Book Of The Day – As The Ash Fell

by Ron on August 17, 2016

Today’s Book of the Day is a Science Fiction novel by A.J. Powers and it’s 75% off for a limited time. As the Ash Fell has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Once you get a few pages into this book, you wont be able to put it down.” Sarah – Amazon Reviewer

As the Ash Fell
by A.J. Powers
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3


Life in the frozen wastelands of Texas is anything but easy, but for Clay Whitaker there is always more at stake than mere survival.

Yellowstone, along with two other Super Volcanoes, exploded with a tremendous fury following months of heightened seismic activity worldwide. The devastating eruptions released unmeasurable quantities of ash into the atmosphere. Coastlines were changed. New canyons were formed. Temperatures plummeted, dragging economies down, too. With no real way to sustain order, governments around the world began to fold, societies collapsed.

It’s been seven years since the ash rained down from the sky. Populations are thinning. Food is scarce. Despair overwhelming. Clay and his sister Megan have taken a handful of orphaned children into their home—a home soaring 16 stories into the sky. Providing for his adopted family is a 24/7 job for Clay. And with roughly six short months a year to gather enough food and supplies to last the long, brutal winter, Clay is forced to spend much of his time away from home—scavenging, hunting, and bartering.

Despite the vicious, unforgiving world he lives in, Clay has grown accustomed to his new life. That is, until he meets Kelsey Lambert.

Now, with winter rolling in earlier than ever, Clay must swiftly adapt to the changes in his life to ensure the safety of those he cares about.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I read it in two days, every free moment I had, from waiting at the doctors office to staying up well past my bedtime, I devoured this book and didn’t want it to end.


There was some great action taking place, well written fight sequences and what made it all come together was the hint of a shy young man falling in love. I greatly admire an author who can pull it all together without losing the reader in techno-babble. This book is well worth reading and would appeal to readers young and old.


A truly enjoyable book…a simple love story in a harsh environment…makes you wonder how you would change or react in this situation….would you follow the dark side and have no remorse…or would your conscience lead you the right way… I thank the author for not only an intriguing tale but also for the lesson in humility…


I love the details that the author gives, I feel like I’m right there. It’s also a very easy read and the story line keeps you on the edge of your seat. I don’t usually read this type on genre but this is a must!


The book is clean and even though the subject matter can be heavy, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone age teen and up. Very good story and I truly hope the author releases a sequel!

Get As the Ash Fell here: As the Ash Fell

About The Author

AJ Powers is a professional game developer working on some of the biggest franchises in the game world–Halo, Call of Duty, and Borderlands to name a few. However, once he leaves the fluorescent pit of polygons and PBR materials, he switches gears into a reading, writing monster fueled by caffeine and ideas that won’t stop pestering him. His first full-length novel, As the Ash Fell, released in May of 2015 and has become a best seller in both the US and the UK.

In addition to writing, AJ also does his own cover art, as well as covers for various other indie authors.

AJ resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife, Lia, and their two incredible children. They also have a dog that really could use some braces.

You can learn more about AJ over at

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – A.J. Powers and ENT appreciate it.


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