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The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo
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Feb 27, 10

Read from February 04 to 06, 2010

Rounding up from 3.5

The Nymphos of Rocky Flats is the first book in Acevedo’s Felix Gomez series, which centres around the ex-soldier who gets turned into a vampire while on active duty in Iraq. Felix and his company, accidentally kill a group of innocent civilians and the ultimate punishment for Felix was being turned. Because of the guilt he still feels, he refuses to drink human blood instead surving on animal blood. Which begins to take a toll on his powers. Now a Private Investigator Felix’s old roommate Gilbert asks for Felix’s help after an outbreak of nymphomania (“the sickness”) at the Department of Energy in Colorado. What starts out as a simple assignment (find the cause of the nymphomania), turns into a huge mess that turns out not to be so simple.

From Government conspiracy, UFOs, Roswell, Vampire Hunters, Dryad’s to Felix’s inner struggle with drinking human blood this book is action packed from beginning to end. The ending totally throws you for a loop, you just won’t see it coming. Acevedo has a very unique twist on vampires with Felix Gomez. Felix can go out in the sun, but only slathered in sunscreen and a ton of make up. There were some laugh out loud moments with lots of snark, my favorite being:

“No mistress of the dark, she looked more like a matron of the refrigerator”

For a book about nymphos, there was very little sexual interaction. Few scenes of Felix being come onto by those infected, but again no sex scenes. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats has so many different story-lines going on, sometimes I felt it a little hard to follow but overall it was pretty good, more Christopher Moore than a straight up Urban Fantasy novel, it’s worth a read. It’s definitely different that’s for sure and in a good way!
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