Book Blast & #Giveaway: Flames of Love by Melissa Foster


Book #3 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #12


As one of New York’s Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman’s car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he’s there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman’swell-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he’s nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.
As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she’s made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn’t know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she’s rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she’s found her own real-life romantic fairy tale—until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.
Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed—and so is Cash’s warm, romantic heart. But Siena’s secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle—and Siena is forced to choose between a man who’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.
THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of 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 Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child
Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s 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 The Women’s Nest
or her personal website.


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Books 1 – 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 – 9










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1 head of cabbage, in chunks

3 carrots

1/2 C onion, chopped

1 C Miracle Whip salad dressing

1 C sugar

1/4 C vegetable oil

1/4 C apple cider vinegar

Mix last 4 ingredients in bowl; set aside.  Feed cabbage, carrots, and onion into food processor.  Pulse until desired consistency and place in large bowl.  Pour dressing over mixture; cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.


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“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” – Doug Larson

Country Chicken Stew

Country Chicken Stew

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

4 chicken thighs

1 red onion, sliced into thin rings

2 cloves garlic, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, sliced

1 – 14 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 1/2 C chicken broth

2 tsp stone ground mustard

1 tsp dried oregano

2 Tbsp sea salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large pan.  Add garlic and brown chicken thighs on both sides; remove and set aside.  Cook onion in oil until soft.  Add carrots and celery; cook for four minutes, stirring often.  Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, mustard and oregano.  Return chicken to pot; add salt and pepper.  Bring mixture to a boil; cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Delicious served with homemade bread.


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“All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.”  

 Helen Hayes

Cajun Baked Chicken

Cajun Baked Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

3/4 C Panko bread crumbs

1 1/4 C Kroger Roasted Garlic Bread Crumbs

2 Tbsp melted butter

2 tsp Cajun seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cooking spray on a nonstick baking sheet.  Mix dry ingredients in a shallow dish.  Dip each piece of chicken in melted butter and then coat thoroughly with crumb mixture.  Bake uncovered for 1 hour.


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“Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.”

 Author: Kahlil Gibran

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice


2 C dried red beans

7 C water

1 ham hock

1/2 large white onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

1 can diced tomatoes

1/2 C green bell pepper, chopped

2 tsp Kosher salt


Soak beans overnight in 3 cups water.  Drain and place in slow cooker.  Cover with 4 cups water.  Add the ham hock, onion, garlic, green pepper, and Cajun seasoning.  Cook on LOW for 7 hours.  Stir in the tomatoes and Kosher salt; cook on LOW for an additional 2 hours.

Serve over white rice.


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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”  ―

Rainer Maria Rilke