Hello, writers! Welcome to the August 2018 newsletter of Passionate Ink, the erotic romance chapter of Romance Writers of America. 

In This Issue:

A Message from Our President

Nikki PrinceI hope that we're all having a wonderful month, and that if you went to RWA, you've had time to recoup! Summer's winding down, but I do hope that that you've had a great summer of writing that will continue on into the rest of the year.

Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you in regards to getting your needs met at PI members!

Nikki Prince
PIRWA President 2018

Pitch Your Work to Changeling Press and More!

Alright, you. It’s that time again! Time for what? Why, to get your next pitch ready! Check out our lineup for the next few pitch events:

August 17: Treva Harte, Changeling Press
August 31: Sue Brown-Moore, Dreamspinner Press
September: Heather Howland, Entangled Publishing
October: Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary Agency

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to bypass the general “submissions@” line. Don’t have a ton of work to pitch? Get writing! Let’s keep these great agents and editors coming back to PI for more with more great stories!

Not a member of PI? Click here to join. Members, get all the details about the Pitch Program and see the full calendar in our member forums. You can also track the latest upcoming pitch events here in our newsletter or in our blog.

Membership Renewal Season Starts September 1!

Renewal season for all members is just around the corner!

All Passionate Ink memberships expire on September 30, 2018, so save the date and keep an eye out for reminders to renew your membership from September 1-30.

Questions or feedback about making PI better? Please contact

Introduction to Writing BDSM Romance

FREE Online Workshop for Members!

Date: October 1-19, 2018 
Instructors: Measha Stone and Livia Grant
Learn the terms and trends in BDSM romance from bestsellling authors Measha Stone and Livia Grant. This three-week workshop includes a scene critique. For more information, please email

Remember, one of your Passionate Ink member benefits is two free online workshops every year! So take advantage of this opportunity to hone your craft.

Member New 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!

Magic in His Touch

By Trinity Blacio
Release Date: July 24, 2018

Nava Torres' life was one of turmoil and danger. Considered a freak of nature by her peers and hunted by the government, she never expected to find a place where she could feel safe—until she heard about a town called Magic. For the first time since her parents' deaths, she felt awe, hope, and something even stranger—attraction to a man who could heat her blood with one look!

Special Ops Marine, Saxon Wehurst had sworn off women—at least until he met the fiery redhead. Nothing could fire up his protective instincts faster than a woman with trouble nipping at her heels and fire in her hair.

When outside forces threaten Nava and the town, Saxon and his men are more than ready to gear up to protect them both. Will they be able to protect the woman he loves and save the town, or will she be taken from him forever?

The Perception Game

By Cadence Vonn
Release Date: August 22, 2018

Camille Weatherby considers herself an exhibitionist. She refuses to allow anyone to control her life, and relationships are out of the question. Affairs are one-night stands, and the only thing that matters is the pleasure she garners from the thrill of possibly being caught.

Millionaire bad boy Garrett Gerard craves control, especially in the bedroom. He and Camille's indiscretions are discovered, and he faces an ultimatum: straighten up or lose the chance to be president of the family business.

To save their jobs, a fake engagement throws them together.

But they discover perception is a sizzling reality that enflames two hearts.


The Doctor

By Nikki Sloane
Release Date: August 29, 2018

Cheating the DevilFor years, he was a part of my life. I watched him rush to the hospital countless times, his beautiful surgeon hands racing to save lives.

After all this time, I can't escape the truth. 

I want Dr. Lowe. 

Lust chokes each moment we're together. He promises to fulfill my fantasies—every dirty, naughty desire we can dream up.

Only, I can't have him.

He's confident. Experienced. Seductive.

And he's my ex-boyfriend's father.

Highland Dom

By Marie Tuhart
Release Date: August 29, 2018

Catering to His DemandsKristen Caldwell is tired of hiding her true nature and ready to explore her kinky side. And who better to show her the lifestyle than the dominant sex ed professor.
Cameron McMillan has had his eye on the pretty cafe owner since she settled in his hometown four years ago. He's waited for the right moment, and now is the time. He'll gladly introduce her to the world of BDSM.
But when Kristen's fears and past rear their ugly head, threatening not just their relationship but their professional lives, she must decide whether to stand up for herself or run...again.

10 Questions: Diana Sobolewski

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 Diana Sobolewski, who writes sophisticated sexy romance novels with a luxury wine sub-theme!

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

Announcing the 2018 Passionate Plume Winners!

We announced the winners of the 2018 Passionate Plume on July 20 at the RWA Conference in Denver. Please join us in congratulating winners and finalists alike! Find out who crushed it here.

Next up: the 2018 Sexy Scribbles contest! Stay tuned for more details.

PHOTOS and RECAP: PI Party at RWA2018

Erotic Bingo was a hit! We had a great time on July 20 at the annual Passionate Ink Party at RWA2018 in Denver. Pop over to the blog to enjoy photos of the party and read a recap by PI Special Events Director Trinity Blacio! SHOW ME THE PARTAAAAYYY PHOTOS >>

Welcome New Members!

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

Aubrey Bondurant
DJ Davis 

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

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.

Join Us at Passionate Ink!

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