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Passionate Inkers,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and that the fall lovers among us are enjoying the crisp cool days! 
Who is using this month as Preptober for NaNoWriMo?

Did you know Passionate Ink has its own group for NaNoWriMo? The group allows our members to work together toward that 50,000 word-count goal. If you need something to kick up your writing game, NaNoWriMo is a great way to go. Board members Ryan Osborn and Jordyn Kross have been posting tips and questions in the PI Facebook group to get you primed for the month-long program. Be sure to check our Facebook group if you are participating in the challenge, and especially if you are looking for partners to keep you on target. 
If you are new to writing and have no idea what I’m talking about: NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. This is a challenge for authors to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November. For some of us, this could be a whole book! Or half a book! Or five+ books if you write sexy shorts!
So, if you need that kick in the butt to get your butt back in your chair…..we are ready to help!!

I hope you’re selling lots of books!

President, Passionate Ink

Here are the members of your 2021 board with their emails in case you would like to contact us:

President: Ashley Bostock,
Vice President: Jordyn Kross,
Marketing Liaison: Leslie Noyes,
Secretary: Raisa Greywood,
Treasurer: Mira Noire,
Workshop Director: Jennifer Noseworthy,
Webmistress/Admin: Mira Noire,
Membership Engagement: Ryan Osborn



Falling Hard is getting great reviews. With seven authors you may not know, now's your chance to discover a new — or a few new — favorites.   

The theme this month is "life outside of writing."
Join us and bring a hobby, craft or other item that represents a favorite pastime unrelated to writing.  

Sign up HERE.

Monthly Milestones


  • LOOKING AHEAD: Chicago-North Romance Writers will be hosting its bi-annual Spring Fling Conference in April 28-30, 2022. Headliners are Vanessa Riley and Kit Rocha. They are open for workshop proposals and would love to hear what you can teach our attendees. The deadline is short (Sept 22) but if you want to pitch them, let them know and the may let you get the proposal in a bit late knowing it is coming. Follow THIS LINK to send your information. The coordinators of the conference note that although they plan to have an in-person conference, they also intend to make it a hybrid experience, steaming workshops for folks at home. If the state guidelines will not allow an in-person conference, they will go all virtual as they did in 2020.
  • HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE? Did you hit a publishing milestone? Place in a contest? Share your writing news with us! Email to be featured in our next newsletter.

Members—Mark Your Calendars

Check out our upcoming webinars

BookBrush is doing a demo of their latest tools, bells and whistles. FREE for MEMBERS. 
Visit our Forum for the Zoom link closer to the event.  

Join Marie Tuhart, a Passionate Ink lifetime-award winning member, to
how to keep your writing projects moving quickly toward the finish line.
Visit our Forum for the Zoom link closer to the event.  

Visit our Forum closer to the presentation to learn more.  

Please help us get to know you! 

Just answer a few questions and we'll do the rest. Our interview form makes the process easy. Your interview will be featured in future newsletters. We love learning about you and your work, whether you are a prolific and published writer or just starting out. Click the red button to get started.

Thank you to all who have sent profiles—they will appear here over the next few months. 
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As a romance reader, Nikki had writing her own romance on her bucket list. During the pandemic, she decided if not now, then when, and began making that wish a reality. Fast forward to today — her first book is published and her second will be released next month. 

To other first-time writers she says, “Read, write and learn the craft. It is easy to get frustrated but don’t give up, There will be a lot of moments when you’d like to do just that. Instead, reach out to the writing community to get you through." She also notes it is easy to get distracted and not stick to your goals, “So stay focused."

When asked about that imaginary parrot leaning over her shoulder, she says it squawks, “Another Coffee!"

When Nikki isn’t writing, she hits the gym, reads (not as much now that she's writing), and enjoys cooking and golf. She also loves to travel but is waiting out the pandemic to plan her next trip. Nikki lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Learn more about Nikki


We are hosting a new monthly event called Author Talk. 
Each month we will present a topic we hope will be helpful to you. On November 14th we will be discussing How to Manage Time as a Self-Published Author.
Find more information check the forum closer to the event. For members only.
Not a member yet? JOIN NOW!

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Passionate Ink members, want to see your new release here?

We need your title, release date, cover image (300 x 450 pixels, .JPG), a description of up to 175 words, and your author website URL.



Member New & Upcoming Releases

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

Black Light: Saved

By Raisa Greywood
Release Date: November 8, 2021

The Redemption book coverJafari’s little rabbit might try to run, but he’s going to catch her. No matter what.

