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The Undead Kama Sutra (Felix Gomez #3)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  931 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
Felix Gomez returned from the war in Iraq a changed man—once a soldier, now forever a vampire. So the undead underworld put his skills to work as a private detective, specializing in the sordid, the sexy, and the supernatural.

After surviving aliens, nymphomaniacs, and x-rated bloodsuckers, it's high time for a vacation. Now the aliens are back in a fiendish conspiracy with
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 11th 2008 by Harper Voyager (first published January 1st 2008)
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Mr. Matt
Jan 24, 2015 Mr. Matt rated it liked it
After unraveling a knot of pornographers, vampires, corrupt politicians and sleazy televangelists, Felix Gomez just wants to relax. He heads to Florida to chill with some of his vampire friends. Little does he know that he is headed to an epic confrontation between aliens and vampires.

These books are, I think, entertaining but not all that memorable. I'm curious to see what happens to Felix so I keep reading. The mysteries are solid enough that I am constantly wondering what exactly is going on,
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Seth
Mar 23, 2008 Seth rated it liked it
Shelves: sf-f-h, modernfantasy
Third book in the entertaining Felix Gomez vampire detective series. The second book set a high bar with strong character and character development as well as pushing the world with hints about vampire history and how certain vampire powers work. It also did away with the silly and poorly described alien plotline in the first book.

This volume picks up the alien story and redeems it, but it's a straight procedural/action story; don't expect the same pontification or subtlety as X-Rated Bloodsuck
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Thomas
Jul 29, 2014 Thomas rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, mystery
It's hard to resist a book titled The Nymphos of Rocky Flats. That's what prompted me to read it eight years ago, and the story inside -- a vampire private detective investigates an outbreak of nymphomania at a governmental research facility -- made it clear that it was a "Does what it says on the box!" sort of story. Each book that followed in the series has a similar title and premise (X-Rated Bloodsuckers was about a murdered porn star/vampire), and they were fun reads, even if they weren't t ...more
Ehrich
Jul 24, 2008 Ehrich rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of alternate reality books.
I enjoyed this novel. Like the others in the series this book mostly stands on its own. (It doesn't really reference book 2 X-Rated Blood Suckers but a few of the characters do show up from the first in the series. Interesting plot twists, and written well enough to bring me back for book 4. (Note to those afraid of Another Vampire Novel with Graphic sex don't worry, while the main character may have sex, it is not the point of the book.)
Donna
Feb 17, 2008 Donna rated it really liked it
I’ve just finished reading an advanced copy of The Undead Kama Sutra by Mario Acevedo. I absolutely loved it! I think it is the best in this series. A wonderful mystery. I feel like Felix is finally coming into his own. If you like P.N. Elrod’s Jack Fleming you will love Felix.
Stacy Kingsley
May 02, 2016 Stacy Kingsley rated it it was ok
Not as good as the earlier books. This one involves aliens, vampires, and humans, but really it seems to be a book about people floundering and not being very good at their jobs. I think it was a little over the top in regards to what was going on and how things were done. Felix seemed to be just going through the motions of doing his job, and really he seemed like he didn't really know what he was doing. I think this was a little blah. I'm reading WEREWOLF SMACKDOWN now, but if it doesn't get m ...more
Andreasoldier
Sep 26, 2013 Andreasoldier rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, vampires, humor
One of the most suggestive things about this book is the title. If you're expecting blow-by-blow vampire sex scenes a la Laurell Hamilton or Christine Feehan (not that there's anything wrong with them), this is probably not for you.
That said, this is very suggestive, an adult book, that just happens to be about vamps, aliens and the Kama Sutra. It's a hoot.
Felix Gomez is a vamp who prefers Type A, is a detective, and has two cases land in his lap while on vacation. An ex-infantry grunt who got b
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Michael
Jun 05, 2008 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2008
For a novel called “The Undead Kama Sutra,” you’d expect this to be a fun read in that guilty-pleasure sort of way.

