Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel

Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel

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by Mario Acevedo
     
 

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“[Acevedo] is a very disturbed man—and I mean that in the absolute finest sense of the term.”
—Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish

 

Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a sexy werewolf cabal in Werewolf Smackdown, the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo’s satirical

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“[Acevedo] is a very disturbed man—and I mean that in the absolute finest sense of the term.”
—Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish

 

Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a sexy werewolf cabal in Werewolf Smackdown, the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo’s satirical supernatural series. The author’s wonderfully twisted blend of comedy, horror, and detective noir—expertly flourished in such books as The Nymphos of Rocky Flat and Jailbait Zombie—places him in the august company of Eric “Anonymous Rex” Garcia and Christopher “Bloodsucking Fiends” Moore, while earning him raves from coast to coast. The Baltimore Sun calls Acevedo’s novels, “decidedly good, unclean, unwholesome fun,” while author and fan J.A. Konrath calls them, “a smooth combination of Anne Rice and Michael Connelly, with a generous portion of Dave Barry.”

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The fifth adventure of vampire PI Felix Gomez (following 2009's Jailbait Zombie) finds him caught between alpha werewolves battling for supremacy in sunny Charleston, S.C. When high-powered werewolf attorney Eric Bourbon tries to hire Gomez to kill his rival, Randolph Calhoun, Gomez refuses. The last thing he wants is to be the guy responsible for breaking the “uneasy truce” that exists among supernatural entities. But as soon as Gomez dodges that metaphorical bullet, someone tries to put a real one through him. Finding the answers will bring Gomez up against an estranged old lover and an old enemy, and just might get him killed. Characters include the usual roster of hoodlums and femmes fatales, who engage in a plethora of double-crosses and violent action scenes. Plenty of cliffhangers keep the story moving in this horror fan's perfect vacation read. (Mar.)
Playboy
“The hero of this whodunit is an Iraqi Freedom soldier turned vampire turned gumshoe. The plot tests credulity here and there, but the snappy dialogue (pun intended), the pace and the porn stars (supernatural and otherwise) who populate the book more than compensate.”
Booklist
“Raymond Chandler could never have imagined an L.A. like this, where hard-boiled, private-eye vampires fight crime, as well as commit a few during lunch breaks.”
Baltimore Sun
“Decidedly good, unclean, unwholesome fun set in the thick of Denver’s mountainous spaces.”
J. A. Konrath
“Deliciously unique. A smooth combination of Anne Rice and Michael Connelly, with a generous portion of Dave Barry. Loaded with thrills, sex, violence, and laughs, both mystery fanactics and horror lovers will find plenty to love with this page-turning debut. Acevedo is a writer to watch!”
El Paso Times
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats is a witty, fast-paced, detective tale that also manages to update vampire lore in clever and imaginative ways.”
Booklist on X-Rated Bloodsuckers
“Raymond Chandler could never have imagined an L.A. like this, where hard-boiled, private-eye vampires fight crime, as well as commit a few during lunch breaks.”
Playboy on Jailbait Zombie
“The hero of this whodunit is an Iraqi Freedom soldier turned vampire turned gumshoe. The plot tests credulity here and there, but the snappy dialogue (pun intended), the pace and the porn stars (supernatural and otherwise) who populate the book more than compensate.”
Rick Riordan on The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
“Warning: The author of this book must be a vampire, because he had me hypnotized from page one. I defy anyone to read the first chapter of Acevedo’s The Nymphos of Rocky Flats and not fall under its spell. Vampire P.I. Felix Gomez is irresistibly entertaining.”
Baltimore Sun on Jailbait Zombie
“Decidedly good, unclean, unwholesome fun set in the thick of Denver’s mountainous spaces.”
El Paso Times on The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats is a witty, fast-paced, detective tale that also manages to update vampire lore in clever and imaginative ways.”
Tim Dorsey on X-Rated Bloodsuckers
“Acevedo has proven once again that he is a very disturbed man—and I mean that in the absolute finest sense of the term.”
Library Journal
When vampire private eye Felix Gomez answers a request from Charleston attorney (and werewolf) Eric Bourbon to rid himself of a troublesome adversary, Gomez refuses—until a pair of vampires attempt to kill him by dropping a massive fiberglass sculpture of a crab on top of him. Sensing the work of past enemies, Gomez soon finds himself trying to prevent an all-out war involving the entire supernatural community and any humans who get in the way. The author's fifth book in his Felix Gomez series (after Jailbait Zombie) sports not only the series' catchy title but also its quirky humor and memorable vampire protagonist. VERDICT This smart urban fantasy should attract fans of Tanya Huff's Blood series and Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files." [For more werewolf fiction, see Full Moon City and Gregory Lamberson's The Frenzy Way, reviewed on p. 97.—Ed.]

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061981470
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Series:
Felix Gomez Series , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
327,659
File size:
0 MB

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