Title: A Shade of Vampire Author: Bella Forrest Published: December 14th 2012 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
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 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 the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the 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?
Excerpt from A Shade of Vampire
I’d been meandering along the shore for about an hour
when I suddenly sensed that I wasn’t alone. Someone was approaching me from
behind. My heart leapt. I was so sure it was Ben, that when a stranger showed
up beside me, I couldn’t hide my disappointment.
He must have noticed, because a smirk formed on his
lips. “Were you expecting someone else, love?”
I eyed him suspiciously, remembering how many times my
father had told me not to talk to strangers. I looked him over, taking in his
appearance. My eyes widened. I couldn’t find words to describe how fine a man
he was. He was almost beautiful. The first thing I took notice of was how his
blue eyes were about three shades brighter than any I’d ever seen before. It
was such a stark contrast to his pale – almost white – skin and dark hair.
Standing beside me, he was easily more than half a foot taller. His height,
broad shoulders and lean build reminded me of Ben, but he had a presence that
was far more imposing than my best friend’s.
My gaze settled on his face.
I realized that he was inspecting me just as closely
as I was him. His eyes on me suddenly made me feel uncomfortably vulnerable. I
gave my father’s advice a second thought, but quickly canceled out all notions
of heeding to his counsel when I reminded myself that he stopped caring a long
I straightened to my full height and mustered all the
courage I had to keep myself from running away from this stranger.
The confident smirk didn’t leave his face for even a
“Like what you see?”
“A bit full of yourself, aren’t you?” I scoffed,
annoyed by his audacity.
He stepped forward, closer to me, and leaned his head
“Don’t I have the right to be?”
He knew he looked good and wasn’t about to act like he
“Whatever,” was my oh-so-brilliant comeback.
My shoulders sagged with defeat as I took a step back,
unsettled by how close he was now. I rolled my eyes and did a one-eighty, not
quite in the mood to play whatever game this stranger was proposing.
I would soon realize that I was about to play his game
whether I liked it or not.
He grabbed my arm and turned my body to face him. This
motion alone made every single internal alarm I had within me go off in a
This man was danger and I knew it. I tried to wriggle
away from his touch, but I was no match for his strength.
“Tell me your name,” he commanded.
I was about to refuse, but was horrified to find
myself blurting out my name in response.
As soon as I revealed my name, his eyes lit up with a
kind of sinister approval. Then he reached for my face and traced his thumb
over my jaw line.
“Hello, Sofia Claremont. You’re one stupid girl for
taking a walk alone at this time of night. You never know what kind of evil a
pretty little thing like you could happen to come by.”
I found myself wondering exactly what kind of evil he
was. But I was suddenly overcome by the sensations that were surrounding me. My
senses took in everything at once. I heard the waves, felt the sand, smelled
the ocean salt, tasted the flavor of cherry and saw the stranger’s manic
appearance as he stuck a needle to my neck. The effect was instant. I was
barely able to gasp, much less scream. I went from sensing everything to
sensing absolutely nothing.
My last conscious
thought was that I may never see Ben again. Buy Links:
About the Author:
I've been telling stories pretty much since I could talk. Instead of having my parents read me bed-time stories, I would prefer to share with them my own made up tales.
As I grew older, I developed a passion for the fantasy genre. I'm an incurable Potterhead.
My debut novel, A Shade of Vampire, was released on December 14, 2012.
The book became a Number 1 Christmas Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal and Fantasy on Amazon.
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