Sunday, February 1, 2015

State of Alliance by Summer Lane

Book & Author Details:

State of Alliance by Summer Lane 

(Collapse Series #5) 
Publication date: January 30th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic


There is no such thing as safe.
For Commander Cassidy Hart, staying alive is only one of her day-to-day problems. As a newly minted Senator of the State of California, she must travel to Monterey Bay with the hope of bringing an agreement between the militia forces and the Pacific Northwest Alliance as the United States desperately battles against the shadow invasion forces of Omega.

But Monterey is not what it seems. The threat of another Omega attack looms on the horizon, and Commander Chris Young – the love of Cassidy’s life – is not the only important person in Cassidy’s life who is keeping secrets. Assassinations, betrayal and startling revelations lie ahead.

The war is now. Fight or die.
Choose your side.

The fifth installment in the international bestselling Collapse Series, a YA/NA post-apocalyptic romantic adventure.

Go-Bags and Canteens
By Summer Lane

I have talked to so many people who have told me, “I never thought about being ready for an emergency until I read your books!” It’s so funny to me, because my books are purely fictional, based on a concept that could happen. I am a huge advocate of emergency preparedness, but it’s not like I have a bunker under my house or a ten year’s supply of canned beans in my pantry. I believe in preparing for the obvious, first. In Cassidy Hart’s story, the world of technology is wiped out by an electromagnetic pulse, and society is back to square one. In State of Emergency, all she has is her father’s Mustang, a case of bottled water and a go-bag full of basic supplies. I think it’s really important to have a go-bag ready in your house, just in case! You never know if you need to leave the area quickly. Things like fires, floods, earthquakes and the like make it a handy thing to have.

Most people are completely unprepared for an emergency. That’s why I wrote State of Emergency in the first place. I was thinking about that concept. Would I be ready if I had to leave my house right this second? My answer was no. And so The Collapse Series began to form in my head. I think it’s a scary but valid concept. Cassidy Hart has shown me what it’s like to fight for survival, and I plan on following her example and being prepared for the worst – while hoping for the best, of course!


Summer Lane is the author of the international bestselling Collapse Series and Zero Trilogy. She owns WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine dedicated to the Art of Storytelling. Summer is also an accomplished creative writing teacher and professional journalist. She lives in the Central Valley of California where she creates her stories and shares them with the world.

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