The Southern Vampire series (a.k.a The Sookie Stackhouse series).
The books are so much fun and addictive, Charlaine Harris is a terrific writer who really defines her characters and unlike the Twilight series, actually gives them a plot to work with. Also Charlaine Harris wrote her first book in the series long before Stephenie Meyer wrote her first (you can tell their is a little inspiration taken from Mrs. Harris).
As for a tv show, then you gotta watch the show based on the books above: HBO'S 'True Blood'. Alan Balls adaptation is brought to life so brilliantly with stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard (see my icon), truely make the show magic.
I personally liked the Twilight series, but not the movie. The Vampire Diaries is a book series coming to tv, I haven't read it, but the preview looks good. Another series isn't a vampire one particularly, but it does have them entangled in a couple books; The Women of the Otherworld series.
If you're into the whole "seductive-vampire-falls-in-love-with-human" or "all-vampires-are-good-for-is-sexy-boyfriend/girlfriend" stuff, it's EVERYWHERE!!! But if you're like me, and you liked vampires BEFORE they became cool, the "Cirque Du Freak" is an awesome series about a young boy who is blackmailed into becoming a vampire, learns the vampiric ways, and eventually fights in the War of Scars-a war between the vampires and the vampaneze (another vampire-like clan). And, of course, there's the classics: "Dracula", "Interview With A Vampire", " TheVampire Lestat", you know, the books where vampires are acting like vampires?
Here are some that I've read. Some I've REALLY liked and some were just "ok". I put an *** by the ones I really love.
Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer (more teen genre)
House of Night Series by the Cast’s (teen genre…I think the stories move slow, maybe it’s just me)
The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward (VERY adult…violent and sexy, but GREAT!)***
Fallen Angels Series by J.R. Ward (also VERY adult, only one book out so far)***
Novels of the Darkyn by Lynn Viehl (also very adult…she’s starting a new series called “The Kyndred”)***
The Argeneau Vampire Series by Lynsay Sands (also very sexy, but GREAT!)***
Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole (Adult series)***
Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian (also very adult)***
Wings of the Night Series by Maggie Shayne***
Love at Stake Series by Kerrelyn Sparks***
The Historian (don't remember the author)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (gotta love the original)***
Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter (not really vampire but very good and based on Ancient Greek immortal warriors...also adult)***
Books: Cirque Du Freak, The Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod, i guess twilight could count, but it sucks!
Shows: Buffy the vampire slayer, true blood,
Movies: Let me in, Cirque Du Freak (also known as "The Vampires Assistant")
Sunshine is a good book, and if you are a teenage girl try Twilight. If you are not, don't go there. If you are able to handle mature content, go with True Blood (also i believe they have a series of books it's based on? If you are like 14 or younger, go with Young Dracula. But eventually i guess your best bet is Buffy The Vampire Slayer, if you like things with a sense of humor, but lots of drama, action and vampires. It's an amazing show.
in my opinion...any thing about vampires is good
X-septs Twilight. Sorry people that ae fans. I just dont like it at all. I think it descrases vampires. :-B a dur Im sparkly..hehehe shiney shiney. XD srsly
The house of night series.. they're written by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast. the first one is called Marked.. :)
but check out this site maybe u can find something interesting there:) http://www.vampirelibrary.com
Vampire the Masquerade has a series of clan novels which are excellent, and you don't need to know the game to enjoy them, The Diaries of the Family Dracul were great, the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series is fun (it also spawned a comic series),and i'm personally a huge fan of the Vampire Hunter D novels, there is also a manga for it.
I can think of a billion. For starters the Sookie Stackhouse novels are incredible (They inspired the HBO series TRUEblood. Then there are the House of Night books. There are only 5 out now but there will be 9. Then there is the Vampire Academy series. The fourth one of those comes out this month. Then OBVIOUSLY the twilight books (please tell me you have already read those).
I would suggest my graphic novel, Dusk. More info below.
As a battered wife, Eve's only concern was to keep her marriage together. But when she is kidnapped into the sordid supernatural world of vampires and foul magic, Eve finds she doesn't want to leave. Her mysterious benefactor, the Vampire Lord Ash, wish her to have a normal life but Eve chooses to stay in the service of Ash. Dusk is the stories about Eve and her challenges living in the darkness. Dusk is a supernatural action/drama story done in a dynamic blending of the sequential art styles of American Comics and Japanese Manga. Several artists help tell these stark noir tales of Vampires and Unrequited Love. 100 Pages 10$ Retail B&W Interior Art
twilight NO WAY they arn't real vampires
good vampire books and tv shows
Vampire academy by richelle mead
Vamps by nancy collins
house of night p.c and kristen cast
true blood both books and series
vampire knight( the anime and manga)
young dracula( yeah it's aimed at kids 10+ but it's a great series)
TV: True Blood (Mature but amazing)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Vampire Knight (anime)
Books: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (if you don't mind slash-y stuff)
I'd also recommend the Swedish movie, Let The Right One In.
And the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare(but it's not specifically about vampires even though one of the main characters becomes one.)
hello!! has nobody heard of evernight? its the best and there is also tantalize,house of night,cirque du freak [which is being made into a movie],the otherworldlies,demon in my view,persistence of memory,the uninvited,nightworld,the vampire diaries,and sweetblood.