As your friendly, neighborhood vampire-loving book blogger, I feel it is my duty to promote all the great vampire books out there.
Ok, I actually just made that up because it sounded good. But that doesn’t make it any less true! I do in fact love vampire books, and I feel like they’ve gotten a bad rap over the years. So whether you’re already a die-hard vampire fan or are just a fan of good paranormal books in general, I’m here to recommend to you all some great ones that you might not know about!
1. The Human Cure by Tracy Auerbach
This one is great if you want a clean romance and a really unique twist with vampires who won’t do any sexy biting but will do plenty of killing. [Review]
2. The Gardella Vampire Hunters Series by Colleen Gleason
This series is about vampires as the monsters to be killed rather than main characters, and it’s full of emotion, sexual tension, and sassiness, all set in Victorian times. [Review]
3. The Nightlife: San Antonio by Travis Luedke
This one is gritty and somewhat dark with a female vampire and human male match-up, plus some interesting, hard-edged characters. [Review]
4. To Summon a Vampire by Soraya Cage
This one is intense and darkly erotic with some BDSM about an unhealthy relationship between a vampire and a witch.
5. Something Wicked by Carol Oates
If you’ve ever wanted to read about Jack the Ripper as a vampire, plus some romance and a great friendship, this is for you. It’s also reminiscent of Anne Rice with its slow pace and beautiful writing. [Review]
6. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
This one has sexy yet dangerous vampires, a kind of eerie beauty to the writing and story, and a unique take on how vampires fit into society with amazing world-building. [Review]
7. House of Royals Series by Keary Taylor
This series puts a different spin on vampires with Born and Bitten ones with lots of character growth and scheming vampire politics. [Review]
8. The Harker Trilogy by Erin Hayes
This series is about a vampire hunting human and her vampire love interest, but it’s far more focused on saving the world than romance, and it’s quite unpredictable at times. [Review]
9. Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend Series by Emma V. Leech
This series starts as the classic YA vampire-human (well, vampire-witch) romance but quickly matures and grows into its own unique story with badass characters and some great emotion. [Review]
10. Thieves Series by Lexi Blake
This one is a fun urban fantasy/paranormal romance with all sorts of creatures, complex characters, action-packed plots, hilarity, all the feels, and LOTS of explicit, sexy vampire biting! [Review]
Looking for more vampire books? I also have a post with recommendations for 10 Lesser Known M/M Vampire Books!