I'm very happy to report I found a new, fun vampire series. Fated (2011) is the first book in Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protector series.
Cara Paulsen is a botanist and empath with a young daughter, Janie, with serious psychic abilities. Janie's powers go far beyond Cara's empathic skills.
Talen Kayrs appears to save/kidnap them just after Janie wakens Cara to say that the bad guys are coming. Janie knows Talen is okay and isn't afraid to leave with him. Cara isn't so certain, and that's before he reveals the existence of two races of vampires--one of which he belongs to--and the fact that Cara's his mate.
If you're a fan of Lisa Marie Rice (strong, Alpha males and very quick starts to the relationships) and also enjoy a paranormal twist, Zanetti's series seems like a good choice for you.
You can learn more about this "romance with a bite" at the author's site here.
My overall personal rating of Fated is a B+.