CassBrown, July 22, 2006 (view all comments by CassBrown)
Hilarious and touching story about feisty, funny Milagro De Los Santos, a girl who can't seem to get a break. She's got a degree from a Fancy University (F.U.), but has terrible jobs, a terrible apartment, and terrible parents.
When she goes to a book party for her big money ex-boyfriend, he shuns her. Milagro leaves with an attractive guest, Oswald, who says he's in publishing. A few passionate kisses later and there's an accidental exchange of blood. Milagro gets sick, really sick, weird sick. Craving raw meat sick.
Her ex tries to kidnap Milagro, claiming she's infected with "vampirism." She's forced to hide out with Oswald's family at their country house. They think she's a golddigger and she's wondering, are vampires real? As for Oswald, oh, he forgot to tell her that he's engaged to a beautiful and accomplished doctor.
by Christopher Moore, author of Bloodsucking Fiends and NY Times Bestseller A Dirty Job,
"Marta Acosta's vampire story reads like a comedy of manners with fangs, or perhaps a rancho romance with bite, but either way, her narrator Milagro brings a spicy Latina voice to a genre that is in dire need of some new blood."
by Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of To Darkness And To Death,
"Stunning, darkly hilarious...Acosta flings every vampire cliché out the window. You'd have to be undead not to enjoy this book!"
by Latina Magazine,
"A cross between Bridget Jones's Diary and Interview with a Vampire."
"A fun, snappy read for romantic fantasy fans."
Acosta delivers a hilarious and sexy paranormal novel about a Latina young woman who finds love and acceptance among a family of sophisticated vampires.
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