Interview with Melissa Foster

Published 2018-07-06.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to write more than anything, but when I'm not writing, I read, exercise, or spend time with my family. In the summers I spend my time on Cape Cod bay thinking up new stories and hashing them out on plotting dates with my hunky hubby.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
Describe your desk
Organized chaos, littered with sticky notes and pictures of hero and heroine inspiration.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a family of seven children -- six boys and me. My family has had a huge influence in my writing. They are the reason that I write about big families. I love writing about guys, because I grew up in what felt like a frat house. I understand their ways:)
When did you first start writing?
I started writing for publication in 2006.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, ANYTHING FOR LOVE, is about Beau Braden and Charlotte Sterling. Both characters have lost people they loved, and have never been able to heal on their own. But together, anything is possible! This is a hilarious fun and insanely romantic love story--one of my absolute favorites!

In USA Today bestseller Anything for Love...
After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue-even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates-until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man.

Beau lost his first love years ago, and he's never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn't count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.

Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They've never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.

All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love having control of my publication schedule and the ability to write what I absolutely love rather than writing what an editor demands.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love creating worlds and digging deep into characters' to find what really makes them tick.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! They inspire me on a daily basis. We laugh, we cry, we brainstorm. I have put several of my fans from my Fan Club on Facebook in my stories--and they often help name characters, locations in stories, and other fun things.
What are you working on next?
My next project is one I've been waiting for! Bayside Escape is going to be a sexy and deeply emotional romantic comedy. My Bayside Summers series is a lot of fun, but also, this book will feature Violet Vancroft--one of the most fantastic characters I have. She's fierce, has no filter, and is about to have her entire world turned upside down. I can't wait!
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She’s a badass musician and mechanic with no patience for overinflated egos. He’s a billionaire with no time for drama. Going head-to-head has never been so much fun...or so dirty. Fall in love with Sable Montgomery and Kane Bad today!
His Wicked Ways (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 5)
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What happens when a rock star with no plans of settling down finds out he has a teenage daughter, his manager is embezzling from him, and the woman he’s hired to design his tour wardrobe is breathing fire? Come along for the snarky, emotional, and insanely sexy ride as Jillian and Johnny get caught up in a storm that just might be bigger than both of them.  
The Wicked Truth (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 4)
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Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster. What happens when you’re not looking for love, but it walks in the door? A mysterious stranger with a dark past An artist who’s not looking for love And the undeniable chemistry that won’t let either walk away
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