This year is going by so quickly. I can't believe it’s already September! I hope that you’re meeting the goals you've set for yourselves as authors as well as taking advantage of all the good things PI has to offer.
Please join the Facebook group and participate in the conversations. We're having a lot of fun and sharing useful resources.
PIRWA President 2018
Renewal season for ALL members is here! To renew your membership, you simply need to complete the following two steps by September 30:
1. SUBMIT YOUR PAYMENT: Pay the membership fee for 2018–19 via this link.
2. FILL OUT THE MEMBERSHIP FORM: Provide your membership details via this form for the new membership year. (Renewing members: Yes, we know you’ve given us these details before, but RWA requires us to collect this information again at renewal time, and information can change!)
If you choose not to renew: Your access to the PI forums will switch to limited permissions on October 1. Renew now, and don't miss out!
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP US HAVE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
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Have you been looking for a way to get more involved in Passionate Ink? The 2018-19 Passionate Ink Board of Directors NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Several of our board members have hit their term limit or can't return due to life changes. If no one steps forward to fill these roles, we can't continue as a chapter.
Let's keep RWA's ONLY erotic romance chapter going. Volunteer or nominate yourself for the following open positions:
If you'd like to learn more about running for a Passionate Ink board position, email Amy Alessio at email@example.com by October 1.
- Vice President
- Vice President, Marketing and Communications
- Workshop Director
- Special Events Director
FREE Online Workshop for Passionate Ink Members Only!
Get a Free Scene Critique!
October 1–19, 2018
Date: October 1–19, 2018
Are you interested in writing BDSM romance? Bestsellling authors Measha Stone and Livia Grant will show you the ropes (no pun intended) in this exciting three-week workshop.
Participants will learn:
- The basics of BDSM relationships and play
- What constitutes an erotic romance novel with BDSM
- How to use the BDSM play to drive your story forward.
You’ll also have the opportunity to submit a short scene for a critique by the instructors, two established authors in this genre.
For more information and to register, please visit the Workshops page.
Remember, one of your Passionate Ink member benefits is two free online workshops every year! So take advantage of this opportunity to hone your craft.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8–9 p.m. EDT
Passionate Ink presents a free 1-hour online Facebook chat with Acquisitions Editor Sue Brown-Moore from Dreamspinner Press on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8 p.m. EDT. Sue will discuss:
Then she'll answer your questions! Submit your questions before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tropes, tone, and settings—what works for Dreamspun and what doesn't
- The Dreamspun submission process, advances and contracts
- A peek inside the teamwork that brings a Dreamspun title to life
- How to know if Dreamspinner Press is the right publisher for you!
All attendees will be entered for a chance to win a one-year membership to Passionate Ink! Learn more.
Contest opens: November 1, 2018
Give us their first meeting, their first kiss, or even their first time! We want to see your prowess at developing sexual tension in a scene of 3,000 words or less. This contest is open to all authors, published or unpublished, of erotic or sexy/steamy romance. Learn all about Sexy Scribbles!
Entry deadline: December 15, 2018
Category finalists announced: January 15, 2019
Winners announced: February 14, 2019
Category winners will receive an Amazon gift card, with the highest overall score winning a year's membership in Passionate Ink!
Don’t have a scene ready to enter? Be a judge! We need judges in all five categories: Contemporary, BDSM, Historical, Speculative and Suspense/Thriller/Mystery. Sign up here if you’re interested in judging.
The fall season is here, and it’s the perfect time for a soft robe and fuzzy slippers, a steaming cup of your fav hot beverage, and YOU—settled in front of that computer, WRITING! Time to get your next pitch ready and mark your calendar for the following pitch events:
October: Boroughs Publishing Group
November: Corvisiero Literary Agency
We’ve had to cancel the last few pitch events <sad face>. If this trend continues, we may consider discontinuing or limiting the pitch program. We'd hate to do that, but the only way to justify the effort involved in setting up these pitches is to have our authors ENGAGING! So please do.
Not a member of PI? Click here to join. Members, get all the details about the Pitch Program and see the full calendar in our member forums. You can also track the latest upcoming pitch events here in our newsletter or in our blog.
Welcome to 10 Questions! Each month, we’re going to talk to a different member of Passionate Ink and ask them 10 questions about their writing and interests.
Today we’re talking with Dena Garson, an award-winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance.
Dena holds a BBA and an MBA in Business and works in what she calls "the wacky world of quality and process improvement." Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane! Read the interview!
If you’d like to participate in 10 Questions, please email email@example.com.
Welcome New and Renewing Members!
A warm welcome—and an enthusiastic welcome back—to the following writers who joined or renewed their memberships to Passionate Ink in July and August 2018!
Cynthia W. Gentry
For links to their websites, please visit our Members page!
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Congratulations to these following Passionate Ink authors on their new releases!
Appetite for Blood
By Amber Anthony
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Prohibition, 1920s Los Angelinos, mortal and immortal, are under attack by the entitled, remorseless Moreau family of vampires. Vampires Rick and Matt team up with Dragon-shifter Adam Lachlan and Vamp seductresses Venus and Luna, to put an end to the Moreau's bloody siege.
Brute strength won't take these hellions down, but they might be hoodwinked into exposing themselves. What ensues is a con game, BDSM romps and an expose of California's vampire mythology.
Delve into the origins of the fast friendships between Matt, Rick, and Adam, and see how their BDSM Empire began. This is the prequel to The Blood Trilogy.
Her Two Men in Tahiti
Total Indulgence Book 2
By Kristine Cayne and Dana Delamar
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Three hearts face the music...
They've haunted my dreams since the last time we hooked up. Two hot British rock stars who spent a week devoting themselves to my pleasure.
I never thought I'd see them again. Yet here we are in Tahiti, trying to keep their band, King's Cross, from fracturing.
But how can I help, when I'm at the heart of their problems?
The Tiger King
By Raisa Greywood
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Now that I've teased my beautiful Renata's mating bite from her, I can finally take her home and claim her like a Ximeran warrior should. Shifters are still being stolen from Earth, and I know we have to stop it.
When I learn one of my own people is behind the disappearances, we believe we've ended the danger to the shifters. But someone takes Renata from under my very nose.
My tiger is enraged, but not half as much as I am.
And I'm going to find her—no matter what.
Young Spades Book 1
By Riley Long
Release Date: September 5, 2018
Ari Dineen, Jr. thinks he doesn't deserve love. Ari has bipolar disorder and parents who don't understand. Falling in love isn't on the playlist for someone running from his past and so uncertain about his future.
Shane Beckett doesn't have time for love. He's the lead singer of indie rock band, Young Spades.
A cup of beer, a music history class, and a pack of cigarettes changes everything.
As Ari and Shane are about to find out, despite not having the time or the confidence to believe it can work, love has a way of pulling them in and rocking their worlds.
One Last Love Book 2
By Trinity Blacio
Release Date: September 11, 2018
One bite is all it takes to claim his mate... or to end a life.
Gage Hunter's focus is on his mate. He refuses to let anything stop him. When danger threatens Raven and his family, he does what any alpha wolf would do—he releases the animal-beast inside him.
Raven Zanderfield is about to get a crash course in possession. The wall of hurt she has kept around her heart is no match against Gage's sensual assault. He is determined to capture her heart, soul, and body.
With danger at every turn, can Gage protect Raven from the man who has taken a hit out on her, or will he lose the only woman who has ever meant anything to him?
By Susan Hayes
Release Date: September 27, 2018
Tarjen never expected to go to Earth again. The first time, he was there to protect Crown Prince Joran as he claimed his mate and returned her to Pyros. This time, Tarjen is on his way to claim a mate of his own.
He's studied human courtship behaviour, memorized his match's file from the Star-Crossed Dating database, and prepared himself for the moment he'll meet his mate. He's planned everything perfectly so that nothing can go wrong. Not like the last time they were here...
This book contains a single mother who doesn't believe in happy endings, and a royal bodyguard who does everything by the book—until the universe blows up the book, his plans, and part of a city block.
PI is only as strong as its members, so please make the most of your Chapter. Here are just a few of the 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 email@example.com to learn how you can help.