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"filled with eccentric characters and takes a unique view of vampirism"

After being turned into a vampire, Milagro De Los Santos is getting married to another vampire, Oswald Grant, MD. Unfortunately, Oswald is seeking approval from the vampire council, who might have a hidden agenda, and the council sends Oswald's ex-girlfriend to instruct the couple on vampire marriage rituals. Meanwhile, Milagro gets a job ghostwriting for a loopy man, who thinks that he can shape shift.

Ms. Acosta pens a chic lit vampire fiction story, which is filled with eccentric characters and takes a unique view of vampirism. In Ms. Acosta's world vampirism is a genetic anomaly, which makes the person crave blood and have some unique abilities. Unfortunately, vampires have problems reproducing, and few people survive being turned into a vampire. As a result, Milagro is a rather unknown quality to the vampires. In order to make her fiance happy and fit into the vampire world, Milagro is trying to fulfill the expectations of others and be someone other than her true self. This results in some very strange situations, which sometimes make Milagro appear silly. While I found some of the scenes amusing, many fell short on the humor scale for me. Humor is a very individual taste, therefore, many readers will probably enjoy THE BRIDE OF CASA DRACULA.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted October 21, 2008

SUMMARY

**A PNR Reviewer Recommended Read**

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 ghostwriting 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?

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The Bride of Casa Dracula
(Casa Dracula: Book 3)
by Marta Acosta

Pocket Books
September 1, 2008
Available: September 16, 2008
ISBN #1416559639
EAN #9781416559634
368 pages
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