Author: Melissa Foster

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Game of Love by Melissa Foster

Posted March 14, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Game of Love
by Melissa Foster
Series: Love in Bloom: The Remington’s #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17th, 2014
Format: Paperback and eBook, 302 pages

Book Description:

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever?

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About Melissa Foster

"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"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

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

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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Review: Game of Love by Melissa Foster

Posted March 14, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Game of Love by Melissa Foster
Game of Love by Melissa Foster
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Published by World Literary Press on Feb 17, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 230
Source: Author, Tour Host

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?


Ginny’s Review:
This book was incredibly sweet. After the past few books that I have been reading, this was a breath of fresh air.  Was there conflict? Yes. Were there lies and broken hearts? Yes. But it wasn’t too intense or crazy, and it was almost leisurely — which is exactly what I needed at the time.

Dex and Ellie have been dancing around the inevitable for years — and by “dancing”, I mean that they secretly love each other, but Ellie gets scared and runs away, and Dex’s heart breaks again — and all for good reason.

First of, I love Dex as a character (and not just because his full name is “Dexter”, which was a fantastic show for about 4-5 seasons.. ahem… but I digress): He’s a college grad who creates video games and he’s very successful. But he also wants the kids who play his games to not miss school, and to go to college and graduate. His hackles rise every time a fan tells him that they don’t need school to play video games for a living, which is essentially what Dex and half of his team do. I like that he stands up for education and feels a responsibility towards them, which brings up a brilliant idea in the book.  And he has tattoos. I love tattoos.

Ellie is a bit more complicated, having a bad history of foster homes and a lot of bad stuff that goes down — but not as bad as one might think, and that’s what I meant by saying this book wasn’t as intense. Because it’s not.  Was there bad stuff? Absolutely. Does she have a right to be scarred and damaged? Yes. But it’s nothing like the past few books I’ve read and for that I’m grateful. Every once in a while, you need a breather.

I feel like this is the book you turn to when you need to happily escape.  I don’t make this comparison often, because the author I’m about to mention is one of my favorites of all time… But Melissa Foster, in her series and worlds, is similar to those of Nora Roberts.  She has a lot of books that intertwine, but many of them can be standalone, and even if you’ve read the book before, when you need to get away, you turn to her books to refresh your life. I’ve done that many times with Nora Roberts, and I feel that Melissa Foster will be the same.

The only criticism that I noted was that there is quite a bit of texting between characters in the book, but no differentiation between that dialogue and spoken dialogue.  I feel that if the bits of texting were italicized or a different font, it would be a bit clearer to the readers. But not a deal breaker.

So readers, read on, and look up the entire series — which I believe includes: “Love In Bloom: Snow Sisters”, “Love in Bloom: The Bradens” and “Love in Bloom: The Remingtons” (of which this is book #1.)

Review & Giveaway: Sisters in White by Melissa Foster

Posted November 21, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Giveaways, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review & Giveaway: Sisters in White by Melissa Foster

Sisters in White by Melissa Foster Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by World Literary Press on November 9th, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 356 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: 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. While Danica has exchanged letters and phone calls with Lacy, Kaylie has fervently tried to pretend she doesn’t exist. Lacy is sweet, fun, and nearly a mirror image of Kaylie. To make matters worse, not only is Lacy looking forward to meeting her sisters, but she […]

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Review & Giveaway: Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster

Posted October 4, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Giveaways, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review & Giveaway: Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster

Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster Series: Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters #1 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by World Literary Press on September 1st, 2013 Format: ARC Pages: 194 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing […]

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Release Day Spotlight & Giveaway: Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster

Posted September 9, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 5 Comments
Release Day Spotlight & Giveaway: Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster

Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster Series: The Snow Sisters #1 Publisher: World Literary Press Publish Date: September 9th, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Ebook, 306 pages Book Description: Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister.   As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best. When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t […]

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