"The characters are well-drawn
and we sympathize with them as their loyalties are torn between two
worlds. Because the story spans such a great deal of time and introduces
so many characters from different generations I did at times forget the
genealogy, but the threat to the characters was always high. Often the
effects of the curse were gruesomely described. I would recommend The
Black Act to readers who enjoy epic fantasy. I'm looking forward to the
next book from this author."
-Kate Jonez, author of Candy House and Ceremony of Flies
"Louise Bohmer has created a powerful story, set in a captivating world with a host of compelling characters. The author meshes elements of fantasy and horror with an ease that is inspirational. The Black Act is a thoroughly enriching read."
-Rio Youers, author of Mama Fish, Everdead, and End Times
"The Black Act is very, very good! It sort of walks a literary tightrope between Octavia Butler and Orson Scott Card.... I find high fantasy of any kind difficult to keep my attention over the long haul, and once a book starts getting into high magicks my eyes usually start glazing over, but this is doing an admirable job of keeping me fixed on it."
-Karen Koehler, author of the Mrs. McGillicuddy series
"The Black Act is a beautiful tale, beautifully written. Louise Bohmer places her pot squarely on the pile and begins cooking immediately. The aromas in her kitchen are familiar--a hint of J.R.R. Tolkien, a trace of Geoge R.R. Martin, and a whiff of Ursula K. LeGuin--ah, but when you taste this delicious stew, you'll find a fresh recipe with plenty of meat and potatoes. There's a new Chef in town, and I'll be the first in line for seconds!"
-Michael Knost, editor of Writers Workshop of Horror
About the Author
Louise Bohmer has over eight years experience in editing and publishing.
She edits 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. Her latest release is the Anti-Heroes serial written
with K.H. Koehler (Anti-Heroes Press) and you can read her short
fiction in Detritus (Omnium Gatherum), The Red Penny Papers, and Old
School. Plus her debut novel, The Black Act, is now available once again
in serial form. She offers freelance services in editing, book cover
design, ghost writing, and ebook as well as print formatting. She loves
to hear from her readers via email and reviews. Her home base is New
Brunswick, Canada, where she lives with a tattooed giant. You can pay
her a visit at louisebohmer.com or email her at