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A Shade of Vampire (New & Lengthened 2015 Edition) [Kindle Edition]

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

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

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

Recommended Read on Amazon Overall Top 10 Bestseller. 

#1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy.

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?

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


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

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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  • Language: English
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273 of 285 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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155 of 165 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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53 of 53 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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99 of 104 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book if your into vampires!
Published 8 hours ago by Brittney
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It's was good just kinda short. Good story line. Can't wait to read book two to find out what happens.
Published 23 hours ago by jennifer meeker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Loved every minute of it yet a little predictable but other than that it was good yet also very short!
Published 1 day ago by tizzle
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
I didn't think I would really like this book since it is "a teen book" but it deals with issues that adults face far too often also. I think I will read the next one.
Published 1 day ago by Nathan Meece
5.0 out of 5 stars !!!!
I just couldn't stop reading I finished it in about 4 hours it was so good I recommend this to anyone who likes supernatural books
Published 1 day ago by Savannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written
I was really impressed with the authors way of writing. She kept my interest throughout her story without feeling like she was taking from prior similar stories. Good characters. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Twinks
2.0 out of 5 stars Milquetoast
I was hoping to like this book, but it's a little to milquetoast for my taste. It's definitely aimed at the teenaged set. Read more
Published 2 days ago by sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Compare it to Twilight!!
This is a good story it is nothing like twilight

more like The Originals .. Sofia is nothing like Bella . Read more
Published 2 days ago by mtfreaky
4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked it!
It took a minute for me to become interested in this book, but now I'm definitely liking it more and getting the next book.
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Bella Forrest is the million-bestselling author of the "A Shade of Vampire" series.

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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)
A Dawn of Strength (Book 14) -- Pre-order now! Releases June 10th 2015.

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


A Shade of Kiev 1
A Shade of Kiev 2
A Shade of Kiev 3


Beautiful Monster 1
Beautiful Monster 2

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