Saturday, August 21, 2010

[Series Spotlight] - Casa Dracula

This month's spotlight is Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta. I just started reading the fourth and last book of this series, Haunted Honeymoon. So I thought this would been a good spotlight post. If you haven't checked out this series yet I highly recommend you do. It's one of my favorites. It's got a little of everything... paranormal, comedy, romance and mystery.

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, Book #1

Despite her Fancy University (F.U.) degree, Milagro de los Santos isn't having much success at life. She can barely pay the rent and all of her boyfriends are as frivolous as beach reads. Then, at a party in honor of her successful ex-boyfriend, she meets the unusually attractive, quirky Oswald Grant.

Who knew that her passionate kiss with Oswald would result in serious illness, a craving for raw meat, and an aversion to sunlight? Well, her ambitious ex knew, and after he attempts to kidnap Milagro, she must hide out with Oswald's snobby family at their country estate to recover and learn the truth about their mysterious "genetic condition." When Oswald and his family are threatened, Milagro uses her wits, her wiles, and a whacky scheme to bring down the power-hungry creeps who refuse to let the undead live in peace.

Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula, Book #2

Hip, funny Milagro de los Santos thinks she's finally found love and a home at the California ranch of fabulous Oswald Grant and his urbane relatives, who have a rare genetic disorder that some call vampirism. But Milagro is bewildered when she's excluded from an ancient and mysterious midnight ceremony whose participants include Oswald's unfriendly parents, a creepy family elder, and Milagro's ex-lover, the powerful and decadent Ian Ducharme. What skeletons are the vampires keeping in their designer closets?

When Milagro's life is threatened by a rogue family member, she flees to the desert to hide. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets -- all of which might help her find a way home.

The Bride of Casa Dracula, Book #3

Milagro de los Santos is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, M.D. Her future in-laws loathe her, her dog just died, and Oswald’s family has a genetic anomaly that makes them crave blood. Then her extravagant best friend hijacks the role of weddingcoordinator, and the secretive Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme to guide the couple through the ancient vampire marriage rituals.

To top it all off, Milagro’s career is on the skids. She’s reduced to ghostwriting the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. And why does Cornelia’s decadent, way too attractive brother, Ian, always show up whenever Milagro is away from Oswald?

When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn't wed the undead?

Haunted Honeymoon, Book #4
Coming out September 28, 2010

As the only human to survive vampire infection, Milagro de Los Santos has become quite a celebrity among the blood-drinking elite. Too bad the perks of her condition—increased strength, super-fast healing—don’t pay her condo fees. There are other complications too. She’s feeling guilty about her fling with enigmatic Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme, and pining for her ex-fiancĂ©, Dr. Oswald Grant . . . the fabulous man whose kiss changed her life. It’s when Milagro — irked by Ian’s attentions to his neighbor — travels to London and enjoys a sexy flirtation of her own, that the blood really hits the fan.

Suddenly, those around her are dying gruesome deaths and Milagro’s being interrogated. Who would kill to set her up as a murder suspect? Milagro just wants to turn back the clock and have another chance to make things right, but no sooner has she escaped to Oswald’s ranch than an accident obliterates her memory. Will the murderer come after her now? And will amnesia spark a romantic do-over with Oswald—or will she make all the same mistakes before she ever gets to say "I do"?

Marta Acosta's Website | Vampire Wire

Make sure to stop by next month to check out my review of
Haunted Honeymoon
, plus I will have an interview with Marta.


  1. I've heard of this series before but wasn't really interested until now. Thanks for the recommendation! I think I'd enjoy it, it seems to have everything!

  2. Hi Anna!

    I love, love, love Marta Acosta, one of the best, funniest, outrageous series I've read to date! I haven't read Haunted Honeymoon yet, but it's on my list. Marta's voice ring true to her personality and her characters. I can't recommend this series enough and I only hope that Marta can keep coming up with new adventures for Milagro to find herself hip deep in! Thanks for an excellent spotlight!

    Dottie :)

  3. Your welcome Dottie!! I love this series too.



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