October 29, 2012

Blood Zero Sky Tour: Review & Giveaway

Blood Zero Sky
Author: J. Gabriel Gates
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Release Date: October 1, 2012

Purchase Link: Amazon


“Gates creates a dystopian nightmare setting of technology and greed… a Brave New World with a consumerist edge.”
- Publisher's Weekly

Unprofitables are banished to work camps to pay off their credit. Other tie-men and women look on apathetically. "Fair is fair. Everyone knows you shouldn't use more credit than you are worth to the Company. "They turn their attention to the next repackaged but highly coveted N-Corp product on the market, creatively advertised on the imager screens that adorn virtually every available flat surface. All the while, their mandatory cross-implants and wrist-worn "ICs" keep them focused on the endless cycle of work and consumption to which they are enslaved.

May Fields the CEO's daughter would like to believe she is above all that. Head of N-Corp's marketing team, the young woman who has almost everything anyone could want spends her days dreaming up ingenious ways to make workers buy more of what they already have and don't need. Even before May discovers that the Company is headed for its first loss in thirty years, she is feeling the stirrings of dissatisfaction with the system that has given her everything she's ever wanted . . . except the freedom to be herself.

When she is kidnapped by a member of the Protectorate a secret order dating back to the American Revolution May is suddenly faced with the frightening truth of what the Company's greed has done to our most basic human rights. Will she embrace who she is and join the battle to restore America's democratic freedom, or put her blinders back on and return to her safe and passionless life?

More prediction than fiction, "Blood Zero Sky "is a riveting, nonstop, and suspenseful gaze into the looking glass, destined to rise with the zeitgeist of our times to become the anthem of a generation.

Lately I've been really into science fiction novels - especially dystopians, so this book sounded right up my alley. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. The chapters were short, which keeps the reader actively engaged in the story. The narrative is very well-written and the characters are complex and deep; it was really easy to get sucked into the creepy futuristic world that Gates created. The novel is very fast-paced; so even though it was a bit long, it didn't take very long to read. I couldn't put it down. The plot had so many twists and interesting ideas that it truly keeps the reader on their toes and trying to figure out what is going on - right up to the very last chapter. The back story, history, and descriptions of the world the novel is set in was vivid and completely intriguing. The level of detail is captivating and I was totally immersed in the entire scope of the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction novels, especially dystopians, and futuristic thrillers.


Author J. Gabriel Gates is a native of Marshall, Michigan. The son of an English teacher, his passion for the written word began at a young age. During college, another passion – for performing – led him to get his B.A. degree in theater from Florida State University.

During his years in Los Angeles, he appeared in a dozen national TV commercials and penned several screenplays while laying the groundwork for his career as a novelist.

His novels include the YA fantasy books "Dark Territory: The Tracks, book 1," "Ghost Crown: The Tracks, Book 2," and horror novel "The Sleepwalkers." His dystopian sci-fi epic "Blood Zero Sky" is slated for release in October, 2012. (All are published by HCI Books.)
                                                He currently lives in Southeast Michigan. (Bio from Goodreads)


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  1. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. So glad you enjoyed this one - sounds like a book my husband and son would really get into!

    Thanks for being on the tour.