{Author Interview & Giveaway}: A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire

After reading the debut novel, A Shade Of Vampire (Review here), the author Bella Forrest joins us for Q&A and a giveaway:

This novel was released on December 14th and already has had almost 13,000 downloads, and it is ranking #27 in Amazon's free best seller's list.
1) Who designed your cover?
I designed the cover myself.

2) What was the inspiration behind it's title and design?
a) The design:
The inspiration comes from the Blood Shade – the dark island where the story
is set. It’s a unique place in that, whilst it’s dangerous and threatening, it’s also
magical and enchanting.
b) The title:
I won’t reveal my inspiration for this now because it may give away some things
that are to come in the next few books.

3) What inspired you to write this story?
A man I loved, who passed away much younger than he should have.

4) What inspired the setting?
You know, I’m not really sure how to answer this. It pretty much just appeared, fully
formed in my head.
I’m very visual by nature. When I sit down to write an outline for a novel, it’s almost
like I’m creating a movie. Stories form in my head as if I were watching a film.
And I just “saw” this setting. After that, I looked for images that sort of matched my
vision to help with the description.

5) What authors do you admire and why?
Oh, there are so many!
But for the purposes of this interview, I’ll list three:
1) Jane Austen. I’ve read most of her novels at least three times. I’m a hopeless
romantic and her characters and stories feed my addiction. They were just made for
2) JK Rowling. In my view, she is one of the most incredible story-tellers of our time.
Needless to say, I’m a major Potter fan.
3) C.S. Lewis. His excellent books were such a huge part of growing as a reader when
I was a child. I still revisit his stories to this day, from time to time.

6) Do you consider this novel YA (young adult) or NA (New Adult)?
I’d classify this as young adult.

7) What inspired you to tackle the taboo topic of Stockholm syndrome/capture bonding?
Honestly, I’d never even heard of this syndrome before you mentioned it - I had to
Google it! So I was not tackling this topic at all.
I was just writing a love story.

8) What message to you want to convey to your readers?
Essentially when I write stories, I write about love. But I don’t write with the
intention of conveying a particular message. I get too lost in my own world for that.

9) I've never heard of Sofia's unusual mental condition. Will this be to her advantage in future novels?
Quite possibly!

10) Surely there's a sequel in the future! When can we expect more?
I’ve already told readers about three months. But I’ve also told them not to murder me
if it’s slightly later! Every day I get readers writing to me to hurry up. I really don’t
like thinking about deadlines when I write, but I promise I’m trying my best!
A Shade of Vampire

The author has extended this giveaway for another few days, 
also to include International shipping.
Oh, and the book will be signed!

Can't wait for the giveaway to end?
Buy it now on Amazon:


  1. I love PNR! And I love your blog, too! :) It's very PNR inspiring!

  2. Great interview and blog. This looks like an interesting book - can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I forgot to mention that even though I'm technically no longer considered a YA, I really enjoy YA and PNR books, so when they are combined it's awesome.

  4. I love paranormal romances, be they YA or Adult.

  5. I love reading PNR~ :D It's my second favorite genre, after dystopia. Right now I'm in a phase of reading PNR though!

  6. I'm a lover of both YA and paranormal romance so sure to be a winner for me!

  7. I really enjoy YA and paranormal romance. It surprises me how many great stories are out there.
    I enjoyed the interview and I'm going to enjoy reading A Shade of Vampire. Wonderful to hear a sequel is coming.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    Entered as laura thomas

  8. I love them! The stories are so amazing! Thanks so much for such an amazing offer!

  9. Paranormal romances are my favorite genre!!!

  10. YA paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres to read!

  11. I love paranormal romance!!!! I don't like any other kind of romance novels. I'm so excited to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  12. It's the genre that made me love reading so much. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  13. I love paranormal Romance, this genre was my favorite!!

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I have been reading YA since I was a teen and have not stopped. I now read adult also, of course but still have a passion for YA.

  15. I love paranormal romances because they are just so interesting to read!

  16. I love YA paranormal romance!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Rafflecopter name: April

  17. I am hoping to win this for my fifteen year old daughter. SHE loves ya paranormal romance. I love adult paranormal romance, lol. The Dresden Files, The Parasol Protectorate Series, etc.

  18. I love PNR!It's my 3rd fave genre right after Dystopian and Contemporary Romance. :)

  19. Great interview and review! I'm pretty excited to read this book. :)


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