Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Her Only Son By Shawna Platt only son

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

The Pink Canary Just Received a Five Star Review

I was promoting my books and saw this wonderful review that was posted at the end of September I love this review!!!!

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

5.0 out of 5 stars A very witty book, I just started it and I love it. September 20, 2013
By frosty7530
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I have not gotten far, but this is the book I’ve been longing for. I love gay cabaret, the setting of the book is in the drag queen subculture of Key West, the story takes place in a gay nightclub. I’ve always been fascinated by Key West,the location of the story. I know this is one book that will keep me entertained. The author allowed that there was a real murder that occurred in a gay, NYC nightclub, that inspired her. It remains to be seen if this is a variant of a “roman a clef”.
This book is for lovers of RuPaul, Harvey Firestein and Armested Maupin’s Tales of the City. There have been so many serious issues in the gay communities of all our cities, as well as our nation as a whole; it’s time to get laid back and enjoy a good dramedy.

October 9, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Five Star Review for Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven was penned by several contributors many who have never been published before they were asked to just write their stories which they did- Grief is no respecter of persons it comes to us all. It is how we deal with it that matters.

Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven

5.0 out of 5 stars A moving compilation, September 27, 2013
By Ashley Fontainne “Ashley”
This review is from: Pennies from Heaven (Kindle Edition)
Losing someone you love is a burden each of us must face during our lifetime. The manner in which death appears does not lessen the pain and heartache that yearning for our loved one leaves inside us.

Just as different as the patterns on a snowflake, each of us differs slightly in how we deal with the loss. Grief stems from our internal thoughts, memories and coping skills. Some grieve longer than others. Some learn to let go quicker and move on with their lives.

Some never do, lost inside the unending sorrow, their wounds too deep to ever fully heal.

This collection, written by people from all different walks of life, explores the painful journey of losing a loved one. Each person deals with their loss differently, yet there is a common thread throughout all the stories.

Love. It never ends, never fails and, in the end, always prevails.

Ashley Fontainne

Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her latest work, a short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards contest.

Look for Ashley to delve into Christian fiction in late 2013 with her exciting thriller The Lie.

September 27, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Very First Review for When Fates Collide Arm Candy is in!

In my morning mail I found the very first review for When Fates Collide Arm Candy the third in the When Fates Collide series I co-write with Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. It was a nice beginning to my week. The series was born when Andrea decided that we needed to co-write with each other. We each drew on our experiences. She at the time worked in an office and was bored out of her mind, I on the other hand, had been a bounty hunter before moving to Florida.

It was a match made in Heaven so to speak- two women who are polar opposites came together to create something so funny that we put disclaimers in the front of the book. That disclaimer is we are not responsible for soiled clothing as the reader reads the books.

When Fates Collide Arm Candy takes the reader on a ride of all rides- The fun starts at the first page and doesn’t stop until the end.

Here is the review from a reader by the name of Cynda Crance I will let her tell you in her words her reactions:

“Just finished reading When Fates Collide, Arm Candy by Yvonne Mason and her co-writer Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. The characters are colorful and full of adaptability to the ever changing pursuits they use to capture the bad guys. A fast moving, captivating, and enjoyable book to read.”

If you haven’t yet picked up this little book you need to – but you might want to read the first two before – When Fates Collide, When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound and you dont’ want to forget The Pink Canary as we bring some of the unique characters from that book into When Fates Collide Arm Candy.

Thank you Cynda for this review.

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

August 5, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Latest Review for Blood Alley A Short Story

The review below was on my facebook feed this morning. For those of you who have not yet read Blood Alley the question is why not? It will redefine you desire to take the two lane blacktops late at night.
Cynda Crance
Beware of Blood Alley by Yvonne Mason. It’ll give you goose bumps and you’ll want tell the character not to go there again. Very entertaining
Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

August 1, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | Leave a comment

The Pink Canary Another Review

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading books by Thom Futrell better known as The Reaper then you are missing out. He is right up there with Stephen King and Dean Koontz . His horror is the thing that nightmares are made of- In his world things not only go bump in the night they will carry you off into the darkness.41DA02QE9WL._SY300_

He has kindly taken the time to write a review for my little child The Pink Canary.

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story by an amazing author! June 20, 2013

By Thomas Futrell
Format:Kindle Edition
Yvonne Mason proves once again that she is the master storyteller. This is a true who dun it with drag queens, murder and all the trimmings! Her style is down to earth and brilliant! One of the best out there today!

