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Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracula #2)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  1,014 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
What's a girl to do when she discovers she's the main course on the menu?

Hip, funny Milagro de los Santos thinks she's finally found love and a home at the California ranch of fabulous Oswald Grant and his urbane relatives, who have a rare genetic disorder that some call vampirism. But Milagro is bewildered when she's excluded from an ancient and mysterious midnight ceremo
ebook, 1st edition, 320 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Pocket Books
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Oct 16, 2010 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Midnight Brunch’ is the second book in Marta Acosta’s ‘Casa Dracula’ series. I loved first book ‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula’ and ‘Midnight Brunch’ is a riotous follow-up.

‘Midnight Brunch’ picks up pretty much where ‘Happy Hour’ left off. Down-on-her-luck writer turned down-on-her-luck vampire, Milagro de los Santos, is living with her boyfriend, Oswald Grant on his sprawling family estate. For the most part Oswald and Milagro are blissfully happy. Their sex life is incredible; they have a hold
Jul 28, 2013 Toni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm seriously loving this series right now. Its fun. It's flirty. It's different. And it brings out the hispanic girl in me like no other. I loved it.

This is the second novel in the series in Casa Dracula. Secrets the family is holding from Milagro makes her run and hide. That would be all great and dandy but she ends up hiding in a lions den where only more trouble can find this amazing chica.

I'm noticing a trend and that is that Oswald always takes off when the going gets tough. It frustrate
Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
Book two in the Casa Dracula Series was not quite up to book one. Still an enjoyable read, but it wasn't until well over halfway that some of the wit and humour came crashing back in. It was all a little heavy and our heroine, Milagro, just seemed a little flat.

I also had difficulties with the story and plot, it just didn't grab this time around. Despite that, I am still intrigued. Ian Ducharme is delightful, exactly what a vampire should be. But unfortunately, he leaves Milagro's other love int
Jan 02, 2014 Chibineko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(weeps in a corner)

Why am I crying? Because now I'm done with the first two books and I have no way of getting my hands on book three until the book I bought off of eBay arrives. Sadly this book isn't available on any reader other than the Kindle, which I only have on my iPod.

I freaking love this series. Milagro really is the Hispanic Bridget Jones, only with a bit more chutzpah to her nature. I love Bridget, but sometimes you do want to kick her in the shins a little. Milagro is as clueless as
Oct 06, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the Casa Dracula series and I loved it oh so much better than the first.

Even during the one slow point when Milagro was meandering aimlessly in life thinking she needed to be cured and not wanting anyone to touch her I still loved the way this story was shaping up.

Oswald and Milagro are such the oddly perfect couple. Although they are also the safe couple for those who root for her to hook up with Ian.

Edna made a much more pleasant appearance in this book as well. I grew t
Oct 20, 2009 Froggarita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Marta does it again with another amazing tale of Milagro de los Santos. This is book 2 in the Casa Dracula Series. As soon as I recieved this book I started to read it immediately and could not put it down! Nonstop hilarity and action will keep you up late reading this book because you just can't stop! I am torn between which 2 of the men I want Milagro to end up with but I think I want the naughty boy Ian to win her heart! Oswald is just to goody to shoes for her...oh how I yearn for book 3 and ...more
This book was such a surprise. When I first glanced at it, it seemed very chick lit-esque, which usually isn't my kind of thing. But, it was $3.00 in the sale pile at Borders and when I flipped through it, the dialogue seemed funny and snappy. I thought "oh what the hell" and went for it. I'm so glad I did.

Midnight Brunch is actually the sequel to Acosta's first book, Happy Hour at Castle Dracula (which I now want to get my hands on). Our heroine, Milagro de Los Santos is dating a vampire--exce
Steph McVicker
Aug 13, 2013 Steph McVicker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohhh, Ms. Acosta, you've done it again! Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula is the amazing sequel to the fabulous Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, and once again you will find yourself cracking up at the top notch wit and personality quirks of every single character you meet. Vampire bite survivor and the very human Milagro De Los Santos is pretty much being stalked by a bunch of fanatical vamps out for her very special blood, a dark lord ex-lover, a narcissistic actor who swims naked & moves into he ...more
Marta Acosta
May 05, 2013 Marta Acosta rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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"Sexy, sardonic...unique and alluring Milagro will continue to amaze readers in Acosta's terrific new adventure." --Booklist

