We have recently read the Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse) and have fallen under the spell of the author Stephenie Meyer. Though it always causes us a twinge of chagrin to love a book prominently displayed in Walmart, we cannot help it this time.
Though Ms Meyer writes with a lack of sophistry that some may find astounding, she has a way of describing emotion that can lead the reader to realistic tears. Our hearts ache when Bella, the main character, is ripped from her beloved mother to live in Forks, quite a juxtaposition from sunny Phoenix. We feel the hunger that Edward the vampire feels when confronted with his perfect match, the woman immune to his mind-reading powers. Anguish, lust, thirst, horror... the most extreme of emotions are contained within the ~1500 pages of these books.
Quick vote: If you're looking for a lusty, quick-read about vampires, werewolves, and love; Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series will keep you up at night, yearning for more.