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Keep in mind that when we are open, we always announce it in our newsletter. Subscribers never miss out!

All Imprints are Currently OPEN to Submissions!

See below for details on each one:

KHP Publishers Inc. is launching a new erotic romance imprint, Scarlet Petals Press. We’re currently open for submissions and will remain open until we feel a sufficient number of submissions have been received.

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Scarlet Petals Press

Currently, all heat levels are being considered. Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Romantic Erotica

• Contemporary (Men in uniform, bad boys, friends with benefits)

• BDSM/S&M

• Gay & Lesbian

• Menage

• Paranormal/Urban Fantasy (Weres, vampires and witches only, please.)

• Historical/Cowboy

• Fairy Tale (Modern setting only, please.)

• Amish

• Pseudo-taboo (Non-blood-related couples only, please.)

We will not publish material with under-aged characters (below 18 years) or any kind of non-were bestiality. Were-creatures must express human characteristics, at least some of the time.

Erotica submissions should still have a strong romantic theme, good characterization and a happily ever after, or, at least, a happily ever after for now ending.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font. Please include if your story is part of a larger series, how much has been written and what your projected series length is. Also include your contact information (real contact for records/payment purposes – to be kept private – plus writing name, address, email, and phone number).

Send your submission to mail@khpbooks.com with a synopsis in the body of the email, and the actual manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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We are also launching a new science fiction imprint! Retro Rocket Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Retro Rocket Press

Acceptable sub-genres of science fiction include:

• Golden Era

• Robots

• Post-apocalyptic

• Superheroes

• Cyberpunk

• Kaiju

• Military SF (in the style of Heinlein/Scalzi/Haldeman)

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Retro Rocket), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 5 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Skullvines Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Skullvines Press

Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Dark/adult humor

• Horror (perverse, grindhouse, cryptozoology)

• Cross-genres outside of the other KHP imprints

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Skullvines), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 5 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Black Death Books is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Black Death Books

Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Gothic/dark horror

• Classic monster tropes

• Urban fantasy

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Black Death), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 5 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Violet Ivy Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Violet Ivy Press

Acceptable sub-genres include, all consisting of romantic elements and a strong female protagonist:

• Paranormal

• Steampunk

• Urban fantasy

• Young adult

• Traditional science fiction

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Violet Ivy), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 5 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Blasphemous Books is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Blasphemous Books

Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Demonology

• Old school witchcraft or magick

• Deals with the Devil

• Dark side of mythology

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 50,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Blasphemous), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 5 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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This review is part of The Werewolf Run to help promote the release of K.H Koehler’s werewolf novel, A Werewolf in Time (Mrs. McGillicuddy #2). Please visit Amazon and Barnes & Noble online for information on ordering a copy of the book for your Kindle or Nook. To see where she’ll be in the next month, visit: http://www.khkoehler.com/the-werewolf-run/

CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)

Hammer Films. The words evoke bright, eye-watering images of blood-slathered damsels in distress, evil Counts and Barons, strained corsets, and hapless villagers being victimized—and often slaughtered—en masse. In the early 1960’s, the Hammer Film studio wanted to crank out films that undermined—or, at the very least, made fun of—the sometimes ridiculously puritanical films being shoveled out by Universal Pictures under the misnomer of “horror.” Universal, like all American film studios from 1930 until 1968, was shackled by the Motion Picture Production Code, which forbid a formidably long laundry list of “indecent” or “immoral” behavior in motion pictures. But the UK, Italy and other countries which were heavily influencing films during the 1960’s, weren’t restricted by such guidelines and so were free to produce films like Curse of the Werewolf, a film that, with its subtle sexuality and not-so-subtle violence, would never have passed approval in America until at least the late 1960’s, when the Motion Picture Production Code began to fail.

Curse of the Werewolf was another film that made the popular circuit of Saturday afternoon matinee channels in my time. I remember it fondly as the “Oliver Reed werewolf movie.” I’d had, and still have, an ongoing crush on the young Oliver Reed, and his moody, almost manic-depressive performance in the movie makes me wish he’d done more Hammer films. But I can only guess that in some ways, Reed, who was a fairly popular leading man at the time, was kind of slumming it a bit by doing the movie. That or someone got him very drunk. I should like to thank that man.

Curse of the Werewolf is roughly based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endor. Following a more literary path toward its storytelling than most werewolf films, it actually starts decades before the real story even begins, with an old beggar being taken in by a cruel marques in 18th Century Spain. He’s used as entertainment for some festivities, and then tossed into a prison and quickly forgotten. During that time, his only contact with the outside world is the jailer and his beautiful, mute (and nameless) daughter. Some fifteen years later, the evil, decrepit marques makes advances on the now adult daughter, but when she rejects him, he throws her to the old, mad beggar, a recipe for disaster. The beggar rapes her and dies.

