Indian Lake, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2011
Pete Klein, Hamilton County author, is now available for book signing and readings of his books: the horror novels, "The Dancing Valkyrie" and “The Vampire Valkyrie,” and the hiking guide, "Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County." The books are now available through online retailers in print and digital form, and are available at many stores in and near the Adirondacks.
THE DANCING VALKYRIE
With "The Dancing Valkyrie" (ISBN # 9781411659650) Klein is breaking new ground in the popular horror genre - the vampire novel.
"The Dancing Valkyrie" is the story of a young woman who is an erotic dancer at a topless club in Schenectady, NY, who, while on a hike in the wilds of the Adirondacks, is seduced by a female vampire over 500 years old (but doesn't look a day older than 25) who turns her into a vampire.
The novel follows the erotic dancer's 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 the real Van Helsing, a vampire who lives to kill other vampires.
Klein says, "I became fascinated with vampire stories in grade school when I first saw the original movie "Dracula" on TV. My interest deepened because my grandparents on my father's side came to this country from Romania, the country in which both the real and the fictional Dracula came from."
Reading Dracula the novel in his early 20's made Klein see the story was deeply erotic.
Klein says, "When I found Anne Rice and her vampire novels, I felt someone was finally seeing beyond the cli' ches that had developed over the years. But I still was not fully satisfied. I felt that if there really were vampires, they could not possibly be demons. They would have to be of flesh and blood. They would have to be a unique creature not yet captured or studied by humans."
"The Dancing Valkyrie" was the result - with vampires of flesh and blood.
Initial reports from readers say, "This is a real page-turner."
THE VAMPIRE VALKYRIE
"The Vampire Valkyrie" (ISBN # 9780615258157) continues the tale of the vampire Mary Hoffman, aka 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 freedom as a vampire.
ADIRONDACK HIKES IN HAMILTON COUNTY
"Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County" (ISBN # 9781411675148} 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 Express" 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."
Pete Klein has been living in the Adirondacks for the past 23 years and has been a reporter for the Hamilton County Express for the past nine years. He is now available for book signing and is already working on the sequel to "The Vampire Valkyrie."
Email Klein at : ravenwolfpublishing(at)gmail(dot)com or write to him at: Peter Klein, POB 116, Indian Lake, NY, 12842. The phone number is 518-648-0104.
The books are available for wholesale through Ingram's and other wholesale distributors.