Bravo: Apocalypse Mission by Summer Lane — Book Blitz

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Bravo: Apocalypse Mission by Summer Lane
(Bravo Saga, #1)
Publication date: April 22nd 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Synopsis:

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.

 

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Military Working Dogs Rock

When I was ten years-old, I watched a demonstration of a law enforcement K-9 German Shepherd subdue a “suspect” with a bite sleeve. I remember being struck with the pure agility, speed and flat-out beauty of the canine himself, and thinking, “I want a dog like that!” Ever since then, I have been positively obsessed with working dogs, especially military working dogs – tracking dogs and explosive detection dogs.

It was this love that really made writing Bravo: Apocalypse Mission a joy. I did so much research to make sure that the training methods used in this book for Bravo were accurate and factual. I interviewed K-9 handlers and studied training procedures. I read countless interviews with handlers and marveled at the incredibly deep and intense bond between man/woman and dog.

Long story short, working dogs rock, whether they’re sniffing out bombs or helping the disabled navigate through a busy crowd. They’re selfless, loyal and loving. Because of this, I’ll be donating 20% of all my sales of Bravo plush toys and wristbands to a charity called Save-A-Vet, an organization who helps retired military working dogs find a home after they have served their country. If you’re interested, visit my website (summerlaneauthor.com) and look under the Bravo tab to purchase a wristband (they’re only $3!) or Bravo plush.

AUTHOR BIO:
Summer (2).jpgWho 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.

Author links:
http://SummerLaneAuthor.Com
http://WritingBelle.Com
http://WritingBellePublishing.Com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Summer-Lane-International-Bestselling-Author/178664608947815?ref=hl
https://twitter.com/SummerEllenLane
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5823376.Summer_Lane

Author Interview: Tillie’s Tale by Mindy Mymodes

Genre: Middle Grade | Urban Fantasy



Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book Description:

Who is the mysterious ghosty haunting puppygirl Tillie? And why? George, the magical basset hound familiar is on the trail. 

Tell us about this story. George, the magical basset hound returns and is on the trail of the mysterious ghosty haunting his Packmate, Tillie. During his investigation he discovers forgotten Peep history.

What living person do you most admire? This is going to sound sappy, but my brilliant husband. He not only holds a full time job, but he takes care of me, and the dogs, and visits his elderly mom every other week. He’s my miracle.

What is your most prized possession? The trophies my dogs have won over the years. They represent teamwork at high levels, trust, and training.

Who is your favorite fictional character of all time? Oh my goodness! Too many. They change with every new book or show. Maybe Bugs Bunny for sheer attitude.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness? Being in my garden, working, with my husband and dogs nearby. Usually not with the Freaky Beak, my youngest springer, sticking her Beak into everything, and trying to help.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d like to be better saving money. Dog competition=Money

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Concentrating too hard on my disability. It’s a chronic pain issue I try to ignore.

Why do you write? I was at the coffee shop puttering with something about my dogs on the computer. An obviously magical basset hound (no one else could see him) stuck his nose in my face and insisted I write his story. He’d dictate it, I’d enter it, since he didn’t have fingers. So a series was born. Unfortunately, he’s overweight and lazy, so the short books take a long time.


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Author Bio: I’ve worked in a hazardous waste lab, where under the sign for the Right To Know law, was added: if you can figure it out. I’ve been a metals tech, a bakery clerk, a professional gardener, and taught human anatomy and ran two university greenhouses. Along the way I picked up my Master’s Degree in Biology, specializing in the population genetics of an endangered plant. I’ve also been a top breeder, handler, and trainer of English springer spaniels under the prefix of Muddy Paws. We three in the equivalent of the National Club’s (ESSFTA) hall of fame. Every time I think I know dogs, another dog comes along and proves my beliefs are totally wrong. The truth is, the Muddy Paws Pack walk all over me.Author Links – 

Website http://mindymymudes.weebly.com

Blog: http://mindymymudes.weebly.com/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Mindy-Mymudes/486126501426333

Twitter: @GeorgeBasset

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6702514.Mindy_Mymudes

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mindy-Mymudes/e/B00H9LFMR4

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