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Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented-- perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.
Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" ―New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"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
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Thrill of Love
Thrill of Love hits USA Today Bestseller List and Chosen as one of iBooks “Biggest Books of the Year”
Debuts at #1 on iBooks Romance and #3 overall, Top 10 in Literature & Fiction categories on Amazon, #13 Kobo Contemporary Romance and #34 Fiction and Literature, and #29 on Nook.
The Real Thing
Chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Month!
Debuts #2 on both Amazon Kindle & Books for Romance, and Top 20 in Amazon Kindle overall.
Swept into Love
Swept into Love hits USA Today Bestseller List, IndieReader’s Top 10 Best Seller List and on the top-selling self-published list on Shelf Awareness.
Debuts at #2 on iBooks, #11 Kobo Contemporary Romance and #41 Fiction and Literature, #33 Nook, and Top 50 Amazon Romance.
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson hits USA Today Bestseller List and IndieReader’s Top 10 Best Seller List
Debuts at #2 on iBooks Romance and #6 overall, #11 Amazon.ca Romance, Top 20 Kobo Romance, Top 50 Nook and Top 100 on GPlay.
Melissa Foster announces sweet romance pen name, Addison Cole on USA Today Happily Ever After Blog
Bayside Desires hits USA Today Bestseller List and IndieReader Bestselling Book List
Debuts in Top 10 iBooks Romance, Top 20 Kobo Romance, Top 50 Amazon Romance / Nook and Top 100 on GPlay.
Truly, Madly, Whiskey
Debuts at #2 on iBooks Romance/#3 overall, Top 10 Kobo Romance, Top 10 Amazon Romance, #18 on GPlay, and #33 on Nook.
Story of Love
Debuts at #1 in Amazon Short Stories worldwide and Kobo, #69 Amazon Kindle store, top 10 on iBooks, and #18 on Nook.
Whisper of Love
Debuts at #1 in Amazon Romantic Erotica worldwide, #3 on iBooks, #23 Kobo, and #28 on Nook.
Schwestern im Glück (Die Snow-Schwestern, Band 2) German edition of Sisters in Bloom (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters)
Debuts in top 10 on Amazon.de Romance and top 70 in all Kindle books.
River of Love
River of Love has been optioned for film by Passionflix
Rescued by Love
Rescued by Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #2 on iBooks, top 20 on Amazon Romance, #14 Kobo, and #21 on Nook.
Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan
Debuts at #4 on iBooks, top 40 on Amazon Romance, top 40 Kobo, and top 50 on Nook.
Schwestern im Aufbruch (Die Snow-Schwestern, Band 1) German edition of Sisters in Love (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters)
Debuts in top 5 on Amazon.de Romance and top 50 in all Kindle books.
Debuts at #2 on iBooks, top 20 on Amazon Romance, top 30 Barnes and Noble, and top 60 on Kobo.
Tru Blue (A sexy stand-alone contemporary romance)
Tru Blue hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #3 on iBooks, top 20 on Amazon Romance, and top 40 on all other retailers.
Tempting Tristan (A standalone M/M romance)
Debuts at #1 on Amazon, #1 on Kobo and top 40 on iBooks
Crushing on Love
Crushing on Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Chased by Love
Chased by Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #1 in iBooks, top 5 at Amazon, top 60 Barnes and Noble, and top 100 Kobo
Seaside Lovers hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #3 in iBooks, top 20 at Amazon, top 20 Barnes and Noble, and top 50 Kobo
Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark: Mick hits USA Today Bestseller List
Silver medal Readers’ Favorite award for Romance Sizzle
Debuts at #4 in iBooks, top 10 at Amazon, top 30 Barnes and Noble, and top 50 Kobo
Touched by Love
Touched by Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Silver medal Readers’ Favorite award for Realistic Fiction
Debuts at #1 in iBooks, top 20 at Amazon, top 15 Barnes and Noble, and top 100 Kobo.
