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Hi Passionate Inkers,

Happy November, Passionate Ink! As the weather cools down, I hope your writing is heating up. I’m coming off of writing a trilogy, so I don’t have any gas left in the tank to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but I’m cheering everyone on from the sidelines! Whether you’re participating or not, we’ve got lots of good things lined up for the rest of the year. Keep reading to see what’s in store!

Nikki Sloane
President, PIWAR


In This Issue:

  • PIWAR Board Elections — Please vote today!
  • Pitch Fest 2019 — 2 great opportunities FREE for PIWAR members
  • Print Anthology Now Available to Buy
  • FREE Online Conference next week
  • Sexy Scribbles 2020 Contest
  • New Membership Fee FREE until January 2020
  • Member New Releases
  • Member Resources

2019-2020 Board Elections
Time to Vote!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead our amazing chapter into another year of helping writers find their success.  Please vote here to elect our next Board of Directors.

Pitch Fest 2019

FREE to PIWAR Members

Don't miss this opportunity!

Passionate Ink members are getting a special opportunity to pitch to three editors at once, from Blushing Books, Changeling Press, and Riverdale Avenue Books. Interested members should email their first 300-500 words, a query letter that gives background on their writing experience, and a 1-2 page summary of the entire work to vp@passionateink.org by 11/8!

Or this amazing opportunity!

Agent Sara Megibow has kindly offered to fast track PI pitches.  Here are her rules:

  • 50 pages in the body of an email OR as a word doc attachment
  • no query letter needed at all
  • “Passionate Ink Participant” in the subject line of the email
  • The manuscript is 100% complete, never previously published and is erotica (not memoir, women’s fiction, etc.)
  • This opportunity would be open through Dec 31, 2019 and I promise a response within 3 weeks of submission
  • Email vp@passionateink.org if you are interested in pitching to Sara, to get the contact information.

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.


Sexy Scribbles 2020 Contest

Give us their first meeting, their first kiss, or even their first time! The Sexy Scribbles contest evaluates how well authors develop sexual tension in scenes of 1500-2000 words or less. Scenes may or not include sexual acts; judging will evaluate the quality of the writing, craft and portrayal of longing or emotion between characters. This contest is open to all authors, published or unpublished, of erotic or sexy/steamy romance.  

Sign up to be a judge!

DATES:

  • Contest Opens: December 1, 2019
  • Entry Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Category Finalists announced: January 30,2020
  • Winners announced: February 14, 2020

Contemporary - Historical - Speculative - Paranormal - BDSM

Sexy Scribbles    https://passionateink.org/sexy-scribbles-contest-details/

November 2019 Online Con

FREE to PIWAR Members

Don't miss this opportunity!

All Passionate Ink members are invited to our free online convention 11/12 – 11/15!

Join in here

The schedule includes representatives from marketing companies, Scrivener questions with Pat Haggerty, presentations from Pepper North, Marie Tuhart, LaQuette and Angela Knight – and much more! If you can’t be present during a presentation, just watch later on your timeline. 

Welcome New and Renewing Members!


We currently have 116 members and we'd like you to know that renewals will begin in late December.

Meanwhile… Do you have a friend who you think would love joining our chapter? Passionate Ink is waiving membership fees for new sign-ups from now until December 31st! Tell your writer friends it’s a great time to join and get nearly 2 months free—they will have full access to the online conference hosted in November absolutely FREE!

Passionate Ink is always looking for new members. At $35/year, it’s a great way to meet new people and get writing support from our Private Facebook group. Beginning January 1, 2020, all memberships will be due at the standard rate of $35/year.

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 communications@passionateink.org.

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

 

Seduced, a London Sex Club novel

By Kate Allure
Release Date: October 21, 2019

Dame Victoria Whittingstall, appointed by The Queen to serve in the Royal Courts, thought she'd achieved all her dreams.

But there’s always been something missing when it came to sex. On the heels of a break up with Boring Baron, her long time boyfriend, her best friend surprises her with a one night pass to London’s most exclusive sex club. 

Posh. 
Dark.
Sensual.
And completely alive... Club Exotica is straight out of her most forbidden, secret fantasies. 

When a handsome stranger finally gives Tori the mind-blowing sex she's yearned for, she knows one taste will never be enough. 

It almost makes her forget about the sexy young barrister that flirts with her at court. 

But in Club Exotica, betrayal is around every dark corner and lasting love is elusive.

http://www.kateallure.com

 

 

Beautiful Will Do

By Cadence Vonn 
Release Date: November 15, 2019

It’s anything but routine when undercover police officer Veronica Willis poses as a high-priced escort at The Wharf Club to find the killer of a famous madam.
 
FBI agent Tyler Monroe infiltrates The Wharf Club to nab the mastermind of an illegal arms deal. But when his informant is found dead, he loses his usual cool and plays dark, sexy games with a beautiful new hooker.
 
All bets and cuffs are off as they navigate their intoxicating emotional connection. But Tyler inadvertently puts Veronica in the killer's crosshairs and the race against time escalates as their worlds—and cases—collide.
 

https://cadencevonn.com/books/

 

 

Full Moon Dangers

By Lia Violet
Release Date: October 18, 2019

Reuniting with the actors she worked with as a teen on a werewolf drama at the Full Moon cosplay event is bittersweet for Victoria, as her former screen boyfriend, Evan, died during the popular show's run. She never accepted that his death was an accident.

When she is attacked at the festival, she realizes she was right. When her sexy former costar Gary helps her escape, she discovers that he wasn't just pretending to be a werewolf.

http://www.liaviolet.com





 

Wire (Dixie Reapers MC)

By Harley Wylde
Release Date: October 11, 2019

I never really expected my past to come knocking at the front gates, nor did I expect it to be in such a sexy package. Lavender isn’t what I’d call a siren, but with her glasses perched on her nose, her messy hair, curvy figure, and adorable tees, she’s exactly what I want and don’t need. A nerdy, geeky, super intelligent woman who craves me as much as I crave her.

So I did what any man would do… I claimed her. Now she’s mine, and if an enemy from my past thinks he can hurt her, I’d like to see him try. He might have killed her parents, but I will destroy anyone who tries to take her from me.

https://harleywylde.com

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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