My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Reawakening

FREE today; Kindle Edition, on all Amazon sites.

Author's page: http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design: http://yuneekpix.com

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

 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dying To Be Popular

Kindle Edition is FREE today.

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.

Visit my author's page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

Friday, August 29, 2014

These are the books I have on hand currently .......

I don't have a lot of books on hand here at home but I do have some. In fact I currently have 22 books on hand for anyone here in Elliot Lake wishing to make a purchase.

Keeping It Simple - 3 copies
When God Gives Us Spring - 1 copy
Sara, a Canadian Saga - 6 copies...
Social Studies - Book 1 - Dying To be Popular - 2 copies
Social Studies - Book 2 - Shattered & Broken - 2 copies
Social Studies - Book 3 - Weaving Alice - 3 copies
Reawakening - 6 copies


All the copies I had of Crabapple Court; Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy; Beyond The Blue; Recompense and Ellen and The Hummingtree have sold out.

But all my books are available in both Kindle & Paperback format at all Amazon sites.
Visit my author's page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Social Studies - Books One, Two and Three

SOCIAL STUDIES - Book One sub-titled "Dying To Be Popular"; Book Two sub-titled "Shattered and Broken" and Book Three titled "Weaving Alice" are each 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.

These three books are available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions and are available on all Amazon sites.

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

 Cover Design: http://yuneekpix.com



 

Poetry from A to Z

I am excited to announce that my first book of poems titled "Poetry From A to Z" is now available in both Paperback and Kindle Editions on all Amazon sites. This book contains 50 of my poems, some of them previously published in anthologies, in a variety of styles and subjects. Hope you enjoy!

Poetry

I entered the Northern Ontario Poetry Competition and I have just learned that one of my poems titled "I Choose" has been chosen for publication in this year's White Mountain Publications Anthology titled "Northern Ontario Speaks". I'm looking forward to attending the reading and celebration in Cobalt next month.

Congratulations to Elliot Lake poets, Linda Duke, Hilda Ross and Greg Laurenceson who also have poems selected for the collection. 


And speaking of poetry, my most recent publication and my first book of poems titled "Poetry from A to Z"  will very soon be available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.

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

Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy

#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Canadian > Drama
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama > Canadian
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > theat...re

This is Austin's fourth novel. Seven families live in farms alongside Moose Road, a country road in northwest Ontario, Canada. A tragic accident takes place involving a school bus and a snowplow just five days before Christmas. Everyone on Moose Road is impacted by this tragedy and all of a sudden the insurance company is looking for someone to blame. The story is divided into five sections: The accident; The Investigation; The Inquiry; The aftermath and then as always Life goes on ....... Characters are down to earth and brought alive in Moose Road but perhaps the one whose story most touches the heart is that of the road itself.

Available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.
My author's page: http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design: http://yuneekpix.com/
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Photo: #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Canadian > Drama 
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama > Canadian 
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts >   theatre 

This is Austin's fourth novel.  Seven families live in farms alongside Moose Road, a country road in northwest Ontario, Canada.  A tragic accident takes place involving a school bus and a snowplow just five days before Christmas.  Everyone on Moose Road is impacted by this tragedy and all of a sudden the insurance company is looking for someone to blame.   The story is divided into five sections:  The accident; The Investigation; The Inquiry; The aftermath and then as always Life goes on .......   Characters are down to earth and brought alive in Moose Road but perhaps the one whose story most touches the heart is that of the road itself. 

Available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.
My author's page:  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design:  http://yuneekpix.com

Reawakening

Publisher's Review:

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.

Maggie Kirton
Executive Director
Wynterblue Publishing

Author's page: http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design: http://www.yuneekpix.com/

Available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.
Photo: Publisher's Review:

 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.

Maggie Kirton
Executive Director
Wynterblue Publishing 

Author's page:  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design:  http://www.yuneekpix.com

Available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.

Crabapple Court

Susie Donnelly is missing. Is it a kidnapping? A murder? Has she run away or is she just a little girl playing hide and seek?

Without exception the residents of Crabapple Court do not like to draw attention to themselves or to their homes.... They do not like publicity. They do not appreciate media attention but this day, whether they like it or not, the Fairmont residents are keeping them under strict scrutiny. Indeed the eyes of the entire country are fixed upon them.

Author's page: http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design: http://www.yuneekpix.com/

Available in Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.
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Photo: Susie Donnelly is missing. Is it a kidnapping? A murder? Has she run away or is she just a little girl playing hide and seek? 

Without exception the residents of Crabapple Court do not like to draw attention to themselves or to their homes. They do not like publicity. They do not appreciate media attention but this day, whether they like it or not, the Fairmont residents are keeping them under strict scrutiny. Indeed the eyes of the entire country are fixed upon them. 

