My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Crabapple Court

The Kindle Edition of Crabapple Court is FREE today on all Amazon sites.

 #3 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Kidnapping

Susie Donnelly is missing. Has she run away? Is it a kidnapping? A murder?

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.

Also available in Paperback Edition through Amazon sites or from Createspace.com https://www.createspace.com/4894247

Cover design by Susan Ruby K. of Yuneekpix.com

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Recompense ...

Kindle Edition is Free today on all Amazon sites.
Also available in paperback edition. http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beyond The Blue

FREE today on all Amazon sites: The Kindle Edition of Beyond The Blue.

Currently #54 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Life

This book is also available in Paperback format on all Amazon sites. Check out my author's page http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Books on Hand ......

I was out and about this morning. Met lots of lovely friends and some who wanted to know what books I have on hand.

So here it is. I don't have many; in fact I have 16 books. Six are Sara, a Canadian Saga. Six are Reawakening. And I have two copies of Keeping It simple; one copy of Social Studies Book One - Dying to be Popular and one copy of Social Studies Book three - Weaving Alice.

Of course you all know I have lots of books available on all Amazon sites. My author page is http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

For those in Canada, I know that if you spend a certain amount on Amazon.ca (I think $25) that there are no shipping charges.

 
If you live here in Elliot and want to purchase one of the books I have here on hand just let me know & we can arrange a pick-up or a delivery
 

Crabapple Court ...

Thank you, Brian Henry, for your mention of Crabapple Court in your newsletter, Quick Brown Fox. Much appreciated.
 
Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers
http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.com/
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Cover design by Susan Ruby K. of  http://Yuneekpix.com
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crabapple Court

My most recent novella is available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions through all Amazon sites or Paperback Editions directly from Create Space. CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4894247

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

REAWAKENING

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

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

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keeping It Simple ......

Kindle Edition is FREE today on all Amazon sites.
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Holistic
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Hinduism > Chakras
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Keeping it Simple: Imagine Being Whole

Emotional Healing through Meditation, the Chakras and Psychospiritual Therapy
by
Audrey Austin
Psychotherapy Practitioner/Author/Teacher

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Inspirational Writing of Paulette Grant .......

Beautiful inspirational writing of Paulette Grant ....
 
 
 
 
     It is warm and blissfully cozy .There are noises far away, muffled unfamiliar sounds mixed in with a rhythm and for the first time fear.
“What is happening? Where is this place? “
“Don’t be afraid it is all as it should be. I am here .You are not alone.”
A pulsing boom is felt from deep inside as though it’s rushing through her thoughts with a wi...ll of its own. Opening her eyes and through the darkness she marvels at this thing before her .They move at will
.”How fascinating! “she brings them closer and into her mouth they go.
“You are in the flesh, born into a new life” he tells her …and as the memory of his comforting words seeps through this first moment of her life, she squeezes through the dark all the while struggling to take a first breath into the world, all the while screaming in rage to him that left her in this unknown place.
       She can't quite remember what she left behind. But she changed her mind; she must have told him so. She didn’t want to live a life here after all, didn’t want to breathe and yet it was too late to go back. “It is done” he had whispered ….and repeating to herself that he DID say he would come back for her when the time was right and that he would never truly leave her ,he let her go… and so… filling her lungs with air she screamed at the world as the cold  and the first experience of pain assaulted her senses and as she was sharply slapped on her bottom, when it hit her it was with a force as large as the love she knew she had left behind.

A soul began her life, one that would be filled with love and blessings and heartaches and lessons and as the many decades flew by she knew it would come to an end a lot sooner than she hoped it would because she came to love the earth and all the beauty this world had to offer.
She carried this knowing inside her that nudged at her memories as though she was being prepared for another journey …one that would fill every empty spot she had ever felt in her soul and it made her smile.
      A beautiful light streamed from the open window and danced on the walls of the little room and all was infused with diamond particles like fairy dust playing in the air. Her fingers played with it and she was surprised to see that it was covered with a multitude of little blue rivers and they reminded her of her mother’s hands long ago.
“It is a good day to die” she exclaimed to the little nurse that had just drifted into the room to check her pulse.
“Don’t be silly Elizabeth .You are aren’t going to die today. You have a lot to live for so don’t you dare leave us just yet.” And after straightening up the covers on her hospital bed she left the room to see to her other patients.
      Glancing at the bedside table there were coloring books and a big box of crayons .A lady had stopped by and left them there for her the other day saying she thought she might like them to pass the time away. She looked familiar but so many people had come to visit lately they were all a jumble of unknown faces. Picking up the top one she could see that each and every page was colored perfectly.
“I used to love coloring books .This one has talent. I’ll bet the child that colored these will grow up to be an artist someday “
She remembered great big coloring books so heavy and she would color each and every page before going onto the next one.
”I wonder who colored these?” and as she placed it back on the stack at her bedside.
“I’m so sleepy” she half muttered to herself as the room filled with the most beautiful music she had ever heard.
”I had a dream once long ago about music such as this. You really can’t describe it to anyone”.
“It is a good day to die.” She whispered.

