Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Surprises are Coming

It is a good day. Well anytime I am on this side of the dirt it is a good day. With that being said, let me just bring all of my minions up to speed as to things that have been happening. After the year got off to a rocky start, they have finally settled down and I am moving forward with some projects.

 I know I haven’t published a new book in a while,  however that will be remedied soon. I have several in my cauldron and they are boiling up nicely. Second not only are my books doing quite well on Amazon Kindle they are picking up on the book side. They are now being published through Dressing your Book  http://dressingyourbook.com/ which prints from Lightening source which distributes through the two distributors Ingram and Baker and Taylor- so if you go to your favorite book store and ask for my book and they don’t have it – they can order it for you. If enough people ask for them – they will start stocking them. 

Now with the basic stuff out of the way – let me just tell each of you what is coming down the pike. For those of you who loved the When Fates Collide Series, well you will have the opportunity of listening on audio soon. Both on CD and mp3. We are going into production with the first two  

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These two little books are the first two in the series and will be released together.

Now on to the book I am currently working on. Let;s just say, the bad guys is Mad as a Hatter. view two mad hatter's hat

I am also working on something that is very close to me- something that I have been fighting for several years. That is the corruption of Child Protective Services. They took three of my grandchildren and made money off of them.

So life is moving forward. Books are being written and audio books are in production. This year is full of great things

April 25, 2014 Posted by | Audio Books, Books, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Fates Collide Series

It doesn’t get any stranger when you hook up a loner female bounty hunter with a mousy emphatic secretary out to get their man. Add a few strange characters and you get one heck of a rid. Welcome to WHEN FATES COLLIDE

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

February 20, 2014 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Fates Collide Arm Candy Receives a Five Star Review

Yes kiddies the third in the When Fates Collide Series has received a five star review. If you haven’t read any in the series you should. While they are all stand alone books, they are more fun if read in the correct order. First is When Fates Collide – This little jewel explains how the two main characters meet.

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

The Second in the Series is When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound- This book comes with its own disclaimer that we are not responsible for soiled clothing as you read it.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound


And the third in our series of misadventures is When Fates Collide Arm Candy.

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun adventure story with a lot of laughs. October 12, 2013
By J.D. Holiday VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
When Fates Collide…Arm Candy gives you a look, with a comical view, inside the bounty hunting business. Although they might seem an unlikely duo, these two women, Alex and Hope, like each other which is just what they need in order to work in the world they find themselves in. Their partnership make their job look easy.
It’s far from all business adding to the laughs as Alex and Hope join forces with others from all walks for life as they travel from
New Orleans, where Alex swears the best coffee on the planet is, to St. Maarten to get their jumpers, the two criminals who jumped their bail. Their adventure keeps the story moving just the way I like it. So, while it’s cold outside this winter, my advice is to go with Alex and Hope as they take you with them to the warm and sunny island of St. Maarten for a bit of fun!
~Author and Illustrator, JD Holiday

And if you really want to know the characters in the third book you need to read The Pink Canary a fall down funny drag queen comedy

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

October 13, 2013 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For Those of You Who have Wondered Who My Co – Conspirator is in the When Fates Collide Series Here She is

 

Okay kiddies this is for all of you who have wondered who in the world was insane enough to co-write When Fates Collide the series with me.  You know the one- When Fates Collide, When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound and the latest release When Fates Collide Arm Candy. Well let me introduce you to her. I am proud to call her not only friend but also sister in our insane writings. We have known each other for many years when both of us were caught up in the not so nice workings of a publisher who to this day shall remain nameless. To say this publisher was a crook is an understatement. (Another story for another day) On the flip side Andrea and I met joined forces and have been sisters ever since. While she lives on the West Coast of Florida and I live on the East it is like there is no distance between us.

When we write it is like we are sitting side by side with one mind (twisted though it may be). Our characters are the same way. They act as one unit even though they are as different as daylight and dark.

Andy as I like to call her no longer writes, she has chosen to move on to other endeavors however – she is always up to the antics of Hope and Alex the characters we brought together a couple of years ago simply because we could.

Today Andy has taken the path of a yoga instructor- and it is not the typical yoga. She also is able to perform weddings of any kind – she prefers not to do religious but other than that she is up to just about anything else.

She can teach a student yoga via the internet so you don’t have to be in front of her- however if you live close by you can meet with her on Sundays when she does a group yoga session.

She is one talented lady and one that I am blessed to have in my life. She believes in the old Wise Woman ways and is not afraid to talk about it.

