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A psychological romantic suspense thriller
Available on Amazon,
in Kindle, paperback and in Kindle Unlimited, and Audible audio
What reviewers are saying:
"Addictive!  Hang on for a nail-biting thrill ride.  Stone knocks it out of the park with this one!  
- Candid Book Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Wow Wow!!

"This is my first book by Ciana Stone. It is a well-written page-turner, full of unexpected twists, captivating, dark, and romantic. Did I mention chilling and INTENSE? Recommended Reading.."

-Michael L.F. Slavin, Amazon Reviewer

The Boy in the Barn

 

 

                           Booklife by Publisher's weekly

Their childhood was dominated by pain and fear. They escaped the darkness at first chance, but darkness is a beast that doesn't let go easily, and now it's found them. It will be a battle that will threaten their lives and souls. The time to fight is almost at hand and this time, they can't run.

 

Review

The latest from Stone, author of numerous western romance series plus other works, is a compelling small-town thriller in which the lives of a cult leader, a mother, and a long-lost lover get tangled up with the secrets of the past. When Sophie Morgan’s mother dies, she is forced to return to her small hometown in Georgia to handle her mother’s affairs, despite her aversion to spending time on the family’s farm. Bizarre occurrences start happening all around her, and when she’s flooded with memories from her childhood, she must begin to unpack some of her generational trauma. The mystery around her family and their land is uncovered when Sophie reunites with Luke, the love of her life. But while she attempts to reconcile the loss of her mother, Sophie also finds herself face to face with an unexpected evil.
 

The Boy in the Barn is entirely engrossing, although the content, which includes abuse and torture, may be difficult to digest. Stone’s scene-setting finesse and emotional acuity are impressive, and despite a heavy emphasis on violence, she delivers a skillful story powered by crisp dialogue and narrative momentum, using flashbacks to give her characters depth—and provide readers with welcome relief from the intensity of her plot, although at times the characters memories prove wrenching, too.

The joy of this mystery is embedded in its characters, specifically Sophie, a cautious but brave protagonist who will enrapture readers. The fight for good over evil and chaos rings throughout, and readers will cheer for Sophie and Luke’s love to win in the end. The character of Gideon, a most heinous antagonist, is compelling but lacks intricacy. Fans of mystery novels will find familiar plot points, but the narrative’s charm lies in the nuance of Stone’s people’s complex emotions, which make this combination of mystery and romance shine.

Takeaway: Returning to her childhood home reveals a sinister plot against the heroine’s life in this compelling mystery tinged with romance.

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"I have to say that every once in a while, I run across a book that leaves me speechless. This book is one of them. Ms. Stone proves once again that she can write in any genre and produce a winner. "

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Ciana began her adventures in publishing as a literary agent, a small press published author,  an art director for a small publisher and finally as an indie author and freelance book designer.

An avid reader, she has never called herself a fan of only one genre, although suspense thrillers do hold a special appeal.  

 

She's penned novels in romance, science fiction, paranormal  and sci-fi suspense thrillers and today is devoted to suspense thrillers, with a bit of a love story often included.

About Ciana

Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky

 

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Attention readers!! Picking up and reading this book will be one of the best decisions you have ever made BUT be warned - you will need a large chunk on time to dedicate to reading this suspenseful story because you will not want to put it down! - Amazon Review

A hit-and-run in the town of Brickton, Wyoming sets off a chain of events that has the town reeling. It also has Rylee Monroe being offered a promotion. No Limits the cyber security firm she works for, maintains all the web cameras placed in the town, the national parks and ski resorts. Their live stream brings in thousands of new visitors to the area. The previous director of the Brickton office died when he ran off the road and down a cliff. Now Rylee is tasked with discovering why there is no video footage of the hit and run that happened in the middle of town.

She doesn't expect to like Wyomiing but quickly falls in love with it. There's something that speaks to her when she looks at the night sky, the way the mountains kiss the sky and the galaxy of stars that smile on Wyoming. To her shock, she also quickly falls for Ike Brickman, a man sixteen years her senior, who lets her know right up front that he and she are not meant to be. He's too old for her, and that's that.

The problem with Ike's declaration is that Rylee doesn't quite believe him. His mouth says one thing, but his eyes say another.

Amidst a growing concern in Brickton when another man is killed and someone tries to kill Ike's son, the pressure mounts to discover who is responsible, and who is the next one with a bull's eye on their back. Can a growing attraction flourish in an atmosphere of fear?

We're about to find out.

AVAILABLE in ebook, paperback and hardcover.  Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Did you ever read the intro to a book and just KNOW your life would never be the same? Trust me, ‘Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky’ is just such a book! I don’t know how she does it, but Ciana Stone can take a story and turn it into something magical and mystical—while all the while feeding us facts and figures and clues—turning it into something you simply cannot put down.

This book is beyond belief on so many levels…yet it all makes perfect sense in the end. The storyline is really beyond words. The characters are so real yet seemingly bigger than life itself. The plot twists and turns will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, yet drive you into places you didn’t even realize were there. Simply amazing! And the ending?? Ohmigod…totally unexpected and even more unbelievable!

This book is good. Beyond good. I recommend you grab your copy today and get ready for something really special. You’ll be so glad you did!

Thank you, Ciana Stone. Your work is just amazing! I truly appreciate all the joy/feels you bring us….  Amazon Reviewer pb loves to read

 
Ciana's  Suspense Titles
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Ciana's Series and Romance Titles

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