It coming Mardi Gras Bound by Best Selling Authors Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason

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When Fates Collide- A Comedy by Best Selling Authors Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason

September 24, 2010 at 6:13 pm (Comedy) (, , , , , , , , , , )


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When Fates Collide Another Great Review By Author Fran Lewis

September 12, 2009 at 2:16 am (Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Books by Yvonne Mason, Comedy, Suspense Novels, When Fates Collide, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Tangled Minds, Yvonne Mason, Suspense, Drama, Murder, Serial Killer, Tampa, Key West, Fantasy Fest, Mallory Square, Brilliant Insanity, Dream Catcher Failur) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


When Fates CollideWhen Fates Collide

The title not only fits the story but the way it begins too. There have been many pairs of outlaws that have teamed up. Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise and of course Batman and Robin. But, none of these pairs can compare to the zany and seriously wacky bounty hunter who teams up with a receptionist working in corporate America to hunt and bring back and track down a jumper who has eluded the law and will stop at nothing to get their man.

Meet Hope: Sitting innocently having a drink in her usual hangout the Crypt feeling sorry for herself and saying that she has no life and nothing ever happens to her of any consequence. Maybe she should have been thankful for that. All too often when we complain and wish for more or some changes in our lives we might get our wish but not exactly in the way we might have liked. Hope lives in Tampa and thought that she would be there for the rest of her live doing her everyday and mundane job and just going through the motions. But, then she meets Alex. No, she does not just come up to her and say, “Hi, you wanna be friends or BFF’s.”   That would be boring and not make this great story what it is funny, comical and extremely creative for first time paired authors Yvonne Mason and Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc.

Alex is a bounty hunter who is looking for someone named Hope Harrington, who you would assume is a woman or a young girl. But, you know what happens when you assume. I don’t have to explain that to you. Well, she goes into this bar the Crypt thinking that she now has her man and will earn the bounty or the money for bringing him in. Walking into the bar with the guys jacket or rap sheet she sees what she thinks is her jumper and proceeds to execute the arrest and telling the suspect not to even think about trying to get away. Of course I am using different words for this review. Spinning her around she slammed her onto the floor and what came out of Hope’s mouth cannot be written but you can just imagine what you would say if it were you getting slammed dunked. After realizing that she had found Hope Harrington but not the one she was looking for the two decided to get to know each other and team up to find the real suspect.

The guy that they were really looking could change his appearance at the drop of a hat and was out to make Alex look bad to her boss and to herself too. But, Alex is a force to be reckoned with and timid and not so forceful Hope is about to learn the ropes and learn a whole new meaning of not so boring life or job.

After losing the suspect twice they decide they try to figure out his next move. Alex feels that he might try and steal a boat and head for the Florida Keys. How she manages to lose the suspect you will have to read for yourself. With the help of a friend named Tyrell, Alex and Hope take off for the Keys and what happens is hysterical and yet creative that you would think this was an episode of America’s creative and funniest videos or the new and improved Unsolved Crimes solved in a very unique and different way.

With all of the boats at the dock and many there for Gay Pride week it was easy to lose the suspect in such a big crowd. But they would not give up and Alex would not lose the bounty and her time was short and she needed to find this guy and fast. There was a festival in St. Duvall and Alex thought that since this guy was a master of disguise he might be hiding in plain sight and of course looking anything but like himself. Splitting up and searching for this guy Tyrell gets a lead and relates the suspects true appearance to Alex. How they finally get him will make you double over and yet show pure admiration for our girl Hope and her clever mentor Alex. How far would you go as a law enforcement officer to get your man? Would you have yourself body painted as a nun in order to hide your true identity? Would you have yourself body painted as a zombie to create a diversion and not allow yourself to be noticed? Would you come up with a clever way to make these disguises work for you and against the suspect who is not only full of himself and loves attention but has his body painted too. I won’t tell you as what because that might give too much away.

Hope is quite smart and she comes up with a way to not only help Alex foil this guy but help others too. There is a contest for the best costume being held on Mallory Square. She convinces the people in charge of the contest to add a new twist to it: They were going to sell off the contestants to the highest bidder. Yes: there own contest and whomever gets the most bids during the contest, as in who wants to own that person the most, as the authors state, will go out on a date with the lucky winner. The proceeds will go to a children’s charity fund.

What happens during the contest and how they finally get him will not only give up pause for thought about how dangerous the job of a bounty hunter really is, but also how creative and cunning you have to be. Just when Alex apprehends the suspect as he comes on stage another twist and turn occurs and she needs the help of her Uncle Max a higher up in law enforcement to help complete the takedown of this man. The rest and the outcome you will have to read for yourself. The friendship between these two gets as tight as the handcuffs on a criminal and they decide they make a good team. Will Hope chuck her job in corporate America for a life of danger, the unknown, sleepless nights, travel and not many amenities, or will she decide to go back and complain about having no life and being bored? Will Alex entice her to take a step on the wild side and be her partner? You will have to wait and see. I can feel a sequel coming on and I know that you the reader will want to see what trouble these two will get into next.

