I decided that I should give some information about Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith since it will now be a TV show. I haven't read these books (I know, what the hell? There's a vampire series I haven't read? There's actually a bunch. It's shocking, I know. LOL!)
You can visit the author's site here.
For some reason I kept getting this series and Vampire Academy mixed up. Wouldn't it be cool if there really was a Vampire Academy and you could go and sign up for classes and learn all about being a vampire and if you graduated they would turn you? I haven't read that series other. (Shame, shame) I know.