Are you looking for that strange combination that is fueled by love, blood and a fair amount of lust. Sit back, turn down the lights – lock the doors – and get ready for a wild ride through a list of some of the best vampire romance books available.
Best Vampire Romance Books of 2020
- Evernight by Claudia GrayStephanie Meyer
- Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
- The Dark-Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Companions Of The Night by Vivian Vande Velde
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
- Sweet Blood by Pete Hautman
- Sucker Punch (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K Hamilton
- Prisoner of Night (The Black Dagger Brotherhood World) by J. R. Ward
Who doesn’t like to read about vampires late at night? If you are one of those readers who gets a thrill out of getting spooked by the written word and following the romantic exploits of a darling damsel and daring vampire, these vampire romance books below will whet your appetite.
1. Evernight by Claudia Gray
Think of this volume as a look at young vampire girls in school. Yes, you read that correctly.
The story follows the life of young Bianca who has been sent to a private school for her education. However, this is a private girls school where all the students have fangs. Talk about higher education.
There’s no shortage of romance and to balance the scale there is also a great deal of conflict. Jealous vampire girls turn this book into an example of why this genre is growing in popularity.
2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
You can’t have a list of vampire romance novels without acknowledging the one series that all others are usually measured against. Twilight essentially invented the high school angst and vampire romance genre.
Where these titles have blazed a different trail is the way they shifted the human/vampire romance into a completely human-style romance which – and here’s the hook that reels ’em in – makes the storyline more relatable for the young, female human readers following it.
3. The Dark-Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon
There’s a touch of mythology twisted into the tales of this author and this title is no exception. Aside from the fact that the male characters are basically props – okay, make that good-looking, strikingly handsome props – they lack a great deal of depth.
Considering we are talking about vampire romance here, does that matter?
You will get your fill of whatever you are seeking in this genre through the pages of this title. That’s because this is one top-notch selection on this list.
4. Companions Of The Night by Vivian Vande Velde
Hey, why not add some horror to your vampire romance desire? This volume does just that mixing the right amount of thought-provoking circumstances with spine-tingling fright.
Expect to also discover a healthy helping of action, suspense, romance, and even humor in this book.
It is not a complicated read by any means but you will find the content to be entertaining at the very least and isn’t that what you are looking for in a vampire romance book in the first place?
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Considered as one of the most popular vampire romance series of books available, this series has a few twists in it that you won’t find in your typical example from this genre.
For example, the world the book is set in is not very pretty. Far from romantic. It is dark, gritty, and dirty.
The story follows two girls who have been on the lam for the past two years from the Academy. However, they are caught and are forced to remain at the Academy and it goes from there.
6. Sweet Blood by Pete Hautman
If you are in the mood for an unusual goth-comes-of-age story, then this is your best bet.
It has a unique plot where a diabetic Goth girl is mentally seduced by a cyber vampire online. He is so creepy, the word creepy doesn’t begin to describe him. The Goth girl suffers mental anguish and starts to slip into a downward spiral as a result of the online contact.
It is most certainly a weird storyline but for the average fan of vampire romance books, this will be considered as an entertaining diversion from the average.
7. Sucker Punch (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Get ready for a wild ride for your imagination. The series of books under this title mix a lot more than vampires and bad boys into the melting pot.
Imagine werewolves and other dark creatures tossed in for good measure. Oh, and we can’t forget to point out that there is a whole lot of passion, sex, and mystery in there as well which makes this title far more suitable as an adult read than for your teen and not for your pre-teen.
There’s even a sprinkling of porn that fills plotlines in the later released books.
8. Prisoner of Night (The Black Dagger Brotherhood World) by J. R. Ward
The title alone should grab your interest. This is quite simply a romantic vampire horror novel.
It is well-written to the point where you will encounter several thought-provoking possibilities as well as numerous frightening scenes that should give you quite a good scare. This volume includes a good dose of action, romance, and even a bit of humor to sort of take the edge off.
We weren’t kidding when we said that the title should pull you into the book where the plot should suck you into the story.
Best Vampire Romance Books Wrap Up
What do you get when you combine young girls, vampires, horror, and humor? You should end up with a great selection of the best vampire romance books. Above, we have reviewed a handful of the best ones we could find. Enjoy!