Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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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 dalova1@rocketmail.com
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

A Voice From the Grave First Quarter Sales Through the Roof

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

Brook Forest Voices is pleased to announce that the first quarter numbers are in for the 2012 First Place CIPA EVVY award winner A Voice From the Grave. In one month alone this audio book sold almost three hundred copies.

“A Voice From The Grave” is one of the best civil war mysteries that I have ever read. Ms. Mason’s writing has the ability to transport the reader into the story to a point where one can almost see, hear, and feel what is happening. She does an incredible job of blending the past and present and doesn’t leave the reader confused or wondering what happened. One of the reasons that I really enjoyed this mystery is because I could not pre-guess the ending. I could not put this book down until I had finished it. I was surprised and delighted with the conclusion. The only “spoiler” I will give is that this is one of the first books concerning civil war prisons that I’ve read that has a female as a character. I will not say more so I do not give away any more spoilers but it is well worth reading. I highly recommend this to anyone that likes history, mysteries, or just a well-written book” By Lasla Moore

 

“Yvonne Mason does it again! From the compelling cover, through the historical accuracy and on to her carefully-woven mystery, Mason grabs the reader and doesn’t let go. History buffs will be pleased with the factual descriptive drama of a time and place of shame in our country’s past. Who hasn’t heard of the terrible, evil Andersonville? And who doesn’t wonder about the spiritual unrest of those who suffered and died horribly there? Get your copy of this audio book and be prepared to be thrust back into the time of the American Civil War, then brought forth to the present-day mystery. You will not want to turn it off.” Holly Fox Vellekoop

 

This review is from: A Voice from the Grave (Paperback)

This book, by Yvonne Mason was a mesmerizing read. Bouncing from the present day back to the days of the Civil War. The graphic words describing the hell hole which was known as Andersonville Prison was enough to put the reader right there in those circumstances, shivering with the horror suffered by the armies of this country’s greatest and bloodiest war. Families ripped apart and asunder often with no word of the fate of loved ones.

The mysterious and ghostly visitations leading the characters through a maze of confusion and eerie denial of the possibility of life after death to a die hard believer in such things as he and his niece, Savanna go on the hunt of their lives for the answers to the puzzle posed by the unearthing of two skeletons found at a dig they were working at the old Andersonville Prison. We go along with them as the secrets are unveiled, feeling the whisper of those gone beyond at the turning of every page.

The end was a pleasant surprise to me after an edge of the seat build up..I couldn’t have asked for better.
Yvonne is a very descriptive writer who reaches out to her readers and takes us with her into the web that snares us and brings us along. This is an in depth tale of the suffering of those who fought and gave the last full measure of devotion, and the families who came down through the years to breathe life into their legacy. Excellent read that won’t disappoint.

 

June 7, 2012 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Votes are in and Have Been Counted!

A Voice From the Grave

The other day I wrote a post about my historical fiction A Voice From the Grave, it had been nominated for the CIPA EVVY award in Colorado. It was one of the six in the finals for audio books. The winner was announced last night. A Voice From the Grave won! Yes, it got first place. One of the requirements for submission was the author had to be an expert in the subject matter. Well, boys and girls it took four years of research of the civil war, a visit to Andersonville and many many days of writing to make this book happen. As I wrote this book I continued to doing research to make sure it was historically correct. The hard work paid off.

A Voice from the Grave won a very prestigious award for its content.

Which brings me back to those of you who refuse to read indie authors, shame on you. And those traditional publishers who turned me down for years, well, your loss. I have succeeded because of you not in spite of you. I made my own path, created my own destiny and did my own thing. I did this with blood, sweat, tears and rejections from all of you. I still won! I won because I had a network of people who believed as much in me as I believed in myself. I won because Brookforest Voices though my book was good enough to enter. I won because they believed A Voice From the Grave had merit. I won because traditional publishers didn’t believe I was good enough. To them I say Thank You. You helped me be the strong, single minded author I am today. You helped create my backbone and the ability not to take “No” for an answer. To my grammer school teachers who wouldn’t let me write because math was not my best friend, I thank you for taking that away from me. It also made me stronger and more single minded.

To my brother Stan who is challenged and the catalyst for my success, I say thank you for being who you are. Had it not been for your story I would never have picked up a pen again. This award is for you.

For all of you who read my books, believe in me and can’t wait for the next one what can I say, Thank you is not enough.

For those of you who felt it necessary to attack me and my work, my thanks go to you as well. You helped sell my books. What a compliment. You have no idea how I turned your negative comments to my advantage and it sent my book sales through the roof.

Brookforest Voices what can I say. You guys rock. Took took my book and made it real. You gave it a voice and then you turned it into a winner. You are my audio company and I sing your praises to the highest mountain and the lowest valley. Thank you does not seem quite enough!

 

BrookForest Voices the best production company in the world

A Voice from the  Grave is available on Amazon, itunes, kindle and Nook it is also available on my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com along with all my other jewels. Do yourself a favor go order them today, and spread the word. Indie Authors Rock!

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

May 18, 2012 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

   

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