Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

My Books, writing tips and reviews

Coming Soon!

The Hero of New Orleans- Jean Laffite

How many of you are in love with the pirate’s life? How many of you wait with bated breath for the next installment of Captain Jack Sparrow? There is a mystery associated with the lives of those rowdy group of merry men. They are surrounded in myth and mystery. Some say they were heroes, some say they were scoundrels, some say they were criminals. Many were hanged, tortured, left on deserted islands and /or lived a bounty on their heads.

There have been many books written about most all of those men and women who chose the roam the seven seas plundering and pillaging ships for what ever reason. Some were pressed into serve in order to be spared from the sword and sabre.

My next historical novel involves once such pirate. Some have called him a hero, some have called him a thief and others have called him a traitor. Whatever title you give him one thing is known for certain- he and his band of 1000 merry pirates were instrumental in saving New Orleans during the War of 1812 along with Andrew Jackson.

Jean Laffite has always intrigued me more than all the other pirates- the mystery of his personna and the fact that he did indeed help save New Orleans has endured me to him. Therefore, when it came time to write my “Pirate” book as my daughter so aptly puts it, I researched everything I could on good ole Laffite. (Yes, this is one of the many correct spellings of his name) I chose this old time spelling to make the book distinctive from any other book that bears his name.

Like me Laffite was unique ergo he deserves this distinction.

In my research I found that he was in New Orleans during the time of Marie Laveau the one and only all time Voodoo Queen. I have taken the literary liberty in adding her to the story with a twist. I have included history of people, and places which gives this book a place for the reader to slide into. To not only enjoy the read but to learn some history as well. And as will all of my books there is a twist.

Watch for this new historical fiction sometime after the first of the year. You don’t want to miss the adventures of Jean Laffite and his band of merry men. It will be one you want to read over and over again.

November 11, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes I Can Write Something Beside Murder and Mayhem….

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

For those of you who have asked me two questions, Why don’t you write comedy and why don’t you write about bounty hunting since you are one. Well, the answer is here. I have don’t both with help from a fellow author and wonderful friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc.

We started a series last year titled When Fates Collide. The story line involves two of the most unlikely characters to ever slam into each other. Meet Alex Morgan- a no nonsense Bounty Hunter who has to constantly prove her ability in this male dominated world. She has no sense of humor- she only sees the jumper and her pick up. She has seen it all and heard it all. She always gets her man no matter what she has to do. Until she meets Hope Harrington.

Hope Harrington the name of Alex’s latest jumper master of disguises- can be anyone at anytime and uses aliases like a second skin. Alex finds Hope in a goth bar in Ybor City, slams her jumper to the ground and after handcuffing this person finds out that she is not who she was supposed to by.

Hope Harrington- the real one is a mousy secretary who finds her inner self trolling the goth bars in ybor city. Her life has been boring to say the least- She has a dead end job, no social life, and lives alone. She hates confrontation and she really hates Alex who has just humiliated her in front of her few friends. But she hates the person who stole her name even more. Against Alex’s better judgement she allows Hope to help her catch her jumper. The chase takes them from Ybor City to Key West in the middle of Fantasy Fest. The jumper changing faces like clothes.
Much to Alex’s chagrin Hope proves that she can hold her own and comes up with creative and unique ways of catching the jumper. Along the way the two unlikely pair encounter some of the people who have helped Alex on other jobs and Hope is not overly excited about them.

The second in the series which has just been released is titled When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound. Alex is on her way to New Orleans for a fun filled two weeks of Mardi Gras fun when she gets the call. A jumper has headed from Tampa to New Orleans. Her name is Marie Laveau. Alex is not happy. Hope is even less happy. She was looking forward to visiting a city she has never been to before. She is even less happy when she meets Alex’s contacts in the Big Easy.
The dialogue is written in fist person by both of the main characters. The back and forth will keep the reader laughing until they either cry or wet their pants. Alex with her sarcastic wit- Hope with her total disbelief that someone as smart as Alex is involved with the shady characters in her life. Hope teaches Alex and Alex along with her misfits teach Hope and in the end they get their man or woman.

