Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Marta Acosta Contest

Egads! Has it really been a week since I blogged last? Sorry, really sorry about that. However, it would seem that when a person quits the smoking habit, they lose half their brain. I have no attention span right now, my house is getting cleaner and cleaner, and my Books That Need Reviewed Before I Totally Forget What They Were About list is getting larger by the minute. But at least my health is going to benefit!

Anyway, I think I've finally come down from the smoke-jones enough to blog regularly again. I haven't forgotten my contest, so let's officially kick it off now. Those that have already entered, don't worry, you're still good.

Marta Acosta has this wonderful book trailer for her first book Happy Hour at Casa Dracula. I'm also gonna post this handy little linky loo to my "review" of the same book.

So, get those questions left in the comments and help me give Marta a great interview!

Take Care


Brandy said...

May I just say that those are some niiiiiiice fellas in that trailer? *G* Is it sad that I can't remember my question? I know it's below! *G*
Good going on the kicking the smoking thing! Keep up the great work!

Carolyn Jean said...

This is going to sound weird, but try doing a few pushups when you feel like smoking.

Okay, Marta! I love her stuff. Marta writes such an unusual angle on vampires. I'd love to hear about how she came to that.

Marta's books, to me, seem to occupy a kind of crossover space - a bit of romance, a bit of paranormal, a bit of a comedy of manners a la Austen. I'd love for her to talk about that. Is it just the way she writes? And are there pros and cons to occupying that space?

RM said...


As someone who only knows about these books through the buzz I've seen on blogs (intriguing) I'd like to ask a few questions.

- Are vampires in Casa Dracula in or out of the closet? (Are they a closely kept secret or is their existence public knowledge?) Do they have their own separate culture/society or do they exist in the same society with us mortals?

- Feeding habits: Do the vamps drink human blood? Do they hunt? Have a bloodbank? Do they kill? Do they eat food?