 “Yes it is”  he said …and there he was ...all glowing  and standing here beside her bed as in the wonderful dreams she had dreamed so many times before, only this time he took her hand and she was filled with so much love ..so much happiness, as though her life had been one great big coloring book starting with page one and she had just finished coloring the last page.
He was a great big glowing being, brighter than the sun but it didn’t hurt to look at him.
“Well done my love … lets go Home “
….and just before the light fully embraced her she glanced over her shoulder at the withered shell of a very old woman bathed in sunlight surrounded by a sea of faces and then she remembered all of it …every moment lived… and she knew without a doubt that it had been worth it and she had lived her life to the fullest and she smiled “Yes indeed. Let’s go back Home”

      A life is lived in a time of great changes in the world. This one wasn’t a life lived alone. So many people surrounded her now. They say that everyone sees a summary of every moment lived. Much like a movie it is .Each experience whether good or bad has been recorded and when one‘s life is over we look into our life and this is when we realize just how much we are all connected to each other . This is when you get to see the whole thing from beginning to end as a spectator…and so it began for her as I have recollections of my own birth into this world and the memories of “He” who is waiting to take me home..
The muffled sounds …feelings as though something from somewhere is trying to snuff the life out of you … You are alone for the first time and just when you think you can’t take the pain anymore, a blinding flash tears at your lungs and an iciness you have never felt before rips you from the warmth of the womb and you scream in rage……then the journey begins. :)

Paulette Grant Sept15th 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Shattered and Broken .....

Kindle Edition FREE today on all Amazon sites. Author's page:
 http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Also available in Paperback Edition on all Amazon sites or from Createspace.com

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Passion For Staying Put ...

Eleven years have passed. Arthur and Marion attempt to move on in the aftermath of the tragic loss of their only child, Jennifer.

Passion for Staying Put was a semi-finalist in the 2013 John Kenneth Galbraith Short Story Writing Award Competition.

Kindle Edition of "Passion For Staying Put" is FREE today on all Amazon sites.

 Currently #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Death & Grief > Grief & Bereavement

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crabapple Court

A review of Crabapple Court.

Neighborhood drama August 29, 2014
By David Holmes 

A homey comfortable story that gets the reader involved in an atypical neighborhood, learning the lives of socially distant people who eventually start to learn who is living next door. Of special interest is the workings of a Canadian police system. Not a barn-burner, but a very nice well told story with a good ending.

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

 

Sara, a Canadian Saga

Another great review for my first novel, Sara, a Canadian Saga ... http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Rhonda Woodworth-Tardif (New Brunswick, Canada)

This review is from: SARA, A CANADIAN SAGA (Kindle Edition)

Sara, A Canadian Saga is a poignant story about life during the depression on Prince Edward Island, Canada. One feels the hopes and dreams, and also the disappointments of Rob and Sara. I found the story to be so real I wanted to give Rob a shaking for his temper tantrums and Sara for acting like her mother. Their love, through all their trials, was refreshing. The author didn't tell you they still loved one another, but showed it, which takes some skill. It's not an exciting, edge of your seat kind of story, but a story about people who seem so real they could be your mother or sister. People who do ordinary, stupid things. I found myself wishing that Rebecca could have seen the good things in her life before they were gone, but understanding how the same thing happens to so many people. The author does a great job of creating very real characters. I liked the story.

Cover Design Susan Ruby K.
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IN THE FOREST is free today

FREE today! In The Forest

#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Canadian

IN THE FOREST is a narrative poem about the impact of spousal abuse on a couple's marriage. Who can explain why she pardoned his actions and continued to live with him? But the day arrived when she could no longer take one more moment of his violence. Now Chester weeps; an angry weeping.

If you enjoy reading "In The Forest" check out "Poetry from A to Z" - my first poetry anthology which includes the poem "In TheForest" along with 49 other poems.

Available in both Kindle & Paperback Editions on all Amazon sites. My author's page is found at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 

 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Poetry from A to Z -- first review


Poetry from A to Z has received its first Amazon review:
 
5.0 out of 5 stars I have never read such a great collection of I poems before, absolutely amazing; some long, some short and some almost like a book.
 
September 6, 2014
By Eleanor Lambert

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

I liked everything about these poems, can't say there was anything I disliked.
Would recommend this book of poetry to anyone from 15 on up.
I gave it 5 stars because these poems were well written, enjoyable and some very heartwarming.


 

Poetry from A to Z

My first paperback copies of Poetry from A to Z just arrived here this afternoon. I am very pleased with its appearance.
 
