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Hi Passionate Inkers,

A lot has changed since our last newsletter and it's undeniable RWA is struggling. (Our statement can be found HERE.) As membership renewals have come due, some of you may be asking yourself if you want to continue with the organization. 

As writers of erotic romance, it's likely at some point you and your work has been discriminated against. Maybe you've been told you 'write those kind of stories' and you can't advertise. Or a family member has asked, "When are you going to write a 'real' book?"

Or, perhaps you've stood in an elevator at RWA nationals with someone who asked what genre you write—and their smile died when you answered erotic romance. 

You aren't alone, and you don't have to be. Passionate Ink is a community of writers who love LOVE and its expression through sex, and we have some of the best members in the world. Your PI board is working very hard to keep it this way, and we hope you will continue with us in 2020.

Nikki Sloane

In This Issue:


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

A quick reminder:

  • The grace period of membership with Passionate Ink will end on Jan. 31. Please make sure you renew before then so you're not removed from the Facebook group.
  • If you have paid your dues but not yet filled out the Passionate Ink Google membership form: CLICK HERE

The Passionate Plume

Passionate Ink's premiere contest, the Passionate Plume, opens for entries on February 14, 2020!

New this year, every PI member's first entry is included for FREE with their membership. We hope you'll submit your published works from 2019 and help make this the most successful running of the Plume in its 15 year history.

Categories include:

  • BDSM 
  • Contemporary
  • Paranormal 
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical or Time Travel
  • Steamy (New this year)

For full rules and details, please visit our contest page HERE.

Monthly Momentum

Grappling with Facebook ads? Struggling with Instagram? Good news! 2020 is going to be your year. 

We're introducing a new program for our members called Monthly Momentum, which will focus on social media education and instruction. A different platform or author tool will be featured each month. Check out the announcement post in the Facebook group for the latest information.

Sexy Scribbles: An Update

Due to the events within RWA, we have made the decision to suspend this contest. We plan to bring it back better than ever, and run it in July 2020.

Thank you to all those who entered or volunteered to judge!

Member Milestones and Good News

PI member Marie Tuhart signed a new contract for Risky Proposal with The Wild Rose Press. This book will be part of the Deerbourne Inn series. No release date as of yet.

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

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!

Raffle of the Heart

By Trinity Blacio
Release Date: January 28, 2020

Miguel was not happy at all being stuck at a Valentine’s Festival let alone being entered by someone in some raffle of the heart contest. But when he sees his prize anger is gone, replaced by the need to know the little witch that was holding the contest.

Tally had come to help run a booth, she wasn't supposed to be a prize in some contest, but it would seem she's a victim of the dead Venus Wood, Moonbeam’s grandmother. I mean how could the ghost woman pick a car manager for her, an alien one at that?

The Cupid Competition (Hot Hearts Cafe, 8)

By Lia Violet
Release Date: January 28, 2020

Firefighter Rafael is very good at aiming, climbing to save people, or putting out fires with precision. Those skills are the only outward sign that this alpha is a Cupid shifter. He is used to helping people find their true love, but he isn't prepared when the arrow strikes him.

Elle is busy with her fundraising job and starting her cookie catering business. She is hardly aware when a firefighter posing for a fundraising calendar flirts with her, but he soon gets and holds her attention.

Elle and Rafael experience unexpected magic for Valentine's Day in this romantic shifter comedy.

Xmas Angel

By Jordyn Kross
Release Date: January 31, 2020

A street-smart artist forging a different future.

A soldier-turned-teacher struggling with his past.

When they meet, sparks ignite, burning all their plans to the ground.  

Noelle Michaels is a dumpster-diving artist who turns trash into treasure. She may have been born into a drug-filled nightmare, but she’s doing everything she can to evade the inevitable disaster. 

Nick Christoph is plagued by his past failures. He’s still trying to be the hero, but instead of searching for insurgents, he spends his days working to save the special students in his class. 

Nick and Noelle’s love is forbidden. But since when does love follow the rules?

Playing For Keeps

By Ashley Bostock
Release Date: February 18, 2020

CEO Justin Hollinsworth’s playboy ways have his board of directors in a tizzy. Apparently, him bedding a different beauty every night somehow offends the company’s morality clause. The penalty of which could be sharing his CEO title with his brother. So far, his billionaire status has bought him the upper hand. But time is running out. His only option is to find a wife and pretend to settle down, in hopes of appeasing his uppity board. 

Who better to ask than his ex-best friend? 

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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