Friday, April 22, 2016

"Bravo: Apocalypse Mission" by Summer Lane

Bravo: Apocalypse Mission
(Bravo Saga Book 1)
by Summer Lane

Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, the first book in Summer Lane's new Bravo Saga, has just been released. This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours.

For more books by this author, please check out the Collapse Series: State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion (read my blog post), State of Pursuit (read my blog post), State of Alliance (read my blog post), State of Vengeance (read my blog post), and State of Destruction (read my blog post); and the Zero Trilogy, which complements the Collapse Series: Day Zero (read my blog post), Day One (read my blog post), and End of Day (read my blog post).

Civilization, collapsed. Society, gone.
The apocalypse rules all, and mankind struggles for survival.
But there was a dog, and his name was Bravo.
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.

Look inside Bravo: Apocalypse Mission.

Praise for the Book
"I was super skeptical about a book from a dog's point of view but I read it because Summer Lane is one of my favorite authors and all her other books are really good too. I was in suspense throughout the whole book and I couldn't put it down because I just had to find what happens with everyone and of course what happens with Bravo. I can hardly wait for the next book to see where this adventure takes us. I really enjoy how this book complements the Zero Trilogy and the Collapse Series. Thank you Summer for this book. I know my son will enjoy too." ~ Amazon Customer
"Another fun book by Summer Lane! I wasn't sure at first if I would like to read a story from a dog point of view, but I had fun with it. The beginning moves kind of slow for me, as I really didn't need the details of being a puppy or the many training techniques etc. I really didn't start to enjoy the story until it moved into the world of Summer's other apocalypse stories. Then I was really interested in Bravo's adventures. Parts of the story were really touching actually. I would highly recommend reading this book especially if you are a fan of her other books. Summer's writing is awesome, and her descriptions put you right in the world of Bravo. It's also good to start seeing some of the other characters show up, kind of makes me want to reread the entire series now. Thanks Summer for another fun adventure." ~ Lisa
"As a big fan of the Collapse series and the Zero trilogy I was skeptical about a book from a dogs point of view. I laughed I cried I want more!" ~ Jen
"I have read all of Summer Lane's books and they have all been well written with a great story line and subject. I read Bravo and it is wonderful. It is really wonderful to have this story from a dog's view of playtime, work, self control, and loneliness and love for his handler/trainer Nathan. This book gives us a view of these wonderful dogs and their need in war and how they handle combat and loss. I could go on and on but you would benefit much more to read this well written book and learn about Bravo yourself. I can hardly wait for book two." ~ ntracefan..Jaci Baze

Guest Post by the Author
Think Like A Dog
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!

About the Author
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.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her days writing, teaching, and writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits with friends at coffee shops, movie dates, reading and spending the day at the beach or mountains.

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