Ciana Stone has been reading since the age of three, and wrote her first story at age five. Since then she enjoyed writing as a solitary form of entertainment, before coming out of the closet to share her stories with others. She holds several post graduate degrees and has often been referred to as a professional student. Her latest fields of interest are quantum mechanics and Taoism. When she is not writing (or studying) she enjoys painting (canvas, not walls), sculpting, running, hiking and yoga. She lives with her longtime lover in several locations in the United States.
A Cotton Creek SEAL hero story.
Jasper figured that being captured and tortured for weeks before managing to escape was going to be what ended him. He was trying to deal with it but it the damn panic attacks were crippling him. When he was ordered into rehab, he had no choice but to obey. Being a SEAL was his life. He had to get whole again and get back to his unit.
As luck would have it, one of the Commanders of a SEAL Team, Grady Judd, who was now off the active duty roster, had partnered up with an ex-CIA spy and opened a rehab center in Texas. When Grady called and asked Jasper to do his rehab there, Jasper said yes. With Grady as the boss, maybe the place, Sanctuary, wouldn't be like the VA hospital, all talk and no action.
What he finds when he gets there is a therapist who is anything but conventional. That might have been okay except for one small glitch. Dr. Whitestone's a woman. And she's hot.
Now JJ has more than PTSD to worry about. He also has to keep his desires in check and his hands off the doctor.
There's just something about a man who can dance and Mason James has the kind of moves that turn a woman's thoughts to what that body of his could do off the dance floor. Mason's been breaking hearts so long it's part of his nature. There's not a woman he can't seduce. When he shows up in Cotton Creek the women perk right up. And take a sudden interest in dance lessons.
No one realizes that teaching dancing is as far from the truth of who he really is as it gets. In all honesty, he's not sure what he is anymore. He came back to Cotton Creek because it's the only real home he's ever known. He didn't expect to like it, and sure didn't expect to have a baby left on his doorstep, or to meet someone who made him wonder if it wasn't time he stopped letting women chase him and do some chasing of his own.
** Note for readers. This tale contains triggers that may affect some readers stronger than others
If there was such a thing as an urban legend in Cotton Creek it was Grady Judd. He'd broken the heart of every woman he'd ever kissed and he'd kissed a plenty. Many tried to rope him, tie him down and drag him to the altar, but Grady wasn't the marrying kind. In fact, no one was quite sure what kind of man Grady was. He showed up now and again, tended to his ranch and then would disappear just as fast and never utter a word as to where he'd been when he came home again.
He was a sexy temptation, rolled up in a fine male package, and was all too willing to deliver a night of pleasure. He was also completely unwilling to let anyone inside his impenetrable wall. It was all fun and games or nothing at all.
Until he showed back up in Cotton Creek this time to discover that he's not the only heartbreaker in town, which leads to a whole new game and an entirely new question. Could Grady Judd finally have met his match?
When Clint Marsh pulls a woman from an overturned semi on a county road in Florida, he expects only to do a good deed then get back on his motorcycle and head home.
It doesn’t quite work out that way. The woman turns out to be Lily Ridenger, his first love, and the one woman who has the ability to turn his thoughts to sin with a single look. She’s in need of a place to stay and he has room to spare. So what if they have unfinished business between them? So what if there are still unresolved feelings? Chances are they’ll hook up, have sex hot enough to start a fire and go their separate ways. At least that’s what Clint thought…
He thought wrong.
This book is part of the Untamed Box Set
Cam Marsh figured he was following in his older brother, Colton’s footsteps. A confirmed bachelor. Not that he had anything against settling down. He’d just never met a woman he wanted to settle down with.
Then out of the blue the first girl he ever loved shows up next door. Ellie Whitehorse has inherited her father’s ranch, such as it is, and seeing her brings back feelings he’d all but forgotten, along with inspiring some new ones. Maybe he and Ellie will hook up again, relive old times and have some good times together. Nothing serious.
Or so he thought.
This book is part of the Untamed box set
Chase Hawks had a good handle on life. Between his small spread in Arizona, his success on the rodeo circuit and a bevy of beautiful women always available to satisfy his urges, he figured he had control over his life.
Then fate intervened. He ran over a woman. Literally. Hit her with his truck.
Ana Stillwater had no control over her life. She’d skipped out on an abusive husband with three hundred dollars, a car that was on its last leg and a hawk named Fergi. She figured life couldn’t get any worse.
Then it did. Her car breaks down in Arizona and if that isn’t enough, she gets hit by a truck.
Which brings up the question: Just what happens when a rational, down-to-earth rancher hooks up with a quirky new age witch who can give him a hard one with just a look and likes to dance naked under the moon?
