Title: State of Alliance
Author: Summer Lane
Series: Collapse Series #5
Release Date: January 30th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-ApocalypticSummary:
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 looms on the horizon, and Commander Chris Young – the love of Cassidy’s life – is not the only important person in Cassidy’s life who is keeping secrets. Assassinations, betrayal and startling revelations lie ahead.
The war is now. Fight or die.
Choose your side.
The fifth installment in the international bestselling Collapse Series, a YA/NA post-apocalyptic romantic adventure.
The fun in writing State of Alliance was that I was able to remove Cassidy from the middle of California – namely, the Central Valley and the Los Angeles area – and take her to an entirely new setting: The Pacific Ocean. I had envisioned this tale for a long time, and bringing it to life was epic!
Cassidy Hart’s story began in Los Angeles. Since then, she has been primarily spending her time in the Central Valley of California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. State of Alliance brings her tale to Monterey, California – one of the most beautiful places in the Golden State. It has all the beauty and drama that a storyline needs, and I was able to utilize some of the most popular hotspots in the city as prime focal points in my plot – places like Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Presidio.
The element of water allowed me to take Cassidy into new adventures with the Navy – specifically where Chris Young is concerned, since the love of her life is a SEAL. We’re throwing Commander Young into his most skilled area of talent. There are so many things I loved about writing this book, I don’t know if I can just choose one! I can’t wait to share State of Alliance with the world!
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.