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The Vampire Valkyrie
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"The Vampire Valkyrie" takes off where "The Dancing Valkyrie" concluded and resumes the tale of young female vampire who just may become the most dangerous vampire in vampire fiction to date.
The new novel,"The Vampire Valkyrie," by Adirondack author Pete Klein, is the story of a young woman who is an erotic dancer at a topless club she owns in Schenectady, NY.

Indian Lake—August 5, 2008 — A vampire like no other, "The Vampire Valkyrie" continues the tale of 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.
The new novel is now available at www.lulu.com/ravenwolfpublish and will soon be listed in Books in Print, Ingram's database in the US; and Bertrams & Gardners, Nielsons Bookdata in the UK and at most popular online book sellers from Japan, the US and Canada, and the UK, France and Germany.
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 wanted to probe deeper by developing vampires, not demons, created by God for whatever reason God might want to create vampires. They would have to be of flesh and blood. They would have to be a unique creature not yet captured or studied by humans. Mary was the result, a vampire more deadly than any vampire I have read about in books or seen in the movies - deadly but strangely moral in the ways of a vampire."