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A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  19,338 ratings  ·  2,708 reviews
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 13: 9781481280761.

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.
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Paperback, 154 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published December 14th 2012)
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Susan Shipman No! It keeps your interest and is reasonable well-written, sort of, and has at least 9 books in the series that are "what the heck, it's only 400…moreNo! It keeps your interest and is reasonable well-written, sort of, and has at least 9 books in the series that are "what the heck, it's only 400 pages and $2.99 and I'm bored" so you kind of keep going but the 2nd to the last edition made me not buy the conclusion (if it's out yet, I have no idea) It has a cult following called "Shadicts". I don't attend Shadicts Anonymous meetings and wish I hadn't spend the $2.99 eight times.(less)
Jing Lapinid-garcia I can only answer for the 1st book, but it's definitely more along the lines of Twilight than Sookie Stackhouse. It's probably perfect for young adult…moreI can only answer for the 1st book, but it's definitely more along the lines of Twilight than Sookie Stackhouse. It's probably perfect for young adult readers, but I expected much more from it with all the hype I kept seeing. I'm unsure if I want to keep reading the rest of the books, it's not a bad book, but I think it was intended for younger readers. There's no sex in this book.(less)
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I was reading other reviews and many people loved this book , so I started wondering if something's wrong with me .

Sofia is kidnapped by vampires and she forced to be a part of Derek's harem.Derek is the vampire prince who woke up after 400 years .
She hates being there and she tries to escape but she didnt managed to.

Why I didn't enjoy it.
Derek fell instantly in love with her .

When he woke up he was supposed to drink her blood but he didnt want to because he was afraid that he would hurt her.

Steph Sinclair
I went into this book like a person between jobs, bored of their last venture and not yet ready to dive into anything too serious. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into and my expectations were appropriatelyset for mindless entertainment. I know this may seem like a strange thing for some people and I'm sure many would wonder why I decided to read a book I was sure to dislike. The simple explanation would lie somewhere between "Because I felt like it" and "Because I paid for it." But for ...more

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Errmm, i think it's illegal to end a book like that. You juts can't do that, OK?

Sophia is kidnapped at her 17th birthday. She's taken captive by a vampire to an island where the sun never shines.
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Sofia is selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. Sofia soon realises that if she's to survive she must gain Derek's affection. But will she? And what will hap
This book has a lot of mixed reviews from being compared to Twilight to people saying it's amazing.

So I was like;

Big mistake there!

Yeah, I was an idiot for wasting time and money on this. Another fucking insta-love, and believe me when I say it's an annoying one, because I can stand certain amount of insta-cheesy-love. But this was just absurd, throw that in a bowl, add some poor writing, and you are up for a very shitty novel.

Some examples:

"I caught myself before I could turn myself into my own
Courtney Wells
Before I begin, I feel the need to quantify my five-stars here. You know how people will say something is "so bad it's good"? I feel that term somewhat applies here, though more in a sense "It's a great read, if you like that sort of thing".

As such, A Shade of Vampire is a "great read" if you like swooning human heroines and smoldering love-interests with fangs. For those who aren't fans of those tired cliches, know you're not getting a new experience here. Otherwise - for those who partake in
Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
DNF at 81%

It's my first DNF of the New Year. I guess I had higher expectations, but this was too cliche for my tastes. Just not the book for me.
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Lucas, Jesse, James,Jethro and Daniel ✝✝

OMG!!!! This book is brilliant!

I am in love with vampires, hmm after Edward Cullen, Salvatore Brothers :) They ruined me for good!
This book had everything and I was gripped from the start to the end. The moment Sofia meet Derek, am gone! Intense connection they had :) *swoons*
N Derek is such a swoon-worthy vampire.

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Can't wait for more for these two! If you loved Twilight, grab this book. It is fab!
Thumbs up!

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*This book was given for a honest opinion by the author*
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
In case you’re wondering, A Shade of Vampire is not just another average vampire book. It’s a quick, captivating read about a 17 year old teenager called Sofia Claremont, who gets captured to an island called The Shade. The island is controlled by vampires who capture humans as slaves and food to do their bidding, and there’s no escape. Sofia is one of several teenage girls who have been caught to serve Derek, a revered and powerful vampire who has just awoken. Despite the terrifying circumstanc ...more
1.5 stars

“Because I don’t believe that you are a slave to what you've become. I don’t believe that you simply can’t.”