Unfortunately, that’s just not the case with the latest installment in the Felix Gomez series. Gomez is a former soldier who was turned to a vampire in Iraq. He comes home and becomes a sort of supernatural private investigator who had previous encounters with aliens in area 51. His latest escapades find him searching for the mythical undead kama sutra that is supposed to have power
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James
Jun 26, 2008 James rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of fantasy, science fiction, and noir detective stories
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The Barefoot Reviewer
Mar 30, 2013 The Barefoot Reviewer rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi
The last time I went to a library book sale I found myself near the end of my stay browsing around in the science fiction section. I’ve learned from long experience that doing this is a mistake as inevitably I will find myself filled to maximum carrying capacity with random novels that “look interesting.” The Undead Kama Sutra is a novel that I obtained in just this way by force of the “What the … is that?” factor alone.

Sadly, Acevedo’s novel is like a gluttonous man at a buffet who cannot make
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Joshua
Feb 19, 2008 Joshua rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Anyone who wishes their Hardy Boy books had more sex in them
Since the folks at EOS were kind enough to send me a copy of The Undead Kama Sutra , I felt that I should extend them the same courtesy and read the book. This is the third book in Mario Acevedo's Felix Gomez detective series, but I don't believe that it is necessary to have had read the first 2 books (something I haven't done yet).

I'm not sure who this series is marketed towards, but it sure isn't me. I feel that the target audience for these books are the 14-17 year-old adolescent boy demog
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Sarah
Nov 02, 2009 Sarah added it
Acevedo has such a fun and spirited style about his writing. Is it ludicrous plots and outrageous twists on reality? Heck yeah! But the biting- ha ha, pun intended- edge to the main character P.I. Felix Gomez is engaging and feels like a throw back to another era. Since this is a vampire novel, I should clarify that by another era, I mean that of gum shoes and dolly faces, not of knights and crusades. Supporting characters are bold and entertaining. There's no getting bored when you're following ...more
Carrie
May 27, 2008 Carrie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Any one who has read the first two Felix Gomez books
This is the third book in Acevedo's Felix Gomez vampire detective series, and I'd have to say it comes third in order of quality (with the first one being the best). What I liked about the first book especially is that Felix really struggled with being a vampire, what that means and what is required of a vampire to survive - the conflict between the supernatural and his remaining humanity. This one had very little of that, although it had some of Gomez questioning himself, even as a vampire. The ...more
Stewart Sternberg
Aug 10, 2014 Stewart Sternberg rated it liked it
As absurd as the subject matter and treatment might be the author keeps the reader engaged. This was a fun novel. it roars along and provides some thrills and chuckles. I would have given it a higher rating with a more satisfying resolution.

if you like urban fantasy and have time to kill give this one a go.
Jason
Feb 26, 2012 Jason rated it really liked it
It has been a while since I cracked the pages of a Felix Gomez mystery. It took a chapter or two for me to get back into the flow of things but the story took off at a great pace. I soon found myself burning through the pages and glad that I had picked this book up. Having felt slightly burned out on Vampire stories I was glad that Felix (a vampire) is a character you can quickly grow to like. He may drink, and swear and have sex on the brain but at least he has morals...sort of.

