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X-Rated Bloodsuckers (Felix Gomez #2)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,165 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Felix Gomex faces his toughest investigation yet, when he's hired to infiltrate the world of Los Angeles politics and investigate the murder of a distinguished young surgeon turned porn star. The search pits Felix against vampires colluding with humans in a scheme that would alter the supernatural world and cause the extermination of the undead.
Paperback, 342 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Eos (first published January 1st 2007)
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Mr. Matt
It was an open and shut case. A porn star is murdered. Her body is found in an alley with no signs of a struggle. The police quickly close the case. Only it wasn't an open and shut case.

Felix Gomez is hired by the starlet's friend to investigate Roxy's death. He peels away layer after layer exposing the dark underbelly of porn, politics, and religion. A powerful porn mogul was angry at Roxy for buying out her contract. A real estate investor was furious at her for getting involved in community a
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Andy
There is nothing quite like mixing vampires and porn. Better than Twilight? Yes. More obvious than Anne Rice? Absolutely. A little bit sexier than Sookie and her adventures? Not really. The fact remains that Marios Acevedo does some very interesting things with vampires, but sometimes misses the mark, especially when it comes to sex and vamps. I was expecting, as I should have been with a title like "X-Rated Bloodsuckers", to read about some real x-rated shit, well, this is not the case. I was h ...more
KD McQuain
OK, more of a detective novel than vampire, and again the title seems misleading. Sure there were a few porn actresses scattered around but the most risqué part came during a feeding encounter near the end. I'm not disappointed that I read it, but I don't think I'll be continuing with the series.
Bill
X-Rated Bloodsuckers is the second Felix Gomez mystery in the series by Mario Acevedo, and I honestly enjoyed it as much as I did the first book, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats.

Felix is an Iraqi War veteran turned vampire turned supernatural shamus. (Down these mean streets an UNDEAD man must go.) Based out of Colorado, Felix returns to his native L.A. after being hired by a porn actress to investigate the murder of fellow adult film star, Roxy Bronze.

Even without its supernatural bent, X-Rated Blo
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Cherie
This is the second book in the Felix Gomez series, but for some reason, I didn't find it quite as entertaining as the first. A lot of the ridiculousness of some of the situations, that I found so amusing in the first book were missing from this second book.

In similar vein to book 1, Felix Gomez, still a private eye, has now been called to Los Angeles to investigate the death of porn star Roxy Bronze. Upon arriving in LA however, he finds that the person who visited his office only the day before
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Bandit
The completist in me (it can't be the optimist, I'm not that optimistic) wanted to give this book a try after the first one failed to impress. But...this one pretty much had the same effect. This isn't in any way reflection on Acevedo's literary abilities, he is a capable writer and I understand that a vampire PI series is what sells nowadays and hence is what he writes and while he probably does this better than most out there, I just couldn't bring myself to care about this book, plot of chara ...more
Jenna
Felix Gomez is a vampire PI who takes on the case of a murdered porn star. With such an enteraining description on the dust jacket I expected to be instantly engrossed. Unfortunately, the plot ticked along with metronome proficiency. New suspect. New motive. New clue. New suspect. New motive. New clue. Add love interest.

I think the series has a lot of potential, but needs more character development. Felix Gomez just wasn't interesting enough to be carrying a series like this.

I won't be reading t
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Stinkerbelle Stormborn
I don't get it why the Felix Gomez series got so many low ratings. It's true that they're not exactly mind-blowingly good, but they aren't that disastrous either, or maybe it's because I have seen even worse. To me they are not significantly different from the Sookie Stackhouse books, but of course they got way more popular because of the True Blood series. I might get sick of Felix Gomez by the time I reach the 5th book, but so far it's a fun ride.
Victoria Osborne
A fun romp. Felix is in trouble and is asked to solve a murder of a porn star. He travels through LA basin solving this crime that seems to permeate the undead and the living.

Though the antagonist was not introduced in the first third of the book, he does manage to foreshadow and make enough connections that it is plausible.

if you liked old Anita Blake or other cross genre hard boiled detectives you will enjoy the Felix Gomez mysteries.
Rhonda
Dec 01, 2008 Rhonda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rhonda by: Patty
Felix Gomez is a vampire PI who winds up in strange situations, or at least that is what was established in book one. Book two was just as strange and funny.

