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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Hey folks. Not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve pinched this from the KHP Books Submissions page to spread the word.

Violet Ivy Press is currently closed to submissions.

However…

Our imprints Black Death Books, Skullvines Press, and Blasphemous Books are open for submissions for the month of October, 2011. Please be sure you have read and understood the guidelines completely before submitting your manuscript for consideration.

Submission details for all imprints:

In your introductory email, include your full name, contact info, name of work and genre, a short synopsis of your work, and a brief bio. Include as an attachment a brief 1-3 page synopsis and the first ten double-spaced pages of the work. Please submit all this in ONE document. This document should be double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font and MUST include your name, full contact info and genre. Please put your name, page number and name of work on EVERY page of your submission. Do not include pictures, illustrations or any special formatting, fonts or characters in your submission. Do not submit in any other format than DOC or RTF. Suspect attachments will be deleted.

Since your submission may pass through many hands, it is imperative that you follow these guidelines or we will be forced to reject your project without reading it. Your project MUST be completed at the time of your submission.

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Black Death Books

What Black Death Books wants: dark, gothic, extreme horror and urban fantasy.

Length: 30-100k long. Word counts are firm.

Response time: 6-8 weeks

Email: send an email to mail@khpbooks.com with the subject line:

‘BDB Submission: [name of your book] by [your name]’

BDB submissions with no subject line or with subject lines that are suspect will likely be sent to spam heaven without being read.

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Skullvines Press


What Skullvines Press wants:
grindhouse horror, dark/adult humor, non-fiction and cross-genres that don’t necessarily “fit” anywhere else.

Length: 30-100k long. Word counts are firm.

Response time: 6-8 weeks

Email: send an email to mail@khpbooks.com with the subject line:

‘SVP Submission: [name of your book] by [your name]’

SVP submissions with no subject line or with subject lines that are suspect will likely be sent to spam heaven without being read.

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Blasphemous Books

What Blasphemous Books wants: all things that might be considered unholy or… blasphemous. Topics include – but are not limited to – deals with the Devil, demons, old school witchcraft or magick, and the dark side of mythology.

Length: 30-100k long. Word counts are firm.

Response time: 6-8 weeks

Email: send an email to mail@khpbooks.com with the subject line:

‘BB Submission: [name of your book] by [your name]’

BB submissions with no subject line or with subject lines that are suspect will likely be sent to spam heaven without being read.

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Please note: we are not interested in publishing children’s literature, chapbooks, poetry, comics/graphic novels or anything that smacks of fanfiction. We will not publish anything that infringes on another author’s universe, unless you and the author are working together and you are authorized to write the book. No short story collections.

We are looking for work that is both commercial and original, but not duplicates of what’s “hot” on the market right now. We’re afraid that with the volume of submissions we receive, books that do not follow these guidelines must be rejected without further consideration.

Who we’re looking for:

Both new and established authors. You do not need an agent to submit, but if you have one, you are welcome to have your agent submit your project for you.

What you get:

If we choose to publish your work, you will be contracted for ebook rights. You will receive 50% net royalties for every sale and your book will see distribution on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, and elsewhere. You will never be charged any kind of fee, and you may dissolve your contract at any time and for any reason.

If you would like additional information, please contact us.

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Throughout the month of October, Gef Fox will be hosting the return of the Monster Movie Marathon. He’ll have tons of great content and a giveaway to help readers celebrate the month of Halloween.

Yours truly is happy to be a part of the Monster Movie Marathon, with my contribution about Monster Squad and classic monster love. Check out the full line up below, cross-posted from Gef’s blog. On October 11, I’ll post a reminder, so you can surf over to the monster marathon and read my entry.

Monster Movie Marathon

Oct. 7th – Monster Movie Marathon Giveaway: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Oct. 8th – my review of the Norwegian film Trollhunter

Oct. 9th – my review of the third novel in Jonathan Maberry’s Pine Deep trilogy, Bad Moon Rising

Oct. 10th – Carol Weekes, author of Terribillis and The Color of Bone

Oct. 11th – Louise Bohmer, author of The Black Act

Oct. 12th – Tim Marquitz, author of Armageddon Bound,

Oct. 13th – Michelle from TheMidnyte Reader

Oct. 14th – Tim McGregor, screenwriter and author of Bad Wolf

Oct. 15th – my review of the animated kids movie Monsters Vs. Aliens

Oct. 16th – my review of Steve Vernon’s middle-grade novel, Sinking Deeper

Oct. 17th – Mark A. Gunnells, author of Asylum

Oct. 18th – Peter from TheMan Eating Bookworm

Oct. 19th – Rosey from Rosey’s Review

Oct. 20th – Amy Grech, author of Blanket of White

Oct. 21st – Eva from Darkeva’s Dark Delights

Oct. 22nd – my review of the SyFy original movie Dinocroc Vs. Supergator

Oct. 23rd – my review of Cherie Priest’s historical horror nove, Those Who Went Remain There Still

