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Hello, writers! Welcome to the July 2018 newsletter of Passionate Ink, the erotic romance chapter of Romance Writers of America. It's a big month for our chapter, so read on!

In This Issue:

A Message from Our President

Nikki PrinceWelcome to the lovely month of July! I hope you're making time for writing as well as self-care, as they’re both important! For those of you going to RWA18 in Denver, have a blast, and if you're not...have a blast no matter what you do!
Nikki Prince
PIRWA President 2018

 Time's Running Out to Buy Online Tickets For the Passionate Ink Party!

Friday, July 20, 2018 / 8–10 pm

Less than one week left until the Passionate Ink Annual Party at the RWA18 Conference! Buy your tickets online by July 18 to take advantage of discounts.

After July 18, you’ll only be able to buy tickets at the door for $35.

We could use some extra hands the night of the party! If you’d like to volunteer, email Trinity Blacio.

Celebrate the Winners of the 2018 Passionate Plume!

We’re getting very excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Passionate Plume Contest at the Passionate Ink Annual Party on July 20 at RWA2018. See the list of finalists here.

Sign Up for the 2019 Passionate Ink Anthology!

Passionate Ink AnthologyInterested in submitting a story for the very first Passionate Ink Anthology?

We’re looking for sizzling erotic romance stories of up to 7,500 words on the theme “Valentine’s Day.”

Whether you’re a new or experienced writer, we encourage you to submit the interest form by August 1 and your story by September 1READ MORE >>

Member New Releases

Want to see your new release here? Send your title, release date, cover image (350 x 500 pixels, .JPG), a description of up to 100 words, and your author website URL to

Congratulations to the following Passionate Ink authors who have released books in the past month!


Her Desert Prince

Desert Destiny Series (Book 1)

By Marie Tuhart
Release Date: June 18, 2018

Better to Marry Than to Burn Catherine Taylor has the opportunity to work in the small middle eastern country of Bashir to create a mural for the children's ward. She embraces the chance to meld her love of children and art. She isn't ready for the instant passion from the moment she meets crown prince.

Malik al-Hakim has been raised with the purpose of someday becoming the king. Nothing prepared him for the instant lust when he sees Catherine. Malik pursues her, but political intrigue places her in danger. He'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, no matter how hard she tries to fight their fate.  


Her Stepbrothers are Cowboys

By Trinity Blacio
Release Date: June 24, 2018

Cheating the DevilThey were called Death Riders—cowboys and shifter mustangs.

Landon and Cody thought they were prepared for anything, but not for the red-haired bombshell that happened to be their stepsister and mate. There was something about her, and what they saw raised the supernatural powers inside of them. Death would not claim their mate, even if over 200 bloodsuckers were hunting for her and her mother.

Haven was a schoolteacher, but her quiet world had been turned upside down when she saw her father murdered, leaving her and her mother to escape into the night. Haven never expected her mother to find another mate or that her stepfather would be the father of two of the hottest men she had ever seen.

The trio came together to end the threat against her life, but were surprised by another entity that destroyed the enemy and then claimed to be their fourth.

Dillon's Dare

Last Chance Series (Book 5)

By Lexi Post
Release Date: June 28, 2018

Catering to His DemandsDillon Hatcher has no use for the many socialites his mother keeps throwing at him, but when one of them takes it upon herself to drop into his life, he's hard pressed to ignore her.

Just as he thinks he's figured out how he feels about her, fate intervenes, making his decision for him, whether he likes it or not.

The Tiger Queen

By Raisa Greywood
Release Date: June 29, 2018

I'm the last of the Andreyev tigers. My species is extinct, except for me. The devastating solar storms a hundred years ago saw to that. I am empress of a dying empire.

Aliens from a place called Ximera offer safe haven for humans. They want mates and offer fresh air and green space. It's very tempting, and my tiger is hungry. My mate is arresting. Not human, but his otherness excites me. His fathomless brown eyes bore into my soul, and I want him. And I don't give a rat's ass about who I have to eat to get him.

Vordol’s Vow

By Dena Garson
Release Date: July 3, 2018
A long time ago, Vordol Silveira learned that if he wanted to become the best bodyguard in the galaxy he needed to keep everyone except his brothers at arm’s length. That vow served him well until he runs into the now grown-up daughter of his former mentor while working a security job aboard the LS Quantum.

Pitannah Lorento is a Quantum waitress who dreams of winning this year’s intergalactic burlesque competition in order to pay for her mother’s expensive medical treatment. Seeing Vordol again brings back years of unfulfilled desires – a distraction she doesn’t need. Yet, she’s no longer an awkward teenager and he is sexier than ever.

Vordol’s client’s safety has always come first but when Pitannah is threatened, his heart demands he make her priority. If he somehow manages to keep them both safe through the competition, his vow may become obsolete.

10 Questions: Riley Long

Welcome to 10 Questions! Each month, we’re going to talk to a different member of Passionate Ink and ask them 10 questions about their writing and interests.

Today we’re talking with Riley Long, the author of the steamy MM erotic romance books Night Shift, Falling Apart and Another ShotREAD MORE >>

If you’d like to participate in 10 Questions, please email

Welcome New Members!

A warm welcome to the following writers who joined Passionate Ink in May 2018:

Sarah Leyton
Amy Schaffer
Lauren Smith 

For links to their websites, please visit our Members page!  

Workshops Update: Director Needed

IWe’d love to offer more courses like April’s Developing Social Media Skills and Live Programming, but we need a Workshops Director (or Directors!) to help organize them! Interested? We will train you! Please reach out with any questions about this important role.

Pitch Your Work to Agents and Editors

We’ve got a great lineup for more pitches later this year to Changeling Press, Dreamspinner Press, Entangled Publishing and more, so there’s no time to waste. Grab this chance to bypass the general “submissions@” line.

Get in front of eager and relevant industry-leading agents and editors for your chance on the digital (or print) bookshelves! READ MORE >>

Member Resources

PI is only as strong as its members, so please don’t hesitate to make the most of your Chapter. Here are just a few of the ways to get involved.

Network with published authors in your genre

Take advantage of a special PI, members-only benefit and join us on the Passionate Ink Forum. Share your news, meet with the movers and shakers of the genre, pitch your work directly to editors and agents, view special chats with experts in the field, and help us keep our community vibrant. 

Join our Facebook group

Join PI's members-only Facebook group, Passionate Inkers. Hang out and chat with us, share your successes, frustrations, tips, and tricks, and get to know your chapter!

Volunteer for our chapter!

There are several ways to volunteer, whether assisting with the Passionate Plume contest or helping us out at the PI Party at RWA’s annual conference. Please email to learn how you can help.

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