The Dark Abyss written by Sherri Ann Richerson read by Yvonne Mason can be found in the Anthology Satan’s Holiday complied by Yvonne Mason
it can be heard here on this link The Dark Abyss
Be sure and check out other short stories and poems available for download and print at Satan’s Holiday
In the world I live in – that being the world of – monsters and evil and the written word of things that go bump in the night- Halloween is more than just canady. It is stories of the creepy- the scary and the macabre. My friend Betty Dravis has put together a neat little bag of treats for those of you who live to be scared. Here is her video check it out.
and check out this amazing video
October 29, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | Books | award winning best selling author, award winning best selling author yvonne mason, betty dravis, books, halloween, horror books, horror stories, horror videos, mrcinemajunky, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday, Welcome to Your nightmare | 2 Comments
Since this is the time of year when folks find reasons to be scared out of their clothes I wanted to give you a few ideas for your reading pleasure. We have just released two little horror books filled with the things that go bump in the night, Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare. There over three hundred pages in these two little books so I am sure that you will find something to keep you up nights and cause you to not to want to walk through dark alleys alone. There are wicked poems, quick flash fiction (for those that need a horror fix in a hurry) short stories and small novellas.We even tossed in a couple of real hauntings just to spice things up.
To add to our little cauldron’s of evil we brought aboard the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky- you all know him he wrote Halloween IV and immortalized Michael Myers http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-IV-Special-Nicholas-Grabowsky/dp/1591099269/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382358363&sr=1-1&keywords=nicholas+grabowsky
This book is a limited edition so once it is gone there will be no more!!!!!
If you can’t get enough of Horror then you must go to http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_82&products_id=636 Where you will find more of the horror that Nicholas publishes for other horror authors.
In my book there is never to much horror-
You can also download my stand alone short story Blood Alley on Amazon
It is guaranteed to keep you off of two lane black tops at night.
These are all great places to purchase your fix of horror for the Halloween season and beyond. You don’t want to be left behind when things start going bump in the night and those icy fingers of things unknown begin to creep around your head.
October 21, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | Books | anthologies, awardwinning best selling author yvonne mason, black bed sheets, books, downwarden, halloween, horror, new releases, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday, short stories | Leave a comment
Last night my dear friend Marvin Anderson who has the show It’s a Man’s World interviewed several of the contributors from the anthologies that we just released Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare
The two hours of knee slapping, pant wetting, side hugging laughter was over the top. Not only did he interview the contributors he made them feel at ease because many of them had never been on a radio show before much less been interviewed for anything. Marvin was a contributor to these little jewels of horror. He has never been published before now either.
The show was filled with many new and interesting facts that have never before been told. One of our contributors Ian Bush is a member of our military he is in the Air Force- Thank you Ian for your service. Marvin also had on his show the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky who gave a bit of unknown history about himself. Back in 1988 when he was first approached by the people involved in the movie Halloween they asked him to write the book Halloween IV using the screenplay he was promised many things and was delivered none. He was never paid anything for that book. He is one of the original indie authors. He took his destiny in his own hands and never looked back. Halloween IV has been redone and is available on Amazon and Black Bed Sheets http://www.downwarden.com/
Here is the show from last night- be prepared to change your clothes:https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rowa2dvg3td7l7/AMansWorld-OctoberFifteenth.mp3
Please support our contributors in their dreams!!! They all can be found on facebook and will be glad to send you a signed copy of their books.
October 16, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | Books | anthologies, award winning best selling author yvonne mason, books, interviews, its a mans world, nicholas grabowsky, radio show, Satan's Holiday, Welcome to Your nightmare | 2 Comments
Okay kiddies and all other interested parties here is the table of contents for Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare
they are listed in Alphabetical order by story not author.
Table of Contents
A BEDTIME STORY BY ERIC KEYS
A HAUNTING IN DALLAS BY PETER FUNDORA…………….
