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Friday 22 July 2016

☀ State of Fear: Collapse [8] - Summer Lane

Thank you for joining us on the Release Celebrations for State of Fear, a New Adult Dystopian novel by (, WB Publishing, 235 pages).

This is the eight book in the Collapse series.

Check out the promotional Q&A with Summer Lane below!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Summer Lane will be awarding one Collapse Gift Pack (which includes a $40 Amazon Gift Card, an Autographed Surprise Book, and an exclusive piece of artwork featuring Cassidy Hart, from artist Oskari Niittymaki, the artist behind Collapse: The Illustrated Guide), and one $15 gift card for Barnes & Noble to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway



The world has gone nuclear, and the militias have met their first major defeat.

Torn and desperate, Cassidy Hart and her team make a difficult decision to relocate their forces to the cold, barren wilderness of Alaska. Yukon City has become a stronghold for survivors of the apocalypse.

Or has it?

Cassidy is on her own. Commander Chris Young remains in California to combat the shadowy forces of Omega, while Cassidy attempts to rebuild the militia's strength at Yukon City. Uriah True has ideas of his own when it comes to surviving, and the militias are splitting apart.

Veronica Klaus is unleashing hell upon the west coast. The true, terrifying nature of Omega is revealed at last. A dangerous, desperate move is made to find reinforcements and seize a weapon that could give the militias an upper hand.
The downside?
It just might kill everyone on planet earth.

Cassidy, Chris and their friends have made it this far.
How much longer can they survive?
How much longer can the world survive?

Teaser: Excerpt


      “It’s okay, everybody made it out alive,” Chris said. He reached across the seat and held my hand. I grasped his fingers firmly in mine. We drove in a roaring, screeching Humvee out of San Francisco, the city ablaze in our wake. The utter destruction was behind us, and the barren desert was before us.
      I could feel Uriah’s steely gaze on the back of my head as we drove, and as my fingers held Chris’s hand, I could feel the cold tension in Chris’s arm, the controlled fury behind his eyes. He was angry about San Francisco; he was angry at me.
      Truth be told, I was angry at him, too.
      After I had escaped the devastation of an assassination mission into the Omega stronghold, Red Grove, I had expected Chris to be a little more… overjoyed about my survival. I had evaded death yet again. I felt like Chris had erected a wall around his heart, afraid – once again – to love me, because he thought I had died.
      But really, we were all going to die.
      It was just a matter of when.

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The Series: Collapse

Collapse is a Young Adult/New Adult Dystopian Romantic Adventure.
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State of Emergency [1]

What would you do if the world as you know it ended in an instant?
How far would you go to survive?

Cassidy Hart is your typical High School graduate: A little shy, a little sarcastic, and a little naive. But when an electromagnetic pulse takes down the United States, she's forced to kick into full survival mode when she gets separated from her father.
Yeah. Things suck.
But with the help of a handsome soldier named Chris, she just might find her dad without getting into serious trouble.
Emphasis on might.
Oh. And there's the matter of avoiding getting killed in a world that's quickly turned into an active war zone.
It's going to change Cassidy's life.
It's going to be a major pain in the butt.

[12 January 2013, 261 pages]

State of Chaos [2]

Cassidy Hart has had better days.
Her dad is missing.
Her friends have been captured.
And modern society is pretty much gone, thanks to an EMP that destroyed the technological infrastructure of the United States. Surviving in the foothills of California is a challenge, but with the help of former Navy SEAL Chris Young, Cassidy's been able to stay alive.
Until now. Omega, the shadow army arisen from the chaos, won't stop until every single survivor is either under their control or dead. Taken by soldiers and forced into a labor camp, Cassidy must turn the tables on her captors. Escape means everything. Unfortunately, staying out of Omega's crosshairs is easier said than done.
You can run.
But you can't hide.
Cassidy's about to learn that the hard way.

[24 June 2013, 224 pages]

State of Rebellion [3]

Everything has changed.
After a devastating ambush that left the militia group Freedom Fighters struggling to survive, Cassidy Hart has been lucky to escape with her life. Along with her Commander and former Navy SEAL Chris Young, she has made a shocking discovering concerning the whereabouts of her father. The militias have moved further into the mountains. And the secret that is kept there will come with a price.

When the National Guard arrives, Cassidy is faced with a choice that will force her to choose between her friends and her family. Omega is getting stronger. The fight for freedom looms on the horizon.
It's all or nothing.
And Cassidy has no intention of giving up.