"Hilarious. Acosta's heroine is fresh and sassy...all the characters are worth watching." --Romantic Times

"A hilarious novel with plenty of colorful characters; Midnight Brunch will make you an instant Marta Acosta fan." --Fresh Fiction

"An addictive combo plate of romance and vamp satire." --Publi
Jan 26, 2013 Mem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mel-cat
This begins where Happy Hour, book 1 in the series ends. Milagro has found love and is living with Oswald, her love, in his cottage on the ranch she was taken to after being infected with the virus she caught from him in the first book.
Oswald's family is still hiding things, about the family, from her. She is kept from attending the naming ceremony of Sam and Winnie's infant daughter. No one shares anything with her and she does not take this exclusion willingly.
Leaving her out of the loop, beca
Aug 19, 2009 Kitty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The beginning was okay, and I really enjoyed the last quarter or so of the book, but I have to say that a good chunk of the middle of it just really annoyed me. It's intelligently written, and it's a different take on vampires, which is nice. I'm just having a hard time figuring out if I really like these characters. One minute they're fascinating and likable, and the next they're doing something really stupid and annoying. This wasn't one of those "can't put down" books, but it was different, a ...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
It was okay, I wasn't very fond of the main character Milagro and Oswald just annoys the hell out of me. I will most likly not be reading any more in the series.
Gilly towler
not brilliant, struggled with this series. They do get better but not sure they were worth trying to like. Not terrible but not great either !
Lynne Perednia
Mar 02, 2010 Lynne Perednia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In HAPPY HOUR AT CASA DRACULA, readers met and were won over by the erudite, forthright and fun-loving Milagro De Los Santos as she unwillingly became part of a blood-drinking family through accidental infection. But, hey, there's more positive than negative when she meets her true love, plastic surgeon Oswald, and his extended family, including the delightfully acerbic Edna, his grandmother, and security dynamo Gabriel, his cousin.

Milagro lives at the ranch with the extended family swirling in
Nov 15, 2009 Larissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Series Review:


I LOVE this series! There I said it and I will say it as many times as I need to. Marta Acosta does the impossible and brings something new to the Vampire table with the Casa Dracula series and the result is a hilarious, fun and amazing series that I am sad is over.

Milagros is an aspiring writer who has been burned by her pretentions ex-boyfriend. One night during a literary event for his new book, she
Peace Love and Reviews
I'd like to thank Marta Acosta for sending me a copy of this book. You are awesome.

Midnight Brunch is the sequel of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula. It starts with our protagonist Milagro de los Santos living with her boyfriend Oswald at the ranch where she has been staying for over a year since the accidental blood infection took place. But an unfortunate introduction to Oswald's parents and heated argument between out two love birds, mysterious family rituals and shady relatives takes our beloved M
Jun 20, 2008 Tez rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 02, 2013 JG rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Casa Dracula book 1 has kept me interested with it's hilarious humor, funny heroine, and not-so-common story enough to make me pick up the second book.

Midnight brunch is as interesting but more adventurous than the first book. Everything revolved around the choices of our heroine and i found myself getting to know her better.

She is completely realistic and a 3-dimentional character. Having faced a pirahna-like family that can make you doubt your own self-worth in matter of minutes, she showed
Aug 31, 2010 Roswita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Milagro de los Santos is feeling left out because boyfriend Oswald is keeping secrets. True, they are family secrets, and Oswald's family of not-vampires have accepted Milagro into their home (and hearts), but she's feeling insecure and thinks that if only Oswald would include her, she would be much more sure of their love. In the mean time, Oswald is trying to juggle a demanding career, a demanding family, and a demanding girlfriend. He's understandably frustrated and lashes out at the one he l ...more
I really like this series' heroine Milagro. She is a sassy, brash hoot. She is also caring, loving, intelligent and wity. Its so easy to root for her. I have to say that "Midnight Brunch" moved along a lot slower for me than the first book "Happy Hour At Casa Dracula" did. When the book opens, Milagro is trying to learn some secrets about boyfriend Oswald's family. She is hurt because she hasn't been invited to Winnie and Sam's babies christening. This is because it is actually an ancient vampir ...more
Jul 27, 2013 Raquel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: made-me-laugh
I liked this. Milagro is more independent I. This book than the first wher she was swept along by the circumstances of her "infection".

