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. It is a quaint, sophisticated romance detailing the accounts of two lovers who have paid the ultimate price.
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.
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Life, Death, and Beyond.
A vampire romance like no other
Short version: Awesome narration and a very compeling new take on the vampire love story.
Seriously, mad props to the author for her narration. The accents were-- in my opinion-- rather well done. And not just the accents, either. The different characters each had solid voices that came out in the way she narrated. It was very easy to listen to because it was just so well read.
As for the story itself, I was rather drawn in. It approached the idea of vampires, as well as what romance would be like for them, in a very unique way. I don't want to say too much and spoil anything, of course. I just really enjoyed the way the author describes the details of everything from the transformation from human into "other" to the heightened senses to the way that their emotions work. Though really, that descriptive ability is present in the author's writing as a whole and was an enjoyable part of the story.
At the risk of sounding weird... May I also just say that I appreciate the way the author handled the "intimate" moments? I sometimes get uncomfortable if I'm reading or listening to something and anything sexual happens (it's a preference thing, don't judge). But for one thing there aren't too many scenes like that in this book even though it's a love story-- which I seriously appreciate. And the moments the characters do have together are written in a way that is very loving and, in one way our another, sweet. Was there lust? Yes. But that wasn't the only or even main driving force between them. I really appreciated this focus on the feelings/emotions of the characters over pure physical desire.
There is so much else I could say about the book, but really you will just need to read (or listen to) it for yourself. And I highly recommend that you do so
- Kitty Faulhaber