Wednesday 20 July 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - State of Fear by Summer Lane

State of Fear
(Collapse Series, #8)
Author: Summer Lane
Publication Date: June 24th, 2016
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult

Book Description:
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. In the snowy mountains of the Gates of the Arctic, Yukon City has become a stronghold for survivors of the apocalypse.

Or has it?

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?

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This is the 8th book in the Collapse Series. How do you keep the storyline and world going this far into the series?
The issue with Cassidy Hart is not running out of stories – it’s containing them! Cassidy’s world is monstrously huge and the options for story pathways are endless, so I really had to zero in on what I wanted the eighth book to be. In terms of technicality and research, this was a challenging book – but it was also exciting to write. I was able to utilize some elements that I have wanted to use for a long time, like submarines and ice…trust me, it’ll make sense when you read the book!

Do you find it difficult to write about one set of characters for ten books?
No, I don’t. The longer you’re with your characters, the better you get to know them. In this case, I have had the opportunity to get familiar with my characters to such a level that their development and characteristics are incredibly organic. It’s a real blast!

Are you Team Uriah or Team Chris?
A lot of people like to think that Uriah is the perfect guy for Cassidy – while some much prefer Chris, since he is the original male lead (and he’s pretty awesome, in all honesty!). I have my own secret thoughts on this subject, and I don’t like to project my opinions on such an emotional element of the series. I leave that to my readers. But I will say that, in the end, Cassidy is a strong woman who doesn’t need anybody. She’s one of those kickass characters that can survive no matter what – and anyone she falls in love with is just a bonus. I don’t say to belittle the importance of the male leads, but to stress that Cassidy is just that kind of character at this point in the series.

What’s with the title? Why ‘fear?’ What’s there to fear in this book?
The title is really a projection of the underlying theme of this book. My characters are thrust into a type of warfare that’s really unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. They go to the barren wilds of Alaska, where the icy glaciers surround them and the dark winter solstice blots out the sun. Omega could kill them all – so many terrible things have happened, and could continue to happen. Cassidy is doubting herself and her relationships. This book is about exploring all of those fears, and then figuring out if our heroes are going to succumb to the darkness or stand up and kick its butt. It’s gritty, it’s dark and it’s intense. It’s my kind of story, and that’s why I wrote it.

About the Author
Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of The Collapse Series, The Zero Trilogy and The Bravo Saga. She is also the author of Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, a #1 bestselling graphic companion to the phenomenal original series.

She is the owner of WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine where she has worked with countless authors from around the globe. Summer is also an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher.

Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her days writing, collecting tea, and writing some more. 

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  1. A natural disaster apocalypse, is one I fear.

  2. Probably a purge-like apocalypse... with today's crazy world it's totally possible :/

  3. A zombie apocalypse. What? It could happen...

  4. I think I would fear The Zombie Apocalypse most! Thank you

  5. I fear a pandemic; not necessarily zombie apocalypse. :)

  6. I would have to say robotic apocalypse is a bit scary.

  7. I fear the rise up and/or invasion of aliens taking over.

  8. I'm definitely more afraid of something like an asteroid hitting earth.

  9. Diabolical batman, global warming. . Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  10. Any form of apocalypse is nuclear destruction is my primary fear

  11. Don't think we will really have one. Per Se. I think that all those who choose & cause illnesses, violence, hatred, death and fear will be removed so that those left over can live in harmony. Right now the media and government are working hard to prevent that. A really nice giveaway. Am looking forward to seeing how Cassidy handles this situation. And of course the gc so I can get the ones I don't have Della at

  12. illnesses that wipes out the masses! like a plague.

  13. I would fear any kind of apocalyptic event, be it zombies, nuclear, asteroid or pandemic.

  14. I would fear if it was something airborne unseen and 100% fatal. Makes it harder to avoid and mankind would be wiped out and watching everyone you love die is sad and horrible

  15. Extreme global warming! World drought and the oceans drying up.