Dishin’ It Up

I sat down this week for an interview with DeeJay from DJ’s Book Corner to talk about The Fortuitous Pen. 

Here’s what she asked…

Name three songs that could be on The Fortuitous Pen soundtrack.
Music is powerful. When I start on a manuscript, I create a playlist for that novel. As I write, I add songs that reflect the characters and situations that unfold as I write. I find myself listening to that playlist over and over as I write and edit.

Three of my favourite songs on The Fortuitous Pen playlist are:

Jason Derulo, Trumpets. It has great rhythm, beat, and fantastic sexual innuendo.
K-Naan’s Hurt Me Tomorrow is the song that instantly comes to mind as I think of chapter 15 when Brett and Austin have an epic fight.

One Republic, Counting Stars is another song that encapsulates the depth of connection between these deeply devoted characters in The Fortuitous Pen.

What are three essential elements of a romance book?
A. Characters that are relatable.

B. Humor. Not common in a romance novel, but for me it’s an essential ingredient and speaks volumes about the author’s talent.

C. Hot and steamy sex scenes that can arouse the reader and draw them into the scene

What would you consider your personal motto to be?
William Shakespeare’s quote, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” is one that I personally identify with. I make it a daily personal mission to achieve greatness. Mediocrity has no place here.

How do you battle writers’s block?
Fortunately, I’ve yet to deal with writer’s block. I have the opposite problem…too any ideas, characters, conversations, scenes, and situations to write down and not enough time in the day to purge them from my imagination.

If I do ever encounter writer’s block, I’m sure some conversations with my online fans will generate enough ideas to get me back to the computer.

What influences you, in writing and life in general?
I would say that there are few outside influences that drive me. My own intrinsic need to accomplish success is a powerful influence for my writing, my work in the corporate world, and the very important task of raising two daughters to be independent thinkers.

pen 3dThe Fortuitous Pen

Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
After making an immediate connection in ‘Going the Distance’, Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner continue their lives together as they adjust to life as a sexy New York couple.

Having fallen madly in love with Brett, Austin balances her time between her writing, and the delicious romps with her fiercely loyal and equally adventurous lover. Determined to focus on her writing, Austin experiences an accidental encounter that sets the two off on a journey of pain and healing. Can their everyday life of sexy trysts and loving adventures be enough to overcome mistakes of the past?

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Every Second Weekend gets five sexy stars


Julie Barrett, February 16, 2015

ca-everysecondweekend-full If you are looking for seriously hot romance, Every Second Weekend is the book for you. Cara Addison is a new author for me, and boy can she write a story that packs a big, sexy punch. This is a feel good romance that is ideal to curl up with in front of the fire with a glass of wine and some chocolates.

CJ is a great character – I loved her. Feisty, strong, sexy and funny, she is a great mom who works hard to raise money for her charitable organisation – she really is a super mom. Dale is also a likeable character and he is the perfect match for CJ. It was lust at first sight for both of them, but much stronger feelings soon developed.

Their relationship is not without ups and downs – from a trouble making ex husband, Dale’s family problems and the often difficult task of introducing a new partner to your children. This is believable tale with likeable lead characters, who have normal problems – but who also have a fantastic sex life! The sex scenes are sensual and well written – and they are hot, hot, hot!

I really enjoyed this book, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who likes their romances to be deliciously steamy.

Every Second Weekend gets five sexy stars.


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REVIEW by Steamy Book Reviews

Review of Cara Addison’s The Fortuitous Pen
February 2015

1be61-pen2b3dEven though this is a sequel to Going the Distance, The Fortuitous Pen can be read as a standalone and the reader doesn’t feel completely lost, or like a fish floundering out of water.

Longer than your average erotica, and with meticulous writing and attention to detail, Cara Addison will have you read this entire book through a single sitting–which is what I did. Steamy romance, hot sex, and writing that will entice you to read more and more, this is one to add to the hot list.

