Today on the blog, I’m welcoming the wonderful Marta Acosta! Marta is the author of the awesome Casa Dracula series, and is one of the sweetest ladies in the biz! One lucky winner will snag a copy of Haunted Honeymoon, generously provided by Marta! Please see giveaway details at the end of the post.
Marta, thanks so much for joining me today!You’re the author of the insanely popular Paranormal series featuring Milagro de los Santos. For those that haven’t had the pleasure of reading the books, can you tell us a bit about Milagro and her world?
Did you base Milagro on yourself?
I based Milagro on characters from some of my favorite books. She’s alone in the world, like Jane Eyre. She’s cheerfully delusional like Bertie Wooster in P.G. Wodehouse novels. She’s broke and bright, like a lot of Jane Austen’s characters. She has a sense of the absurd, like many of Mark Twain’s characters. She’s vulnerable and affectionate like Bridget Jones.We do share a similar education and ethnicity. But Mil is alone in the world, and I have a large and supportive family. She’s always cheerful and optimistic and I’m down-to-earth and deeply cynical.
Haunted Honeymoon, book 4 (and final book) in the series, just came out at the end of last year. When you set out to write Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, did you already have a series planned?
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I read in your bio that you lived in England for a time. What was your favorite part of living there?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?
What’s something that makes you want to toss a book aside in frustration?
When you’re not writing, how do you like to spend your free time?
Now that Milagro’s series has come to a close, what’s next?
You mention your less-than-well-behaved dogs on your website. Can you tell us more about them?
Is there any other news you’d like to share?
About the book:
THERE’S MORE THAN HER HEART AT STAKE. . . .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-fiancé, 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”?