Thursday, September 30, 2010

Romance Book Review: Haunted Honeymoon

Author: Marta Acosta
Series Connection: Casa Dracula Book 4
ISBN: 978-1416598879
Genre: Paranormal/ Vampire
Publisher: Gallery Books 

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This is the final installment to the Casa Dracula series for Marta Acosta. In a Facebook comment a few days ago, Marta said she would miss Milagro's character and I can understand why. It must have been fun putting together this series, which included Happy Hour At Casa Dracula,  Midnight Brunch and The Bride of Casa Dracula, as well as, of course, Haunted Honeymoon.

There were so many great characters in this series that had everyone from a mysterious vampire that everyone was completely charmed by, a grandmother that is as sarcastic as she is loving and in love with a younger man, a gay friend that every girl would love to take shopping and a best friend that would help even when she knew there was a dead body in the back of your truck.

Milagro's story starts when she is accidental infected with the vampire virus in a previous book. She becomes an anomaly because she doesn't die and she doesn't turn into a vampire. She does however become stronger and have an affinity for blood.

Problems seem to follow party girl Milagro. She is still in love with her ex-fiance, as well as in love with her current "boyfriend/lover/whatever". Both men are vampires. In Haunted Honeymoon there is a murdered body in her bed and a mad scientist who wants to learn all about vampires by taking a few of Milagro's vital organs and a few zombies and that is just a few pieces of the story.

This book is written in the first person, in a fun chiklit style. Readers who like vampire paranormal will get a kick out of the story. I think this book can be read alone, but it would be more fun read as the series.

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"?

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