Cara Addison

Biography

Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Cara Addison has used drive, tenacity, ambition, and out-of-the-box thinking to ascend the Canadian corporate ladder to shatter the preverbal glass ceiling. As the CEO of a government firm, Cara prefers to be out in the trenches, working to provide solutions rather than sitting behind a desk. Over her fifteen-year career, Cara has given back to her community, supporting her philanthropic interests as she provides strategic governance on numerous boards of directors.

While Cara loves to succeed in her work, it was an impromptu challenge to herself that led her to sit down one day and write a piece of fiction that was worthy of publication. Being an avid daydreamer since childhood, she transferred her own wit and humor to the narrative and dialogue of the characters that resided in her imagination. Words poured onto the page and within weeks, she had a full-length novel with characters, events, and situations that were influenced by the people and places in her everyday life.

In typical fashion, Cara found herself submitting ‘Passion, Power, and Privilege‘ to a publisher just thirty days after Kate Callahan and Bradley Taylor materialized in her imagination. Having boldly submitted her first manuscript she began writing another while balancing the demands of work and a young family. Remarkably, Cara has managed to juggle her career, motherhood, and the creative process of writing. In the past twelve months, this literary newcomer has written and published a total five full-length novels. According to this prolific author, a sixth is in the works.

As the mother of two young daughters, Cara involves her girls as she indulges in outdoor adventures, shares her love of new travel destinations, tends to the backyard vegetable patch, and uses those fresh ingredients in her everyday cooking.

With a growing catalogue of novels, Cara uses her social media savvy to engage and interact with readers. Her playful, clever, and sometimes naughty banter resonates with male and female readers alike.

Cara’s novels include:
Passion, Power, and Privilege
Going The Distance
The Fortuitous Pen [Sequel to Going The Distance]
Every Second Weekend
Loans Lust and Lies

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
If there's such a thing, I'm a method author. Just like in method acting, I create in myself the thoughts and feelings of my characters. I immerse myself in their lives, developing each personality, showcasing their unique qualities through actions, dialogue, and sexual behavior.
I begin with a concept, and the story unfolds as I write. In most cases, I can write a full length novel in 13 to 21 days.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first fictional novel I remember reading was 'The Black Stallion.' I remember how vivid of a picture was painted by the author as I was swept into the story. I try to write vivid imagery for my readers, just like Walter Farley did for me.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Cara Addison online


Books

Collection of Short Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Each story in this collection was inspired by a Cara Addison reader.
WADE: From The Shadows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Falling in love for the first time in his life, Wade knows that with Cheyenne counting on him, there is no one to blame but himself if he doesn’t succeed.
Love or Money
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,650. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
When a billionaire client takes a shine to Morgan, she has no idea how his interest in her and the decisions of managing wealth will so dramatically alter her life. The world of private jets and butler service bring issues of trust and loyalty to the forefront as Morgan decides who will and will not be a part of her new life.
The Cay
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,460. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Greed, love, respect, and temptation must be overcome in this story of The Cay.
The Race Is On
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
It’s late spring in Vancouver when Erika Walker lands in the bustling west coast seaport for a week of business meetings as the executive producer for a film production company. With travel consuming so much of her life, Erika makes it a priority to get out and enjoy the unique spectacles each destination has to offer, and Vancouver is no different.
Nemesis
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A nemesis can be a pain in the ass when you’re a real estate tycoon, but it can also be a wonderful source of inspiration. When your nemesis is tall and handsome, and equally ruthless, that rivalry can fuel genius ideas that are full of innovation and originality.
Reflection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
With an urgent call from his executive assistant, Kent Millar’s day is turned upside down. Away from the office to attend a Vancouver based convention, an egregious printing error made by a national magazine publisher has the marketing executive scrambling to figure out how he will smooth over the expensive error before the lucrative account jumps ship.
Bound, But Free
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A contemporary erotica short story about trust, love, dominance, submission, and freedom
Loans, Lust, and Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,440. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Author Cara Addison takes us on a sexy and thrilling journey through the files and minds of each suspect, finally revealing who perpetrated the fraud against Atlantic Bank, as we find out exactly how loans, lust, and lies come together for the ultimate embezzlement scheme.

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