Friday, April 22, 2016

Bravo: Apocalypse Mission by Summer Lane - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Bravo: Apocalypse Mission
Summer Lane
(Bravo Saga, #1)
Publication date: April 22nd 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Civilization, collapsed. Society, gone.

The apocalypse rules all, and mankind struggles for survival.

But there was a dog, and his name was Bravo.
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First, there was the training.
Bravo, a strong and loyal German Shepherd, is born and raised to be a bomb detection dog in the Marines by his handler, Nathan Ingalls. Together, they prepare to become fighters.
After the training, there was the desert.

Deployed to Afghanistan, the brutality of desert warfare shows no mercy to neither man nor dog.
And then, there was the Collapse.

When the apocalypse strikes, Bravo is cruelly torn from his handler in the dying days of society. Bravo fights for survival in the city, longing to be reunited with his handler, his friend.

His journey will take him into the most dangerous parts of the city and country, into the heart of the apocalypse. He will meet new friends, and he will fight for them.

Bravo will not stop until he finds his partner.
This is the story of a dog. This is the story of a hero.

This is the story of Bravo, the bomb dog, and his apocalypse mission.


GUEST POST:
Think Like A Dog

By Summer Lane
The most interesting part of writing Bravo: Apocalypse Mission was being able to look at the apocalypse through the eyes of a dog. What does he see? What does he care about? How does he survive, and more importantly, how does he deal with loss?
I’ve always loved dogs, so it was a great treat to be able to write this story. I had the idea a little over a year ago. Bravo himself was inspired by an offhand comment from a child who had read my books and exclaimed, “You should write about a dog in the apocalypse!” From that comment, I immediately pictured Bravo in my head. And thus he was born! First as a sidekick in The Zero Trilogy, and now as the star of his very own story. I had always wanted to write a story about a dog, and this was my chance.
I think the most challenging thing about getting into the head of a dog is realizing that 1) dogs don’t necessarily have a reason for everything they do. They simply do it because they are creatures of instinct. And 2) a dog can be just as emotional as people when it comes to losing a friend or handler. I had to find a balance between instinct and emotion when it came to writing Bravo’s adventure, and I think I was able to locate the sweet spot and make it work!

Q&A with Summer Lane
How long have you been writing?
Since I was about 7. I have never been able to pull my mind away from the imaginary worlds we build in fiction. Writing, movies, music and art. I love every medium of storytelling, but books are my favorite. I started working as a writer when I was 13, but I didn’t get my first paycheck until I was 17. That was exciting. To actually be paid to write – what a miracle! 

How many books have you published?
Counting Bravo, my count is currently at 12. I wrote and released 5 books last year. It was very intense, but I was satisfied with the work I put out there. It’s thrilling to release novels and have them be #1 bestsellers. My readers and fans are incredibly devoted and supportive. I love them all. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them!

Any plans for new books?
I always have plans for new books! I don’t write to sell a product. I write because I genuinely love to do it, and I’m blessed that people are interested enough to purchase my work and give me the opportunity to make a career out of the art of storytelling. Currently, I’ve got two more books releasing this year: State of Fear (Collapse #8) and Bravo: Blood Road (Bravo #2).

What’s your favorite part of being a writer?
The creative freedom. You can be who you want to be, in both real life and the stories that you write. The pen really does wield a mighty power. I can’t imagine doing anything else other than writing or working with other writers. 

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Yes. Never go into a career in writing with the mindset that you know everything. Writing is about constantly learning and sharpening yourself. There is no end to the education of the written word. Write constantly and read everything you can get your hands on. Always make yourself better.
 

Author Bio:
Who is Summer Lane?
Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of 12 thrilling books, including the phenomenal bestselling Collapse Series, Zero Trilogy and Collapse: The Illustrated Guide. Her newest series, The Bravo Saga, is releasing April 22nd, 2016, and is hotly anticipated in the reading community.
Bravo: Apocalypse Mission is the first installment of the Bravo Saga. It follows the story of a military working dog named Bravo who is separated from his beloved handler when the apocalypse strikes. It is a poignant and thrilling tale of love, loyalty and survival.
Summer also owns WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine where she has interviewed and worked with countless authors from around the globe.

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