Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest / This or That interview + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Hello everyone and welcome! Today I am super excited to have author Bella Forrest here on my blog to share with you all about her new book A Shade of Vampire. There will be a fun this or that interview with Bella, as well as a super cool giveaway! This book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read my copy. I really hope each of you will take this time to learn more about author Bella Forrest and her new book. 

Enjoy! And don't forgot to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win: an book copy of Shade of Vampire.

A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire, #1)A Shade of Vampire
by Bella Forrest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Paperback, 149 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance > Vampires
Reading Level: Young Adult
Published: December 14th 2012 by author

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?

1. Normal character names or Unique names? I prefer unique names ... but some of my characters do end up having normal character names.

2. Stand Alone novels or Series? (Writing not reading) I like both. But at the moment I'm in the mood for a series.

3. Baking or Cooking? Baking.

4. Morning Person or Night Person? Very early morning person.

5. Bookmarks or dog-eared? Bookmarks.

6. Long chapters or short chapters?  Short chapters.

7. Urban Fantasy or Contemporary Romance? I like both ... it really depends on my mood.

8. Twitter or Facebook? Facebook.

9. Bad Boys or Good Boys? Bad boys.

10. Reading in Bed or Reading Outside? Reading in bed.

11. Being Blind or Being Deaf? Being deaf.

12. While writing: Pen and paper or typing? Typing.

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 time ago.

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 moment.

“A bit full of yourself, aren’t you?” I scoffed, annoyed by his audacity.

He stepped forward, closer to me, and leaned his head toward mine.

“Don’t I have the right to be?”

He knew he looked good and wasn’t about to act like he didn’t.

“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 frenzy.

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.

Bella is giving away an ebook copy of her book, A Shade of Vampire. 
Open internationally.

About The Author: Bella Forrest

 Find Bella @ Facebook | Twitter | Website | Goodreads

I guess my life as a writer started when I was five; I'd sit under the kitchen table with my box of multi-colored wax crayons (I miss those) and create picture books. Creative writing was always my favorite subject and I used any free time I had to sit down with a notepad.

Not much has changed, except that now I have developed vampirish habits: my writing "day" typically starts at 1am.

I'm an avid reader, a big fan of cookie ice cream and I'm often travelling. When working I have to disconnect the internet for fear of being endlessly distracted by websites such as www.icanhas.cheezburger.com.

Oh, and unlike the beautiful girl on my cover, I'm camera-shy...


  1. I loved The Sookie Stackhouse series and Dark Lover.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  2. I have always enjoyed INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE.


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