Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Sweet Romance and Lovable Pups, Plus a Peek Between the Pages 💕🐶


Who doesn't love the cute pet that is there for us? All the books in this book fair have a lovable pup that is there for the protagonist, and I'm delighted to have my small town romance Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss included in this event. 

🐶 💕  Visit the event  💕 🐶

Peek between the pages of Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss

Jinx happily jumped to the ground. She paused, head tilted and ears perked. Off in the distance, a voice sang a lovely melody, like secrets on the wind. It was the song from my premonitions.

The spark circled me, bringing my attention back to the spell. It zigged left around my car and then zagged over the boardwalk. Jinx frolicked along behind it.

“Jinx, wait!” I grabbed my purse, locked the doors, and jogged to catch up. A warm breeze lifted my hair, bringing with it the delicious aroma of barbecue and charbroiled meats. My stomach growled, but there was no time to check out the restaurants. Not with my puppy prancing through the pale sand.

“Jinx!” I hopped off the wood walkway and onto the sand. Ahead of me, Jinx scampered between a couple relaxing on a sherbet-colored blanket and then through a little girl’s sandcastle.

“Sorry.” I skirted the couple. “Sorry,” I said to the girl. With a flick of a finger, I repaired some of the damage to her castle. The loose sand under my sandal- clad feet made it difficult to run. “Jinx, slow down!”

Jinx and the spark stopped at the end of a long pier lined with boats of varying sizes. We were alone. I clutched a stitch in my side. The spark bobbed a couple of times above the clear blue water before plopping soundlessly beneath the surface. Jinx barked.

“No, Jinx. We’re not going to jump.” I hoped the spark somehow heard me and reappeared. It couldn’t possibly think I was going to follow it into the ocean.

I glanced around, hoping to spot the gray-haired man or the boy from my vision. The hauntingly beautiful song blended with the waves splashing against the pier. I breathed in, enjoying the sounds of nature and savoring the crisp scent of the sea. Both were inviting. Maybe that was why they called this place Siren’s Cove. It beckoned people to stay.

Happy reading, everyone!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Books, books, and more books 📚


I’m thrilled to share with you a wonderful review of Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss, a cozy, small town, witchy romance that will warm your heart. The reviewer said:

‘Loved this charming, second chance, witch romance. I was addicted from the beginning, the author will have you enchanted with the storyline! Peyton and Roman has bumps and rough patches to overcome… but added with Jinx and Travis and enduring small town charm and friends to help out its a journey with mystery and intrigue!!😉 Grab a cozy drink and a comfortable seat and spent an afternoon reading a delightful book!’ - Rhonda

These kind words brought a smile to my face. 

🍂🍁 Book News 🍁🍂

💫 Free for a limited time 💫

Isaac and the Prince of Fae
YA Paranormal

Isaac will burn down the faerie realm to protect his family and friends from the dangerous faerie threatening them. That is if the faerie doesn’t kill him first.

📚 Books on my radar 📚

Whistler's Night by H.M. Shander's promises to be a fun, lighthearted holiday romance, and the cover is so cute!

Witch Under Pressure by Karen McSpade promises humor, hints of romance, family drama, and magical spells gone hilariously wrong.

Do you leave reviews? Have you read either of these books? Do you have a book recommendation for me? Drop me a note in the comments. 🙂

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Spooky Season is Almost Here. Cue the music!

Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by! With the spooky season fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share the soundtrack for Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor and Monster Hunter?! This is a collection of songs that popped into my head when I was writing this humous middle-grade novelThese songs also make a great playlist to listen to while reading the book. Enjoy!! 

 1)  Monster Mash 

2)  Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon. 

3)  The Skeleton Dance

4)  Superstition by Stevie Wonder 

5)  Funeral March of the Marionette by Charles Gounod 

6)  Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival 

7)  The Monsters Hop 

8)  Theme from ‘the Munsters’

8)  Season of the Witch by Donovan

🦇 About the book 🦇

Title: Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor and Monster Hunter?

Author: C.L. Colyer

Cover artist: Diana Carlile

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genres: Middle grade, fantasy

Sometimes it takes an ordinary ten-year-old to save the day.


Book Blurb:

Nothing frightens Atticus Everheart more than monsters, thanks to his older brothers, who often threaten to feed him to the beastly creatures.

Fearing that’s what they will do if he doesn’t replace the book he accidentally ruined, he takes a job tutoring a boy in his neighborhood.


Although nervous about the job, Atticus soon discovers there’s a lot more in store for him than teaching. Never in a trillion years would he have imagined he’d be hiding from monsters, working with ghosts, or searching for werewolves and witches. He’s not brave, and he has no plans to change.


