Friday, January 24, 2014

State of Rebellion Release Day Tour + Giveaway


State of RebellionState Of Rebellion
Summer Lane
(Collapse #3)
Published: January 24th, 2014
Genres: NA/YA, Dystopian
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's made a shocking discovery 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.

But when the National Guard arrives, Cassidy is faced with a choice that will force her to decide between friends and 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.

“This,” he says, “is all yours.” 

I step into the room. Weapons and equipment are hanging from every nook and cranny. It’s a goldmine of war goodies. Chris, however, is holding up a single object. A rifle. It’s brand new, it’s sleek, and it’s awesome. He hands it to me.
It’s mine. 

I curl my fingers around the weapon, the metal cool against my skin. I test the weight. Not too heavy. Just right for my size. A scope is mounted on top of the weapon.

“I’ve really needed one of these,” I say.

“You’re a great shot without optics,” he replies. “With it you’ll be unstoppable.” He hoists a backpack. 

“I packed this for you. It’s got a new uniform, supplies, equipment. Upgraded radio, night vision goggles.” He grins and pulls out a small handgun. “There are some nice toys in here, too. This one’s just your size.” 

“You packed this for me?” I asked, touched. Because with all of the things he’s got to worry about, it’s beyond sweet that he would go to the trouble of getting supplies together for me. “Thank you.”

“My pleasure.” He drapes one strap of the pack over my shoulder. “You’re really in the military now, Cassie. It suits you.”

“I don’t know.” I gaze up at his sure, handsome face. “Does it?”
       “I wouldn’t lie to you.” He tucks a loose strand of hair behind my ear. “There’s not a lot of people that would adjust to this sort of lifestyle so well. You’ve got a gift.”

“I’ve got a great leader,” I reply, standing on my tiptoes. “You.”

He laughs softly, placing one hand on each side of my waist.

“Is that so?” he asks.

“Yes.” I kiss his cheek. “Thank you, Chris. For everything.”

“Don’t thank me yet."


Read State of Rebellion to find out what’s in store for Chris and Cassidy! Do you write post-apocalyptic, survivalist, dystopian or adventure stories? Submit your manuscript to WB Publishing:

That’s what State of Rebellion is all about.
I had to create a believable, volatile environment for Cassidy to grow in. She had to learn the gritty truths of living in an active warzone and the difficulty of taking a command from an officer without mouthing off. She had to learn to defend herself when she was on her own, and she had to learn to be responsible for other peoples’ lives. In addition, there was the question of balancing a relationship with a man almost a decade older than her, and maintaining friendships – or losing them. Because of what Cassidy went through in State of Chaos, she is considerably more mature than ever was before. Writing about her gradual ascent to an older, wiser and more independent character was extremely fun. I love heroines that go from helpless to fierce, and Cassidy Hart has done that for me. She’s really been one of the best friends I’ve ever had – fiction or nonfiction.

Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling YA/NA Romantic Adventure novels, State of Emergency, State of Chaos, and State of Rebellion, the first three installments in The Collapse Series. She is a freelance writer, publicist and lover of all things feline. Summer owns WB Publishing, a digital publishing company devoted to releasing exciting survival and adventure stories. In her spare time, Summer is the creator of the online magazine/blog, Writing Belle, in addition to being a co-founder and frequent contributor at NA Alley, a website dedicated to all things New Adult. She works as a creative writing teacher and consultant, as well.

Summer began writing when she was 13 years old, due to the fact that the long afternoons after school were somewhat boring, and writing stories seemed to make the time pass a little quicker. Since then she has written many books about jungle cats, secret agents, princesses and spaceships. She is also a non-fiction writer, but her debut novels of The Collapse Series are her favorite books yet.

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  1. Thank you SO much for your participation and for taking the time to review the novel! I appreciate it more than I can say!

  2. guns, bullets. water, first aid, medicine, and food.

  3. Hi Alicia! :)
    Another awesome post, thanks so much for sharing! I haven't heard about this series before, but it definitely looks interesting! :D And I love post-apocalyptic settings, so this should be plenty fun!
    In my survival kit I'd definitely have some water, dehydrated food, matches/lighter, some sort of painkillers and antiseptics and bandages (like a first aid kid sort of thing), flashlight, emergency blanket to keep me warm at night AND last but not least a weapon - either a gun or a knife.. you know, to stay safe! :)

    Thank you for sharing this, love!
    Evie @Bookish

  4. hmm . . . canned goods, water, medicine, flashlights and batteries- and I'd dress in layers. From the excerpt, I got the sense that this is a post-apocalyptic story with a heart and a special focus on the human experience. This seems very timely. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Food, dear lord, food would be #1. Then anything medical, clothes for sure and a gun with (haha) unlimited ammunition.


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