If you have not yet hooked up with this wonderful – beautiful creature you are missing out. But you must know this, like me she does not suffer fools lightly nor does she put up with BS- like me she knows that life is way to short. She tells it like it is if you ask you. So if you really don’t want to know don’t ask. On the flip side she is kind, funny, wicked, loyal and loving. She supports no-kill shelters for animals, and like me she thinks that for the most part animals are better company than most humans.

If you haven’t friended her – you are missing out. You won’t regret it. Like her Yoga page on facebook hook up with her on her friends page and learn how to renew your mind, body and soul through Yoga. She can teach you how!!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/advanscoyoc

 

https://www.facebook.com/ShaanthiYogaWithAndy

Oh and check out our books they are available on Amazon, Kindle and Nook

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide Arm Candy

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

 

August 16, 2013 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Coming with Hope and Alex

Okay boys and girls and children of all ages just when you thought you would not see another book by me for a while it happens. Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc (you remember her she was the Mistress of  the Damned) and I are smack in the middle of the third  When Fates Collide Series.  You remember Hope Harrington the mousy secretary who just had to have a change in her dull life and Alex Morgan the cynical no nonsense bounty hunter. They hooked up in When Fates Collide when Alex thought Hope was her jumper and embarrassed her by taking her down in Hope’s local haunt.

After that it was on like Donkey Kong (for those of you to young to understand it was one of the first video games before you were born). Hope insisted that she hook up with Alex to go after the real jumper – why not she wasn’t busy that weekend- just like she was not busy any weekend.

Hope didn’t know that he life would forever change as she knew it. Each case would be as different as night and day. She would go places meet people and do things that she never expected to do in her drab little life.

When Fates Collide was just the beginning:when fates collied front for press releases

After grabbing their jumper in Key West Hope and Alex are off to New Orleans right in the middle of Mardi Gras to pick up a Marie wanna be who has decided to lead them on a merry chase in the bayou along with a few more colorful characters which makes Hope’s head spin and that is just the beginning. Things as usual do not go as planned and Hope finds herself in a place she never thought she would be. Alex of course isn’t happy she has to not only get her jumper she also has to find Hope who is no MIA during the middle of Mardi Gras (Cue the music from Deliverance):

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

Things go from bad to worse in the newest installment of the Abbott and Costello slapstick ride. After Hope and Alex finish their little adventure in New Orleans with  a little help from their friends they find themselves in St. Marteen looking for an old Nemesis- which turns out to be two of them. This adventure is not complete without a few old friends from Key West one of the being the owner of The Pink Canary:

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary is owned by a Private Eye named Lou who not only owns the club he is the headliner known as Lola. Lola has a sidekick who is known as Penelope and a new found friend also a drag queen Vicky.

 

The newest adventure of Hope and Alex begin in St. Marteen and it seems that these three ladies have shown up in St. Marteen at a very good  time. Alex enlists their aid and catching her new jumpers  St.James and of course Momma. This new adventure while starting in St. Marteen ends up back in Key West where Hope once again finds herself in the middle of a situation.

 

The Abbott and Costello slapstick continues in the newest of the series When Fates Collide Arm Candy. Alex and Hope are running out of time as they try to out think and out smart St. James and Momma in order to get them back to jail. They enlist the aid of St. James’s newest squeeze better known as his arm candy. But as with all of our books things are not always as they seem:When Fates Collide - Arm Candy

If you have not yet read the series or Pink Canary you might just want to pick them up. They are all stand alones however they are funnier when read in sequence. Pink Canary is not part of the series however, the characters were brought into Arm Candy to help out.

Andrea and I are not responsible for wet clothing that you the reader might end up wearing as a result of uncontrollable laughter while reading these books. There are disclaimers in the book to that effect. We just write the stories we are not responsible for  anything that our characters do or cause.

These are great little reads- They are fun and they are entertaining. Arm Candy will be out later this year so you have time to read the others before the release. All of these books are on kindle and nook. They can be purchased on Amazon and Lulu and you can buy direct from me.

So what are you waiting for go have some fun read comedy.

June 30, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Third in the Series is Coming When Fates Collide – Arm Candy

When Fates Collide - Arm Candy

 

 

Yep, it is coming the third in the When Fates Collide Series. This adventure takes Alex and Hope along with the rest of the cast of characters to St. Marteen in the Caribbean. This time they have to pick up not one but two of their quarry.  But the fun doesn’t stop there. They enlist the help of some friends of theirs out of Key West. The one and only Lola and her sidekicks Vicky Lane and Penelope.

You only thought that you laughed out loud when you read the first two – this one will leave you breathless.