Five stars would not be the right things for this book: Five Bounty Hunters and Five Gift Cards for Body Painting by Mr. Van Goth.

Fran Lewis: reviewer

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Release of Brilliant Insanity July 22,2008

July 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason) (, , , , , , , , , , , )


Brilliant Insanity   Louis Reinhart has five days to live before he is injected with the lethal cocktail.  Louis Reinhart has been given permission to tell the world his side of the story.

     The story which was not allowed to be told in court.

    The Fort Pierce Sentinel has agreed to send a reporter to interview Reinhart. However, Reinhart has been very specific as to which reporter he will agree to talk to.

    Her name is Mandy McQuaid. She is a rookie reporter. This is her first job and she is stuck in the obit section of the paper. Even though the Editor is not happy about Reinhart’s request, he sends Mandy to conduct the interview.

    Reinhart has his own agenda. He believes he was justified in his quest for retribution and he wants to share it with the world. Not only does he want to share it with the world, but it is very important that he share it with Mandy.

   As Reinhart draws Mandy into his web of lies, and narcissistic behavior one wonders where the next bend in the road leads. What surprise, what evil will pop out to shock and amaze even the most seasoned reader.

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Fourth of July- A Roll Call

July 5, 2008 at 2:35 am (Those who Serve) (, , , , , , , , , )


  The Fourth of July. The day of American Independence. The Day America no longer wanted or needed English Rule. The day America was born.

   This day did not come without sacrifice or blood. This day did not come about simple because it was willed into being.

  The Fourth of July happened because there were men and women who believed in Hope, Sacrifice, Freedom and the American Dream. They were willing to pay the ultimate price for that dream- The dream for those who would come after. The dream for those they knew they would leave behind.

   The Fourth of July was a dream which became real because those men and women didn’t believe that any price was too large to pay including their lives.

   Since that day long ago men and women have continued to serve. They have been willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep freedom, hope and America safe.

    Yes, some of those wars were not popular- some were political in nature. However, our men and women went gladly.

  They knew they had a job to do and they were willing to do it.

   Some of the wars include, The Revolutionary War, The War of Southern Aggression, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam(the war that wrongly slapped those who served in the face.) That war is the one we need to step back and say a very heartfelt THANKS and I’m Sorry for being so mad at you. The Gulf War, Bosonia, Somilia, Iraq, Desert Storm, War of 1812, French and Indian War, The Great Alamo War(Mexican War), The Spanish- American War.

  I am sure I have left out some. The point is we have men and women down through out history and present day who have chosen to put their life in Harm’s Way for those of us left behind. They have left family and friends, homes and jobs to keep us safe.

   Today we honor these men and women. We give all of them the thanks and support they have earned and deserve. We pay tribute to those who stepped up to the plate and stood for something. They are the reason we have a Fourth of July. They are the reason we can sit down to bar-b-ques and shoot off fireworks.

   They are the reason we are still free.

  ROLL CALL

           Charles W Robertson(Deceased) 20 years Air Force

         Jack Sumidajski Vietnam Vet (Bless You)

         Author of “The Utopi that Once Was”

        John Robinson (A Contractor embedded with the Marines in Afganistan)

        Ryan (Can’t use his last name – special Forces)

       Cory Tyler KIA IRAQ (2007)

       Bart Burton (Washington)

       Nick Marchese Marine Iraq

      C.L Robinson Vet WWII

      Lee Backstron Vet WWII Pearl Harbor the day it was bombed

      Fred Williams WWII

        Jack Sewell WWII 

      John Sewell Vet Navy Seal

      Doyle Sewell Vet Navy

       Staff Sgt Joseph Weiglein KIA Iraq 214 Inf BN 10th Mountain Div

       Alex Lima Marine

       Adam Carlson Nat’l Guard       

       Lawrence Reed

       Lawrence Reed, JR    

       Robert Reed

        William Reed

         John Pryor

         William Pryor

         Richard Simpson Koren War Vet

          Steven Campanella Air Force

         Men and Women Post 7508 Old Bridge NJ

         Men and Women VFW Post Old Bridge and Monroe Towneship NJ

          Jeffery Burlaga Marine- Vet Gulf War

          Mike Miller Iraq

          Homer Corley Koren War Vet

           Kenneth Corley WWII Vet

            William Corley WWII Vet

            Robert Corley Vet Vietnam (A special Thank you)

           David Skidmore Vet Vietnam (A special Thank you)