You'd think by the titles of these books that they would be Xrated but honestly there isn't anything like that in there; just a whole lot of funny.
Barbara ★
Katz Meow hires vampire private investigator Felix Gomez to investigate the death of fellow porn star, Roxy Bronze. Once Felix informs the Araneum (the vampire council) of the nefarious goings on of the LA vampires, they authorize Felix to infiltrate, find the missing Araneum agents and destroy the nest. Of course it's not that easy. There are many many conspiracies involving politicians, preachers, realtors, surgeons and even a non-profit organization at the heart of it all. Feliz has to dig th ...more
Patrick Gibson
Jul 14, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Patrick by: Anubis and Jason Stackhouse
The client’s name is Katz Meow, an L.A. porn actress (how perfect). His name is Felix Gomez, a private detective, ex-military, Hispanic, Vampire. His services have been retained for $100,000 (cash) to solve the murder of Ms. Meow’s co-worker Roxy Bronze.

This is the follow up to Acevedo’s first novel ‘The Nymphos of Rocky Flats.’ Like I said concerning that book, the title is most titillating part and as far as this one goes the title is the most x-rated thing about it (sort of). I actually don’
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Amanda
X-Rated Bloodsuckers is completely forgettable. The 2nd installment of the Felix Gomez series follows the same pattern of good pacing paired with a lack of characterization and complicated plot with a slapdash ending. On the plus side, I read the first book in the series (Nymphos of Rocky Flats) and thus was not expecting much from this book to begin with, so I can't say I was especially disappointed. Fortunately, I borrowed this from a friend rather than pay full price, and recommend you do the ...more
Rebecca
Like all of his books it was a little confusing. There are terms in there I don't understand until I've seen them a few times in context, and the constant "I hung a left here, then went here and passed here" got annoying. But the story overall was brilliant.
Felix Gomez is a thoroughly interesting character, and not only did this have the fantasy elements of him being a vampire there is also the main focus that this is a crime novel, with Felix as PI, but there was also a romantic element, which
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Seth
Aug 15, 2007 Seth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, people who want some interesting native america vs. hispanic interaction
Shelves: modernfantasy, sf-f-h
Much, much, much better than its predecessor. The basic storyline is just as minimal as in Nymphos (someone killed a porn star and our hero goes to LA to investigate), the side story is more interesting than Nymphos (Vamps in LA might be about to break silence and no one knows why), and the character story is fabulous.

The real story here is Carlos joining up with the down-at-the-heels, universally disliked-but-tolerated, and proudly barrio-living Hispanic vampire Coyote. Coyote loudly and frequ
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Jacqui
Interestingly....I agree with most of the other readers comments here. I liked this book less, but more, than the first one...I would really like to see Acevedo do a lot more with character development, there just really isn't any passion with this, it's very generic. There's nothing really unique or special about Felix Gomez, it's more like he's exactly the same thing as every other person walking around, except that he likes to drink blood. He is definitely not the kind of vampire that affecti ...more
Ariana
I went into the book expecting it to be sexy; it is not.

I wasn't sure what else to expect, but all you need to know is in the first page. The style with which this was written and some aspects of the plot made me quite literally laugh out loud at its unusualness and attempt at drama (comically overdramatic and farfetched was the result). Now you might say, "It's a book about vampires; what did you expect?". I am aware that it's about vampires but there are standards (this coming from a lover of
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Mindy
As with The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, I couldn't rate this one above a 2. The plot was interesting enough, but I wasn't even half as captivated with it as I was with the first book. Too many characters are killed off and not enough clues are dropped throughout the book to make it seem like the deaths are worth anything. Because the deaths seem meaningless, the book seemed really slow-paced even though Felix spends a lot of time dodging bullets and cars and whatnot. And the relationship with Veroni ...more
Chris
Not an erotic fiction as the title would suggest, but a private eye novel. Quick, easy read that had a decently puzzling plot. The kitsch for this series is that the Dick is a vampire. Not a sparkly love interest type but a gay in the 50s secret society type. Similar in vein to the secret dinosaurs world PI by Eric Garcia
Bejon
I read this book a few years ago and would certainly categorize this in the fluff section of my shelves. You can't take a book with a title such as this too seriously, and that is the right approach for this novel. The book totes plenty of action... vampires + porn = ?.

