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About Cherie Summers
As a child, Cherié Summers, dreamed of being a writer. And it's in her dreams that Ms. Summers finds inspiration. At age eighteen, a dream she had about her favorite rock star, Billy Idol, turned into her first novel, Start the Fire. But, Ms. Summers didn't get serious about publishing that novel until she turned fifty. Although she began her writing career by being traditionally published, she recently became a full time indie author, rebranding her first series with new titles, covers, and edits. Thus far it has been a successful relaunch.
Start the Fire begins her Love on Fire series which she describes as "drama filled, erotic romance about love, sex, friendship, and rock and roll". Thus far, there are five books in the series that chronicle the trials, tribulations, and romances of the fictional band, Lightning. Ms. Summers is currently writing a special edition “companion” book called, “Sparks of Love” about the kids in the series, because soon it will be time to tell their romance stories.
For the book, Eternally Wild, Ms. Summers veered away from her first series to take a stab at paranormal romance. However, the book is still grounded in music. The inspiration for Eternally Wild also came from a dream. One in which Ms. Summers met the ghost of Michael Hutchence. She was compelled to begin writing the book on the 20th anniversary of his death and is thrilled with the outcome, calling it her "steamiest" creation to date. In 2019, she released a sequel to the book called Heaven Sent. "I thought Eternally Wild would be a one book adventure, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt Johnnie's story needed to be told. When Michael Hutchence once again appeared in my dreams, I knew it was time to write book 2, in the Love and Lush series." Ms. Summers has recently released book three, New Sensation taking the series on a U-turn into new territory.
Writing is only one of Ms. Summers' creative passions. She is also an avid photographer, specializing in portrait photography of animals, nature, and people. Another creative outlet she revels in is belly dancing. She teaches the art of Middle Eastern dance through her local community education program. She also enjoys traveling to music concerts and pop culture conventions with her daughter, Kayla. Atlanta is a favorite destination, and Ms. Summers' dream is to move there when she retires from her day job. She's not sure it will happen but for now, she can dream!
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It's been five years since Adrian "Bolt" Hall was given a second chance at life and he's made the most of it.
The anger and bitterness of his youth...vanished.
The drama and heartache of the past...gone.
Together with his gorgeous wife, Melody, Adrian has created a loving home and surrounded himself with loyal friends. And just when he thinks life can't get any better, his band, Lightning, is offered an opportunity to make a comeback
There's just one thing missing from this idyllic life, and it's something Melody desperately wants again...a child. But no matter how many times Adrian makes love to her, his wife can't seem to get pregnant.
With his virility called into question, Adrian's perfect world begins to crumble.
A tragic death reopens old wounds from his childhood.
The band's search for a new drummer leads them to an excellent candidate—one with a very close connection to the man who raped Melody.
Long held secrets are revealed that not only break the hearts of his loved ones, but even puts the life of his best friend in danger.
And when Melody begins receiving mysterious threats...it's all Adrian can do to keep it together.
With each new challenge, Adrian's resolve to remain the good man he has become is challenged. He struggles with the temptation to slip back into his old ways of jealousy, mistrust, and anger...the old ways that destroyed his band, took his children from him, and nearly ended his relationship with Melody.
Can Adrian and Melody keep their fiery love raging? Or are they destined to be haunted by the ghosts of the past?
♥♥♥ Raging Fire is a rockstar, erotic romance filled with drama. The friendship that binds this band together is rock solid and their loyalty to one another is what keeps them going even in the worst of times. Be prepared for highs, lows, and a lot of steam from main characters, Adrian and Melody. ♥♥♥
Author's note: This book contains a scene of sexual violence that some readers may find upsetting. Other subject matter includes infedelity, parental abandonment, gun violence, domestic abuse, infertility, jealousy, and anger.
John "Buzzy" Thomas, keyboardist for the band, Lightning, has been called all these things. What he's never been called is someone's boyfriend. Or a man in love.
While his bandmates have settled or slowed down from their promiscuous days, Buzzy still enjoys the sexual perks of being a world-famous musician.
Then he meets Danielle, a young woman fleeing from an abusive marriage, and unfamiliar feelings begin to stir in his heart. He longs to protect Danielle and make certain she never hurts again.
Danielle Jones has had her share of disappointments. From a young age, life dealt her a difficult hand. But, with the help of Melody Hall and Douglas "Dagger" Meyers, she and her young son, Tyler, escape their house of horrors and begin again. For the first time, Danielle feels in control of her life. She has a job she loves and plans to continue her education. Even though she loves Buzzy, she sometimes feels smothered. And because of her disastrous past, she keeps him at arm's length, not able to fully commit.
With determination, love, and a healthy dose humor, Buzzy breaks down Danielle's protective wall. But, as soon as she gives him her heart AND body, a friend of Buzzy's comes forward with an announcement that alters all their lives.
Devastated, Danielle runs away from the pain of another broken heart while Buzzy sinks into despair as he struggles to do the right thing.
