Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Stephen Blackmoore Author Interview


Photo Credit: Kari Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore is the Los Angeles based author of the noir / urban fantasy Eric Carter series, including DEAD THINGS, BROKEN SOULS, the upcoming HUNGRY GHOSTS, and the stand-alone CITY OF THE LOST. He has written tie-in novels for the role-playing game Spirit of The Century (KHAN OF MARS), the video-game Wasteland 2 (ALL BAD THINGS) and the television series Heroes Reborn (DIRTY DEEDS), as well as part of the Gods & Monster series (MYTHBREAKER). His short stories can be found at FIRESIDE FICTION, PLOTS WITH GUNS, and in anthologies such as URBAN ALLIES, DEADLY TREATS, DON'T READ THIS BOOK, UNCAGE ME and many others.

        
  


Greatest thing you learned at school.
People have an amazing capacity to be assholes.

Tell us your latest news.
Oh, this one's easy. I signed a three book deal for more Eric Carter books; SUICIDE KINGS, HATE MACHINE, and CULT CLASSIC. 

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
It's easy to see writing and publishing as a solitary thing, and it really isn't. I've met so many amazing people, readers and writers alike, who have become dear friends. 

What are some of your current and future projects that you can share with us?
Well, there are the future Carter books. But I've also started a Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/sblackmoore) where I'm serializing a novel. 

It's a project I've been wanting to do for a couple of years now, RAZORBACKS. It's a space opera about a band of retired women combat vets, complete badass mercenaries every one, who have taken their experience and turned it into a salvage company that retrieves ships, people, whatever out of combat zones. Things are going pretty well until events from their mercenary days come back to haunt them.

Which of your characters do you feel has grown the most since book one and in what way have they changed?
I think Eric, actually. He's an obnoxious shit in the early books, but in GHOST MONEY he's forced to deal with some things he never really expected. He's still a shit about everything, but I wanted him to have a better idea of the consequences of the things he's done, both to himself and others. The mask he shows to the rest of the world is starting to crack.

Your Favorite Quotes/Scenes from GHOST MONEY
There's one line in particular that's stuck with me, and I can't really give it context because of where it is and who says it without spoiling a couple things. 

"Even the dead mourn." That's it. There are other ones I like, and there are scenes I like, but that one sentence kind of encapsulates the book for me.

What is the first job you have had? 
I cleaned a street in front of businesses on a block once a week. I hated it.

What's your most missed memory?
But if it's missed how do I remember it in the first place?

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Jump out of an airplane. Preferably with a chute, but you do you.

When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought?
I need to break all of the mirrors in this house.


The fifth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

The Los Angeles Firestorm killed over a hundred thousand people, set in revenge against necromancer Eric Carter for defying the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. Carter feels every drop of that blood on his hands. But now there's a new problem.

Too many ghosts in one spot and the barrier separating them from the living cracks. And when they cross it, they feed off all the life they can get hold of. People die. L.A. suddenly has a lot more ghosts.

But it's not just one or two ghosts breaking through: it's dozens. Another mage is pulling them through the cracks and turning them into deadly weapons. Eric follows a trail that takes him through the world of the Chinese Triads, old associates, old crimes. And a past that he thought he was done with.

Carter needs to find out how to get things under control, because if more ghosts break through, there's going to be even more blood on his hands.


You can purchase Ghost Money at the following Retailers:
        

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you STEPHEN BLACKMOORE for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Ghost Money (Eric Carter #5) by Stephen Blackmoore. 
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