Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Surprises are Coming

It is a good day. Well anytime I am on this side of the dirt it is a good day. With that being said, let me just bring all of my minions up to speed as to things that have been happening. After the year got off to a rocky start, they have finally settled down and I am moving forward with some projects.

 I know I haven’t published a new book in a while,  however that will be remedied soon. I have several in my cauldron and they are boiling up nicely. Second not only are my books doing quite well on Amazon Kindle they are picking up on the book side. They are now being published through Dressing your Book  http://dressingyourbook.com/ which prints from Lightening source which distributes through the two distributors Ingram and Baker and Taylor- so if you go to your favorite book store and ask for my book and they don’t have it – they can order it for you. If enough people ask for them – they will start stocking them. 

Now with the basic stuff out of the way – let me just tell each of you what is coming down the pike. For those of you who loved the When Fates Collide Series, well you will have the opportunity of listening on audio soon. Both on CD and mp3. We are going into production with the first two  

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These two little books are the first two in the series and will be released together.

Now on to the book I am currently working on. Let;s just say, the bad guys is Mad as a Hatter. view two mad hatter's hat

I am also working on something that is very close to me- something that I have been fighting for several years. That is the corruption of Child Protective Services. They took three of my grandchildren and made money off of them.

So life is moving forward. Books are being written and audio books are in production. This year is full of great things

April 25, 2014 Posted by | Audio Books, Books, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Pink Canary In Audio will be Released Just in Time for Trick or Treat

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary


Brook Forest Voices (BFV) Says Trick or Treat with Release of “The Pink Canary” Audiobook by Yvonne Mason on Oct. 31
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http://vibedeck.com/brookforestvoices/the-pink-canary#order

Evergreen, Colorado (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

Brook Forest Voices (BFV) audiobook producer and publisher will release the audiobook “The Pink Canary” by Florida based author Yvonne Mason on October 31, 2013. In “The Pink Canary” Yvonne Mason, whose previous BFV titles include “A Voice from the Grave” and “Dream Catcher: Failure Was Not An Option,” takes the listener into the Drag Queen world of mascara and stiletto heels mixed in with murder, mayhem and comedy.

“The Pink Canary” is seen through the eyes of Lou, a mild mannered detective by day, aka Lola, a fabulous drag queen and proprietor of The Pink Canary, the hottest “Drag Queen” club in Key West by night. Ensuring authenticity, Yvonne Mason recruited the assistance of Vicky Lane. “I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book,” said Vicky. “Drag Queens are my specialty and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in musical theater, television, radio and films. I was really excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me. Thanks to Yvonne Mason for her faith in me.”

“The Pink Canary” will be released on October 31. Pre-Orders for downloads of “The Pink Canary” are available.

About Brook Forest Voices: A complete audio production studio located just west of Denver in Evergreen, CO, specializing in audiobook narration, production and publishing. BFV is designed to help large and small publishers, as well as authors, with all their audio needs. Publishers and authors wanting to learn more can visit http://www.brookforestvoices.com or contact Jaime Andrade, BFV Business Manager at 303-670-4145.

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October 29, 2013 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indie Authors Offer More than Just Downloads and Paperback Books

Indie authors have broken through yet another glass ceiling that was up until a while back closed to us. That’s right we now offer audio books to our readers. These books are found on places like itunes – Amazon- Audible.com and and ambling books just to name a few. We might not be in the stores but we are all over the net. In my case they can also be bought directly from mh producer Brookforest Voices. You can also like our page on facebook and keep with the latest releases, upcoming releases and other tidbits of fun. There are you tube videos, and there will be excerpts so you can hear enough to make you want to get the books. We have made it easy for you we have uploaded the sites where you can hop over and download on any device or even order the cd and put it in your car. http://www.facebook.com/indieauthoraudiobooks?ref=hl

So don’t waste another moment hop over there like our page and keep up with the latest news. Yes indeed we are out there. Yvonne Mason, Ashley Fontainne and Barbara Watkins just to start.

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option

September 24, 2013 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , | Leave a comment

Soon You Will be Able to Take The Pink Canary with You

That’s right you heard it here. The Pink Canary is in audio production. Soon you will be able to carry Lola, Penelope and Vicky with you as yo go running, driving, traveling or whatever you do when you are out. The Pink Canary in all of her Pinkness is currently being produced by Brook Forest Voices. They have produced two of my other books Dream Catcher Failure was Never an Option and A Voice From the Grave.

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

If you haven’t yet read The Pink Canary you are missing out.

“There are bodies piling up in Key West…. Serial Killer? The bodies showing up outside a famous drag bar….is that a clue or a coincidence? A book that delves into the Life of a Drag Queen and a marvelous “Who done it?” Clever! Let’s go into their world of Mascara and Stiletto Heels and observe. Who could be killing all these gay men and why?

Yvonne Mason is the master, or mistress, of mystery in this rip roaring, fishnet stocking twisiting comedy mystery tale. This story could very well could have really happened as Yvonne Mason connects this story with some undisputed truth and history of NYC underworld and the “World Famous 82 Club”… it just might have happened, see for yourself…

The local detectives and cops go on a case that has been haunting the head detective and the main character since their days in the Big Apple. Does the detective has a love/hate relationship with the Drag Queen or is it a lot less Hate and more Love than admitted? Exciting and Hilarious! Who will be next on the list of murder?