            DJ Brian Nolan

             Barry Mathes

         Dave Shaines

         James E Lewandowski

        Micheal Burghardt Gunnery Sgt

           Tim Bolbecker

             Ruben Roberts Revolutionary War Vet

            James Vietnam War Vet ( A special Thank you)

           Mike Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Thank you)

           Gene Dechalet Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Thank you)

            Willard Holland Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Tank you)

             William Sharpe

             Jacob Carlson Air Force

            John Anderson Vietnam(  A Special Thank you)

              John Halcom Vietnam Vet ( A Special Thank you)

              Dave Powers Marine

              Mickey McMurtery

              Carlos Rose Air Force

             Happy Gray from Triad Pictures on his way to Iraq ( Be Safe come home safe)   

   To the Men and Women who have high security jobs and we are not allowed to name you on paper- We Salute you

    I am sure there are more who I have not gotten to those we say Thank you.

   Today of all days- Say THANK YOU to all who served – have served and are going to serve. These men and women are the real heros. We owe them our very life.

   They are the reason for the FOURTH OF JULY.

    Bless you one and all.

    Yvonne Mason, Author

   Stan’s Story, A Touch of Love

   Tangled Minds

   Brilliant Insanity, soon to be released

   Silent Scream, Soon to be released  

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Salute to Those Who Serve

June 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm (Those who Serve) (, , , , , , , , , )


Even though we are a few days away from the Holiday known as the 4th of July, I wanted to do this article today. I want us to remember why we have a holiday known as Independence Day. That is means more than just Bar-B-Que, Fireworks and a long weekend. It means because many have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we have the freedoms we enjoy. 

   As Billy Ray Cyrus sang in his song- “Some gave all while all gave some.” Think about it . Think about what it means.    

 Both Sherri and I have family who serve. I am sure most of you do as well. Sherri has a son who is a Marine and I have a brother who is over in Afganistan as a contractor embedded with the Marines. He puts the tanks and HVs back together after then are blown up so they can be used again. I have a nephew who is now with special forces. He will soon be leaving his young wife and she will not know where he is or what he is doing for four months at a time.   

  I want to take this whole next week and see just how many names we can put on this blog. I will be writing a different blog all week – however I will keep coming back to this one.

  I come from a family of military men. I have family who has fought or served in wars all the way back to the revoluntary war. I am proud of them. I am proud to say they served.

 Without those men and women we would not have this great country .We would still be under English rule or even maybe some other ruler. Without those who served we wouldl not enjoy the freedoms we have nor the ability to be the great nation we are. While we might not agree on all the political issues or the reasons, excuses or retoric we should believe in our service men and women.

  They all have volunteered to put their life in harms way. They all knew when they joined, that they joined to become a solider first. That meant knowing how to kill or maybe even be killed or maimed. I am very proud of these men and women. I am very thankful they are who they are and that they do what they do. They are the reason we can sleep at night without the fear of being awoken and dragged off to a prison or firing squad simply because we wear the wrong color dress or don’t cover our faces or disagree with the government.

   I am honored to know so many of them personally. I am saddened that in the course of their serving many have lost their lives. They paid the ultimate price for us. I am humbled that they loved us as Americans so much they were willing to pay that price.

      During this entire week and those which follow let all of us remember. Let us never forget. To ensure that we don’t forget I would like to see all who are friends here tell three people who will tell three people on and on to add themselves to this site and do a roll call. Every day add a name of a service man or woman to this blog. It doesn’t matter if they are still with us- still serving or currently serving. I will then start a new blog and also a bulletin with all the names.

    Let’s start giving back. Let’s start paying it forward. Let’s start letting our service men and women know we care. You have no idea how many of them read our blogs- know we are out there- need our support. Let’s stand tall, be proud – show them they are not forgotten. Show them we support and believe in them even if you don’t believe in the war. Believe in them. Step up to the plate and take a stand they have. They are the good guys. They are ours!!!!!!!!

Roll Call

John Robinson (Contractor)

Ryan (My nephew)

Cory Tyler (Deseased)

Bart Burton        

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FREEDOM

June 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm (Those who Serve) (, , , , , , , , , , )


Freedom. We spout that word every day. Protesters march with signs in their hands screaming freedom this and freedom that. We listen to politicians talk about opression and how we must have freedom from whatever platform they are standing on at the moment.

    We listen to people shout Freedom for no reason except they can’t have their own way.

    What is freedom? Does anyone stop to think about what the word actually means?  

 Webster defines freedom as the power or condtiton of acting without compulsion the moderate absence of restraint the power to choose.

    Now let’s just look at the freedoms we have and why we have them.