Let me explain this one another way, I have a qualification for movies when a flick falls into a category where they become "good" bad movies. There is no doubt that what you are watching is bad, but you can't help but feel entert
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Eric
I never really got into this book. To use a cliche, I wasn't feeling it. Something about the mythology seemed off to me. I've never liked my vampires outside during the day, so that's probably part of it. Also, this is really just a mystery story with the vampires thrown in to spice things up.

But here's my major complaint: Gomez doesn't really do anything to solve the mystery. He drives around and talks to people but finds only more questions. All the major breaks come as a result of chance and
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Elke
A great sequel starring private eye Felix Gomez. This time the case leads to L.A., where Felix must not only investigate a murder, but also a conspiracy that endangers the whole vampire community. Threatened by exposure, the Araneum wants Felix to find out what the conspiracy is about and who is to punish.

The second book in the series features the same kind of humor and bizarre characters as the first did. The plot seems better developed and the chapters coming together more smoothly, while the
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James
Jun 04, 2008 James rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of noir, vampire, and humor fiction
Another great and funny little Felix Gomez novel, number 2 in this series. The author continues following the career of his Iraq veteran vampire private detective, with more focus on his Latino heritage via one of the funniest and weirdest supporting characters in a long time. This time out Felix is trying to figure out who murdered a porn actress who he remembers having been a sweet and gracious girl as a teenager, and getting tangled up in L.A. power politics in the process with some high-stak ...more
Sara
Jul 22, 2008 Sara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like vampire stories or mysteries
Felix Gomez is a cross between Angel (the TV series) and George Lopez. What's so amazing is that the first book in this series is pretty crappy. Bloodsuckers is funny, startling, a quick read (took me 3 hours for 370 pages), compassionate, sexy, and uplifting. It's hard to explain how a vampire could tell you more about what it means to be human, but when you reflect on Coyote - Felix's sidekick in the book - you'll know not only what love and loyalty are, but what survival takes, as well. Peopl ...more
Betty-Braden
After the first book in this series, I was hesitant to give Acevedo another chance. However, I had purchased the book so I gave it a try. In this book, Acevedo had the same insistent pace and the same coldish point of view. BUT I was happy to have some character development with a new range of emotions, a bit of a romantic relationship and a sense of embracing the "vampire" within... There are still plenty of unanswered questions in the plot and I'm left wanting more. But I'll read the third boo ...more
Allen Garvin
Reading the series backwards. It's steadily getting worse. Unsympathetic characters all around, a paper thin plot, mostly stilted dialog (occasionally funny--I'd give it 1 1/2 stars for Felix's rare good liners), little of interest vampire or magic wise (Pretty much Felix's only investigative tool is to hypnotise humans, and occasionally leave order them into trite embarrassing situations for when they wake up).

Good thing I only paid half-price for this, at the used bookstore. It was still too
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Jennifer Daniel
Awful! The author tried to jazz this tired old detective story up with vampires and porn stars but it still read as predictable and dull as a cozy mystery with grandma & her cats or knitting or whatever other crap old fart slueths have. The character of Coyote was supposed to be funny, I am assuming, but he mostly get made me feel like I had come in contact with a hobo pedophile. You know what they say about ASSuming. I do feel like an ass for wasting my time with this junk.
Yvensong
This did not have quite the same humor that the first novel contained, yet the story is still entertaining. We follow our protagonist, Private Eye Felix Gomez through the streets of Los Angeles, as he attempts to solve a murder and check up on a possible collusion between vampires and humans.

Interesting characters fill the novel and the action is quick moving, enhanced by the short chapters. I found a few small editing errors, but none that ruined the story.
Jennifer Lauren Collins
What happens when you ask a vampire to investigate the murder of a doctor turned porn star, and then put him right in the middle of a large-scale conspiracy that's as dangerous to vampires as it is to humans?

A hilarious noir that ends up being a ridiculously page-turning read. Acevedo's pace is perfect in this mystery, and the characters are simply fun. Absolutely recommended.
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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 (5 books)
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