Happy Holidays!

It’s been an amazing year, thanks to our amazing members. From workshops to contests to our active and growing Facebook Group, we’ve had wonderful opportunities to connect with each other and grow as authors.

As you get cozy with loved ones this winter, we’d like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to you for joining the Passionate Ink family.

Don’t forget to submit your work (unpublished authors welcome!) by DECEMBER 31 for the Sexy Scribbles contest. We've extended the deadline! Details below.

Have a wonderful holiday season,
The 2018 Passionate Ink Board

In This Issue:

Welcome Your New 2019 Passionate Ink Board of Directors!

President: Nikki Sloane
Vice President: Amy Alessio
VP, Marketing and Communications: Kate Allure
Secretary: Ashley Bostock
Treasurer: Alexis R. Craig
Workshop Director: Alexis Scott
Special Events Director: Monica Jorgensen
Website Director: Mira Noire

Congratulations to all!

Sexy Scribbles Deadline Extended to Dec. 31!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Sexy Scribbles deadline is now DECEMBER 31! Have you been thinking of entering our Sexy Scribbles scene contest but didn't think you'd have time during the holidays? Now you have two more weeks! Polish those scenes and send them in. LEARN MORE.  

Entry deadline: December 31, 2018 (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!)
Category finalists announced: January 15, 2019
Winners announced: February 14, 2019

The Sexy Scribbles contest evaluates how well authors develop sexual tension in scenes of 3,000 words or less. Scenes may or not include sexual acts; judging will evaluate the quality of the writing, craft and portrayal of longing or emotion between characters.

This contest is open to ALL authors, published or unpublished, of erotic or sexy/steamy romance. The excerpt submitted must be taken from a completed work of any length. Enter this fun contest with your contemporary, historical, suspense, speculative or BDSM scenes!

Questions? Email Amy Alessio at

Passionate Ink Anthology Coming in January

The Passionate Ink anthology, Passionate Hearts, is in the final editing stages, and we’ll have a cover reveal in December in our Facebook Group and the PI Forums.

We’re planning on a January launch of these hot Valentine's stories. Sales will benefit ProLiteracy and the American Heart Association.

Stay tuned for more info on this exciting anthology!

Get Ready to Pitch Your Stories in 2019!

We've closed the pitch calendar for the rest of the year, and we'll be streamlining next year's pitch opportunities to make better use of Board resources and to maintain positive relationships with our agencies and publishers.

We expect the 2019 calendar to offer an opportunity every two or three months.This will mean fewer chances to engage directly with our industry contacts to pitch your work, so keep a close eye on the calendar and take advantage of these awesome opportunities when we announce pitch events next year!

Thanks to Moxie Malone for her great work as Pitch Coordinator.

It's been a pleasure serving you all in this capacity this year!
Mira Noire, Pitch Director 2017–18

Welcome New and Renewing Members!

A warm welcomeand an enthusiastic welcome backto the following writers who joined or renewed their memberships to Passionate Ink in November 2018! 

Charlotte Black
For links to their websites, please visit our Members page.  

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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!


Temptation's Rose

By Katherine McLellan
Release Date: October 17, 2018

Temptation's RoseOn a bloody battlefield, Lady Erienne is taken as a war prize by the Viking warrior Geirr, his lovely reward in victory. Brought to his ethereal homeland, she finds unexpected beauty and kindness in the foreign land.

Erienne lives as Geirr's lover, misled about being a thrall after the Viking king frees her upon her arrival. Geirr is certain no woman will tame him, with an agonizing past that doesn't let him trust his desires with the beautiful Erienne.

A conspiracy is exposed, leaving Erienne in the gravest of danger. Geirr must find a way to win Erienne's heart and keep her safe, even if he must cross an ocean to do so.

Steven: Dr. Richards' Littles 25

By Pepper North
Release Date: December 4, 2018

Steven: Dr. Richards' Littles 25Ever been bamboozled? Steven has, and it's not a good feeling. After escaping a small town where he doesn't fit in, Steven's luck turns around when he sits next into a mature and magnetic, plumbing company owner. Sparks soon fly between the Little and his new boss, Joe.

Showing up in several Dr. Richards' Littles novels, the two plumbers have gained the attention of readers who have begged for their story. Who knew that a chance encounter could lead to an instant partnership that would be so sweet and burn so hot?


Text Me, Cupid

By M. Jane Colette
Release Date: December 6, 2018

Text Me, CupidMeet Will and Florence. He's freshly divorced and in denial. She's twice-burnt and prickly. They're a terrible idea. They know this. But every time their eyes meet, their clothes come off. Still—they're not going to fall in love. They are not. Not even if this one night stand has 365 days.

Text Me, Cupid: All Four Scandalous Episodes contains all the previously released adventures of Will and Florence—Messy Christmas, Delayed Valentine, Bittersweet Halloween, and Saving Christmas—as well as two bonus short stories. Available in e, print & audio formats!


Gram's Lovin' Fear
Grandmas Need Loving Too Book Three

By Trinity Blacio
Release Date: December 24, 2018

Gram's Lovin' FearsThe winds of change... Cassidy Byrne has always had an affinity for nature. The wind and the animals give her a sense of tranquility. She lives a quiet life with her adopted daughter, avoiding other people as much as possible. Her peaceful existence suddenly shatters in one day, leaving her reeling and wondering if she is strong enough to face all the changes that are about to happen.  

Malachi, Krill, and Surne—three men from three different worlds find their mate in one very special woman. The question is—will she accept them? Each man will do whatever it takes to protect Cassidy, but will it be enough?

10 Questions: Amber Anthony

Amber AnthonyWelcome 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 Amber Anthony, a pen name that represents collaborating authors Rusty Hough Bader and Nancy Reynolds.Their collaboration began in 2008 with screenwriting, and now, they’re turning their love for words into books as romance writers. Read the interview!

If you’d like to participate in 10 Questions, please email

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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