Until he’s forced to.

🦇 What readers have to say 🦇

5+-stars  “If you love quirky fantasy adventures, you’ll want to read this book.” – N.N. Light Book Heaven


5-stars. “Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor, and Monster Hunter? was a spooky and delightful read.” – Long and Short Reviews. 


5-stars.  “The atmosphere of this book is wonderful. I really loved discovering the world created by C.L.Colyer.” – A Blue Box Full of Books Goodreads

Read Atticus Everheart’s story today!

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I'd love to hear from you. Do you like this time of year? What's your favorite spooky song, movie, or book?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Happy Spooky Season!

Hello, dear readers!

Fall is here, and that means it’s time for some spooky and magical reads. I love this season of ghosts and witches, demons and monsters. That’s why I’ve been busy decorating my house with pumpkins and cobwebs, munching on delicious taffy apples, and curling up with some cozy fantasies.

One of the books I recently enjoyed was The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, a lighthearted and cozy fantasy about a lonely witch who would love to find someone she can trust with her secret. The book, by Sangu Mandanna, is a sweet read with a fun and witty twist. If you enjoy books about witches, check it out!

If you’re looking for a book with witches or demons, I hope you’ll check out some of mine:

  • Isaac and the Prince of Fae, Free on KU: A paranormal adventure about a battle between witch and fae in which there can be only one winner.
  • Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss: An enchanting, second-change romance about a witch who gets more than she bargained for when she follows a vision to a small town in Maine.
  • Damned When I Didn't: A YA paranormal romance about an 18-year-old virgin who finds herself Hell's newest succubus. (Read an excerpt below.)
  • Challenging Destiny: A YA paranormal romance/thriller about a brother and sister Chosen to be pawns in a battle between Heaven and Hell. (Also available on Audible.)


If you're looking to discover new authors and new books, check out this Kindle Unlimited Book Fair!


Have you read any of the books above? Do you have any book recommendations for me? I would love to hear from you. Hit reply and share your thoughts.

Happy reading! Cherie

Thursday, September 21, 2023

💋 Sweet Romance Book Fair 💋

Books, books, and more books for the romance lover! These sweet romances are perfect cozy reads. 

Two of my titles are featured!

A kiss to remember... if only she could.

A well-intended spell has this witch lusty after the ma

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

🧚‍♀️ Kindle Unlimited Fantasy Book Fair 🧚‍♀️


Now's a great time to find your next fantasy on Kindle Unlimited. There's over sixty books to choose from, including my YA novella, ISAAC AND THE PRINCE OF FAE!


Did you hear? ISAAC AND THE PRINCE OF FAE is now available on Kindle Unlimited. We head back to Gloucester, MA, and the paranormal world of magic and witchcraft to fight the Prince of Fae in this Embrace prequel. I hope you'll check it out!

Title: Isaac and the Prince of Fae
Genre: YA Fantasy, Adventure
Book length: Novella

Tagline: Fire meets ice in a battle between witch and fae. Only the strongest will survive.

Isaac knows the importance of fueling his magical powers with positive emotions. It’s been the simplest of rules to follow until now.

When Heather, a fellow witch, begs Isaac to help her reverse a spell that brought a vindictive faerie into the human realm, Isaac has no choice but to assist. He’s sure there’s a peaceful compromise to her prince of a problem. Only Heather hasn’t been entirely truthful about why this dangerous faerie refuses to leave. He’s even more powerful than Isaac. That is, if Isaac doesn’t tap into dark magic. When the faerie threatens to harm the people Isaac cares about, he abandons civility. He’ll burn down the faerie realm to protect his loved ones—if the faerie doesn’t kill him first.

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I'd love to hear from you! What's the last fantasy book you read? Or, what's your favorite genre?

I'm currently reading The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna.  This fantasy has a T.J. Klune vibe with quirky characters that are easy to love. It's good so far!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

What Lurks in the Dark on Wayward Lane?


Today I have a bonus scene from my middle-grade action/adventure Friends to the End written from Morgan's POV. This scene shares with you what she found related to Grimace Grove Cemetery and Wayward Lane. 

Happy reading!


by C.L. Colyer

Bonus scene from Morgan’s POV


Morgan grabbed a can of soda and headed to her dad’s study to use his laptop. If her brothers wouldn’t tell her more about the vanishing house, she’d search the internet. She sat in the big leather chair, pulled her auburn curls into a low ponytail, and typed ‘vanishing house + Wayward Lane’ into the browser. The top result led to a real estate company, but others caught her eye. She clicked on one of them. A post from a popular ghost-hunting TV show filled the screen. The opening hiss of the soda can pierced the silence in the study. Morgan took a sip before leaning forward to read the article.

