Saturday, March 9, 2013

Author Bella Forrest **Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway**

Today I would like to welcome Bella Forrest to the blog!  She may
be new to me but it is clear she is going to go far in the Indie world!

Bella Forrest

I've been telling stories pretty much since I could talk. Instead of having my parents 
read me bed-time stories, I would prefer to share with them my own made up tales. 

As I grew older, I developed a passion for the fantasy genre.

My debut novel, A Shade of Vampire, was released on December 14, 2012.
The book became a Number 1 Christmas Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal 
and Fantasy.

Find Her:

Excerpt from A Shade of Vampire

I’d been meandering along the shore for about an hour when I suddenly sensed that I 
wasn’t alone. Someone was approaching me from behind. My heart leapt. I was so sure it 
was Ben, that when a stranger showed up beside me, I couldn’t hide my disappointment.  
He must have noticed, because a smirk formed on his lips. “Were you expecting someone 
else, love?”  
I eyed him suspiciously, remembering how many times my father had told me not to talk 
to strangers. I looked him over, taking in his appearance. My eyes widened. I couldn’t 
find words to describe how fine a man he was. He was almost beautiful. The first thing I 
took notice of was how his blue eyes were about three shades brighter than any I’d ever 
seen before. It was such a stark contrast to his pale – almost white – skin and dark hair.  
Standing beside me, he was easily more than half a foot taller. His height, broad shoulders 
and lean build reminded me of Ben, but he had a presence that was far more imposing.  
My gaze settled on his face.  
I realized that he was inspecting me just as closely as I was him. His eyes on me suddenly 
made me feel uncomfortably vulnerable. I gave my father’s advice a second thought, but
quickly canceled out all notions of heeding to his counsel when I reminded myself that he 
stopped caring a long time ago.  
I straightened to my full height and mustered all the courage I had to keep myself from

running away from this stranger. 
The confident smirk didn’t leave his face for even a moment.

“A bit full of yourself, aren’t you?” I scoffed, annoyed by his audacity.  
He stepped forward, closer to me, and leaned his head toward mine.  
“Don’t I have the right to be?”  
He knew he looked good and wasn’t about to act like he didn’t.  
“Whatever,” was my oh-so-brilliant comeback.

My shoulders sagged with defeat as I took a step back, unsettled by how close he was 
now. I rolled my eyes and did a one-eighty, not quite in the mood to play whatever game 
this stranger was proposing.   
I would soon realize that I was about to play his game whether I liked it or not. 

He grabbed my arm and turned my body to face him. This motion alone made every 
single internal alarm I had within me go off in a frenzy.  

This man was danger and I knew it. I tried to wriggle away from his touch, but I was no 
match for his strength. 
“Tell me your name,” he commanded.  
I was about to refuse, but was horrified to find myself blurting out my name in response. 
As soon as I revealed my name, his eyes lit up with a kind of sinister approval. Then he 
reached for my face and traced his thumb over my jaw line.  
“Hello, Sofia Claremont. You’re one stupid girl for taking a walk alone at this time of 
night. You never know what kind of evil a pretty little thing like you could happen to 
come by.”

I found myself wondering exactly what kind of evil he was. But I was suddenly overcome 
by the sensations that were surrounding me. My senses took in everything at once. I heard 
the waves, felt the sand, smelled the ocean salt, tasted the flavor of cherry and saw the 
stranger’s manic appearance as he stuck a needle to my neck. The effect was instant. I 
was barely able to gasp, much less scream. I went from sensing everything to sensing 
absolutely nothing.

My last conscious thought was that I may never see Ben again.
Interview with Bella
Pink= Me
Red= Bella

   * In a vampire dominated time did you find it difficult to find 
things that were original and your own?

Not really. I don't read much vampire fiction and don't find it difficult to just get lost in my own world.

* Where do you write the most? Do you have a special place?

I work mostly at my desk in my bedroom.  
So I don't really have a special place. But I do have a special time: I love working in the early hours in the morning, from about 1am onwards.

* You can have one super power, what is it?

To be able to fly without needing to actually sprout wings.

* What can you not leave the house without?

I'm sad to say it, but: my iPhone!

* Best advice that you have for aspiring authors.

Set yourself a minimum time period for which you must write every single day.

* Best part about being an Indie Author.

There's no waiting time; I can get a book out to my readers as soon as I have finished it.

Last time you read a book? What book was it?

The last book I read was Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel.



  1. Uh ohh... poor Sofia! Sounds dangerous! What is she doing there, wandering alone in the night? She could be kidnapped by hot vampires! :D

    This book sounds even more intriguing! I love the cover, the writing style seems good, and the excerpt is interesting! I'll have to check it out. Great post! Not entering, but thank you for the giveaway! :)

  2. The book description sounds great. The excerpt was intriguing and I loved the interview! Thanks for sharing all of this with us!

  3. This book looks like a unique vampire story! Excited to read it! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing the post!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...