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HIKING AND VAMPIRE BOOKS DISCUSSION
INDIAN LAKE–Pete Klein, author of 4 vampire novels and the guide book “Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County,” will be on hand at the Indian Lake Public Library on Friday, Nov. 14, starting at 7 p.m. to sign copies of his books, discuss the books with readers and offer opinions on the ins and outs of self-publishing.
Half of the proceeds from all books sold will be donated to the library.

Announcing a price Countdown deal for the Kindle ebook version of Pete Klein’s vampire novel – Blood Red Pleasure.

Blood Red Pleasure, is the newest vampire novel by Peter Klein, and follows the latest exploits of four generations of vampires: Joseph, who turned Beth, Beth who turned Mary, and Mary who turned Ana.
Although Klein’s creations can walk freely in the sunlight, and have other advantages over their more traditional counterparts, that does not mean that fitting into the human world is without its challenges, especially in a post 9/11 world, where cultural paranoia and technological advances in personal and national security coincide to make flying under the radar next to impossible for this family of immortal killers.
Unbound by human standards of morality, gender boundaries, or “normality”, these characters live solely for their own personal satisfaction, which is often tied up in the love they hold for one another, and the unrivaled bliss that is to be found in the merging of sex and blood, regardless of why the two are being shared to express love or deliver death.
With characters that are complex, and the relationships between them even more so, Blood Red Pleasure is a book that has a lot to offer vampire aficionados as well as fans of several different genres of erotica.
The countdown starts on Friday, Oct. 3.
Oct. 3, at 8 am (PST) $0.99 a 76% discount
Oct. 4,  at 8 am (PST) $1.99 a 51% discount
Oct. 5, at 8 am (PST) $2.99 a 26% discount
Ends Oct. 6, at 8 am (PST).

Countdown deal on Amazon for novel And God Created
Increment 1 $0.99 Sep 26, 2014 08:00 AM (PST)
Increment 2 $1.99 Sep 27, 2014 08:00 AM (PST)
Increment 3 $2.99 Sep 28, 2014 08:00 AM (PST)

The vampire novel, The Dancing Valkyrie, by Peter Klein will go on sale at $0.99 in the Kindle version on Amazon, starting on Sept. 12, 2014.
This is a count-down deal. 99 cents on Sept. 12; $1.99 on Sept. 13, $2.99 on Sept. 14 before returning to the regular low price of $3.99 on Sept. 16.
Blood and sex. Of course love, but not the way humans think about it.
This is the recurring theme throughout The Dancing Valkyrie, a story about Mary Hoffman, librarian by day and exotic dancer by night. Mary, needing some time alone takes a hike along a secluded upstate New York trail. She is saved from two predatory young men by Beth, a beautiful woman slightly older than Mary. The two join together for the rest of the trail, becoming romantically involved along the way. Beth, it turns out is a vampire, and quickly introduces Mary to the mystical world she lives in. After inviting Mary back to her castle, built by her brother, Joseph, in a remote area, Mary is seduced into becoming a vampire as well. Joseph and Beth are hundreds of years old, and pose as brother / sister, but are husband and wife, or, in vampire terms, father and daughter. Thus begins the fascinating story of Mary’s transition from human woman to vampire.

Hachette vs. Amazon

Hachette Publishing should change its name to Hashshit Publishing. Really!
But all joking aside, the dispute between Amazon and Hachette is really a dispute between the past and the future.
As Amazon correctly points out, “Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and (hardcover) books cost $2.50. The new paperback cost 25 cents – it was ten times cheaper. Readers loved the paperback and millions of copies were sold in just the first year.”
Now I must confess I have no idea how much money Amazon makes from a Stephen King novel
sold on Amazon for $18 in hardcover, $17.75 in paperback and $11.99 as an ebook. I don’t care. Nor do I know how much Amazon makes from a Stephen Colbert book sold on Amazon for $28.99 in hardcover and $12.99 as an ebook. I don’t know and I don’t care because at any price I have no intention of buying any book from either King or Colbert – not because I have anything against either man but because I have become bored with King (last book read by him was the overly wordy The Stand) and I get all the Colbert I can take or stand for free on TV.
What I do know for certain is there is a real difference in the manufacturing cost between hardcover, print and ebooks. I also know neither King nor Colbert are depending on me buying their books for them to make a living.
You get some idea of what a hardcover actually costs to manufacture by looking at the price of a hardcover by Stephen King. The only reason there is so little price difference between a King hardcover and a paperback book is the result of print volume. Simply put, the greater the print run, the lower the manufacturing cost. This is true for both paperback and hardcover. But when it comes to ebooks the volume sold has zero effect upon the cost to produce. Selling one ebook is no more expensive than selling 1,000,000 ebooks. Whatever the profit might be for the author or the publisher of ebooks changes only by the number of ebooks sold.
Let’s let the cat out of the bag. When I list an ebook on Amazon for $3.99, I make $2.76. If I list the same book at $2.99, I make $2.04. If I list the exact same book as a paperback that sells for $13.99, I make $4.26.
Obviously, I would make more money selling paperbacks than ebooks. Not quite so obviously, I sell more ebooks than print books. Price does seem to matter.
But I don’t believe price is the only reason many are switching to ebooks. While I admit there is nothing like opening up a paperback or better yet a hardcover book, they do have their problems.
When was the last time you moved and had to move all of your books? Next to the sofa and the refrigerator, they were probably the heaviest items you had to move. Not fun. And when was the last time you went on vacation and needed to decide which books to bring and which to leave at home because of their bulk and weight? But with ebooks, you can carry as many as you have wherever you move or vacation to without any weight or bulk beyond the weight of your reading device. It is for these reasons (plus cost) that I believe ebooks are the future whether anyone likes it or not.
I don’t know if it matters to you. Maybe it does and maybe it doesn’t. But do you the reader feel comfortable knowing you are paying $11.99 or $12.99 for something that cost less than 95 cents to manufacture and deliver to your reading device?
This is what the fight is about – the future vs. the past and fair price vs. high price.

Blood Red Pleasure Amazon Book Review

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5.0 OUT OF 5 STARS SOLID, ACTION PACKED QUALITY VAMPIRE READ-

DEFINITELY A THUMBS UP READ JUNE 23, 2014

By Diana L TOP 500 REVIEWER

Verified Purchase

I love a good vampire read but I’ll admit – the good vampire plots have been a bit sparse lately.
The book description for Blood Red Pleasure gave me hope that I had found a great read and I wasn’t disappointed.
I bought this book before departing for a vacation in Mexico and made the mistake of deciding to “just look” at the first couple pages on my Kindle. I’ll warn you now – once you start this read,you will have a hard time putting it down. It drew me in and kept me captivated from beginning to end. Needless to say, this Hoosier didn’t make it anywhere close to the border before finishing this excellent vampire read.
Erica (our main character) was well created. This is not the sugar coated vampire read that unfortunately (in my opinion) has saturated the vampire genre lately.
Erica and the other vampires have actual lives (she owns a business). She doesn’t just prance around announcing she’s a vampire. The characters interact well together and the story moves at a consistent clip with no lags.
I liked the variety of locations that the author used – taking us from Erica’s place of business to a castle in Romania and also into the Adirondacks.
The plot was great and I couldn’t ask for a better vampire read.

Definitely recommend this read.

GENRE: Fantasy
TITLE: Blood Red Pleasure
AUTHOR: Peter Klein

Blood Red Pleasure, is the newest vampire novel by Peter Klein, and follows the latest exploits of four generations of vampires: Joseph, who turned Beth, Beth who turned Mary, and Mary who turned Ana.
Although Klein’s creations can walk freely in the sunlight, and have other advantages over their more traditional counterparts, that does not mean that fitting into the human world is without its challenges, especially in a post 9/11 world, where cultural paranoia and technological advances in personal and national security coincide to make flying under the radar next to impossible for this family of immortal killers.
Unbound by human standards of morality, gender boundaries, or “normality”, these characters live solely for their own personal satisfaction, which is often tied up in the love they hold for one another, and the unrivalled bliss that is to be found in the merging of sex and blood,regardless of why the two are being shared to express love or deliver death.
With characters that are complex, and the relationships between them even more so, Blood Red Pleasure is a book that has a lot to offer vampire aficionados as well as fans of several different genres of erotica.
Reviewer: J.P. Layberry