ALL THAT’S AVAILABLE BY T.G. REPAER
BLACK HART BY G.J. LENTZ
BONES BY YVONNE MASON
BRUSH STROKES OF DEATH BY BARBARA WATKINS
CUT BY L. VERA
DARK ABYSS BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
DIED TO MATCH BY E.A. IRWIN
DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE BY SHARON SOBOLIK
FRUIT BY RICK POWELL
GHOST OF ROOM 211 BY T.G. REAPER
IF THEY’D ONLY LISTENED: BENEATH THE STONES LIES THE TRUTH BY FRAN LEWIS
KEY TO HELL BY BARBARA WATKINS
MONSTER BY CHRIS ADAMS
NEVER AGAIN BY ROSE STORM
NIGHT VISION BY TARA ATKINSON
A RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT BY SUSAN BENNETT
ROOM FOR ONE MORE BY T.O. GADE
SURVIVING BEDLAM BY ANGEL SHADOW
THE CALL BY JYNELL HULL
THE CROOKED CROSS BY T.O. GADE
THE DARK DAY COMES BY ALAN GRAVITT
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS BY IAN BUSH
THE NEED BY DAVID SCHUTZ II
THE POWERS OF ILLUSION BY SAGE SINCLAIR
THE YULETIDE THING BY NICHOLAS GRABOWSKY
TRAPPED IN THE NEXT REALM BY CONNIE SMITH
UNWELCOM’D VIS’TOR BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER
Welcome to your Nightmare
Table of Contents
A SIX PACK OF MASS DESTRUCTION BY BARBARA WATKINS
ABDUCTION AT SHADOW LAKE BY RICK SCOTT
DARKNESS BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
DRIVING AWAY BY ERIC KEYS
FAIRY DANCE BY SHERI ANN RICHERSON
FLIP FLOP MAMA LANDED ON TOP BY SHARON J SOBOLIK
FRIGHT NIGHT BY SHARON J. SOBOLIK
FUGUE BY G.J. LENTZ
I WAS, I AM BY RICK POWELL
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT BY YVONNE MASON
IT WAS A HOT DAY IN JULY BY SHARON J. SOBOLIK
LIGHTNING BUG BY RICK SCOTT
LISTEN BUT STAY QUIET BY SANDY ROZANSKI
LOBSTER BOY AND THE HAND OF SATAN BY JAMES S DORR
LOST BY JYNELL HULL
MADNESS OF MR. MARTIN MARKETT BY FRANK BITTINGER
NIGHT’S BLACK AGENTS BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER
NOT THE RAVEN BY T.G. REAPER
PREDATOR AND PREY BY MARVIN ANDERSON
SHOW ME THE FIRES OF CREATION BY FRANK BITTIGNER
STATION TO NOWHERE BY T.G. REAPER
THE DEATHBELL BY T.O. GADE
THE PATH OF TRES METUS BY GIANANDREA MAOLI
THE YULETIDE THING BY NICHOLAS GRABOWSKY
TOURNIQUET BY E.A. IRWIN
WINSTON BY RICK POWELL
WITHIN BY DAVID SCHUTZ II
Well- after holding our collective breaths, many back and forths, biting our nails, pulling our hair out, drinking multiple cups of coffee and many sleepless nights Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare has finally been released. This project has been of Biblical proportions. I do not think it has ever been done before- that is the two books with 37 authors and multiple stories. Most anthologies only accept about ten authors and one story each.
Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare started out with the idea of all of my short stories in one book. However, after much thought, I decided that I wanted to share the wealth. The call went out and the response was so overwhelming that I had to move forward into uncharted waters.
I enlisted the help of my editor and publisher Kelly Koch from Dressing Your Book, if it had not been for her I would not have survived. My book cover designer Debi DeSantis never ceases to create eye popping covers and a special thanks to her son Nic who came up with the titles.
My friend the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky who is the master of horror graciously came aboard and offered up a story that appears in both books so that my contributors can add that to their list of accomplishments. Thank you Nick for your kindness.
To the 37 contributors who offered their craft. Those of you who have never been published before this feeling never gets old. It is like Christmas every time you see your book or your name in print. The feeling can not be explained to anyone who has never been there.
As indie authors we have to work 100 times as hard just to get out there. To you readers- please support us- buy our books, read our stories and tell others. Trust me you will not be disappointed.
So with that being said, you can now go to Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble and Download both books you can buy the paperback at Lulu.com and in about six weeks they will be availbe in paperback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Welcome to Your Nightmare and enjoy Satan’s Holiday!!!!!