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

April 23, 2013 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debi DeSantos Has Done it Again- She has Made the Perfect Cover for My Book

When Fates Collide - Arm Candy

 

Yep it is coming!!!! The exciting third in the when Fates Collide Series is in the oven – The wicked Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and I are again taking Alex Morgan and Hope Harrington and their merry band of  misfits in on the hunt again. This time in St. Maarten an island in the Caribbean. This time Hope is going to be Arm Candy. You must read the first two and The Pink Canary to catch up with all the players in the thigh slapping- rib hugging comedy as Alex and Hope get their man and woman. There are two new Characters which show up in Arm Canay that are from The Pink Canary a stand alone.

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

 

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2013 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason, Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alex and Hope are Back for another Thigh Slapping Adventure

When Fates Collide

When Fates Collide

If you haven’t read this little jewel co-written by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and myself and if you haven’t read

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

the second in the series also written by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and myself and if you haven’t yet  read

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary

The Pink Canary written by yours truly then you will be missing out on the newest in the When Fates Collide book currently being created by Andrea and myself. You see boys and girls, we have a very wicked sense of humor. We have included a character who was in the first book When Fates Collide and two characters from The Pink Canary in our newest Adventure When Fates Collide- Arm Candy. I know that you want to be up to speed when you follow Alex Morgan and Hope Harrington on their latest Bounty Hunting Jaunt. This time they are in St. Marteen which is located in the Caribbean. They are after two jumpers that got away in When Fates Collide and Mardi Gras Bound.

Vicky Lane She so rocks

Vicky Lane She so rocks

Peter aka Penelope

Peter aka Penelope

Yes, Ms. Vicky and Penelope are part of this adventure!!!! Even Lola might make an appearance.

As with all of the adventures of Alex and Hope the trip is more than just a pick up. It is an Abbot and Costello slap stick comedy which encompasses all the personalities into  kaleidoscopic humor.

And as with all things Alex and Hope things may not be at all what they appear to be. So get ready for the next adventure- get caught up by reading all three books. Yes, they are all on kindle and nook as well a paperback.  http://www.amazon.com/The-Pink-Canary-ebook/dp/B008VEL1SC/ref=sr_1_7_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363010045&sr=1-7&keywords=yvonne+mason

http://www.amazon.com/When-Fates-Collide-ebook/dp/B006F9FLSQ/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363010116&sr=1-10&keywords=yvonne+mason

 

http://www.amazon.com/Morgan-Harrington-Mystery-Collide-ebook/dp/B005PO53AS/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363010177&sr=1-14&keywords=yvonne+mason

 

March 11, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Next Event!!!!

 

Yes, I am a Best Selling Author

 

 

For those of you who follow me and love seeing me at my events well write this down on your calender. On March 31st I will be in Cocoa, Florida at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center from 10:00 am until 4:00pm. The address is 308 Forest Ave Cocoa Florida. I do this event every year and love it. I see old friends and meet new ones.

I will have all of my books and yes even my new audio one. This is a perfect opprotunity to start your Christmas shopping early, get that special someone their Birthday, Mother’s Day Father’s Day , even Easter present. Books are the window to the world and I have so many choices, Inspiration – True Crime- Crime Fiction- Comedy- Historical Fiction and even audio. You see boys and girls, I refuse to be labeled. When one is labeled it forces one to only walk one path. I walk many. My life is so diverse and so interesting that walking one path is like being put in a cage.

I write different from any author you have ever read, I march to my own drummer and some days even my own band. I see the world in a different persepective and I write the same way. My true crime novels are not milk toast and cookies, they are raw, they show the pain, the ugly and the evil of the monstors who murdered their victims. They do not white wash anything. My crime fiction reads like true crime, you are drawn into the book like one of the characters. My inspiration will make you work toward being a better person. It will explode every emotion in your body to the point that when you are turning the last page you wonder why there isn’t more. My comedy comes with a disclaimer in the front of the book that I and my co- author are not responsible for any wet clothes you might have due to reading our books.

For those of you who read my books, encourage your friends to visit me, for those of you who have never read my books this is a perfect time to come by and purchase them as well as to visit with me. I promise I don’t bite – but I can’t say so much about my flying monkeys, you guys on facebook know what I am talking about.

This event promises to be even better than it was last year so come on down, make it a day.

Tangled Minds

Tangle Minds just one of several of my books!

A Voice From the Grave

 

A Voice From the Grave is on Audio in mp3 format- It will play on your computer, ipad, ipod, mp3 player and other electronic devices, it may not play in older model cars but it will play in the newer ones. The entire book is on one disk so no changing which is wonderful.

