My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
Proud Indie Author

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome 2016!

Peace, good health, prosperity, and dreams come true for you in 2016. Love & hugs from Brian, Ki, and me.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

REAWAKENING is free in the Kindle Store on New Year's Eve Day!

Celebrate New Year's Eve day! My gift to you is the Kindle edition of REAWAKENING.

With regard to this book let me share with you one review by Maggie Kirton who was 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 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.

REAWAKENING is free in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites on New Year's Eve Day.
This book is also available in paperback format on all Amazon sites or directly from
Audrey Austin's photo.Cover design by Susan RK of

Monday, December 21, 2015

Following Willow's Lead - a Christmas story free Dec. 24th to Dec. 26th in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites

Following Willow's Lead - a Christmas story, will be free for your Christmas reading enjoyment commencing Friday, Christmas Eve day, December 24th, up to and including Sunday, December 26th in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.

Since that morning, Gerry would take Willow’s leash and collar down from its hook on the kitchen wall and he would go searching for his best friend. He knew that Willow loved to chase the squirrels in the bush. He was determined to find her.

Gerry had forgotten that Willow had died. You see, Gerry Murphy has Alzheimer disease.

Following Willow's Lead is an inspirational Christmas story about a man who finds happiness in a most unusual way on Christmas Eve Day. Cover design of this short story features my German Shepherd/Mastiff with the name of "Ki" who is a ray of sunshine in my life.

Alzheimer is a terrible unrelenting thief. But much greater than this disease are hope, determination, and love. These are the real stars in the sky on this Christmas Eve.
Special thanks to my dear friend, Maggie Kirton for the prompt that inspired me to write this Christmas story

Check out my author's page at and I hope you will enjoy this Christmas story.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Christmas Wish .... a poem by Audrey Austin


A time of love, a time for sharing
Let's find new says to light the path
While old traditions tried and true
Express how much we're caring
For our family
For our friends
For people 'round our hungry world.

A time of peace, a time for laughter
Let's find new ways to share the love
While old relationships hold fast
We'll open hearts, extend our reach
To neighbours near
To neighbours far,
To those with whom we've yet to meet.

A time of joy, a time to remember
The holy birth of the blessed child
Who gave us the reason
To celebrate this season
A season of love, of caring, of sharing,
Love will brighten the path of all who are weary.
Hold the light, share the light, be the light.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Crabapple Court free this Sunday, December 20th, in the Kindle Store

Crabapple Court found its genesis as a result of my entry in a 3Day Novel Competition. One year and many re-writes later the novella was born. The residents of Crabapple Court took my hand and led me on a wonderful journey that I am happy to share with you, the reader. I hope you will enjoy the story.

This Sunday, December 20th, Crabapple Court will be free in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.
This book is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites and also directly from

Check out my author's page at

Cover design by Susan at

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The original publication of The Silent Star plus a Dozen,
although available in Kindle format,
is no longer available in print format.

 This is why I have chosen these selections
to bring new life to the original anthology. I hope you will enjoy the "Selections".

The Silent Star plus a Dozen Selections is free for your reading enjoyment this coming Sunday, December 13th, on all Amazon sites.

This anthology of short stories is also available in paperback format from all Amazon sites or directly through

 For those interested readers in Elliot Lake you will find a copy of The Silent Star Plus a Dozen Selections on the shelf at The Elliot Laker Store on Ontario Avenue.

Check out my author's page at
And, remember, books make great Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

RECOMPENSE ... free in the Kindle Store Thursday,December 3rd

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 3rd), in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites "Recompense" is free for your reading pleasure.

"Recompense" is available in both Kindle and Paperback format on Amazon and also in paperback format at

Check out my author's page at

Maurice Wilson lives in Salt River, a small town near Cape Town, South Africa. He is the son of a black father and a Caucasian mother. After the sudden death of his parents he makes the decision to move to High River, Alberta, Canada, the place of his mother’s birth in search of a sense of belonging. He becomes a Canadian citizen, is employed as a mail carrier for Canada Post. The morning of his first day on the job he meets Alison Pierce, a plain woman whose silent passions run deep. Shortly into her relationship with Maurice all her hopes for fulfillment plummet however she continues to live with him for more than twenty-five years. In their later years Maurice and Alison become acquainted with the Internet and with the Senior Befriender Chat Room. When temptation with the name of Conrad enters their lives the shared bonds of loyalty and trust are put in jeopardy. Will deception rule the day?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ellen and The Hummingtree -- free in the Kindle Store

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 28th) "Ellen and The Hummingtree" is free for your reading pleasure in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites. Check it out at or my author's page,

Ellen and the Hummingtree is also available in paperback from or on all Amazon sites.

This book is also available in The Elliot Laker store on Ontario Avenue for my readers who live locally. 

Ellen and the Hummingtree
Audrey Austin

Cover design:

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 relationship with 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.
If someone you love is experiencing Alzheimer Disease, as Ellen does, then you will want to read Ellen's story.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Linen Cupboard .. free Sunday, Nov. 22nd, in the Kindle Store

It is moving day; a most difficult time. Not only is she saying good-bye to the house but also to her mother. She feels okay though, keeping herself together, until she reaches the linen cupboard.

I love writing short stories and it is my pleasure to add my latest short story titled The Linen Cupboard to my current collection available for your reading pleasure. When my mother passed away more than 25 years ago I truly was okay leaving her home; that is until I knew it was time to empty her linen cupboard. This personal experience is the inspiration for this fictional story.

The Linen Cupboard is free tomorrow, Sunday, November 22nd, for your reading pleasure in the Kindle Store. Check it out at or at my author's page

Monday, November 16, 2015

I love writing short stories

I have many short stories that, like Daniel, dare to stand alone in the Kindle Store. The most recent short story is titled The Linen Cupboard. It will be available soon and will join the others. My short stories sell for 99 cents each in the Kindle Store. You can check them out at or check out my author's page at    These photos are of two of my most recent short stories but I have written many that I hope you will enjoy reading.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

When God Gives Us Spring - free Sunday in the Kindle Store

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, a novel, is free tomorrow (Sunday, November 15th) in the Kindle Store for your reading pleasure.

Check it out on or on my author's page at

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SARA, a Canadian Saga, free in the Kindle Store, Wednesday, November 4th

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.
SARA, a Canadian Saga, is free tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Kindle Store for your reading pleasure. Check it out at

 If you enjoyed reading SARA, thanks for your positive review on Amazon. 

Audrey Austin
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