Author's page:  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Cover design: http://www.yuneekpix.com

Available in Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ellen and The Hummingtree

 Continuing with the free books for your summer reading enjoyment, Ellen and The Hummingtree is FREE today on all Amazon sites. Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Ellen is a woman I came to know well during the writing of my third novel 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.

Ellen and The Hummingtree is available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions.

Cover design is by Susan Ruby Krupp http://yuneekpix.com

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Control

They say that Mary Lynn McAfterson is a control freak. It is true that since the death of her parents her work is her life. The day Marcel Leblanc enters the café the hope and light of romance flickers. Mary's life is transformed.

If you enjoy "In Control" you will want to read the short story anthology titled The Silent Star plus a Dozen in which this short story is included.

FREE today on all Amazon sites. Check out http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Links at Createspace.com

I've been asked if there is an alternate link to purchase my books in paperback edition and the answer is yes. Besides being available on all Amazon sites, my paperbacks can be purchased directly from createspace.com

   Below are the links.

   For those who live in Elliot Lake and who want to buy a book check with me first because I may just have a copy of the book you want here at home.
 
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

To purchase Beyond The Blue
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4895004

To purchase Crabapple Court
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4894247

To purchase Recompense
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4901516
 

Continuing with the FREE summer reading for your enjoyment .....

I am offering two FREE books today for your reading pleasure. The first is a novel, a fictional memoir titled Ellen and The Hummingtree. The second is a short story titled Bedtime Story - a Conversation.

These stories are offered on all amazon sites.

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


Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Canadian > Drama
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama > Canadian
#8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts

Visit my author's page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Cover design by Susan Ruby Krupp -  http://yuneekpix.com 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crabapple Court's first review ...

I'm thrilled to share the first review received on Crabapple Court. Thank you, Eleanor. Cover design is by Susan Ruby Krupp at http://yuneekpix.com/

WOW!! That was quite a story, I couldn't put it down until I finished. At first I thought it was her grandad, than I thought the maids boyfriend. You did an exceptional great work and as usual you never cease to amaze me. Hope you make many sales. It was interesting, exciting and well written, and could not put it down until I had finished. An excellent read for anyone who enjoys reading, :-)
Eleanor Lambert, Bermuda. 
Photo: I'm thrilled to share the first review received on Crabapple Court.   Thank you, Eleanor.    Cover design is by Susan Ruby Krupp at http://yuneekpix.com  

WOW!! That was quite a story, I couldn't put it down until I finished. At first I thought it was her grandad, than I thought the maids boyfriend.  You did an exceptional  great work and as usual you never cease to amaze me. Hope you make many sales. 
Love Eleanor :-)

A rainy day

And the earth is renewed with the avalanche of raindrops skipping and jumping upon the patio stones before descending into the welcoming arms of the thirsty earth.   I see the twirling, bouncing green branches of the Maples, Oaks and Willows outlined by never-ending grey sky.  I welcome the rain as I watch it pour over  all that needs sustenance and cleansing. 

This is a day to stay indoors; to look inward and be grateful.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Celebrating the On-Line Launch of Crabapple Court .....

It is my pleasure to celebrate with you the on-line launch of my latest novella titled "Crabapple Court". This book is available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions.

Today the Kindle Edition is offered to you free for today only by way of introduction.

Currently #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Kidnapping

The beautiful cover design is by Susan Ruby Krupp of http://yuneekpix.com

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

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weaving Alice Plus Eleven

FREE today on all Amazon sites - SOCIAL STUDIES - Book Three, sub-titled "Weaving Alice Plus Eleven" 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.

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


Friday, August 15, 2014

FREE Kindle Books

Throughout much of this summer I have been offering many of my short stories, novellas or novels free of charge on Amazon sites for your reading enjoyment.

I hope you are enjoying the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing.

I guess it is debatable as to whether or not offering "Freebies" increases sales figures in the long run.   I don't know if it does or does not.  This is not my motivation for offering the free stories.

Primarily I like to offer these "Freebies" because I hope it encourages people to enjoy their summer reading.

Weather-wise this has been so far a very unusual and unpredictable summer in Elliot Lake.  Temperatures have dropped quite low most nights making for very comfortable sleeping without need of an air conditioner. 

Today it is a blue skies warm day; another Gratitude Friday.   I am grateful for much in my life; grateful to readers who let me know they enjoy my books; grateful for the writing hiatus I am enjoying knowing autumn will soon be here and I will get back to work.

The working title of my next writing project is "All Them Houses".   I think I have reached the point in my life's journey where it is time to attempt to write my memoir.  Whether it will be published or not is an unknown to me at this point.  For now it is a maybe.

Before then I will be entering for the second time the Three Day Novel Competition.  I plan to try my hand at a light romance  -- a change of pace from the often heavier social issues focus which is found in the majority of my books.

