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Another Five Star Review for Silent Scream by Author Ashley Fontainne

Silent Scream A True Crime

Once again the voice of the victims of Florida’s First Serial Killer Gerard Schaefer have a voice. Author Ashley Fontainne has added her voice to those of the girls and allowed them to speak through her. I have always said the victims are driving the train of this book. They are the ones who give Silent Scream the voice. They are the ones who have been screaming silently for over thirty years because no one but their families remembered them. They are not out of the darkness and into the light. They are no longer surrounded by the evil that permeated from their killer, Gerard Schaefer. He is no longer the voice of the girls. They have their own voice and with that voice they finally find peace.

Thank you Ashley for being a part of that voice, for listening to their screams for hearing their cries and for remembering them!

5.0 out of 5 stars Truth: Always stranger than fiction, March 22, 2012
By Ashley Fontainne “Ashley” (Malvern, Arkansas) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Silent Scream A True Crime (Kindle Edition)

So many people enjoy a book full of mystery, suspense, thrills and chills, cringing when the antagonist wreaks havoc on the pages, cheering when the protagonist gains the upper hand and wins.

But that is fiction, and this story by Yvonne Mason was based on real life events. That alone made me give pause while I read her well-researched work, wondering, as she did, what truly made this monster tick and feeling nothing but empty sadness for the poor trail of victims and their families left behind in his evil wake.

Yvonne Mason obviously spent untold hours of research delving into the mind of a serial killer long since dead (thank goodness) and it shows in her work. Her care and compassion for the hapless women that suffered unspeakable horror during their last moments on earth will truly send shivers up your spine. Questions posed about the mindset of this truly evil man are left unanswered because no one, not even Gerard John Schaefer himself, could really understand the depths of his insanity.

This is a gripping story that will leave the reader perhaps a bit more cautious in daily life, wondering what evil truly does lurk around the next corner.

Yvonne Mason summed up this book at the end:

“I must give them a voice. Now, no longer will the victims scream in silence, they now have a voice, and with this voice, comes peace. For the girls – sleep well.”

Amen, Yvonne. May all of them rest in peace.

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Even Main Stream Authors Get Beat Up!!!

When I first saw this article I had to read it twice. Here we have two established bestselling authors basically trashing another best selling author who writes for teens. The genres are compeletly different- Stephanie writes what is in her mind and imagination and is getting slammed and told she can’t write. Please.
Who is Stephen King to determine who can write and who can’t – This is the same man who describes a blade of grass to death. Ann Rice writes a completly different genre now. She no longers writes on the dark side.
This is a very important lesson to indie authors. Each of us are unique to this world. Each of us have our own visions and characters to explore. That doesn’t make one author better than another one. It doesn’t make what one author produces any less appealing to a market. Stephanie has a way of reaching teens on a level that most people can’t. She has found her niche- which is good for her. I am proud of her and her success. I am proud that she has gotten children who probably never picked up a book before and are reading her books faster than she can produce them.
It is this reason that I don’t pay attention to what others say about my work- I don’t pay attention to the rare unkind remarks some personal. I know what I can do and I do it. I know that my readers some who don’t normally read can’t wait for my books.

This profession is a demanding one. It is one that takes all of our time – our energy and our dedication. Many people spend their entire life wishing they could do what we do. The only think holding them back is fear.
All of you indie authors out there continue to do what you do! I know I am!

This is what was said by Ann Rice and Stephen King about Stephanie Meyer and Her Vampire Books“A vampire rivalry is brewing. Anne Rice, author of the popular ‘Vampire Chronicles’ series that includes ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ took to her Facebook page to knock the author of ‘Twilight,’ Stephenie Meyer. Rice said her vampires would “feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun,” as the “Twilight” vampires do. She also knocks the fact that the ‘Twilight’ vampires remain in high school throughout the books. Wouldn’t you know it, Rice’s Facebook post has exploded. It has almost 9,000 “likes” and more than 1,800 comments. Most cheered her on, saying “Twilight is for kids, and the Vampire Chronicles are adult fiction.” But another person said, “Cutting on someone else’s success seems more than a little petty to me.” The comments escalated so much that Rice stepped in to clarify that “there’s plenty of room for a little humour in talking about the various interpretations.” Rice isn’t the first vampire author to knock Stephenie Meyer. In 2009, Stephen King said, “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.” Which vampire author do you prefer? Rice or Meyer?”

November 1, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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