 

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option This book is being used in Floresta Elementary as required reading. When you read it you will know why. The true story of one Man’s Success when Failure was his only option. This review was written by someone who has just finished reading this book. It is one that you will want to keep in your library and refer to again and again and again as well as give as gifts.

Jeri Fendler

  • This is actually my first book review.

  • I just finished a book written in love, “DREAM CATCHER: failure was never an option”.  This was the first book written by Yvonne Mason, Russell graduate.  Yvonne writes with compassion and admiration of her amazing brother and his life long quest to prove the experts do not always get it right.  You smile as you cry, reading how Stan never gave up, and always found his own solutions, as he worked out his own unique methods of achieving the life he wanted to live.  Setbacks never stopped him.   While his entire family, his loving siblings and wonderful father, always were supportive and helped him reach his goals, it is their mother who is extraordinary in her refusal to accept a restricted life for Stan.  She confronts doctors and schools to help her son. Stan himself, his personality, his sweetness, his quiet courage,  will make you laugh with him, and cheer for him.  Yvonne’s love and admiration for her brother is on every page.  Just keep the tissues handy.   First, you will cry, then you will laugh at Stan’s  exploits until you are crying again … as his indomitable spirit struggles , and triumphs.  I promise, you will love this man before you finish the book.

The Last Rites

 

The Last Rites one of my two true crimes. It is part of the history on the Treasure Coast. Pauline Metler was brutaly raped and executed and dumped on Ulrich Rd after she was picked up hitchhiking from Melbourne to Key West. Her story takes the reader from Cocoa to Key West – to Melbourne to her death. She is one of the forgotten ones. Her body was never claimed and she was buried in a paupers grave in Fort Pierce. This book is to remember her life. She is just one of many victims who have been forgotten through the years.

 

Silent Scream A True Crime

 

Silent Scream my first true crime and also part of Florida’s history. Gerard Schaefer a Martin County Deputy for 30 days began killing young women in 1966, he was finally stopped in 1973. He brutally tortured and killed between 9-34 young women. This is their story- unsanitzed and raw. This is so they will never be forgotten again, some of the bodies have never been found.

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound- my comedies co written by my friend and fellow author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. These two books can be sold together and separate. They do come with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for wet clothing as you read them. You don’t want to miss these little babies and you will want to share.

 

Brilliant Insanity

 

Have you ever wondered what a Serial Killer might have on his mind as he approaches his death? Well Brilliant Insanity is yet another one of my crime fiction novels. It is told in first person as the killer who is sitting on death row. This book has been known to keep readers up at night.  Not one you will want to miss. And definatly one you will want to share. So buy one to keep and one to give away.

Blood Alley

 

Blood Alley is currently only available on Kindle and Nook as a short story for 2.99 however, you will want to get it now because, there is something coming down the pike for this little horror story.

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Offering – One That will make a great Stocking Stuffer!

Silent Scream Collector Playing Cards

When Fates Collide Collector Playing Cards

Tangled Minds

The Last Rites

When Fates Collide- Mardi Gras Bound

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Brilliant Insanity- Collector Playing Cards

A Vocie From the Grave- Collector Playing Cards

Okay we all know it is getting near to the silly season- otherwise known as Christmas. You know that time of year when the Jolly, Fat Man in a red suit and white beard and hair- makes his rounds via his eight tiny reindeer and his read sleigh. Most of us run around at the last minute looking for that special gift- you know the one that won’t wind up in the top of a closet – or in the bottom of a cabinet never to be seen again.

Well kiddies- Santa has drafted me to help him this year solve that never ending problem. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chair at home or work. I have several offerings on my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

As you all know all of my books are listed there. When you purchase them they do arrive signed to what ever person you are giving it too. I am also listing gift certificates – currently there are $20.00, $40.00 and $50.00 if you need one that is not listed all you have to do is contact me at ysam51@yahoo.com and I will post the amount you wish to purchase. I can even add the name of the person you are giving it to as well as send it to that person if that is your wish.
Today I have added another set of goodies that will make great stocking stuffers. They can only be found on this site. I have included collector playing cards which have one of my books covers on each deck. When you order them They will be signed by me and I can personelize them for that special someone.
If you wish to have any of my product sent directly to the person you are puchashing it for- I can do that as well. I am also offering gift wrapping at not charge.

As an indenpendant author I have to think outside of the box. I have to offer things that no one else does.
So I wanted to make your Christmas a more pleasant experience. Hence a recap-
Books, Gift certificates, collector playing cards – free gift wrapping- signed by me- Personalized- Priority Shipping- Drop ship to the recipient.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option- Collector Playing Cards

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November 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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