Bella Forrest: A Mysterious, Rising Star in the Fantasy, Paranormal, and Vampire Romance Genres


Bella Forrest

Fantasy, Paranormal, and Vampire Romance Author

Bella Forrest is the bestselling author of the highly popular series of books, A Shade of Vampire and The Gender Game. Her stories are a combination of

Life and Career

Bella Forrest is a mysterious, rising star in the literary world who has kept her private life carefully under wraps. 

However, in as little as three years, this self-published author has come out of nowhere to dominate the Fantasy, Paranormal, and Vampire Romance genres. Her A Shade of Vampire series landed on the #1 bestseller list in the Fantasy, Paranormal, and Vampire Romance genres. The series is also an Amazon Overall Top 10 Bestseller. 

Forrest’s books are well-received and have garnered continued praise from readers and critics alike. 

Bella Forrest Shade of Vampire Series

Shade of Vampire is a series of fantasy/paranormal romance novels by Bella Forrest. The series is divided into 10 seasons, with about 7 books each. It spins off into the Shade of Kiev series.

Forrest started her Shade of Vampire series in 2012 with the novel A Shade of Vampire. The series is currently ongoing. Listed below is a chronological list of Forrest’s Share of Vampire books along with their respective summaries. 

Season 1

Book 1: A Shade of Vampire

“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?”

A Shade Of Vampire

  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 296 Pages – 12/17/2012 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 2: A Shade of Blood

“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. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?”

A Shade of Vampire 2: A Shade of Blood…

  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages – 04/01/2017 (Publication Date) – Nightlight Press (Publisher)

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Book 3: A Castle of Sand

“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.

And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert… a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.”

A Castle Of Sand (A Shade of Vampire)…

  • A Castle of Sand
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 332 Pages – 06/22/2013 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 4: A Shadow of Light

“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. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek – something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.

…Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfill her heart’s deepest desires and secure her and Derek’s future together, forever.

But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?”

A Shade Of Vampire 4: A Shadow Of Light…

  • A Shade Of Vampire 4 A Shadow Of Light Volume 4
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 316 Pages – 07/30/2013 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 5: A Blaze of Sun

“Of course you know who I am. I’m a daughter of the darkness just as surely as you are his son…”

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.

When Emilia suddenly appears again on the island, Derek is both terrified and intrigued. But this time, he is determined to involve Sofia and discover who this woman is.

If only Derek and Sofia knew, Emilia is a mystery that should be left undiscovered…”

A Shade Of Vampire 5: A Blaze Of Sun

  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages – 10/25/2013 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 6: A Gate of Night

“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…”

A Shade Of Vampire 6: A Gate Of Night…

  • A Gate of Night
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 276 Pages – 03/07/2014 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 7: A Break of Day

“The greatly anticipated conclusion to Derek and Sofia’s journey!

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?”

To view the complete list of Forrest’s Shade of Vampire series, visit her website.

A Shade of Vampire 7: A Break of Day

  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 244 Pages – 07/05/2014 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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The Gender Game Bella Forrest

The Gender Game is dystopian fantasy and young adult science fiction book series by Bella Forrest. It takes place in Matrus and Patrus, a world divided by gender and where only the strongest survive. Listed below are the seven books in The Gender Game series along with their respective summaries.

Book 1: The Gender Game

“A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s 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.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive.

But abiding by rules has never been Violet’s strong suit.

When she’s thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…”

Save $3.22 The Gender Game

  • Hardcover Book
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 418 Pages – 11/24/2017 (Publication Date) – Nightlight Press (Publisher)

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Book 2: The Gender Secret

“Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question.

Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?

What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat?

What happened to Viggo and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed – to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people that matter.”

The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret…

  • The Gender Game 2 The Gender Secret
  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 424 Pages – 11/21/2016 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 3: The Gender Lie

“‘I’d want you to help me win a war…’

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make.

Trust the woman who saved her, or not?

So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront – a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support, and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn’t exactly have a lot of choice.

Her only way forward is to embark on a dicey excursion. For this, she knows she needs the Liberators’ help – and must be prepared to take whatever risks that comes with. 

But what neither she, nor any of her new Liberator comrades can prepare for, is just how deep the lies of their homelands run…”

The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie…

  • Forrest, Bella (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 408 Pages – 12/31/2016 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

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Book 4: The Gender War

“For the sake of Viggo, my brother, my family in Patrus, and every single citizen of our God-forsaken nations, I had to stop the war.”

Book 5: The Gender Fall

“Violet and Viggo’s heart-racing journey continues in the epic fifth book of The Gender Game series.”

Book 6: The Gender Plan

“Ready for the explosive PENULTIMATE BOOK in The Gender Game series?”

Book 7: The Gender End

“Return to Matrus and Patrus one last time for the breathtaking, earth-shattering GRAND FINALE of the bestselling Gender Game series.”

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