Heat Up Your Valentine

ca-everysecondweekend-fullEvery Second Weekend (MF)

Cara Addison
Word Count: 56,207
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, light bondage, sex toys, HEA]


Siren Bookstrand



Loan Lust Lies Cover FINALLoans, Lust, and Lies (F/M/M/F)

Word Count:  44,470
Category:  Erotica Romance Mystery
[HEA, spanking, sex toys, assplay]


ca-passionpowerandprivilege-fullPassion, Power, and Privilege (M/F)

Word Count:  65,530
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA]

Google Books


ca-goingthedistanceGoing The Distance (M/F)

Word Count:  54,840
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, public exhibition, HEA]

Google Books



5 Star Review for The Fortuitous Pen


The Fortuitous Pen
February 9, 2015
By Lady A

The Fortuitous Pen is down right enticing. It’s provocative, red-hot, luscious and oh so sexy.
It’s a fabulous scorching hot read that will have you turning page after page. I absolutely loved the characters, especially Austin. It’s well written with a fantastic plot.

If your a fan of Erotic novels, then you definitely need to add Cara Addison to your TBR list.

PRESS RELEASE: Cara Addison Publishes Fifth Novel

Canadian author has fifth novel published in a year

London, Ontario, Canada – February 6, 2015

Canadian author, Cara Addison, is celebrating the release of her fifth novel in less than a year. As a newcomer to the literary world, Addison is thrilled with the response to her writing.

ca-passionpowerandprivilege-fullSitting down to write as a personal challenge to herself, Addison found herself submitting her first novel, Passion, Power, and Privilege‘ to her publisher just thirty days after Kate Callahan and Bradley Taylor materialized in her imagination. Addison admits that she was hooked. While she waited for a response, she continued to write, starting an entirely new manuscript ca-goingthedistancewith all new characters, setting, and plot. Within a month she had a second novel ready for submission. On the exact day that she submitted Going The Distance, the Texas based publisher, Siren Bookstrand emailed the news that she would become a published author.

You might wonder what sets Addison’s writing apart from others in this genre. Addison’s friends and colleagues will tell you that she’s both and humorous and hilarious often delivering perfectly timed quips that leave them in stitches. This cleverly timed humor transitions to Addison’s writing where her characters are delightfully witty and engaging, especially for characters in the romance genre. “It’s a wonderfully funny, steam filled romp,” said one 5-star review.

Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Cara Addison Publishes Fifth Novel”

★★★★★ Review: Realistic plot and page melting sex!


Irisdiana‘s review

Feb 04, 2015
Read in January, 2015

ca-everysecondweekend-fullFirst off…..this is the only book I have read by Cara Addison and I will tell you right now-it is not my last.

Great story line, realistic plot and page melting sex! This book did a great job of giving us a view into a divorced mom and her new squeeze while dealing with a job, ex-husband and two young daughters. I was loving the wholesome high school teacher that had some “real hidden talents”. This book also had a couple of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming (which I can usually predict).

I was given a copy for an honest review.


I just love the way she writes…


February 3, 2015

By Cindy Marley
This review is from: Going the Distance (Siren Publishing Classic) (Kindle Edition)
I really enjoyed this book. A great Author I just love the way she writes. A page turner from the very first page. Buy it you will not regret it. Can’t wait to read her next book.
It’s a keeper I’ll be keeping this in my library to read again.

Biggest Twist Ever!! ★★★★★


Biggest Twist Ever!!

January 28, 2015
By Moniqua Sexton
This review is from: Loans, Lust, and Lies (Kindle Edition)
Loan Lust Lies Cover FINALThis book was about a company who found that $70 million had been embezzled from them and they call in an investigator to help figure it out. The twist at the end had me thrown for a loop, which I will not mention because that would ruin the whole story. Aubreigh is a smart, genius helluva woman. Although I didn’t agree with her tactics of sleeping with both men who were at one point “suspects” at a company she was investigating, and then having a threesome with them, like they say, use what you have to get what you want.

As much as I want to talk about the twist at the end, I can’t but it was so good and pure genius. I was completely blindsided by that and what I had thought was going to happen, was not even in the same universe of being close as to what actually happened. I will say that the sex scenes had me a little hot, had to take a cold shower after reading it, and I read this book in one sitting.