Who is Your Favorite Vampire?

Our beloved creatures of the night are lurking everywhere, in the darkened scenes of films, between the bloodied pages of books, in chilling video games… vampires are everywhere. Out of the many vampires haunting our favorite stories – which one is your favorite? Is it the lead in a vampire romance? An evil monster in a horror film? Who is your favorite vampire?

I have racked my brain trying to answer this question, I have well over a hundred vampire books on my shelves and then even more in my Kindle, so I have a LOT to choose from. The easiest way to answer is that, like most, my favorites change with age. So I have many faves. During my pre-teen days my absolute favorite vampire was Aubrey from Amelia Atwater-Rhode’s young adult novel Demon in My View. Aubrey was and still is that teenage girl’s dream – dark and mischievous, mysterious, deadly and absolutely gorgeous. Goodness, I read this book so many times that I ended up buying a second copy of it since my old copy was so worn.

Then in my early teens I discovered Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and I had another favorite – Marius de Romanus. I know that most everyone adores Lestat, but I always leaned towards the wise Marius. He was deeply intelligent and a lover of art. I couldn’t get enough of the scholar.

Over the years my favorites list grew and grew and now there are so many I can’t possibly name them all. Aubrey and Marius stick out most in my mind though. Although, I have recently fallen in love with the vampires in J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I can’t pick one I like the most though. Her vampires as a whole are a favorite because of how fantastic and believable they are. Not the classic undead creatures, but an entirely different species with extraordinary powers and a fascinating world. I love it.

Now it’s your turn! Who is your favorite vampire? Or are you like me and have many favorites?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


  1. My favorites are cartoon based. Dracky from Mini-Monsters(The Comic Strip), Vinnie Stoker from Gravedale High, Sebella from Scooby-Doo and The Ghoul School, Little Dracula from Little Dracula, Drak Jr. from The Drak Pack, Draulara from Monster High, Thatch from Casper’s Scare School, Count Duckula from Count Duckula, Mosquiton from Master of Mosquiton, Shido from Nightwalker, Dimitri Maxinmoff from Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, D from Vampire Hunter D, and Miyu from Vampire Princess Miyu.

    As for literature, Louis from Interview with the Vampire and Bill Compton from the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series.

    Movies: Blade, Count Dracula from Love at First Bite, and Selene from Underworld

  2. My favorites are Lestat and Spike. I just can’t enough of those two. They’re both so charming, funny and the always anti-hero. I also love Marius. Him and David will always be my other favorites among ‘The Vampire Chronicles’. I was wondering if you had a list of your favorite vampire books? I’m looking for some new ones to read. Will definitely check out the ones you listed above.

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  7. I loved the Anne Rice vampires, but my favorite has to be my own creation; Carter. He is my vampire hero in my Vampire trilogy: Silentheart, and Silent Madness. Silent Blood is in the works and will publish next year.

  8. My recent fave would have to be Damon Salvatore. He just has that right combination of naughtiness and vulnerability that makes him irresistible. And those eyes… Oh my. Loved Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with a Vampire and in some small ways, Kirsten Dunst’s Claudia inspired my character, Angeline, in Vampire Origins. If there are any fellow writers of vampire fiction here, you might be interested to know I’ve started a LinkedIN group where we can discuss writing this amazing genre in more detail. You can get the link off my website.

  9. Didn’t you ask this question before, Moonlight? LOL.

    gee…i have a lot of favorites lets see…

    1.) Count Dracula (the Bram Stoker version, not the Hollywood ones)
    2.) Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
    3.) Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
    4.) Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)
    5.) Ruby Paskow (The Light at the End)
    6.) Nick Knight (Forever Knight
    7.) Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows:The Revival)
    8.) Henry Sturges (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter)
    9.) Kurt Barlow (Salem’s Lot)
    10.)Marlow (30 Days of Night)
    11.) Skinner Sweet (American Vampire)

    …that’s all I can think of right now.

  10. Either Damon or Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries… Gotta love Damon’s sence of humor, but I have a weakness for those sweet vampire guys like Stefan… Or Angel when he’s a vampire with a soul… Or Stark from the House of Night series… I <3 Stark :)

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