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

June 21, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Latest Review on My Short Story Blood Alley

This just in on Blood Alley – Thanks GL LENTZ-
4.0 out of 5 stars Take a creepy ride with Bubba on Blood Alley!, March 5, 2013
By GJLentz – See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Blood Alley (A Short Story) (Kindle Edition)
Yvonne takes a classical horror/paranormal concept and ads a creepy-fun twist for any fan of the genre, any reader for that matter. The author truly pulls you into the pages and onto the dark road with Trucker Bubba as his complicated life takes a twisty and freaky turn (for better or worse you’ll have to decide!). Only 4 out of 5 because I was left wanting more! Really, the only problem I have now is which of her other books to read next!?

Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

Blood Alley A Short Story of Horror

March 6, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Don’t Understand What You Read then Don’t Read it

Silent Scream A True Crime

Silent Scream A True Crime


Okay one more time, I am going to explain this to all of those people out there who do not understand a few things about this book. The reason I am going to explain it is simple I received a nasty review this morning by someone who obviously does not understand true crime. This person is used to reading the watered down versions of true crime that does not make the reader think. If you don’t want to think then please don’t waste your money and my time with this book. It is not for entertainment. It is to educate and to honor the victims and the families of those victims. It is designed to allow the reader to try and get inside the head of a serial killer on a level that most true crime writers do not write about.

This particular nasty reviewer stated that I asked to many questions. All I can say to that is seriously? You are reading a true crime and you don’t ask questions? You also stated that it made the subject matter something that you really didn’t want to try and understand. My question to you is this why the hell did you buy the book in the first place? If you want a love story get a romance book. If you to read vanilla true crime read Ann Rule.

There is no excuse for a closed mind when reading a true crime. The reader should ask those questions. What are you afraid of? That would be my question to you the reader.

She also stated that I jumped around in the book. Lady – did you even bother to finish the book. The answer to that question would be a “No” you even stated you didn’t finish it. Had you bothered to finish it you would have seen that the book was written the way the crime was solved. Apparently you know nothing about solving crimes or law enforcement – you also apparently know nothing about the lack of education about serial killers in the 1960 and 1970’s.

The book has a thread one just has to follow it. Apparently you didn’t want to take the time.

Then she went on to talk about how she kept reading even though it was boring because she said my punctuation and spelling kept her awake. Again all I can say is Lady apparently you have no clue. That was all you could bring to the table? A trumped up statement like that. If it was really that boring to you why did you bother reading it at all? Why didn’t you return it after you got to the first question? Me thinks you protest to much.

Personally I think the book was way over her head and she knew it. Silent Scream is not for the faint of heart- not for those who want a vanilla true crime- does not sanitize the criminal – is not one of those feel good true crimes – will keep you awake at night- and does not answers questions- that is for you the reader to think about. Silent Scream is for that person who follows crime- knows how they are solved- understands the long tedious and sometimes disappointing process. It is for the person who studies serial killers who is working on a degree in criminal justice and who understands that serial killers leave all sorts of  questions behind their wake.

If you a true crime the strips away all of the pretty wrapping and allows you the reader into the world of killers and what they do so that you the reader can in some small way identify with the victims then you will enjoy this book. However, and at the expense of repeating myself again, you are faint of heart- do not understand the justice system do not understand how crimes are solved and do not understand how we have evolved in the last thirty years in the solving of those crimes then you do not I repeat do not want to read this book.

However, if you are open minded, if you are a lover of the criminal justice system, if you understand how things are done in this arena and if you can handle the facts, then you will enjoy this book- it is a great teaching tool and it is written to honor those girls who were the victims of Gerard Schaefer.

For the Girls! They have finally found peace!

December 28, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birdcage Meets Bundy- Another five star review for The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary


5.0 out of 5 stars Wings go flying-Drag queens drop like flies!!!!! September 26, 2012

By Peter fundora
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
Another master piece by Yvonne Mason.
A truly good read into the world of Drag Queens
and murder.Will have you scared,laughing and crying.You must read it.Think Birdgage meets Bundy!!!

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

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option Five Star Review

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option to be released on Audio in 2012

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, September 11, 2012
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This review is from: Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option (na) (Kindle Edition)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dream Catcher. It is very positive, uplifting and motivating. Yvonne Mason is an excellent author. I admire her brother, Stanley. He has so much to teach us all.

September 13, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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