Do you like reading books about vampires?
I'm here to recommend a book with a strong heroine, who works in the restaurant business, and has her otherwise normal life disrupted by a vampire.
She is not Sookie Stackhouse.
In Robin McKinley's Sunshine, vampires are not hidden from the world. Neither are demons, fae, werewolves, or any other sort of supernatural beings. Humanity knows about them, we fought a war with them, and we won. Right?
At the start of the book, the "Voodoo Wars" are in the past. The SOF (Special Other Forces, kind of like a human SWAT for dealing with things-that-go-bump-in-the-night) are standing guard. And so humanity can go outside without, for the most part, worrying about whether they're going to end up as lunchmeat for something with big, sharp, pointy teeth. There are still bad parts of town, and places that one doesn't want to go after dark. There are a few differences from our world, of course. You might get as much mileage out of a charm as a gun, and some gangs are a bit more...nocturnal...than usual. Still, it's entirely probably possible that one might live out one's life without becoming anything remotely resembling "fang fodder". In fact, both you and your close friends might never even be mistaken for any variety of giant, human, slurpee.
This is what Rae "Sunshine" Seddon wants to do. Live out a normal life, I mean. The slurpee thing is not so high on her list. She was raised by her mother after her father disappeared, and she works at the family restaurant. There, her excellent baking skills produce things like Killer Zebras and Bitter Chocolate Deaths, as well as other, less-imaginatively-named confectionery treats. However, one day she goes to spend time at a somewhat remote lake, and gets caught up in a struggle between vampires who are trying to convince one of their kind to be less of a picky eater. What happens after that, dear reader, is awesome.
The book won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature in 2004.
Go read it.