My vampire love affair started when I was in junior high with the books The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith. I don't know how someone convinced me to read these books, but wow did I love them!
Honestly, I can't really tell you a plot synopsis or anything. I eventually traded in the books only to discover they went out of print and were going for ridiculous amounts on ebay. But then! The good news is that they've recently been reissued in omnibus editions. I am now rebuying all her books as they come out. I had hoped to have reread them for today, but it didn't happen. (My blogging eyes are bigger than my blogging stomach, so to speak)
And Jena...good news. The Forbidden Game (our favorite series, not about vamps but we've discussed these important issues on Twitter) is being rereleased in 2010.
My love for the Vampire Diaries made the Twilight phenomenon not seem strange to me even before I read the books....I mean, vampires make the best stories!
So....did anyone else love The Vampire Diaries or other books by LJ Smith?
(special thanks to Monica for the button!)