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

Staking a Claim
Price: Free! Words: 46,250. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: 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
Irresistible Hunger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,030. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
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.
An Unwanted Hunger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.

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