A few years ago, I made a blog post with recommendations for lesser-known m/m vampire books, and I’m finally back with more!
Sometimes when I do rec posts, I include books that weren’t really for me because books are subjective and other people may still enjoy them. But so far, with this topic, I’ve been able to recommend books I personally liked or loved.
For some of these books, I mention them being tropey or breaking tropes, and I just want to make it clear that tropes aren’t inherently bad! I love a lot of vampire tropes. I wouldn’t read so many vampire books if I didn’t. I also think it’s cool when authors break tropes or turn them on their heads. Talking about tropes is just a way to describe books and help people find the kinda books they might like!
Anyway, here are ten more m/m vampire books and series I recommend!
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Absolution (Dominion Series) by Lissa Kasey
The main character of this series has a vampire boyfriend, and the fifth book of the series (Absolution) focuses on a different main character and is even more vampire-y. It’s a m/m/m romance, and though the MC is a young vampire, I especially loved all the interesting older vampire characters and seeing how time affected them. (I spotlighted this book because it has the most vampires, but I rec the whole series!) [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
The Vampire’s Club Book 1 (Series) by X. Aratare
This serial consists of seven short books that all form one big story, and I got more and more into it as it went on. I loved the complexity of the characters and their interesting relationships with one another. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
The Pining by Devon McCormack
Teeth: The First Bite (Teeth Series) by Chele Cooke
This one is a trilogy involving vampires, werewolves, and a whole cast of characters. It’s got some great emotion, drama, character growth, and complex relationships, and these vampires break a lot of the common tropes. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
Their Dark Reflections by Amanda Meuwissen
Letters for Lucardo Vol. 1 (Series) by Otava Heikkila
This one is unique from the others on this list for a few reasons. It’s a graphic novel, and an erotic one, at that. The vampire is Black. And the love interest is old, not a sprightly 20-something. If you want something that eschews the normal vampire romance tropes, definitely check this out. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
Deep Desire (Deep Series) by Z.A. Maxfield
This is a series that somehow felt both tropey and unique, with some interesting takes on vampires and their abilities, and a break from the usual in that the human lover is the one who doesn’t want to be turned. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
I loved the unique take on vampirism in this one (it’s spread via virus) and the effect it has on the world, the thriller-esque plot, and the somewhat angsty and slow-burn romance. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 (Series) by Marimo Ragawa (Original Story by Narise Konohara)
This one is another graphic novel, manga this time. This story about a vampire from the US who turns into a bat each day and accidentally ends up getting shipped to Japan has just the right balance of humor and heart. It made me laugh, but it also pulled on my heart strings and made me feel. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]
FANGS Vol. 1 (Series) by Billy Balibally
Last but not least, another manga! The first volume of this story (all that’s out so far at the time I’m writing this), about a newly turned vampire learning the ropes about vampirism and the FANGS organization from his mentor, truly surprised me in the best way with how much depth was in the characters, their relationships, their lives, and the way vampirism affected them. [ Amazon // Goodreads // My Review ]