The Twilight Saga captivated readers in the mid-2000s and drew crowds of people to midnight release parties as each of the four books in the series debuted. Readers were enthralled by the forbidden love of a vampire and a mortal, and the book world saw a huge rise in vampire love stories. Of course, many books left Twilight lovers less than impressed. While no one quite captures the magical yet taboo love of a human and a vampire like Stephanie Meyers, Twilight lovers will enjoy these 15 Best Vampire Romance Books.
If you are looking for books like Twilight, you are going to love these vampire romance novels. While these books may not be “just like Twilight” they are great books to read if you liked Twilight.
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Vampire Romance Novels and Vampire Book Series
Midnight Sun – In Midnight Sun, the newly released Twilight Saga prequel by Stephanie Meyer, readers get to hear the story from Edwards perspective. Learn fascinating details about Edwards life and his struggle about falling for Bella.
Night Pleasures – The Dark-Hunters are ancient warriors who have sworn to protect mankind and the fate of the world is in their hands. . . Kyrian finds himself attracted to a straight laced woman who wants nothing to do with the paranormal, mainly him. Night Pleasures is book one in the 27 novel Dark Hunter series.
Sookie Stackhouse Novels – The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris which insprired the True Blood television series follows the life of a small town waitress. Sookie can read minds – except for the mind of Bill Compton who just happens to be a vampire. There are 13 books in the series.
The Vampire Wish – Annika’s parents are killed and she is kidnapped by vampires. In her attempt to escape her imprisonment she falls for one of the vampires. The series has some similarities to Twilight.
The Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice was a pioneer in vampire fiction and her novels inspired many vampire book series, including Twilight. The series begins with the bestselling Interview with the Vampire and continues through 12 books although the first three are the most well known and loved.
Vampire Diaries – This 13 novel series by L.J.Smith revolves around a romance between Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert and a series of brutal attacks in the town of Fell’s Church. The series was the basis for the popular television show of the same name.
Vampire Academy – If you love vampire romance books, this is a series you can’t miss! In this 6 novel young adult series Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway was brought back to life by Lissa and now has a spirit bond with her and can now read her thoughts and emotions. She is selected to be her guardian when she falls in love with her instructor.
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) – The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of ancient vampire warriors who must fight against desouled humans. Wrath is trying to avenge his parents death and reaches out to Beth Randall, the unsuspecting half-breed orphaned daughter of the best fighters in the brotherhood. There is an attraction between the two that can’t be stopped.
Transfusion – It’s been seven years since the Vampire King, Lucius, broke Amelia’s heart. He humiliated her, casting her aside and telling her just what he thought about her little obsession with him. And then he saved her.
Awakened (Vampire Awakenings) – Traumatized by her past, Sera spent the last three years at college hiding from the world. She’s content to stay locked away until a chance encounter with Liam changes her life. Though she’s frightened by the powerful emotions he awakens in her, Sera finds herself opening up to him more every day.
Halfway to the Grave – Cat, half-vampire, is on a mission to find her father and make him pay for destorying her mother’s life. When she is captured by a vampire paranormal bounty hunter named Bones, the two learn they can accomplish a lot when they stick together.
Crave – My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me. Crave is one of the newest and highly acclaimed vampire series. Although it seems to have many similarities to Twilight, fans of Crave are still raving about it.
Temptation (The Hunted Series Book 1) – Shy student Penny Taylor always follows the rules. At least, that’s how it appears to her classmates. But she has one illicit secret – she’s fallen hard for her professor. And she’s pretty sure he’s fallen for her too.
The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride – Readers looking for something light and funny will love this book about a town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.
Born in Fire – Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, Regan is stuck. As she uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy she didn’t know existed, the truth of her identity is threatened. She might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage.