My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

 
Happy Canada Day to family, friends and writers everywhere!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

When God Gives Us Spring

Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant. While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last. But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance?

The Kindle Edition of When God Gives Us Spring is free today on all Amazon sites. Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

This book is also available in print format through Amazon or through Createspace.com
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Flash Zone -- by Luc R. Rivet

Congratulations to my friend Luc R. Rivet on the publication of his first book.  Can't wait to read it!
 
 
Awesome, awesome, awesome morning. I have just received my first shipment of my book, The Flash Zone! Local people, if you want a copy pm me and I'll get you one, while supplies last. A second shipment should be in within a week or so! — with Todd Sterling and 10 others.
 

Jacob's Seven Letters

Free today on all Amazon sites

Jacob's Seven Letters is off to a good start this morning in the Kindle Store. #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationship...s
#18 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Parenting & Relationships

This short story is free today on all Amazon sites. Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Jacob's Seven Letters is a Short Story by Audrey Austin. As a child Jacob suffers great losses and this is a story of one man's journey in search of promise, hope and redemption.

Jacob's mother dies ...... his father does not; yet the relationship Jacob shared with his father dies a death of a different kind. Grandmother is there to raise the boy and when she dies too Jacob feels abandoned. It's no surprise that he gets into some difficulties in his life. What is surprising is that the seven letters have a life-changing impact ..... When I wrote this short story I fell in love with Jacob. To me he is the epitome of many young men struggling to find their way through an ever-changing world.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Social Studies - Book One: Dying To Be Popular

 Social Studies - Book One is the first in a trilogy of short story anthologies with the focus on social issues.   

SOCIAL STUDIES - Book One sub-titled "Dying To Be Popular"  is a compilation of 12 short stories with the focus on social issues including such subjects as spousal abuse, elder abuse, child abuse, and animal welfare.    I have written in this trilogy of anthologies about contemporary topics that sadly are far too common in the world in which we live.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chanti's Escape

Do you like short stories?

Chanti's Escape is free today on all Amazon sites. Check it out. Visit my author's page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Also free today on all Amazon sites is the Kindle Edition of Keeping It Simple. Currently this book of healing and self-discovery is #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Holistic
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Hinduism > Chakras

When I put together the pages of Keeping It Simple my thought was that if this book helps one person in this chaotic world I will feel I have accomplished a job well done. I was unprepared for the number of people who have come to me and told me that the reading of this book for them has been positively life-changing. For this I am happy and I am grateful.

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Keeping It Simple is available in both Kindle and Print Editions on all Amazon sites and also directly from Createspace.com

Also I have 4 books on hand to anyone in Elliot Lake who wishes to purchase a copy.

Cover design by Susan Ruby K. of Yuneekpix.com
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Sara, a Canadian Saga


My first novel titled Sara, a Canadian Saga is free today on all Amazon sites.


This book is currently #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Life
   
 


The time is 1916. Sara is a 10 year old girl in rural Prince Edward Island. Roy is a 10 year old boy in mining town, Nova Scotia. Through their eyes we see, feel and experience their childhood challenges. We follow them through adolescence and their turbulent teen years. We celebrate their courtship and suffer their lost innocence in the wedding ritual. They take us through the Great Depression and share with us the frustrations, dreams and challenges they face in adulthood. As parents they introduce us to their children.

This story appeals to all ages because Sara and Roy hold up a mirror and ask the reader to recognize truth about the human condition for many Canadian families through difficult economic times. We witness love that does not come neatly wrapped and experience the quiet, sometimes desperate, drama of lives unfolding.

Check out my author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

SARA is available in both Kindle and Print Edition for your reading pleasure.

Also I have 6 books on hand for anyone in Elliot Lake wishing to purchase a copy of Sara, a Canadian Saga.

Cover design by Susan Ruby K. of http://yuneekpix.com/
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Books on Hand ...

In response to questions that have come my way I have only 33 books in total left on hand.

