The Bride of Casa Dracula
By Marta Acosta
(Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781416559634, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 16, 2008
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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 wedding coordinator, 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 ghost-writing 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?
Marta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. She is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Newspapers. Her debut novel, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, was a Book Sense Pick.
"Sizzling and sexy, Acosta's latest is perfect for readers who like a little snappy satire in their vampire romances." -- Booklist
"Brash, witty....Fans of light vampire fiction will snap this up. Recommended for all collections where urban fantasy is popular." -- Library Journal
"A funny book with a Bridget Jones-meets-Dracula edge." -- Parkersburg New & Sentinel (Ohio)
"A charmingly goofy marriage of chick lit and the supernatural." -- Publishers Weekly