What Lurks in the Dark on Wayward Lane?


About an hour outside of Chicago, tucked between the homes along Wayward Lane, is Grimace Grove Cemetery, one of Illinois’s most haunted graveyards. Visit one day and you may see white lights floating between the tombstones, while on another, hazy human-like figures standing by the fence. Listen closely and you may hear the whispers of people long dead. But the strange phenomenon doesn’t stop at the graveyard. Visitors to the area have reported other bizarre sightings, none of which can be explained by experts. Who and what might be the cause of these unexplained events? We took a closer look at the town's sordid past and recorded it below—you be the judge. 
The gangsters who visited the town for rest and relaxation during prohibition were known to cause trouble—illegal trouble. Is the shadowy cigar-smoking man who has been spotted in the middle of the street one of the former gangsters? Witnesses describe him as a stout guy, wearing a suit and a bowler hat like the ones worn back in the 1920s. A woman even claims he called her the “bee’s knees” as his spectral form blinked in and out of view. Is he the ghost of Franky—on the lam—Hood? You tell me.
Equally as disturbing as the ghost of a gangster are the reports of a phantom Model A roadster that barrels past oncoming traffic, leaving in its wake the roar of men’s laughter and machine gunfire. My money is on these men being more of the mobsters who used to frequent the neighborhood. 


Reports of a young woman dressed in fringe and pearls, dancing the Charleston in the middle of the road are common. Drivers who stopped to tell her to get off the road swear that she vanished into thin air when they rolled down their windows. Eyewitnesses later matched her image to photos of Mary Porter, a nineteen-year-old flapper who died in a car accident on that exact stretch of the road in April 1923. She had been on her way home from a popular speakeasy, where she worked as a flapper.
But perhaps the most intriguing of the legends surrounding Wayward Lane is that of the disappearing house. This ghost hunter hasn’t found proof that the house, which is often described as an old Victorian-styled home with a long front porch, ever existed on the physical plain. But locals insist this home, known for having housed a venerated Civil War hero, burned down in the 1870s and that it, along with his wife, refuse to let go.

The mystery surrounding the house and its occupants may never be solved. Are the locals correct in saying that this house is occupied by the ghost of its last resident? Did her unwavering belief that her husband would return from the war and her determination to be there when he did trap her and the house in a time loop? Romantic? Yes. True? I’ll let you be the judge.

No wonder Morgan’s brothers refused to talk about the house and why her parents had forbidden her to search for it. Clearly, they believed the stories––maybe even thought she’d be kidnapped or swept away by the ghosts that lived there. A smile tugged at the corners of her mouth. Adults can be so gullible sometimes.
She clicked back to the search results. The next blog post had similar information about Wayward Lane and Grimace Grove Cemetery. A chill went through her. It also confirmed what her brothers had warned her happened to anyone inside of the house when it vanished: 

Rumors of people disappearing along with the house date back to the Civil War, when a soldier was last spotted entering that home and was never seen again. Others are believed to have met the same grim fate when they went to investigate decades later.  

Every article, post, and newsletter Morgan read had a slightly different version of the legend, but the result was always the same. Wayward Lane was haunted. Decade after decade, dozens of people had witnessed things they couldn’t explain. Morgan let out a low whistle. Ghosts existed, and she lived within biking distance of the second most haunted location in Illinois. 


She couldn’t wait to tell Zach the exciting news.

📚 📚 📚

2021 Best Middle-Grade Finalist – N.N. Light Book Awards


“A compelling, gripping nail-biting page-turner. You’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting...dreading?... what happens next. I know you won’t be able to put the book down (I couldn’t).” ~ Allan Woodrow, bestselling author of over 30 books for children


“Friends to the End is a wonderful middle-grade paranormal mystery from start to finish ~ N.N. Light Book Heaven


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The inspiration behind Grimace Grove Cemetery is loosely based on stories surrounding White Cemetery that I had heard as a teenager. Friends to the End is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of my imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales are entirely coincidental. 


Friday, September 8, 2023

It's an Audiobook Book Fair!

I'm excited to be participating in this book fair exclusively for fantasy audiobooks. With close to fifty audiobooks to choose from, fantasy lovers are bound to find something they'll enjoy!

🎧 Visit the fair! 🎧

Be sure to look for my YA paranormal romance/thriller CHALLENGING DESTINY while your there!

