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New Releases from International Best Selling Author ~ Melissa Foster

Now Available

SISTERS IN LOVE   &   SISTERS IN BLOOM

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Love in Bloom Series

Now Available! Books 1 & 2

“A beautiful story about love and self-growth and finding that balance to happiness. Powerfully written and riveting from beginning to end.”  ~ National bestselling author, Jane Porter

“Steamy, passionate, and revealing. Perfect for readers of romances and stories about motivations and impulses that lead to emotional transitions.” ~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“If you are expecting a series of miscommunications and drama before the big payoff, this is not the story for you, for this is the tale of true grown up love.” ~Natasha Jackson, Readers’ Favorite

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 the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

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Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now her burgeoning baby bump, hormone-infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister, Danica, glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship with fiancé Chaz Crew is caught in the crossfire.

Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancée, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.
With her baby shower around the corner and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts.

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster

 Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. 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.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Awards

Megan’s Way
2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women’s Fiction)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

Chasing Amanda
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women’s Fiction, Mystery)
2011 Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
Indie Reader’s Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

Come Back To Me
2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist,
2012 Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist
2012 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist
2011 Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards, Finalist
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

Websitehttp://www.MelissaFoster.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Foster/240064542695303
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Melissa_Foster
The Women’s Nest, women’s social network: http://www.TheWomensNest.com
World Literary Café: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com
Fostering Success: http://www.fostering-success.com
Facebook Melissa Foster: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor (Fanpage)
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster

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Weekly Writing Spark~September 9th|| via www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com

Spark“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”

~ J.M. Barrie

Write about what you would be willing to sacrifice in order to make your dreams come true. Would you sacrifice your time, money, or comfort? Are your dreams to become a writer/artist/musician/actor etc. important enough to give up something you value? Reflect and write!

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Quote of the Week via www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com ~September 6th, 2013

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“I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. Don’t degrade me into the position of giving you useful information. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” 

~ Oscar Wilde

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Interview with Author L.L Hunter

I’m so pleased to have been given the opportunity to interview the brilliant and very talented author Laura L Hunter. I know Laura’s been extremely busy and I would like to thank her for taking time out from her swamped schedule to chat with us ~we can’t wait to learn more.

Welcome Laura!

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Tell us a little about yourself. When did your interest in writing begin?

I live in Australia and I think my interest for writing started when my love for fantasy novels began, when I was around 14 or 15. I picked up “The Subtle Knife” by Phillip Pullman and just fell in love with the amazing worlds he created. I thought, “I want to create something just as amazing that people can lose themselves in.”

Tell us a little about “The Chronicles of Fire and Ice.” and your “The Legend of the Archangel” series.

The Chronicles of Fire and Ice and the Legend of the Archangel series is set in a world where the human race is endangered and Nephilim (half angel – half human) have taken over. It follows the adventures of 21 year old Scarlett Porter when she enrolls at a special Angel Academy to help enrich her angel ability, or Trait as they’re called in the book. She soon discovers she is the last one left with archangel blood in their veins, and everyone wants her, including an army of Lucifer’s followers.

There are 6 books in the series and The Chronicles of Fire and Ice is now represented by a literary agent in NYC so will be republished with them by the end of the year.

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What is the most important thing for you when writing your novels?

The most important thing for me is to make sure I remain consistent throughout my many intricate plotlines while still maintaining character developments. I am still learning!

Do you outline/plot or do you prefer to just write and see where an idea leads you? Has your process changed from when you first started?

In the beginning I just wrote as my brain gave me the words, but now as my plotlines grow more intricate, I have to plot to create continuity.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If you do, how do you work through it?

If I get writer’s block with a certain project, I leave it alone for a while and work on something else or read. It usually resolves itself after a while.

What books and/or authors have most influenced your life?

Oh my gosh, the list is LONG! I’d have to say the ones that pop straight in my head are JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Cassandra Clare, Phillip Pullman, Kathy Reichs and some of my new indie friends, Airicka Phoenix and Becky Elizabeth Searson mainly. If I listed every single one of my new author friends, you’d have several pages of interview!

If you could choose one of your characters to travel the globe with, who would it be? Is there one in particular that holds a special place in your heart?

This is like saying pick your favourite child, because they are my babies. I’d have to choose Scarlett because she was one of the first characters I ever created and I just love her fiery (literally!) spirit and her determined attitude.

What is the most memorable feedback you have received about your work?

Just this week I was told by a reader who said my latest YA novella, The Garden of Eden changed her life! I was speechless! To think my work changed someone’s life! That was a profound moment for me.

Can you tell us what is coming up for you and where can we find you online?

Right now I am busily editing The Chronicles of Fire and Ice for re-release at the end of the year, then I have the release of my first NA contemporary romantic suspense on October 1st. I’m so proud of this story and I hope people will love it as much as I do.

In between all that I will be busy writing 3 maybe 4 books planned for release next year. The life of an author is never dull!

You can find L.L. Hunter online at the following places:

Facebook:

Author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LL-Hunter/110104129132865

The Legend of the Archangel series page: https://www.facebook.com/Legendofthearchangel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LLHunterbooks

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6559537.L_L_Hunter

Blog: http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/L.-L.-Hunter/e/B00B2B701I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1378254431&sr=1-2-ent

To learn more about Laura, please check out her links, not to mention her wonderful work!