October 1, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | New Releases | anthologies, award winning best selling author yvonne mason, books, fiction, horror, new release, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday, Welcome to Your nightmare | 1 Comment
That’s right eight days before the two not one but two horror anthologies are released and sent out through the universe. Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare. I have done some off the wall things in my writing career. I have written things that most people won’t even talk about out loud. I have ruffled feathers, had stalkers, and written outside the box. This project has been by far the most challenging of all my projects. I have released back to back books before, but until now I have not released two books at the same time with stories from so many different contributors. This was interesting to say the least. So many personalities- so many details to make sure the books are unique. So many stories- poems – flash fictions and even a couple of real hauntings.
When I started this project it was just going to be my short stories that I had written – however, I got to thinking, so many people gave me a chance when I first started out after years and years of floundering and not knowing how to go about making my dream real. It was time to give back – time to see how many out there had a dream that they wanted to make real. Well, I have been told many times be careful what you ask for. The response was so overwhelming it even left me speechless.
In this industry the standard is usually 10-15 contributors with one story each. And most of the time there are specific “guidelines” to follow like werewolves, vampires etc. Well, not this girl, I wanted to see just what was out there. The only guidelines was it could not be erotica for one it is not my bag and for two I wanted to reach a large audience. So the call went out, the response was as diverse as the contributors. I didn’t turn down not one contributor. That is also something that is unheard of. Each one who wrote was put in the book. Not everyone who sent in a story had been published before this project. So for them this was like Christmas and they don’t even have the books yet. When they get them it will be – well there are no words when you hold that first publication in your hands.
To add to their excitement they will be in the same book no matter which book with Nicholas Grabowsky. Who is well known for his horror – He wrote Halloween IV and has been scaring the pants off readers for years. My contributors were so excited to know this I don’t know how they have contained themselves.
Dreams do come true- Ask each of the wonderful people who reached down inside themselves and wrote for me. Scared though they were of rejection (that is for someone else to do not me) they wrote and hoped it would be good enough. Well not only was it good enough- they are in print.
It is never to late to make your dream real- it is never to late to fly! Just ask those who have just flown. They will tell you. One of them is so excited he couldn’t get his questions to me out fast enough.
I hope that each of you will support these authors – yes they are now authors- and buy these books, they will have them for sale in their home state in on their person as well as on Amazon, Kindle – Nook and Lulu.
I am so very proud of this project so proud that we are gearing up to do it next year as well.
So get ready T-8 Days and Counting Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare will soon explode on the universe.
September 23, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | Books | Best selling award winning author yvonne mason, books, fiction, horror anthologies, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday, Welcome to Your nightmare | Leave a comment
Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare are anthologies of things that go bump in the night! Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad, Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare was compiled by award-winning, bestselling author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with two thrilling tales of her own. The stories and poems in Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike…..some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint, while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off, veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky, (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked-about horror presses of the last decade, Black Bed Sheet Books, has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book! http://www.downwarden.com/ is where everyone goes to find some of the best independent horror fiction on the planet and things that go bump in the night. You will need to make sure the lights are on all over the house, check under the bed and double check those deadbolts on the front and back doors. Satan’s Holiday will hold you captive as you grind your teeth while your knuckles turn white turning each page to the last. Join us on a journey where you will thrill to our tales of hauntings, madness, bedlam, revenge and so much more which will ultimately convince you this is not just any holiday, it’s Satan’s Holiday along with Welcome to Your Nightmare!
release Date October1, 2013
September 17, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | New Releases | Best selling award winning author yvonne mason, books, horror, new releases, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday, Welcome to Your nightmare | Leave a comment
IF you don’t know by now On Oct 1, 2013 We will be releasing not one but two horror anthologies the first one is titled Satan’s Holiday. This little jewel is filled with stories from different contributors to make you keep the lights on. With titles like Bones, A Haunting in Dallas, The Call, Brush Strokes of Death and others guaranteed to keep you away nights.
The companion book which will be released at the same time is titled Welcome to Your Nightmare also filled with wonderful little stories, poems and flash fiction and guaranteed to keep you up nights, with stories like, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, The Death Bell, The Crooked Cross, Not the Raven and others.
