Austin Macauley

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The Incredible Star Portal
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,340. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
John M Donald has come up with a science fiction novel that echoes the best of the genre, where there are physical reasons for each development and no star ship exceeds the speed of light, though there are ingenious solutions to that problem of which the Star Portal is one. The story is compelling, the plot tight without one unnecessary character and the aliens are fiendishly smart.
The Dawn's Chorus
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Dawn's Chorus is a book of intrigue, double turns and second guessing set against a backdrop of devastating historical drama.
I Have A Message For You
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This down-to-earth account of Chrissie's life in her own words tells a series of heart-warming but incredible stories about her career as a medium and a mother.
The Saga Of Barak
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 239,730. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Saga of Barak is a tale of a giant of a man, Barak, who is in the employ of Rome. His role is that of a slayer, a profession to which he is very much suited. When his friend King Aulric's son is poisoned and his daughter kidnapped by Black Guard warriors from Barak's homeland of Krozakistan Barak vows to find and return the daughter and obtain an antidote from his homeland.
The Waterwoman's Gift
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,440. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
After years of unrewarding work as a lawyer in London, and sensing the end of her relationship with a man far too attached to his mother, Janie Malham desperately needs a change of scene. When offered a temporary position with a charity in the most rural part of Scotland she imagines it will be exactly the break she requires.
Where to, Guv?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Have you ever wondered about the tales the taxi driver could tell when you travel in his or her cab? Where to, Guv? is Peter Douglas's delightful book giving an entertaining insight into the life of a taxi driver. It tells of his first forays in the occupation, and recounts hilarious anecdotes about the many passengers he has driven over the years.
A Different Life
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,790. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author was born in Scotland in 1946 to a large family of 11 children. At the age of 16 Alice moved to London to work for the Royal Household, whilst there she met her future husband, a member of the Household Cavalry. Alice has three grandchildren.
Path of the Gods
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 123,080. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Two friends, Jerome and Peter, and a girl running from a harrowing past, become involved in an epic journey of discovery. Accompanied by new friends, they become the target of The Reformation, but why are they so interested? And will their evil secrets be unveiled before it is too late?
An Avenue in Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An Avenue In Time tells three simultaneous histories - that of the author, the life of his father, and the history of several parts of Scotland. Arthur's father, a church missionary, changed the face of Kenya for its citizens, and Arthur himself was instrumental in the work of the Samaritans in the United Kingdom.
To Ride The Tiger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,650. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS REALLY LIKE IN VIETNAM? Shocking, frightening, terrifying and at times brutal, this book details what life was like for soldiers serving in Vietnam, and especially for Special Forces. The American Military are willing and able to disavow all knowledge of such soldiers when they have outlived their usefulness, and the Psychiatric Agencies have neither the knowledge
Cassie
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,650. Language: British English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
When Cassie's mother dies in childbirth, it is her father – Charles, Lord Emerson - her aunt and the staff of Harrington Hall who raise her. Cassie has inherited a talent from her mother, that of painting. She becomes a much sought after portrait painter and has never been happier. However, her happiness is under threat when a stranger, David, arrives at Harrington Hall from America.
Dream On
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,610. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
After an accomplished career working for a clandestine team, known simply as The Unit, Krista Crawshaw has finally completed her last assignment. At only thirty-five, she is being fully retired.
Telling Tales From Turkey
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,140. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
For anyone with an interest in modern Turkey, this delightful collection of true stories is a must-read. Three British teachers record their varying experiences of living in the country, from daily life and local festivals to finding jobs and surviving earthquakes. These amusing and informative recollections provide insight into Turkish culture and also show how the authors have adapted to life.
THE MARVEL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition. From fairies and long-lost family members to feral children and mermaids, this collection contains just enough to tease the imagination. All proceeds from sales will be donated to Comic Relief.
Behaving Disgracefully
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
With five brothers to look out for her and vice versa, Ellen Brunelle didn't take kindly to clueless women wrecking their heads with insincerity. She adored her brothers - all five of them - they were the best brothers ever as far as she was concerned, and of course her little sister Annie was the icing on the cake. But then...out of the blue...one of her brothers makes a pass at her.
Marie's World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Marie's World tells a tale of love gone wrong, of doing the right thing even if it hurts and how to survive when your world is turned upside down.
Miranda
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When the young and good-natured George Wickham is entranced by the beautiful and beguiling Miranda Lovelace, a chain of events unfolds that awakens uncomfortable memories and emotions from a previous generation.
The Tower
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,160. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
What is the unusual military activity around a water tower at a popular yet rustic resort in Duck, NC? It catches the eye of Jack Sommerstag. Why would the U.S. Army be involved in the water tower business? He and FBI Agent Ben Chambers become unlikely allies investigating a conspiracy so deeply hidden that it reaches from the White House to the top members of the US Military.
Mr Jack Nobody
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,570. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Your name is Jack Nobody. Orphaned at the age of five you now live in the workhouse and survive on meagre wages and rations augmented by petty thieving. Still, it's a little better than climbing up chimneys which you had to do previously until you grew too big for that work. Now at the age of nine what are your prospects? Poverty, disease or prison?
How have i cheated Death? A Short adn Merry Life with Cystic Fibrosis
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK's most common life-threatening diseases, affecting over 10,000 people. Each week, five babies are born with the condition; however, each week, three young lives are also lost to it. Currently, there's no cure.
Baladin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Meet Baladin. She is beautiful and elegant, proud and jealous. For Geoff Shelton it was love at first sight and he leaves his wife most weekends to spend time with her.
