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Even though the owner still hasn’t paid the authors, the money that they are owed, OMP is still in operation. Their coming soon page, shows a release for May, by an author called ‘Essence’. You can also purchase any of the books listed on the site. Books by authors who haven’t seen a penny from the sale of their work, I suspect.

Author Crusader posted the following e-mail that she received, on her blog in March:

“Noemi is Essence and has a book with Loose id today, did you know that? She has not gone away and has books coming with Siren press too! She has not gone underground, she is still around and not paying people. She is rediculous!!! These companys know who she is but don’t care. I heard this info last year after she closed and cheated the authors. I hope you can get her!!!”

Basically Noemi is the owner of OMP and she managed to get away with sneakily closing the company down, and disappearing for months on end, without a word to her authors.

I think I’ve come across her before actually. I seem to remember that she brazenly posted an excerpt of a story she’d written on another author’s Yahoo List. I recall at the time thinking that the woman couldn’t write for toffee, and that she’d never get published. I think I said as much to the Yahoo owner. Big effing sigh.

This woman is not the kind of person you want to trust your work or your credit card with.

Talk about unscrupulous.

Let me just say, that any fool, who A, buys from Ocean’s Mist Press, and B submits to them, deserve everything they get.

Just sayin’

By the way, apparently Noemi has at least five pseudonyms, so she may have penned the majority of the books on the site herself.

Via ERECsite


  • Anon
    May 5
    11:55 pm

    Speaking of, no Lyrical Press reviews from you yet? *g*


  • Speaking of, no Lyrical Press reviews from you yet? *g*

    Are you kidding, I’ve given that wench enough free publicity.


  • Jolie
    May 6
    2:14 am

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for drawing attention to this. I don’t want OMP to abuse any more authors. I’ve been talking to my attorney. My books need to be removed and I’m sure there are others.

    Jolie du Pre


  • It is as bad as Silk’s. They disappeared but are back up again too.

    I hope you get your books back, Jolie. That sucks.


  • Jade James
    May 7
    1:05 pm

    Noemi being Essence is news to me, but I’m not surprised. Three years ago when she started the company, I subbed to her. I didn’t see payment for months, until I waged a single handed war with her on my blog.

    Her response, “I don’t know why she’s doing this to me.” Bullshit you knew why, and when I confronted other authors who weren’t paid, to back me up, all of them declined. Still, I moved on and finally saw a couple of hundred dollars, before she removed my books from her site permanently. She ignores emails, ignores phone calls, and just basically she’s a stealing low down piece of s***

    She’s a conniving snake, and I only wish authors would’ve listened to me back then.


  • Jade,

    I want to apologize for not listening to you back then. I was an idiot for trusting Noemi and it was a good lesson for me in life. I hope I never make this type of mistake again.


  • Jolie, no apology is necessary. We all live and learn. It took me a while to see the truth about Silk’s Vault, before I removed any of my books.

    I’m not saying it works for everybody, but since I didn’t have money for a lawyer, I made my fight public with OMP. I made sure that everywhere Noemi was (blogs, yahoo groups, discussion lists)that everyone knew how dirty she was. And one of the reasons why I did that, was because I had emails with proof on how shady Noemi is.

    This experience proved to me that you couldn’t trust all publishers. So I made it a point to submit to publishers that have been around for a while, that have proven there professionalism in many ways.

    I wish you good luck, Jolie in getting your work back. It truly sucks that we authors have to deal with snakes like this.


  • […] all her authors on their royalties.  It’s also being reported by the EREC blog and Karen Know’s Best, that Loose Id and Siren have signed this woman and are releasing books by her too.  I have to […]

  • Hello, We want to set the record straight with regards to Essence. Essence does not write for Siren Publishing. We dropped her on March 25th once we discovered she faked her legal name in her signed contracts. Rest assured, we do not support misconduct in this industry where we value our authors and our readers. Sincerely, Diana DeBalko (aka Amanda Hilton), Publisher, Siren-BookStrand, Inc., http://www.sirenbookstrand.com


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