Wow!!! is all I have to say. "A Shade of Vampire" by Bella Forrest is a work of fiction and the first in a series of books focused on the Shade, a vampire island community. The main characters throughout the books are Sofia Claremont, a seventeen-year-old human, and Derek Novak, a five-hundred-year-old vampire who still looks like he is eighteen. The story cries romance from page one while adding family drama and conflict as well as personal realization. The story is chronological. It begins with Sofia walking on the beach on the night of her birthday. Sofia is distraught about her feelings over Ben, her best friend, and love interest, and does not hear a vampire approach. Sofia is kidnapped and taken to the Shade, an island created for vampire kind. When Sofia wakes, she is confronted with Lucas Novak, a bloodthirsty and ruthless vampire. Lucas plans to make Sofia his own before being interrupted by his sister Vivienne. Vivienne reminds Lucas that girls found on the hunt belong to their prince, her twin brother, Derek. Derek wakes after four hundred years of sleep brought on by a witch's spell. Derek spots Sofia and is instantly smitten. It takes Derek a while to be able to control himself and not attack the beautiful girl. Derek immediately knows there is something different about Sofia. Despite Derek claiming Sofia and warning Lucas to stay away, Lucas is determined to have Sofia as his own. Lucas goes so far as to kill one of the other slave girls as a "present" to Sofia and to attack her in the night. Sofia refuses to tell anyone what has happened. The situation becomes volatile enough that Derek nearly kills Lucas. Claudia, a member of the Elite, brings her new slave Ben to Derek's quarters. Claudia is jealous of Sofia and wants to claim Derek. She hopes bringing Ben into the picture will smooth the way. Derek keeps Ben as a slave to please Sofia, but he is jealous of their relationship even though Sofia says Ben is just a friend. Once again, Lucas attacks Sofia, saying he has waited long enough. Derek walks in and goes mad. At the end of the story, Derek tells Sofia she must leave the Shade. However, Sofia has fallen for Derek and decides she may want to stay.
THE MILLION-BESTSELLING VAMPIRE SERIES EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT..."AVATAR MEETS TWILIGHT"Over 8,000 Five-Star Reviews (on Amazon/Goodreads)."Unique, passionate, thrilling."- Faerie Tale Books "...an utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Five stars and a standing ovation."- Books For Tomorrow Recommended Read on USATODAY.com. 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?Scroll up & click the buy button now to find out..."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.