Louise Bohmer has over ten years experience in editing and publishing. She edited for Permuted Press, and has edited for many publishers and authors in a variety of genres including general interest, romance, erotica, mystery, horror, and speculative. Her writing experience extends across fiction, ghost writing, ad copy, web content, SEO copy, and press releases. She offers freelance services in editing, book cover design, ghost writing, and ebook as well as print formatting.

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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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Our thanks goes out to Maureen Wozniak for her recent review of Half Life (Anti-Heroes Book 3). Here’s what Maureen had to say about our Anti-Heroes series.

5 stars. “I loved the book! The plot was awsome though the books could have been longer. If you enjoy books wih magic in them then this would be a perfectt book for you. From the diversity of the charachters to the plot that catches your attention this is a gret read” –Maureen Wozniak

Also, thanks to Brittany for her recent review of New Girl (Anti-Heroes Book 1). Here’s Brittany’s thoughts.

5 stars. “Omg this was like really good and everything was perfect except it was like super short to me like seriously.” –Brittany

Thanks for the reviews, readers! We really appreciate hearing how much you’re enjoying the Anti-Heroes serial. And, don’t forget, you can still grab New Girl for FREE at Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords. Just click the link here or book cover below to get your copy now!

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Don’t forget, you can also grab Books 2, 3, and 4 now! Continue your adventures with the Anti-Heroes.





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Shamelessly snagged from Ms. K.H. Koehler’s site.

In January, my partner, Louise Bohmer, and I launched out own editing and graphic design business, called The Job Octopus, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about it today.

Our staff is a complete workforce of artists, editors and professional website builders who are dedicated to making your project stand out from the crowd. Louise and I have over 15 years experience between us as editors and cover designers.

Among the services we offer are:

Book Cover Design
Editing & Copy Editing
Ebook Formatting
Ghostwriting
Logos & Product Branding
Website & Social Media Skins

Our work speaks for itself, and we invite you to explore our services, our staff, and then send us the details of your project using our easy-to-use form.

Our work rates are highly competitive and we deliver professional work in a fraction of the time other editors and cover designers can. We also offer whole package deals for multiple services that can save you even more money.

We work with both indie writers doing it on their own, as well as mid- and large-sized publishers who need work lickety-split. Regardless of where you are in your writing and/or publishing career, you can’t afford to release work that is badly edited or in need of a good cover to boost sales.

Contact us and tell us all about your project. We promise to analyze your project for absolutely free before we quote a fee schedule to you, and you will NEVER encounter hidden costs. Go and do it now and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

We look forward to working with you!
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Please note, readers, you must be over 18 years old to visit Adam & Eve Adult Store. If you are, definitely go take a peek at all the fun toys and other goodies they have available.

My Night at the Plantation

I hadn’t seen him in awhile. We lived in separate cities along the east coast and made the best of our distance by texting each other daily and having phone sex at night. But of course, that wasn’t enough. I needed to see him, wanted to feel the weight of him on top of me and most of all I wanted him to dominate me. His voice and words were great ways to pass the time, but they were just a prelude for what I really wanted.

We picked a meeting point–halfway between his house and mine. It was his parents’ old plantation house that was deep into the country smack dab in the middle of the eastern seaboard. The house had been in the family from the beginning and while he wasn’t in support of it, it once was a home to his ancestors’ slaves, which meant there were slaves quarters, shackles and chains. I was excited.

I prepared for the trip by making a quick stop at Adamandeve.com. We were going to need some rope and I needed some sexy new underwear that would probably come off before he really even saw them. I then packed my bags and headed north; he headed south.

I drove along the long winding country roads, the sun had already indolently slipped away and the fall air was creeping in. I ended up reaching the house before he did. I suppose I may have been speeding. He wasn’t far behind, so I sat and waited in the car, mentally preparing myself for the activities to come.

I could see his headlights from a good mile away. I knew it was him by the way his car hugged the road. I looked in the mirror, patted the eyeliner out from under my eyes and got out of the car. He pulled into the driveway and I leaned up against the trunk of my car. As he got out of the car I suddenly felt nervous. My hands gripped to the back of my bumper and I smiled at him.

