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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 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
"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
Anything For Love – The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls)
Anything For Love hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #1 on iBooks Romance and #1 in Amazon’s Small Town & Rural Fiction New Releases.
Liebe voller Abenteuer (Die Bradens in Weston, CO, Band 5) German edition of Bursting with Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens in Weston, CO)
Debuts at #4 on Amazon.de for Kindle Contemporary Romance, #6 Kindle Romance, #9 Contemporary women’s literature in Books and #37 Kindle overall.
Embracing Her Heart – The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls)
Embracing Her Heart hits USA Today Bestseller List and #3 on IndieReader’s Best Seller List
Chosen as Top Pick at The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Romance
Debuts at #1 in western romance on Amazon UK / CA and #1 in Small Town Romance on Amazon US, #2 in Kobo’s Humorous Fiction as well as reaching #12 in contemporary romance, #2 on iBooks UK romance and #5 in iBooks AU all categories, and #32 on Nook.
Love at Last: A Braden Flirt
Love at Last hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #2 on iBooks Romance in their exclusive early release.
Hits #2 in western romance on Amazon UK and #3 on Amazon US, #4 in Kobo’s short stories as well as #28 in contemporary romance, and #33 on Nook.
Bad Boys After Dark: Brett
Bad Boys After Dark: Brett hits USA Today Bestseller List
Chosen in Bookbub’s 18 New Books ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Fans Will Love in 2018
Debuts at #2 on iBooks romance and #3 in all categories, as well as reaching #1 in all categories on iBooks Australia, #4 on Kobo’s Contemporary Romance and #11 in Romance, Top 20 in various Amazon bestselling categories, and Top 50 on Nook.
Driving Whiskey Wild
Driving Whiskey Wild hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #2 in various Amazon bestselling categories, #2 in Kobo’s Fiction & Literature and #3 in Contemporary Romance, #11 on Nook, and Top 5 on iBooks.
Wogen der Liebe (Die Bradens in Weston, CO, Band 4) German edition of Sea of Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens in Weston, CO)
Debuts at #3 on Amazon.de for Kindle Romance, #6 Kindle Contemporary Romance, #10 Contemporary women’s literature in Books and #25 Amazon Kindle overall.
Bayside Passions hits USA Today Bestseller List
Debuts at #3 on iBooks Romance and #9 overall, #1 in Fiction & Literature Humorous and #6 in Contemporary Romance on Kobo, Top 10 in Literature & Fiction categories on Amazon, and #44 on Nook.
Freundschaft in Flammen (Die Bradens in Weston, CO, Band 3) German edition of Friendship on Fire (Love in Bloom: The Bradens in Weston, CO)
Debuts at #5 on Amazon.de for Kindle Romance, #17 Contemporary women’s literature in Books and #44 Amazon Kindle overall.
Only For You
Debuts at #2 in Amazon Books for Romantic Comedy, #5 in Kindle romance, and #34 in Amazon Kindle overall.
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 Oct. 17, 2012 :
Three words: OH MY GOSH!!!
The Author Melissa Foster has done it again here. This book took me from one emotion to another. It may be a work of fiction but how many times does this really happen in real life. Sickness, lies, love, secrets, looking back to the past. Melissa really puts a lot of punch into this book.
The characters are down to earth, angry, hurt, concerned, scared, emotions all over the place. And when I say characters there, I mean All of them. YES, even the guys!!
I do not believe that I have every read a book in which my own emotions were all over like this. I mean that I have read some great awesome books but this one well. From one page to the next that I was not crying, screaming, mad, and yes even laughing. In some places where Megan would describe some of her beliefs and life I would just sit down and die... pardon the word there, but really, I would think of some other people that would say "yeah, that is how it is and if you don't like it there is the door" (not in the book that way but in my head) =]
I have read some other book by Author Melissa Foster but this one for some reason I just wanted more. I wanted it to say the ending was not the real ending. Or some other twist. Not that there was not enough twists and turn in this one but it was just I rooted for Megan, and well I will not give away the book. I always try my best not too. I feel that you should read for your self. This review is just my words. And you need to make up your own mind.
I love love how Author Melissa Foster put these friends together. I love the part that Megan had a daughter, but the other Characters did not. You will see what I mean about this when you read it.
