Thursday, November 3, 2011

Addison Fox

Warm up with Addison Fox's Baby, It's Cold Outside
Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t part of her life. An avid reader, she can be found with a book in her hand nearly every time she has a free moment.

Her paranormal romance series, The Sons of the Zodiac, launched in 2010 and recounts the adventures (and path to true love!) for an immortal band of warriors, granted the powers of their astrological signs.

Her contemporary series launches in November 2011 with BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, the first in the Alaskan Nights series. Set in the fictional town of Indigo, Alaska, a couple of city girls are about to learn that the wide open spaces of Alaska just may hold everything they’re looking for. 
Addison lives in New York City.


Sloan had never felt blindsided by a kiss before. Excited, yes, even thrilled.

But gobsmacked?

Absolutely not.

The reaction of shock, adrenaline and pure, unadulterated feminine pleasure rocketed through her system as the firm press of his lips quickly gave way to the heated assault of his tongue.

The cold that had seeped into her bones from the moment she‘d fled outside was rapidly replaced with a liquid heat that spread through her like a wild blaze and she knew—with absolute certainty—how the denizens of Alaska stayed warm.

My thanks to the GLIAS team for having me back to the blog - I’m so excited to spend the day with everyone!

I thought about writing a blog post but the gals’ questions were so much more fun!  Without any further ado….

CAT:  What is your favorite summer memory as a kid?
ADDISON:  We had this wonderful dairy near where I grew up and we’d go there at least one night a week for ice cream after dinner. I can still smell the ice cream parlor – this wonderful sugary-milk smell that was just so subtle and lovely and we’d all get our cones and sit out on their picnic benches.

They made the most wonderful peanut-butter vanilla ice cream and it’s the only flavor I ever ordered. 

A few years ago I was back in my hometown and went for the vanilla peanut-butter….it was like going back in time!

CAT:  Do you have a large or small family?
ADDISON:  I come from a very large family.  On my mother’s side we’re about 100 at our annual family reunion. My maternal grandfather was one of 9 children and my maternal grandmother was one of five so I’ve got a lot of cousins. My dad’s family isn’t quite as large as my mom’s, but what we lack in size we make for in sheer fun and rowdiness when we’re together!

CAT:  Do you write while listening to music? If so, what kind?
ADDISON:  I love this question because I *wished* I loved listening to music when I write and the reality is that I prefer silence. It was one of the strangest revelations. Whenever I envisioned myself writing, I always thought I’d have all this lovely music playing in the background….and the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. I hate having the noise!!

CAT:  Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner?
ADDISON:  I have a soft spot for all my characters (even the meanies!), but I would love to have dinner with Sloan, Grier and Avery, the gals from my newest book. I had so much fun writing their friendship scenes that I’d just love to sit down and have some wine with them and talk about hot Alaska bachelors!

CAT:  What would you say is your most interesting quirk?
ADDISON:  I don’t know that this is necessarily all that interesting but it has come as a rather large surprise to me. I’m incredibly absent-minded. The crazy part of it is that I never even realized this about myself until relatively recently.

I was having a conversation with my mother and I mentioned how absent-minded I’d been about something and she leaned over and grabbed my hand…..”Sweetie….you’ve always been absent-minded. At six, you couldn’t remember to bring your milk thermos home from school and at thirty-six you can’t remember something if it’s not on a list.”

She was so incredibly sweet about it that I wasn’t upset in the least….but I do wish she would have told me sooner!! J

CAT:  Tea of coffee and how do you take it?
ADDISON:  I picked this one because it’s such a complicated answer…..

I love both and drink coffee in the morning and switch to tea in the afternoon.

If it’s a foo-foo coffee (aka Starbucks) I get a latte but if it’s just standard coffee maker coffee, I drink it black.  I drink my tea with one sugar, no milk if it’s black tea and no sugar if it’s fruity.  I always feel like Sally from When Harry Met Sally when it comes to my hot beverage preferences!!!

CAT:  Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most?
ADDISON:  While the gowns were beautiful, I wouldn’t have made a very good Regency heroine. All those skirts and corsets and layers….I get hot just thinking about it! 

As for the era I’d most have liked to live in...I would have loved to be a flapper.

If you were a t-shirt, what color would you be and why?

ADDISON’S GOTTA ANSWER:  I’d love to be a lovely pale green.  Green’s my favorite color and I always think that color looks so nice on!


One of the things I had a lot of fun with while writing BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE is playing with expectations.  My heroine is a New Yorker and she ends up in the middle of Alaska for some unexpected reasons.

One of the things I think is fun about life is when something works out completely opposite – and better! – than you expect.

Have you ever had an experience where you went in with one set of expectations and ended up having a very different experience?

My thanks again to the GLIAS gals for having me!!!!

Happy Writing & Reading!

Addison is giving away a copy of BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE to a lucky commenter.


  1. Hi Addison! This certainly sounds different from those delicious Zodiac warriors of yours. :) I have a soft spot for Alaska stories, although I've never been there. So it's easy for me to romanticize all that wilderness. You must be so pleased with that cover, it's wonderful!

    The expectations questions made me smile. I immediately thought--motherhood! As someone who had never held a newborn before my own first child, being a mom was a hundred times more wonderful and more complex than I could have imagined.

    Great interview, Cat. :)

  2. Gillian:

    Thank you and thanks for the lovely comments on the cover (I actually screamed - happily - when I first opened it up after my editor emailed it to me)!

    And what a warm and wonderful thought about motherhood. Something so full of expectations and then more amazing than you could possibly imagine.

    Have a great day!

    Great to have you back on GLIAS. Sounds like you've got another great series.

    My unexpected day: Hubby & I started off for the waterpark with a couple of towels and a cooler of snacks. Ended up on a three day road trip, just driving. Barely made it back for him to go to work on Monday morning. It was the beginning of many road trips where we head the opposite direction than traffic.


  4. Welcome, Addison! Great interview!

    I just love that cover. And the title is great, too.

    For me, pretty much every day of the past year has been unexpected, and it shows no sign of slowing down!

  5. Angi:

    I LOVE that!! There is just nothing better than a trip that goes off in an unexpected - and wonderful - direction!

    And thanks so much for having me back!


  6. Simone:

    Sounds like you're having a fun - and always interesting - year!! :-)

    And thanks so much for the cover love!! :-)


  7. Great interview! Love the title of your book and it fits this time of the year, would love to read it.

    I guess I have had unexpected things happen several times in my life but not lately, give it time and I am sure it will happen soon.

  8. Thanks, Virginia!

    And to your point - just give it time! :-) Something unexpectedly wonderful is bound to come up.


  9. Late to the party, but wanted to add my congrats on the release. This looks like a must-have--great concept.

  10. Can I just say; THANK YOU! for the best blog I have read in a long time.
    Kathi Robb Harris