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.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ciana Stone online


Books

Renegades
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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.
Staking a Claim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,150. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lust was a horse he could ride. Love? He didn't believe in love. Until she walked into his life and changed everything. Come take a ride with Jed Nash in Book One of The Whisperer Series ...Staking a Claim
Darkness and Light 2: Nothing is What it Seems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,220. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The government suspects him of selling spent nuclear fuel. Cord is determined to prove them and comes up with a plan. His wife, Morgan has her own problems. Once he leaves to investigate she gets hit with problems she's not prepared for, like getting a sex tape with Cord and another woman. Life used to be easy. Not anymore.
Darkness and Light 1: The Key to Our Demise
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Passion, love and lust collide. Cord and Morgan have a good life. Success, two great kids and a happy marriage. Or so they thought. Something has gone wrong with a system Cord designed for the government, to track spent nuclear waste. He rushes to Washington to get to the bottom of things. And suddenly that good life starts to unravel.
Deadly Conclusions
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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.
SEXventures
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Price: Free! Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Two short sexy tales of Saturday Night SEXventures. Saturday Night Fever: Going to a bar alone, meeting a handsome stranger and spending the night having wild, uninhibited, no-holes-barred (no pun intended) sex – knowing that it will be something that only happens this once, but something we’ll think about for a long time to come. And maybe
Coming of Age
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,530. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Sometimes love sneaks up on you. Sometimes it takes you down a path you are eager to follow, and others it sends your life careening out of control to places you never wanted to go. And sometimes love you walked away from returns when you least expect it.
Irresistible Hunger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,030. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
It was only supposed to be a quick mission. They would pose as newlyweds and deliver data. Simple. Or so they thought. Leonidas Kahnn pushes her buttons in more ways than one. Leonidas isn't thrilled about being teamed with Shilah Belenus. She stirs things inside him best left dormant. Still, it's just a mission. They're both professionals. They can handle it. Or so they thought.
Unrestrained Hunger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing could dim their passion. If anything, the years they’d shared had only deepened the hunger. But life involved more than their need for one another. They now had a family to protect and enemies to overcome. Resa had once called the Alliance family. Now she was their sworn enemy and she fully intended to see them fall.
Unrestrained Hunger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
They went into hiding to protect their unborn child and will come out of hiding to fight for their entire race. Resa isn't afraid to fight. She knows the risks. She just never realized that there were so many hidden truths or that those truths might be to key to saving her family and all of the V'Kar on earth. The problem is her unrestrained nature may cost them all the war.
An Unwanted Hunger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Passion this strong was dangerous.Nothing good could come of this hunger, this need that drove them relentlessly toward one another. Neither reason nor devotion to duty could stay their need. How were they to know that one drink from the cup of desire would only magnify the hunger? That one act of lust would alter them forever. That their unwanted hunger would change the course of destiny.
Blood in the Marsh
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,370. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Lyra Seville is about to find out that little in her life is as she believed it to be. She's come home for the summer to St. Simon's island where she grew up. She plans on relaxing and coming to terms with the loss of someone close to her. Lyra will discover that evil can present itself in a form that is too appealing - so attractive that it's hard to recognize its true nature.
That Which Survives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 118,830. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When a string of murdered scientists lead the police and the corrupt leader of a covert agency to Senna Laserian, embroiling her in a series of events that take her ever closer to discovering the deadly secrets of her past, Konnor, an ex-operative of the same covert agency shadowing Senna, may be the only person who can save her.
A Matter of Trust
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,760. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
The Hunger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,910. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Passions explode against a backdrop of murder. Randall Austin is desperate to escape the unhappy memories of a tragic childhood and a failed relationship. Little does she know that she carries with her an ancient evil.that threatens anyone who comes into contact with her.

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