Steamy & Fun Read: The Fortuitous Pen

★★★★

Steamy & Fun Read

March 20, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
1be61-pen2b3dThis is a nicely paced, easily enjoyable tale of erotica novelist, Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner. Although it is a sequel, it completely stands alone and is filled with witty dialogue, lots of steamy scenes and all around fun. A story where in the end love conquers all.

Refreshing great read

★★★★★

Refreshing great read

March 18, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

1be61-pen2b3dWow I didn’t think that it was going to be better [than the prequel] but pleasantly surprised that it was, still struggling with outside issues but their love for each other stands out, great humour, huge amount of hot erotic scenes nicely written, absolutely brilliant story

Really Good Read

★★★★★

Really good read
March 12, 2015
By Kindle Customer karen
I was sent this free for my honest review and I really enjoyed reading this book, she is a successful marketing and part time erotic author away to promote her book and he is a very successful banker on vacation, they don’t plan on their romance going any further than the week they are there but their feelings about each say different, they decide to try the long distance and see each other every weekend to see how it developed, you won’t be disappointed good humour, very hot steamy scenes, no big bad drama and so easy to read and get into the story.

Man this book was hot, hot, and hot!

Slytherin Rose rated it 5 of 5 stars

Genre: Erotic Romance
Author: Cara Addison
Book: Going the Distance
My Star Rating: 5
Will I read I read it again? Yes

ca-goingthedistanceIntro: When Austin Campbell travels from Toronto to sunny San Diego to showcase her newest novel at a convention, she’s hoping to squeeze in some sightseeing into her business trip. Her plans change when she meets Brett Tanner, an investment banker from New York. Their instant attraction to each other leads to a week of fun, frolicking sex. 

They learn that it may be more difficult than they realized to end their weeklong escapade when they have to leave each other at the airport to return to their individual lives. As ambitious professionals, they work all week so that they can take turns travelling the 500 miles between New York and Toronto to find out if their budding relationship has what it takes to go the distance.

Man this book was hot, hot, and hot! I loved how Brett loved reading Austin’s books and then telling his guys friends to read a certain part of the books.


I liked all the characters in this book. There was a lot of hot sex and almost from the beginning and all the way through the book. Great read and I can’t wait to read more of these authors’ books!!

The Sultry Politician: 5 Star Review for ‘Passion, Power, and Privilege’

The sultry politician, March 6, 2015
By D. Roberts “Hadrian12″
This review is from: Passion, Power, and Privilege (Siren Publishing Classic) (Paperback)
ca-passionpowerandprivilege-fullKate Callahan is a tough, strong minded and clever 40-something woman who is running to be mayor of a mid-sized city. Unlike most politicians, she is not seeking an office @ City Hall simply to appease her ego. Nope, Kate actually has plans for her hometown. Big plans. She wants to transform its dated infrastructure into an eco friendly / techno friendly / business friendly environment.

Kate is in a troubled marriage that unfortunately counts as “baggage” in her political aspirations as opposed to being an asset that demonstrates stability. During her campaign, she happens across a charming middle aged fellow named Brad. Brad is a rare breed indeed: he is wealthy, handsome, buffed up & handsome, yet he is not(!) an arrogant jerk. Whoa! They immediately have an unmistakable attraction for each other.

The story is panoramic as Kate travels to New York, Las Vegas & a tropical island getaway on a private jet. To be sure, this is a book of erotica rather than a Romance novel. The intimate scenes are unvarnished, uncensored and unapologetic in their graphic depictions. If you’re looking for a book that’s all about 2 lovers holding hands, making out & having candlelight dinners, then this novel is not for you.

My primary criticism of the story is that I don’t get a lucid image of what Kate looks like. Or, for that matter, how the other main female characters appear. All I know about Kate is that she is fairly tall for a woman, she is slender and she is ostensibly very attractive. It’s unknown whether she has short hair or long hair or what color her hair is. Some more subtle descriptive comments would have been quite helpful. In a book such as this, it makes a bigger difference to envision the appearance of the people in the story than it would in other genres. On the other hand, she goes into great detail in describing Brad, so perhaps that will suffice for female readers.

All-in-all, however, this is a spicy read & a fun read. Kate is a professional by day & totally uninhibited by night ~ my kind of girl! If Romantic erotica is your gig, then this one is worth a read.

Very hot read: ★★★★★

★★★★★

Very hot read

March 5, 2015
By Rose
Genre: Erotic Romance
Author: Cara Addison
Book: Going the Distance
My Star Rating: 5
Will I read I read it again? Yes

ca-goingthedistanceIntro: When Austin Campbell travels from Toronto to sunny San Diego to showcase her newest novel at a convention, she’s hoping to squeeze in some sightseeing into her business trip. Her plans change when she meets Brett Tanner, an investment banker from New York. Their instant attraction to each other leads to a week of fun, frolicking sex.

They learn that it may be more difficult than they realized to end their weeklong escapade when they have to leave each other at the airport to return to their individual lives. As ambitious professionals, they work all week so that they can take turns travelling the 500 miles between New York and Toronto to find out if their budding relationship has what it takes to go the distance.

Brett falls in love with Austin because she is an intensely sexual lover, but also because she is determined, fearless, poised, ambitious, and fiercely loyal. Austin not only shows her love for Brett between the sheets, but by providing her intelligent, accomplished, and handsome lover with the focused love and loyalty that he craves.
Man this book was hot, hot, and hot! I loved how Brett loved reading Austin’s books and then telling his guys friends to read a certain part of the books.

I liked all the characters in this book. There was a lot of hot sex and almost from the beginning and all the way through the book. Great read and I can’t wait to read more of these authors’ books!!
What I hated was the ending! Come on. It was a horrid ending. It felt like it was not finished and short. I really wish it was pulled out just a little bit longer so we can see them move past the move and all.

★★★★★ Review: Loved the writing style and the characters

★★★★★

Loans, Lust and Lies

March 5, 2015
By Kissablysweetone

Loan Lust Lies Cover FINALThere is something happening at Atlantic Bank. An emergency meeting was called. Kane McGregor and Matthew King must tell the board seventy million dollars is missing. There will have to be an investigation. WR& Associates were called in to do a forensic investigation. Aubreigh Delany is the person in charge. Her beauty and sex appeal make make this investigation a bit more interesting. Both men find her attractive and can’t wait to get their hands on Aubreigh.

Wonderful, exciting and an unexpected ending makes this book a terrific mystery. There are twists and turns but you will never guess the ending. I felt sorry for Matthew. He seemed shy and unsure of himself. Having to tell the company you work for that such a large amount of money is missing must be horrifying. Loved the writing style and the characters. It’s really a fantastic mystery.

I found no issues.

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it was equal parts mystery and sensuality.

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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