Sofia Claremont has had the worst birthday ever. She's been kidnapped by blood-sucking vampires intent on placing her within a harem.

Yes, that's right, a harem.

See, NOT a great way to spend one's seventeenth birthday. For Sofia, the said polygamous man is the royal vampire prince who is apparently destined to lead his race to victory. Or something along the lines of that. I don
I have to honestly say that this was very very enjoyable. Quick, clean, well written, nicely drawn characters, reasonable plot, interesting world building, no over the top unnecessary gibberish just to jazz up a vampire PNR book, no insta-love syndrome. Didn't know what to expect and stayed away from any reviews so as not to spoil the story. Went into it without any expectations other than the fact that readers seemed to like it as the ratings were fairly high. Got this great little book for fre ...more
This book totally took me by surprise, in a good way! With a brave and determined heroine, sexy vampire brothers with a bitter rivalry that is shaping their fate (mmm, hello Damon and Stefan..*sigh*), and a war brewing behind the scenes that is sure to bring suspense and thrills, this is definitely a series to watch. Add to that a beautiful romance that leaves you gasping for more as the first book comes to a close, and I AM HOOKED!

"Every second that kiss lasted was another second meant for th
Reading the description of this book made me think meh...maybe not my kind of read but it being a short story I thought why not. I'm SO GLAD I ended up reading this book! The description gave me a completely different picture in my mind as to what I ended up reading. I was drawn in from start to finish and felt disappointed that it ended so soon that I didn't hesitate to buy the next book straight after. I really liked that the drama starts so early in the book and doesn't drag on about the past ...more
A copy of A Shade of Vampire was kindly sent to me by Bella Forrest in exchange for an honest review.

I really disliked A Shade of Vampire. It seems to me that Forrest has taken a book from the Stephenie Meyer school of writing and followed it exactly. The plot is bland, it’s full of purple prose, the characters are completely unlikable and the heroine made me want to throw things and scream. It manages to be sexist and misogynistic on practically every page – our darling protagonist Sofia is
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
It was only 149 pages long, but I gave up at the 30%.

I am so incredibly sorry. I really am. A couple of months ago I entered a giveaway to win this book, which I did not do. However, the author approached me with the opportunity to read it in exchange of an honest review. Well, the honest to Rowling truth is that the book (what I read) bored me. The writing wasn't necessarily bad, and maybe if I had continued the story and characters would have gotten better. I SWEAR I tried, I really did. But
Wow! What a great start to a new world of vampires. Loved this short read and can't wait to get my hands on book 2! The characters are fabulous and the world that has been built is really intriguing. Even though it's an incredibly short read, it's full of emotion & connections. I didn't feel rushed & there was just enough balance in the details given to where I grasped a clear picture of everything. Loved it!
Loved it into book number 2 :) ...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
DNF at 61%...Why didn't I stop reading sooner?

Written in alternating first-person POV (Sofia and Derek), this YA paranormal romance introduces two characters I was supposed to care about. It didn't happen.

Sophia Claremont walks the beach at night nursing a wounded heart. (Her best friend forgot her birthday and his attentions are all on his new girlfriend.) Her beauty captures the attention of a vampire who wants to possess her and she is kidnapped. Due to a prophecy the vampire who captured w
I found A SHADE OF VAMPIRE thanks to Amazon recommendations, it had over 600 five-star ratings, and it was a mere $.99 for Kindle. I was kinda excited to find something new.

It was a trap.

Our main POV first-person narrators are Sofia and Derek. Sofia is our red-haired, green-eyed young woman vacationing with a friend's family when she's abducted on the night of her 17th birthday. Derek is the 500 year old vampire prince just woken from a four century slumber and given his own harem of beautiful h
Thank you Bella Forrest for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review - an offer I would be stupid not to accept!

The story:
I knew I was lying when I reminded her that the fact that she was mine hadn't changed. No matter what alpha male act I might pull off in trying to intimidate her, I knew the truth. She was no longer mine. At some point during all those nights I'd spent with her, I'd become hers.

