Sam Austin

Biography

Sam Austin is the author of over 25 stories ranging from short horrors to the 136 thousand word fantasy epic 'Damsel Knight.' Her short story 'Second Chance' was awarded an honorable mention in the writers of the future contest. Her favourite genres to play in are fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Most of her works could be considered young adult.

Having autism and dyspraxia, she's passionate about including underrepresented characters in her stories. Her novel 'Damsel Knight' features a gender questioning teenager in a fantasy world with very strict gender roles. Roy of the 'Crystal Wolves' series occasionally battles mental health issues alongside solving paranormal crimes. And her upcoming series stars a protagonist who happens to have a severe spinal injury.

She's very fond of underdogs, so most of her stories contain characters way over their heads. The sort of guys or girls who are way too stubborn to back down even when they seem to have half of London gunning for them (Truth Seeker), or are surrounded by creatures who could kill them with a flick of the wrist (Crystal Wolves).

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Where to find Sam Austin online


Books

Damsel Knight: Part One
Price: Free! Words: 36,340. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In a world where women are seen as weak creatures for men to own, one orphan girl dreams of being a knight. Slaying dragons, taking down armies with her father’s sword. On the night of her betrothal to a man over twice her age, the King’s soldiers come to their village, and in the chaotic aftermath she’s left with a choice. Marry a man she despises. Or risk death to earn her knighthood.
What You Wish For
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
After his wife dies Willard Adikos is determined to sacrifice anything to get her back, including his daughter, but when the time comes the price may be more than he is willing to pay. What You Wish For is a short horror story comprising of just under 3.5 thousand words.
Monster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A newly turned vampire fights for humanity to see her as anything other than a monster. Monster is a short horror story comprising of around 3.5 thousand words. Plus free short story 'The Iron Knife'
The Iron Knife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When a girl finds an injured man in the woods, and finds he isn't human, she and her brother have to fight for their lives against the monsters that want to kill him. The Iron Knife is a short horror story comprising of around 7,400 words. Plus free short story 'Monster'
They Came At Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A young boy awakens at night to find monsters have come to attack his family, but all is not as it seems. They Came At Night is a short horror story of around 3,300 words.
Listen To Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Isaac uses his supernatural gift of persuasion to get what he wants, living like a parasite off the people of London. He just wants a quiet Saturday afternoon at the cinema, but when his actions inadvertently put two children in danger he has to decide whether to stay in the shadows, or step forward and use his gift to save a life. Listen to Me is a short urban fantasy story of around 5000 words.
Monster Hangover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Waking up in a dog pound was not how newly turned werewolf Roy thought his night would end. Late bloomer and heir to the biggest werewolf pack in England, he'd always imagined the first time would be more heroic. He must escape without the humans finding the truth. Failure will mean disappointing his father, and exposing a secret kept for thousands of years.
Time For War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Adam's son loves his mother's new family, and his brand new toy soldier more than his father. Adam's ex wife has obviously poisoned their son against him, she's taken his respectful son away from him, and if he can't have him, then he's going to make sure she can't either. But will he get away with it? Time for War is a short horror / crime story of around 3,400 words in length.
The Exterminator
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Go in, kill the vermin, get out. Jim Skinner attends to what he assumes is a normal job, ridding a basement of rats, except when people start dying he starts to suspect his assumptions may be wrong. This job isn't normal, and neither are the rats. The Exterminator is a short horror story of around four thousand words. Plus free short story 'Time for War'
Smile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Mary's daughter Merinda is brain dead. The doctors don't know how it happened. The only thing to do is wait until her other two daughters come home to say goodbye. Only fate - or something more sinister - has other plans. Her youngest daughter is struck down with the same condition. Mary is running out of time to find out what happened to her daughters before they die.
Moon Madness
Series: Crystal Wolves. Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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Heir to the biggest werewolf pack in England, and still human at seventeen, Roy has to face the idea that he may never turn. Deciding this is their last chance to see what werewolf training is like, he drags Clem; his last unturned friend along for the ride and sneaks into the depths of the New Forest where the newly turned struggle to control their bloodthirsty instincts.
It'll be a riot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Jack was just your average guy, whose biggest problem was how to best ask out the girl he's been friends with for years without making a complete fool of himself. Then he wakes up after the end of year dance. People are dead, and the girl he loves is missing. He has to piece together what happened, but some things may be better forgotten. It'll be a riot is a short horror story of 4500 words.
Hell Hound
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In an old house in the middle of moors that seem to go on forever, a man hires a dog catcher to catch a very specific animal. There's a hell hound stalking him. He's seen it twice, and he knows when the third time comes with it will come death. Hell Hound is a short horror story of around 2,700 words. Plus bonus story: The Dragon.
The Dragon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Every day the dragon comes to burn King Jon's kingdom. Every day his people die. Champions come from far and wide to aid, but help may come from the place he least suspects. The Dragon is a short fantasy story of around 3,500 words. And Bonus story: Hell Hound.
The Doorway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hunter's four years old. He's WAY too big for baby things like being scared of the dark. No, he's scared of what's hiding in the dark. So when his Daddy says he won't come when he calls at night, Hunter is left alone to navigate a world of monsters, and hopefully return alive. The Doorway is a short horror story of around 5,500 words. Plus bonus story: Listen To Me.
Confession
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In a lonely little apartment a man makes a weapon he believes will rid the world of sin. Only, the results are not what he expects. Confession is a short story of around 2300 words. Plus bonus story: Hell of a Ride.
Hell of a Ride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
It isn’t Adam’s fault, not really. The motorbike calls to him. When a teenage thrill seeker steals a motorbike, he finds himself dealing with more than he’d bargained for. Hell of a ride is a short horror story of around 1800 words. Plus bonus story: Confession.
An Education
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An Education: In the not too distant future, class sizes have increased and education has become mandatory in England. As an enforcer, Sarah Payton's job is to force the few parents trying to dodge the system to get back in line. After all, children need an education, so she's doing the right thing. Isn't she?
When the World Ends
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A paranoid microbiologist returns to his hometown, suspended for scaring staff about the impact of an outbreak, unfortunately he’s right and must protect his town from the disease and the diseased. When the World Ends is a 20 thousand world horror / drama novella.
Monsters and Wishes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,050. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Since May 2013, Sam Austin has been publishing short stories. This collection contains ten short stories ranging from horror to paranormal fantasy, and one new flash fiction story published nowhere else. This is around 46 thousand words of stories, the size of a small novel.
Sage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,830. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Summer knows three things: Julian Lockheart is the hottest boy ever, her mother values work and appearances more than her children, and ghosts aren’t real. Only she’s not so sure anymore about the last one.
Blood Trail
Series: Crystal Wolves. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Once heir to the biggest werewolf pack in England, now kicked out by his pack after failing to make the change into wolf, Roy is still getting used to this being a human thing. Fast cars are a plus, and he still gets to hang with the friendly neighbourhood witches, but his home isn’t his home anymore. His life was back there,

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