  When America was under British rule, She had to follow British law. She was taxed with no representation. People were unfairly burdened with laws they could not keep. They could not speak out against the government if they disagreed with the king, if they did they were killed as traitors. If someone protested he was hung.

    They had no voice in how America was run as a government. They were bound or enslaved by another country. It had nothing to do with race or religon- it had to be with the lack of freedom.

   Religon was bound by English rule. If one wanted to worship different one was labed as a witch or something even worse. Men, women and children were killed all in the name of religon.

   Now, I know you are saying why is she writing this today? That is a very good question. One which I am going to answer right now.

     Freedom. It just sort of rolls off the tongue and slides into the air. It has a nice ring to it. I like freedom. I like being able to sit a my computer and type what ever I want to send it out to cyber space and know that the secret police will not knock one my door or break down my door. ( Well, only if I do things that are against the law) Anyway, I have that freedom to sit here and talk to all of you about the feedoms we enjoy because some gave all and all gave some.

    Because of the war of Independence we have the freedom to go where ever we please, carry weapons if we have the proper permit, defend our family and our homes, worship or not worship as we see fit. We have the freedom to  protest about anything from a hangnail to executions of criminals.   

   Vote for the person of our choosing, voice our opinion withour fear of reprisal. Wear what we choose. We as women have the freedom to go out in public without our faces covered and without wearing clothes to the ground. We have the freedom to be seen in the company of men other than our husbands brothers, or fathers. We have the freedom to come and go as we please, to hold jobs, to stay single, to travel alone. Because some gave all and all gave some we have the freedom as women to hold public office, to be able to have our voices heard in print. To be able to debate issues and voice our opinions.

       Men because some gave all and all gave some you have freedoms that you might not have had. You have the freedom to move about without fear of jail or illegal murder, the freedom to marry or live with the person of your choosing not someone who has been picked out for you. You have the freedom to run for office without someone telling you what your platform is. You have the ability to be employed at any job you feel you can work. You have the freedom to write and speak out on any issue without fear of being killed.

    That is not all we have the freedom to have as many or few children as we want. We have the freedom to assembly without fear of presecution. We have the freedom to protest if we disagree. We have the freedom to live lifestyles which in other countries would get us killed in the public square.

 We have the freedom to a fair trial by a jury of our peers. We have the freedom to a public defender if we can’t afford one. We have the freedom to appeal the decision if we think it is wrong.

   We have the freedom to watch or listen to what ever we choose in movies, music and religon.

   We have the freedom to have what ever friendships we choose to have. We don’t have to align oursleves with others because we fear apprisals if we don’t.

   We have the freedom to vote for who we choose knowing that vote will count.

   You say- Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I know we have all of this. We have had it for over two hundred years. So What.

   My answer to that is this. The So What is that we have those freedoms because there are men and women willing to continue to put themsleves in harms way on what ever foreign soil or domestic soil they need to step down on to proctect those freedoms. Most of us have forgotten those who died on 9/11 those who gave all on the plane as it went down so that it would not kill more.

   It is like having a child we tend to forget the pain as time fades. Well, my friends. I haven’t I see it every day. I see it in the faces, dedication and unshelfish acts of our service men and women – I see it in their determination that we will continue to have those freedoms which we all take for granted. I see it in their belief that they are doing a good thing.   

 I write about Freedom today because it is five days before Independence Day. I said that all this week I would be writing blogs about why we have Independence Day. This is one of the reasons. Our Freedom.  Such a beautiful word. Believe me, if you don’t think we are the greatest county in the world, just ask someone who has left a country where there are no personal freedoms.

   Not only are they opppresed. But they are poor in body, mind , spirit and in finance. That is how they are ruled. So my friends the next time you see a solider, thank him or her. Shake their hand or hug their neck. Smile and show them you care. The next time you see a Vet. Shake his hand and hug him even harder. The next time you see a wounded vet, take the time to let him or her know that you know and are proud that they gave all. The next time you hear of a family who has lost a solider send them a note even if you don’t know them, find the address- it isn’t hard. Let the know that you know that solider gave all.

 They did it for Freedom. That beautiful word that once is gone almost is never re-gained again. Please don’t take our freedom for granted. Don’t fool yourself into believing it is our undeniable right. It isn’t – It is a gift. One that a very high price has been and will be continued to be paid. That price si the price of a life. There is a passage which says, “No greater love hath a man then when he lay down his life for a friend.” My friends, that is what our soliders gladly do for all of us. They put their lives in harm’s way gladly so we can have our FREEDOM!!!!!!

  Please send me all the names of soliders you know I don’t care if they go back to the War of Independence I will put all of them on the roll call on Friday Morning.

Yvonne Mason, Author

Stan’s Story, A Touch of Love

Tangled Minds

Brilliant Insanity soon to be released

Silent Scream soon to be released. 

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