Clay Russell had plans, Big plans. First he was going to win the Nationals in bull-riding, then he was going to start his own spread and breed horses. But his family had other plans. They roped him into leaving Arizona and taking on the job of getting a struggling ranch in North Carolina back on its feet.
He didn’t expect it to be something beyond his ability. He also didn’t expect Rusty Blackhawk to be a woman. Or a witch.
Rusty had no choice but to take the Russell’s offer and partner up with them. She had to hang onto her ranch and this was the only way. She wasn’t expecting to like Clay Russell. She sure wasn’t expecting to want him.
Neither of them expected the passion that would explode between them, or the danger that would threaten their lives. They were both in for surprises.
Danger and passion collide in this exciting and sexy tale that demonstrates how well Ciana Stone can grab a reader and not let go until the final word is read."
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This book is part of the Hot in the Saddle Box Set
Cole had no trouble attracting women. The Russell men were all blessed physically, and Cole was no exception. However, finding a woman who could match his passion for the wilderness as well as ignite passions of a different kind in his life was the problem.
Scout Windrider knew that love wasn’t for her. She’d yet to encounter a man who took her breath away, and figured it was just as well. What man would want to hook up with a woman who spent most of her life in the wild, tracking mountain lions?
Neither of them could have foreseen being paired in a no-kill hunt turned deadly would force them to confront an explosive attraction hot enough to consume them with its heat. Faced with a murderous madman intent on exacting revenge against the Windrider family, Scout and Cole take a leap of faith with each other, and discover something relegated to myth and legend prove to be true, that will touch their lives in a way that will change them forever.
Single and lovingit! That’s Caleb, the only Russell man not yet hitched, and that’s fine with him. Life’s good—if a little predictable. Until a little lady drops out of the sky and into his kayak, nearly drowning him in the process.
But getting wet is the least of his problems. Seems Caleb’s going to follow his brothers when it comes to fixing on kinda offbeat women, because Conn isn’t like any woman he’s ever known. But then he’s never met a woman who isn’t from this world. And he sure as shit hasn’t ever met one who can put as much starch in his shorts and fire in his blood as Conn can with just a look.
Caleb thought he was a master when it came to seduction and making love. What he’s about to learn is that he’s only touched the tip of the iceberg.
When Cia Whitehorse walks into Kade Lawson’s office and announces she’s been assigned to help with a serial killer investigation, he’s damn sure he’s never met a federal agent as sexy.
Cia takes one look at Kade and makes up her mind that she’s going to have him in her bed. She might not be interested in love, but sex is definitely right up her alley and Kade looks like the kind of man who can give her just what she wants.
Kade is more than willing to deliver what Cia needs. She gets to him. Tough and sexy, with an unspoken promise in her look that says she’ll rock his world. But that look is covering something. And Kade’s a sucker for a mystery.
The problem is, solving the mystery of Cia Whitehorse comes with a price. Book Length: Novella
Roxie may have broken down in Middle-of-Nowhere, Texas, but she darn sure doesn’t plan on staying any longer than it takes to get the land yacht she arrived in up and running.
But you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Cliff was a complication she hadn’t counted on. The man looks like walking sex and he’s determined that before Roxie hightails it out of town, she’ll share his bed. So he offers her a job at his bar, Chaps, to keep her close—and adds a sexy bet on top of it.
If she wins, he finances her escape from Nowheresville. If he wins, she stays for six months, keeping bar by day and keeping him warm at night. It’s a wager she can’t resist—and one she can’t lose.
The Chosen. Eight strong individuals gifted with unique paranormal abilities and tasked with protecting shards of an ancient crystal-the Heart of Fire.
Brought together by destiny, each couple has managed to bond and fuse their crystal pairs through a hot and intense sexual joining. The four couples have overcome great personal challenges and remained apart, preparing to face an ancient evil once again.
Now the time has come for the eight Chosen to join forces and defeat Asmodeus, Prince of Hell, once and for all. Their plan is clear yet complex-activate a hidden energy network, gather on spiritual lands and fight an epic battle between good and evil, which will impact mankind for eternity.
Of course, nothing ever goes as planned. And Asmodeus has some tricks the Chosen never anticipated.
Fantasies about being with a younger man? Before her husband left her for a younger model, they wouldn’t have crossed Cam’s mind, but now she has plenty. After meeting a group of ladies at RomantiCon, Cam and the women form a blog celebrating younger men—Tempt the Cougar. Then they challenge each other to find a younger man to make their fantasies come true. It’s not a husband hunt. It isn’t about love. It’s about a night of hot, steamy sex.