I even loved how the book took different paths and at times it seemed long it still all came together. Not many can do that, but here Author Melissa Foster did. Also in the back of the book she put a Conversation with Melissa Foster. Oh the insights!! This is a must read for 2011!!
So for those reasons I am giving a Breath of Life Rating:
Five Clock Rating!!!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Beth Elisa Harris
on Nov. 14, 2011 :
Written with brutal intimacy, Megan's Way exposes the raw emotion and pain of a woman's last days on earth while shaping her past, her close relationships and most important, leaving her daughter with a sense of peace. Foster fills in all the spaces before closing the book with such lyrical prose, it will leave you feeling a sense of love greater than we are often able to express in our mortal forms.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
on Sep. 07, 2011 :
Before I read this book, I watched the video trailer of it. It can be found here for those who wish to view it, and I suggest that you do.
The video intrigued me to read this book. Not knowing more then what I had seen in the video, I began to read and found myself totally engulfed in this story. Author Melissa Foster not only wrote an inspiring story of love and loss but captivated me to the point that I have now put this book on my top 10 list of all time favorite novels.
Ms. Foster did an amazing job of bringing her characters to life, even after death, and made me feel the love, the pain, the humor and the grief of the characters. There were many times when the tears the characters shed also rolled down my cheeks.
Within our world, Cancer is a bad word. A disease that we all know about and few speak about. Couple a very intense taboo subject with the pain of losing a loved one and the pathway to dealing with the grief and you find yourself in one very deep and meaningful story. Ms. Foster's view of the afterlife fell right in line with how many of us may view the thought of what happens after death.
As a mother with a young daughter, I found myself thinking if I would have the strength to do what Megan did. Would my daughter have the strength to do what Olivia did? I pray that I will never have to find that out.
Within this very powerful story you will not only find love and grief, but you will find yourself moving along to twists and turns that you could not have seen coming. The creativity that came out of the mind of Ms. Foster is absolutely captivating. I applaud her for her writing and will continue to follow her in her writing career.
(review of free book)
on Aug. 24, 2011 :
**Minor spoiler alert**
If sad stories make you weep then you’re going to be in big trouble with Megan’s Way, an emotional rollercoaster if ever there was one. Megan is a single parent and she is dying from ovarian cancer and worried about how Olivia, her fourteen-year-old daughter, is going to handle it. Anyone who has children will be able to relate. Even though my daughter is grown now, I imagine life would still be difficult for her if something were ever to happen to me.
I enjoyed reading this novel even though I ran across a few areas that I believe could have been fleshed out more. Butting heads with Mom is typical teenager. They all have to try to spread their wings before they are ready and Olivia is no different. But she ends up getting kidnapped and almost raped when she spreads her wings in the wrong direction. Only a close relationship of the paranormal kind with her mother keeps it from taking place. Still, it’s a traumatic event and yet we never hear another word about it. Since Megan did end up gouging the man’s eye out during the rescue, I would have thought it deserved more time. It should have had a longer reaching effect on Olivia. Considering how the novel ends, I also would’ve liked more information on how Megan and Olivia could have this strange connection.
A lot of time is spent building toward this mysterious ritual Megan and her best friends have every year. The way Megan was going on about it, and her not wanting Olivia to take part, had me thinking something big would be taking place. Nothing really ever comes of this either and I couldn’t understand why she didn’t want her daughter there, especially since it would be her last time. Because of the way this novel began in the prologue with the fortune telling, I think I was anticipating going in the direction of paranormal at the ritual. I have to say I felt a bit let down. But, these two parts were the only ones that bothered me. I love the mystery involved with Olivia’s father and it even manages to take me by surprise at the end where Megan’s best friend Holly was concerned. I won’t give this one away. You’ll have to read it for yourself.
The writing is very good, the main characters 3D and real. Olivia acted a little older than fourteen in my eyes, but then again, she’s an only child who is watching her loving mother die. If that doesn’t make you grow up fast, then nothing will. Without the problem areas I mentioned above, I would have easily given this novel five stars. There is no way to read it and not shed a tear or two along the way. For me, it took the whole box of Kleenex to get through. I'll look forward to reading more novels by Melissa Foster in the future.
(review of free book)