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Passionate Inkers,
I hope this newsletter finds you well! The Passionate Plume has amassed another AMAZING field of contestants and winners, thanks to our Vice-President Jordyn Kross, our wonderful judges and our entrants. In case you missed it, here is a list of our winners!
  • Contemporary Long - Mint to Be by Madelynne Ellis 
  • Contemporary Short - The War Within by Barb Simmons 
  • Erotic Fiction - The Lodger: That Summer by Levi Huxton
  • Historical - Olivia and the Masked Duke by Grace Callaway.  
  • Speculative - Infernal Desire by Angela Knight. 
  • Virgin (unpublished category) - Silently by Tayla Blayne

Thank you so much for your support.


President, Passionate Ink

Here are the members of your 2022 board with their emails in case you would like to contact us:

President: Ashley Bostock,
Vice President: Jordyn Kross,
Marketing Liaison: Calia Wilde,
Secretary: Raisa Greywood,
Treasurer: Mira Noire,
Workshop Director: Michael Edwards,
Workshop Delegate: Voncille Meyer,
Webmistress/Admin: Jennifer Dodds,
Membership Engagement: Ryan Osborn

Mark your calendar - the deadline is July 16!29352326-c611-1d46-e9ef-7398a98ba1da

Passionate Ink is proud to announce the 2022 Charity Anthology!
Submissions are OPEN to members.
All proceeds will be donated to ProLiteracy.
Word count limit is 10K and the submission window closes on July 16th. 

Monthly Milestones

  • HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE? Did you hit a publishing milestone? Place in a contest? Share your writing news with us! Email to be featured in our next newsletter.

ICYMI: Members only event! "Elevator Pitches" JUNE 23

Free for Members. Visit the forum calendar for details.

Coming in July!

Open to non-members in July!

June 1–31 via online forum link.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members. 

Get to know Passionate Ink - no pressure!

Join us for Happy Hour on July 8th at 7PM CST.
Enjoy the fun, visit with members, and share your favorite beverage or cocktail.
Visit the forum calendar for details.

Make the most of your membership!

Learn, Grow, and Improve! Join your fellow Inkers for critique sessions on July 14th and July 28th. 

Membership gets you great content!

Join us to see an overview of Kindle Vella presented by Bonnie Phelps. Just $5 for members! 

Wait... there's MORE!

August events and workshops: 

Open to Non-Members: 

Conflict with Cassandra Carr 
Happy Hour 

Member-only programs: 

Writer's Salon - Marketing
Critique Sessions
PI Board Meeting 
BookBub Basics

The spotlight is on you! 

New to Passionate Ink? It is time to introduce yourself. Just answer a few questions and we'll do the rest. Our interview form makes the process easy. Your interview will be featured in future newsletters. We love learning about you and your work, whether you are a prolific and published writer or just starting out. Click the red button to get started.

Thank you to all who have sent profiles—they will appear here over the next few months. 
Interview Form

Advertiser by day, passionate writer by night. Writing under the pen name of Sofia Bitoni, our spotlight shines bright on this new member. Despite never wanting to be a fiction writer, Sofia fell in love with erotica and it went from there.

A resident of Florida, they train Muay Thai at a local gym, which translates to Thai Boxing. Sofia believes it is a great way to get a fun work out while learning how to defend yourself. They are also a huge F1 fan and like to pick stocks.  

Advice?  “Writing what you love and writing to a market can be different things. Know what one you're doing.”

Strengths? “My day job is to research and write dialogue so I've become stronger at these things.”    

Challenges? “Building an exciting yet coherent story arc that engages through every page. It's harder than I thought. Also writing steamy erotica that isn't cliche. — I feel grateful to have the chance to learn from so many great writers at Passionate Ink.”

Let’s offer our fellow inker encouragement and support! You can send your comments to and our staff will send them his way.

Member New & Upcoming Releases

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

The Town Princess

By Calia Wilde

Release Date: June 5, 2022

The Town Princess CoverBad-boy biker is set to inherit millions. But there’s a catch—two actually.

The first is, he has to protect his half-sister.
Second, the town princess isn’t really his half-sister.

(Danielle) You know that moment when you turn off a car, the radio stops, and there’s only the slight tick of the motor’s fan slowing down and you wonder if that sound is normal? Or, maybe the awkward silence right after you blurt out, “I mean, grandmother. She’s not my real mother. My real mother died shortly after I was born,” at a dinner party with no fewer than seven politicians and one foreign dignitary? Yeah, okay, maybe you wouldn’t know that one, but I did.

This silence was just about as deafening.

Let’s face it, now that I’d stupidly disarmed the system right in front of two men, who’d shoved their way into my house, the only emotion I could feel was…


You see, I knew the tallest of the two bikers.

Discover this title and more at

The Redemption book cover


Passionate Ink members, want to see your new release here?

We need your title, release date, cover image (300 x 450 pixels, .JPG), a description of up to 175 words, and your author website URL.



Zinnia's Solstice Daddy

By Raisa Greywood

Release Date: June 3, 2022

Seeking Earth CoverHe was her light, after so many months in the dark.

After years of being held prisoner by violent rebels, Zinnia Turner is finally rescued and returned home. But her nightmare doesn’t end just because she’s back on American soil.

When she flees her old life in search of a more peaceful one, she’s shocked to come face to face with the man who pulled her from captivity. For the first time in months, Zinnia really knows what she wants — and she wants Mitch. And her attraction to him only grows when he finally follows through on his threats to put her over his knee.

But the family she left behind isn’t letting her go that easily. When Zinnia’s overbearing mother shows up, she has a choice to make: return to a life she no longer wants, or face her fears with her Daddy by her side.

Discover this title and more at

Shattered Ice

By Jordyn Kross

Release Date: May 31, 2022

Seeking Earth CoverThings get steamy when an ice queen falls for a smoking hot hero.

Katherine Wallace’s future was supposed to be frozen in perfection, spending her life safely working for her family’s New York law firm.

Gabe Gallegos planned to spend his career in the military. But when that plan blew up—literally—he had to find a new mission. Renovating his late uncle’s ski lodge seemed like the perfect solution. Except he’s never managed a bed and breakfast, he can’t cook, and his first guest is completely infuriating—a total ice queen—and sexy as hell.

Gabe’s partially-renovated lodge is a dumpster fire, and Katherine is one click away from flying home to New York. But an accident and a website snafu force them to remain together in extremely close quarters.

As passion thaws the ice, they have to decide if there’s enough trust to build a future together.

Discover this title and more at  


We'd Like to Help

Readers, are you looking for your next favorite author?

Authors, are you looking to connect with more readers?

Please visit the Passionate Ink Resources page for:
Partner Author Organizations
Writing Organizations
Print Publishers
and Other Erotic Literature-friendly Sites

Most of these sites are free to readers, however some do charge the authors.  To learn more about these different venues go to our blog located here.

Do you know of other beneficial sites for authors?  Let us know at:

Member Resources

PI is only as strong as its members, so please make the most of your organization. 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!


There are several ways to volunteer, whether assisting with the Passionate Plume contest or helping us out with other initiatives including our conference. Please email to learn how you can help.

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