He didn’t say hi, he didn’t do anything. He just dropped his bag, picked me up and kissed me. All my nervousness went away in that moment.

We didn’t waste any time. He grabbed his bags and I grabbed mine and we went inside, and went straight to the slaves quarters, which was now merely a bedroom. He asked me where the rope was, so I got it out and handed it to him. He then told me to take off my dress and lay on the bed. He proceeded to tie me into an X and then came the blindfold, his favorite. He liked that I didn’t what was coming next and secretly, so did I. He took his time–he always did–teasing every part of me and getting me beyond excited.

Without the visual of him, it was like I was back in my bedroom, on the phone with him as he breathed dirty things in my ear, but this time it was actually happening. After awhile, the teasing became agonizing, it wasn’t enough, so begged him to take my entirely. It was exactly what he wanted. I felt him come at me slow and deep. And it was exactly what I wanted.

We fell asleep shortly there after listening to the sounds of the country all around us. We had the whole weekend ahead of us…

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Hey folks! We have some new Anti-Heroes for you, and I paid a visit to Brent Kelley’s place for a one question interview. Check it all out below!

Power PlayPower Play (Anti-Heroes Book IV)
Louise Bohmer & K.H. Koehler

About: In Anti-Heroes Book IV: Power Play, the looming threat of the mysterious Devil Man and his horde of gargoyles draws near Sky City, and the kids learn they need to work together, both Supers and Geeks alike, if they have a hope in hell of defeating their enemy. But that’s only if they can keep from killing each other first!

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Excerpt: “What the hell is this?” Jinx said, ripping a sign off the frosted door of their Superhero 101 class. On a sheet of yellow parchment were the words inked in calligraphy: GO TO THE REAR ENTRANCE.
Isaac tore it out of Jinx’s hands and looked it over while the rest of their crew crowded at their backs. The Supers lagged behind at an acceptable distance, everyone dragging their feet on this, their first day returning to Superhero Mentoring 101—with a new teacher none of them had ever met, no less.

Not a one among them was in the mood. The Geeks were still shaken from their encounter with the gargoyles in Witch World the day before, and the Supers were pissed that Mr. Snodgrass was forcing them to return to class alongside their nemeses.

Serena and Nikki jostled each other to see the note while Isaac smirked. “Hey, Blaine, it’s for you, man,” he said, and flung it at the smaller boy standing a few paces away.

Blaine plucked nervously at the long, retro-style 80’s rocker coat he wore. He claimed it was part of his Super costume, but Isaac was pretty sure Elton John had worn a similar coat on one of his tours. He picked up the note, read it, and muttered a few detention-getting words that Isaac didn’t even know the boy knew the definitions of. “Creep, I’m gonna sink your sorry ass,” he said, raising one booted foot menacingly as he prepared to open a sinkhole beneath them all.

Amber shoved to the front and snatched the paper away. “Give it here, shortcake.” She bunted Blaine away with a professionally executed hip throw, then looked it over. “The hell does this mean?”

“Zack knows,” Zoe informed them all as she dogged Amber, precariously carrying a tall stack of books in her arms. They were partly hers and partly Amber’s. When in a bad mood—which was to say all the time—Amber used Zoe as a beast of burden, seeing how the little half-alien girl could carry ten times her own weight.

Zack flinched noticeably at the sound of his name, his feelers drooping despondently. He thought a moment. “There’s a bus waiting in the parking lot to take us to the Sky City Training Facility.”

The Sky City Training Facility?” Amber croaked with excitement.

“How does he know that?” Jinx said, looking bemused.

Amber looked smug. “That’s his power. Zack can predict things a few minutes before they happen. And Zoe reads minds.”

Jinx looked at Amber and blinked at the twins. “Lame.” He headed down the hallway toward the rear entrance, his crew in tow.

True to what Zack had said, a school bus was indeed waiting for them, parked at the curb with the door open and the motor running.

“Field trip!” Nikki cried excitedly, clapping her hands and jumping up and down like a game show contestant. The rest of the kids piled in at a more sedate rate, many muttering less enthusiastic things under their breath.

