[Review] Dark Diary by P. Anastasia

 

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Dark Diary
P. Anastasia
New Adult Paranormal Romance (NON-EROTIC)
Date Published: Sept. 26, 2016

Worlds collide when a young woman with a dark past encounters a young man with an even darker one. More human than vampire, Dark Diary is a quaint, sophisticated romance detailing the accounts of two lovers who have paid the ultimate price… Forbidden romance in the vein of classics like Wuthering Heights, frosted with the seductive allure of the original Dark Shadows, Dark Diary documents a pair torn apart by time. The story is told by a 400-year-old immortal and a 21-year-old modern-day artist.

He’s haunted by guilt over the passing of a friend and lover–the daughter of an English Baron in 17th century Ireland.

She’s tormented nightly by visions of her own untimely death. Together, they find solace by sharing secrets beneath the light of the moon.

From the author of the Fluorescence Series, this timeless, genre-crossing love story with supernatural undertones, will capture your heart and never let go.

Purchase Links
Amazon: https://amzn.com/B01HPEDSDO
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This book is written across two timelines 1616 and the present day – and the author has done a seamless job at this, oftentimes it can be confusing when a book is written this way but you easily know who you are reading.

Kathera is working as a tattoo artist and she keeps having theses recurring dreams when she meets a strange “man” in the cemetery whilst visiting her mothers grave, Matthaya.  She is intrigued by him and soon finds herself hoping to see him at the cemetery.

Matthaya is a vampire, still hurting for a love lost from 1606 with daughter of an English Baron in 17th century Ireland Katherine. I loved reading about his past and their romance was very swoon worthy. He sees Katerine in Kathera – which I was fairly certain the plot would play out that way.

What I loved most about this story was the flow, and the love story connected with the characters. It wasn’t all about the brooding blood thirsty vampire that you get in most books – if anything Matthaya seemed to have retained more of his human emotions.

4 stars

 

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Author

With character origins tracing back to the late nineties, Dark Diary was the creative leap that sent P. Anastasia plummeting into the literary rabbit hole for good. One of her prized accomplishments, the novel resonates with darkness and passion—the embodiment of her unique storytelling style.

Author of the science fiction tetralogy, Fluorescence, she is no stranger to writing. Drawn to the craft in childhood, she began attempting to produce her first book at age 11.

While working toward her college degree, she wrote news and editorial columns for two campus newspapers. After graduating with a degree in Communications and spending a year studying abroad in Kofu, Japan, she followed her heart to her publishing aspirations. On the side, she enjoys serving as a professional voice talent for radio, television, and audio books.

Fiona

I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.