Sofia Claremont is not having a good day. It's her birthday and he
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Well now, this would have to be the quickest read ever. I mean, I was sucked into this world that Bella Forrest has created and I really enjoyed every minute of it. It really is quite a unique twist on your typical vampire story and I love stories that add new flavour to genres. It's refreshing and most captivating indeed. I also want to thank Bella Forrest for providing me with a copy to read and I was glad I agreed.

A Shade of Vampire is sexy and darkly intoxicating. Vampires, who have created
This is quite a short book but it is a very eventful one. It is fast paced and is filled with a brief but very alluring story that is very much an original vampire romance.
There is no introduction with this book, you are simply thrown into another world along with Sofia. A normal 17 year old who is abducted and taken to a world beyond her imagination. A world were vampires and hunters are at war and where everything is at stake. A world where countless blood will be shed.

Derek is the most fear
Veronica Morfi
I started reading this book expecting nothing really just a short vampire story and since I am not a big fan of vampires I thought that I might not even like the story, but because of the book's length I gave it a try. Little did I know I would end up loving it at the end.

A Shade of Vampire is the story of Sofia, a girl that has been taken captive just to enter a vampire prince's harem and Derek, the prince who just woke up from a 400 years sleep and who hates what he has become. The story was f
Although Vampire-themed books aren't really my thing, from time to time I find myself getting really interested in picking one. I first saw A Shade of Vampire in a promo post from a blog and got interested with its blurb right away. It sounds really intriguing. So when I received an email from the author if I could review this book I didn't hesitate.

A Shade of Vampire has a very promising plot. It was what really draws me in to it. The world the author created was very intriguing and the positi
After waking up in captivity, not knowing where she is or who is holding her, Sofia's life becomes a daily fight for survival. Taken under the vampire prince's protection, Sofia will do what it takes to survive.

Sofia is a great character. She is strong and is not afraid to stand up for herself – even to bloodthirsty vampires. There are a few mentions of her past life (before being kidnapped) but we do not ever get her full story. I am very curious about her and hope we get that in the next book

I love a good vampire story. The power, the darkness, the badass men... it all just works for me. Now I would choose a shifter over a vamp if i ever got a choice but a girl has to keep her options open so I am always willing to entertain the thought a hot vamper ;)

Derek for me is a little like Eric Northman; He loves what is his, he thinks about/is into being more mainstream/working with the humans instead of just thinking they are all food, he is in a position of power, he feels little to no r
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
I waited so long to read A Shade of Vampire and it was worth the wait. It was short but the pages were packed with so much. Bella paints such a vivid picture of the island of The Shade that serves as a refuge for a coven of vampires, led by their prince, Derek Novak. Derek's very evil brother, Lucas, kidnaps Sofia and brings her to The Shade for Derek's harem but secretly wants Sofia for himself. This book is packed with just the right combination of evil and romance. You can't help but fall for ...more
Jan 18, 2013 M. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya-pnr, vamps
A Shade of Vampire was a new series about vampires that was anything but original. I could easily see traces of Twilight, the Vampire Diaries, and specially the Vampire Empire in it. The writing wasn't bad besides a few over repetitive words here and there. The characters were also somewhat interesting. However, it was just too short so it felt rushed and under developed. There was good material that the author could have explored further and made it a full length novel. So, I'm not sure if I wi ...more
I’m not sold on the story or the characters…. everything sounded off… I tried...

Sofia, on her seventeenth birthday, was kidnapped by a vampire and brought to an island where the sun never shines through a spell of a powerful witch. She is to be part of the prince's harem… that is Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince, who after four centuries of sleep, is to wake up and do what he is meant to do, to rule! That was all good so far till like Derek saw Sofia and was completely taken by her right away…
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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"I knew I was lying when I reminded her that the fact that she was mine hadn't changed. No matter what alpha male act I might pull off in trying to intimidate her, I knew the truth. She was no longer mine. At some point during all those nights I'd spent with her, I'd become hers.

~Derek Novak, Prince of The Shade

**Please note, book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

The evening of Sophia's se
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“No. In my eyes, she was most beautiful because at a time when she had every right to be terrified, she managed to show comfort to another person who needed it.” 57 likes
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