The band family rallies around the couple, trying to help them find a way back together. But only Buzzy and Danielle know if their hearts can heal and their love for one another ignite once more.
♥♥♥ Hearts Ignited is a rockstar romance about two people touched by tragic events coming together and finding love, only to lose it. This single mom, second chance romance is sweet, funny, AND sexy. ♥♥♥
Author's Note: This book contains a death readers may find upsetting. It also contains the subject matter of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Keith "Kat" Williams is the best friend everyone wants.
As bassist for the rock band, Lightning, Kat's level head and cool composure were the glue that held the band together, even in the worst of times.
His fierce loyalty to his best friend, Adrian Hall, kept the band's lead singer on a path that eventually led him to marital bliss with his wife, Melody. Kat has always envied the love that Adrian and Melody share because it's something he's been unable to find...until now.
Kat believes he has found the love of his life with Annette, a woman he's crushed on since high school.
Annette has left her unfaithful husband and is building a new life for herself and her three sons. In Kat, she sees a gorgeous man with a good heart. One who has always been there for her, even when her husband wasn't.
As Kat and Annette begin to look beyond the boundaries of friendship, they begin to see the possibility of a relationship that could last a lifetime.
There's just one problem...her husband wants her back.
Despite all his failures as a husband and father, Adam Bryant promises Annette they can pick up the pieces and put their family back together. But when his wife repeatedly refuses him, something snaps, and a dark, sinister side of Adam emerges—one willing to destroy every relationship Annette has ever had and hurt everyone she loves.
Including their sons.
Can Kat and Annette make it through the fire?
♥♥♥ Through the Fire is a rockstar, steamy romance about friends becoming a couple. There's lots of drama, a hallmark of my books. If you find yourself laughing one minute, and then in tears the next, I've done my job. Kat and Annette will face many obstacles to get to their happy ever after, but with their loyal friends always there for them, they just might make it. ♥♥♥
Author's note: This book's content matter includes the subjects of alcoholism, divorce, infidelity, the outing of a gay character, rape, suicide, jealousy, and anger.
Adrian "Bolt" Hall doesn't give a shit about anything...except music.
His goal? Rock stardom.
In 1981, he is on his way. He has the look, the attitude, and a band that kicks ass.
The last thing he needs is a distraction. And that's just what SHE is.
From the moment he sees Melody wiggling her ass across the high school parking lot, he can think of nothing else. He vows to make Melody his.
There's just one problem. She can't stand the sight of him.
Melody Stewart grew up in a life of privilege, with wealthy parents who shipped her off to boarding school when she was younger. As she returns to public school for her senior year, there's only one thing on her mind...fitting in.
She's not trying to attract anyone's attention, least of all that of an angry, punk rocker intent on taking her virginity. A guy who will use her, then discard her as he has done to countless others.
Melody is determined to resist Bolt's advances...even it if means denying her own attraction to the spike haired, rock star wannabe.
♥♥♥ Start the Fire is a rockstar romance about falling in love and making love for the first time. If you love opposites attract, enemies to lovers, bully, new adult romance, Start the Fire will be a great addition to your library. ♥♥♥
Although this book takes place during the characters' senior year of high school, it does contain explicit language and scenes and is intended for mature audiences.
This book also contains a scene of sexual violence that some might find upsetting. Another character will step up to stop it. (This scene is further discussed in future books as these characters grow and mature) Other content matter includes child abuse and the deaths of loved ones.
Five years. Five long years without HER.
Melody. The only woman to ever break down Adrian "Bolt" Hall's icy walls and capture his heart.
And not just Melody. But Adrianna, too. His child. A daughter he never knew existed.
Until now. And now, they can have a future together.
But Adrian's plans to build that future with his family are thwarted by a contractual agreement.
With his band, Lightning, forced to hit the road again, Adrian's world spirals out of control.
Melody becomes the object of desire for one of his longtime friends.
Adding fuel to the fire, is Adrian's former lover, who will stop at nothing to get back into his bed.
And when Adrian's long-lost mother reenters his life, the situation becomes even more explosive.
As the tour moves from city to city, the doubts and mistrust build. Suspicion turns into arguments. Arguments turn into fights. Fights become a separation.
Adrian and Melody's relationship will be tested in the cruelest of ways.
Is their fiery love destined to turn to ash?
♥♥♥ Burned by the Fire is a rockstar, new adult, sexy romance filled with drama. It will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as Adrian and Melody navigate (sometimes successfully and sometimes not) the most heartbreaking situations. ♥♥♥
Author's Note: This book contains sex without consent and deaths that some readers will find upsetting. Other content subject matter includes parental abandonment, romantic obsession, suicide, violence, drug abuse, anger and jealousy. The events of this book will change the characters in profound ways that will resonate and become important in future books of the series.
Melanie Davis is alive...but not really living.
Years ago, she faced an unspeakable tragedy that left her socially crippled. Her life consists of her career and coming home to an empty house devoid of love.
That all changes when she meets a mysterious stranger. One who's a dead ringer for the lead singer of her favorite band, Lush.
