★★★★★ Review

Another ★★★★★ for “Going The Distance

Reviewed by Stephanie Rollins for BookreviewsRus.com

Austin is in marketing, but off hours, she writes erotica. Brett is in investment banking. They meet while on vacation. Within minutes, the are in bed together. When the vacation ends, they must decide if the distance between Toronto and New York is too much.

This is a solid book with wonderful characters and a well-developed plot. However, it is the sex that makes this book! It is packed full of sex scenes, and they are HOT! I admit to rereading several of them.


Now in Paperback!

Passion, Power, and Privilege is now available in paperback.

Sandy Sheets

The ‘Sandy Sheets’ Cabana – Chapter 9

About the novel:     When her tumultuous marriage ends suddenly, Kate Callahan is forced to decide if she should return to her job as a corporate lawyer, or proceed with the campaign to become the Mayor of the City of Lowden.

Difficult decisions become a lot easier when Kate meets Bradley Taylor, a handsome and successful business owner.  Brad’s attraction to Kate is instant and life finally starts falling into place as Kate realizes that the right man can bring out a passion that she had forgotten existed. 

Can Kate and Brad overcome their stormy and complicated pasts to find each other, love each other, and use their power and privilege to change the city they call home?

This smart and sexy read has received exceptional reviews and can be found at a number of your favorite retailers, including:

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (July 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627415645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627415644
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces

Author Interview by Majanka Verstraete

Majanka Verstraete recently hosted an interview with me as the author of contemporary erotic romance “Passion, Power and Privilege”. I enjoyed this interview and appreciate that Majanka posted it on her blog.

Cara AddisonWhen did you know you wanted to become an author?

In my career, I’ve had the opportunity to write numerous reports and create extensive documents, but until recently, I hadn’t taken the time to write a work of fiction.  For years, I’d considered the idea of writing a book, but didn’t take the notion seriously until the summer of 2013.  On a whim, I decided to write about the characters and stories that were in my mind.  With the encouragement of a few friends who read as I wrote, I continued down the path until Passion, Power, and Privilege was complete.

Honestly, I consider myself to be the ’Accidental Author’, mostly because I didn’t set out to write a manuscript for submission to a publisher.  I set out to express my thoughts and ideas in an experience that I found invigorating and cathartic.

Where did you get the inspiration for Passion, Power & Privilege?

Kate’s story in Passion, Power, and Privilege is a familiar one to so many people.  I would say that I was inspired to write about Kate based on the everyday experiences of those around me.  Grief, betrayal, and marital unhappiness isn’t uncommon.  I’ve seen many of my friends and acquaintances experience it in one way or another.  I wanted to write a smart, witty, and sexy story that women who have experienced those tumultuous life moments, could identify and be inspired by.  A story that fuels the hope of finding that special someone who compliments them, completes them, and loves them unconditionally.  And the hope of great sex.  Obviously.

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Author Interview by Cassidy Crimson

Cassidy Crimson recently interviewed me during a book tour for “Passion, Power, and Privilege.”  Here is our interview.  You can find the entire post at Cassidy’s blog.

1)         Please tell us about yourself.

Cara AddisonProfessionally, I’m not only an author, but I’m also balancing a full time corporate career.  I’ve worked for most my career as a problem-solver for corporations and government.  As I write this, I’m simultaneously preparing for a press conference.  In many ways, I consider myself to be an ‘accidental author’, having started writing fiction just eight months ago.  I started writing as a personal challenge and a therapeutic exercise.  I think it’s safe to say, that I’m hooked.

Personally, I live in Canada and I’m the mother of two beautiful children.  Between school projects, sports, piano lessons, and play dates, they keep me very busy.  But honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I have a fantastic group of friends who love and encourage me in everything that I do and I can honestly say that without their support, this novel would never have been completed, let alone published.

I dedicated Passion, Power, and Privilege to my incredible friends who inspired this, the greatest chapter of my life.

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Book Excerpt from Passion, Power and Privilege

Originally posted on The Single Librarian:


I’m hosting an excerpt today from contemporary erotic romance “Passion, Power and Privilege”. Enjoy!

Book Excerpt

The crowd was buzzing with anticipation. Kate slipped quietly into a private room off the main hall, taking a moment to mentally review two possible speeches, one in the event of a victory and the other in the event of defeat. Her father joined her a few moments later. “I thought I might find you here.” His grin was contagious, and she realized that this was the happiest that she had seen him in months. “I’m so proud of you, Kate. You’re an amazing woman and I’m so exceptionally honored to be your father.”

“I’m scared, Dad.”

He studied her face. “Why, Katherine?”

“It isn’t just about winning or losing, Dad. I just don’t want to fail. I don’t want to let people down…the campaign supporters…the volunteers…donors…the residents of this city…”

“Oh, Kate,” he…

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Guest Post Passion, Power and Privilege Book Tour

Originally posted on The Book Daily:

I’m hosting a guest post today by author Cara Addison, author of contemporary erotic romance “Passion, Power and Privilege”. Enjoy!

Title:  Who Knows Where Inspiration Comes From

I distinctly remember the moment I was inspired to start writing.  I was on a search for some summer reading material and began flipping through a number of books at my local library.  With two young children and a full-time career, I hadn’t indulged in a good novel in some time, and I was anxious to find a story that would whisk me away on a romantic adventure.  I scanned the book covers of some of my favorite authors before opening a novel by a relatively new author that I hadn’t yet encountered.  As I skimmed the pages, it occurred to me, that in my hiatus from reading, I’d conjured up characters and stories in my head.  I quietly wondered to myself, if the…

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