Friday, June 6, 2014

RELEASE DAY TOUR [REVIEW & Excerpt + Giveaway!!] State of Pursuit By Summer Lane

State of Pursuit 
Summer Lane 

Author: Summer Lane 
Series: Collapse Series #4 
Publisher: WB Publishing 

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. 
Copyright 2014

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In my heart, I know that if we fail, there won’t be another way. Omega will expect a second rescue attempt, and they will be waiting for us to try something. Harry Lydell would kill Chris. It would mean game over. 
This is something that everyone knows, but nobody wants to say it. 
There’s no reason to. 
“We’ll wait until it gets dark,” I continue. “Remember, in and out. Make it quick. Improvise, adapt and overcome. I don’t want any friendly casualties. Understood?” 
“Understood,” Uriah echoes. 
I look around at the many faces watching me. All of them, good men and women – even the ones I don’t necessarily get along with on a personal level. They’re risking their lives for Chris – and for our cause. 
“Vera,” I say. “I want you with me.” 
She doesn’t reply. She simply nods, her expression a perfect poker face. 
Life is short. It’s even shorter when you’re a soldier. Do the right thing, because tomorrow, you might not get the chance. 
Copyright 2014 

Amazing!! That's the only word I can use to describe this series. Every time I think Summer can't get any better I am totally blown away. To say this series is one of my absolute favorites would be an complete understatement. How Summer can end one book with me completely spell bound and pick up with the next and never feel like I left the one before is quite amazing!! The story line continues as smoothly as though it were all one book. And that "book" I am totally in love with.

This installment picks up with Cassidy secretly leading a rescue mission to retrieve Chris from the OMEGA forces where he is being held as a POW.  What I love most about Cassidy is how humble she is even though she is a kick butt heroine. I love she's not some weak little girl, scared like in some books that we read. Strong girl characters make a wonderful book. And Chris is everything a soldier, gentleman, and all around good guy should be. And the fact that he has rescued her before and she returns the favor in this book shows that she is as strong a person and soldier as you could ask for. And what really makes this a wonderful read is that he loves her. He truly loves her not the sappy stuff you read in romance books but the real life love that is so awesome to see. He's her protector and she is his. The romance is so sweet. I just love it!

And you couldn't ask for better secondary characters. They aren't the fictitious characters that just blend into the background of the book doing everything that you expect. These characters are strong and like Manny and Uriah, love Cassidy like a little sister or a daughter. They would fight with her to the end. Then there's Vera, who doesn't really care for Cassidy but later changes her attitude but no matter what she feels or thinks she is always a good soldier and follows Cassidy's orders.

I wish Summer could write a little faster because every time I finish one I'm already dying for the next one. I know she's written 4 in the past year but COME ON I need the next one!! :) Like I've said before God has blessed Summer with the awesome ability to write and put the reader into the story. I wish I could give it way more than 5 HOOTS but that is my max so.....

 5+ HOOTS FOR State of Pursuit, The Collapse Series, & Summer Lane!!

About the Author: 
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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Summer Lane said...

Thank you so much for posting and for reviewing!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! So happy you enjoyed the book! :)))