So, for MANY years now, I've been commissioning artists here to do paintings of some of the two most precious characters in my repertoire.
People have been asking me about them ever since and I have been forced to be very secretive about their identities because of the importance of their story to me. The novel has been in the works since I was around 15 and for those who don't know my age, let's just say that's a good 16+ years or so of work.
All of that has finally paid off and I can finally share their story with you.Dark Diary
is out NOW. It is available in Hardcover, Paperback, Ebook, and Audiobook formats WORLD WIDE. YES, WORLDWIDE.
Those of you in the UNITED STATES, can find all formats here: HERE
If you are outside the U.S. you can search for it on your chosen bookseller by title and author: Dark Diary P. Anastasia
The official site is : DarkDiaryNovel.com
"From the author of the Amazon bestselling series, Fluorescence
, this timeless, genre-crossing love story with supernatural undertones and a flourish of historical romance, will capture your heart and never let go. 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 immortality, Dark Diary documents a pair torn apart by time.
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."
I market it as the vampire book for people who don't even read vampire books because the story has an incredibly HUMAN nature to it. It's about life. Loss. Love, and the burdens we carry with us throughout our journey. It's not
about bloodsucking, vampire eroticism, and death. It's classy. Tasteful. Non-erotic romance at it's best.
So far, the book was sent out to over a dozen book reviewers and every one of them thus far has given it either a 4 or 5 star rating. They've noted the book is unlike any other vampire book out there and that the writing style is very elegant and beautiful.
I worked very very hard on this novel and I believe that hard work is evident in the final piece. You can see for yourself and order your copy today or listen to a sample of the audiobook on audible.com and amazon. The audiobook was also narrated by me and took me over 2 months to complete.
The hardcover edition of the book contains gorgeous illustrations in the back and I highly recommend it! Not just because I am the author, but because I believe you will love the book, too!
Here are some of the commissions I've had done over the years. Please note, the characters names have NEVER changed in my book or my head, but I used pseudo-names for them here on DA to keep people from stealing them because of their uniqueness.
Thank you all for your support. I hope you enjoy the story I have put so many years of my life into. No matter what I write in the future, Dark Diary will always have the greatest bearing on my heart. It has gotten me through tough times in my life and made me the author I am today.