Thursday, June 12, 2014

State of Pursuit by Summer Lane Book Blitz + Giveaway

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State of Pursuit






State of Pursuit


Published: June 6th, 2014
 Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21843647-state-of-pursuit?from_search=true
Cassidy Hart is alone.

Her Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone missing 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.








On the Subject of Killing Characters


When you write a series of books, you might be surprised at how many people will take the time to write to you and ask you questions about the fate of the characters. After book three, a group of readers were a bit distraught over the fate of one character in particular (I won’t spoil it, just in case you haven’t read State of Rebellion yet!). Unfortunately, sometimes a character must be sacrificed for the good of the story.

However, I’m not the kind of author to kill off the most beloved characters in my novels, because 1) I’m too attached to them to do that and 2) that doesn’t necessarily add quality to my story, just shock. In the end, I think that quality always beats shock value, and it’s important to only kill off a supporting cast member if it moves the story forward. So I only do that if I think it’s adding to the story, not taking away from it.

In State of Pursuit, the likelihood that somebody is going to die is much higher than any of the other books. Cassidy is essentially taking a rescue team on a suicide mission, and casualties are expected. I won’t give anything away, but I’ll just say that Cassidy is faced with some tough choices, and I think she responded in a way that will surprise the readers. Cassidy is growing up!






CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE SERIES

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17196969-state-of-emergency  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17731698-state-of-chaos  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20368339-state-of-rebellion  State of Pursuit (Collapse Series #4)



Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling Collapse Series, which currently includes State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion and State of Pursuit. She owns WB Publishing, Writing Belle, and is the founder of The Art of Storytelling, a creative writing curriculum program for children. She is also a creative writing teacher and journalist.

Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her time writing, teaching, and writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits with friends at coffee shops, watching movies, reading, and visiting the beach.




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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, hadn't heard of this series before! :)

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