Passionate Hearts — the first anthology from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance chapter of the Romance Writers of America #newrelease #hotread #valentinesday

Cold? My sisters in smut at  Passionate Ink, the “some like it steamy” (and then some) chapter of the Romance Writers of America have an app for that. Ok, not an app. A book. Almost the same thing, right?

Passionate Hearts: A Collection of Erotic Romance

All profits from sales will benefit the American Heart Association and ProLiteracy.

From dancers at a masquerade ball to Olympic ski medalists to bakers to lovers from out of this world, there is something for every romantic to savor in this sexy collection! Erotic adventures include:

  • The Crazy Chick from Valentine’s Day by Cameron Allie
  • The Huntress and the Hawk: A Masquerade Club Story by Kim Allred
  • Lower: The Real Fling #1.5 by Lyla Bellatas
  • Flame’s Burning Valentine by Trinity Blacio
  • Accidental Cupid by M. Jane Colette <<< ME!
  • A Jinx, a Journal, and a Juliette by Jane Colt
  • Just Friends by Cynthia W. Gentry
  • Fluidity by Moxie Malone
  • The Masquerade by Katherine McLellan
  • Forever Valentine by Kathleen Samuels
  • Valentine Cookie Magic by Cadence Vonn

I will tell you a little bit about the other stories next week; today, a taste of mine:

by M. Jane Colette


—You’re so cute. Nobody else I know uses the phone for calling anymore. What’s up?

—A date on Valentine’s Day? A little heavy for a second meet, kitten. I am free, but Valentine’s Day? Really?

—You’re sweet, but I’m also good with leaving it as a one-night stand. Really. You don’t need to feel…

—How weird a request? Like, if it’s in the “can you paint your fingernails and toenails black cause it drives me wild” category—which you asked for the first time—sure. But we’re definitely not at the “will you wear nipple clamps and a plug throughout dinner for me” stage, know what I mean, kitten?

—LOL, if you don’t know what nipple clamps are, Google it. Ok, what do you want? Tell me.


—It’s not too weird. It’s just a little weird.

—Well, because… Valentine’s, and it’s only our second date. Seems a little early for a ménage à trois given your speed and style last time.

—You don’t know what a ménage à trois is? Seriously?

—See, Google is a wonderful thing. Chill, kitten. You don’t have to panic and apologize. I’m not a prude. If that’s the Valentine’s present you want, you got it. It’ll make the night interesting.


—I see.

—That’s actually weirder.

—No, I totally get—you’re a good friend. A better friend than I am. Because I too have a dorky single friend who will be spending Valentine’s Day alone and feeling sorry for herself. And it didn’t occur to me—well, it didn’t occur to me to arrange something for her.

—Yes, that’s a yes. I’ve got someone for your friend.

—Ground rules. She’s super sweet. And way more uptight than me. He gets a date. He’s probably not going to get a kiss, let alone sex.

—Unless we drop her off home early and the three of us—you, me, and your buddy, continue the night. If he’s cute, I’m up for that.

—Hey, you brought up the threesome.

—Oh, right, I did. Anyway, tell him he gets a date and company, but nothing else.

—That’s a little pathetic, but you’re welcome. Is he cute?

—And how old?

—Hmmm. Just a tad young. But then, so are you.

—How sexy an accent? Sexier than yours?

—Honey, you totally have a Syrian boy raised in a Polish neighborhood in Mississauga accent. Ask your coworkers. Ask your Mom.

—And you love it.

—I don’t mind it. Now, hold on. Ok, I’m texting her and she’s being a big dork.

—I’m working on it. Hold on.

—Ok. She’s in. I’ll pick her up—we’ll meet you guys at… where are we going?

—Nice. I love that place. Ok, at 7 pm. Oh. One more thing. I told her your friend can’t speak English. So brief him.

—Because she’s shy. She said she wouldn’t know what to say. I said, no problem, he actually won’t say anything, because he can’t speak English.

—Well, maybe a little weird. Just remember to tell him.

—See you tomorrow.

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and of course, wherever else in the world you are.







About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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