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Kindle price promotion for The Dancing Valkyrie starts July 15
Increment Duration – Price – % Discount
1 July 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST) 40h $0.99 81%
2 July 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM (PST)40h $1.99 61%
3 July 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM (PST) 40h $2.99 41%
4 July 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST) 40h $3.99 21%
End July 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM (PST) Original list price $4.99

Go to Amazon to purchase at these low prices http://amzn.to/1M1Jloe 

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The Dancing Valkyrie begins the story about Mary Hoffman, aka Erica, an erotic, topless dancer in Schenectady, NY, who becomes a living vampire of flesh and blood while on a hike in the Adirondacks of Northern New York.

The novel takes an unconventional view of vampires, imagining them as real creatures who can pass for being human both day and night. They breathe and have heart beats as do humans or any other creature. They eat real food but do require blood from predators and since humans are the most numerous of the world’s predators, they limit the taking of the blood they need to humans.

In an odd sort of way, this makes the story an environmental story. The vampires could take the blood they need from lions, tigers and wolves but since their numbers are limited and they are in danger of extinction, the vampires limit the taking of the blood they need from humans.

Some may find these stories troublesome and even offensive because there is more explicit sex scenes than are are scenes of violence.

Because these vampires are sexually active but cannot procreate in the human way, they are bisexual among themselves and with humans. They just love sex and don’t care all that much about who they have sex with, male or female, human or vampire.

Sex is often the lure they use to get a human in a situation where they can easily take the blood they need – usually only after giving the human victim the best sex they ever had before they die.

Follow the exploits of Mary in the novels starting with the Dancing Valkyrie, then move on with her in The Vampire Valkyrie, And God Created Vampires, and The Blood Red Pleasure.

The books are available in print from many online bookstores including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In ebook format they are only available from Amazon.

To check out and maybe start the journey, go to: http://amzn.to/1ITpdUo

Dancing Valkyrie Count Down Deal on Amazon
Here is a chance to save some money.
The Dancing Valkyrie – a vampire novel – will have a count down deal as an ebook on Amazon.
Below is the schedule:
1 February 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST) 53h $0.99 76%
2 February 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM (PST) 53h $1.99 51%
3 February 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PST) 54h $2.99 26%
End February 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM (PST) and returns to the regular price of $3.99
Order on Feb. 10 or 11 and get the best deal.

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.

And don’t forget, if you order the paperback edition at $13.99, you can always add the ebook for $0.99

Go to The Dancing Valkyrie and order now

Publishing facts

Publishing facts

There are about 1.2 million books published each year in the US. Nielson Bookscan tracked the records for 2004 and came up with that number. The rest of the statistics:

  1. Of those 1.2 million books, 950,000 sold fewer than 99 copies.
  2. Another 200,000 sold fewer than 1,000 copies.
  3. Only 25,000 books sold more than 5,000 copies.
  4. Fewer than 500 sold more than 100,000 copies.
  5. Only 10 books sold more than a million copies each.
  6. The average book in the US sells about 500 copies

Traditional Publishers

Typically, an author can expect to receive the following royalties:

Hardback edition: 10% of the retail price on the first 5,000 copies; 12.5% for the next 5,000 copies sold, then 15% for all further copies sold. Paperback: 8% of retail price on the first 150,000 copies sold, then 10% thereafter.

How many books on Amazon?

The latest rough estimate and growing is: Paperbacks 22.9m, Hardcover 8.1M and Kindle 1.2m

POD

Print on demand with digital technology is used as a way of printing items for a fixed cost per copy, regardless of the size of the order. While the unit price of each physical copy printed is higher than with offset printing, the average cost is lower for very small print runs, because setup costs are much higher for offset printing.

POD has other business benefits besides lower costs (for small runs): Technical set-up is usually quicker than for offset printing. Large inventories of a book or print material do not need to be kept in stock, reducing storage, handling costs, and inventory accounting costs. There is little or no waste from unsold products.

These advantages reduce the risks associated with publishing books and prints, and can lead to increased choice for consumers.

How many POD publishers are there? Many! Here are just a few

AuthorHouse, Aventine Press, Blurb, CreateSpace, iUniverse, Infinity Publishing, Lightning Source, Lulu, Luminare Press LLC, Outskirts Press, Replica Books, Virtual Bookworm, Wordclay, and Xlibris.

HIKING AND VAMPIRE BOOKS… OH MY!

SPECULATOR–The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library is hosting a Meet-the-Author event at the Oak Mountain Holiday Fair on Friday, Dec. 12, starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pete Klein from Indian Lake will be the special guest author. He has written four vampire novels set in the Adirondacks (“The Dancing Valkyrie”, “The Vampire Valkyrie”, “And God Created Vampires” and “Blood Red Pleasure”) as well as the guide book “Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County.”

At 6 p.m. he will be speaking on “How to Self-Publish” as well as discussing his books. The books will be on sale at a special price. Buy One, Get one Free! Just in time for Christmas!

Pete will be signing copies of his books and he has graciously offered to donate half the proceeds from all books sold to the Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library toward the library’s children’s programs and cultural and community events.

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).