Ive read both the Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer, and the Dead After Dark series by Charlaine Harris (the books that Trueblood is based off of) and has anyone else noticed that they are veryyyy similar??
SHAPESHIFTERS - Sam is a shapeshifter and can turn into a dog and other animals. Jacob is a shapeshifter that can turn into a wolf (It is said in the last Twilight book that he is a shapeshifter and not a werewolf)
PSYCHICS - Sookie can read minds and can not hear only Bills mind. Edward can read minds and can not hear only Bellas.
VAMPS TRYING TO BE GOOD - Both Bill and the Cullens are vegetarian vamps trying to fit into human society
those are the biggest ones I can think of, And Charlaines Dead After Dark series was written way before Twilight, so I cant help but think that this is not a coincidence, What do you think?
EDIT: : I did look into it a bit more and yah you guys are right, that these ideas have been used alot literature, my mom even reminded me that there was the whole vampire trying to be good and werewolves plot in Buffy the Vampire, and the new Vampire Diaries show uses the psychic/good vamp spin too. So im going to change my question and ask that since alot (not all) vampire stories have similar plots, what new plots could happen? What would be a whole new cool idea for a vamp story?