[20 January 2014, 335 pages]

State of Pursuit [4]

Cassidy Hart is alone.
Her Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone mission in action. A horrific battle with Omega has left too many good men and women dead, and Cassidy must bear the burden of leadership in the militia on her own.
But she's not about to give up.
With the help of her faithful friends - and former enemies - she will stop at nothing to rescue Chris and ensure victory for the militias in their fight against the all-powerful Omega forces. The game has shifted.
This time, Cassidy is one step ahead of the enemy.
This time, Cassidy is in charge.

[2 June 2014, 272 pages]

State of Alliance [5]

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 is imminent, and Commander Chris Young - the love of Cassidy's life - is not the only person who is keeping secrets. Assassinations, betrayal and startling revelations lie ahead.
The war is now. Fight or die.
Choose your side.

[27 January 2015, 300 pages]

State of Vengeance [6]

Vengeance is coming.

Monterey Bay, California, has barely survived a brutal attack from the evil invasion forces of Omega, and Cassidy Hart is exhausted. She has lost a friend and gained a new enemy. The militias seem to be weakening, and Omega seems to be getting stronger.

In an effort to recruit more troops, Cassidy travels to the desolation of the high mountains to find the mysterious troops of Sky City, and to eliminate a threat that has long been growing just out of the militia’s reach.
Cassidy is not alone. Old enemies greet her, and the most dangerous person of all just might be the one she trusts the most.
The fate of the free world is at stake. The end is coming.
The militias – or Omega – will have its revenge.

[Published 26 June 2015, 362 pages]

State of Destruction [7]

The destruction of California is at hand.

Cassidy Hart and Chris Young have survived a dangerous mission into the heart of Sky City, a secret Omega base hidden deep in the mountains, but their vengeance has come with a price. The dark, ominous cloud of nuclear war threatens to destroy everything they love, and they are forced to make one final stand against Omega’s western invasion force.

San Francisco.
Cassidy and her friends retreat to Alcatraz Island, regrouping with their lethal strike team, the Angels of Death. Their mission: infiltrate the most important Omega base on the west coast, and assassinate everyone they find there, including a new and dangerous enemy, the ruthless Omega leader Veronica Klaus.

The clock is ticking.
Ashes rain from the sky. Cassidy Hart must make a choice.
What is more important? Victory, love or revenge?

Omega is the enemy’s name.
Survival of the fittest is their game.
Cassidy Hart will not stop until she has saved California…but will she be too late? [Published 25 January 2016, 240 pages]

Author Q&A: What’s Next for Collapse and Summer Lane?

This is book 8. The Collapse Series will cap at 10 installments. What’s it going to be like writing the final two books?
"Probably fairly emotional. **grabs tissues to dab at eyes** By the time the series caps, I will have spent 5 years working on it. That’s a lot of emotional energy and devotion. Saying goodbye is always tough, but it’s a part of the writing process. I keep telling people that State of Fear is like a prologue to the final two chapters of the series. The final installments will be more intense, grittier and more shocking (no spoilers!). I am putting all of my energy and time into writing them this fall and winter, so look out!"
Speaking of State of Fear, what is your favorite thing about this particular novel?
"The ending. I love the way the book ends. I won’t confirm whether it’s happy or shocking or sad, but it’s something that I have envisioned for a while and I can’t wait for readers to get to it. I think they’re going to be very, very surprised. Let the theories begin! **wink**"
What are you going to do when Collapse finishes?
"I have addressed this question a couple of times already, but I’ll just put it out there again: I have more ideas and more stories within the world of Collapse, and even outside of it. I will be working on a project as soon as Collapse is finished, and I think my readers will enjoy it immensely. Meanwhile, the final installment to the Bravo Saga releases this fall."
What inspires you to continue writing these rapid-fire apocalypse novels?
"The world around me. The “what if.” The possibilities, the imagined scenarios, the technology of the modern world, the gritty man-to-man struggles of the old west, the tactical prowess of a soldier. Everything around me is a story, and I love to tell those stories to whoever will read them."

About the Author

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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Enter to win a Collapse Gift Pack from the author, which includes a $40 Amazon Gift Card, an Autographed Surprise Book, and an exclusive piece of artwork featuring Cassidy Hart, from artist Oskari Niittymaki, the artist behind Collapse: The Illustrated Guide; OR a $15 gift card for Barnes & Noble !
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