It’s officially conference time and I’m so looking forward to it. The week goes by fast, but I’ll be posting pictures (and hopefully video) on our page, including our chapter party, “Drinks & Kink with Passionate Ink,” that helps kick off the conference on Wednesday night. It should be a great time.

If you’re not planning on attending in NYC, no need to worry about missing out. Don’t forget we’re hosting an online mini-conference too! Keep reading for more details on that.

Also, a huge congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 Passionate Plume!

Nikki Sloane
President, PIWAR

In This Issue:

  • Passionate Ink Party at Nationals!
  • Not going to nationals? Join our Online Mini-Con
  • 2019 Passionate Plume Contest Winners
  • Member New Releases
  • Member Resources
Are you going to RWA Nationals in NYC?
Don't miss our fab and fun party!
Not going to RWA? Join our Online Mini Con! 

During July 24 - 26, you can participate in the Passionate Ink Mini Con here.

We will have Q&A with authors including: Angela Knight, S.E. Smith, Measha Stone and more! We will also have writing prompts, fun games, and prizes, for three days. Join us!

The 14th Annual
for Published Works of Erotic Romance


Note: Only BDSM had enough novella entries to have their own category. Novellas for other categories were judged with the longer works with authors’ permission.

BDSM (six finalists from tie scores)

  • Catering to His Demands by Rose C. Carole
  • Finders Keepers by Jessica Collins
  • The Gypsy and the Rogue by Claire Thompson
  • Highland Dom by Marie Tuhart – WINNER
  • River of Harmony by Lena Moore
  • Third Time Lucky by Jennie Kew

BDSM Novella Finalists 

  • All Thorns Eve by Diana Rose Wilson
  • Bastard’s New Baby by Raisa Greywood – WINNER
  • Looking After Lindy by Pepper North

Contemporary (six finalists from tie scores)

  • Rough and Ready by Cathleen Ross
  • Spice Island by Saharra K. Sandhu
  • Still Waters by Jayne Rylon – WINNER (TIE)
  • Tempting Secrets by Michelle Windsor – WINNER (TIE)
  • Top and Tails by Clare London
  • Unlawful Seduction by Sassy Sinclair


  • Chastely Bitten by Lexi C. Foss – WINNER (TIE)
  • Loving Phoenix by Trinity Blacio
  • The Mistwalker by Regine Abel – WINNER (TIE)
  • Resonance by Jennifer Greenhall

Science Fiction, Historical or Time Travel

  • Better to Marry Than to Burn by Michal Scott
  • Legion by Regine Abel
  • Operation Phoenix by Susan Hayes – WINNER

Congratulations to all our winners!

Learn more about the Passionate Plume Contest here.

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!


Getting Wet on the Beach Bundle: Books 1-3: Alpha Males and Their Heroines Who Get What They Want

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: June 30, 2019

Bundle of short story romances with alpha males and strong heroines you can enjoy over lunch or on the beach. Each story in the series is a hot and fast stand-alone!  Guaranteed sexy with a HEA/HFN!

Mr. Stevens — It killed me to wait until the school year ended to ask my son's teacher out, but my thoughts about her were too improper to risk offending her. Addie — Mr. Stevens was the only good thing about parent-teacher conferences. Summer held the promise to get to know him better, until I saw him with a leggy blonde. Had I waited too long to make my move?

Michelle — When my high school sweetheart vanished without a word, I did my best to move on, but no one could make me feel what Jax had. Jax — I couldn’t imagine a life without Michelle, but given a difficult choice, I panicked and tried to do what was right. After six years in the Navy SEALs, could I prove myself worthy of her love?

Kara  On my last days of a semester abroad, a hot Italian guy had stolen my heart with soft touches and forbidden glances, in front of my loser boyfriend. The Italian had even slipped me a note, and I’d lived off his gesture. Saving up enough money to return to Italy might take a while, but I was determined to find him. Giovanni — Sometimes a stranger catches your attention. Sometimes a stranger captures your heart. Kara did both. With only a few details, I headed to America to find the woman of my dreams.



By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: July 9, 2019

An insta love romance for an older alpha male billionaire and his coveted curvy girl. You can enjoy this short story over lunch, on the commute, or on the beach. Each story in the series is a hot and fast stand-alone!  

Emily — I’d always enjoyed auctioning myself for charity, so why should this year be any different? When a single sexy guy won all of the nurses in the auction, I thought he was up to no good. When he only wanted to claim his hour with me, I should have been worried. Mr. Morgan — One short business trip and I’d head back home. My two brothers were closing the million-dollar deal with me. Simple…focus and get out. But when I saw Emily setting up the charity auction outside of my hotel, I couldn’t stand the thought of anyone winning her. If I didn’t win her, I wouldn’t be able to focus on the single reason I was in town.



By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: July 16, 2019

An insta love romance between an alpha male billionaire and a skeptical Latina. You can enjoy this short story over lunch, on the commute, or on the beach. Each story in the series is a hot and fast stand-alone.

Amy — I made plenty of bad decisions on my own. Was I really going to let a guy who won me in a charity auction pawn me off on his brother? Chalk it up to another bad decision, but my answer was yes. In the process, I needed to protect myself from another tourist having fun with the locals. Eli — Impulsivity had led me to some good decisions, and some not so good ones. In light of nearly screwing up our last business deal, my older brother cautioned me to slow down and take the current deal more seriously. That included using restraint with women. And then I met Amy. She challenged my ability to use restraint, and she might be the one to break my record of loving and leaving.


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.
Copyright © 2019 Passionate Ink / RWA Chapter, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp