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Marta Acosta

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Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library.

She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine.

Marta lives with her husband, spawn, and their crazy dogs. An avid gardener, she likes independent films, funny novels, loud music and lively conversations.

She’s always happy to hear from readers, even the ones who point out typos.

I'm having a big ol' giveaway of my of my backlist on Kindle. This won't last long so get your copies now.

Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula, free through July 26:

The Bride of Casa Dracula, free through July 28:

Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula, free through July 27:

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Average rating: 3.65 · 6,517 ratings · 1,057 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Dark Companion
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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula ...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,595 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracu...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 733 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 629 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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The She-Hulk Diaries
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Shadow Girl of Birch Grove
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Wolfish in Sheep's Clothing
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Nancy's Theory of Style
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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"Sexy, sardonic...unique and alluring Milagro will continue to amaze readers in Acosta's terrific new adventure." --Booklist

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Nevey Badr Hands down; I do believe that that best adventures comes out from Sam & Dean Winchester that I think; I will die after the show is over. Still season 7 is a bless. What do you think ???

I am so glad to meet you.

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Marta Acosta Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha) wrote: "You'd like it Marta, but its definitely fantasy not UF"

Hi, Natasha, no one agrees on what to call my Casa Dracula books. I call them comedies-of-manners with a paranormal theme. Yeah, that's too long! I never stay within any genre's conventions...because I like coloring outside the lines.

Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha) You'd like it Marta, but its definitely fantasy not UF

Harlequin Books Hello Marta, it is a pleasure to meet you.

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Kate Hi Marta! Thanks so much for the add!

Carolyn Crane Marta! How lovely to see you here. Thanks for inviting me to be GR pals!!

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