GIVEAWAY and GUEST POST: Day Zero by Summer Lane

October 10, 2014 Guest Posts, Release Day Blitz 9

GIVEAWAY and GUEST POST: Day Zero by Summer Lane

GIVEAWAY and GUEST POST: Day Zero by Summer Lane

Day Zero

Summer Lane

Series: The Zero Trilogy #1

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
Elle is a survivor.
Since the collapse of modern society, she's been living in the remains of downtown Hollywood, California, foraging for food and fighting for her life.
And then everything changes.
After she is forced out of her home, she heads north. What she finds is a group of bunker survivors, unlikely comrades, and the hope of a safe haven. Together, they journey toward the dregs of civilization, facing starvation, imprisonment and death.
They are alone, but they are ready.
Day Zero begins today.
Day Zero is a novella, the first installment in The Zero Trilogy, a novella series complementing the international bestselling Collapse Series.
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Inspiration for Day Zero
I came up with the title for Day Zero shortly after I finished the third or fourth chapter of the book. The spot on the earth’s surface that is closest to where a detonation takes place is often called Ground Zero. It is, in fact, the aftermath of a disastrous event. The storyline of my novel certainly fit that description, so I called Elle’s story Day Zero, because society finds itself back at the drawing board after an electromagnetic pulse disables the technological infrastructure of the entire country.
I visited Santa Monica, Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area when I was in high school. I was working as a writer in high school, although I had yet to publish a novel. I always thought Los Angeles would be a fascinating place to set a post-apocalyptic novel. With Day Zero I was able to do so. It’s fun to be able to build a fictional scenario around reality. It gives a story more depth and flavor. Using real landmarks and street names lends a sense of realism to a story that readers find fascinating and authors love integrating. Day Zero is one of the more fun stories that I’ve written, from an author’s perspective. A lot of research went into this novel, and that included visiting Santa Monica, West Hollywood and beyond to make sure Elle’s world was geographically and even historically accurate.
Writing Day Zero was a blast – I can’t wait for you to read it!
GIVEAWAY
Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
A pack of eBooks including:
Dead Girl Walking, by Ruth Silver
Fractured Dream, by K.M. Randall
Spirit Warriors: The Scarring by DEL Connor
Eyes of the Enemy by Kelly Hess
Jacob, King of Portalia by Casey Club
Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
Aftershock by Roberta Trahan

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About Summer Lane

Summer

Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling Collapse Series, which currently includes State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion and the fourth installment, State of Pursuit – releasing June 6th, 2014. She owns WB Publishing, and is the CEO of The Art of Storytelling, an upcoming creative writing program for children.

Summer is also the founder of Writing Belle, an online magazine dedicated to the art of storytelling. She is a consultant, creative writing teacher and journalist. Check out Writing Belle for interviews with upcoming authors and insights into the world of publishing! http://writingbelle.com/

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9 Responses to “GIVEAWAY and GUEST POST: Day Zero by Summer Lane”

  1. Liz @ Fictional Candy

    Alright, this sounds like exactly the type of book I love!! I can’t wait to get into this series :)

    As for the question, where would I go to look for food in the city. That’s a hard question. Assuming you mean Hollywood and LA, I have no idea. But in any city, I think I would watch the neighborhood around me, see who is in their home and who isn’t. The stores will have been looted and full of dangerous people who will do anything to survive themselves. So I think the best bet is to stay off of the radar. Check out some abandoned houses, or maybe a liquor store that is a smaller type of “on the corner” type place. Generally in apocalypse type situations, unless you are well armed and not alone, I think it’s best to avoid populated places. Heck, if need be, get into the forest and eat some leaves and berries, ya know? I’d much rather do that than risk getting wounded, kidnapped, raped or murdered.

    You know, not that I’ve thought about it or anything. Heheh. Terrific post, thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway!
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  2. Staci Pope

    Food banks or grocery stores. I’d also go to sporting good store for a fishing rod and tackle as well as gun and ammo.

  3. Sandy

    Grocery Store than probably my own basement-I keep it well stocked…just in case of a storm etc…living in Canada we tend to prepare…lol

    thanks for the giveaway-congrats to Summer.

  4. Joseph Hawkshaw

    I would be very careful and head to the gun store first for weapons then go to the local market.

  5. Donna Reynolds

    I think I would look for can goods in abandoned houses first. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Sabrina Taylor

    The first place I would go to find food would be a grocery store. I would get everything I could in cans and dried foods. Secondly I would look for fresh foods and plant seeds. If nothing in grocery stores I would go to homes or places like warehouses which would be transporting food. So many things to look for besides food. I would be looking for weapons and medicines. A lot to be done in a short amount of time.

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