Collide by Ashley Stambaugh (AND . . . She’s My Niece!)
Two days ago, my beautiful niece, Ashley, released her first ever work of fiction.
She’s been working on it for a while and her perseverance has paid-off.
Isn’t the cover intriguing?
I started reading it last night and honestly, I got a little grouchy when my kids were taking longer than normal to go to bed tonight because I want to see what happens next. It’s that good. I would say this even if she wasn’t my sweet niece.
“So what is Collide all about anyway?” you may wonder. This:
Melina Rowe never thought her quiet, simple life could change to one full of fear and confusion just by accidentally bumping into someone. But after she collides with an elderly man named Walter, she starts to hear people’s thoughts and have unsettling visions.
Walter reveals himself as a guiding angel and explains to Melina that she’s a rare type of human who can absorb angel powers. But her special ability is more of a problem for her than a gift.
The powers are too strong for humans and will eventually kill Melina unless she can successfully use them to help a select individual who’s in need of guidance. Her chances are slim, though, seeing that the handful of other humans this has happened to before didn’t survive.
Scared for her life, Melina desperately tries to help a young man named Lee, but his continual resistance and her struggle with the powers make it almost impossible. Her situation only grows worse when a trio of soul-snatching demons is sent by an unknown entity to take her soul and kill her.
As a determined Walter sets out to discover who sent the demons and why, Melina must defend herself from their relentless attacks all while trying to use powers she doesn’t fully understand to help someone who doesn’t want to be helped. If she can’t figure out how to break through to Lee, the powers will ultimately destroy her. But if the powers don’t kill her first, the demons will.
If you would like to hear more, here she is on her local news station:
Collide is available for $3.99 for Kindle, Nook, and other tablets. Print copies will be available in the near future. To order via Amazon, click below: