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Mario Acevedo gets graphic with his vampire-detective series

Local Denver author, Mario Acevedo, never set out to create a comic book superhero to star in a graphic novel, but that’s what happened when the folks at IDW Publishing read The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, Acevedo’s first novel with protagonist Felix Gomez, a salsa-spicy, wise-cracking detective who just happens to be a vampire. IDW Publishing is known for titles such Terminator, Star Trek, Angel, Lock & Key, Dr. Who, and G.I. Joe .

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Acevedo has written five Gomez novels with catchy titles such as X-rated Bloodsuckers, The Undead Kama Sutra, and Jailbait Zombie. His debut novel The Nymphos of Rocky Flats was selected by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Urban Paranormal Fantasy Novels for 2000-2009. Acevedo's newest book, Werewolf Smackdown (March 2010), puts Felix fang-to-claw between two rival werewolf factions in Charleston, SC.

“It wasn’t until I joined Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers that I realized how to professionally approach the craft of writing,” said Acevedo. “I’d tried several different genres but got rejected from every agent and publisher I approached. Not until I learned the business, harnessed my inner-wiseass, and started the Felix Gomez series did I have any luck.”

Acevedo continued, “IDW has contracted artists and the first sample drawings are incredible: lots of color and depth and smoke and fangs! I love it. Issue #1, Deadly Shadows, should be available May 2010.”

When asked if he had any advice for new authors, Acevedo responded, “Don’t give up. It can take years, but take the craft seriously, learn the business, read a lot, and write every day. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.”

Sample drawings of Deadly Shadows can be seen on Acevedo’s blog: The Biting Edge.
http://biting-edge.blogspot.com/2010/01/mystery-writers-and-felix-gomez-comic.html

Mario Acevedo's newest novel, Werewolf Smackdown, can be purchased here:

http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Smackdown-Novel-Mario-Acevedo/dp/0061567183?tag=dogpile-20

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