By Bella Forrest
At the night of Sofia Claremont's 17th birthday, she is sucked right into a nightmare from which she can't wake.
A quiet night stroll alongside a seashore brings her head to head with a deadly light creature that craves even more than her blood.
She is abducted to an island the place the sunlight is forever forbidden to polish. An island uncharted via any map and governed via the main robust vampire coven on this planet. She wakes the following as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's lifestyles takes an exciting and terrifying flip whilst she is the only chosen out of hundreds of thousands of ladies to hitch the harem of Derek Novak, the darkish royal Prince.
Despite his habit to energy and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia quickly realizes that the most secure position at the island is inside of his quarters, and she or he needs to do all inside her energy to win him over if she is to outlive even yet another night.
Will she be successful? ...Or is she destined to an analogous destiny that each one different ladies have met by the hands of the Novaks?
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• “Mrs. Amworth,” through E. F. Benson, initially released in 1920
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• “Clarimonde,” by way of Théophile Gautier, initially seemed in 1836 in los angeles Chronique de Paris (translation via Lafcadio Hearn)
• “Waiting for the Hunger,” by way of Nina Kiriki Hoffman, initially seemed in Doom urban, 1986
• “Kvetchula,” via Darrell Schweitzer, initially seemed in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s delusion journal, summer time 1997
• “A Vampire,” by means of Luigi Capuana, initially seemed in 1906 (this model has been edited and the language modernized for this publication)
• “Omega,” through Jason Andrew, initially seemed in Horror Carousel #6, 2008
• “Accommodation,” by way of Michael R. Collings, unique to this anthology
• “The paintings of the Smile,” by way of John Gregory Betancourt, initially seemed in Weirdbook #30, 1997
• “Renfield’s Syndrome,” via Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, initially seemed in Apprehensions and different Delusions, 2004
• “The Pimp,” through Lawrence Watt-Evans, initially seemed in bizarre stories #315 (Spring 1999)
• “Runaway,” by means of Darrell Schweitzer, initially seemed in I, Vampire, 1995
• “Sympathy for Vampires,” via John Gregory Betancourt, initially seemed in Horrors! 365 frightening tales, 1998
• “The mystery of Kralitz,” through Henry Kuttner, initially seemed in bizarre stories, October 1936
• “The Fourth Horseman,” by means of Peter Darbyshire, initially seemed in On Spec, summer time 1998
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• “Siren Song,” via Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, initially seemed in Horror storage #6, 2002
• “An Authenticated Vampire Story,” by means of Franz Hartmann, initially seemed within the Occult overview, September 1909
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• “Dracula’s Guest,” by way of Bram Stoker, initially seemed in Dracula’s visitor and different bizarre tales (1914)
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• “The Room within the Tower,” through E. F. Benson, initially seemed in 1912
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A permanent frown seemed to have been painted on her face. She was looking around at the other kids, and hardly even glanced in my direction. Why come at all? I wanted to scream at her. Why seem like you might actually care—might actually miss me—and then show so obviously that you don't? "Wine, Sylvia? Mr. and Mrs. " Neferet offered. "Thank you, red please," Grandma said. John's tight lips registered his displeasure. "No. ” With a superhuman effort I didn't roll my eyes. Since when didn't he drink?
She shook her head and, as usual, followed John's lead and left the room. " Grandma was there, instantly hugging me and whispering reassurance. "I'll be back, my little bird. I promise. " She held me by my shoulders and smiled through her tears. "Our Cherokee ancestors are proud of you, too. I can feel it. You have been touched by the Goddess, and you have the loyalty of good friends," she glanced up at Neferet and added, "and wise teachers. Someday you might even learn to forgive your mother.
Erik was the hottest guy at our school. Hell, Erik Night might be the hottest guy at any school. He was tall, dark, and handsome—like an old-time movie star (without the latent homosexual tendencies). He was also incredibly talented. Someday soon he was going to join the rank of other vamp movie stars like Matthew McConaughey, James Franco, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hugh Jackman (who is totally gorgeous for an old guy). Plus, Erik was truly a nice guy—which only added to his hotness. So I will admit to being preoccupied with visions of Erik as Tristan and me as Isolde (only our passionate love story would have a happy ending), and didn't notice that there were other people in the courtyard until a raised male voice shocked me with how mean and disgusted it sounded.
A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire, Book 1) by Bella Forrest