ROMANTIC COMEDY

The She-Hulk Diaries


Coming June 18, 2013!


"Marta Acosta's The She-Hulk Diaries is an absolute delight. Those who are unfamiliar with Bruce Banner's wayward cousin are in for a treat as they read about Jennifer Walters and her first hand dilemmas trying to navigate her new attorney's job, an old flame, and the ongoing festivities/adventures/partying life of her gamma-irradiated female Hulk side. Whether you like She-Hulk straight up, comedic, or a combination of both, The She-Hulk Diaries is the She-Hulk endeavor for you." 

--Peter David, NYT Bestselling Author of X-Men and The Incredible Hulk



The Casa Dracula Series

"Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula series is not paranormal romance. Rather it is a comedy-of-manners; reveling in absurd non sequiturs, stinging social observations and hilarious juxtapositions. Any paranormal and romantic elements are fringe benefits. . . and I sort of love the way that in Haunted Honeymoon Marta Acosta tramples a lot of paranormal romance conventions. She writes messy love, fucked-up characters, awkward situations and scathing diatribes. And I loved every word."

-- Danielle Binks, Alpha Reader




Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
Casa Dracula Book One
Simon & Schuster Pocket Books

"A comedy of manners with fangs."
--Christopher Moore, NYT Bestselling author  

"Cool characters, witty dialogue, and laugh out loud moments in this Jane Austen channeled vampire romp.”
--All Things Urban Fantasy 

Latina Ivy League grad Milagro de Los Santos can't find her place in the world or a man to go with it. Then one night, at a book party for her pretentious ex-boyfriend, she meets an oddly attractive man. After she is bitten while kissing him, she falls ill and is squirreled away to his family's estate to recover. Vampires don't exist in this day and age -- or do they? As Milagro falls for a fabulously inappropriate man, she finds herself caught between a family who has accepted her as one of their own and a shady organization that refuses to let the undead live and love in peace.

Trade Paper ISBN13: 9781416520382
Mass Market ISBN13: 9781416531609


Midnight Brunch
Casa Dracula Book Two
Simon & Schuster Pocket

"This sexy, sardonic siren is unlike the usual romantic-suspense heroine, and unique and alluring Milagro will continue to amaze readers in Acosta's terrific new adventure."
--Booklist   

"An addictive combo plate of romance and vamp satire."
--Publishers Weekly  

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 ceremony whose participants include Oswald's unfriendly parents, a creepy family elder, and Milagro's ex-lover, the powerful and decadent Ian Ducharme. What skeletons are the vampires keeping in their designer closets?

When Milagro's life is threatened by a rogue family member, she flees to the desert to hide. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets -- all of which might help her find a way home.

ISBN13: 9781416520399


The Bride of Casa Dracula
Casa Dracula Book Three
Simon & Schuster Gallery

"Acosta's talent is staggering. In each of her Milagro de Los Santos novels, she shows readers all over again just how funny, ridiculous and thoroughly gifted she is at plotting."
--Romantic Times  

“Sizzling and sexy, Acosta’s latest is perfect for readers who like a little snappy satire in their vampire romances.”
--Booklist  


Milagro De Los Santos is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, M.D. Her future in-laws loathe her, her dog just died, and Oswald's family has a genetic anomaly that makes them crave blood. Then her extravagant best friend hijacks the role of wedding coordinator, and the secretive Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme to guide the couple through the ancient vampire marriage rituals.

To top it all off, Milagro's career is on the skids. She's reduced to ghost-writing the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. And why does Cornelia's decadent, way too attractive brother, Ian, always show up whenever Milagro is away from Oswald? When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn't wed the undead?

ISBN13: 9781416559634


Haunted Honeymoon
Casa Dracula Book 4
Simon & Schuster Gallery

"Milagro is back and wittier than ever! A phenomenal vampire series."
--Romantic Times  
"Full of heat, humor, and a tiny bit of heartache. Damn near perfect."
--Dirty Sexy Books  
  
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-fiancĂ©, 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"?

ISBN13: 9781416598879


Writing as Grace Coopersmith

Nancy's Theory of Style

Simon & Schuster Gallery


"Chick-lit with brains, manners, zest, and know-how."
Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle  

"A fiercely fun and witty contemporary love story nestled in one of San Francisco’s trendiest neighborhoods, Pacific Heights."
--Nob Hill Gazette 

"A witty, emotion-packed contemporary romance novel that will leave you longing for the story to go on."
—Romance Junkies 

Lively young socialite Nancy Carrington-Chambers has always believed an excellent sense of style and strict attention to detail are what it takes to succeed, but her own husband Todd is showing symptoms of incurable tackiness, so Nancy flees their McMansion for her posh San Francisco apartment. She knows her event planning company, Froth, is a real winner, but she must prove herself by reinventing the turgid Barbary Coast Historical Museum fundraiser. Luckily, Nancy now has the perfect assistant. Derek Cathcart is British, impeccably dressed, gorgeous, and clearly gay—so why does Nancy find him so attractive?

Before Nancy can unravel her feelings, her irresponsible cousin Birdie abandons her little daughter with Nancy and takes off. Nancy, Derek, and Eugenia make an unlikely “family,” but strangely it seems incredibly right. Now Nancy’s parents are pressuring her to return to Todd, and she still has to pull off a spectacular party. For someone who’s always known exactly where she’s going, Nancy is in dangerously uncharted waters.

ISBN-13: 978-1416598862