Part of the dialogue borders on the vein of a Abbott and Costello routine. Throw in a few oddball characters and you have the makings of a comedy to beat all comedies. These two books are a must read simply for a belly laugh. Right now until Christmas both books are being offered on my online bookstore for 20.00 check out http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

October 31, 2011 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Deal That You Just Can’t Pass Up

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

I have decided to make my readers an offer they can’t refuse. My friend and fellow best selling Florida Author and I have started writing a series of books. The two main characters are Alex Morgan Bounty Hunter and Hope Harrington Secretary. The First in the series was When Fates Collide followed by our second release When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound. This series of books is comedy pure and simple. The books are told in first person by both characters and they will leave you the reader needing to change your clothes from so much laughter. In fact the second book Mardi Gras Bound comes with a disclaimer. Starting today and through Christmas I am offering both of these books on my online book store. http://thebookattic.ecrater.com/p/12747410/package-deal-when-fates-collide-and
This offer cannot be found any other place. Separately the books sell for 10.00 and 15.00 respectivly – If they are purchased together at my online store the cost is 20.00 plus shipping. This is a deal that you don’t want to pass up. They will be signed by me Go take a look, every one enjoys a good laugh.

October 29, 2011 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Offering for Those of You Who Buy My Books

Gift Certificates

For those of you who have no clue what that special person likes to read, but you know they would interested in my books I am now offering Gift Certificates. They are available on my online store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com they come in $20.00, $40.00 and $50.00 prices. IF you need a different price you can let me know and I can set it up on the store site.
This is just another way for my readers and potential readers to be able to get my books easily. These little ditties make great stocking stuffers and the books when they are received will be signed by me.

It is getting that time of year when we run around all over town looking for that perfect gift. Let this year be different. Go to my online store and order books, or gift certificates for that special someone.

As a reminder all of my books can also be ordered on Lulu.com – Amazon Kindle and Nook book, some of them can be ordered on Amazon. But why would you not want a signed copy?

October 27, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Fates Collide – Mardi Gras Bound has been Released in Book Form

October 6, 2011 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound Has Finally been Released!

Debi DeSantis Book Cover Designer

When Fates Collide – Mardi Gras Bound

PORT ST. LUCIE — “What happens when you put two of the most irreverent women (one a bounty hunter and the other, a case of mistaken identity) together for a rip-roaring, hilariously wild adventure?

“When fates collide – Mardis Gras Bound” is the sequel to the popular mystery adventure, “When fates collide – A Morgan and Harrington Mystery.”

This time around, join bounty hunter Alex Morgan and her new friend, a former mistaken suspect jumper, Hope Harrington as they head to New Orleans during Mardi Gras for the bounty of a lifetime…a descendant of the legendary Marie Laveau, herself!

Strap yourselves in tight for the ride of your wildest imagination, through swamps, all the while meeting some of the most colorful characters imaginable!

This is sure to be one adventure Alex and Hope will never forget!”

The second in a series of many to come, best-selling authors, YVONNE MASON and ANDREA DEAN VA N SCOYOC, lend their talent for the absurdly comedic, in this, split your sides laughing, tale.

One adventure you surely WON’T want to miss

Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason has released her ninth book Mardi Gras Bound co- written with Best Selling Florida Author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc.

Mardi Gras Bound is the second in the Morgan and Harrington series. A tongue in cheek comedy about bounty hunter Alex Morgan and her sidekick Hope Harrington who find themselves in many odd and hilarious situations and places.

Mardi Gras Bound takes these two totally opposite women to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to pick up a jumper named Marie Laveau. They are joined by an unlikely cast of equally funny characters as they chase Marie through the Bayous and Swamps of New Orleans as Marie casts voodoo spells and leaves her trail of slithery gifts for Alex and Hope.

Mardi Gras Bound is a stand alone book however, to get the full effect of Alex and Hope and their strange friendship you might want to also pick up When Fates Collide the first in the series.

This book comes with a disclaimer, we are not responsible for you the reader laughing until you soil your clothes. It will keep you laughing long after you have reached the last page.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Nook Book, Lulu.com, http://thebookattic.ecrater.com and soon to be released on Amazon

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

..

October 5, 2011 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mardi Gras Bound by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason on its way to you

This wonderful book is at the printer’s as we speak. Be one of the first to own the Adventures of Alex Morgan Bounty Hunter and Hope Harrington – Mousy Secretary Turned Kick Ass Sidekick and Partner! One of the funniest books you will ever read.

September 16, 2011 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mardi Gras Bound by Best Selling Authors Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason

September 5, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Almost Here Are you ready for it?

September 4, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hero of New Orleans Jean Laffite

August 28, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

%d bloggers like this: