Its Vampire Day at My Friend Amy's! I'm a huge Buffy fan and am watching True Blood, so I thought I'd play along. Unfortunately, other than Buffy graphic novels (okay, comic books), I don't read many vampire books. I've successfully avoided the Twilight books and haven't read any of Charlaine Harris's books (which True Blood are based on), so the last vampire novel I read was probably Bram Stoker's Dracula back in high school.
I did read a good but trashy werewolf book recently, though. It was Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. From Armstrong's website, here is a description of Bitten:
Elena Michaels is the world's only female werewolf. And she's tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she's growing content with that life, with being that person.There is a lot of sex and violence in Bitten, which would usually turn me off, but this book had me glued to its pages. The plot was fun and the characters were interesting to get to know. Bitten was the first in the Women of the Otherworld series, and though I haven't read any of the others yet, I plan to soon.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she's trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she'll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.
Buy Bitten on Amazon.