Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Do You Dare?

This year has been a year of detours. Some not so good. That has left my writing on the back burner. However, things are now for the moment on a new normal road. So I have gotten back to my passion. Putting pen to paper and listening to the voices in my head. Today my new release The Mad Hatter should go live. mad hatter

Behind that one I am releasing a book of short stories. Some have been previously released in other anthologies and some have been stand alones on kindle. The Question is DO YOU DARE? Do you dare read them? Do you dare take the risk of staying awake nights because you can’t sleep after reading them? Do you dare turn the page? You will not be able to answer that question until you purchase the book. Yes, it will be downloadable as well as print. It should be available in the next few weeks. So for those of you who love to delve into the unknown get ready. The unknown is coming.Do you Dare

October 12, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just in Time for Halloween

mad hatter

Yep, just found out that The Mad Hatter will go live tomorrow – if you are ready for Whitechapel in 1888 then The Mad Hatter is for you. As soon as it goes live I will post the links. You do not want to miss this new release.

October 11, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If Someone is Going to Write a Review They Need to Read the Book

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that people will go for their fifteen minutes of fame. When I read this review I couldn’t decide if the person was kidding, ignorant or just didn’t read the book. I came to the conclusion after reading the review several times that two of the above things were probably true. They plainly didn’t read the book and they were ignorant. This is the review-

“I purchased this shook and was very disappointed with the writing and story. It talked about 2 females at the prison and in the story nothing was really told about it. It was deceiving in the caption and actual story. It didn’t really go into the history of the prison either.” By
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Let me break it down for the reviewer who says her name is Dalova. First of all she says it talked about two females at the prison. All I can say about that insane comment is Seriously? It is obvious that she did not read any of the book. She did not follow the story line because her next comment is this “and in the story nothing was really told about it.” My question to her is this, What was not told that you wanted told? She says the Caption and actual story are “deceiving” Please explain yourself. She also says it doesn’t go into the history of the prison. Really-? That statement alone makes my case for me. The book is filled with the history of the prison it is built into the story. She very obviously did not read the book. She starts her review off with this. “I purchased this shook (yes, she wrote “shook”not book) and was very disappointed with the writing and story.” Again, it goes without saying that she did not even read the second chapter, much less finish the first one.
This is not even a good bad review. IT is just a string of words put together to form several sentences. Apparently this person spends her life writing reviews for first one thing or another. This book took four years of research plus a personal visit to Andersonville. So yes indeed, the history is there if one takes time to read the book. IT is filled with history, and while there is a female or two in the story- there is so much more.
Sadly, she didn’t get it, she cheated herself. Oh and for her information this book won first place at the CIPA awards after it was released.

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

October 6, 2014 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seventeen and An Unwed Mother What is a Girl to Do?

Tangled Minds – Actions, reactions and consequences. For every action there is always an equal or opposite reaction. Tangled Minds is fiction but full of life’s lessons. Some that are hard to live with, some that can’t be lived with and some that change the course of one’s life. How would you handle the announcement that your daughter was haveing a child in her senior year of high school? How would she handle that fact? Tangled Minds takes the reader on that journey and beyond. It is not a book you want to miss or one that you would want your teen to miss. Ann B. Keller, Author stated that it was “Written in the tradition of John Steinbeck.”

February 19, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update on A Voice From the Gave Audio Book

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

Here is an update on my newest adventure, A Voice From the Grave in Audio. It is sitting at number 11 on Amazon’s newest releases in historical fiction. But the best news is this- if you are a fan of NCIS and a fan of Abby then you will understand my next statement. The artist that puts together the music for Abby is also the one who put together the music for A Voice From the Grave. His name is Derek Whitacre and he is fantastic. Check out Bookforest Voices for more of his music.
For those of you who have electronic devices you can download this book on Amazon through Audible .com or through the itunes store.
If you love historial fiction with a twist you don’t want to miss this book. It will knock your socks off.

