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X-Rated Bloodsuckers

(Felix Gomez #2)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  1,483 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Felix has survived Operation Iraqi Freedom, being turned into a vampire, and a ravenous horde of nymphomaniacs. Now he faces his toughest task evernavigating the corrupt world of Los Angeles politics to solve the murder of a distinguished young surgeon turned porn star. But both human and vampire alike have reasons to want the secret to stay buried. . . ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (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
Mar 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
Mar 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was extremely charmed by the Coyote character, and I would've preferred a book with him as a main character. Or really anyone besides Felix Gomez, except for another character similar to his. I was pretty disgusted by the casual way this book described the way he was a freakin' sexual predator, and the way it was presented as being normal. The way that it tried to use it for comedic effect when he casually sexually assaulted a woman because she made fun of his friend's ride, and then later, ...more
Mar 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Feb 02, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
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
K.D. McQuain
Mar 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
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.
C.T. Phipps
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
X-RATED BLOODSUCKERS is an improvement on the already entertaining NYMPHOS OF ROCKY FLAT. I'm really enjoying the adventures of Felix Gomez and this encouraged me to buy the entirety of the series. For those unfamiliar with the books, Felix Gomez is a vampire detective hired by porn star Katz Meow to investigate the death of her ex-partner Roxy Bronze. Felix is not interested until the whiff of vampires becomes involved and he heads out to Los Angeles, California to investigate her ex-boss, a ...more
Peggy Harris
Ok, so this book kind of pissed me off. The first book wasn't so bad, but this one was fraught with inconsistencies from the first book and an over use of phrases. Not to mention the fact that some of the plot lines and characters from the first book were never even mentioned!
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Apr 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
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
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 29, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  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.
3.5 again. Not bad in any way. Just not standout, either
Ben Tuthill
The second Felix Gomez novel. Pretty good but I think there were some points that were stretched thin. I like the character Felix but some of the ancillary characters and plots not so much. An interesting look at noir and vampires.
Andy Mascola
Iraq-war-vet-vampire-PI investigates porn star murders. Liked the 1st half more than the 2nd.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't keep my interest
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Felix Gomez series. It's witty, twisted and humorous. Acevedo's style is one that I long to read more of. Looking forward to the next one.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, vampire, 2018
Decent vampire mystery, but not my style. Language too crude for my tastes.
Josh Randell
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sooooo much better than the first one. Loved this story and all the characters. Hopefully we'll see more from Coyote later down the line.
Starting the third book now...
Aug 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, people who want some interesting native america vs. hispanic interaction
Shelves: sf-f-h, modernfantasy
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
Mar 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
This series has everything that appeals to me vampires, a mystery, and a smart-ass private eye. What more could a girl ask for, right? But still, Mario Acevedo brings it with action, quirky characters and a non-stop ride of twists and turns that keep you guessing. Although, I think you figure out who the bad guy is about half to three-quarters of the way through the book, the reasons behind it all are still foggy until the very end.

Felix Gomez is a riot. He can be serious, but he can also be
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 ...more
Patrick Gibson
Jul 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Patrick by: Anubis and Jason Stackhouse
The clients 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. Meows co-worker Roxy Bronze.

This is the follow up to Acevedos 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 dont
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 16, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
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 ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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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