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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Latest books by This Author

Wild Island Love (The Steeles at Silver Island)
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island. Pre-release—available August 2, 2023. Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
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For the Love of Whiskey (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch)
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch. Pre-release—available April 19, 2023. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Callahan "Cowboy" Whiskey is a natural-born protector, a Dark Knights biker, and a hell of a rancher. What happens when he falls for a woman who has no idea who she really is?
Rocked by Love (A Braden - Bad Boys After Dark Crossover Novel) (The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls). Pre-release—available March 8, 2023. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
He’s a rock star with a secret. She’s a fashion designer with a nose for nonsense. Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable.
The Wicked Truth (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 4)
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside. Pre-release—available February 1, 2023. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
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?
Always Her Love (The Steeles at Silver Island)
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,970. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Some fates are too tempting to deny…When single-father Levi Steele offers to help his daughter’s beautiful aunt Tara find a home on Silver Island, their intense connection makes it even harder to resist the one woman he and his daughter can’t afford to lose. Come along for the fun, sexy ride and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island.
The Trouble with Whiskey (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch)
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,510. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
She’s the only woman he’s ever loved, and the one he could never have… From New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster comes The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch, a new small-town, big-family series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal, insanely sexy bikers who give horses—and people—a second chance.
Then Came Love – The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls)
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls). Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens.
Crazy, Wicked Love (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 3)
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
What happens when the player gets played? He’s the ultimate player. She asks him to teach her the game in hopes of scoring his cousin. Practices heat up as roommates become teammates. Let the wicked fun begin…
Wild Boys After Dark Boxed Set (Wild Billionaires After Dark)
Series: Wild Billionaires After Dark. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 156,510. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Everything’s naughtier after dark. Meet the Wilds, four sinfully sexy billionaires who’ll burn up the sheets, stealing hearts one leading lady at a time. If raw emotions, cursing, dirty-talk, or intense, passionate sex that sometimes includes a silk tie, turn you off, then the After Dark books are not for you. BOXED SET CONTAINS: Four (4) novella-length steamy love stories. *NO CLIFFHANGERS*
Caught by Love (The Steeles at Silver Island)
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,480. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever? Find out and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.
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