January 10, 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 at Amazon
and on Audible at
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

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Newest Audio Book A Voice From the Grave

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

Now you can order my audio book A Voice From the Grave from my online bookstore. This book is created in the newest mp3 format. While you may not be able to listen to it in your car if it is an older model you can download and listen to it on all of your electronic devices. This books is amazing. It is one you will want to add to your library.
the link is

January 5, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Book and A Movie Sherlock Holmes and Company

I have been waiting to post a book review for two books I read written by Novelist Stephanie Osborn. She has taken the Character Sherlock Holmes to a new level.

Normally I do not like any book from my computer. It aggravates me; I downloaded this book to my kindle so I could review it for a wonderful author and friend Stephanie Osborn.
I couldn’t get the font right on my kindle so I went back to my computer to read it. I am so glad I did.
Stephanie takes Sherlock Holmes to an entire new level. Her story setting places the reader smack dab in the middle of story. She takes science and Holmes and blends them into a book that keeps the reader wondering how he is going to get out of this scrap.
Then she takes it one step farther, Stephanie Osborn follows this wonderful madcap adventure with the second in the series, titled The
Case of Displaced Detective- At Speed.
I can only guess where Stephanie will take Mr. Holmes and his new sidekick Sky a scientist as she maneuvers him through the 21st Century. Yes, I said the 21st Century. I refuse to give away any other clues. As Holmes would say, “Elementary my Dear Watson.”
As a reader and fan of Holmes this series is on my list as soon as they are available. I will be adding them to my ever growing Holmes Library.

After I wrote this review for Ms. Osborn I went to see the New Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows movie. It was full of special effects, typical dry British Humor and a story line that kept me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next moment.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are the classic Holmes and Watson. They play off each other like a well orchestrated symphony. The scenery will leave you breathless as Holmes and Watson chase Moriarty across Europe.

One scene in particular shows Watson reading a note left by Holmes. One one side of the folded note are the words, “If is it convenient go here” On the other side of the note are the words, If It is inconvenient, go anyway.” Typical British humor. These little tibits are fast and one has to be quick to hear and understand them.

Ms. Osborn uses the same type of dry British humor in her two new books with Holmes as her main character. When I read her books, I saw Downey, Jr. as her Holmes. Forget what you read by the paid critics, go see the movie. You won’t be sorry. After that get Ms. Osborn’s book. You won’t regret it.

December 21, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Have Trouble Getting Your Kids to Read History Because They Say It Is Boring?…

A Voice From the Grave Audio

How many of us sat in your history class and held our eyes open with toothpicks because the class was so boring. So many dates, name, places, battles, and blah, blah – blah- Snore!
Well I decided to make at least part of history fun to read. How many of you know about Andersonville, Ga? I thought so. How many of you know about Andersonville Prison? Again, I thought so.
So before I tell you about the fun part here is a mini history lesson.

Andersonville, Ga. is located in south west Georgia. During the war of Northern Agression is was at the end of the railline which provided supplies and transportation for both the north and south. The decision was made by the powers that be to build a prisoner of war camp in Georgia becasue the prison in Virginia was overflowing, winter was approaching and there was no place to put anymore men. There was no way to keep the men warm during the winter that far north.
The ideal place was Andersonville. It was at the end of the rail line it was away from the fighting and the weather was not that harsh. However, they didn’t count on the seasonal rains, the mud, the lack of water, the destruction of the rail lines and supply trains or that Sherman would make his march to the sea destroying everything including crops, rail lines, supply trains and lives including those of his own army.
My release A Voice From the Grave takes the reader on a historic ride through the Battle of Chickamaga, the decision to make Andersonville the site of the worst prison camp of the south, and the men who were involved. However, the story is told with a twist. The history is factual down to the buttons and belt buckles of the union soliders.
The plot is fiction- but it could have happened. The setting of the story is factual, Andersonville does exist as does the musuem, the visitor center and the curator of the museum.

This book is exciting- and a learning experience one that will stay with the reader once they have turned the last page. It will soon be available in Audio

A Voice From the Grave

The Book is currently available on Amazon, amazon kindle, nook book, itunes, and my online book store You the reader have the options to download to your iphone, ipad, ipod, computer and of course kindle or nookbook. When the audio book is released it will be in mp3 format and then you will be able to listen to it on your kndle, ipod, in your car on your computer and other devices with audio capablities.
There is no reason why you or your child should not love history.

October 29, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 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 – 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

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