Well every night about midnight I turn into one. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> I'm so joking good question I never really gave it much thought. I did write an Erotica poem about one lol.
I liked a book by Mark Dirschel. Funny, it's out by Publish America, but it is solid writing. I don't usually go for PA books, but I checked this one out because I knew the writer, and it's very well done. "Pay attention. All choices have consequences."
The book is sexy, thoughtful and intelligently written.
I loved the Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce.
Also, for a non-traditional vampire the character Gerrald Tarrant in C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy (book 1 "Black Sun Rising"). Gerrald is pretty cool and his character is very complex - you want to like him, but he's a VAMPIRE!. I said he is a non-traditional vampire because he CAN survive on blood, but his favorite food is fear. Also, the books are more sci-fi than horror...