Here is the breakdown:

Sara, a Canadian Saga - 6 copies



Keeping It Simple - 4 copies



 
Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy - 1 copy


Ellen and The Hummingtree - 1 copy


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Reawakening - 14 copies


Social Studies - Book One: Dying To Be Popular - 2 copies


Social Studies - Book Two: Shattered and Broken - 2 copies


Social Studies - Book Three: Weaving Alice - 3 copies


To contact me either pm on Facebook or email at audrey@persona.ca

If you wish more info on any of the books check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

If you haven't done your Father's Day shopping yet, it's not too late to purchase a book from me if you live here in Elliot Lake

Of course these books are all available on Amazon sites in both Kindle and Print Editions for those of you who live outside of Elliot Lake.

Amazing Cover Design on all my books is by Susan Ruby K. of  http://yuneekpix.com

 

Social Studies - Book Two: Shattered and Broken Plus Eleven

Free today on all Amazon sites is the Kindle Version of one of my short story anthologies titled Social Studies - Book Two: Shattered and Broken Plus Eleven.

Social Studies - Book Two is part of a trilogy of short story anthologies focusing on social issues.

SOCIAL STUDIES - Book Two sub-titled "Shattered and Broken" is a compilation of 12 short stories with the focus on social issues including such subjects as spousal abuse, elder abuse, child abuse, and animal welfare.
 
I have written in this trilogy of anthologies about contemporary topics that sadly are far too common in the world in which we live.

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

When God Gives Us Spring

"When God Gives Us Spring" - Kindle version of this novella is free today on all Amazon sites.

Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant. While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last. But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance?

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ellen and The Hummingtree

The Kindle edition of Ellen and The Hummingtree is offered free today on all Amazon sites. Check it out at my author page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Ellen is a woman I came to know well during the writing of my third novel titled
Ellen and The Hummingtree. She often puzzled me yet she also had the ability to make me laugh and cry. I grew to love her. And the more I came to know her I began to realize that she truly is a composite of the many caring spiritual women I have known throughout my life. Alzheimer is a dreadful disease and Ellen's victimization is a heartbreak. My writing of Ellen and The Hummingtree comes straight from the heart. I hope you will love her as I do.

A strong woman of faith, Ellen sits beneath her Hummingtree and talks to God through the yellow quartz rock.

She gifts us with glimpses of her life and shares the import of her personal relationshipwith family, friends and with God.

She allows us to witness her vulnerability and invites us into her heart where we experience her joys and sorrows.

In a few instances the author has drawn from her life’s experience but, in essence, Ellen is a composite of many beautiful, spiritual women the author has known and loved throughout her journey.

It is hoped you will welcome Ellen into your heart and it is hoped you will enjoy the stories she shares with you in this book; her fictional, magical, mystical memoirs titled Ellen and The Hummingtree.

At the outset of this writing journey we met. I became acquainted with her and now I can say that I truly like Ellen. She has the courage of her convictions And no matter what life threw at her, she never lost faith.

Ellen and The Hummingtree is available in both Kindle and Print format for your reading pleasure.
 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

WHEN GOD GIVES US SPRING .......

"When God Gives Us Spring" is a novella.

Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant.

While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last.

But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance?

"When God Gives Us Spring" is also available in print format on all Amazon sites as well as directly from CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4754962

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"The Silent Star" dares to stand alone ....

One of my short stories titled "The Silent Star" dares to stand alone in the Kindle Store and is offered free for your reading enjoyment today. This short story is currently #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > World Literature

This short story is free today on all Amazon sites. Check out my author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Young Andrew suffers many losses. An orphan, he feels alone and unwanted. He becomes the silent star. He walks alongside the track in life; often getting stuck on the wrong side. Rose is his redeemer and because of her and their love for one another he overcomes all odds and becomes an inspiration to others.

The Silent Star won first place in a WynLit writing competition hosted by Wynterblue Publishing Canada. This is a story of abuse, overcoming, redemption and inspiration.

If you enjoy this short story then you are sure to want to purchase one of my short story anthologies; one of which is titled "The Silent Star Plus a Dozen" and the second of which is titled "Social Studies - Book Two (Shattered and Broken)" The short story "The Silent Star" is contained in each of these anthologies.