Caesar Blue died sixteen years ago.
A tragic accident took the life of the gorgeous, music superstar. He left behind a lucrative career and three bandmates who were devastated by his death. None more so than his best friend, Johnnie Vega.
Johnnie Vega's living on borrowed time.
The drummer always had a weakness for drugs and alcohol, and after losing his best friend, Johnnie's world spun out of control. No matter how many trips he makes to rehab, Johnnie can't shake the guilt over Caesar's death, nor his addictions.
Two worlds collide.
When Melanie realizes that Caesar Blue has indeed returned to the world of the living, she finds herself falling for the enigmatic rock star. Not only does he set her on a path to fulfill her lifelong dreams, but his disarming sexuality reignites passions she long ago buried.
But, when Caesar's mission to help her, brings her face to face with her favorite band member, Johnnie Vega, things get complicated. As she begins to fall under the spell of her teenage crush, she discovers that she and Johnnie have a mysterious connection. One that compelled Caesar to bring them together.
Can falling in love with a ghost and his addict best friend be a good thing?
♥♥♥ Eternally Wild is a rock star, erotic romance with a paranormal twist. It is a steamy, menage love story (so what if one guy's a ghost) that will warm your heart, and break it, too. ♥♥♥
Author's note: This book's subject matter contains the death of a best friend, deaths of children, attempted suicide, alcoholism and drug abuse.
He came to Los Angeles with a guitar, a dream, and not a lot of common sense.
Escaping his abusive, ultra-religious upbringing, Leonidas Gunderson follows his musical dreams to California. But those dreams are quickly shattered by those taking advantage of his naiveté. Homeless and desperate, he roams the streets of Los Angeles trying to survive, until new dreams lure him to Malibu. Once there, Leo finds himself the object of desire for bored, rich housewives looking for a little fun.
And then a two-year-old boy changes everything.
A chance encounter with Melanie Vega, wife of Johnnie Vega, drummer for the band, Lush, sets Leo on a new path. Melanie is stunned when she meets Leo. His uncanny resemblance to Johnnie's best friend and Lush's lead singer, Caesar Blue, has her wondering if there is a connection between Leo and the late singer. And has Johnnie more than a little jealous of her interest in the gorgeous young man.
After all, Caesar is her former lover.
For Leo, meeting Melanie is a game changer. He is thrilled to have a roof over his head, and for the first time, a home filled with love. With Lush being asked to tour again, Leo also has an opportunity to become the band’s new lead singer. But Melanie’s insistence to dig into Leo’s past brings family secrets to light. Secrets that devastate the young man and leave him questioning everything he knows about himself.
And what's all this nonsense about a ghost?
When Melanie and Johnnie explain that Caesar has previously returned from the dead, Leo is skeptical, but the more he thinks about it, the more he wonders. Is it just a coincidence that he’s musically talented? That he came to California and met Melanie? Or is there a higher power at work? And if Caesar has returned before, will he do so again to meet a son he never knew existed?
♥ ♥ ♥ New Sensation is a steamy, rockstar romance with a paranormal twist. It is about a young man trying to find his place in the world. ♥ ♥ ♥
Author's note: This book contains the subject matter of child abuse, child endangerment, abandonment by a parent, prostitution, and addiction.
This story also contains dialogue from a two-year-old which may frustrate some readers. However, this very clever child is central to the story and was a joy to create.
A father's love?
Johnnie Vega knows of no such thing.
As a child, instead of receiving praise for his musical expertise, Johnnie garnered criticism and ridicule from his dad. The sting of his father's rejection lit a fire inside Johnnie. He vowed to prove his worth not only to his father, but the world.
Together with his band, Lush, Johnnie rose to superstardom. But the fame and fortune that the bad boy drummer found didn't heal the wounds of his childhood. Instead, it fueled his destructive behaviors. And when his best friend, Caesar Blue, died in a tragic accident, Johnnie's world crumbled. No matter how many times he checked himself into rehab, the demons of his past would not loosen their grip on him.
The gift of love sent from his lost friend, means everything to him. With Melanie's love and support, Johnnie found the strength to get sober. In Melanie, he has found a happiness he has never known. And together, they have created new life.
The man who grew up at odds with his father, will now be a father himself.
When the baby arrives early, Johnnie is faced with the worst possible outcome. Raising his child alone.
Can he face a future without Melanie?
Does he even want to?
As his doubts take seed and grow, Johnnie finds himself losing his will to go on...and his will to stay sober.
There's only one person who can help Johnnie, but he died long ago.
But if Caesar returned from the dead once, surely he can do it again.
♥♥♥ Heaven Sent is a rockstar, erotic romance with a paranormal twist. It is a story about overcoming past trauma through eternal friendship and love. It is unique in blending the past and present to tell Johnnie's story. A story of tragedies and ultimately triumphs over the pain of his childhood.♥♥♥
Author's note: This book includes the subject matter of child abuse, alcoholism, and drug abuse. It also includes a storyline in which a new mother's life is in peril.