Mario Acevedo (website) is the author of the popular Felix Gomez series which currently contains 6 published books. Reading the Mario Acevedo books in order is a fun exercise. I really enjoy this series, a mix of detective mysteries and urban fantasy. Felix Gomez was a soldier going to Iraq. And came back a vampire. To be able to blend into the society, he has to hide his vampirism and becomes a private detective hired to solve various cases throughout the books in the series.
Mario Acevedo was born in El Paso, Texas and he grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He graduated from New Mexico State University after which he was drafted into the army where he served in the Infantry and flew helicopters.
Upon his return to civilian life, he worked in the corporate world as an engineer before he got downsized. Next, he attended the University of Denver from where he got his masters’ in Information Systems, following which he got another job in corporate America from where he once again got downsized.
What kept him going was working as an artist. He worked for Arte Americas in Fresno, California as an artist in residence and was called back from the Reserves to serve as a combat artist in the famous Operation Desert Storm. In addition, he has been teaching art to inmates at the Avenal State Prison as well as organizing various art fundraisers for pet nonprofit rescue groups.
During this time he has been writing in his spare time, but after joining the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, he got serious about the business of writing for profit and getting published for his work.
While his Felix Gomez series is his main fiction work, in addition to it he has also written several books and short stories.
His debut novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, which is also the first in the Felix Gomez series was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Decade and it was a finalist entry for a Colorado Book Award.
Felix Gomez Series In Order Of Publication
1. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, 2006
2. X-Rated Bloodsuckers, 2007
3. The Undead Kama Sutra, 2008
4. Jailbait Zombie, 2009
5. Werewolf Smackdown, 2010
6. Rescue From Planet Pleasure, 2015
Killing the Cobra Chinatown Trollop – graphic book based on the Felix Gomez series, 2010
Other Books By Mario Acevedo
Good Money Gone, 2013 (co-authored with Richard Kilborn)
Love Between the Species, 2014 (essay in Now Write:Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)
Short stories in Hit List – The Best Of Latino Mystery (2009), Broken Links, Mended Lives (2009), You Don’t Have A Clue (2011) and An Elevated View (2011)