These books will be available immediately on kindle and Nook and you will be able to purchase the book itself on Lulu as soon as it is released. It takes about two months for the book to be up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback. You don’t want to miss out on these lovely little horror thrillers. Watch this blog for more detail as the time draws near for release!!!!
September 15, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | new project | award winning best selling author yvonne mason, books, fiction, horror, new releases, Satan's Holiday, short stories, Welcome to Your nightmare | Leave a comment
That’s right you heard it here first. I am going where no one has gone before – well because that is what I do. Due to the overwhelming response yesterday to my blog about Satan’s Holiday and the controversy behind it – the opposite of what many thought would happen has happened. The response was so positive and so many people wanted to be a part of it that we decided to add a second book. That’s right I have enough short stories, poems and flash fiction coming in and people wanted to contribute that we are adding a second book. I have extended the deadline to September 20th for those who wish to contribute.
The title is still top secret- But I will say this my cover designer’s son has given me another great title. He is only 13 years old but the talent of this young man in knowing what I need is beyond belief. He gets kudos on the title pages of the books.
Now if you want to be part of this project here are the simple guidelines. And Yes, my friend Nicholas Grabowsky will be contributing his story to both books. So if you are not in the first book but in the second you will be in there with NICK! Stay tuned for the title and the cover! This is going to be so much fun!
Okay boys and girls this is for all of you who have expressed a desire to be a part of my Halloween Anthology and those of you who are still thinking about it.
I have been asked what are the guidelines. Well the guidelines are simple. I love the KISS method. All I ask is that you write from the heart. Yes, I do accept previous published work. Yes you do retain the rights to your work, you can put it anywhere else you choose, Yes, I do accept writers who have never been published. Yes we are putting poems as well as short stories in the book. The max length is 3000 words or 20 pages give or take. I am not going to beat you up if it is much less than that or a bit over. I have one story that is only 450 words. I cannot take extreme erotica for a couple of reasons, one I personally am not comfortable reading it and second remember we are reaching a very wide audience other than that reach down and write.
I will not turned down any writer who wished to contribute. The reason is simple people have been good to me over the years they have given me support and a hand up. I can not repay them I can only pay it forward. So that is what I am doing. If this jumps starts someone who has had a dream to write and didn’t know how to get started this is your chance. If you are published and want more exposure this is your chance.
The recompense is this. You each will receive two free books which comes to about $40.00 then you will have the ability to order any amount of books at any time that you want to either sell or give away at my cost. Any money that you make off those books is yours. This is always another way for you to get yourself out there.
Now to add to this my friend Nicholas Grabowsky who most of you might know about – has agreed to write a story for the book (s) (if we have enough writers we will be doing two books and his story will be in both of them)
He will be promoting the daylights out of this little jewel (s) and he will post them on his bookstore page as well as taking them to conventions and cons.
If you don’t know who this wonderful author is let me introduce you to him. He is the one who made Michael Myers famous in the Halloween movies. Yep that is the one and the same – go to his page and friend him as well as his website – he also owns his own publishing house and he has some wonderful horror authors there.
This is such an opprotunity on so many levels.
the Submission deadline is September 20 so that I can publish it before the Spooky Season (my favorite Holiday)
Don’t let it pass you by.
Oh and if you have never written horror step out of your comfort zone and try it.
September 11, 2013 Posted by yvonnemason | new project | anthology, award winning best selling author yvonne mason, books, fiction, halloween, horror, new releases, nicholas grabowsky, Satan's Holiday | Leave a comment
The Last Rites
Welcome to Your Nighmare
The Pink Canary
When Fates Collide
When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound
When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound
When Fates Collide Arm Candy
Voice From the Grave
Voice from the Grave Kindle Edition
Voice From the Grave MP3
Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option
Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option
Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option Audio CD
Pennies From Heaven
DreamCatcher Failure Was Never an Option
Halloween IV Special Edition
Genesis Book One of the Kingdom Come Series
Whispers in the Cries
The Price of Fear
Shadows in the Dark
The Wicked Haze
The Order of the Blood
Rusty Nails Broken Glass
Shocker II Original Treatment
Read Us or Die
Pray, Serpents Prey
Red Wet Dirt
Meat City and other tales
The Return of Spring Heeled Jack
In The Beginning
Magick and Misery
The Beast and The Walking Dead
In the Absence of Sun