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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."
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" utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Five stars and a standing ovation."
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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 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)
Complete Series

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 2998 KB
    • Print Length: 154 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (984 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Bella Forrest is the million-bestselling author of the "A Shade of Vampire" series.

    "A Shade of Vampire 11: A Chase of Prey" -- Available Now!

    Sign up to Bella's New Release email list and you'll automatically get notified as soon as her next book is released:

    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) -- Pre-order now! Releases April 19th 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.


    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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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! =) 15 Sept. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Sofia is taken from the beach on her seventeenth birthday by a vampire called Lucas. Sofia is taken to an island that houses the biggest vampire coven. She is chosen out of hundreds to join the prince, Derek’s harem.

    Holy Moses, I completely loved A Shade of Vampire. The plot was amazing and different to anything I’ve read in the past. Forrest is a genius, her writing style left me speechless and she had me sucked in from the start.

    Sofia didn’t leave a good impression at first, at least not for me but she soon grew on me. Especially her stunt once introduced to Derek with Gwen. She’s been through a lot but still keeps her strength and her determination to escape gave me high hopes for her.

    Derek Novak was completely different than I expected! I thought I’d hate him and he’d be a heartless monster, pretty much like Lucas, his brother but he wasn’t like that at all. He wasn’t an arrogant jerk but a man trying to do what’s right.

    The Shade was a thing of beauty, the pavilion, my god in my head it looked completely brilliant! Imagine a network of houses all built in the trees, spectacular. And the safety measures in place to keep the vampires protected from the world outside was awesome!

    Overall I completely loved A Shade of Vampire and I’m eager to read the next book in the series, A Shade of Blood. I’d really recommend reading this if you a paranormal/vampire fan!
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 April 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Vampire stories are not generally my thing. However, this book was recommended by someone who's opinion I trust, so I got a copy. I'm so glad I did. I tend not to do a book synopsis, as a books blurb explains the basic story; as do other reviewers. I like to give my own personal opinion, and in the case of this book...SUPERB!
    The book is written in first person, which took me a while to get into. But once I did, I was on a roll.
    The author also separated the two main characters, Sofia and Derek into separate chapters, which enables the reader to see each point of view, and get a greater insight into their thoughts.
    For me, Sofia the main character had the right mix of vulnerability and strength. While Derek, was gorgeous, even though he was a vampire. I liked the fact he tried to hold on to his humanity.
    As this is book one of a series, I did feel their relationship moved a little fast, and could have been developed more slowly in the ensuing books. Also it did end a little abruptly, but it seems the next book in the series is way longer.
    This is not a genre I would normally bother to read. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it,which is a credit to Bella Forrest's writing; especially as this is her debut novel.
    This book was clean, exciting and fast moving. I look forward to trying the next book in the series.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't sure at first 5 Nov. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I downloaded this book only because it was advertised on Facebook and I had just finished reading a book and didn't know what to read next.
    I found my self lost in this world and didn't want to put the book down, if you like this type of book than please read this book and hopefully you will get lost too. I'm just about to download the next.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The current trend on vampire books leaves a lot to be desired, with so many being pumped out that eventually, there is no real content, just re-writes of other pieces. This book WAS NOT one of those books.

    The characters were given depth and charisma, the romance given depth and there is the possibility for sequels without going over the top. This book has everything I could have wanted from a vampire novel - suspense, fear, romance and an element of uncertainty at how things will turn out for both Sofia and the Novaks.

    Five out of five!
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars a shade of vampire 8 July 2013
    By Paris
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book is definitely a recommended read! Had me gripped start to end . I think it balanced the right amount of love interest with action and can't. Wait to see what transpires between the brothers and Sofia ! Can't wait to read the rest of the series. Definitely one of the best vampire books I've read in a while !!!!!!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Shade of Vampire Review 15 Oct. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    What can I say about this book? It was utterly enticing. It was a book that captured my attention from the very beginning. The chemistry between Sofia and Derek is amazing, the development of their romance fascinating and beautiful.
    The character development within the book is written and created really well and as the climax of the story builds, the more character development we see.

    Forrest has done an excellent job of writing a story so different that is leaves the reader begging for more by the end. The plot so well constructed that it surprised me by the levels at which Forrest had creatively taken this book to.

    With so many amazing things, I find I can't wait to read the rest of Forrest's series and hopefully find that her other books are just as enticing, as well written and as well constructed as this one has been.

    A Shade of Vampire is one of the best books I've read and is a book you Must Read Before You Die!!
    A well written book by an amazingly talented author!

    * Note* This book was given to me by the author (Bella Forrest) as an ARC over a year ago. It has taken me a long time to finally post this review and I want to apologise hugely to Bella for this.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad......

    This appears to be the first in a series of books about The Shade, a mystical island inhabited by vampires. Read more
    Published 1 hour ago by Hannah
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fab!!!
    For a first book I'm hooked and glad there are plenty more to read! Thank you! If you enjoy other teenage/young adult vampire books these will hook you.
    Published 1 day ago by Sammi-Angel
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good book, just ordered the second one in the series.
    Published 6 days ago by shelley monks
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    Fantastic story I did want to put it down read it in just a few hours need to get the next one now
    Published 6 days ago by ANNIE
    4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the series am sure it'll be one I reread many times
    Enjoyed the series am sure it'll be one I reread many times
    Published 9 days ago by Suzanne Pedder
    5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    A vampire with a heart. Sofia, a 17year old, 21st century maiden, snatched away by a ruthless, sadistic vampire, only to be given as a slave to his brother. Read more
    Published 14 days ago by Hen Bradshaw
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Love this series
    Published 15 days ago by susan walker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 16 days ago by Miss sandey Dalgleish
    4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read.
    I enjoyed reading this book. This was a good start to a new series, it held my interest throughout and I had no trouble trying to imagine the character's and their paranormal... Read more
    Published 18 days ago by nicola mcvae
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
    I wasn't sure if I would like this series as I like vampire books but not keen on the teenage love stories but this seems to have a darker tone and good story line to make me want... Read more
    Published 19 days ago by sarah
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