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A Shade of Vampire [Kindle Edition]

Bella Forrest
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Over 8,000 Five-Star Reviews (on Amazon/Goodreads).

Recommended Read on Amazon Overall Top 10 Bestseller. 

#1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy.

"Unique, passionate, thrilling."
- Faerie Tale Books ★★★★★

" utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Five stars and a standing ovation."
- Books For Tomorrow ★★★★★

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to The Shade, an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? Or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Scroll up & click the buy button now to find out...

"I challenge you to read this book and not love it." - Get Lost In Fiction ★★★★★


Note: Derek and Sofia's story completes in Book 7 of the series: A Break of Day, and the characters embark on entirely new adventures from Book 8.

Books In This Series (7 Books)
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  • Editorial Reviews


    " utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story ... Five stars and a standing ovation for A Shade of Vampire and its wonderful author, Bella Forrest."
    - Books4Tomorrow

    "Bella Forrest transports you into a story with many defining moments and an unlikely set of heroes. In a narrative world overrun with supernatural creatures full of angst, A Shade of Vampire puts a new spin on a crowded genre. 
    Sofia and Derek have a chemistry that cannot be denied. Move over Bella and Edward and make room for Sofia and Derek! A Shade of Vampire is unique, passionate, thrilling, and full of intrigue! A blend reminiscent of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Twilight", this story grabs you from page one!"
    - Faerie Tale Books

    "A Shade of Vampire was brilliant. It was the perfect mix of romance, suspense and fantasy all rolled into one ... The author Bella Forrest has just gained a new fan ...  I challenge you to read this book and not love it."
    - Get Lost In Fiction

    "...a sexy vampire twist, an unforgettable romance that sizzles from start to finish. It's a perfect read for Twilight fans and vampire fans in general."

    - YA Book Season

    "I can't even remember the last vampire romance I read that I loved as much as this one."
    - Just A Book Lover Reviews

    "This is the kind of book you can re-read over and over again and not get bored. The plot is intriguing, the characters are great, and the ending will leave you left begging for more!"
    - City of Books

    "I re-read this two times after I finished reading it because I didn't want the story to end."
    - Novel Society

    "Watching the relationship between Sofia and Derek blossom was fascinating ... A Shade of Vampire has set some high expectations for me." 

    - Bookworm Brandee

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    • Print Length: 154 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    260 of 272 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Apprehensive but so glad I read the series! January 13, 2014
    I normally ignore any recommendations on Facebook, but the cover of the book intrigued me. The way I would describe the whole series is a mature, possible realism, laughter, sadness, dramatic and most importantly a strong female character!
    Sofia Claremont is no Bella Swan from Twilight, she is a strong 17 year old, who has unanswered questions from her parents, who left her at a friends house a decade ago. Yet she does not let that get in her way.
    Without giving too much away Derek Novak is the Prince of The Shade, which is an island hidden from humans, and its inhabitants are Vampires and their slaves. Sofia gets captured on her 18th birthday and taken to The Shade, because of a prophecy that was made when Derek was put into an enchanted sleep 400 years ago! Are the Vampires at The Shade pure monsters or can Sofia tame them?

    Each chapter is written by a different characters perspective, and not one bit confusing!
    Each chapter is as gripping as the last.

    I will end this saying I read book 1 to book 5 in 4 days, I could not put them down and cannot wait for book 6!! If you liked The Twilight series, Sookie Stackhouse novels (True blood) and The Vampire Diaries then read these!!
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    57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    What an amazing debut title for this series! I want more!

    When I accepted this book from a Read It Review It post on Goodreads, I was not expecting much. The book is only around 150 pages long, so I was all set for a teaser novel to get the reader introduced to the characters and maybe spark a little interest in the rest of the series. What I got was a full-fledged, heart-pumping, made my jaw drop novel packed into a smaller package. The length of the book makes it a quick read, but this is not one to skim over. There is so much juicy goodness between these pages, you won't want to miss a moment.

    Main Characters:
    Sofia Claremont - I absolutely love Sofia. She has been pining after her best friend for as long as she can remember, but never had the self-confidence to tell him her feelings. Her personal insecurities, however, are hidden behind the calm, confident persona that she portrays to those around her. Throughout the book, we are able to see her internal struggles and fears, making her believable and real.

    Derek Novak - After coming home to find his mother killed by a vampire, he spent 4 years of his life hunting the creatures that took his innocence away. At eighteen, when his now vampire father changed him and his siblings, he was forced to become the very thing that he hunted . His life became a series of conflicted emotions, a struggle between what he believed and what he had become. When his sisters vision named him as the Prince of the vampires, slated to save his kind from their enemies, he wanted no part.