When Lee Holiday enters Cam’s life, he seems like the right man for the job. A personal trainer, he makes it clear he’d love to ring Cam’s bell. And ring it he does. Repeatedly. Cam’s found sexual nirvana. Only Lee’s not going to be happy with a short-term, sex-only relationship. He wants the whole nine yards and is out to prove to Cam that he’s more than just a holiday from her normal life. He’s the man of her dreams.
My name’s Memory and I have a slight problem. I walked out on a business I poured my heart and soul into and took off across country to “find myself”. No luck on finding me yet, but I found something I wasn’t expecting. Marco Redwing. Sexy? Hell, that doesn’t even come close. Oh, the things I long to do to him. The kicker? He has a crystal pendant that’s an exact match to the one I’ve worn since I was eighteen.
It’s almost too good to be true. Problem is, every time I’m around the man my crystal pendant goes crazy. Damn thing sends off energy spikes I’m afraid are going to electrocute me.
Could I really find the man of my dreams in this charming southern city? And that’s the real problem. The crystal is supposed to lead me to the man I’m destined to mate with. Which sounds damn fine to me. But it also lets me know there’s something not so good getting closer.
And that’s the rub. There’s a demon after me.
Rayne is a mercenary, six feet of blonde bombshell. As clean-up gal for diamond privateers, she’s seen her fair share of ugly deals and violence. And her latest mission promises to be the same. Yet the price of her choices is getting higher. All her life she’s wanted to find a good, strong man, one who would know how to touch her, quench the all-consuming fire and match her sexual energy.
Now that she’s finally found him, she has to hide her true self, lie and cheat. Former special ops soldier Ripley Knight is everything she wants, all that she craves. His demanding hands conquer all her defenses and his mouth—that wicked thing—denudes her every secret. No pleasure is beyond his skill and no decadence too great. In exchange, all Rip wants is the one thing she can’t give. Truth.
Amidst the torrid Floridian wilderness and carnival season, with dangers coming at her from every quarter, Rayne will learn that only Rip can help her. Only he can douse the inferno.
Bounty hunter Jazz Boudreaux wouldn't believe it if she hadn't seen it with her own eyes. One minute she's scuffling with a "collar" in California. The next she's in a Scottish castle, being recruited by an ancient order of Hussy Warriors sworn to use their special powers to rescue the world in times of danger.
Her mission: Keep some geek scientist alive long enough to develop a technology that will save the planet.
Jazz soon discovers Dr. Rockwell Burns is anything but geeky. Delicious, maybe. Dangerous, definitely. Hard and a powerful, like his name. Suddenly, it's more personal than saving the world. It's about saving the man she loves.
Sara's life is filled with mysteries. Why did her parents abandon her as a baby? What's behind the baffling blackouts she suffers and the frightening images she creates while she's out? Who is the strange woman claiming to hold the answers, and why does she keep calling Sara a Hussy?
Morgan's got a few mysteries of his own. What was his father going to give him on the day he died — the gift he said would change Morgan's life? Who is this bewitching woman who keeps passing out and creating pictures of his past and future — and why was she sent to save his life?
All they both know from the moment they meet is that the bond between them is stronger — and more passionate — than anything either has ever known. And that fate has brought them together for a very important reason. If only they knew what it was.
Sometimes you have to break the law to right a wrong. That's Ranger's philosophy, and she's become one of the most-wanted criminals in the world while playing Robin Hood to people ripped off by greedy corporations.
But when she starts toying with an FBI agent who's tracking her, she discovers that it is he who may well steal her heart in the end. Can she trust him not to turn her in after an evening of wild sex — or will she just have to leave the handcuffs on?
Wyatt Nashoba is a warrior, a man without fear. At least that's the picture he presents to the members of his Navy SEAL team. He's a stone-cold killer with a reputation as a woman magnet, and needing no one. But appearances can be deceiving. Wyatt is a man torn by love and betrayal. His only need, his one weakness is Chance—a woman from his past he can never have, can never trust. She ripped his heart out with her betrayal and he has vowed never to look upon her again.
Chance never expected to hear from Wyatt. Especially not in the middle of the night, sounding afraid and unsure. The call serves to bring feelings she'd never escaped back to the surface. She's been his as long as she can remember and no matter how much he shuns her, she has to find him. Help him.
Wyatt will be forced to see her and face the old feelings that have haunted him for years, because something inside him, an entity of violence and lust, is fighting for control of his mind. And his only chance of survival depends on the love of Wyatt's Chance.
Note: Story contains some scenes of graphic violence and rape.