Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
Casa Dracula, Book 1
Marta Acosta
Pocket Books
July 4, 2006
ISBN# 978-1-4165-2038-2

Milagro de Los Santos has the worst luck with jobs and men, neither of which ever seem to be the right fit. Forced to attend a party for her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian, the night starts looking up when Milagro meets an attractive stranger, Oswald. A heated kiss draws blood and soon Milagro isn’t feeling well. It’s not long before Sebastian develops a renewed interest in her, and Milagro quickly discovers that he’s using her for information she might have on Oswald. Now she’s in the middle of an ongoing struggle between a dark organization, and the vampire community she never knew existed. Not that Oswald’s family would ever own up to being vampires.

Oswald Grant is a man with a medical condition that leaves him sensitive to light, and gives him an odd craving for blood. Meeting Milagro wasn’t the wisest move, but kissing her was completely out of line. Now that he’s infected her, his enemies are after her as well. Oswald has little choice but to protect her, so Milagro becomes a guest at the Grant family ranch in the country. The Grants will do everything in their power to keep Milagro away from the trouble that awaits her just outside of their home, but there’s only so much they can do to save Milagro from herself.

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula is a laugh-out-loud vampire romance. For all of their differences, Milagro and Oswald make a marvelous couple. With a delightfully unique approach, Ms. Acosta pens a passionate vampire romance filled with friendship, love and life threatening adventure. This deliciously sexy tale will hook you with clever chapter titles and dazzle you with its witty dialogue. A fabulous story that you don’t want to miss.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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