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Hi Passionate Inkers,

Your board is here to serve you in anyway we can and we are always looking for members to run for board positions. Are you tech savvy? Do you know how to run MailChimp like a boss? Is Twitter your thing? Or maybe you would enjoy managing the Passionate Plume contest.

Whatever it is that you like, I’m sure there is a seat on the board for you. We are winding down the year and elections will start in December. As of this writing, New Years Eve is in 112 days. There I said it. And the way my days have been flying by that 112 days will feel like 90! Election ‘round-up’ usually starts at the end of November, beginning of December so people have time to get to know the members running and vote for their choice.

Board seats begin in January and one of the things RWA has been hard at work doing is making Chapter Leadership tools/training easily available for members who are wanting to run and/or that get elected—who may have little to no experience or need a refresher.

Passionate Ink is as strong as its members—It’s yours. It’s here because YOU are here and it cannot run without your help. I urge you to run for a seat.

Happy writing! I hope you are getting lots of words in and selling lots of books!
Ashley 

Ashley Bostock
President, Passionate Ink

Member Monthly Momentum

Are you caught up on our monthly series to improve your author brand? Some highlights.

  • We are looking for volunteers to take over the Monthly Momentum. Please contact communications@passionateink.org, or reach out to Barbra Campbell through our facebook page or email barbra@barbracampbell.com.

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Member Milestones and Good News

Congratulations!!!

Amber Anthony hit their 10 book milestone. 
 

HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE? Did you make PAN status? Hit a publishing milestone? Placed in a contest? Email communications@passionateink.org to be featured in next month's newsletter.


Passionate Ink is having a Virtual conference November 2-6.
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Spotlight on Our Members

 
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Meet:  Janet Burnett 

 
The Redemption book coverJanet Burnett has been writing since she was in elementary school, most likely, as a result of her shyness. She attended a writer’s panel Harlequin sponsored and listened to Nora Roberts and Dixie Browning speak on writing romance and staying committed. She counts that as the moment she realized writing was real, and not a fantasy. It could be more than a daydream. 

When Janet is not writing romantic suspense and paranormal, she enjoys knitting, cross stitch, stained glass projects and working for a living. 

Janet’s greatest strength is writing dialogue.  “I feel I can convey character through speech pretty well,” she says.  She finds that description tends to be her writing pitfall.  To the newbie writer she says, “Write!  It’s a habit I’ve struggled to create, but write every single day without editing and without second guessing yourself.  Leave that for after you’re done.”  She thinks her inner critic must thrive on chocolate and bad choices because he’s gotten stronger over the years and actively interferes. 

If Janet had a parrot as a writing partner he would be screeching out, “Bandit! Stop chewing on your foot!” or “I’ll start in just a minute!”  Janet lives in Alabama, USA.

Meet:  Ryan T. Osborn

 
The Redemption book coverRyan T. Osborn was first inspired to write by his best friend’s mother, who used to write to pass the time.  When he was growing up in the 90’s he came out as being gay and after reading his grandmother’s and mother’s paperback romances, hunted for gay romances. However in the ’80s and 90’s gay romances never ended with a HEA which was disheartening.  So, in High School and college he started writing them and wrote 3 young adult gay romances with HEA’s. Ryan writes m/m erotic and steamy romantic suspense thrillers. With his friend Roy Bates, he writes under the pen name David Camily, Steamy Romantic Comedies.   

When not scribbling out stories, Ryan enjoys crocheting, listening to audio books and audio dramas, baseball, and Tabletop Role-playing games. To the newbie writer, Ryan offers, “Don’t give up on your dream to be a writer.  Writing is a continuous process.” He states that his greatest strengths as a writer are plot and character development.  His biggest challenges as a writer are his spelling and grammar. He uses programs such as Grammarly and Smart Edit Writer, to help, and makes use of a critique partner whenever he can.  Ryan currently resides in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.

If Ryan had a parrot for a writing partner, it would be saying, “What the fuck do you think your writing?”

Member New and Upcoming Releases


Want to see your new release here? Send your title, release date, cover image (300 x 450 pixels, .JPG), a description of up to 100 words, and your author website URL to communications@passionateink.org.

Congratulations to the following Passionate Ink authors on their new releases!

The Pool Boy

By Nikki Sloane
Release Date: August 11, 2020


The Redemption book coverNothing says happy birthday like catching your husband in a compromising position with his boss.   His male boss.

Why, hello, midlife crisis. I'm starting over, but this time I'm doing it right. Or at least I'm doing what I want.

Taking the day off from work to hang out poolside? Yup. Do I leave the swimsuit in my house? Sure.

Does my very hot, twenty-something pool boy happen to catch me naked? Oh, yeah, he does. And he likes what he sees... a lot.

My best friend keeps telling me to have a fling and get back out there. But I'm not so sure she meant for me to do it with her son.
 
 

The Invitation: An Art and Discipline Story Short 

By Regina Kammer
Release Date: September 8, 2020


The Redemption book coverIn Victorian London, a lovelorn fifty-three-year-old widow discovers she is the muse for a young artist.

Widowed, middle-class, and past her prime, Leonora Aldbury is unwelcome amongst Victorian England’s upper crust and denied the opportunities society can bring — including romantic attachments. She aches for sensual fulfillment, and fantasizes about a young artist who sketches in London’s National Gallery. At a chance meeting, the artist offers Leonora an intriguing invitation. Will she risk respectability for a chance at love?


“The Invitation”, a short story of 3,946 words, is set in the same Victorian world as Regina’s Art & Discipline series.
 

Seduced By A Little White Lie

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: September 18, 2020


The Redemption book cover
Dad's best friend?

