I've been fasinated by Vampire fiction and non-fiction since I was about 12 years old. I'm always looking for decent Vampire stories, and sometimes it becomes hard. It becomes samey and cliche with a gorgeous male Vampire meeting a plain or 'average' woman who he falls in love with. I want to write Vampire fiction without cliche and convention, but I also don't want my audience to feel that I'm being different just to be different. I recently read the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. While it was cliche and full of Mary Sue's and Gary Stu's, it was worth the read and I actually enjoyed it.