The story is as seen through the main character’s eyes and what eyes they are! Lou the mild mannered detective by day and Lola a FABULOUS drag queen by night who can get into all kinds of trouble!! How her friends try to help her find the killer and catch the monster behind these unspeakable murders.

I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book. Drag Queens are my speciality and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in Musical Theater, Television, Radio and Films. I really was excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me.Thanks toYvonne Mason for her faith in me, and for having the insight to choose me to help her navigate this drag queen world. Thanks to Peter for his energy and Marvolous Wit…We will always be connected with this superb Book! ”

Vicky Lane

Yes, the lovely Vicky Lane not only wrote the forward she also appears in this wonderful little comedy.

September 2, 2013 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book Reviews

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  • “Great Civil War History-Mystery”

    Would you listen to A Voice from the Grave again? Why?

    I think once was enough for me.

    What other book might you compare A Voice from the Grave to and why?

    It’s not a typical mystery thriller with a current or on-going murder spree. This tells the story in current time, unravelling the mysteries at an archeological dig; and then back in time, as the events were happening at Andersonville.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not extreme, but it made me look up some factual info on the actual Andersonville and read more about the Civil War in general.

    Any additional comments?

    Strong women have always wanted to contribute to military service any way they could, even if it meant disguising themselves to do it. I think they were brave precursors to the WACS & WAVES of WWII.

  • “Good Story, Bad Narrator”

    This is a well-researched story that works well for fans of the time period (Civil War). However, the narrator sounds like she’s reading to a kindergarten class and it’s just too hard to get past. Ok, I’m not a southerner, but do all people of the old south speak so slowly they sound lobotomized? And do all southern women have to sound like little girls?

  • “Secrets live forever”

    What did you like best about A Voice from the Grave? What did you like least?

    This book offered me a real unsanatized version of what Prisioners os war endured dung the civil war. The modern story was nicely dispersed between the horrors of the past.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The psychological impact that secrets have upon families and how fear and shame impact people of all ages.

    Did A Voice from the Grave inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to do more detailed Internet research into Pow camps and the civil war. Especially regardig the camp and characters in the book.

    Any additional comments?

    I think this is an excellent story and is well worth the price even though I was not impressed at all with the narration.

     

June 28, 2013 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Brook Forest Voices the only Production Company to Create Audio Books

This past week I had the honor of being in  a competition I didn’t even know I had been entered in. Brook Forest Voices an audio production company had entered my historical fiction “A Voice From the Grave” into the CIPA EVVY awards. I got word on Monday that I have made it to the final six. I have no clue how many were entered in the audio category, but I do know there were 189 entries all total.

A Voice From the Grave won first place. The amazing thing is that Brook Forest Voices took home four awards – First place for A Voice From the Grave, Second Place for Just Beyond Harmony  third place for Looking Through a Keyhole and a Merit award for “Miri, Who Charms” by Joanne Greenberg.  .

This is an amazing feat for any publishing company especially one who does audio books. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful company. If you are looking for a company to publish your book in audio you need to contact Brook Forest Voices. I have never worked with such a friendly, professional group of people in all my writing career.

I so look forward to the next chapter in my life when they create DreamCatcher Failure Was Never an Option which is due to be released in August of this year.

A Voice From the Grave First Place Winner for the CIPA EVVY Award May 17,2012

http://www.brookforestvoices.com/BrookForestVoices/Audiobook_Store.html

May 21, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

For Those of You Who Enjoy Podcast Well……

A Voice From the Grave

For those of you who enjoy podcast I now have one up. It includes excerpts from my books, as well as music from some of the best talent out there. You say you are on the move all the time, well Spreaker has an app for that. Just go to itunes and download it. You will be able to listen and get updates anytime or anyplace. Check it out:http://www.spreaker.com/page#!/user/yvonnemason

I just posted a new excerpt from my book A Voice From the Grave.
It is not a book you will want to miss. You say you don’t have time to read, no problem it is also on audio so what are you waiting for run don’t walk go grab it today on Amazon or Brookforest Voices. And just as an afterthought, do you know someone who is disabled but has a kindle or maybe you have one and love listening to audio books, well A Voice from the Grave is on Audible.com from Amazon. There is no reason not to order this wonderful Historical Fiction with a twist.

All of my books can also be found on Barnes and Noble Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Yvonne-Mason?keyword=Yvonne+Mason&store=ebook

 

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February 6, 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

Join me on December 11,2011 in Vero Beach, Florida

Best Selling Author Yvonne Mason

VERO BEACH — Best selling Florida author will be at the Vero Beach Heritage Center, located at 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11, along with other local artists to participate in “Bubbles, Bags and Bling for Classy Chicks.”

This event is the second of its kind. It is a charitable event in which all proceeds from the event goes to the Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic, a nonprofit facility which has been serving the Treasure Coast since 1953.

This is a perfect outing for everyone to buy that perfect Christmas gift. There will be handcrafted jewelry, shoes, scarves, and of course among all the other wonderful treasures, chocolates and sweets. This event not only helps someone else it can also help you with your Christmas shopping for that hard to find gift, that one of a kind gift or that special someone gift.

To help with the cause there will be a $5 entry at the door.

December 3, 2011 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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