Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore

April 11th, 2024 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

11th Apr

Narrated by Rudy Sanda, Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore is the eighth audiobook in the Eric Carter series. Blackmoore delivers with non-stop action as Eric tries to locate the Oracle of Las Vegas to help Gabriela get her soul back. Grab an iced coffee and see why I am enjoying this urban fantasy series.

Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore
Hate Machine
by Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #8
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Length: 8 hours and 35 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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The eighth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

If there's one thing Eric Carter can count on, it's his past coming back to bite him in the ass.

Gabriela Cortez, La Bruja, has had her soul trapped . . . somewhere, and the only one who knows how to get it back is the Oracle of Las Vegas, a powerful artifact that Carter helped create almost thirty years before. It doesn't just predict the future-it makes things happen, influencing events to reach the goal it wants.

Only somebody's gone and stolen it, attempting to turn it into an artifact that doesn't just change the future, but also the past.

Eric needs to find it and steal it back before this comes to pass. If he doesn't, Gabriela's soul is lost. And quite possibly the future as well.

Audiobook Mythology SUSPENSE urban

Gabriela Cortez, La Bruja’s soul, is trapped, and she wants it back. To do that, she needs Eric’s help to find the Oracle of Las Vegas. Apparently, years ago, Eric helped create the artifact. It not only tells the future but can help shape it. The tale that unfolds was twisty and addictive.

They quickly learn someone is attempting to use it to change the past. Eric will have to reach out to old contacts, some of whom are scary as heck. But he’ll need all the help he can get to stop whoever has it and restore Gabriela’s soul.

This was entertaining, from beginning to end with plenty of death scenes and action to spare. I love the humor and dark noir vibe in this urban fantasy series. Blackmoore brings it all to the table, from gods to magic. All the characters are colorful, from villains to Eric’s allies. I loved the twists and time warps as we traveled around Vegas.

Blackmoore sets up for the next audiobook perfectly, and I cannot wait to grab my earbuds and listen. Rudy Sanda narrates the series and has done an excellent job of giving voice to Eric and the other characters, from gods to villains.

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About Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the noir / urban fantasy Eric Carter series (DEAD THINGS, BROKEN SOULS, HUNGRY GHOSTS, and FIRE SEASON), about a necromancer in modern-day Los Angeles.

About Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda is a versatile actor, singer, voice-over artist, and fight choreographer. He has acted all over the United States and England on the stage and screen, including Laguna Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, the Colonial Theatre, and Ocean State Theatre. Rudy holds a BFA in acting from the University of Rhode Island and received further training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles and RATA in London. He has been described as a powerful, deeply connected presence bursting with charm and enthusiasm.

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5 Responses to “Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore”

  1. Victoria Hamel

    There is something about summer that makes me crave a new urban fantasy series, it’s probably because I found the Sookie Stackhouse Series one summer back in the early aughts! I think this series fits the bill for me and I can’t wait to start listening!

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