Shade of Vampire

51 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14,387 ratings

A Shade of Vampire, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

With over 7 million copies sold in the series and more than 169,650 worldwide 5-star reviews, A Shade of Vampire will transport fans of Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, and The Vampire Diaries to a world unlike any other.... 

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's 17th 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 enchanted 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?

Buy now to find out....

"I challenge you to read this book and not love it." (Get Lost In Fiction, ★★★★★)

"A new spin on a crowded genre. Unique, passionate, thrilling." (Faerie Tale Books, ★★★★★)

"An utterly enthralling, highly exciting and beautifully sensitive story. Five stars and a standing ovation." (Books For Tomorrow, ★★★★★) 

Note: Derek Novak and Sofia Claremont's story is only a seven-book series. It completes in book seven, A Break of Day, and the characters embark on entirely new adventures from book eight, A Shade of Novak.   

*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts* 

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  • Book 1

    • A Shade of Vampire, Book 1

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Kate Rudd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,887
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,574
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,564

    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 enchanted 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect book hors-d’oeuvre

    • By Katheryne on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • A Shade of Vampire 2: A Shade of Blood

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Holter Graham, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

    When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she'd forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak. Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • A Shade of Vampire 3: A Castle of Sand

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Holter Graham, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

    What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin... Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son. Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. The narrators...

    • By Cayla on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • A Shade of Vampire 4: A Shadow of Light

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Lucas Daniels, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

    Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek's stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek's kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy... At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial. Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good with great narrative

    • By michelle on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • A Shade of Vampire 5: A Blaze of Sun

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    Ever since his brief encounter with Emilia at The Shade, Derek's thoughts and dreams have been haunted with images of the mysterious, beautiful brunette. Plagued with guilt, he struggles to understand why he is so drawn to this dark stranger from his past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite in the series

    • By Nicole B. on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • A Shade of Vampire 6: A Gate of Night

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786

    Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek's re-introduction to the human world. They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Can Sofia be turn to the dark?

    • By Nicole B. on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • A Shade of Vampire 7: A Break of Day

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 841
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    Everything Sofia believed to be true has crumbled before her very eyes... In this explosive finale, secrets will be revealed, loyalties tested, and trust broken. Are you ready to return to The Shade?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best yet!

    • By tdjam on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • A Shade of Vampire 8: A Shade of Novak

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Amanda Ronconi, Zachary Webber, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    I never could have imagined that Derek and I would willingly turn back into vampires. But there are some things in life that you just can't predict. Like the strange human disappearances that started happening on the coasts surrounding us. There would have been nothing mysterious about these kidnappings so close to our own turf, had The Shade's vampires not given up drinking human blood almost two decades ago....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Full circle

    • By Nicole B. on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • A Shade of Vampire 9: A Bond of Blood

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Zach Karem, Emma Galvin, Amanda Ronconi, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    Derek will rip Caleb's heart out the moment he lays eyes on him, for what he's done. Rose is convinced that the vampire is innocent. But my daughter has been fooled. Nobody but Caleb could have stolen away our dear friend. I gaze out at the dark waters rushing past us in the submarine, as we speed closer and closer toward our destination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One very bad narrator - Zack Karem

    • By Amazonian on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • A Shade of Vampire 10: A Spell of Time

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Zach Karem, Emma Galvin, Lucas Daniels, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 479

    Time is slipping through the Novaks' fingers like sand. The only witch with the power to save them is already within their reach. But how does one fix what one doesn't know exists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the new male narrator was pretty bad. what happend

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • A Shade of Vampire 11: A Chase of Prey

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    With a black witch hard on their heels, Caleb and Rose embark on a race against time to escape the heart of the Amazon and make it back to The Shade. Little do they know how much more hangs in the balance than their own survival....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Derrick

    • By Rebecca on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 12

    • A Shade of Vampire 12: A Shade of Doubt

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    Unwilling to even grant the two white witches a reception, Derek orders Mona to expel them from the island the moment he hears of their arrival. But will that be enough to rid themselves of their presence? Meanwhile, Rose and Caleb have met with an unexpected hurdle in returning to The Shade. A hurdle that could threaten to crush Rose's dreams into dust. Who will Caleb choose?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More New Narrator's

    • By Jaime V. Higgins on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 13

    • A Shade of Vampire 13: A Turn of Tides

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    "Annora is going to rue the day she ever messed with a Novak...." If Annora goes through with her treacherous plan, Rose could be hours from losing Caleb forever. But Rose is still trying to escape from becoming the main course of her captor's next meal. How will she ever reach Caleb in time? The burning of Kiev and Mona's home has sent everyone on a frantic search for the witch. What happened to her? Did she really abandon The Shade? The prince's decision to leave the island has left Derek and Sofia stunned. How will Ben survive adrift in the ocean?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By Liz J. on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • A Shade of Vampire 14: A Dawn of Strength

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 287

    The people of The Shade are no strangers to storms. But the army of black witches racing toward their shores now is a cyclone unlike any the island has weathered before. Either victory or defeat awaits the Novaks at the end of the night.... A new dawn is breaking over The Shade. Will you be there to see it? Book your ticket back. Buy now!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every one of the 16 available on audio are AMAZING

    • By Tekie on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • A Shade of Vampire 15: A Fall of Secrets

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 258

    A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST AUDIO SERIES I HAVE EVER LISTENED TOO!!!!!!

    • By Tekie on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 16

    • A Shade of Vampire 16: An End of Night

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 263

    Thanks to Mona's discovery, the residents of The Shade finally understand their enemies' ultimate weakness. But this knowledge will soon be worthless if they lose the race against the black witches. Starting out on what seems like an impossible journey, the Novaks and their closest companions must solve the mystery that is Magnus...and hope not to lose themselves in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • PLEASE - the 16 others on audio ASAP!!!!

    • By Tekie on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 17

    • A Shade of Vampire 17: A Wind of Change

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Elizabeth Evans, Zachary Webber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 152

    From the ruins of the final battle, a new hero has emerged. A hero who will take The Shade into unchartered territories. Who will usher in a new world order, in which no predator may ever be safe again. And who will experience and learn to love, like no man has ever done before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love love the shade since book 1! Need audible

    • By Tamara on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 18

    • A Shade of Vampire 18: A Trail of Echoes

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans, Will Damron, Amanda Ronconi, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 116

    What is so different about Ben Novak? Secrets will be unraveled and shocking discoveries will be made in A Trail of Echoes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AN ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC STORY THAT CONTINUES

    • By Helpful as can be:) on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 19

    • A Shade of Vampire 19: A Soldier of Shadows

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans, Will Damron, Tavia Gilbert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    The vision Benjamin had of himself as an infant could hold the answers he desperately seeks. Answers about his past. Answers that are key to solving his dilemma in the present. But perhaps he should stop to consider that not all answers are welcome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome 👏 NEED THE REST ON AUDIBLE ❤️

    • By Tamara on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 20

    • A Shade of Vampire 20: A Hero of Realms

    • By: Bella Forrest
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Elizabeth Evans, Tavia Gilbert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 120

    After the oracle's prediction of Ben's fate, what options does the Novak have left? Will he attempt to fight his destiny? Can such a battle even be won? Jeramiah still lurks in The Shade like a shadow. Why is he still on the island? Why did he even come in the first place? Prepare for a thrill ride back to The Shade....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC MORE PLEASE ON AUDIBLE! !!

    • By Helpful as can be:) on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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