 I ordered two copies; one for myself and if there is a poetry lover out there who would like the other copy please just let me know. 
 
The book contains 50 of my poems on a variety of subjects from A to Z just like its title. 
 
This book is also available in both Kindle and Paperback Editions from all Amazon sites. My author's page is http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
 
 

Poetry from A to Z and other stops along the way :-)

I enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Haileybury & Cobalt, Ontario where I attended the launch of White Mountain Publishing's latest poetry anthology titled "Northern Ontario Speaks".   I am thrilled that one of my poems titled "I Choose" won an Honourable Mention in this competition.


For the poetry readers out there I am excited to announce my latest release:  Poetry From A to Z.

 
My most recent writing adventure is the publication in both print and Kindle format of my first book of poems titled "Poetry From A to Z"

Also new on the scene is Crabapple Court; a novella. Susie Donnelly is missing. Has she run away? Is it a kidnapping? A murder?

Also recently published is a coming-of-age novella titled Beyond The Blue in which a child finds a magical, mystical way to deal with bullying. This novella is also in both Paperback and Kindle format.

And "Recompense" which is a story of love, hate & revenge that takes place pre and during civil war in the U.S.

Prior to these publications I was kept busy with the creation, compilation and publication of a trilogy of anthologies containing short stories which keep the focus on social issues.

The books are titled SOCIAL STUDIES - Books One - Dying To Be Popular; Book Two - Shattered and Broken and Book Three - Weaving Alice. These 36 stories will make you laugh; make you cry; and certainly make you simply wonder at the human condition as it is experienced by many in our modern contemporary world.

I'm very excited to announce that "Keeping It Simple", the trinity of meditation, the 7 major chakras and psychospiritual therapy, is now available in both Kindle and Paperback Format on all Amazon sites. It is also available in print format directly from Create Space. https://www.createspace.com/4733596

This year I celebrate my 7th Writing Anniversary. Whether you choose one of my novels, a novella or a short story, I hope you will enjoy the read.

Thank you to my readers. I much appreciate your encouragement, your support and your positive reviews are very welcome.

My books are available on all Amazon sites.   Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin  
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Abundance .......

FREE today in the Kindle store on all Amazon sites:

ABUNDANCE is a short story. It is also an excerpt from one of my novels titled "Ellen and The Hummingtree". In this story Ellen is struggling both financially and emotionally. She is even feeling that her spiritual strength is in jeopardy. Then along comes a great gift in the person of Jethro Tunkel who arrives at Ellen's back gate with his knapsack on his back and his guitar slung over his shoulder.

Enjoyment of this short story will lead you to want to read "Ellen and The Hummingtree", a novel which is a fictional memoir of a woman of faith.

Check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin
Photo: FREE today in the Kindle store on all Amazon sites:

ABUNDANCE is a short story.  It is also an excerpt from one of my novels titled "Ellen and The Hummingtree".    In this story Ellen is struggling both financially and emotionally.   She is even feeling that her spiritual strength is in jeopardy.    Then along comes a great gift in the person of Jethro Tunkel who arrives at Ellen's back gate with his knapsack  on his back and his guitar slung over his shoulder.    

Enjoyment of this short story will lead you to want to read "Ellen and The Hummingtree", a novel which is a fictional memoir of a woman of faith. 

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

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Writing Adventure

My most recent writing adventure is the publication in both print and Kindle format of my first book of poems titled "Poetry From A to Z"



Also new on the scene is Crabapple Court; a novella. Susie Donnelly is missing. Has she run away? Is it a kidnapping? A murder?



Also recently published is a coming-of-age novella titled Beyond The Blue in which a child finds a magical, mystical way to deal with bullying. This novella is also in both Paperback and Kindle format.




And "Recompense" which is a story of love, hate & revenge that takes place pre and during civil war in the U.S.

Prior to these publications I was kept busy with the creation, compilation and publication of a trilogy of anthologies containing short stories which keep the focus on social issues.

The books are titled SOCIAL STUDIES - Books One - Dying To Be Popular; Book Two - Shattered and Broken and Book Three - Weaving Alice. These 36 stories will make you laugh; make you cry; and certainly make you simply wonder at the human condition as it is experienced by many in our modern contemporary world.





I'm very excited to announce that "Keeping It Simple", the trinity of meditation, the 7 major chakras and psychospiritual therapy, is now available in both Kindle and Paperback Format on all Amazon sites. It is also available in print format directly from Create Space. https://www.createspace.com/4733596



This year I celebrate my 7th Writing Anniversary. Whether you choose one of my novels, a novella or a short story, I hope you will enjoy the read.

Thank you to my readers. I much appreciate your encouragement, your support and your positive reviews are very welcome.

My books are available on all Amazon sites. 
My author's page:  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin