Ciana Stone

Biography

Ciana is the pen name for Syneca, who lives in Florida and North Carolina with the love of her life. When asked for more information, she will confirm the following facts:

Ciana is:
1. Female
2. Happily married with two fantastic children
3. An artist and photographer
4. Loves animals of the warm and fuzzy variety but reptiles give her a major case of the creeping willies
5. Loves playing disc golf
6. Is hooked on video games and Left 4 Dead (and L4D2), Gears of War and Borderlands are her favorite games.
7. Loves to work out and looks forward to her daily trip to the gym
8. Is a fan of television shows like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Justified
9. Likes operating power tools and likes working in her yard
10. Loves to hear from readers

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North Carolina. I don't know that the location influenced my writing so much as the people. When I was very young we lived in a small town (and I mean small). My mother owned and ran the only 'beauty salon' in town as it was referred to at the time. Every day I would walk to her shop after school and do my homework, listening to the ladies talk. Now there's an education!

My uncle was the police chief and he and my dad were fast friends so I was actually in and out of the police station like it was just part of the family places. Again, educational:)

North Carolina is a beautiful state and even now that I have been away from it for more than a decade, I still find myself setting stories in the state. Guess the old saying is true - you can take the girl out of the state, but you can never take the state out of the girl.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Good question. I'll use a work in progress for this answer. One of the main characters is a member of a motor cycle club. Not a ride for fun sort of club, but a 1% hard cord group. He's not happy about it and is not the only one, but he feels stuck - like the only way out is in a box.

I wanted to explore what it would be like to be in that position and since I knew someone who once was in that particular boat, felt it maybe I could do the character justice.

I also wanted to explore the idea of how easy it would be to love someone you believed had done terrible things. Is there room for forgiveness or would you hold fast to your moral code.
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Where to find Ciana Stone online


Books

Renegades
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 95,780. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Three lives and one truth that will change everything. If they survive.
Deadly Conclusions
By
Price: Free! Words: 120,330. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When a federal building in Akron, Ohio, is bombed, a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist, Sydney Forrest, finds herself in the center of a conspiracy. One of her patients, a United States Senator verges on a nervous breakdown because of his involvement with the man he claims is behind the act of terrorism. Her life spins out of control, taking a lot of other people with her.
A Matter of Trust
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,760. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
Two people, one dream. And a sensual awakening that will rock both to the core. Against a backdrop of breathless sexual interludes and the reuniting of two kindred spirits, it’s a race against time—and a ruthless family that will stop at nothing, even murder—to find the artifact and be the custodians of the immense power it holds.