Read the story behind Janie and Boyd’s romance on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog!
River of Love
River of Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #1 in iBooks romance, #3 overall sales at iBooks, top 10 at Amazon US,CA,AU, top 30 UK, top 10 Barnes and Noble, and top 30 Kobo.
Claimed by Love
Claimed by Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #2 iBooks Romance, #8 overall iBooks, top 20 at Amazon US, top 30 Barnes and Noble, and top 60 at Kobo.
Seaside Embrace hits USA Today Bestseller List
Gold medal Readers’ Favorite award for Romance Sizzle
Debuts at #5 in iBooks romance, #10 overall sales at iBooks, top 10 at Amazon US,CA, top 20 UK, top 30 AU, top 20 Barnes and Noble, and top 100 Kobo.
Surrender My Love
Surrender My Love hits USA Today Bestseller List.
Debuts at #20 in Women’s Fiction New Adult in Amazon US and #43 in Amazon CA, #32 in Romance in Amazon US, #96 in overall paid Kindle store Amazon CA and #24 in Contemporary Romance. #25 Women’s Fiction Amazon DE. #66 Nook, #14 overall at iBooks US, #11 Romance at iBooks US, #16 overall iBooks UK, #11 Romance iBooks UK, #10 overall at iBooks CA, #6 romance iBooks CA. #31 KOBO Contemporary Romance.
Wild Boys After Dark: Cooper
Wild Boys After Dark: Cooper debuts in the top 25 at Amazon US, CA, AU, UK, and Top 100 at Barnes and Noble and iBooks
Wild Boys After Dark: Jackson
Wild Boys After Dark: Jackson debuts in the top 25 at Amazon US, CA, AU, the top 30 Amazon UK, and Top 100 at Barnes and Noble and iBooks
Wild Boys After Dark: Heath
Wild Boys After Dark: Heath debuts in the top 100 at iTunes US, CA, and UK, and the top 15 in Romance Collections at Amazon US, CA, and AU.
Wild Boys After Dark: Logan
Wild Boys After Dark: Logan debuts at #1 in Romance and #3 of ALL books on iBooks CA, #1 in Romantic Suspense and #1 in Contemporary Romance in Amazon CA, #3 in Military Romance on Amazon US, and #15 on Barnes and Noble.
Seized by Love
Seized by Love hits the USA Today Bestseller list.
Debuts at #3 iBooks US in romance, #10 overall iBooks CA, #17 iBooks US, #10 iBooks CA, #10 Amazon romance anthologies, #10 contemporary romance
Silver medal winner in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite award for Realistic Fiction
Seaside Nights (Seaside Summers)
August 2015, debuts as USA Today Bestseller
Promise My Love
Debuts as #1 in Short Stories on Amazon
Discovering Delilah releases at #1 in Lesbian Romance on Amazon US/CA/UK and #15 in Romance, iBooks
Healed by Love
June 2015, hits USA Today Bestseller List
LOVE, LAUGHTER, & STEAMY EVER AFTERS boxed set
May 2015, hits New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists two weeks in a row
LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES
Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Series of 2014
SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIES
Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Mini Series from the Love in Bloom Series 2014
SEASIDE SECRETS (Seaside Summers)
2015 USA Today Bestseller
DREAMING OF LOVE (The Bradens)
2015 USA Today Bestseller
January 2015, Amazon Editors’ Pick, Best Romance Books of The Month
ROMANCING MY LOVE (The Bradens)
2014 USA Today Bestseller
SEASIDE SUNSETS (Seaside Summers)
December 2014, Amazon Editors’ Pick, Best Romance Books of The Month
FLIRTING WITH LOVE (The Bradens)
2014 USA Today Bestseller
November 2014, Amazon Editors’ Pick, Best Romance Books of The Month
IndieReaders’ List That Counts
TAKEN BY LOVE (The Bradens)
USA Today Bestseller
SLOPE OF LOVE (The Remingtons)
2014 USA Today Bestseller
HEARTS AT PLAY
Notable Book 2014, Shelf Unbound
SEASIDE HEARTS (Seaside Summers)
USA Today Bestseller 2014
HAVE NO SHAME
New York Times & USA Today Bestseller 2014
SLOPE OF LOVE
USA Today Bestseller 2014
WHERE PETALS FALL
WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, REALISTIC FICTION. FINALIST 2 categories (Fiction Drama, Fiction Suspense)
LOVERS AT HEART (The Bradens)
WINNER, SILVER MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Contemporary
FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE (The Bradens)
WINNER SILVER MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle
DESTINED FOR LOVE (The Bradens)
WINNER, BRONZE MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle
HEARTS AT PLAY (The Bradens)
WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle
HAVE NO SHAME, moves on to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the category of General Fiction.