Forbidden romance?

Workplace relationship?

Mistaken identity?

Or just an office full of sexual tension...


Whatever you're looking for, be prepared for this little white lie to seduce you.

dirty-sweet, insta-love, short story romance!  

Lonely Eyes

By Bernadette Jones
Release Date: September 22, 2020



The Redemption book coverThere is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail…Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado—one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa Thi, she rouses more than just trouble.

Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.
 
But she’s come to the right place.

He’s the monster hunter.

Grow Old Along With Me

By Ryan T. Osborn
Release Date: August 27, 2020


The Redemption book cover
A Bittersweet Love Triangle. 

Full of the grief of loss, uncommon grace, hope for a new beginning, and told in lyrical form. "Grow Old Along With Me" is the story of Papa and Daddy. Two men who find their illicit love affair brought into the light of day by a dying man's request.

https://lordshiningstarr1.wixsite.com/ryantosborn

Full Metal

By Eve Lyn
Release Date: August 17, 2020


The Redemption book cover
Hayes Stark, lead singer for the band Full Metal, wants sultry bandmate Charm Belrose in his bed—yesterday.
 
Charm uses men to get what she wants, but her growing desire for Hayes has her on a collision course with career suicide.
 
When their bickering and fighting transforms into a lusty rendezvous, they must decide whether to follow their hearts or risk their careers.
 

Belle's Curves

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: August 17, 2020


The Redemption book coverBelle--
Shaking things up was my superpower. So when I managed to shag the professor I’d obsessed over by telling a white lie, it’s no surprise there were repercussions. But despite school policy, I wasn’t about to let the best sex of my life be a one-time thing.

Professor Lewis--
One more boring back-to-school soiree and one more tedious semester before I finished my probationary period from a dropped sexual harassment claim. I’d be eligible for promotion to department head. I was so close. Then I met Belle and all of her curves.

dirty-sweet, insta-love, short story romance!  

Hot for the Pilot

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: August 12, 2020


The Redemption book coverBrandi - All I had to do was get a pilot to make a statement about a top-secret event, details optional. It hadn't seemed difficult until I fell for him and found myself struggling to decide if I was more interested in doing my job or landing the pilot.

Idris - I wouldn't let anything get in the way of serving my country. Then my fellow pilot disappeared and a hack reporter had too much information. She also had my heart. How could I use her resources without putting her in danger?
 
dirty-sweet, insta-love, short story romance!  

The Sicilian's Betrayal 

By Cindy Redding 
Release Date: August 12, 2020


The Redemption book coverThe Sicilian’s Betrayal
Elizabeth Ferguson comes face to face with Ricardo DiMarco, the Sicilian billionaire she despises. Years before, Ricardo, took her innocence, used her, and tossed her out of his life. Now, Liz must keep her secret from the man she loved.

Ricardo never stopped lusting for Liz, who left him to marry another. Finding her single and working in a jewelry store, Ricardo devises a tantalizing revenge, to have her at his mercy for as long as he wants.

Getting her fired and seducing her with his expert touch is only the beginning. She won’t slip through his fingers this time.
 

Finding the Mountain Man 

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: August 1, 2020


The Redemption book coverHeading back home to the mountains should have been a simple trip to see my brothers. I’d escaped the rugged lifestyle as soon as I was old enough. The last thing I planned on doing was giving my heart to a mountain man. Then I met Neil.

Neil – I was making my dream of living in the mountains come true. Life was hard but simple, and I didn’t want it any other way. Then Bailey came to visit her brothers and I couldn’t stop myself from falling for her.

Was there any way to make it work when we wanted entirely different lifestyles?

 
dirty-sweet, insta-love, short story romance!  

Casting A Spell 

By P.E. Kavanagh
Release Date: July 1, 2020


The Redemption book coverGetting outed as a witch is the worst thing that's ever happened to Libra. The last straw? The big, dumb bodyguard who thinks he can protect her from a witch-hating gang. As if.

Ash has one foot out of the life he’s grown to hate. One more
job--guarding the most powerful Magical in the country—and he’s
done. He can handle her crappy attitude, but he’s pretty sure she’s
put a spell on him, because he can’t stop thinking about her.

Working together might be their only hope. Becoming lovers might just kill them.
 

Bearly Married

By Lia Violet
Release Date: July, 2020

The Redemption book coverNatalie is in charge of badly needed library fundraising. Her barely clothed calendar idea was raising money - and the hackles of Police Chief Tom, a handsome bear shifter she can't. get off her mind. 

He thought they were mates. She thought they were Bearly Married. 



 
http://www.liaviolet.com/

Dagger  Devil's Fury MC #4

By Harley Wylde
Release Date: June 12, 2020

The Redemption book cover
I never planned to fall in love, and certainly not with an other man or a sexy senorita with a little boy.  My brothers in the Devil's Fury MC will never accept our relationship. Or will they? Now that I have the family I've always wanted I'll fight to keep them, even if it means defying the men I call family or going head-to-head with the Mexican cartel.
 
No one will take them from me. 
 
Dagger is a contemporary MMF romance.
 

We'd Like to Help


Readers, are you looking for your next favorite author?

Authors, are you looking to connect with more readers?

The following sites are beneficial to everyone and sponsor books with all levels of heat!

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Most of these sites are free to readers, however some do charge the authors.  To learn more about these different venues go to our blog located on our website Passionate Ink Forum.


Do you know of other sites that might be beneficial?  Shoot me an email at communications@passionateink.org

Member Resources


PI is only as strong as its members, so please make the most of your Chapter. Here are a few 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 directors@passionateink.org to learn how you can help.
 

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