Friday, June 6, 2014

What better gift for Dad than a book for Father's Day ........

It won't be long now before Crabapple Court will join with the rest of my books on all Amazon sites where they are available in both Kindle and Print format.

Father's Day is fast approaching and what better gift to give than a book?

To order my books directly from Createspace.com below are the links.

To purchase Social Studies – Book One

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4712947

To purchase Social Studies – Book Two

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4713265

To purchase Social Studies – Book Three

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4713425

To purchase Moose Road – a Canadian Tragedy:

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4463611

To purchase Sara, a Canadian Saga

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4461846

To purchase Keeping It Simple

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4733596

To purchase Ellen and The Hummingtree

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4743813

To purchase When God Gives Us Spring

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4754962

Visit my Amazon author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

I have a very few of each book on hand. If you wish to purchase directly from me then just message me or email me: audrey@persona.ca
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beyond The Blue

The Kindle edition of my coming of age novella titled "Beyond The Blue" is free today on all Amazon sites.

It is off to a good start currently #37 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Life

BEYOND THE BLUE is a coming of age novella. 12 year old Anthony Breckenheimer is a clever boy with blue eyes, red hair and like his father he is a little on the chubby side. He lives in the big City of Toronto with his mother, his little brother Ronald and his little sister Leona. His father died a year ago and Anthony misses him greatly especially when he is confronted by bullies on his way to and from school; the biggest and baddest one being Jerry Hasselbergen. One day while in his classroom Anthony discovers a magical window. What he sees through this window and beyond the blue changes his life forever.

BEYOND THE BLUE is a story that takes place in a Toronto neighbourhood way back in the 1950's. I actually remember those days well. Bullying was a problem then as it is today although to a lesser degree in that in those days it was rare that weapons be used or that drugs be involved. Yes, it was more innocent but make no mistake, for the child being bullied it was a harrowing experience. "Enigami" is the message beyond the blue but what on earth can that possibly mean? This coming-of-age story is one I believe many young children will find believable and inspiring. I hope you will enjoy it too and if you do, thanks for your positive review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Check out my author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

REAWAKENING

REAWAKENING is free today on all Amazon sites.
Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Review

With regard to this book let me share with you one review by Maggie Kirton who is the Executive Director of Wynterblue Publishing Canada.

She writes, "Every now and then a manuscript comes across my desk that completely captivates me. Austin has reached inside the human heart and removed all boundaries pertaining to everlasting love ... and her ability to play with the English language successfully is astounding.
Austin's Reawakening is a must read. It will take you into a land not far from your heart and bring you back to earth again believing that all things are possible with love and hope."

Another review of REAWAKENING:

" Let me first wipe my droplets of moisture from my eyes. Some shed from sadness of a love so strong and true, that never seems to be a " togetherness of two the way I would hope. Then some shed for the amazing job Austin did in making me laugh at the craziness of our "human" lives.
"Reawakening" is a story I could not give anything less than 5 stars too. It is a love story, mixed with sci-fi, also mixed with drama and the comedy that sneaks up if you have the ability to laugh at oneself. Would I go as far as calling this book a romance...no I cannot! It is a book of love, true love, something many think they know, but will realize if by this story very few may actually have it right. A love on earth were age, appearance were not important to the two involved, happiness, comfort, and love was without a question in their lives. A must read for men and women.

Ann237 Beauregard


From the Author

Reawakening is a novel that reveals itself in a place called Notsew. Here is a story that takes the reader on a journey, along with the story's characters, far from earth. In this place called Notsew the powers that be have great curiosity. They want to learn more about why human beings do the things they do and mostly they want to learn about some strange phenomena best described as emotion. The story's characters find themselves unwilling participants in an experiment.

I dedicated this story to my dear sister, Muriel, because she just loved it. Of all the things I had written this was her favourite. And though my sister is now also far from earth the love we shared continues to make me feel as close to her as ever.

Although I didn't know it at the time I wrote Reawakening, I believe there were greater forces at work. Why do I think this? Because the love my sister & I continue to share is the kind of love shared by the characters in this story. Nothing and no one - not even death - can lessen the power of love.

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin