I just finished the first three books (they are all put together into one) called The Beginning. It is definitely a preteen book. A lot of kissing lol but nothing more. The characters are in high school, go to dances, hang out in cemeteries and can get the entire town to believe rumors/lies about new people in town. (kind of a 90's era book) but still good.
Raven is the main character - she's an outcast, goth girl who LOVES vampires. Then her dream comes true when a live vampire moves to town and lives in the attic of an old mansion... she even sneaks in to see if the rumors are true. She finds true love, finds out what being a vampire is really all about and has to learn how to protect her family and friends while still wanting to be 'turned'. Tons of school kid antics, a little bit of vampire knowledge and a little romance thrown in.
The mansion on top of Benson Hill has been empty and boarded up for years. But a new family has moved in. A family that never ventures out during the day. Who are these creepy people –– especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town gossip actually be true? Are they vampires?
Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
Dance with a Vampire, The Coffin Club, Royal Blood and Love Bites are all out - the series started in 1998 but was picked up again later... I'm glad it was!!