They were the only ones on the bus.

Serena stopped short at the back of the vehicle and Amber slammed into her, nearly driving her to the floor with her sheer power. “Watch it, headcase,” she said irritably as she took a seat next to Harrison.

Oh, that girl! Serena thought irritably as she stared longingly at the boy who had popped her kissing cherry.

Harrison shrugged apologetically at her as if to say What can you do?

One of these days Amber would meet her match, and then she’d be sorry! Serena was even thinking about being that match, but before she could say or do anything to forward that aim, her attention snapped back around to the bus driver. She recognized him. It was Phillip, from her family’s house!

She waved to him, but he didn’t acknowledge her. Instead, he focused on the road ahead of him as he closed the door of the school bus and let off the brake with a hiss of steam. She stared until he turned his head—somewhat mechanically—and offered her a blank nod. He must be another one of those clockwork creatures, she thought. She searched his mind for some recognition, but he had the brain of a true automaton, programmed for only one purpose. He was definitely not the Phillip from the house, though he was a Phillip…or whatever those clockwork creatures were called.

It didn’t make her feel much better about the trip, but, she figured, if Phillip was behind this, he only meant well, or that was the impression she had gotten from him. Maybe he was taking her to see her family in Witch World. Maybe some of them were alive, somewhere. It was a long shot, she knew, but she couldn’t help herself. She couldn’t help hoping.

She started down the narrow aisle, looking for a seat. The Supers and Geeks had divided the bus in half, Supers on one side, Geeks on the other. On the Geek side, Nikki was sitting with her brother. That left Jinx alone in his seat. Serena thought about taking the seat behind him, but she knew that was childish—and cowardly. She had no reason to hide from Jinx! So she plopped herself down into the seat beside him instead and smiled.

He looked out the window as the bus pulled out of the school parking lot.

“Your hair looks nice,” she told him. “I like the cut.”

Jinx dug out his cell phone and checked it for messages.

“Is your dad still giving you a hard time?” she asked, remembering how Jinx’s dad just wouldn’t leave him alone sometimes, calling him on his cell to taunt him whenever the mood struck him, which was typical of the devil, she supposed.

Jinx ignored her.

“Look,” Serena said, “I don’t want us to be mad at each other anymore. Can we just…I don’t know…call a truce? Agree to disagree on things?”

Jinx put his phone down in his lap and said in a soft voice, “James.” Since the Supers were currently trying to throw cheese puffs at Nikki and Isaac, and both were ducking while the Supers booed them and called them cowards, she didn’t think anyone had heard him.

“James,” Serena said. “What does that mean?”

“My name.” He looked over at her with his stormy amber eyes. “My real name is James. Jinx is just something they called me when I started going to kindergarten because I was so clumsy back then. But my real name is James. I wanted you to know.”

Serena smiled when she realized he was struggling with apologizing. “That’s a nice name. I like that.” He waited, and she finally realized what he was waiting for. “Oh…mine’s still Serena. It’s always been that. I’ve never had a nickname.”

Jinx—James—smiled a little in return. “You look like a Serena.”

“Do you know what a Serena looks like?”

He shrugged and blushed, then looked away and busied himself with his phone. “I guess she looks like you.” Then he frowned. “So are you seeing Harrison again? Did he ask for another date?”

So that’s what this was all about. Serena bit her lip and told the truth. “I don’t know.”

“I don’t like him.”

“Of course you don’t,” she said. “He’s a Super. But maybe you would, if all of you stopped hating all of them all the time.”

“They hated us first!”

Serena bit her lip. “Do you have any idea what the high road is?”

“No…is that something in class?” Jinx said grumpily. “I’m failing history.”

Serena felt her heart fall a little. “You know, I could tutor you, if you want.”

Now he looked angry. “I don’t want to be tutored by an Eggs Benedict!”

“Benedict Arnold.” She sighed, realizing this was useless, and sat back to ride the rest of the way in silence.

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BK-New-Author-Pic-112111 And surf on over to Brent Kelley’s place to check out a one question interview with myself and tons of other authors. Click on Brent’s pic or the link to go forth. Beware of phoogobs!

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