From their first time together, all the way up to a magical Valentine Roulette, he’s been entranced with the little rabbit who escaped him.
Kacy Coleman. The beauty who has filled his fantasies for over a year. Now, he has her in his arms.

Everything is as it should be, yet when she tries to steal from him, he can’t decide if she’s more trouble than she’s worth. Too many secrets rest behind her warm brown eyes.

But he has a secret of his own, and it puts everything he wants at risk.

For more information: CLICK HERE


Wicked Rage

By Minette Moreau
Release Date: November 1, 2021

The Redemption book coverI’m a monster. An assassin without conscience. Love is the only thing that might redeem me.

When I wave goodbye to my family and my sexy dragon boyfriend to attend college, I expect to graduate and return home to live my happily-ever-after.

I had everything I ever wanted… Until it’s all stolen and my dreams turn to nightmares.

It’s up to my dragon to rescue me from my madness, but saving me might destroy us both.

For more information: CLICK HERE


Kevin: A Choice or Consequence Novel

By Cadence Vonn
Release Date: October 18, 2021

The Redemption book coverBodyguard Kevin Templeton is one of the best, and he’s not fazed when his FBI friend requests his help. But going undercover as a millionaire will test his skills and stretch his boundaries as he works to expose a blackmailing scheme and a killer-for-hire.

What isn’t in the plan is falling for the enigmatic bartender who also catches the eye of the suspected kingpin. Keeping the woman safe without destroying his cover will be a challenge as his protective instincts and fake, wealthy persona collide. 
Determined to expose her twin sister’s murderer, Genevieve Page, a former Interpol agent, will do anything to exact justice. She has no problem changing her appearance and bartending at a gentlemen’s club…until she’s expected to join in on the kinky fun. To maintain her alias, she agrees to a threesome with a mysterious millionaire and the owner’s sadistic partner. 
Thrust together in a web of deceit, Kevin and Genevieve navigate the dangerous world of high rollers, high-priced sex, and an international crime syndicate.  Gambling on a risky plan, one misstep could be fatal.

For more information: CLICK HERE


Dirty Daddies

By Raisa Greywood, Pepper North, and other authors
Release Date: September 28, 2021

The Redemption book coverA DADDY FOR EVERYONE...
Available for a limited time, this collection of twenty-five sexy-as-sin romances star Daddy Doms who demand obedience and require your total surrender.

Whether you like Cowboy Daddies, Dark Daddies, Doctor Daddies, Stern Daddies, Shifter Daddies, Alien Daddies, or LGTBQ Daddies, there is a Daddy waiting for you. This deliciously naughty collection of all-new stories, penned by some of the best authors in the genre, is bursting with HOT, raw Daddy Dom action that’s sure to leave you breathless.

Don’t Keep Your Daddy Waiting…

For more information: CLICK HERE


Revengeful Romeo

By Ashley Bostock
Release Date: September 5, 2021

The Redemption book coverMoney doesn’t buy happiness. Trust me, I’ve had it all my life and I have nothing. No love. No joy. No pizzaz. To make matters worse, my parents are pushing me to marry someone who doesn’t even give me orgasms.

Yes, it took me awhile to figure out that I needed to stand up for myself. Which is why I was on my way to NYC—boyfriendless and out on my own for the very first time in my life. Except when I got there, I ran in to someone I wasn’t expecting.

Holden King aka my new boss. I was hired to work directly beneath him. Did I mention he was my ex-best friend who left me without a backward glance when I was sixteen? I never thought I would see him again.

I tried quitting. Oh, God, how I tried. Even though I officially gave him up seven years ago, it was like he was already back in my heart. Plus, he fueled my desire to live for myself. Hello, bucket list. It was back in business.

Only, Holden King was never crossed off my bucket list. He was still there, written in black ink, enclosed with tiny red hearts.

It was clear he had completed his bucket list. Own a corporation. Check. Billionaire. Check. Lamborghini. Check. Only he added something to that list that I never would have dreamed about in a million years. Revenge against my dad. Almost check.

Yeah, that was the part I didn’t see coming.

For more information: CLICK HERE

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!

Verve Romance
Pillow Talk Books 
Red Feather Romance 
Choosy Bookworm
Romance Lives Forever Blog
Eden Books

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.

Do you know of other beneficial sites for authors?  Let us know at:

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 with other initiatives including our conference. Please email to learn how you can help.

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