I am undecided as to whether or not I will hold a launch for my latest novella titled Crabapple Court.  It is available now on all Amazon sites and I hope you will enjoy the read.

For anyone interested I have some copies of my books on hand here at home.  Email me,  audrey@persona.ca,  if you live in Elliot Lake and wish to purchase a copy of one or more of my books.

I hope you will enjoy my short stories, novellas and novels.  They are found on all Amazon sites.  My author's page is at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

My beautiful Ki is enjoying the good weather, the trips to the dog park and the lazy afternoons on the backyard deck.



I hope you are enjoying your summer.  I know I am in spite of a disappointment or two.  Life goes on and that is always a good thing. 

Thank you for your continued encouragement and support which is always appreciated.  :-)

Hope Of Glory ........

FREE today - Hope Of Glory, a Kindle Short Story.

Their father died and mom needed to work. To her young son she insisted, "hold her hand, Lester." And hold his sister's hand he did. They reached a certain age and a role reversal took place. Now it was sister, Linda, keeping her eye on her big brother who was heading in the wrong direction.

Later on his death bed Lester is convinced there is no hope of glory for him. Little does he know of his sister's love and the power of prayer.

#27 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Parenting & Relationships
#70 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quest For Cammirand ..........

#45 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
#57 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder

FREE today on all Amazon sites.

Peter Lowenza is an insurance investigator in search of a woman, Cammirand Gauthier, whose husband Jessie Gauthier has died. Cammirand is beneficiary of his estate and stands to inherit millions of dollars. She had been abandoned by her parents at an early age, abused and deceived by her husband, Jessie Gauthier, who was known to be a ruthless businessman. Rumour has it he was also an abusive husband. Is this why Cammirand has disappeared? It is the insurance investigator's job to find her. What happened to Cammirand Gauthier? Peter sets out on a quest.

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

Photo: #45 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators 
#57 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder

FREE today on all Amazon sites.

Peter Lowenza is an insurance investigator in search of a woman, Cammirand Gauthier, whose husband Jessie Gauthier has died. Cammirand is beneficiary of his estate and stands to inherit millions of dollars. She had been abandoned by her parents at an early age, abused and deceived by her husband, Jessie Gauthier, who was known to be a ruthless businessman. Rumour has it he was also an abusive husband. Is this why Cammirand has disappeared? It is the insurance investigator's job to find her. What happened to Cammirand Gauthier? Peter sets out on a quest.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

No Stone Unturned ....


Continuing with my offer of free summer reading today's short story is titled "No Stone Unturned".

This is a short story for animal lovers. Fear reigns in Dudleyville. All the animals turned to their leader King Dudley for guidance. This is a story for the young at heart aged six to sixty -- there is a lesson to be learned.

"No Stone Unturned" was written in loving memory of my beautiful Jack Russell Terrier, Dudley. I remember him always with love and admiration.

This Kindle short story is available on all Amazon sites.

My author's page is found at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin


In the photo below my beautiful Jack Russell Terrier, Dudley, is a very old man.   He made his way to the Rainbow Bridge when he was almost 17 years old.   He lives in my heart forever until we meet again. 


 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some of my publications

Novels, novellas, short stories, plays, self-discovery, poetry ......available in Kindle Editions and many in Paperback Editions ..... http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
































 
 
 
My books are available on all Amazon sites or
directly from Createspace.com
 
I have a few books available in my possession:    audrey@persona.ca 
 
 
 

Sugarville ......

I am offering many "freebies" for your summer reading enjoyment. This morning the FREE Kindle short story on all Amazon sites is called "Sugarville".

Sugarville is currently #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > New Age > Mysticism

Who stole the sugar bowl? Stella is frantic as are all the residents of Sugarville. Gregory takes charge and mystical means are utilized to rid their tranquil home of the terrorists determined to destroy them all.

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

Monday, August 11, 2014

Andrew's Achievement ..

Short story, "Andrew's Achievement" is FREE today on Amazon.

#14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationships
#24 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Parenting & Relationships

This short story is about elder abuse. Andrew is a widower confined to a wheelchair. His son, Tom, has forgotten how to treat his father with respect. An alcoholic, he torments his father and demands money. Andrew is his son's victim but one day he decides enough is enough.

http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

Photo: Short story, "Andrew's Achievement" is FREE today on Amazon.

#14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationships 
#24 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Parenting &  Relationships
    
This short story is about elder abuse. Andrew is a widower confined to a wheelchair. His son, Tom, has forgotten how to treat his father with respect. An alcoholic, he torments his father and demands money. Andrew is his son's victim but one day he decides enough is enough.

http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Crabapple Court; Beyond The Blue; Recompense

These three novellas are my latest releases available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites.

http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin