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Will we see you in New York next month? Please join us for our chapter party on Wednesday, July 24th from 8:00-10:00pm in the Imperial/Broadhurst/Belasco Room.

This is a FREE event for all RWA members and will feature live demonstrations, snacks, prizes and more! It will be a great way to kick off your conference, make some new friends, and maybe learn some new tricks! I hope to see you there.

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 Update
  • Member New Releases
  • 10 Questions: Author Interview with Jennie Kew
  • 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
PASSIONATE PLUME CONTEST
for Published Works of Erotic Romance


Watch for
Announcement of Winners
on Facebook
July 1st!

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 communications@passionateink.org.

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

 

Playing His Game

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: May 30, 2019

Alexandria fantasized about the dark, sexy mystery man from afar, but suddenly he’s by her side, defending her from a jerk who just broke her phone. That is until the security guards cart him away. If she leaves the hockey stadium, she worries she might never see him again. Chasing down the sexy alpha might not be her safest move, but she can’t resist the possessive look he’d had in his eyes.







 

Stripping Him Down

By Barbra Campbell
Release Date: June 14, 2019

Hot and fast! Free in KU!

Sexy hero with a big stick. Bold heroine who won’t accept less than center stage.

Plenty of sexy times! Enjoy the show while this hockey star and prima ballerina find out it’s easier to share their bed than the spotlight.






https://BarbraCampbell.com

 

Blue Steel Hearts

By Eve Lyn
Release Date: July 22, 2019

Rock Star Steve Mitchem has it all. But he's never forgotten the small-town girl he left behind in Oklahoma. He can't believe his luck when he spots her one night in the front row of his concert. He takes her to his house in Malibu where things heat up quicker than his hot tub.

Julie Ray moved to Los Angeles to become a model. When she attends a concert to see her old friend perform, she is surprised when he recognizes her. She'd do anything to bed her old flame, even if it means leaving her heart behind.




https://www.evelynauthor.com/

 

Rockin’ Hearts: A Hot Hearts Café Novella

By Lia Violet
Release Date: June 17, 2019

Rock Star werewolf Alex falls fast for fashion designer Sylvia after they meet at a shifter dating agency mixer. Sylvia's career is taking off after her design is chosen for the Cougarville mayor's inauguration and she tries to resist the strong pull she feels towards the charismatic musician. 

Have the magical cinnamon rolls from the Hot Hearts cafe struck up romance again, or has Alex found his mate?



 


www.liaviolet.com

10 Questions: Author Interviews

Meet Jennie Kew

This month we are pleased to interview Jennie Kew, a pantster who recently relaunched her career from traditional to indie.

Are you a pantster or plotter?

Pantster all the way. I’ve tried plotting but my brain just isn’t wired that way.

How do you set the mood for writing?

I like to write early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up. I clear my emails, check my social media then light a scented candle to evoke sense memories, then get cracking.

How do you overcome procrastination?

Unplug the internet.

What are some pros/cons and advice you'd give for indie publishing?

Pros: you control everything.
Cons: you control everything.
Advice: Find the best cover designer and editor you can afford and use them.

What advice would you give to a new author just starting out and looking up to authors like you? :)

Don’t try to do too much, too fast. Take your time and learn the craft of writing. Like everything else, good writing takes practice, practice, practice. Enter contests, listen to the feedback, study your genre, do the work. As one of my crit partners is fond of saying, "It's a marathon, not a sprint."

 What's your strength as a writer?

Dialogue. I like listening to how people interact and talk to one another, and how that translates to the page to evoke emotion and action.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

I used to write under my real name but switched to a pseudonym when I relaunched my writing career as a self-published author in 2017. 

Do you try to write original, different stories or try to deliver to readers what they want?

For the most part, I write slice-of-life contemporary romance because when I started writing, there was a distinct lack of that type of book on the market, and even fewer still that took place in Australia outside of Sydney or Melbourne. So I started writing stories I wanted to read starring people and places I wanted to read about, and luckily other people have liked reading them too!

Tell us what excites you about your next upcoming or most recent book or what you are working on now?

I’m currently writing the third book in my Bennett’s Bastards series, in which the heroine has severe burn scars covering half her face and parts of her body, and the hero is an introverted Dominant. As a pantster, I have no idea how this is going to turn out. Wish me luck!

Jennie, tell us how we can find you.

There are lots of places you can find me online but Facebook is where you'll see me the most. Please check out my website, and if you sign up for my non-spammy newsletter, you get the first two short stories from The Q Collection for free! Happy reading!

Thank you, Jennie, for sharing with us! Learn more about her at www.JennieKew.com, and on her Facebook, Books2Read, BookBub, and Instagram. Sign up for her newsletter here.

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If you’d like to participate in 10 Questions, please email communications@passionateink.org.

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 directors@passionateink.org to learn how you can help.
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