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

When Fates Collide Series

It doesn’t get any stranger when you hook up a loner female bounty hunter with a mousy emphatic secretary out to get their man. Add a few strange characters and you get one heck of a rid. Welcome to WHEN FATES COLLIDE

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

February 20, 2014 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For Those of You Who Have Not Yet Read When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

For those of you who have not yet read the series I write with the great Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc now is the time – This series is a comedy about a mousy secretary who has no life and a female Bounty Hunter who avoids friends especially female friends like the plague. The series is title When Fates Collide and if you do not like to laugh then you do not want to start this series. To get you the reader started we are offering the kindle version for just .99 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Fates-Collide-Andrea-Scoyoc-Yvonne-ebook/dp/B002NU5KUU/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388416065&sr=1-8&keywords=yvonne+mason

The second in the series When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound comes with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for wet clothing due to excessive belly laughter.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound


http://www.amazon.com/Mardi-Morgan-Harrington-Mystery-Collide-ebook/dp/B005PO53AS/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388416100&sr=1-17&keywords=yvonne+mason

The Third in the Series which we just released is titled When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

http://www.amazon.com/When-Fates-Collide-Arm-Candy-ebook/dp/B00EAAQ6R2/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388416128&sr=1-13&keywords=yvonne+mason

These books are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone in ways they have never been tickled before.

And to add to the joy of owning these books all the monies earned from them will go toward the treatment of Andrea’s little Boston Terrier for Cancer. So please help her to save her wee one by purchasing these books. Even if you don’t have a kindle you can read them on any electronic device. Two of them are also in paperback on Amazon – The first one When Fates Collide can be found in paperback at http://www.lulu.com/shop/andrea-dean-van-scoyoc-yvonne-mason/when-fates-collide-a-morgan-and-harrington-mystery/paperback/product-5057351.html

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , | 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
>PRWEB.COM Newswire
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1551083

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.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11263026.htm

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1551083#ixzz2j7F2s2jJ

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

The Pink Canary Just Keeps on Getting Five Star Reviews The Ladies Thank You

When I started this little jewel I had no idea where it would take me. Like all of my books, they take on a life of their own as the voices of the characters take over the story. Who would have thought that when I started the research of drag queens that I would learn so much and would have so much fun. I could not have done it without the one and only Vicky Lane who performed for many years in New York and Canada. She led me into the world of drag queens – their culture their quirks and their drama. And that brings in my sweet and best friend friend Peter aka Penelope who played a major role in the story. All of this brings me to the current review. When someone says they laughed out loud while reading the book and stayed up nights just to see where the story was going- it makes me proud. It means they were as the reviewer said “Entertained” If you haven’t gotten it you should. You will not regret it.

5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn’t put it down! October 9, 2013
By Melissa Prendergast
Format:Kindle Edition
I was waiting for this release since I first heard about it. It definitely lived up to the hype! I stayed up late several nights just to finish it because I needed to know what was going to happen! There are several times I was laughing out loud, and I also loved how descriptive the author is. Overall a very entertaining read.

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Fates Collide Arm Candy Receives a Five Star Review

Yes kiddies the third in the When Fates Collide Series has received a five star review. If you haven’t read any in the series you should. While they are all stand alone books, they are more fun if read in the correct order. First is When Fates Collide – This little jewel explains how the two main characters meet.

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

The Second in the Series is When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound- This book comes with its own disclaimer that we are not responsible for soiled clothing as you read it.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound


And the third in our series of misadventures is When Fates Collide Arm Candy.

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun adventure story with a lot of laughs. October 12, 2013
By J.D. Holiday VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
When Fates Collide…Arm Candy gives you a look, with a comical view, inside the bounty hunting business. Although they might seem an unlikely duo, these two women, Alex and Hope, like each other which is just what they need in order to work in the world they find themselves in. Their partnership make their job look easy.
It’s far from all business adding to the laughs as Alex and Hope join forces with others from all walks for life as they travel from
New Orleans, where Alex swears the best coffee on the planet is, to St. Maarten to get their jumpers, the two criminals who jumped their bail. Their adventure keeps the story moving just the way I like it. So, while it’s cold outside this winter, my advice is to go with Alex and Hope as they take you with them to the warm and sunny island of St. Maarten for a bit of fun!
~Author and Illustrator, JD Holiday

And if you really want to know the characters in the third book you need to read The Pink Canary a fall down funny drag queen comedy

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

October 13, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | 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

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

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

When Fates Collide Arm Candy Has Been Released

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

The long awaited third in the When Fates Collide Series has been released. Arm Candy is now available on Amazon Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/When-Fates-Collide-Candy-ebook/dp/B00EAAQ6R2/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375449586&sr=1-17&keywords=yvonne+mason

It is currently available in paperback on Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/yvonne-mason-and-andrea-dean-van-scoyoc/when-fates-collide-arm-candy/paperback/product-21139552.html it will be available on Barnes and Noble nook shortly and in paperback shortly.

You can also by directly from me by contacting me.

August 2, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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