in his own hands and never looked back. Halloween IV has been redone and is available on Amazon and Black Bed Sheets http://www.downwarden.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-IV-Special-Nicholas-Grabowsky/dp/1591099269/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381930771&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Nicholas+Graboswky

Here is the show from last night- be prepared to change your clothes:https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rowa2dvg3td7l7/AMansWorld-OctoberFifteenth.mp3

Please support our contributors in their dreams!!! They all can be found on facebook and will be glad to send you a signed copy of their books.

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Here is a listing of the Table of Contents for Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare

Okay kiddies and all other interested parties here is the table of contents for Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare
they are listed in Alphabetical order by story not author.

satans holiday

Satan’s Holiday

Table of Contents

A BEDTIME STORY BY ERIC KEYS
A HAUNTING IN DALLAS BY PETER FUNDORA…………….
ALL THAT’S AVAILABLE BY T.G. REPAER
BLACK HART BY G.J. LENTZ
BONES BY YVONNE MASON
BRUSH STROKES OF DEATH BY BARBARA WATKINS
CUT BY L. VERA
DARK ABYSS BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
DIED TO MATCH BY E.A. IRWIN
DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE BY SHARON SOBOLIK
FRUIT BY RICK POWELL
GHOST OF ROOM 211 BY T.G. REAPER
IF THEY’D ONLY LISTENED: BENEATH THE STONES LIES THE TRUTH BY FRAN LEWIS
KEY TO HELL BY BARBARA WATKINS
MONSTER BY CHRIS ADAMS
NEVER AGAIN BY ROSE STORM
NIGHT VISION BY TARA ATKINSON
A RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT BY SUSAN BENNETT
ROOM FOR ONE MORE BY T.O. GADE
SURVIVING BEDLAM BY ANGEL SHADOW
THE CALL BY JYNELL HULL
THE CROOKED CROSS BY T.O. GADE
THE DARK DAY COMES BY ALAN GRAVITT
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS BY IAN BUSH
THE NEED BY DAVID SCHUTZ II
THE POWERS OF ILLUSION BY SAGE SINCLAIR
THE YULETIDE THING BY NICHOLAS GRABOWSKY
TRAPPED IN THE NEXT REALM BY CONNIE SMITH
UNWELCOM’D VIS’TOR BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER

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Welcome to your Nightmare
Table of Contents

A SIX PACK OF MASS DESTRUCTION BY BARBARA WATKINS
ABDUCTION AT SHADOW LAKE BY RICK SCOTT
DARKNESS BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
DRIVING AWAY BY ERIC KEYS
FAIRY DANCE BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
FLIP FLOP MAMA LANDED ON TOP BY SHARON J SOBOLIK
FRIGHT NIGHT BY SHARON J. SOBOLIK
FUGUE BY G.J. LENTZ
I WAS, I AM BY RICK POWELL
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT BY YVONNE MASON
IT WAS A HOT DAY IN JULY BY SHARON J. SOBOLIK
LIGHTNING BUG BY RICK SCOTT
LISTEN BUT STAY QUIET BY SANDY ROZANSKI
LOBSTER BOY AND THE HAND OF SATAN BY JAMES S DORR
LOST BY JYNELL HULL
MADNESS OF MR. MARTIN MARKETT BY FRANK BITTINGER
NIGHT’S BLACK AGENTS BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER
NOT THE RAVEN BY T.G. REAPER
PREDATOR AND PREY BY MARVIN ANDERSON
SHOW ME THE FIRES OF CREATION BY FRANK BITTIGNER
STATION TO NOWHERE BY T.G. REAPER
THE DEATHBELL BY T.O. GADE
THE PATH OF TRES METUS BY GIANANDREA MAOLI
THE YULETIDE THING BY NICHOLAS GRABOWSKY
TOURNIQUET BY E.A. IRWIN
WINSTON BY RICK POWELL
WITHIN BY DAVID SCHUTZ II

October 1, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare Have Been Released

Welcome to Your Nightmare 3

satans holiday

Well- after holding our collective breaths, many back and forths, biting our nails, pulling our hair out, drinking multiple cups of coffee and many sleepless nights Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare has finally been released. This project has been of Biblical proportions. I do not think it has ever been done before- that is the two books with 37 authors and multiple stories. Most anthologies only accept about ten authors and one story each.

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare started out with the idea of all of my short stories in one book. However, after much thought, I decided that I wanted to share the wealth. The call went out and the response was so overwhelming that I had to move forward into uncharted waters.

I enlisted the help of my editor and publisher Kelly Koch from Dressing Your Book, if it had not been for her I would not have survived. My book cover designer Debi DeSantis never ceases to create eye popping covers and a special thanks to her son Nic who came up with the titles.

My friend the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky who is the master of horror graciously came aboard and offered up a story that appears in both books so that my contributors can add that to their list of accomplishments. Thank you Nick for your kindness.

To the 37 contributors who offered their craft. Those of you who have never been published before this feeling never gets old. It is like Christmas every time you see your book or your name in print. The feeling can not be explained to anyone who has never been there.

As indie authors we have to work 100 times as hard just to get out there. To you readers- please support us- buy our books, read our stories and tell others. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

So with that being said, you can now go to Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble and Download both books you can buy the paperback at Lulu.com and in about six weeks they will be availbe in paperback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Welcome to Your Nightmare and enjoy Satan’s Holiday!!!!!

October 1, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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