Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel

Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel

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by Mario Acevedo
     
 

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Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo's satirical supernatural series

A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle

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Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo's satirical supernatural series

A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead.

Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.

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:
632,743
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

Mario Acevedo is the bestselling author of The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, X-Rated Bloodsuckers, The Undead Kama Sutra, and Jailbait Zombie. He lives and writes in Denver, Colorado.

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Werewolf Smackdown 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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Name: Daniel Bryan Age: IDK 30 Personality: Likes to say 'yes' alot. Has the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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mtguy More than 1 year ago
Good fun, fast pace. easy read
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Gd 4 ppl who like the supernatural
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SBPHX More than 1 year ago
I just happen to see the interesting book cover and picked it up. When I read Tim Dorsey recoommended it, I bought it. Good fast action packed read. I have read three of his others since and will be picking up the 4th today.
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Cerchanmal More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book that I have read from this author. It was simply okay. It wasn't as much of a page-turner as his others, particularly JailBait Zombie. It was interesting, but it was getting to the end of the book and the climax was anti-climactic. He wrapped it up in too few pages, so it was a bit of a let down. Nonetheless, he did introduce some new and interesting people to look forward to hearing about in the future.
fearocity More than 1 year ago
First i have to wonder about the lack of sexual inuendo within the title of this one. It is so out of character for the titles of the series. Once you start reading the book, you stop wondering about the title. Mario Acevedo does an awesome job in this book, like he has done in alll the other books in the series. Great character development, awesome plot that keeps you wanting to read more, even when you are needing sleep for work in a few hours. I hope he continues to write and keep us readers intriqued.
Zoe_in_Denver More than 1 year ago
Werewolf Smackdown is yet another awesome beach book - and summertime is just around the corner! Acevedo's character, Felix Gomez, actually has a remarkable amount of depth and over the course of the series, has moments where he becomes oddly believable, vampire and all. I know that sounds silly, but I can only conclude that Acevedo puts a lot of himself in Felix. Fast paced antics aside, here is an author fine tuning his craft and that makes for a great read - solid escapism. I'm a fan and looking forward to following this author for some time to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK SUCKED BALLS! IT SUX F***ING TESTICLES!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Denver private investigator Felix Gomez is a Latino vampire who works for the Araneum a vampire group that polices its own. He is an enforcer who goes after rogue vampires who break their laws; especially the ones who threaten to expose the Great Secret that supernatural species exist. In Charleston, clan alpha Eric Bourbon wants to hire Felix to kill his rival Randolph Colburn for control of the Lowcountry Territory. Bourbon explains his predecessor died in a plane crash ordered by Colburn. Before he can act, Felix is abducted by Colburn who tells his side of the story. Regardless, Felix knows a civil war is coming that will impact all supernatural species even the neutrals. Felix meets to prevent the hostilities from igniting because if they do then the humans will know that they exist. Vampires try to kill Felix who believes his enemy Julius Paxton has surfaced to take advantage of the pending disaster. Julius wants to reveal the Great Secret in order to work with mortals to form a great society even though humans will be below on the food chain.. As Paxton's minions attack Felix and cause other problems, Paxton remains in hiding causing incidents that will lead to a werewolf civil war and Felix's death. The sleuth has to risk his life in order to stop a nasty war from occurring. The latest Felix Gomez's serio-comedic urban fantasy noir (see Jailbait Zombie, X-Rated Bloodsuckers, The Nymphos Of Rocky Flats and The Undead Kama Sutra) is as zany as his previous Noir thrillers, but is the best yet. Readers obtain a profound in depth look at werewolf society especially the alpha leadership. Ironically, Felix obtains more allies amongst the were and more enemies amidst his own kind as the tongue in cheek hero risks his undead life for his convictions. Harriet Klausner