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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

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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.

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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.

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There are two problems with printed books. both soft cover and hard cover, both of which I happen to like.
Cost is the number one problem. The second problem is weight.
If you own a lot of books like I do, you quickly realize how much they weigh when you move. Coming up to the Adirondacks or anyplace else and it’s much easier to lug along your Kindle than it is to bring more than a couple of books. If you buy books online as many do, you instantly can start reading the ebook while you have to wait a week to have the printed version shipped. If you pay for faster shipping, the cost of the printed book goes way up.
You say you don’t like reading digital? That is exactly what you are doing right now. Yes, printed books are nice. I love them so much that I have several sitting on one of my many bookshelves that I have never read. They look nice sitting there and I encourage you to buy your print books from me and while you are at it, you can also download the ebook version for when you feel you don’t want to carry the print when you go on vacation.
All of Peter Klein’s vampire novels are now on sale with new book covers for The Dancing Valkyrie and The Vampire Valkyrie.
Currently, Klein has four vampire novels in print and also available as ebooks on Amazon.
It was on May 21 that the new vampire novel – Blood Red Pleasure – became available in print and as ebook.
Blood Red Pleasure is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $3.99 in ebook and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499139659
The Dancing Valkyrie is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1440432198
The Vampire Valkyrie is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1452877793
And God Created Vampires is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1477527451
Also, with the summer tourist season approaching, the guide book to trails and things to do in the Adirondacks of Hamilton County, N.Y., – Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County – is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $4.99 in ebook and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1453608141

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Quite simply, I don’t believe in any supernatural monsters. I believe any creature that did, does or could exist would be natural.
I don’t believe vampires that look human do exist but if they were to exist, then they might be very much like the vampires I write about. This is why one of the titles for my third vampire novel was titled “And God Created Vampires.”
Second main thought in writing these vampire stories is my firm belief that if they were to exist, they would have every right to live as vampires. No apologies. No excuses. Their thoughts would be their thoughts. Their ways would be their ways. Just as a tiger or a wolf have no reason to feel “immoral” because they kill other living creatures, my vampires are not immoral just because they kill humans when they take blood. 

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Apex Review info

Peter Klein Bio

 

Pete Klein was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. where he attended Notre Dame High, Harper Woods. After high school, Pete joined the US Navy and served as a Corpsman in New Port, RI, and Long Beach, CA. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, it was back to Detroit for a year before moving to NYC to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Klein says, “I lived in New York at the right time (mid 60’s) in the Lower East Side (East Village) and enjoyed discovering the city and myself.

In 1968 Klein married Carmen Austin. In 71 they moved upstate where they raised children and Pete worked in the automotive aftermarket as a manufacturer’s rep, traveling all of upstate NY.

Then it was back down to the city for a few years as the sales manager for a firm importing automotive parts and accessories from the Far East.

Missing the country life, Klein moved the family back upstate to the Adirondacks in 1987.

Klein has been living in the Adirondacks for the past 27 years and has been a reporter for the Hamilton County Express for the past 13 years. It was going to work as a reporter that finally moved him to return to his early dream of writing books.

The thought of writing vampire novels came early. After first watching the original Dracula movie, Klein asked his grandmother, a German born and raised in Romania, if there were any truth to the story. The grandmother, being a sensible Catholic, responded, “That’s just foolish superstition.”

But the fascination with vampires didn’t die. Klein says, “I think being Catholic had something to do with the vampire fascination. Here I’m talking about the blood of life, intrinsic to both the story of Jesus and vampires, and the sexual undertones of most vampire stories.

The vampires in Klein’s novels are very different from those in other novels. Here again, Klein believes his Catholic background has much to do with the difference in his novels.

Klein says, “I can enjoy just about any vampire novel or movie but never find any of them in the least bit believable or scary. I figure if there were any chance of vampires being real, they would need to be natural creatures created by God for whatever reason God would create them. Therefore, even though my vampires are extremely dangerous, I do not see them as demons. I tend to view them much as I view any deadly predator. They look and act like the humans they were before they became vampires but they do need blood and take what they need when the need arises.”

In addition to writing for the paper and writing books, Klein also writes book reviews for AllBooks Book Review.

 

Vampire books appear below in order of publication. Other books by Pete Klein follow in order of publication

“The Dancing Valkyrie” (ISBN: 1440432198 | ISBN-13: 9781440432194) begins and ends in the Adirondacks of northern New York. It is the story of a young woman who is an erotic dancer at a topless club in Schenectady, NY, who becomes a vampire while on a hike in the wilds of the Adirondacks.

