Blog Tour + Review: THE GATHERING ( The Uprising Series Book One ) by BERNADETTE GIACOMAZZO @bg_writes_stuff @XpressoTours @XpressoReads

The Gathering
Bernadette Giacomazzo
(The Uprising, #1)
Publication date: March 31st 2018
Genres: Adult, Dystopian

The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.

In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.


THE GATHERING by Bernadette Giacomazzo is a great book and as book one in a series it builds this future dystopian New York with this gutsy and unique book filled with danger and brimming with energy. In this future, New York it’s a dictatorship and ruled by an Emperor who terrorising the people with The Cabal.
The Cabal use psi energy and can turn into a zombie or a biddable puppet, and that’s how anyone not obeying the rules is treated.

This is great series I can’t wait for the next book, this starts with Rock and Roll, which is then banned by the Emperor or Roger Cunningham.
Three fighters from different backgrounds and walks of life find themselves at the front of the freedom movement in the hopes of restoring New York City to its former glory before the days of the dictatorship of the Emperor and his terrorising Cabal.

But danger lurks around everywhere with most of the citizens terrified to make a wrong move. But they will not give up because there is too much at stake.
This has everything a new series needs, a great beginning I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one. This is definitely written for an adult audience with the language and some situations. This is a five star read for me. A great sci-Fi/dystopian adventure. So long live The Uprising I’m hooked.


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Author Bio:

With an impressive list of credentials earned over the course of two decades, Bernadette R. Giacomazzo is a multi-hyphenate in the truest sense of the word: an editor, writer, photographer, publicist, and digital marketing specialist who has demonstrated an uncanny ability to thrive in each industry with equal aplomb. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and many, many more. She served as the news editor of Go! NYC Magazine for nearly a decade, the executive editor of LatinTRENDS Magazine for five years, the eye candy editor of XXL Magazine for two years, and the editor-at-large at iOne/Zona de Sabor for two years. As a publicist, she has worked with the likes of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit record label, rapper Kool G. Rap, and various photographers, artists, and models. As a digital marketing specialist, Bernadette is Google Adwords certified, has an advanced knowledge of SEO, PPC, link-building, and other digital marketing techniques, and has worked for a variety of clients in the legal, medical, and real estate industries.

Based in New York City, Bernadette is the co-author of Swimming with Sharks: A Real World, How-To Guide to Success (and Failure) in the Business of Music (for the 21st Century), and the author of the forthcoming dystopian fiction series, The Uprising. She also contributed a story to the upcoming Beyoncé Knowles tribute anthology, The King Bey Bible, which will be available in bookstores nationwide in the summer of 2018.

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