Jul 28, 2006

Happy Hour At Castle Dracula

Recently, when haunting the aisles of the local Barnes & Noble searching for new vampire titles, I discovered Happy Hour At Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta. What a neat title! It’s near the top of must read pile.

Here is some info from the author’s site: HAPPY HOUR AT CASA DRACULA (Pocket, 2006) is a comic novel about a young woman who desperately yearns to be taken seriously as a writer, a human being, and a girlfriend. Latina Ivy League grad Milagro de Los Santos can't find her place in the world or a man to go with it. All the men she meets are like beach reads -- fun, but superficial -- and she worries that she is only a beach read, too. Then one night, at a book party for her pretentious ex-boyfriend, she meets an oddly attractive man. After she is bitten while kissing him, she falls ill and is squirreled away to his family's estate to recover. Vampires don't exist in this day and age, or do they? As Milagro falls in love with a fabulously inappropriate man, she finds herself caught between a family who has accepted her as one of their own and a shady organization that refuses to let the undead live and love in peace.

In 2007 Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula will be published.

Marta Acosta shares a blog with fellow vampire novelists Jeanne Stien and Mario Acevedo. It’s called Biting Edge.

Jul 15, 2006

Undead Update

Undead Update (UU) is also a blog site, but in this case I use iBlog for posting. I like Blogger, but if I want to do anything remotely “fancy” iBlog works better for me. Whenever possible I want to add images of the book I’m noting.

Yesterday I added new items to UU and transfered many of those that had been on the site for a while to The Online Vampire Bibliography. Eventually all of those on UU will make it to the online bibliography.