TRACES OF KARA
Kindle Bestseller (Amazon US & UK)
WINNER GOLD AWARD, Dan Poynter Global Ebook Award, Thriller
WINNER BRONZE AWARD, Dan Poynter Global Ebook Award, Suspense
WINNER, Readers Favorite Award, FICTION/DRAMA
WINNER, 2011 Beach Book Festival Award, SPIRITUALITY
Finalist, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, NEW AGE
Finalist, Readers Favorite Award, WOMEN’S FICTION
Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival, SPIRITUALITY
WINNER, Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards, PARANORMAL
WINNER, Readers Favorite Award, PARANORMAL
Finalist (2x), Readers Favorite Award, MYSTERY, WOMEN’S FICTION
Amazon Top 100 60+Days running, Indie Reader’s Bestselling List That Counts
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda
Top Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Finalist, Ebook Festival of Words Awards, 2012, Best Novel
COME BACK TO ME
Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2012
Finalist, Readers Favorite Awards, 2012
Finalist, Kindle Book Review Best of Indie Book Awards, 2012 (Winner TBD Oct. 2012)
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
Perez Hilton’s Recommended List, 2011
MELISSA FOSTER, nominated for Shorty Award (Author) 2011
on June 07, 2014 :
Treat Braden remembers it clearly, the morning the saw the woman who consumed his thoughts making the walk of shame from one of his employees' rooms. The disappointment and raw pain that shot through him came out in judgement and anger, and when she looked at his face, she knew exactly what he thought of her. But months later, he still can't get her out of his mind, wishing he had another chance.
Max Armstrong never expected to see him again, but when Treat shows up at the festival in Allure, all those feelings she had come rushing back. But she's known his brand of judgement before, and it all but destroyed her. So falling head over heels for him isn't exactly on her agenda, even if she can't help doing so. Now she just has to get past her insecurities to give him another chance.
TheVerdict: Oh, holy angst, Batman! Treat might be one of the most romantic fictional men I've ever met, but Max has got some serious issues. Not that I didn't like her, but wow. Her internal monologue was all twisted up, and while it later became clear why she had such a problem trusting love, she seriously had me wondering if she'd ever get it together enough to solidify a relationship with Treat.
But drunk Max? Drunk Max I looooooved! Yeah, she was kind of awesome, and in her odd drunken way, she made a lot more sense. I was pretty mad at her for ignoring all the omg-he's-so-perfect things that Treat said and obsessing over Thailand instead (trust me, it makes sense if you read the book). But then she had a few too many drinks, and voila! Max became every woman who's ever been in love with a man. Now, who can't relate to that?
I have to say that Lovers at Heart really surprised me. Neither Max nor Treat were your typical romance novel characters. Treat was all ready to throw caution to the wind and ditch his pride, unlike pretty much every other romantic hero in history, and Max was wonderfully neurotic. It made for a whole new dynamic, and I had to sit down and read it cover to cover. Sleep was forgotten. Food was delivered. Romance novel was devoured. And now I'm off to read about Rex –because, yum!
(review of free book)