Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spotlight Series: Casa Dracula

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.

I'll admit that I picked up the first Casa Dracula based on the name alone. I like happy hour. I like vampires. It was like destiny. Marta Acosta writes with such intelligent humor that you can't help but love lead character Milagro's way of viewing everything around her. I fell in love with this series immediately.

Important Characters to Know
Milagro de los Santos - Fiesty aspiring writer who finds herself drawn into the world of "vampires."

Oswald Grant - Milagro's "vampire" boyfriend. Plastic surgeon.

Edna Grant - Oswald's grandmother and the head of their "vampire" family.

Ian Ducharme - Sexy and dangerous "vampire" that rivals Oswald for Milagro's affections.

Casa Dracula
(in reading order, links lead to my reviews)
  1. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
  2. Midnight Brunch
  3. The Bride of Casa Dracula
  4. Haunted Honeymoon
If you like the Casa Dracula series, you should try:
The Glory St. Clair series by Gerry Bartlett
The Dead End Dating series by Kimberly Raye
The Garnet Lacey series by Tate Hallaway
The Immortality Bites series by Michelle Rowen
The Broken Heart Vampires series by Michele Bardsley
The Queen Betsy series by MaryJanice Davidson


  1. I recently read the first book, and just as you've said, I was instantly gone with Marta's witty and hilarious writing, one can't help but be enchanted by the freshness and humour of the Casa Dracula series! I LOVED it! :-D

  2. Oh if you think it is like the Gerry Bartlett series I am going to check it out. I love the Glory St. Clair series, it makes me giggle :)

  3. This series is on my TBR list, I've heard so many good things about it!

  4. I have considered picking up the first one in this series several times. I think I might just have to do that.

  5. The first book in this series is on my wishlist....