Broken Souls

Broken Souls

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756409425
  • 272  Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

Sister murdered, best friend dead, married to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte. Necromancer Eric Carter’s return to Los Angeles hasn’t gone well, and it’s about to get even worse.

His link to the Aztec death goddess is changing his powers, changing him, and he’s not sure how far it will go. He’s starting to question his own sanity, wonder if he’s losing his mind. No mean feat for a guy who talks to the dead on a regular basis.

While searching for a way to break Santa Muerte’s hold over him, Carter finds himself the target of a psychopath who can steal anyone’s form, powers, and memories. Identity theft is one thing, but this guy does it by killing his victims and wearing their skins like a suit. He can be anyone. He can be anywhere.

Now Carter has to change the game — go from hunted to hunter. All he has for help is a Skid Row bruja and a ghost who’s either his dead friend Alex or the manifestation of Carter’s own guilt-fueled psychotic break.

Everything is trying to kill him. Nothing is as it seems. If all his plans go perfectly, he might survive the week.

He’s hoping that’s a good thing.

Praise

“Blackmoore can’t write these books fast enough to suit me. Broken Souls is hyper-caffeinated, tubo-bloody, face-stomping fun. This is the L.A.-noir urban fantasy you’ve been looking for.”
—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles

Demons and dark magic and gods of death: what’s not to like? Blackmoore’s hard-charging prose hits like a bullet fired from a cursed gun…. Fast becoming my favorite urban fantasy series, Broken Souls is a welcome addition to the necromancer chronicles of Eric Carter. Read this book. Read it now.”
—Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds

“Eric Carter’s adventures are bleak, witty, and as twisty as a fire-blasted madrone, told in prose as sharp as a razor. Blackmoore is the rising star of pitch-black paranormal noir. A must-read series.”
—Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker novels

Broken Souls is a deliciously gritty thrill ride. I can’t get enough of Stephen Blackmoore’s warped imagination and superb noir sensibilities. This is a must-read for any fan of awesome things.”
—Jaye Wells, author of the Sabina Kane series

Praise for Dead Things:

“Blackmoore employs Chandleresque prose to smoothly incorporate a hard-boiled sense of urban despair into a paranormal plot, with occasional leavening provided by smart-aleck humor. Urban fantasy readers will appreciate the polished, assured writing and hope for a bevy of sequels.
Publishers Weekly

Gritty, emotional and phenomenally imaginative, Blackmoore’s sophomore book is a pitch-perfect success…. Snappy, sarcastic yet heartwrenching style that defines the best noir narratives…. With wonderfully inventive paranormal elements, readers are sure to get lost in Eric’s journey and enjoy every moment of the ride, emerging at the end hungry for more.”
RT Reviews (top pick!)

“Stephen Blackmoore’s Dead Things is a demon punch to the face. It will make you sit up and notice. Or fall down spitting out broken molars. Don’t mind the bloody drool, either way you’ll be smiling.”
—Pulp 300
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