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Hi Passionate Inkers,

Have you been to our website recently? We've updated it with a fresh look and are planning a full overhaul later in 2020. We hope to bring new content to the site and streamline it so you can quickly find the info you’re looking for.

As 2019 draws to a close, I challenge you to set a goal or two for the upcoming year. Will you finish that manuscript? Pitch or submit more in 2020? Dedicate time toward learning a new marketing skill? Whatever goal you decide, know that Passionate Ink wants to help you achieve it. Don't hesitate to reach out for support or with requests on topics you'd like to learn more about. We're here for you!

Nikki Sloane

In This Issue:


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead our amazing chapter into another year of helping writers find their success.

  • President: Nikki Sloane
  • Vice-President: Rusty Hough Bader
  • Vice-President, Marketing and Communications: Monica Jorgensen
  • Secretary: Ashley Bostock
  • Treasurer: Jordyn Kross
  • Board Member: Barbra Campbell


Passionate Ink membership renewals for 2020 and beyond will now be handled through RWA. 

All members, whether you have or have not already paid 2020 dues, should have received an email (or two) regarding dues and membership.

There are two things that need attention once you have paid your dues:

  • Fill out Passionate Ink’s Google membership form: CLICK HERE. (This is important.) It’s the form that asks you for your address, whether you’re a new or returning member, asks for your email, etc.
  • Decide if you would like to add yourself to the PASSIONATE INK member directory displayed on RWA.

Sexy Scribbles 2020 Contest

Still time to enter Sexy Scribbles! Deadline December 31!

The Sexy Scribbles contest evaluates how well authors develop sexual tension in scenes of 1500-2000 words or less. 

CLICK HERE to sign up to be a judge!


  • Contemporary: Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in a contemporary setting. This includes suspense.
  • BDSM: Excerpts that contain elements of BDSM as an integral part of the scene, beyond light spanking. Although these excerpts may also be part of another subgenres, authors entering the contest should submit BDSM excerpts in the BDSM category only. 
  • Historical: Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in a historical setting.
  • Speculative: Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in any setting in the future, an alternate world/reality, or fantasy world. 
  • Paranormal: Includes elements such as elves/faerie, sword & sorcery, aliens, time travel, vampires, werewolves, etc.

Click here for more information, or email!

Passionate Hearts Anthology

Print version for sale! — Plus PIWAR donates proceeds!


BUY IT — The Passionate Hearts anthology will be available to buy in print within the next 24 hours! It will make a great holiday gift and help wonderful nonprofit organizations at the same time! Get your copy on Amazon tomorrow!

HELP PEOPLE — The sales of our first anthology garnered a nice donation to the American Heart Association and ProLiteracy. Thank you again to the authors for their donated works and to all of you you bought it or helped promote it! Let's keep up the good work.

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

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


The Deception

By Nikki Sloane
Release Date: November 5, 2019

I've been through hell to get to this place. To wear the perfect white dress and stand beside Royce Hale, the liar I tried desperately not to fall in love with and failed.

Or maybe I'm still trapped in hell because the devil is here too. He lurks at my side, plotting terrible ways to make me his.

It's win at all costs in this family, and I know now just how far the Hales will go to get what they want.

But you can't survive in a house full of lies without learning the art of deception, and once I become a Hale, I'll show them exactly what I've mastered.



Miss Understanding

By Aubrey Bondurant 
Release Date: January 10, 2020

Liam Davenport is the most infuriating man I’ve ever known – and he’s my boss.

Worse, he’s undeniably sexy. At least until I’m subject to one of his trademark sighs of disapproval. I’m counting the days until I can walk away from this job. But first, I need to survive the trip from hell he’s dragged me on. One entire week with his arrogant smile and my unexpected naughty thoughts.

I might get fired.

He just might be worth it.

Kendall Tate is the most distracting woman I’ve ever met – and she’s my assistant.

She’s irritatingly clever, and much too nice for the likes of me. I need to remain professional, even if the smell of her strawberry lip gloss is my kryptonite. No matter how much I want her, Kendall is off limits.

Growing closer to her might be a mistake.

I might just take the risk.

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 to learn how you can help.
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