We’re thrilled to announce the finalists in the 2021 Passionate Plume. Thank you to all who entered and especially to our judges. The contest doesn’t exist without you. On June 9 at 6:30 EDT, the Passionate Plume winners will be announced by our President, Ashley Bostock, in a Facebook live session on our public Passionate… see more
The 15th Annual PASSIONATE PLUME CONTEST for Published and Unpublished Works of Erotic Romance is under way! We’ve extended the deadline and are especially in need of submissions for unpublished authors, historical, and scifi/paranormal. This is the romance industry’s ONLY official contest for authors of erotic romance, and for the first time, we have… see more
Join us in congratulating the FINALISTS of the 2017 Passionate Plume Contest, recognizing the “best of the best” in high heat and erotic romance. The full lists of finalists for each category–contemporary, speculative (PNR), and novella–can be accessed here. Regrettably, we did not have enough entries to run judging for the historical category this year…. see more
Passionate Ink members, nominations are now open for all board positions, including President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you’re eligible to serve in these critical chapter roles, please see the member forum for information about how to be added to the ballot.
Congratulations to this year’s 16 finalists! ***See the full list on the Plume finalists and winners page.*** The 2016 winners will be announced during the RWA national conference in San Diego. Check back next week to learn who the category winners are and also the recipient of the inaugural “Out of the Bedroom” creative sex… see more
Most Passionate Plume preliminary round judging packets went out via email during the last week of April. Scores have been coming in steadily—thank you, judges!—but we do want to ensure that all books are accounted for. Scores are due back on 5/31, but we understand that sometimes, monkey wrenches get thrown into the works. If… see more
Learn to walk the fine line between creatively engaging with your readers, violating terms of service or just being banned in Keeping It Hot: Social Media Strategies for Erotica Authors, a Passionate Ink workshop, on March 10, through March 24. Tyra Burton Jana Oliver Tyra Burton, marketing professor at Kennesaw State University (Georgia), and bestselling… see more
The Passionate Plume is the only RWA chapter-sponsored writing contest devoted solely to high-heat romances! Got a book that’s not quite erotic, but that has sex scenes hot enough to scorch an e-reader? This year, extra-sexy/spicy romances are eligible to enter the Passionate Plume. Are short sexy stories your style? The Passionate Plume’s novella divisions… see more
Check out December New Releases from Passionate Ink members! Spindrift Gifts by Aidee Ladnier When his memories begin endangering his happily-ever after on Celos, Jimenez is forced to choose between forgetting his lover Teo, or accepting the sometimes painful gifts of Spindrift.
Announcing the Passionate Ink Board of Directors for 2016: President: Mira Noire Vice President: Holley Trent Vice President-Marketing and Communications : Charity Parkerson Treasurer: Tonya Kinzer Secretary: Aidee Ladnier Special Events Director: Tobi Doyle Workshop Director: Kristi Hancock To contact your new board, see the PI Contact Us page. Congratulations to all!