Gerne: YA Paranormal Romance/Thriller
Tagline: Being Chosen is a terrible thing when there's no one you can trust.

Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.

Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana.

Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she'll damn her brother for eternity.

Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind...but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?

Happy listening!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Small Town Romance Anyone?

It's Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss book birthday, and I thought it would be fun to answer a couple of questions from readers and share an excerpt, so let's dive right in!

(Q) What was the hardest part of writing this book? 
(A) Truth be told, I stumbled a bit trying to get Peyton to Siren’s Cove. Here she was, a single 31-year-old woman following a vision to find a man she’s never met and knows nothing about, and she was going by herself. Sure, she’s a witch. She can take care of herself, but I kept thinking about how dangerous that would be, and this is a romance novel, not a thriller. I quickly revised what she saw in her vision. Instead of searching for a strange man around her age, she is searching for an older man and a boy. The rest of the story fell into place after that.

(Q) What did I enjoy most about writing this book? 
(A) I loved getting to know the characters. We met Peyton in Merry Little Wishing Spritz, but that book is Cassie’s story. I got to learn more about Peyton and her gift of premonitions in this book. It was also fun to figure out just who a certain brown-eyed ice cream man is.

(Q) What genre of books do I enjoy reading? 
(A) It probably won’t come as a surprise that my favorite genre is paranormal. My favorite paranormal creatures include witches, vampires, angels, and demons. 

QOTD: What's your favorite genre?

Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss is part of The Wild Rose Press’s One Scoop or Two series. Each book in the series is a standalone book set in a beach town. 

Peek between the pages...

The man who had broken my heart on my twenty- third birthday walked out of the backroom. Eight years was a long time. My heart had since healed. Or so I had thought. Seeing him again ripped open old wounds. And darn it if he didn’t look as attractive now as he did then. It would have been easier to run into him again if he were fat, bald, and ugly. But he was just as handsome as before—all tall and sinewy. He still wore his black hair shaved close to his head, and I recognized his Hawaiian shirt as one I’d bought.

After the long road trip, I had to be a sight and not a knock ’em dead one. I almost twitched my nose, ready to cast a spell to smooth my hair and add a little color to my cheeks, but stopped. With my luck, magic would decide the enchantment was for personal gain and turn me into a hag. I ran a hand over my head instead.

“A customer thinks your ice cream is delicious. What else?” Karly said.

“Thank you.” Roman threw a friendly grin my way. His mouth fell open. “Peyton?”

Since vanishing in a puff of green smoke wasn’t an option—partially because it would expose magic and partly because I wasn’t even sure that was possible—I returned his smile. I wouldn’t let him see me rattled.

“Do you two know each other?” Karly asked.

“Ah...yeah.” Roman’s jaw muscle twitched the way it always did when he was flustered. I bet he wished he could vanish in a puff of smoke too.

Title: Salted Caramel Bliss with a Wedding Kiss
Series: One Scoop or Two (each book is standalone)
Author: Cherie Colyer
Cover artist: RJ Morris
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genres: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Heat rating: PG13 Spicy

Book Blurb:
Roman Briggs built a life for himself in Siren’s Cove. He restored the Sugar Cones Ice Cream Parlor and turned it into a popular stop along the boardwalk. He has everything he needs until a certain blue-eyed woman wanders back into his life.

Seer and witch Peyton Woods isn’t sure why her latest visions feature a man and boy she’s never met. Determined to find out, she casts a spell that leads her to a small beach town in Maine and, to her utter surprise, the man who broke her heart eight years earlier.

Peyton's left with one question. Why didn't her magic show her him?

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Middle Grade Book Fair

Who loves a book fair?

Me! Me!
And I know you do too!

I teamed up with award-winning authors to bring you a book fair geared toward young readers and to adults who are kids at heart. I have to admit, my go to genre when I need something light and fun and sometimes even a little spooky is middle-grade. So I'm excited to be a part of this book fair.

And be sure to check out my books while you're there!

Friends to the End
Genre: MG Ghost Story, Coming of Age

Reluctant Reader Approved!

“A compelling, gripping nail-biting page-turner. You’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting...dreading?... what happens next. I know you won’t be able to put the book down (I couldn’t).” ~ Allan Woodrow, bestselling author of over 30 books for children.


Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor & Monster Hunter?
Genre: MG Fantasy


If you love quirky fantasy adventures, you’ll want to read this book.” – N.N. Light Book Heaven



Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor, and Monster Hunter? was a spooky and delightful read.” – Long and Short Reviews. 


I'd love to hear from you! What's your favorite kids book?