A vampire is a monster, who looks, acts, and talks like a man. Who is passionate, romantic, and tortured. To surrender to this character is to play with fire. The vampire, in many ways, is the prototype of the bad boy. Women love bad boys--they’re exciting, and the chance to change him, to break him like a horse, must be an irresistible challenge.I think there's some truth to this statement--a girl just loves a challenge. How else can you explain the plethora (don't you love that word?) of vampire books and movies that have flooded the market and fueled demand for more? Many of the vampire series are written for young adult girls--an age group that is particularly impressionable. But, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of adult vampire stories. Some of the series are rather humorous and have female vampires rather than the "bad boy" vampire. Here are a few of the adult series:
"Anita Blake Vampire Hunter" by Laurell K. Hamilton [F HAM].
"Vampyricon" by Douglas Clegg [SF CLE].
"Sookie Stackhouse" by Charlaine Harris [F HAR].
"Love at Stakes" by Kerrelyn Sparks [F SPA].
"The Black Dagger Brotherhood" by J.R. Ward [F WAR].
Of course, Anne Rice is the original vampire story writer, but she has moved away from vampires and has recently written a book about angels, Angel Time [F RIC]. You can find a Good Morning America interview with Rice here.