The Book Gazette is hosting an excerpt from “Passion, Power and Privilege”, a contemporary erotic romace by Cara Addison.
This is an ADULT excerpt, so please do not read further if you are not above 18 years of age.
Kate awoke the next morning after a much-needed sleep, delighted to be in his arms. With an evening council meeting scheduled, she planned to work out at the club and then enjoy a manicure at the spa before heading to the office. Kate showered, then wrapped in a robe, walking to the kitchen to brew coffee, softly kissing a rather handsome man who was still sleeping soundly. She brewed a pot of coffee and reviewed the morning paper before returning with two coffee cups to get prepared for the day. The shower was running when she returned, and she stood, observing him through the glass doors. She was aroused, watching his long, lean, beautifully proportioned body. She lingered, remaining in the doorway as he stepped out to wrap in a towel. He jumped in surprise, suddenly realizing that she was in the room. Kate walked over, placing his steaming coffee on the vanity in front of him.
“Sleep well?” she asked.
“Beautifully,” he responded, leaning in for a sensuous kiss.
“Hmmm,” she murmured. The soft white towel hung loosely enough on his hips for her to get a tantalizing look at the beautifully sculpted area where his abs met his pelvis. The sight tempted her like a perfectly wrapped present on Christmas morning. As he ran his fingers through his thick head of hair, she reached out and tugged the bath sheet away, instantly stirring him. She kissed his lips and then his neck, making her way to her destination. “Good morning,” she whispered as she greeted his semi-hard cock with a lick.
“Holy shit,” he gasped as she took him into her mouth. “Kate, I need to get dr–dr–ressed,” he stammered through the pleasure.
She paused, looking up at him. “You want me to stop?” she asked naughtily, as she licked and kissed his beautiful dick. The look on his face was her answer as he ran his fingers through her hair, gently urging her head back to her luscious task. She slipped her lips back over his cock. Her movements were swift and fluid, bringing him closer to the edge of fulfillment. She took him deep into her mouth, his moans fueling her desire to indulge him. As pleasure overtook him, his hips swayed to meet her, plunging his cock deeper. He instinctively tugged her hair in his tight grasp in a full-body spasm as hot cum filled her mouth.
“As you were.” She smiled, standing and walking from the room to select her outfit to wear to the country club.
Title: 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?
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.
Visit my website at: http://www.caraaddison.com