Vampire detective Felix Gomez has faced plenty of supernatural adversaries, from aliens to a Red Bull-swilling zombie master, and still managed to come out on top. Now he's facing one of the all-time classic vampire enemies in Werewolf Smackdown, the fifth book in the entertaining urban fantasy series by local author Mario Acevedo. "I wanted to do werewolves because werewolves are badass," explains Acevedo. "You know vampires and werewolves don't get along. There's a natural antagonism."
That natural, or perhaps supernatural, antagonism puts Acevedo's lecherous, sarcastic and thoroughly charming undead PI at the center of a were civil war in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. As the conflict draws in everything from other vampires to a ghost, surviving won't be easy, and making sure that it doesn't lead to an all-out conflagration that reveals the carefully guarded existence of the supernatural is going to take every bit of skill and luck Gomez can muster.
Join Acevedo tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, for a reading, signing and Q&A; there will also be two members of the Castle Rock Orchestra present to play appropriate music. For more information, visit www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-322-7727.
Mon., March 22, 7:30 p.m., 2010