Welcome to 2019!

I hope everyone stayed warm this January by reading and writing hot stories! On behalf of the 2019 Passionate Ink board, I want to say thank you for being a part of this organization. We’re going to be working hard to bring you good things every month to improve your writing, your journey toward publishing, marketing high-heat books in the ever-changing social media landscape, and hopefully everything in between.

Have an idea for a workshop? A topic you’d like to learn more about? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of your board members. We’re ready to help make this your best year ever!

Nikki Sloane

President, Passionate Ink


In This Issue:

  • FREE to members: Indie Publishing Workshop

  • Sexy Scribbles Finalists Announced

  • Passionate Plume Contest Opens Feb 14

  • Passionate Ink Anthology Now Available

  • Welcome New Members

  • Join Passionate Ink

  • Member New Releases

  • Member Resources

FREE to Members! Indie Publishing Steps
Online Workshop

Join the FREE (to PI members) course on steps to independent publishing from romantic suspense author Vanessa Knight! This three week course provides a thorough overview of the process, with plenty of hints and tricks about the ever-changing publishing system!

The course is 3 weeks, beginning 2/1 and will be all on Facebook! We are trying something new. If you are interested in attending, please email Vice President Amy Alessio at for an invitation to the group page.

Sexy Scribbles Contest: Winner Announced Feb 14!

Sexy Scribbles Finalists: Winner to be announced February 14!

Congratulations to the Sexy Scribbles Finalists! Those scenes have moved on to the final judging round. There will be a winner in each category and the highest score overall will be the Sexy Scribbler. Winners will be announced on the Passionate Ink Facebook page as well as the website.

Email Amy Alessio at with questions.

The 2019 Passionate Plume opens Feb 14!

The 14th Annual Passionate Plume Contest for published works of erotic and high heat romance opens to entries beginning February 14! We are excited to celebrate new categories this year with BDSM and Paranormal! Plus novellas (15 - 50,000 words) will be judged within their genre and be eligible for a novella award under each category.

Sign up to judge here!

Passionate Hearts: PIWAR Anthology is available now!

Available in e-book and soon in print, readers will  enjoy eleven steamy romance stories celebrating Valentine's Day, with a foreword by Nikki Sloane. All profits from sales will benefit the American Heart Association and ProLiteracy

From dancers at a masquerade ball to Olympic ski medalists to bakers to lovers from out of this world, there is something for every romantic to savor in this sexy collection! Erotic adventures include:

The Crazy Chick from Valentine’s Day by Cameron Allie
The Huntress and the Hawk: A Masquerade Club Story by Kim Allred
Lower: The Real Fling #1.5 by Lyla Bellatas
Flame’s Burning Valentine by Trinity Blacio
Accidental Cupid by M. Jane Colette
A Jinx, a Journal, and a Juliette by Jane Colt
Just Friends by Cynthia W. Gentry
Fluidity by Moxie Malone
The Masquerade by Katherine McLellan
Forever Valentine by Kathleen Samuels
Valentine Cookie Magic by Cadence Vonn

Welcome New and Renewing Members — SOON!

Registration Update: We know there are erotic romance authors that have been stymied in trying to register. RWA is working on it and hopefully you can join us fully very soon!

Join Us at Passionate Ink!

Do you write erotic romance?
Get support, inspiration, and great professional opportunities by joining our chapter of Romance Writers of America!
Click here to learn more and sign up.


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!


Work For It

By Ashley Bostock
Release Date: January 22, 2019

Billionaire CEO Dylan Truex was burnt out from his celebrity status. Heading to Estes Park for a two-week getaway alone sounded like the perfect solution. Until he arrives and finds the condo double-booked. Sharing the condo, he can handle. Cute blondie tempting him to break his no-sex bet, err…

When Lina Armstrong runs away from her old life—walking out on her job and leaving behind her family—the best thing she can do is reclaim her true self. Alone. Then comes a handsome stranger threatening to wreck her plans.

When the blizzard hits and whiteout conditions make it unsafe for either of them to go anywhere, they are forced to stay in the condo together.

It shouldn’t be a problem as long as she can keep her hands to herself and stop imagining if his tongue has as much stamina as the rest of his body.


Cowboy's Break

By Lexi Post
Release Date: January 23, 2019

Cowboy and former detective Vince Gallagher never thought he’d have a second chance to convince Rachel Henderson they were meant to be together, nor did he think he’d want to.

Rachel hadn’t expected to see Vince again…ever. Saying goodbye to him had been the hardest thing she’d ever done. Now she’s with him every day and buried feelings just won’t go away.

The closer Vince gets to solving the mystery of the missing money, the more clear it becomes he must choose between a second chance with the woman he loves or revealing the truth and breaking her heart.


The Lion and the Gazelle

By Kim Allred
Release Date: January 11, 2019

Emmie Savoy’s realization of her career goal—landing a partnership at a marketing firm— drops on her desk hours before her first meeting with Thornton Longbridge.

Soon Longbridge’s unrealistic demands test her celebrated marketing skills, and their explosive disagreements threaten to burn her career aspirations to ashes.

Josie, her best friend, soars in to drag Emmie to an exclusive club where no one knows your name—or your face.

When Andreas stalks her at the club, tempting pleasures she desperately craves, Emmie doesn’t resist.

While Andreas draws out her deepest passions, Thornton Longbridge haunts her dreams.

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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