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Hi Passionate Inkers,

Good news: We made it!

I hope December finds each and every one of you well—and I hope you were able to accomplish everything you set out to do this year—minus traveling, right?

I know Thanksgiving is the time to be grateful but I wanted to start off by saying thank you! The board appreciates all of our members. We especially appreciate that you have chosen Passionate Ink, especially when there are tons of other chapters and writing groups out there. We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your continued membership and support!

I’ll be honest; at every board meeting, each board member offers up phenomenal ideas. They are constantly thinking up ways to improve the organization. We also look hard at what’s working, what isn’t, and what we believe our members want from us. Monthly meetings are lively and filled with ideas, sometimes too many to fit into our allotted one-hour time slot. We are constantly emailing each other with new plans as we work to implement these ideas and improvements. But damn, where does the time go sometimes?!
 
So, 2021. Who is ready? 
 
We are! And our first big initiative for the new year is the Passionate Plume Contest. Do you love contests as much as I do? I hope you will consider entering the Passionate Plume for 2021. We have some amazing judges lined up—but we need more. The information for how to apply to be a judge will be available on our site in January. Please consider applying!

Also, don’t forget to renew your membership. Our membership year runs from January to December. You should have received an email prompting you to renew for 2021. Please reach out to any one of us if you have not received your membership renewal.
 
I also wanted to thank the board from 2020. You gals know how great you are ;-)
 
Mira Noire
Jordyn Kross
Bernadette Jones
Barbra Campbell
 
Here are the members of your 2021 board with their emails in case you need to contact any of us:

President: Ashley Bostock, president@passionateink.org
Vice President: Jordyn Kross, vp@passionateink.org
Marketing Liaison: Leslie Noyes, communications@passionateink.org
Secretary: Raisa Greywood, secretary@passionateink.org
Treasurer: Mira Noire, treasurer@passionateink.org
Workshop Director: Barbra Campbell, workshops@passionateink.org
Webmistress/Admin: Mira Noire, webmistress@passionateink.org
Membership Engagement: Ryan Osborn
Social Media: Cadence Vonn



Thank you for keeping the naughty in romance alive.

Ashley Bostock
President, Passionate Ink


The Passionate Plume Contest is Back!

 


Please consider entering Passionate Plume. We are excited to be including a new category— Most Anticipated Erotic Romance—for unpublished authors. Stay tuned for more information regarding contest open dates, judges signups, and entry requirements!

Thank you for your support as we plan this new and improved Passionate Plume contest to serve our unpublished and published members for years to come! Find the latest contest information here.

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.

What would you like to see covered next? Let us know!
Remember, this section is for members only.  Come join our group to get all the latest.


TENSION TAMER — Tag Writing!


Sign into our Forum and add to the story! Board member Ryan Osborn has started a fun Tag writing project. Right now, our heroine is manning a grill when a knock sounds. Unfortunately, the IRS is at the door. Then again, if the IRS has to come knocking, is it better when the agency arrives in the form of a man with swoon worthy baby blue eyes?

Someone needs to figure out what happens next!  Join in!  Tag—you're it!

Member Milestones and Good News


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.

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR MEMBERS

We'd love to hear from more members! 

Interview Form

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!

HARLOW: A Choice & Consequence Novel

By Cadence Vonn
Release Date: December 4, 2020

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Harlow Blackwood never imagines that losing her virginity could lead to an attempted kidnapping and death. Searching to uncover a newsworthy story, she tangles with Marco Agassi. Refusing his advances leaves her embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
 
Driven by revenge, Xander Royce agrees to help the FBI put away Marco. Discovering Harlow, the woman of his dreams, among his enemies wasn’t on his agenda. But sex with her is heart-stopping. Using her as bait is unthinkable, but a botched plan thrusts her into his enemy’s grasp.
 
Now the difference between life and death depends on instinct…
 

For more information go to:

Sacrifice and Seduction (Book 2 in The Brisbane Bachelors Series)

By Jennie Kew
Release Date: December 8, 2020

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Being born on the wrong side of the tracks
won’t hold her back…

When her friend and boss asks her to step in and take over Novelteas, the trendiest bookstore in Brisbane, Karen Walker jumps at the chance to prove she’s got what it takes to do the job. She’s worked damn hard to get where she is and nothing and no one is going to stop her from achieving her goals. Certainly not the insane attraction she has to a man she shouldn’t want. Because Edward is the worst kind of kryptonite: a bad boy with a heart of gold.

Being born with a silver spoon in his mouth won’t help him now…
Being the chauffeur for one of Australia’s wealthiest men is exactly as boring as it sounds, but Edward Berringer is a man with a plan and an unshakable will to succeed. But success comes in many forms, including the burgeoning romance with the sexy, sassy manager from his favourite bookstore. He knows he should walk away and leave Karen alone, but when he discovers that her tragic past rivals his own, there’s nothing he won’t do to protect the good girl who’s stolen his heart.

 

For more information go to:

Intimate Invitation

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: December 13, 2020


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The moment I laid eyes on Tiffany, I knew she was my better half. But she was shy. I managed to get our conversations to go from non-existent to short—a major victory.

Having to keep my distance around her was driving me crazy, so I hatched a plan. I offered an intimate invitation. If it was the right move, I’d finally get to hold her in my arms. If it was the wrong move, I’d risk her shutting me out forever.

I’d never been so convinced soul mates existed. The only question left was if she believed it too.
 

For more information go to:

On the Outside

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: December 15, 2020


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Some people were born into lives that leant themselves to fairy tales.
I was born into something different.

