By: Bella Forest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Publication: December 14th 2012 Self Published
Average Rating: 3.89
*~SYNOPSIS~*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?
I'm a huge fan of indie authors as they keep bringing fresh a new books, most of which I fall in love with.
A shade of vampire brings us to the beach where Sophie is beating herself up over her best friend Ben, and the feelings she has for him. While walking along the beach in the middle of the night she comes across a stranger who is extremely handsome as well as dangerous.
Next thing Sophie realizes is that she's being drugged and blacks out only to come to a room, that so much resembles a dungeon.
While she's in this room that same stranger comes in and very much wants his way with her but fortunately Lucas, her kidnapper, sister walks in and saves her life. Only does she realize that she's not being saved out of the kindness of the other vampires heart, but in fact that Sophie is to be a part of her (Vivienne) twin brother Dereks harem.
At finally meeting Derek who has been asleep for a very long time, he ends up attacking her, but doesn't instead her takes her into his interest and treats her quite special.
So in this book you slight twists and turns, a potential love blooming, and jealousy, hatred, and the unknown, and hunters who are after to destroy the entire vampire race. This book definitely sunk its fangs into me. I just can't wait to get hold of the next book, cause I'm dying to find out what happens next.