Carenza's Journey
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,270. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Debut novelist Felicity Knight's novel ‘Carenza's Journey' started out as a self-published e-book but has now been published by Austin Macauley. The initial setting is the impoverished East End of London at the outbreak of World War II but moves to rural Worcestershire following the evacuation of the novel's heroine Carenza Dodds.
Me290
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,520. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Me 290 immerses the reader into the realm of ‘The Programme’; a clandestine experiment originally devised by Nazi engineers towards the end of World War Two after a chance happening that would've altered the course of history.The novel explores the possibility that a chance happening nearly handed Hitler the hardware to deliver the victory he craved.
Weeds in the Garden of Eden
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,830. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Barbara Unković, a proud New Zealand-born writer of Croatian and English descent, travels to the village that was her grandfather's birthplace to begin a new life. There, amidst the timeless beauty of this idyllic Adriatic island, things are not quite as they seem...
Hyperion (2nd Edition)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 263,170. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
120,000 years from now, humanity has civilized a collection of distant worlds. Having no knowledge of Earth, this civilization is dominated by a powerful religion that holds a doctrine of human origin developed from baseless superstition.
Waiting for Summer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,620. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Waiting for Summer is a woman's personal journey of rediscovery set on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Sylvie has it all. A beautiful house in Cyprus, a flourishing business and loving handsome husband. But when she discovers a string of messages from a mysterious woman on her husband's phone, her paradise begins to crumble.
Distant Shadows
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,790. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Richard Burkett shoots his victim in 1935, and gets away with it, he doesn’t expect to be caught over seventy years later. Zoe Peterson is shocked to find two police detectives – one being the captivating DC James Clark – interviewing her grandparents about an unsolved murder.A chance comment reminds James that the identity of the victim is more important than that of the murderer…
Falklands Revenge
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 175,550. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Falklands War in 1982 is at its peak and covert missions are under way on both Islands. Four British Special Forces men lie dead in a shallow hollow on East Falkland, three of them brutally murdered in cold blood after surrendering to their Argentine captors. Only severely wounded Royal Marine Sergeant Harry Glass survives because he was hidden under the dead body of his fallen comrade.
Carenza's Heirs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,550. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In this sequel to Carenza's Journey Carenza has settled down with Hugh in Nether Heydon in Worcestershire. Her antiques business keeps her independent and her eldest daughters, Lily and Georgia, are ready for university. There Lily falls in and out of love with Janyn Beckworth. She thinks she's learned the hard way how Mr Right can turn out to be Mr Wrong. But Janyn is only just getting started.
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
After living in Croatia for seven years, author Barbara Unković returned to her New Zealand birthplace for an extended family holiday. With the holiday over, and eager to be back in her adopted homeland, Barbara's joy upon her return to Croatia is marred by the rude welcome she receives.
Ma Petite Rosette
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,100. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the summer of 1941, war abruptly intrudes into an otherwise peaceful and remote part of German Occupied France. Two British airmen engaged on a top-secret mission, are shot down, landing in the treacherous mud of a bay near La Rochelle. They are rescued by a young farm-worker whose father sets out to help them escape capture accompanied by his daughter who speaks a little English.
Pets Aplenty
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,260. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Join novice vet, Paul Mitchell, in a further six months of hilarious escapades he experiences while working at Prospect House Veterinary Hospital. He's confronted by a ravenous pig while sunbathing naked in a cornfield. He locks jaws with a caiman with scale rot and battles with Doug, a vicious miniature donkey that's always sinking his teeth into him.
The Trainee
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,750. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Insurance is dull isn't it? Not when you're a broker at Lloyd's.
The View From Here
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The View from Here came about as a result of writing letters to elderly friends who were unable to travel themselves. Sitting every evening writing to them I was opening windows for them to be with us on our travels to see what we had seen and were seeing and share some of our pleasure in the life we were able to lead,
The Squadron
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,580. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The best kept secret of the Second World War has evolved into the secret of the new millennium.A secret that nearly gave Hitler the victory he craved, and even the combined might of America and the Soviet Union dared not face the consequence of it without allies.Now part of that secret threatens the very future of mankind.The Squadron must be ready, even if the human race isn't.
Hourglass Heights
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,340. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Who is brutally murdering the male residents of the Hourglass Heights apartment complex? At first glance, it would appear that their spouses are the killers, but Detective Marcia Tanaka believes that a serial killer is responsible.
Tracy Manners
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
At the age of 24, Tracy Manners is arrested for attacking her girlfriend. It is the first time - a matter of lost tempers - but it is likely to mar the rest of her life and mark her as a criminal in both her social life and employment.
Shifters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Strange goings on are occurring all over the United Kingdom. A baby and her mother are murdered, and two dead pilots are found amongst the smouldering wreckages of their planes.
The Foreign Tsarina
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,300. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Catherine the Great has quite a reputation today, her indiscretions were ridiculed. Yet from an early age she was skilled at observing and manipulating people's emotions, an insightful thinker, she championed the enlightened philosophers. Although at the age of 15, she was not to know this. Married to her disinterested cousin, she was abandoned a foreign country without family or friends.

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From Castanets to Conscription
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,790. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
It's 1957 and Peter Mardle receives two letters on the same day - one giving details of his call-up for National Service, and the other from his cousin in Spain inviting him to stay with her and her GI husband. What would you do?

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