Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebrate the release of Werewolf Smackdown by Mario Acevedo - Contests

We're having a caption contest to celebrate the release of the 5th book in the Felix Gomez series by Mario Acevedo, Werewolf Smackdown.  Here's what you do: Caption the photo. Post your caption in the comments. We'll pick what we in all our subjectivity think is the best caption.   If you don't want to caption there are also some goodies that you can win by commenting.

For captioners only:  The author of the caption that is picked will receive all 5 (that's right all 5) Felix Gomez novels. The first 4 will be MMPB and Werewolf Smackdown will be a Trade paperback. In addition the winner will receive a large Red Devil Duckie and Silver Bullet Mints.

But wait, there's more! If you don't want to participate in the caption contest, you can comment and have the chance to win a MMPB of The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, a little Red Devil Duckie, and Silver Bullet Mints. And for just those folks commenting without captioning, you can get extra entries for Tweeting, Facebooking and mentioning it on your blog for a possible total of 4 entries to win the The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, little duckie, and the mints.

Caption this photo, which is from the 1941 movie The Wolf Man:

The particulars:

The caption contest is open to all humans on the planet earth who have a mailing address. You may post more than one caption.

The comments only contest is open to all humans on the planet earth who have a mailing address. For those just commenting you will have your name placed in the receptacle for your comment. If you retweet or mention the contest on your blog or Facebook, you get addtional entries for a possible total of 4 entries (comment, Tweet, FB, and blog). Please leave a link in your comments so that we can see that you Tweeted, FBed or blogged.

These giveaways end on March 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time so get your captions and comments in by then.

The Goodies:

The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (Felix Gomez 1)

Back home in the States, the reluctantly undead former infantryman pays penance for his war-time sins—making a living as a private detective able to unravel mysteries that baffle his mortal counterparts. Now an old friend has asked him to investigate a bizarre outbreak of nymphomania at the secret government facilities in Rocky Flats, Colorado. Normally, Felix's unorthodox—and downright supernatural—methods of extracting information are foolproof. But this time his efforts inadvertently stoke the lustful fires smoldering within the bodacious babes he's interrogating . . . while eliciting cryptic mentions of Roswell and a top-secret Project Redlight.

P.I. Felix Gomez has finally landed a case he can really sink his teeth into. But when shadowy government agents and determined Eastern European vampire hunters get stirred in, this deadly goulash of tight lips and rampant libidos boils over . . .

X-Rated Bloodsuckers (Felix Gomez 2)

When Felix Gomez returned from the War in Iraq with a disdain for daylight and a raging thirst for blood, he knew he couldn't settle for an ordinary 9-to-5 job. So after his discharge, the newly undead ex-infantryman chose the career that he felt best suited his vampiric tendencies: private detective.

Now he's been approached by sexy porn star Katz Meow, who wants Felix to investigate the murder of her once-equally agile friend and fellow toiler in the video sex-biz, Roxy Bronze. But his investigation into L.A.'s hardcore jungle is turning into a triple x-rated nightmare populated by hot babes, sleazy producers, sleazier politicians, sham evangelicals, and fanatical secret societies. And here on the seamy underside of Tinseltown, “immortal” doesn't necessarily mean “unkillable.”

The Undead Kama-Sutra (Felix Gomez 3)

Ex-infantryman Felix Gomez came back from Iraq decidedly undead. Back home in Denver, he embarked upon a new career where nighttime work is the norm: private investigator. Since then, he's managed to survive lustful extraterrestrials, manic nymphomaniacs, and x-rated bloodsuckers, while satisfying his own unorthodox hungers with blood-laced Mexican food.

But some thirsts aren't as easily assuaged, and that's where "The Undead Kama Sutra" comes in—a hands-on manual that illustrates how sex can help a lonely vampire increase his psychic energies. Felix's search for missing parts of the coveted manuscript is, of course, purely professional. And now the dying words of an alien interloper ("Find Goodman and save Earth's women!") are thrusting the immortal (if he's lucky) P.I. and a bodacious undead sexpert, Carmen Arellano, into a seamy mess of otherworldly abductions, shady military irregularities, and unexplained murder.

Jailbait Zombie (Felix Gomez 4)

Vampires versus Zombies, round one . . .
Vampire detective Felix Gomez has seen a lot of weird things since becoming one of the undead—nymphomaniacs, aliens, and X-rated bloodsuckers, just to name a few—but now he comes face-to-face with the worst sort of undead.

