With the success of the book and movie Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, vampire books have become extremely popular in the romance book market of today. Stephenie Meyer went on to create a series of vampire romance books known as the Twilight Saga, focusing on the characters of Bella (human) and Edward (the vampire love interest). However, Meyer is not the only vampire romance book author to write good vampire romance books. There are many other notable authors of vampire romance books that you should be aware of. Below are two other vampire book authors that you might enjoy reading. Their books have also been made into a visual medium. With these two authors, though, their vampire books have been made into T.V. series.
Charlaine Harris – True Blood, the famed T.V. series is based on the series of vampire romance novels created by Charlaine Harris. Her original vampire book, Dead Until Dark, is the first in a series of vampire romance novels that introduces Sookie Stackhouse to the vampire world. In this story, vampires have ‘come out’ of hiding and entered the real world as an active part of society. The books start with Sookie’s relationship with her vampire boyfriend Bill, but Sookie soon finds out that the vampire world is more complicated than she could imagine. Charlaine Harris’ series of books are definitely worth reading but if you are a True Blood fan, don’t expect the books to T.V. series plot exactly. A lot of embellishments are included in the made-for-T.V. plots. The books themselves delve deeper into Sookie and Bill’s thoughts and relationship and each book has an interesting story behind it with a mystery to solve.
L. J. Smith – If you have ever watched the T.V. series, The Vampire Diaries, you really should read the books too. L. J. Smith is the vampire romance book author that created the characters and the basic plot behind the T.V. scenes. Elena is the human element and her primary love interest is Stephan, who happens to be a vampire. A complication arises when Stephan’s brother Damon is also in love with Elena, so a rivalry is present to make the story more interesting. Damon is the ‘evil’ type of vampire, whereas Stephan is the ‘good’ one. The three battle the forces of evil and vampires together, though, to keep their hometown of Mystic Falls safe. The actual vampire romance books by L. J. Smith vary quite a bit from the T.V. series, but they do include all the basic characters. The books present quite a good read if you don’t mind straying from the T.V. stories.