Between 1973 and 1978, Michelle “Feather” Jones dominated adult movie theaters as the burgeoning porn industry’s queen. Fans flocked to her screenings, and critics hailed her as the next big thing. By 1980, though, Feather was homeless, hooked on heroin, and prostituting in order to buy drugs. She disappeared from Hollywood’s restless spotlight and died at the age of forty-five from heroin addiction.
Michelle “Shelly” Jones teaches at a small state college in Denver. She dreams of becoming a great novelist, while her colleagues sign big-dollar publishing deals. When Shelly discovers that a deceased porn star shares her name, she becomes obsessed with her life and death and believes she can descend Orpheus-like into the hell of Feather Jones’ world to rescue and perhaps redeem her memory.
In her quest to make sense of Feather’s life, death, and infamous career, she meets Tim Rhodes, aka the legendary Ryder Long, Feather's real life lover and on-screen co-star. There is no doubting the chemistry sparked between them, but is it merely physical or can they build something that lasts longer than a scene? The bigger question remains in both of their minds, though: is this Tim's way of having Feather back?
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About the Author
Cher Smith began her writing career when she was eight years old, folding over notebook paper to look like a book. While her novel "Lazy Bones" was never finished, she never lost the love of creating characters and placing them in awkward, mysterious, dangerous or romantic situations, sometimes all at once. She has a master's degree in philosophy of religion and taught philosophy and English for a few years. She has been in marketing and publishing for most of her adult career and designs and maintains websites in her spare time. Her first published novel, The Falcon and the Serpent (1990), fell in the fantasy genre, but her writing career has grown considerably beyond that single genre into more contemporary and literary works, including Justified Means, a quirky comedy-drama that follows a pastor’s wife along a Robin Hood-like adventure. She has published numerous articles, including three entries for The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (the television show Home Improvement, the Coors mystique, and Playgirl magazine), movie reviews for Infuze Magazine and several feature stories for Colorado Country Life magazine. She also co-authored a nonfiction book about the changing demographics in America. Cher Smith is the founder, editor and chief instigator at Dead Key Publishing. It is her desire to bring novels -- hers and others -- to readers who love books.