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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: http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Brunch...

The Bride of Casa Dracula, free through July 28: www.amazon.com/The-Bride-Casa-Dracula...

Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula, free through July 27: www.amazon.com/Haunted-Honeymoon-Casa...

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Average rating: 3.63 · 9,268 ratings · 1,337 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Dark Companion

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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula ...

3.55 avg rating — 2,000 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracu...

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The She-Hulk Diaries

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The Shadow Girl of Birch Grove

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Wolfish in Sheep's Clothing

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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula Midnight Brunch The Bride of Casa Dracula Haunted Honeymoon
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November 2009, Marta Acosta
" What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? MA: This is a question for beauty contestants, isn't it, and I'm supposed to say world peace. However, if that's not possible, then I'd be thrilled with a cup holder for my car. ..." ...More

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The Glimpse
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Marta Acosta Marta Acosta said: " Finally charged up my ereader and figured out how to download galleys again. (This info never stays in my long-term memory.) Now to settle in and read! "

 
The Pledge
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
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“Life isn't fair, so you have to play the best game you can with the cards you're dealt.”
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“Sometimes you suffer for the things that are important to you.”
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Romance and Paran...: Marta Acosta 1 10 Nov 16, 2008 02:51AM  
Romance Readers R...: This topic has been closed to new comments. September Monthly Challenge: Discussion and Suggestion Thread 38 142 Sep 19, 2009 02:06PM  
SOS: Serious Over...: OCT 2010: Adult Next-in-Series Releases 8 75 Jul 06, 2010 10:55PM  
Chick Lit Book Club: October Suggestions 19 71 Sep 15, 2010 01:59PM  
Romance Readers R...: 2010 September Monthly Challenge: Participants' List Thread 641 451 Nov 02, 2010 06:28AM  
SOS: Serious Over...: Casa Dracula / Marta Acosta 1 15 Nov 27, 2010 10:08PM  
Romance and Paran...: Marta Acosta 2 17 Nov 28, 2010 01:28PM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Darcy's 2010 Book List 50 268 Dec 28, 2010 08:07PM  
“It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.”
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“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”
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“The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
P.G. Wodehouse

“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”
Evelyn Waugh

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message 6: by Nevey

Nevey 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.


message 5: by Marta

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.


message 2: by Kate

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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