Guest Post Passion, Power and Privilege Book Tour

12 Mar
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 narratives in my mind were interesting and compelling to anyone other than me.  Would they be worthy of a novel?  I questioned if anyone would possibly find my imaginary friends interesting, compelling, engaging, and inspiring.
I made the spontaneous decision to sit down and type out a scene that had repeatedly played out in my head.  I’d blocked out the world and poured out my thoughts, in an experience that can only be described as ‘lost in the moment’.   I had a raw but coherent chapter of 3,500 words. The experience of writing was intoxicating, exhilarating, and cathartic.   I was hooked.
Each day, I wrote.  The manuscript gradually came to life.  As I added in more and more detail, I found inspiration from so many places.  A conversation with a friend would invoke an emotion.  The words of a song would tweak an idea for dialogue between characters.  The scent of a man’s cologne as I walked through the office would find it’s way into the
I found that as I wrote, my senses came alive and I became hyper sensitive to the sights, sounds, scents, tastes, and tactile moments of my everyday life.  The personality traits of my friends and acquaintances were woven into the fabric of my fictional characters and they became real identities that I couldn’t stop writing about.

About The Book

ca-passionpowerandprivilege-fullTitle: Passion, Power and Privilege

Author: Cara Addison

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

When her tumultuous marriage ends suddenly, Katharine “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 Brad 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?

Author Bio

I consider myself to be an accidental author. That’s right, becoming a published author happened, by chance.

For years, I’ve worked in the corporate world. Essentially, I’m a problem solver for corporations and government. So, you can imagine how much of a shift it was for me to sit down and write.

During the summer of 2013, I put pen to paper. I let my sexy imagination loose and before I knew it I’d filled a more than a few pages. The characters came to life and the story began to take shape.

I’m blessed with incredible friends who were willing to read as I wrote. They offered insight and suggestions, but most importantly they offered unconditional support and encouragement to keep writing.

And so began, the greatest chapter of my life.

My first manuscript took just over a month to write. With just over 64,000 words, I’d taken the main characters, Kate Callahan and Bradley Taylor on a journey. I had my friends read Passion, Power, and Privilege and then made several edits in response to their suggestions. In October of 2013, I sent my little baby off to a select group of publishers. And waited.

I was hooked. While I waited, I started writing another novel. An entirely new set of characters, a new setting, and a new plot began to take shape. By the end of October, I’d put the finishing touches on Going the Distance, the story of Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner.

Writing has been cathartic. Becoming published has been exhilarating.

This journey isn’t over. I continue to write, as time permits. A third manuscript is in the works.

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One Response to “Guest Post Passion, Power and Privilege Book Tour”

  1. fortuitouspen March 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cara Addison.

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