Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn't have the appeal that they do now.Ian Somerhalder
Vampires have become tragic or romantic figures. Vampire are largely seduction tales. They're no longer the scary creature in the dark.Stephen Graham Jones
If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire, ninth grade gym was a close third.High SchoolHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
Vlad blinked at her. 'Morning, sulfuric acid.'
'Well, isn't it just kinda wrong to call a vampire 'sunshine'?'
Mulling this over, Vlad wiped her lip gloss from his lips with the back of his hand. Vampires, after all, didn't sparkle.Heather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Twelfth Grade Kills
'And you're worried, not because you're headed to meet a houseful of vampires, but because you think those vampires won't approve of you, correct?'
'That's right,' I answered immediately, hiding my surprise at his casual use of the word.
He shook his head. 'You're incredible.'
About three things I was absolutely positive:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him - and I didn’t know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.