Felix Gomez went to Iraq a soldier. He came back a vampire.
Now he finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue when an old friend prompts him to investigate an outbreak of nymphomania at the secret government facilities in Rocky Flats. He'll find out the cause of all these horny women or die trying! But first he must contend with shadowy government agents, Eastern European vampire hunters, and women who just want his body...
Skewering sexual myths, conspiracy fables, and government bureaucracy, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats reveals the bizarre world of the undead with a humorous slant and a fresh twist.
©2007 Mario Acevedo; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
I am a fan of HBO's "True Blood". And these storys fill the void until the show returns. I can't wait to get the other stories in the saga of Felix Gomez. And I hope that Jay Snyder will continue to be the the voice of Felix!! Thanks for a great book.
I really wanted to like this book. It's clumsily written, and the narrator overacts to a ridiculous degree, but at first I sort of enjoyed that -- like an old pulp horror magazine.
But as it went on, no suspense built. Even the action scenes were ho-hum, and the scenes the author probably meant to be amusingly raunchy were simply skeezy. The protagonist's only character trait is smugness; other than that, he's a perfect blank. The clumsy writing overwhelmed what little bland, meandering plot there was, and a bit more than halfway through I realized I'd been thinking about laundry while listening. And the laundry thoughts were more interesting. I gave up.
Two stars rather than one, simply because the premise is rather amusing, and it'll pass the time if you're bored.
I bought this book because Amazon.com suggested that people who bought/liked the Dresden files would like/buy this book.
I have to say, I did like the book, but not to the same level as I like our semi dark wizard detective. But then again, this is first book in the series while the Dresden I know and love has been well developed over many titles.
Further, I liked this book enough to shell out another $25 to give the second in the series a try. So, as Amazon said, if you like the Dresden files, give it a shot. You might find our spunky vampire detective with a little humor thrown in will satisfy you reading needs.
PS. For anyone who is worried by the title that this book would be overtly sexual, or such. There is a minor sex theme and sex is spoken about by the characters as adults would speak about sex (if they are not British and therefore unable to say the word), but there is no truely graphical scenes nor could you classify this as pornographic at any point.
This audiobook will not make you stop and think. It won't improve your life. And you probably wouldn't recommend it to your maiden aunt. But if you like the supernatural investigations of Harry Dresden and the cynical edge of Christopher Moore's writing - if you enjoy a good chuckle and a dollop of sex - if you like your vampire detectives shaken, not stirred - - you won't go wrong with Mario Acevedo's Felix Gomez tales.
This book was just what you would expect in the over crowded vampire genre today. Entertaining with an incredible narrator who could probably make the directions on laundry detergent entertaining.
This is standard pulp urban fantasy, and everyone seems to miss this. It was a great listen while I was moving into the new house. There were laughs, with the character, at the character and at the books. It isn't going to be an American classic, but I was entertained which is what I buy them for. No one should be in line crying for a refund, this book delivers as advertised.
I'm not sure who would like it to be honest. I found that it lacked a feasible storyline leaving too many unexplained areas for the activity in the tale. It had lots of 'action' and a substantial amount of violence, but the more I listened the more gratuitous it all seemed. The characters were pretty two-dimensional, and the tale sort of started in the middle of nowhere and ended in more or less the same place.
Low level of character development and the lack of a 'believable' storyline. For example, in this genre I've found writer's like Charlaine Harris or Anne Rice create in a way that you really see inside the characters' heads and can truly put yourself in the story. I feel Mario has missed the boat there.
Sorry - it was even hard to listen through to the end :( If the narrator wasn't as engaging as he was, I don't think I'd have bothered.
The narrator was well suited to the 'excitement level' of the book. And if you like violence and action without depth, I guess that would be the book's redeeming quality ... it's 'light' entertainment, not requiring the reader to think too much.
Not a writer I will buy again.
I'm a fan of paranormal sci-fi and I really wanted to like this book based on the audible recommendation. I'm a fan of Jim Butcher, Christopher Moore and Laurel K. Hamilton. This author is not anywhere in their league. Granted, they all write what can be considered "fluff", but there's well written, enjoyable fluff with a good plot and engaging characters. And then there's this c**p. It's poorly written, with a sketchy, silly plot and underdeveloped characters. The "hero" is an unlikable idiot. Normally I'm so OCD that I'm compelled to finish a book even if I don't think it's very good. I gave up halfway through this one and deleted it without a qualm.
Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!
Laugh out loud funny! The first chapter is a bit of a downer and rather serious but once you get past that the story really picks up. Felix has a great sense of humor, a very dry wit at times. The mystery wasn't too complicated but interesting enough to keep you going. I am eager to read more of the series. I listened on Audio book and the reader was great!
New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
There are several attempts at humor. It is all recycled jokes that you have heard before and where not that funny the first time. You know in the story if the main character says "It will be easy all I will have to do is..." that something is going to go wrong. Don't worry once he pops out his contacts and looks at you he has won. This is his answer time after time after time.
In one chapter an old vampire tells another old vampire not to get over confident. The warned vampire acts over confident and tells the other vampire that he is paranoid. Of course in the next chapter the over confident vampire dies. Jeez, didn't see that coming.
If you are a fan of The Monster Hunter series you will probably like this.
I was very disappointed in this book. The potential for humor was there, but in my opinion failed to develop. The writing was dry, cliched, and hovered between juvenile and chauvinistic. I had a difficult time deciding if the reader was more of the problem than the actual writing. I finally realized that every sentence was delivered in a 3/3 tempo. I went around (pause) to the back (pause) of the building pause) to see if there... you get the idea? Maybe I just didn't get it, but I don't think so.
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