When I effectively became a single mom, I clung to a few shreds of hope that I could find my happily ever after. So, when the time came for me to walk down the aisle, the last thing I expected to do was run.

Wedding day jitters, or was it something bigger? An odd comment here…a questionable encounter there… Was my subconscious saving me from making a big mistake or was I blowing normal relationship issues out of proportion?
 

For more information go to:

Her Midnight Mistake

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: December 26, 2020


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How many sparkling ciders would it take to drown my misery?

I might have found out if a handsome stranger hadn’t taken the barstool next to me. And by the end of the night, he was sliding a ring on my finger.

It wasn’t actually an engagement ring, but the way he looked into my eyes when he slid that ring onto my finger hit me deeper than anything my ex had ever done.

Was I foolish to believe my knight in shining armor had shown up that fateful night purely by chance?
 

For more information go to:

Snow Storm Snuggles

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: November 22, 2020


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If the gondola’s a rockin'…

My next-door neighbor’s one of the least holiday loving people I know. He doesn’t even celebrate Christmas, which verges on a sin. Sometimes I wonder if that’s why he’s the snowplow guy…he loves getting rid of the snow and any sign of happy festiveness.

So why does he make my heart flutter? 

When we get trapped inside a ski gondola, idle chit chat runs its course. And if I’m lucky, I might be able to get some snowstorm snuggles before the lift gets running again.
 

For more information go to:

Hungry for Kellen

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: November 18, 2020


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Gorging myself on Thanksgiving dinner wasn't my ideal way to spend the extra days off, but Betsy had insisted I not 'celebrate' alone. I didn't bother to explain that the French didn't celebrate American Thanksgiving. In Betsy's world, everything was celebrated.

When I met her gorgeous sister, Martha, and found an opportunity for a hands-on baking lesson, I was trying to figure out how to extend my work visa. Because once I'd tasted her goods there was no turning back.

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Sexting with Santa

By Jane Colt
Release Date: November 15, 2020


The Redemption book coverOn a post-divorce girls' weekend, third grade teacher Sasha finds herself at a sex shop where "naughty girls" tell Santa their sexy Christmas Wish.

Describing a fantasy featuring her school's hot Phys Ed teacher, she doesn't realize she's sitting on the lap of the star of her lusty dreams!

Rick fell in love with Sasha the moment he met her. But how to win her while concealing he was Santa? Maybe sexting?

But wait! Sasha's ex-husband shows up and swears he's a changed man. Two men vying for her? Is this a Christmas miracle or too good to be true?

For more information go to:
http://janecolt.com/
 

Wishing Under the Mistletoe

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: November 13, 2020


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Not a single family member visited my elderly next-door neighbor, but when she passed away, a grandson had the nerve to show up.

Rowdy epitomized everything that was wrong with the world, including his stupid nickname. Where was he when his grandma was alive? Why couldn’t he respect my privacy? And how could his smile be so contagious?

It’s not that I was opposed to smiles or happiness or guys who exuded sex appeal. The problem was that he was only in town long enough to fix her house up and sell it. Then back to the big city.
 

For more information go to:

Slash (Devil's Fury MC #7)

By Harley Wylde
Release Date: November 13, 2020


The Redemption book coverShella – The Devil’s Fury are the only family I’ve ever truly had. My mom was a junkie. When she died, no one wanted me. Except Grizzly. I had a home, until things went horribly wrong. I went wild, pushed too many boundaries, and overstayed my welcome. So I ran and didn’t look back. Trouble always seems to find me, so it’s no surprise I ended up pregnant, alone, and scared out of my mind. Then Slash shows up. Out of all the Devil’s Fury brothers to come for me, why did it have to be the one I’ve been crushing on since I was a teenager?

Slash – Little Shella was always a pretty girl. Spoiled. Outspoken. A complete terror. Now that she’s all grown up, she’s stunning. I needed to keep my hands to myself, and maybe I would have if she hadn’t been adamant not to disclose the name of her baby-daddy. Only way to protect her is to give her my name. Doesn’t matter I’m old enough to be her father. When I find out her secrets, and the reason she’d behaved so badly, I know I’ll do whatever it takes to make her feel safe… even if it means burying a few men. I already have blood on my hands. What’s a little more?


WARNING: Slash’s book contains graphic violence and sex, bad language, and scenes that may be difficult for some readers.
 

For more information go to:

Dirty Daisy 

By Jordyn Kross
Release Date: November 11, 2020


The Redemption book coverFreelance Houston travel reporter, Mikaela “Mike” Mitchell, can see the headline now: Trollop Turned to Tar on Texas Trail. She needs to find out what her brother’s ex-girlfriend, Karla, knows about his death and she’s running out of options faster than an armadillo facing down a big rig.
 
Ryder Ruiz doesn’t like discovering long-legged brunettes abandoned in road snot when he’s clearing the pipes on his motorcycle. What should have been a rescue-and-release operation becomes a murder investigation when a local, part-time stripper shows up dead at the community center—and Mike is curiously connected.
 
Mike has to find out what happened to Karla, but putting together the clues is more difficult than walking in six-inch stilettos.
 
Ryder has to help his cousin, the sheriff, solve the murders while protecting the town he loves and keeping Mike in his line of sight—and, preferably, in his bed. Is she a target or a murderer? 
 
This mystery is as kinky as it is cozy. 50K + words of dirty fun. Welcome to Daisy
 

For more information go to:
http://jordynkross.com/

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 here.  

https://passionateink.org/blog/

Do you know of other sites that might be beneficial?  Shoot us an email at:
http://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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