Last night at 3:28 I finished Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark.
I truly recommend this book to everyone who considers other vampire stories like Twilight-series too childish and romantic. True Blood (the best television program ever) season 1 is based on this novel.
Comparing to twilight (soft-porn), Charlaine Harris' vampire stories are hardcore. Yam 8)
I prefer reading novels in English. Characters feel much more real and I get more out of the story though my English isn't that great. Thus, I recommend you'll read Dead Until Dark in English. Well, if you understand English at all ofc.