Saturday, January 19, 2013

Interview: Bella Forrest (A Shade of Vampire)

Interview with author Bella Forrest

Author of A Shade of Vampire (Buy the e-book for $3.99) 

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Questions by Lauren

Book Summary: 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. A Shade of Vampire is called a young adult paranormal, but the summary
sounds like it could be a New Adult. To make things easier, what age range
do you feel the book fits into?

I would say anywhere from about 11 years upward. I even had a seventy-year
old contact me recently saying that she had enjoyed it!

So it's quite hard for me to define an age range, because the style of
this book seems to appeal to most ages.

2. Is A Shade of Vampire part of a series, and if so, how many books will
there be in all?

Yes. A Shade of Vampire is the first part of a series, although I am
undecided right now exactly how many books will follow it.

3. If you had to pick one song that fits the books (a situation, a
character, etc.), what would it be and why?

I don't know the answer to this one, because there was quite a variety of
music I listened to while writing this book. I don't think just one song
could encapsulate it - or at least, I can't think of one that does right

4. Finally, are you a fan of other vampire stories, and if so, what are
some you'd recommend? If not, what other books do you like to read?

I am a fan of vampires, but if I'm honest I'm not a huge fan of a lot of
vampire books out there.

Although I do love the fantasy/YA genre - I adore Harry Potter and The
Chronicles of Narnia, for example.

I also like murder mysteries. At one point in my life I was addicted to
Agatha Christie's books.

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Erika said...

Ohmigosh I love her name - Bella Forrest. I'm currently reading the final Twilight book, so I'm in full-on vampire mode - this book sounds awesome! :)

Giselle said...

Oh this sounds kind of cool! I like the sounds of it and that cover is so dark and pretty!

Liviania said...

It is amazing how books can work for a wide range of people.

Candace said...

This book was just pitched to me (I need to remember to reply...). I think it sounds really good but I'm DETERMINED to get more caught up on books.
And dude, I love anyone who loves HP!

Jasprit said...

This does sound like an interesting read especially as it can appeal to such a wide variety of readers! Thanks for sharing this interview with us! :)

GABY said...

Cool interview! I also like vampires but lately I'm not a fan of vampires books ;)

Aylee said...

I can tell she is a sensible lady if she loves HP :) It's good when a book can reach a range of ages all at once!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Love that a 70 year old loved it. I pass a lot of my books on to my 50 year old mom, 65 year old aunt and used to my 84 year old grandma before she passed, and I love that ya is getting so much exposure.
Happy reading,
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hmm, sounding good. And thank you for the interview. :)

Bella Forrest said...

Thanks for hosting me :)

Ashley Haire said...

These books amazing!!! I'm almost done with the 5th one and I can't put them down!!

Ashley Haire said...

These books amazing!!! I'm almost done with the 5th one and I can't put them down!!

Linds said...

This series is awesome, addicting and well written. I'm so happy that we have them available at Barnes and Noble!