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/24-7PressRelease/ - INDIAN LAKE, NY, February 06, 2007 — Pete Klein, author of the recently published novel, "The Dancing Valkyrie," and the hiking guide, "Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County" says spring is coming (believe it or not) and it's time to plan ahead for book signings and readings.
THE DANCING VALKYRIE
"The Dancing Valkyrie," is a vampire novel about a young woman who is a librarian by day and erotic dancer at a topless club in Schenectady by night who has her world turned upside down while taking a hike on the Northville-Placid Trail deep in the wilds of the Adirondack Mountains.
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.
In Germanic mythology, Valkyries were women of mystical beauty and strength who were the guardian angels of the body and the soul. It was they who on the battlefield chose whose life to save and whose souls they would guide up to Valhalla after they were slain on the battlefield.
The book is not for everyone. Author Pete Klein says, "The book is not for those who wouldn't read a vampire novel if it were given to them. It is not for those who become easily offended by explicit sex (mostly lesbian), a plethora of four-letter words and some graphic violence."
Yet behind of all these potentially offensive things and what makes these offensive things necessary to the novel, Klein says, "Is the primary idea I had when writing the book. What might vampires really be like if they were to exist and if they were created by God. Perhaps that is the most offensive thing some will find in the book - and it is there I do mean to offend."
Klein goes on to say, "If there were vampires, if they really were to exist, they would have to be creatures of skin and bone, flesh and blood, and they would have been created by God for whatever reason. I've just never been able to buy into the idea of mystical demons. We ourselves have the capacity for evil. Just look at the news with all the murders, rapes and robberies on display. Who needs demons when we have us?"
But are the vampires in the novel evil?
Klein says, "They have their own standards of what is moral for them. In their belief system, most believe they were created by God when God 'marked' Cain in order to protect him from being killed by humans. Another curious belief shared by most vampires is that it was they who were summoned by God to be the Angels of Death who slew the first born of the Egyptians so that the Jews could escape from Egypt."
The Dancing Valkyrie (ISBN # 1411659651) is listed in Books in Print, Ingram's database in the US; and Bertrams & Gardners, Nielsons Bookdata in the UK.
ADIRONDACK HIKES IN HAMILTON COUNTY
"Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County" (ISBN # 1411675142) 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.
Klein says, "The hikes listed are hikes I have taken with my "hiking buddies," my granddaughters, who have kept me young and have provided me the needed excuse to get out and enjoy the woods. Most of the hiking stories have previously appeared in "The Hamilton County News" where I work as a reporter. Many readers of the paper have suggested over the years that I should put the hiking stories together in book form. and this guide is the result."
The book is scheduled to be reviewed soon by "Adirondack Life" and "The Adirondack Explorer."
Pete Klein, born and raised in Detroit where he attended Notre Dame High, Harper Woods, has been living in the Adirondacks for the past 19 years and has been a reporter for the Hamilton County News for the past four years. He is available for book signings and is already working on the sequel to "The Dancing Valkyrie."
Email Klein at : email@example.com, or write to him at: Peter Klein, 58 Chamberlain Road, Indian Lake, NY, 12842. The phone number is 518-648-0104.
Both books are available through Ingram's database in the US; and Bertrams & Gardners, Nielsons Bookdata in the UK.
Pete Klein is a reporter and author of vampire fiction and Adirondack hiking guides. Call me at 518-648-0104.
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