Friday, March 21, 2008

"The Undead Kama Sutra"

Mario Acevedo is the author of The Nymphos of Rocky Flats and X-Rated Blood Suckers.

The third book in the Felix Gomez series, The Undead Kama Sutra, is new in bookstores. Acevedo applied the Page 69 Test to the novel and reported the following:
As it happens, both pages 69 and 99 are at the end of chapters. Page 99 doesn't reveal the quality of the whole because what's on the page is so brief. Page 69 does reveal a lot and I hope the reader is hooked to read on.

From page 69:

The knobs of Jane Doe’s shoulders were splayed back as rigor mortis had arched her spine upwards. Her breasts lay flat against the ribcage like a pair of rotting apples. There were more spots of hamburger lacerations where the crabs had fed.

“Holy shit,” Carmen pointed, “what happened there?”

In the center of the woman’s sternum was a deep, thumb-sized hole
lined with charred flesh.

My fingers tingled as my vampire sense went on full alert. The
wound was identical to Gilbert Odin’s. Jane Doe had been killed with an alien blaster.
Read an excerpt from The Undead Kama Sutra and learn more about the author and his work at Mario Acevedo's website and his blog.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue