Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
!, Interview with a vampire.
2. The Vampire Lestat
3. Queen of the Damned
4. Tale of the body thief. ( not as good but fun)
The rest of them are not the same quality though I did like Blood and gold and Pandora a lot.
The vampire Lestat is probably one of the best vamp books out there. It really gives you a feel what its like to be a vampire. It's also one of my favorite books of all time. I highly recommend them.
By the end of the series you will be thinking Twilight what?? My vamps burst into the flames when in sunlight. They do not sparkle. Also the idea of blood tears is really cool.