Publication date: March 20th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
The apocalypse took everything from Elle: her family, her world and now…her friends. After escaping the ravaged streets of Los Angeles, Elle finds herself stranded alone in California when her friends are kidnapped by a new and dangerous enemy. Determined to rescue them from a horrible fate, Elle begins her trek across the unforgiving desert, into the mountains, and into Slaver Territory.
All is not what it seems. Death lurks around every corner. Enemies are everywhere.
With the help of a new and brave companion, Elle fights against all odds, clinging to hope and life.
Day Zero is behind her. Day One is before her.
The end of the world is just beginning.
(The Second Installment in the Bestselling Zero Trilogy, a companion adventure story to The Collapse Series.)
Elle’s New Friend
I have always loved animals. I am a huge animal person, and before you see me talking with people, I will most likely be found conversing with the neighborhood feline before I say hello to the mother-in-law. So it only seemed natural that I give
Elle a companion in this post-apocalyptic world who was loyal, brave, handsome and true…of course, I’m talking about Bravo, her four-legged companion in Day One – with an upcoming starring role in End of Day this fall.
I have always had the utmost admiration for K-9 units like bomb dogs in the military and police dogs. They’re beautiful, brave animals who work as equal partners with men and women, and I wanted to show that relationship in Day One. Elle’s bond with Bravo – the bomb dog whom she befriends in the desert – is something special.
It’s a friendship that cannot be broken. It’s probably one of the strongest relationships between two characters that I have ever had the pleasure of writing about.
Summer Lane is the author of the international bestselling Collapse Series and Zero Trilogy. She owns WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine dedicated to the Art of Storytelling. Summer is also an accomplished creative writing teacher and professional journalist. She lives in the Central Valley of California where she creates her stories and shares them with the world.