Thank Heavens, I'm tired, tired, tired of not finding anything but bloodsucking sex objects on the shelves.
I stilll love vampire books, but i haven't read a lot of them lately. I have a whole vampire series on my bookshelf that i still have to read. I love them with all my heart and i think that there will always be a little bit of popularness in vampire books.
I am still working my way through many of the saries that are out there. I enjoy them, and the kids seem to as well. Many of my reluctant readers enjoy them and pick them up when they refuse to read anything else, so I hope they are not "dying" out, no pun intended. :)
I think Vamps have been big for a while, they come in and out of style like for instance they were in during the Interview with a Vampire craze then died out then came back with Twilight. Way back when there was a long string of Dracula Ballets and Opera's that were hot, then they died down. But, even when they die down they never go away.
I care think as a reader and a writer the story is what matters the most to me, not the type of magical creature in it.