Melissa Foster

Biography

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge

Awards:

HAVE NO SHAME

2013 Readers Favorite Award, Gold Medal Winner (Southern Fiction)
2013 Readers Favorite Award, Finalist (Historical Romance)

TRACES OF KARA

2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Gold Medal Winner (Thriller)
2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Bronze Medal Winner (Suspense)

MEGAN'S WAY
2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women's Fiction)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

CHASING AMANDA
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women's Fiction, Mystery)
2011 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
Indie Reader's Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

COME BACK TO ME

2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist,
2012 Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist
2012 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist
2011 Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards, Finalist
Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011, IndieReader
Top Ten Books of 2011, Tea Time With Marce
IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post

Where to find Melissa Foster online


Where to buy in print


Books

Seaside Hearts (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 2)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 19 · Seaside Summers, Book 2. Pre-release—available October 21, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,600. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
SEASIDE SUMMERS is the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 4-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Romancing My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 9) Contemporary Romance
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 18 · The Bradens, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,410. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man.
Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 1)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 17 · Seaside Summers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside for the summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank goes wrong and a sinfully sexy police office appears on the scene.
Fated for Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 8 ) Contemporary Romance
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 16 · The Bradens, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,580. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Librarian Callie Barnes has visions of reading and relaxing--and maybe having a few too many drinks--on her girls' weekend away. Her hopes are crushed when her friends pull into a dude ranch instead of a spa, and she refuses to stay longer than one night. That is...until she realizes the ranch is owned by sinfully sexy, and dangerously rugged, Wes Braden--the subject of her late-night fantasies.
Taken by Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book Seven)
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Series: The Bradens, Book 7 · LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 15. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician , she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark,and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.
Read, Write, Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 14 · The Remingtons, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Slope of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 13 · The Remingtons, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They’ve seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other’s secrets without fail. Only there’s one secret Rush has kept close to his chest, and Jayla has a secret of her own that could jeopardize her career and her relationship with Rush.
Flames of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 12 · The Remingtons, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,150. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Stroke of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 11 · The Remingtons, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,140. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Game of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 10 · The Remingtons, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Hearts at Play (The Bradens, Book Six: Love in Bloom, Book #9)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 9 · The Bradens, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,980. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The last thing Capital Series Grand Prix racer Hugh Braden wants after dating media-hungry leggy models and money-hungry fan girls is a blind date. How could he turn down a favor to one of his best friends? Hugh expected the date to go poorly, but he didn’t expect to be intensely attracted to the beautiful brown-eyed bartender who completely blows him off--and steals his every thought thereafter.
Bursting with Love (The Bradens, Book Five: Love in Bloom, Book #8)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 8 · The Bradens, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,190. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
After a bad break up Savannah Braden leaves her Manhattan home for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. When she meets survivor guide Jack Remington she’s drawn to everything about him. After the death of his wife Jack never expected to want another woman—until he meets Savannah. Savannah is there to help him heal. Have they found their forever loves?
Sea of Love (The Bradens, Book Four: Love in Bloom, Book #7)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 7 · The Bradens, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Lacy Snow hadn’t been looking for a man when she met strikingly handsome and seductive shark tagger Dane Braden. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy was a relationship and the last thing he expected was to fall in love. When Lacy’s fear of sharks meets Dane’s past love life, and tragedy strikes, they are forced to face their deepest fears and try and navigate their own sea of love
Friendship on Fire (The Bradens, Book Three: Love in Bloom Series #6)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 6 · The Bradens, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,510. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, fashion icon Josh Braden. Josh and Riley’s friendship heats up, and every steamy kiss stirs a love they cannot deny. When Riley’s accused of stealing designs she’s not sure she can take the heat—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores
Destined for Love (The Bradens, Book Two: Love in Bloom Series #5)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 5 · The Bradens, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. He works the family ranch by day and kicks back at night with part time lovers. But that was before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.
Lovers At Heart (The Bradens, Book One) Contemporary Romance
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 4 · The Bradens, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,930. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, she sparked an unfamiliar desire for more than a one-night stand. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now he will do everything within his power to win her heart forever.
WHERE PETALS FALL - Women's Fiction/Supense
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
On the surface Junie Olson’s life looks idyllic, from her handsome husband and beautiful daughter to her successful business. But in the past few months her world has slowly unraveled. Her precocious child is withdrawing, her father passes away unexpectedly, and repressed memories surrounding her childhood best friend's disappearance come back to haunt her.
Have No Shame (Where civil rights and forbidden love collide)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 327,120. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms--and her own beliefs--when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.
Sisters in White (Snow Sisters, Book Three: Love in Bloom Series #3)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 3 · Snow Sisters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Danica and Kaylie Snow are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives—their double wedding—on an island in the Bahamas. But no wedding is complete without a little family drama. The two sisters aren’t ready to face the father they haven’t seen since he divorced their mother and moved away to marry his mistress, and live with Lacy, the half sister they’ve never met.
Come Back to Me
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,150. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Beau Johnson is found barely alive in the middle of the Iraqi desert by two women escaping honor killings with no hope of rescue. Set against the backdrop of a broken world, Beau must carry out his dangerous escape, while his wife deals with the apparent death of her husband, and, adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations, is forced to confront her circumstances head-on.
Sisters in Bloom (Snow Sisters, Book Two: Love in Bloom Series #2)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 2 · Snow Sisters, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,530. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"Steamy love scenes, emotionally-charged drama, and a family-driven story, make this the perfect story for any romance reader; especially those who have read Book One, Sisters in Love." Midwest Book Review
Sisters in Love (Snow Sisters, Book One: Love in Bloom Series #1)
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Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers), Book 1 · Snow Sisters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
"Sisters in Love" is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

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