I would definitely recommend 'The Vampire Diaries' Series... They came were released 14 years before Twilight (that in no way affects thee quality of the storyline I think) There's currently 6 in the series... Really loved these books...The 7th one will be out in March... There's also a TV series if you're interested...
I've heard that the 'Vampire Academy' books are really good...
I started reading this genre after twilight and found I loved alot of the books that have been previously mentioned. When trawling through books for my Kindle I came across an author called Amanda Hocking and her my blood approves trilogy. I read the first book because it was cheap but quickly got addicted and ending up staying up till 4am I was so hooked so would recomment giving her stuff ago. She has other books out which I haven't read yet but will deffinately be giving them a go.
I love all Richelle Mead's series, also check out Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series'. Awesome reads. I'm a 32 year old Twilight fan and they're definitely up there with that series :)
I'd stay away from Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles as they are really really hard going. I loved The Hunger Games which they've just made into a film - light easy reading which you can just pick up at any time.
Oh my god if you want a new obsession then do i have the book for you! Its called Afterlife saga and the first book is now out to buy! I could not put this down and have even started reading it again. The main characters you can't help but fall in love with and Draven is too hot for words. My sister calls it to "Crave the Drave" lol Here's the description:
Afterlife... just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlife...the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP.
Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find. So when the offer of a job at the infamous Gothic nightclub Afterlife comes along she thinks that lady luck has finally found her. That is until its seductively dark and forbidding owner Dominic Draven sets eyes on her. All at once she is captivated and plunged into a world she never knew existed but the deeper her obsession with Draven becomes, the harder it is to decide...should she stay and continue to work within the shadows of the supernatural or should she run from a madness she thinks may consume her?
Warning: This book is amazingly addictive, with its dark mystery, haunting horror, seductive twists and one sexy dark lord that has the reader drooling every time the name Draven appears on the page!
You have to read Afterlife, I have just finished it and couldn't put it down. The plot twists and turns and the characters are amazing. I am now addicted to Draven, the main male character. I have heard there are going to be 7 books in the saga and its well worth it at £3.80 for over 700 pages. I can't wait for book 2. Here's the link Afterlife (Afterlife Saga)