    There are two POV's depicted in this book - Sofia and Derek. I was so excited to see Derek's POV! It allowed us to get inside his head and made him so much more loveable. The switching views were extremely well done.
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    152 of 162 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! September 22, 2013
    I admit that I went into this story thinking that it would be an exact replica of Twilight. However, shortly into the story I found that it was not. The beginning was a little odd to me because everything happened so quickly to Sofia. However, I do appreciate that her capture and where she ends up was not drawn out, like in other novels.

    I totally loved this read. I finished it in two nights, and could have finished it in one if I didn't have a four year old to look after (LOL). The story was very compelling and well told. I liked how the author gave contrasting views of the characters as well as how she was able to "pick up" where the other character left off. Others would probably find this confusing, but I thought it was used appropriately. I also loved how the characters "fell" for one another. I guess I am a hopeless romantic, and love the thought of being in love. But, I could actually feel the desire that the characters had for one another. I also loved how the vampires in this novel appeared to have more "human" emotions and characteristics, unlike other stories I have read. It was also a very interesting twist to have humans as slaves/pets. I totally understood the direction, and it was creative genius.

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone considering reading it. You will not be disappointed. I will also be reading more in the series. Keep up the good work!

    To the skeptics out there, please read the book first before making assumptions. Do not compare it to the novel Twilight or other books out there. It is quite different, and well written.
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    95 of 100 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas but missed the mark a little. February 15, 2013
    By Kate
    Told through switching point of views from Sofia Claremont and Derek Novak, A Shade of Vampire, is an interesting novel. Vampires steal teenage humans to either to do manual labour or to join their harems. They live in the trees of a redwood forest where magic causes the sun never to shine. On Sofia's seventeenth birthday, she's kidnapped and told she is to be a gift for Derek Novak - a vampire prince who has been in a be-spelled sleep for the past few hundred years. (Best. Birthday. Ever...)

    I thought this book had a lot of promise but it just missed the mark on a few things. It's short - only 147 pages - and it would have benefited with having things being described in more detail, relationships fleshed out a bit and more action occurring. I loved the premise but I felt like we were being told things rather than being shown. A lot of the information was divulged though dialogue rather than being shown though observations and alike.

    Sofia is a strong character who was a little too perfect (I can't believe how well she managed to deal with her ordeal) however I thought her interactions with Derek were adorable - I absolutely loved his technology training.

    A Shade of Vampire is a quick read with some fantastic ideas. There's a brooding hero, a strong heroine, evil villains and a new and exciting setting.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars It'll do.
    A lot like Twilight but a good read. I like the energy of the book and the characters. Looking forward to see what happens next.
    Published 4 hours ago by Melissa Carroll
    5.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was a good story. I couldn't put it down
    I thought it was a good story. I couldn't put it down. I had to download Book 2 right away!
    Published 7 hours ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked it!
    Good read! Not the best and a little stiff at first but defiantly good! I would recommend it too anyone!
    Published 19 hours ago by Tiffany Day
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome books to read
    Love these books they really keep u interested. I start reading them and can't stop. So ready for what's next
    Published 1 day ago by Donna Hawkins
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
    Great story ! Not the usual vamp story, it's nice to see a strong female character instead of the whiny fan girl
    Published 1 day ago by Rzdesi83
    4.0 out of 5 stars Stop giving 1 star reviews!
    Bella Forest created an incredible world that people like me would like to dive in. The book ends abruptly but other than that it's a good read for anyone who wants a light... Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Marina everdeen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read!
    I absolutely love this series! If you love romance and vampires you will definitely love this series!!!
    Published 2 days ago by Pen Name
    4.0 out of 5 stars It started well, quite exciting. Bella Forest created ...
    It started well, quite exciting. Bella Forest created some interesting characters and very memorable scenes.
    My only problema is the leght. This barely passess as a novel.
    Published 2 days ago by A.R.A
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great book!
    Published 2 days ago by Staycee Price
    4.0 out of 5 stars Soft Vampire Romance
    This story was just what I needed to make it through the week. It wasn't too long as to where someone would get tired of the story with too many descriptive details and not enough... Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Monique White
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    Bella Forrest is the million-bestselling author of the "A Shade of Vampire" series.

    "A Shade of Vampire 12: A Shade of Doubt" -- Available Now!

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    List of Bella's books:


    A Shade of Vampire (Book 1)
    A Shade of Blood (Book 2)
    A Castle of Sand (Book 3)
    A Shadow of Light (Book 4)
    A Blaze of Sun (Book 5)
    A Gate of Night (Book 6)
    A Break of Day (Book 7)
    A Shade of Novak (Book 8)
    A Bond of Blood (Book 9)
    A Spell of Time (Book 10)
    A Chase of Prey (Book 11)
    A Shade of Doubt (Book 12)
    A Turn of Tides (Book 13) -- Pre-order now! Releases May 15th 2015.

    Note: Derek and Sofia's story completes in Book 7 of the series: A Break of Day, and the characters embark on entirely new adventures from Book 8.


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