Oct. 24th – Velvet from vvb32reads

Oct. 25th – Ryan from Wordsmithsonia

Oct. 26th – Zoe E. Witten, author of Peter the Wolf

Oct. 27th – Jennifer from Book Den

Oct. 28th – Michael West, author of Cinema of Shadows

Oct. 29th – my review of the Hammer Films classic, The Mummy

Oct. 30th – my review of Jeff Strand’s body horror thrillride, Benjamin’s Parasite

Oct. 31st – Monster Movie Marathon Wrap-Up

Nov. 1st – Giveaway winners announced

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Like the white rabbit, I’m late. But you forest visitors are probably used to that by now. It takes a while for this slithery rock dweller to emerge from my mountain of electronic paper. Every now and again, someone needs to poke me with a stick so I remember to come up for air and socialize with you good people. Today, we have the Old School contest winner announcement.

Congrats to Angie Leger, vvb32 reads Old School contest winner! Angie picks herself up an ebook copy of this traditional horror anthology filled with tales of terror from yours truly, David Dunwoody, Horace James, Natalie Sin, Jackie Gamber, Gregory L. Hall, R. Scott McCoy, and poems from Zombie Zak. Check out the Books From Louise page for more information on Old School, feast your eyes on the trailer, and clicky the links to purchase Kindle or print copies, plus other formats.

Random Rambles – Life And All That Rot

In an effort to keep this blog updated on a regular basis, give you some content to keep you all happy, every now and again I’ll inject a bit of anecdotal rambling into blog posts. I don’t know if readers really dig this or not, but I figure you might. If you’re bored to tears, you can always tell me to stop.

August was a bit crazy. For those of you who don’t know, hubby and I live with my mom-in-law and gran-in-law. We’d like to get a place of our own, and sell this place, but for the time being mom-in-law can use the help with gran-in-law. She’s got Alzheimers and Glaucoma. My mom-in-law isn’t in the best of health, so taking care of gran-in-law can be hard on her. We help out.

Anyway, gran-in-law took a tumble recently, and had to go to the hospital. (If you check out my Facebook, you’ll see what a kerfuffle that was with the NB medical system. Methinks a few people in Sussex Regional Hospital need their arses kicked, but that’s violent, and I won’t condone that. I’ll just kill them in a book. I’m digressing…) The final word is she did have a stroke, albeit a mild one. She was probably dehydrated too, so we’re trying to get her to drink more.

Good news followed chaos, thankfully. Hubby got a job at a local restaurant, cooking full time. It’s a little place called The Blue Bird, and he’s already having a great time. He went to cooking school, just didn’t quite complete his apprenticeship (so isn’t a papered chef). He got the job on the day of the interview, which was very cool. While he was supposed to start part time, he was quick and good enough the boss already bumped him to full time. This couldn’t come at a better time, what with Christmas / Yule just around the corner. Universe smiles on us. (Yeah, I’m anthropomorphizing. So sue me.) He even has a fellow metal head to work with. Of course, this makes him happy. He’s been busy downloading tunes to the ipod to take to work. (Cooks and metal and Libras–always in my life. I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Hmmmm…)

In my world beneath the rock, I’ve got two books on the editing hotplate. Writing is going well on the paranormal erotic romance. Plot and characters are fleshing out nicely. The other day, words flowed so well it almost wrote itself. I do love those writing sessions. I’ve been putting away no less than 1000 words over the last three days. My co-author is busy writing another chapter of our steampunk erotic romance collaboration. And I’ve just started re-drafting / re-outlining the dark humor dystopian. Had to make some corrections to plot aspects that just wouldn’t fly. Much tighter now, I think. I have to start the new beginning I’ve mapped out soon.

So if I’m quiet on Twitter and Facebook, it’s just because I’m neck deep in words–mine or someone else’s. Speaking of which, I better get back to the editing. Coffee, I hear its lovely call, and I must fill my cup. Hope September is treating you well, friends. Before I go, in the spirit of reoccurring themes in my life, here’s some Lizzy Borden for you:

*slithers back under the rock*

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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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