Welcome to Romancing September 2015 Day 1
30 Day, 30 authors, 2 locations
We open our tour with Melissa Foster and her chosen book Taken by Love.
Where is your home town?
How long have you been writing romance?
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I love contemporary and new adult romance.
The Bradens are part of a very successful series what is the first book in that series?
The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom series, which follows several families. The Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Seaside Summers gang, and the Ryders. The first book in the series is SISTERS IN LOVE (Snow Sisters, Book 1), and you meet Treat Braden (yum!), the hero in the first Braden book in book three, SISTERS IN WHITE. The Braden series is LOVERS AT HEART.
Did you always intend the books to be part of a series?
Absolutely! I had too many wonderful connections to ignore!
Taken by Love is about Daisy Honey, how much fun do you have with the names of your characters?
Names for my characters are so important to me. Without the right name, I simply can’t write them! Silly, but true! Daisy Honey’s name, IMHO, fit her perfectly. It was one of the things she’d spent her life trying to overcome, and I think it really helped her grow as a character.
What has happened to Daisy in the past and what brings her back to the town of Trusty?
Growing up, Daisy experienced a lot of bullying and teasing because of her name, and her incredibly sexy appearance, which was all natural. Many of us wish we looked like Daisy, and Daisy shows us how uncomfortable it can be. You’ll have to read the book to see why she returns to Trusty, CO
I’ve read several of your books and they can easily be stand-alone books as well as enjoyed as part of the series, do you have a favourite Hero/ Heroine from any of the books?
Oh goodness no! That would be like choosing a favorite child. I can’t do that. They’re all so wonderful!
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’m currently working on The Ryders, the newest addition to the Love in Bloom family. The Ryders have been entrenched in the Seaside Summers, Remingtons, and Bradens series, and it’s time for them to find their happily ever afters.
Where can readers find out more about you?
Readers can sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date with my releases, giveaways, and more! I’m creating a special short story that will be released exclusively for newsletter subscribers.
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Buy it now links
KINDLE US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J2AWML4
KINDLE UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J2AWML4
iBOOKS US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taken-by-love-love-in-bloom/id847669854?mt=11
iBOOKS UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/taken-by-love-love-in-bloom/id847669854?mt=11
Paperback US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/product/1941480004
Paperback UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/product/1941480004
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
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.
Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website. Never miss a release! Follow Melissa here on Amazon and sign up for her newsletter: www.MelissaFoster.com/Newsletter
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AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Foster/e/B002LTT7U2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Find out more from Melissa in today’s second post coming from Georgia, USA in a few hours with http://stephanie-hurt.com/
Brilliant opening to the tour, great to meet you Melissa, your energy and enthusiasm just bounces off the page, and your characters sound great fun. I’m fascinated by the concept of the World Literary Cafe and will definitely be seeking that out, together with getting to know The Bradens along the way. Excellent start to a month of Romance!
Wow! A fabulous start with Melissa, Rosie.
Thank you June.
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Great post – fabulous format – a brilliant way to begin the tour. Looking forward to the next
Great start! I can foresee more books being added to my reading list. Looking forward to a month of romance.
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Great start to the Romancing September tour
I can imagine a name like that would give you a bit to overcome! It’s like how whenever I see Candy Crowley on CNN I’m impressed she made it as a journalist – must be hard to get people to take you seriously!
Thanks Libby, Yes Daisy Honey is memorable!
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Rosie it looks good so far! I think this year will be our best yet…
I’m sure it will, thank you my friend.
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Looking forward to a month of romance – just wish I had the roses, the bubbly and chocs to go with it! Thanks for doing all the organising Rosie!
You’re welcome, it has been lots of fun to organise.
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Oh, I do enjoy these themed tours.
Great start to your September focus. It’s hard to believe September is here already.
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Fabulous interview. Nice to learn about Melissa. 🙂
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30 days. 30 authors. What could be a better way to find new books to read?
30 Days. 30 Authors. Two locations. What an opportunity to find new books to read and new writers to follow. Thanks Rosie and Steph. Great post Melissa – thanks for kicking it all off.
I’m impressed by how prolific a writer Melissa Foster is! She has an amazing array of books, all with beautiful covers. Happy to meet her through this blog tour. I’m looking forward to reading some of her romance novels.
Great start to September and meet Melissa Foster, and get to know her books.
A few days late to the game, but what a great start, Melissa!