The novel follows her rapid acclimation into being what she was born to be – a vampire with a lust for both blood and sex, and draws to a conclusion when she meets with a vampire who lives to kill other vampires – and whose name is Van Helsing.

“The Vampire Valkyrie” (ISBN: 1452877793 | ISBN-13: 9781452877792) continues the tale of the vampire Mary Hoffman, a.k.a. Erica, the Dancing Valkyrie, who fights to protect her erotic dance club and her girls from mobsters who want to control her and her club – or kill her if she resists.

A Schenectady City Councilwoman wants to pass legislation to close down or strictly limit the operation of adult businesses, an a upstate crime boss wants control of Mary and her club and a New York City crime family seeks to discredit the upstate crime boss through Mary and her club. Many people die, both the innocent and the guilty, as a result of Mary’s determination to save herself, her girls and her club, while wondering if she should stop being involved with humans and just kill all who infringe upon her freedoms as a vampire.

“And God Created Vampires” (ISBN-13: 978-1477527450 ASIN: B0088YS3CW) is the third vampire novel featuring Mary Hoffman, a.k.a. Erica, who now needs to confront mistakes made as she tries to untangle herself from those mistakes and extricate herself from being under surveillance by both the FBI and CIA.

Who and how many will she need to kill to live freely as a vampire created by God?

“Blood Red Pleasure” (ISBN-10: 1499139659  ISBN-13: 978-1499139655 Blood Red Pleasure continues the story of the young vampire, Mary Hoffman, aka Erica, as she tries to untangle the mistakes she made during her first year as a vampire. Mary and Ana, Mary’s creation and lover, need to decide if they want to rebuild their gentlemen’s club destroyed in a fire or drop all associations with humans in an effort to stop surveillance by the FBI and CIA who regard them as persons of interest in the torching of their club and a competitors club. They also need to decide on the fate of a Schenectady City Councilwoman who is the only human who knows they are vampires, a woman who wants to be part of their love triangle and hopes to help them secure humans for the blood they need. The story follows them from Schenectady to a castle in Romania to a castle in the Adirondacks and all points near and in between. Blood will flow. A professor will become an unwitting terrorist. The innocent and the guilty will die before Mary and Ana are satisfied.

“Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County” (ISBN: 1453608141 | ISBN-13: 9781453608142) is the first published hiking guide aimed only at trails and attractions in Hamilton County, NY.

In addition to being a trail guide, the book offers tips on many outdoor activities, state campgrounds, local chambers of commerce and who to call in an emergency.

“Confession of an Online Male Prostitute” (ISBN: 145374245X | ISBN-13: 9781453742457) is about a middle aged married man whose sex life with his wife has been absent for a number of years. Yearning for some sex but not willing to go to bars or pay for some mutual fun and not yet willing to divorce his wife, he decides the Internet is the safe way to go and works up the nerve to see if he can get anyone to pay him to take off his clothes and perform what amounts to an online peep show.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/PeteKleinVampire

 

https://twitter.com/ravenwolfsmoon

 

http://www.petekleinvampires.com

 

http://youtu.be/CXex2uJ1yuM

 

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Pleasure-Dancing-Valkyrie-Volume/dp/1499139659

 

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Peter Klein’s vampire novels on sale

All of Peter Klein’s vampire novels are now on sale with new book covers for The Dancing Valkyrie and The Vampire Valkyrie.
Currently, Klein has three vampire novels in print and the three are also available as ebooks on Amazon. He is currently working on a fourth vampire novel that should be in print sometime during the summer of 2014.
As the publication date for the new vampire novels nears, Klein will begin offering the three earlier novels as “count down” deals in the Kindle ebook format for Amazon Prime customers.
What this means is that for a limited time the Kindle versions will be on sale for $0.99 for one day and $1.99 for the next day before returning to their regular price of $2.99.
Until then and after then, The Dancing Valkyrie is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1440432198
The Vampire Valkyrie is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1452877793
And the third vampire novel, And God Created Vampires is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $2.99 in ebook is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1477527451
Also, with the summer tourist season approaching, the guide book to trails and things to do in the Adirondacks of Hamilton County, N.Y., – Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County – is available on Amazon at $12.59 in paperback and $4.99 in ebook and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1453608141

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