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A Shade of Vampire [Kindle Edition]

Bella Forrest
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,143 customer reviews)

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Book Description


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

Recommended Read on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog. Amazon Overall Top 10 Bestseller. #1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy.

" 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."
- 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 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 palace 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.

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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

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2117 KB
    • Print Length: 154 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    239 of 251 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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    52 of 52 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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    150 of 160 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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    127 of 135 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A FANTASTIC READ!! February 10, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I was apprehensive when I saw the title of this book; instantly picturing a victimized Annastasia Steel cuffed to a medieval vampire torture device with a fanged Christian Grey hovering over her with who-knows-what in mind. What a wonderful surprise for me then when I started reading and found A Shade of Vampire an utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Sofia Claremont, the main character, who is captured and taken to the Blood Shade, home of the Novak vampire family and their coven, is not at all a victim. She has this to say about Victimhood:
    "I know an excuse when I hear one. Don't you dare deceive yourself into believing that you're the victim."

    She is also not stupidly rebellious, brave or tough, and knows when to stand down for her own good when the odds are stacked against her. As the story unfolds we get to meet Lucas the not so nice brother, Ben - Sofia's more than best friend, Corrine the witch, and several very interesting, well crafted characters; and, yes, vampires also have some delicious intrigue in their society!

    This story gets started and just never gives the reader a chance to get bored. Although fast paced, I still understood the plot and characters with the greatest ease. The author works information about the vampire world and society into conversations thus sparing the reader lengthy descriptions of the who, what, why, where and how.

    I had thought that I was utterly immune to the handsome, romantic vampire male but, Derek Novak, the hero of this book, made me reconsider this attitude. The romantic relationship that develops during the story is so tender, caring and bittersweet that it often brought tears to my eyes while smiling at the same time. Talk about fate sealed with a kiss ...
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Meh...
    The book was got better the further you get into it. The only saving grace was that it was short. Will I read the next book in the series, probably... Read more
    Published 4 hours ago by Miranda Olson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another very good series. New plot ideas and characters development...
    Just finished this book and decided to go on to Book 2. Totally different plot and very enjoyable. I seem to like series because the plot can be developed. Read more
    Published 6 hours ago by P. Dell Arn
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
    In the beginning I got lost but as I continued reading couldn't put the book down.
    Looking forward for the next book.
    Published 8 hours ago by AMQ
    1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible writing
    Rushed w
    riting, poor dialogue, cliche writing all over the place. Free was too expensive of a price for the book.
    Published 18 hours ago by J. Loose
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    This book was so intense! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to start the next one!
    I would recommend this to anyone who loves vampire books.
    Published 19 hours ago by Kayla
    4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
    Loved this book. It was a page Turner to the end. I was sorry it ended. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.
    Published 21 hours ago by Jv
    4.0 out of 5 stars Obsessed
    Loved these books, spent so much time reading I didn't do chores for days! Can't wait for book 11, yay!
    Published 1 day ago by Vonnie
    4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book, but very short.
    I was through it in about an hour; although I guess considering I purchased it for 99 cents, that's not too awful. It sets some solid ground work for future books. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by JH
    5.0 out of 5 stars Angie's review
    I thought the book was very good
    Published 1 day ago by angela myers
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good read...
    Published 1 day ago by YaVanda Dobbins
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    Bella Forrest is the million-bestselling author of the "A Shade of Vampire" series.

    "A Shade of Vampire 10: A Spell of Time" -- 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) -- Pre-order now! Releases March 21st 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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    Not much has changed, except that now I have developed vampirish habits: my writing "day" typically starts at 1am.

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