A few years back I read in the newspaper (back when the Widget Factory didn't have internet) that certain schools and some churches were telling people not to let their children read Harry Potter and the Sourcers Stone so I, being the kind of person I am, bought it, read it, and quickly passed on for my children. I've been hooked ever since and have even forgiven JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows (sort of).
Having devoured each of those books and being willing to admit that I have enjoyed a Star Wars movie or two (and maybe a book) I became the kind of person who was willing to step outside of the realm of romance & chicklit to dabble in paranormal. I am sure there are people out there who will argue that neither Harry Potter nor Star Wars are paranormal, but I believe that wizards and ewoks are definitely in that genre.
I have not however typically been a fan of vampires or anything that includes shape shifters… until I discovered what I think of as Lite Vampire Lit.
Through the 4 books in the series you get to meet & greet the whose who of the vampire underworld and follow along as the fight for political power turns ugly and leads to more than one mortal finding themselves an immortal…
I give the series