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.
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.
Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling YA/NA Romantic Adventure novels, State of Emergency and State of Chaos. She is a freelance writer, publicist and lover of all things feline. 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.
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 novel, State of Emergency, is her favorite book yet. You can find Summer hopping around on the Internet by following her on Twitter @SummerEllenLane. Want to talk to Summer? Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview with Summer Lane:
Why did you write the Collapse Series?
Why not? As long as I can remember, I’ve been stuck in a story world. Storytelling has always been a hobby of mine, and when I was 13, I decided to make a career out of it. Ever since then I’ve been waiting to publish a book, and I finally hit on the right story with State of Emergency.
Cassidy Hart. Who is she? What inspired her creation?
Cassidy is your typical, smart mouthed teenager. She’s naïve, she’s just out of high school and she thinks she knows everything. But she doesn’t, and that makes for some entertaining situations. I wanted somebody imperfect – somebody with virtually no real-world experience to be thrown into a collapsing society. It would be doubly hard for her, and that much more entertaining for us.
Chris Young is the strong, capable love interest. How did you come up with him?
At the time that I created State of Emergency, I knew exactly who Chris Young was the second I started writing about him. He’s a man – not a boy – and capable of keeping Cassidy alive in situations where she would otherwise die. People ask me if he’s based on anybody I know and I say this: Yes and no. His personality is partly based on a lot of different people I’ve met over the years…but he is fictional. Completely and entirely. He’s just the kind of guy you’d want to protect you during the collapse of modern society, you know? A real man.
How do you write? Do you have to get inspired by music or places?
I just sit down and start creating. I do my best work in total silence, and because my iPhone has proven to be a gross distraction from story creation, I keep internet access, televisions, radios and music far away from me when I’m writing. I need peace and quiet during story creation – nothing can pull me out of that world.
Plans for book 3?
Yes! State of Collapse will release Winter 2013, and I’m excited about that. I’m just finishing the last half of the story as we speak. As for plans concerning a fourth or fifth installment, I can’t say yet. You’ll find out if the end is coming…or not. **wink**
You can find Summer hanging out here:
Writing Belle: http://writingbelle.blogspot.com/
Official Website: http://summerlaneauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SummerEllenLaneNA Alley: http://naalley.blogspot.com/
State of Emergency on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/State-Emergency-Collapse-Series-ebook/dp/B00B1G9FJE
State of Emergency on Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/state-of-emergency-summer-lane/1114147276?ean=2940016000701
State of Chaos on Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/state-of-chaos-summer-lane/1115844196?ean=2940016771878
Thanks for stopping by My Crazy Corner, Summer!!!