He finds himself
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Robert
Nov 03, 2010 Robert rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire
If you are looking for a series that you can really sink your teeth into look no further than Mario Acevedos Felix Gomez series. This is like the third in the series and a person could read these out of order but they may find themselves missing out on a few details from the previous books. In this installment Gomez, the vampire private investigator, is searching for the undead Kama Sutra when he is called upon by a dying alien to help him find the person that killed him. With aliens, vampires a ...more
Bandit
Feb 27, 2013 Bandit rated it liked it
The rating system on GR is failry limited, so while it looks like I've rated all Mario Acevedo books equally, they are not, in fact, equal. This one, for example, is much better then the second one and is much more on par and also plot wise conected to the first book in the series. I think Acevedo must have realized that the way to make these books work is to not take them seriously or make them serious (mistake with the second book), at all. And so this is just light entertainment with a murder ...more
Neal Schlegel
Jul 18, 2009 Neal Schlegel rated it it was amazing
I violated one of my prime rules for reading series stories. I always read them in order. In this case, I found only this book so I read it and here it is the story is about Felix Gomez a detective and vampire who is on a case for the Araeneum the international organization of the undead. the story starts out with kind of a film noire flavor; a leisurely river raft ride following the exploits of our undead detective and about half way through the book the river picks up speed and you are in thun ...more
Charl
May 23, 2016 Charl rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Not quite as entertaining as the first two, but still enjoyable. I'm looking forward to seeing where he's going with these.
Lena Tumasyan
Aug 06, 2011 Lena Tumasyan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a bit of a dissapointment. When I think of the word "undead" with "kama sutra" i think if crazy vampire sex, NOT at all what this book was about. This book was about a detective who is on a mission to save earth women. He had to hunt aliens with the help of his vampire freinds. He got involved in politics, the govern't, and golf. The most memorable part of the book is about the bum who helped him get washed up. there was NO Crazy vampire sex. The only thing that redeems this book i ...more
Horizon
Apr 28, 2009 Horizon rated it really liked it
The third in Acevedo's undead P.I. series, this one goes farther into the outrageous than ever before. Combining Vampires, werewolves, extraterrestrials, and a government conspiracy, Acevedo sets his hero, Felix Gomez, up to take on the world, and other worlds, as he has to find the killer of his alien friend from "Nymphos of Rocky Flats", track down the legendary book of the Undead Kama Sutra, and somehow save the earth women from an unknown but very powerful enemy. This series is action packed ...more
Bob
Apr 19, 2009 Bob rated it really liked it
The third in Acevedo's undead P.I. series, this one goes farther into the outrageous than ever before. Combining Vampires, werewolves, extraterrestrials, and a government conspiracy, Acevedo sets his hero, Felix Gomez, up to take on the world, and other worlds, as he has to find the killer of his alien friend from "Nymphos of Rocky Flats", track down the legendary book of the Undead Kama Sutra, and somehow save the earth women from an unkown but very powerful enemy. This series is action packed, ...more
Glennis
Mar 13, 2008 Glennis rated it really liked it
I was a bit leery of reading the third book in a series that I hadn’t read the previous two books. But I am glad I read this. Even if the reader is completely unfamiliar with what has happened in the previous two books, the author skillfully gives you the information without if feeling heavy handed or over the top. Felix doesn’t seem to be the typical vampire and his working for the vampire head council gives it more of a detective feel. I really enjoyed the book and I will be getting the other ...more
Lisa
Very strange, but the series gets better the more book that I read.
Thea
Feb 28, 2016 Thea rated it liked it
A fun read :) What's not to love about Vampires and Aliens :)
Lori
Apr 22, 2009 Lori rated it really liked it
Wow - erotic vampires! Pretty cool I thought - the erotica is pretty tame - ever read erotic tales of sleeping beauty? Now THAT is erotic! Still not bad though - it was fun and a lot of good action. These vampires are a little more vulerable than others I've seen. I'm going to read the rest. Tristan - I think you'll really love this one but read his others first. I'm on X-rated Blood suckers right now - it explains a lot.
April
Mar 15, 2014 April rated it really liked it
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Another great mystery for Felix Gomez!! Hysterical! I love Carmen she is a real fireball! Not crazy about the ending. I like things settled and this left you hanging about a major character. I hate that. Now I have to jump into the next book! Good thing I don't have to wait for it, that would really set me off!
Joy
Jun 12, 2010 Joy rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap-that-sucks
another occult detective. Lots of cleaver pulp fiction dialogue, thin on character/plot development. Light reading

I tried to give this author a chance but I just couldn't get into his vampire character or the story so I quit at less than a quarter of the way into it. Just far too many strained humorous quips every other sentence. Would make a good comic book but as a novel, even a pulp fiction novel it sucked.
Deena
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Born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but visited family in Chihuahua. Joined the US Army and flew attack helicopters.

Was artist-in-residence for Arte Americas in Fresno, California and served as a combat artist in Operation Desert Storm. Also teaches/taught art to prisoners at Avenal State Prison.
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Felix Gomez (6 books)
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“I'm an expert in homo sapiens behavior. They can rationalize anything. Take war. They'll bankrupt their economies, sacrifie the best of their young, unleash a bloodbath that impresses even me, at the expense of providing shelter, food, and medicine for their own people. Compared to that, the sale of a few women is trivial.” 5 likes
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