This was a nice little adventure. I continue to love the writing style. The humor is so amusing and enjoyable. I also enjoy how Milagro is progressing as a character. She had admirable qualities to begin with and more are added, revealed, or developed as we go along.

One thing I will say is that for Oswald being the man of her heart and, oh, she loves him, he doe
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Our heroine is really down and out this time around. Milagro is still hilarious and yes her snarkiness is ever present, but she's faced with the daunting task of sorting through her true emotions while trying to figure out her place among her new family. She forgets to believe in herself and therefore gets thrown into unhealthy situations away from the ranch. I really do love when an author pushes their characters. Watching Milagro grow wa
Oct 24, 2013 Colleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series, but the first one I've read. Not hard to jump into this series here and really enjoy it - I am looking forward to picking up the first book to get some more detail on things that are mentioned though. To make myself more clear, I didn't feel like I lacked any information, but going back to read the first book I think will provide more depth. I'm eager to read exactly what happened in scenes Milagro remembers! That said, this was a really fun romp. I love Mi ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
I have said it before that PNR is seldom a genre that makes me really like a book, but to every rule there are exceptions. And Acosta is one of those. Her funny PNR books are just the best.

Milagro is still having trouble with her new family. The whole "we are not vampires, we have a genetic disorder" also still throws her for a loop. But as always Milagro is fun, quirky and a great heroine. I truly like her. I can't say the same for her boyfriend. Sure Oswald is nice and all but I do not have an
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
I really did enjoy this novel. It took me a little longer to get through since I was in the process of moving, but I found myself wanting to get back to the story. I wanted to see what was going on. There are all these little nuances that something is going on, but nothing so obviously that it trips any radars. The characters have so many different layers that it’s fun to watch them all unfold. Acosta has a unique view on the vampire society and it’s really refreshing. Especially if you love vam ...more
Aug 18, 2013 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
I disliked the book. Really, really disliked it. At times I bordered on loath. :O Melodramatic a bit? Well, on my part I can't really understand what's to like in this chick lit melodrama. :)

I know I sound judgmental and maybe I am. But please believe me when I say I'm not judging people who read it or the wonderful author.

I simply hated all of it. The nonsense plot, the stupid bimbo heroine (yes you can be a bimbo even if you're a Latina), the slightly "racist" undertone (because of course a La
Apr 07, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-vampires
The second book in the Casa Dracula series, Midnight Brunch, continues to prove Marta Acosta's ability to write hilarious dialogue and charmingly quirky vampires. The one-of-a-kind Milagro De Los Santos has managed to endeared herself to the majority of the Grant clan and might just have found her place in the world with them. Of course, that means trouble for poor Milagro.

Milagro's relationship with Oswald doesn't sit well with his parents and they make every effort to make sure she knows it. W
Lori Whitwam
Feb 02, 2008 Lori Whitwam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
I actually liked this a bit better than Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, the first in this series. Not sure why, since most of it takes place away from the ranch. But it got more into vampire culture, and less in the "we've got a genetic condition" area. Milagro continues to be treated like an outsider among her semi-adopted family, even her boyfriend Oswald. She is hungry for information on the "vampires," their origin and the hidden secrets of their culture. This leads her to be easily deceived by ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one better than the first in many ways. The book had more unity of style, and she behaved more intelligently. In the first book she was well... quite slutty. I'm still a bit uneasy about her use of her physical "assets", but again, at least it is done more intelligently and she does not allow anyone to grope her. Again, gross mistakes in the few sentences in Spanish in the entire book.

Becuase the character acts in a more intelligent way, the social criticism is also more evident, wi
Amy Softa
Jul 24, 2013 Amy Softa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-nook
Read the first one last summer. Was able to remember what was going on pretty quick. The book, like the last one, starts off like it is going to be a quirky/one liner/kinda off beat humor chick flick fluff. But it quickly becomes more than just a fun light hearted read. The book took so many twists and turns that seem to be unrelated, I really could not figure out where the lead character was going. In the last third of the book Ms. Acosta starts wrapping everything up and bringing the threads t ...more
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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 fil
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