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The Dancing Valkyrie Paperback – April 23, 2010
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From the Author
The primary thought behind the writing of "The Dancing Valkyrie" was to portray vampires as they might be if they were a natural creation not yet proven to exist. When I decided to write a vampire novel, I wanted my vampires to be of flesh and blood, not demons who are actually dead. This thought tied in with a second idea. I did not want to copy what others had written. If of flesh and blood, and fully alive, my vampires would be able to eat and drink, not be bothered by the sun or crucifixes, and would be able to pass as human. And since I had always felt a bit sorry for fictional vampires being unable to enjoy sex, it was natural for my vampires be fully sexual beings. In fact, sex would become the primary bait they would use to get their prey. To make them as human as possible required limiting my vampires from having supernatural abilities. They could have some talents such as rapidly healing from less than fatal injuries and have some psychic abilities such as mind reading and tricking the eye with hypnosis. But they would not be able to become bats or suddenly move from one end of a room to another. The Adirondack location was picked because there is something mysterious about the place. It is an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of civilization. Hikers and hunters have been lost here without ever being found. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Pete Klein was born in Detroit, Mich. but has been living in upstate New York's Adirondacks for the past 23 years. He is married with three children and two has granddaughters. Klein has been a reporter for the Hamilton County Express for the past seven years and, in addition to having written, the "The Dancing Valkyrie,"has also written an outdoor hiking guide to trails in the Adirondacks, entitled "Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County."
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