To stop a ravenous army of zombies, Gomez must team up with a precocious teen with clairvoyant powers whose cooperation comes at a price: she won't help unless Felix makes her a vampire . . . if the zombies don't get her first.

Werewolf Smackdown (Felix Gomez 5)

Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo's satirical supernatural series

A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead.

Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.

 The large Red Devil Duckie and Silver Bullet Mints (cause you never know when you need protection from werewolves):

Please note that the little Red Devil Duckie looks like the large Red Devil Duckie, it's just littler.

Other Mario Contests and Sightings

Mario is also featured in Authors Who Game at The interview is here.

Werewolf! Free stuff!!!! What more could you want??? Check it out, peeps! It's a special edition of The Hollow Fang: 


  1. ok this is what i thought
    She says "Peter I thought I told you to shave if you wanted a kiss"

    =----jennifer mathis

  2. "I knew I should have had that mint"

  3. "If I guess your weight, do I win the stuffed pony?

  4. Originally cast in the role of "The Cowardly Wolfman," Lon Chaney was eventually dismissed from his role in "The Wizard of Oz" after eating several munchkins and being a bit overzealous in regard to what he referred to as, "Ms. Garland's on-set breast exams".

  5. Caption:

    "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

    ((Source .... "Gone with the Wind"))

  6. She says: "Fuzzy Muffins, you don't scare me as much as your freshly pleated pants do.

  7. He's saying " Well crap, she might have mentioned she was allergic to dogs."

  8. Aww, Come on! My breath isnt THAT bad!


  9. So let me get this straight...if I kiss you, you'l turn into a handsome prince? I dont know....????

  10. I also tweeted and faccbooked the contest

  11. Caption? Oh no!! I am so totally not imaginative... not a single creative bone in my body! But, I so wanted to win those Acevedo books :(
    So, here goes nothing...
    "Gorgeous snack!!"

    I told you so! that I'm not imaginative, didn't I?!

    Ummm... so... what is MMPB?

    Re-posted your contest at:

    Got your contest on my sidebar under the Contests Around The Webysphere box at:

    Twitted about it at:

    Posted on my wall in facebook at:

    Cherry Mischievous
    mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

  12. @Cherry Mischievous

    MMPB = Mass Market Paperback

  13. "Is this the part where I scream and pass out?"

    tweeted @ Tawania_e
    posted on my blog
    Posted on fb


  14. Damn! From a distance your boobs looked hot, but I think I just punctured a silicone implant with my talon.

  15. "Baby, I thought you said you only weighed 105! My back is killing me!"

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  16. "No no no, when I said light as a feather, stiff as a board, I meant _me_"

  17. Ah man, just when I get the chance to get my paws on her, she faints.

  18. she is not sure if the smell, is his breath or just him, but it is making her faint

  19. "Come on baby, I thought you said you liked a man who was an animal in bed."

  20. Her: Look at that nose hair! Are you that hairy EVERY where?!
    Him: I thought she was kidding when she said those heels would kill her...
    Him: No no, see, I'm the one who is supposed to play dead. Sweetie? Sweetie? Oh crud, not another one.
    Him: If you want me to bury your body in the wounds, just say so. If you want me to eat you instead, say nothing. ... ... ... alright!

  21. Swept away by the music, George realized too late the lethal combination of werewolf strength and salsa dips.

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  22. "Damn, I told them to leave the onions off my hotdog!"


    Facebook--Lisa Ann Richards


  23. "Finally, I get her alone in a misty, deserted field and she faints! So now what am I supposed to do? Eat her?"

  24. "'Dying in my arms tonight...' Oh come on! I don't sing THAT bad!"

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  25. "My, what bad breath you have Grandma!"

    adeledawn2099 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. "What, you were expecting Dracula?"

  27. Harry realized too late that the Foggy swamp would only aggravate Enda's Asthma. Poor Edna.

  28. "Damnit Wolfie, your breath makes me faint-- Didn't I tell you to have that freaking mint?? Huh?"

  29. The Wolfman's kisses were wet and hot -- too hot for Clara Belle to handle. Her body trembled with illicit pleasure as she gave in to her darkest desires and allowed her hirsute lover to have his way with her.

  30. Aw, c'MON, honey - just because I smell like a wet dog is no reason for you to pass out!

  31. "Wake up! The monster is coming!"