Saturday, February 25, 2017

"State of Allegiance" by Summer Lane

State of Allegiance
(Collapse Series Book 9)
by Summer Lane

State of Allegiance, the ninth book in Summer Lane's Collapse Series, has just been released. Also available: State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion (read my blog post), State of Pursuit (read my blog post), State of Alliance (read my blog post), State of Vengeance (read my blog post), State of Destruction (read my blog post), and State of Fear (read my blog post).

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More books by this author: the Zero Trilogy, which complements the Collapse Series - Day Zero (read my blog post), Day One (read my blog post), and End of Day (read my blog post); Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, the first book in the Bravo Saga (read my blog post).

Be brave. Be vigilant. But above all, be loyal.
In the wake of a dangerous but successful mission to Yukon City in Alaska, Cassidy Hart now finds herself back in California, at the naval air station in San Diego. Together, she and Chris now face their most terrifying threat yet: nuclear destruction.
Surviving in a world gone nuclear is easier said than done. Faced with the prospect of being wiped off the face of the earth by Omega’s nuclear arsenal, Cassidy, Chris and their fellow rebel friends stage an incredible, daring journey into the Pacific Rim with the hope that they will be able to seize a weapon that could turn the tide of the war in the militia’s favor.
The clock of the apocalypse is counting down.
Choices must be made. Relationships will be strained. True love will be put to the ultimate test.
It’s militias versus Omega. Hope versus destruction.
Where does your allegiance lie?
Choose carefully.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"I absolutely love Summer Lane’s work. I read State of Allegiance in under a day and just could not put it down. Summer does a fantastic job of weaving a story that is engaging and interesting, and keeping you interested. I’m looking forward to the next book." ~ C. Butler
"Summer Lane never fails to deliver. Action packed from beginning to end. I love this whole series but this is one of my favorite favorites . Thanks Summer for keeping me on the edge of my seat." ~ ntracefan..Jaci Baze
"I think this has to be one of my favorite Collapse Series books. Summer Lane does an excellent job fleshing out her characters and giving them added depth which makes the stories she tells even better." ~ Janiece Rhodes
"I'm running out of good things to say about Summer Lane and the Collapse Series! Every time I start one of these books I don't put it down until I am finished, and State of Allegiance was no different. Summer really makes these characters real and that makes reading these books even better." ~ Athea
"Another great read from Summer Lane! I love how characters from the past made reappearances in this book and the introduction of new strong characters." ~ Mindy

Guest Post by the Author
Staying Alive
Cassidy Hart is still alive! After 9 installments in the Collapse Series, she still manages to evade death, and to outsmart her enemies. Some people might say that she is "too lucky", but let’s face it: who wants to read about a character that’s going to die? In fact, the entire premise of the Collapse Series is a group of extraordinarily driven people who will do anything and everything to survive. That’s what makes their story worth telling.
The concept of living off the grid is one that utterly fascinates me. I have an inner "wild woman", so to speak. I feed her by reading books about the wilderness, survival and military adventures. I think that the apocalypse is the perfect setting for my characters because it throws them into an environment that makes everything harder, crazier and more dangerous.
As a post-apocalyptic author, I definitely believe that it’s important to be prepared for any emergency or disaster! I have jugs and jugs of pure water stored away in my closet, along with cans of food, matches, blankets, boots and more. You never know when something is going to shift in your world and force you to take major evasive action. And to answer a question that is frequently asked of me: yes, I have become much more prepared for an emergency over the course of writing this series, and all of the stories contained within its universe (16 books so far!).
Staying alive, at least in Collapse, is entirely dependent on three elements: adaptation, skill, and luck. Cassidy’s ability to adapt to the new world was the first thing that helped her to survive. Second, not only did she adapt, but she forged new, strong skills that put her at the top of the food chain. Lastly, she’s had a good amount of luck – all good heroes do! Yet her luck is primarily made by herself and by her friends. What’s the lesson here? When in doubt, make your own luck!
So what do I think are the main things that we can do, here in our everyday life, to stay alive? Here’s my advice:
1. Always be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
2. Never underestimate the power of scared people to do stupid things (and avoid those people!).
3. Keep food, water, medicine, clothing and any weapons (your rubber-band gun counts, right? *wink*) easily accessible at all times. You never know when disaster may strike!
4. Never assume that you are safe. Like Cassidy Hart, be aware that every moment is dangerous, and be on your guard!
5. Consider acquiring an animal companion, like a dog. They are great guardians and faithful friends.
Remember, the apocalypse will show you no mercy ... be ready to fight back!

About the Author
Summer Lane is the #1 Bestselling Author of the Collapse Series, Zero Trilogy, Bravo Saga, Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, and the adventure thriller, Unbreakable SEAL.
Summer owns WB Publishing. She is an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher. She also owns an online magazine, Writing Belle, where she has interviewed and worked with countless authors from around the globe.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, where she enjoys reading, collecting tea, visiting the beach and the mountains, and counting down the days until she has her very own puppy (if you’ve read Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, you’ll understand).

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