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The Pink Canary In Audio will be Released Just in Time for Trick or Treat

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary


Brook Forest Voices (BFV) Says Trick or Treat with Release of “The Pink Canary” Audiobook by Yvonne Mason on Oct. 31
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Evergreen, Colorado (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

Brook Forest Voices (BFV) audiobook producer and publisher will release the audiobook “The Pink Canary” by Florida based author Yvonne Mason on October 31, 2013. In “The Pink Canary” Yvonne Mason, whose previous BFV titles include “A Voice from the Grave” and “Dream Catcher: Failure Was Not An Option,” takes the listener into the Drag Queen world of mascara and stiletto heels mixed in with murder, mayhem and comedy.

“The Pink Canary” is seen through the eyes of Lou, a mild mannered detective by day, aka Lola, a fabulous drag queen and proprietor of The Pink Canary, the hottest “Drag Queen” club in Key West by night. Ensuring authenticity, Yvonne Mason recruited the assistance of Vicky Lane. “I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book,” said Vicky. “Drag Queens are my specialty and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in musical theater, television, radio and films. I was really excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me. Thanks to Yvonne Mason for her faith in me.”

“The Pink Canary” will be released on October 31. Pre-Orders for downloads of “The Pink Canary” are available.

About Brook Forest Voices: A complete audio production studio located just west of Denver in Evergreen, CO, specializing in audiobook narration, production and publishing. BFV is designed to help large and small publishers, as well as authors, with all their audio needs. Publishers and authors wanting to learn more can visit http://www.brookforestvoices.com or contact Jaime Andrade, BFV Business Manager at 303-670-4145.

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October 29, 2013 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds

Several years ago after I finished releasing Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option, I sat down at my computer and wrote this book. The book itself is fiction, however, the storyline is fact. My oldest grandson has ADHD. His mother had him when she was very young. She made some bad decisions, not as bad as my character in the book but bad decisions none the less.

Tangled Minds is loosely based on that life experience. Sadly my grandson continues to make bad decisions and because of it his life has been a series of run ins with law. ADHD is one of the most misunderstood disabilities out there. When he was first diagnosed, I researched everything I could on this divisibility. I understand it so well. However, that being said it can be controlled. The mind is a funny thing – it will only take on a life of its own if we allow it to. Sadly many who have ADHD allow the mind to control the person instead of the other way around.

Tangled Minds is just that, the tangling of actions, reactions and the consequences of those actions and reactions which continue for generations.

If you haven’t yet read this book you need to- if your teens have read this book they need to. It will change the way you think.

” Tangled Minds is a masterpiece. In the fine tradition of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Yvonne Mason leads the reader through the twisted and tangled lives of Brianna Van Pelt and her son, Josh, thrusting us into a Pygmalion dilemma that has consumed scholars for decades. Is there such a thing as a “bad seed”, an individual whose feet are placed upon a path of crime and evil almost from the beginning? Thwarted by her parents’ tough love, seventeen-year-old, single mother, Brianna, allows herself to be drawn into a new world glittering with easy money and false promises, accepting that proposition that no good girl ever should. With her young son, Josh, in tow, she dazzles with new prosperity, fulfilling the fantasies of not only her glorified pimp, Ken Morgan, but those of a judge and a host of depraved, desperate men in their wake.”
Ann B Keller

September 2, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoy Historical Novels?

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

A Voice from the Grave is a historical novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter. This lovely little book is available in paperback, ebook on both kinde and Nook and audio book. The audio book is in mp3 format so that you have the ability of listening to it on all of your elctronic devices. It may not play in some older model cars which do not have the mp3 format CD but it will play in all the new ones.

This book is currently sitting as #1,2, and 4 on currently popular under the Tag of Andersonville Prison.
http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Grave-Yvonne-Mason/dp/0557331625/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327419949&sr=1-5
If you love stories about the civil war, love reading history and love a good murder this little book has it all. It also has a twist that you didn’t expect.
A Voice from the Grave is historically correct, four years of research went into the writing of this book down to the buttons on the uniforms of the soliders.
This book will stay with you long after you have closed it, it will make you want to visit not only Andersonville but other civil war sites to feel the pain and suffering, death and destruction that Americans placed on each other all in the name of politics.
A Voice From the Grave can be purchased on Amazon, where you can also by the audio and download it to your Kindle. Amazon Kindle, Nook Book, BrookForest Voices (for the Audio) Lulu.com and my online book store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com
This book should be read by every kid and adult. Even though it is fiction the history is there.

January 24, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAudiobook?id=493459652&s=143441 at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/A-Voice-from-the-Grave/dp/B006TQ40BE/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325869509&sr=1-2
and on Audible at http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_2?asin=B006TJPVZU&qid=1325871629&sr=1-2
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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/9810

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

Now that The Silly Season is Over…..

The Hero of New Orleans Jean Laffite

Now that the silly season is over the the world is once again back on track, I will begin to work on my next adventure. In fact there is more than one – but the one which will be released next is another historical fiction with a twist.
For those of you who have forgotten your American History, or just plain skipped those classes because you were bored, this book wake up those sleeping interest again.

No, it is not a boring history book. Yes the history will be correct and the two main characters were real. The place is real and the war was real. Do I have your interest now?

Well let’s start with the place. New Orleans- The city that was built below sea level, a melting pot of French, Spanish, English and African cultures. A city steeped in black magic, voodoo, spells and Catholic Religons. A city which blended all these cultures and religons into a melting pot of dark secrets and inner marriages, which created a new culture of creole and cajun.

New Orleans was a haven for the priates which roamed the seas pillaging ships from Spain, France and England. Among those pirates was a man by the name of Jean Laffite. History holds several theories of his origin his family and his death. None seem to agree on any of it. Partly due to the fact the Laffite helped to perpatrate those stories – he was a man of many places and many faces. His stories suited his situations.

However, there is one truth, Laffite helped save New Orleans during the War of 1812. He along with 1000 of his merry band fought with Col. Jackson to drive out the English from the shores of New Orleans. He and his men won that Battle which would later be known as the Battle of New Orleans.

Laffite would wear many titles during his lifetime, from Bucaneer to Pirate to Hero to Pirate.

I have taken a few liberties with my story- however the history is correct. Watch for this new release sometime during the new year. If you love History, New Orleans, Jean Laffite and Marie Laveau you will love this book.

December 26, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Latest Review for Tangled Minds

This review popped up on Amazon this morning about Tangled Minds. This book is very close to my heart. It is based on a true crime and the young mother is patterned after my oldest daughter. While this book is fiction it contains many life’s lessons about things every teen should know. Every parent should learn.

Tangled Minds

5.0 out of 5 stars Tangled Minds-AWESOME!!!!!, December 13, 2011
By
Peter fundora – See all my reviews
This review is from: Tangled Minds (Kindle Edition)
Omg this book is full of bigger than life characters.Its like your in the story.The people are so real,it leaves you wanting more.
I’m reading it for second time(waiting for sequel).
Buy this book by this awesome author(good job Yvonne)

December 13, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Voice From The Grave Audio is Now Available

A Voice From the Grave Audio Book

It has finally been released. A Voice From the Grave is now available in Audio Book Form. It was released by Brookforest Voices. It will be on Amazon shortly as well as itunes and all over outlets. However, if you want to be one of the first to own the wonderful historically fiction/ thriller. You can get it on my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com Don’t miss out.

This is a new format, it is created in mp3 format. As the reader you can listen to it on all of your electronic devices, ipad, ipod, iphones, computer, and even your kindle. The newer cars now have the CD where they now play in the mp3 format. This entire book is one one disk. There is no changing out of disk. It is perfect for that special someone who has visual impairment or mobility problems.

So come on be one of the first to own this treasure.

November 17, 2011 Posted by | Audio Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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, lulu.com and my online book store http://thebookattic.ecrater.com 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

Have You Ever Wondered How to Reach your Teen and Felt Like You Were Talking to a Brick Wall…

Tangled Minds

When I was a young adult my mother said that at times she wished she could bury her children when they became teenagers and dig them up again when they reached 30. The reason is teens and young adults go through a stage where they think they have all the answers to all the questions when they don’t even know the questions. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I understood her feelings. It wasn’t until I had children of my own and heard them say the same things to me that I had once said to my own wonderful mother. One of them being, “But I want to make my own mistakes.” Well, my mother in her infinite wisdome allowed me to do just that and some mistakes I could never fix. I in turn allowed my children to do the same and some mistakes can never be fixed. Hopefully they can be learned from so as not to be repeated.
That being said, my book Tangled Minds is taken from real life experiences, that have been embelished for the sake of the fiction story. The crime in the book happened. It happened in Gainesville Georiga and the young man went to prison for 10 years for his part. My oldest daughter started having children at 16 years old and she refused to take responsiblity for her actions. She made some very bad decisions but not as bad at the character in the book.
The book has been compared to John Steinbeck’s Mice and Men. While fiction the story contains many life’s lessons.
Tangled Minds takes the reader on a journey traveled by Brianna Van Pelt a seventeen year old teen with her entire life before her. In on split second she makes a decision that not only stays with her- it leads her to other very bad and life changing decisions which spill over into bad decisions made by her son. It brings to mind the old saying, “the sins of the fathers are revisited on the children.”
This book while fiction holds nothing back and if read with an open mind while entertaining teaches many lessons that the young need to know. If you can’t talk to your teen, or if they just tune you out buy them this book. You as the parent read it first. There are lessons for you as well. Just becasue we do all we can to teach our children morals and give them a moral compass they don’t always use it. We can’t carry that guilt. It falls on them.
Tangled Minds, bad decisions, life’s lessons

October 28, 2011 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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