The girl is released and sent back to entertain the marques (who, frankly, has a few nuts and bolts rolling around his head himself) but manages to kill him before fleeing the castle. Eventually she is found in the forest by the scholar Don Alfredo Corledo and is nursed back to healthy by the kind Don and his housekeeper Theresa. And yet, despite their care, the girls dies some time later while giving birth to a baby on Christmas Day, something Theresa feels is a bad omen. Her fears are quickly realized when the child, adopted by Don Alfredo, cannot even be christened without the somber cry of some hellborn beast ringing out over the village.

The real story starts as the boy, Leon, grows from a child to a man and slowly becomes overwhelmed by his own bloodlust and the curse that has followed him from his birth. He learns that the love of a good woman could theoretically save and redeem him, but it just might not be enough as the man and the wolf battle for dominance over Leon’s body. The interesting twist here is that Leon is cursed through violent circumstances not of his own doing. He was cursed, and damned, before he was ever born. Not many werewolf movies today make use of the older methods of contracting lycanthropy, such as being a child of rape, committing a great act of evil, finding a belt of wolf fur, or drinking water from the paw print of a wolf. The film is unique in that it calls back to the older legends, many of which were long ago mixed-up and confused with similar tropes of witchcraft and vampirism.

Curse of the Werewolf remains one of my favorite Hammer films, and one of my favorite werewolf movies of all time. The complexity of its storytelling and the beautiful, almost garish (and very Hammeresque) sets and filming alone are worth the price of admission.

4 pentacles out of 5.

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X-posted from the KHP Publishers site:

As of December 23, 2011, KHP Publishers (Koehler – Hintz & Partners Publishers, to be specific) is now incorporated, and going forward will be assuming the name KHP Publishers, Inc.

This decision was made for several reasons with the consideration of our maturing business model. Incorporating protects and separates our personal assets from business liabilities, while securing our name in the state we headquarter our operations. It gives our company peace of mind in terms of investments and contractual agreements that we structure on an annual basis.

Our business is constantly evolving. Annual profits for 2011 are up over 50% and operating expenses are down 53% from 2010. Removing our publishing overhead and converting the house to “digital only” have also been contributing factors.

We thank our authors, retailers, and most importantly, our customers for their continued support of KHP Publishers, Inc. We are excited for the new year and our upcoming publications from Black Death Books, Skullvines Press, Blasphemous Books, and Violet Ivy Press, and hope you are, too.


S.D. Hintz

CEO/Editor-in-Chief

KHP Publishers, Inc.

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I just added a new section to the site: Here you’ll find free reads from Louise and her friends. Tasty digital treats for your eyes and mind. Check out Parlee Road from Louise, and The Clockwork Companion from K.H. Koehler. Check back often for new free reads.

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I crawl out from under my rock to bring you tasty treats to feed your eyes and mind. Today’s post is all about clockwork vampires, a steampunk essay, and more contests. First, on with the clockwork vampires and steampunk essay.

I’m pleased as bilberry punch to announce my essay “Steampunk: Modern and Classic Worlds Combined” will serve as the introduction for K.H. Koehler’s ‘Clockwork Companion.’ Huge thanks to Karen for asking me to write the piece. And best of all? ‘The Clockwork Companion’ is FREE! Karen is offering it up as a special treat for readers of ‘A Clockwork Vampire.’

Click the lovely cover above to grab a copy from Amazon. You can also pick up ‘The Clockwork Companion’ from Smashwords and K.H. Koehler’s site. I’ll also be adding a FREE READS section here, this week, and I’ll include ‘The Clockwork Companion’ on the new goodies page.

And if you haven’t grabbed a copy of K.H. Koehler’s ‘A Clockwork Vampire’ yet, what are you waiting for? Click the book cover below to visit the buy/ info page.

Old School Contest

Don’t forget the Old School contest over at vvb32 reads! You’ve only got 5 days left to enter. Clicky the link below for full contest details.

http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-old-school.html

Jessica Frost’s Rogue Contest

My pal Jessica Frost is also having a contest lovers of erotic romance will want to enter. Check it out at The Romance Studio. Clicky the cover below to visit the contest page.

One lucky winner will receive a $30USD Amazon gift certificate! Contest is open until September 30. Get those entries in!

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