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

Bella Forrest
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" utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Five stars and a standing ovation."
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2442 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 (997 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #230 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 13: A Turn of Tides" -- 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)
A Dawn of Strength (Book 14) -- Pre-order now! Releases June 10th 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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20 of 21 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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19 of 20 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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16 of 17 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 14 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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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 150 Pages of Awesomeness! 6 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
There's no simple was to put this except to say that I loved this book, it's 150 pages of awesomeness that I couldn't put down and devoured in 2 hours and now I want more. The synopsis says it all as we meet Sofia on the eve of her 17th birthday, wandering the beach after having her heartbroken by seeing her best friend & crush in the arms of another woman - but that's not the worst of it - she has been followed and after a strange meeting with a pale stranger, is kidnapped.
She awakens, chained in a dungeon only to find out that she is meant to be part of a harem for a very important person and has no option but to accept that fate.....for now. The VIP turns out to be Derek Novak, Dark Vampire Prince of the perpetually dark island they are inhabiting and he has just awoken from a very long sleep to hopefully fulfil a prophecy and become his peoples saviour - so where does Sofia fit in? Well, the thing is.... When Derek & Sofia meet, there is a connection and as always, that connection is going to set off a chain of events that could shape - not only their own - but everyone around the pairs, futures.
So, yes, I loved this! I'm usually a bit harder on short stories because there isn't usually enough space to put a lot of depth into the characters and a lot of the story is basic but let me tell you, I was not disappointed in any way by this. I was immediately pulled into the story, I loved the set up - it started with a sorrowful moment where our heroine lamented about having no one, her crush/boyfriend just broke her heart, we get a feel for who she is, her troubles & insecurities which I connected with straight away and then we are spirited off to a new domain that has a slightly `olde' worldly feel to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This series was recommended and its great, now started on book two!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
The story was OK but very little happened and it was definitely written for a teenage readership.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
Do not waste your money. The 5* reviews for this book / series can't be real, I was taken in. The writing is truly awful.
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Loved it, can't wait for book two to find out what happens next!! Best vampire book I've read in a long time :-)
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Easy reading , nice flow and we all love a love story ! On to book 2 , happy reading !
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I ha not finished it but so far I have been impressed
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The book was amazing I couldn't stop reading it now I'm going to read the second one hope it's as good as this one
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