If I honestly had to choose one of my favorite vampire books I would say it would be Lover Mine by J.R. Ward, who is a fabulous writer. She really gets in depth with her writings and really describes her characters.
If you really pay attention to her books you would see that she writes like the characters are right in front of her, which in her mind they are. This book is about a freshly turned vampire named John Matthew.
John was born without vocal cords and is a mute. He speaks in American sign language. He stays with the other brothers. It starts off with his woman being kidnapped by these things called lessers - they are soulless humans who hunt the vampires.
These things are made by this evil entity called the Omega, they are easily spotted by their white, albino like skin and the smell of baby powder. They are created by having their hearts ripped out and their blood replaced by the Omega's.
John Matthew goes on a rampage looking for his girlfriend before they kill her. Her name is Xhex (pronounced shecks). She is a half vampire and bouncer at a club run by this other vampire named Revhenge - it sounds just like the you would say revenge.
Lover Mine takes place in Caldwell New York at the mansion of the king of vampires who is named Wrath - his name literally means "Do not mess with me or you're dead" who is actually a real sweet guy. He is commonly referred to as the blind kind because of his failing eye sight.
His wife Beth is his long lost sister but he is unaware of this. The only thing that he is aware of is that she reminds him of someone. The first time he ever saw her he fainted out of shock because she looked so familiar.
J.R. Ward actually has written an entire series and this book is only one part of it - the series name is The Black Dagger Brotherhood and it is a really in depth story based around multiple characters. I really do recommend this series to anyone who likes vampires and a great story line.
The brothers are very interesting people who live by one code: HONOR AND LOYALTY. They don't depend on anybody but each other and their mates. They listen only to their king, and they even break his rules every now and then. But they always have a good reason for doing so.
" You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.” Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?” You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand." -- J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged