Assuming I can’t pick vampires from my own book ;) … these are my top 5 favorite vampires:

  1. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries books and TV series)
    I like the character from the books by L. J. Smith, but I love him in the TV show. Let’s face it, Ian Somerhalder is damn hot, and I think his portrayal of Damon is bang on. Damon is a complex character who has done some truly horrible things, yet he has a vulnerable side and he’s capable of deep emotion. He’s a bad boy you can’t help feeling for.

  2. Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview With The Vampire book and movie)
    It doesn’t hurt that this character was played by Mr. Extremely Hot Brad Pitt, but I really liked Louis in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles’ books as well. While the main character of the series, the vampire Lestat, is rather arrogant and relishes being a vampire, Louis struggles to maintain his humanity. He’s afraid of becoming a true monster, but he can’t deny his vampiric nature entirely.

  3. Eric Northman (True Blood TV show and Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris)
    Okay, this is the third hot guy in a row, but I swear that’s not my only criterion. I fell in love with this character in the books long before I ever saw him portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård. Eric is supposedly over a thousand years old, and has the confidence and cockiness to go with his power and experience. When he suffers a bout of amnesia, we get to see his innocent side and that made him more fascinating than ever.

  4. Allison Sekemoto (Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa)
    Loved, loved the first two books in this series, The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure. Allison is the main character and chooses to become a vampire – a creature she’s spent her whole life despising – rather than die. She’s a fighter who never gives up and does her best to help as many people as she can. Allison also struggles to retain her humanity as much as possible despite the odds stacked against her.

  5. Alisa Perne/Sita (Thirst series by Christopher Pike)
    Alisa (also referred to as Sita in the series) is an extremely intriguing character who is apparently over five thousand years old. At times, she’s so practical she seems incapable of feeling anything, yet she can be fiercely loyal and willing to sacrifice everything to save someone she cares about. I never knew what to expect from Alisa; the author did a terrific job depicting a character who came up with crazy ideas only a 5000-year-old vampire could.

    This guest post was originally featured here on Meredith’s Musings’ Blog.