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    Cia's writing involves stories with budding relationships. She doesn't allow herself to be boxed into one genre, instead her stories can be spread out through multiple categories, including: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Modern, and even mixes of those and more. The common thread that binds them all is the realization that you never know what is going to happen next.
    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. On Fire Premium

    By Cia, in Fiction. 09/06/2020 (Updated: 01/30/2023)

    Genres: Mystery, Romance
    Sub-genres: Light Mystery, Contemporary Romance
    • adult
    • north america
    • suspense
    • firefighting
    • modern

    Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He’s prepared for everything—except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire. Or meeting Jax Quintero, an abrasive firefighter whose bulky uniform couldn't hide a jawline chiseled from stone and intense eyes that burned him with scorn. Or was that the flames surrounding them?

    Maybe Scottie should have gone to Hawaii on vacation instead.

    • 119 Chapters
    • 312,195 Words
    • 41,141 Views
    • 1,033 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Ancalagon

    By Cia, in Fiction. 08/19/2020 (Updated: 01/25/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Soft Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • space
    • animals
    • military
    • future

    Plants and animals were my thing. The intricacies of nature intrigued me and yet there was an elegant simplicity that I loved.

    6888 Ardra. Heavy gravity planet. Human-compatible atmosphere. Generally temperate climate; I’d aimed for the southern continent which had milder weather and a good mix of terrain.

    “Damn Sonez anyway.” He’d tried to keep me on his ship instead of letting me explore the planet with a team after the probe returned. Well I’d stopped his plotting before he could ruin my life.

    And I’d show everyone just what Essell Deray could do.

    • 122 Chapters
    • 120,644 Words
    • 194,470 Views
    • 978 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  3. Winter Haven's Dyrpath

    By Cia, in Fiction. 12/14/2022 (Updated: 01/04/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: Mythic Fantasy
    • magic
    • alternate earth
    • animals
    • ancient times
    • holiday

    A Wednesday Brief Holiday Short Story

    • 4 Chapters
    • 3,998 Words
    • 3,157 Views
    • 34 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. First Snow

    By Cia, in Fiction. 12/23/2020 (Updated: 12/23/2020)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • young adult
    • magic
    • university
    • holiday
    • christmas

    The magic of that first snow, not just of the season, but the first ever!

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,003 Words
    • 3,549 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Everyone
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  5. Battle for Souls

    By Cia, in 2020 - Fall - Shadows. 12/10/2020 (Updated: 12/10/2020)

    Genres: Fantasy, Romance
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Mythic Fantasy
    • demons
    • magic
    • alternate earth
    • war
    • military

    The war with the demons in the Underrealm can exhaust even the strongest soldier. As the war drags on, how can one commander face his duty when each and every battle threatens his heart and soul?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,205 Words
    • 2,418 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Unicorn Quests

    By Cia, in Fiction. 11/06/2019 (Updated: 08/12/2020)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Romance
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Romance, Historical Fantasy
    • magic
    • alternate earth
    • medieval

    Alone among the humans with only whispered rumors to guide me, I longed for the cool meadows of my homeland, but I was on a mission. Humans plagued me. They sought me out for the magic I could weave into metal, never divining my true purpose searching among their stables.

    • 41 Chapters
    • 40,157 Words
    • 67,097 Views
    • 177 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. He Said Maybe Premium

    By Cia, in Fiction. 12/30/2019 (Updated: 02/24/2020)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Romance
    • child
    • young adult
    • animals
    • holiday
    • christmas

    Ayden worked hard to make a better life for his son; he was so close to being done with school, then he could get one good job instead of working two jobs and studying at night. Then they could move out of their tiny apartment, into a nicer place, and have a decent schedule. He just wants to give Anthony a better life, all the things a little boy wants and needs, and spend quality time with his son. Of course he'd ask Santa for a dog for Christmas.

    • 10 Chapters
    • 23,660 Words
    • 7,688 Views
    • 60 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  8. Denied

    By Cia, in Fiction. 10/18/2017 (Updated: 10/30/2019)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Soft Sci-Fi, Romantic Sci-Fi
    • young adult
    • aliens
    • space
    • dark
    • future

    I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.

    He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.

    • 107 Chapters
    • 106,201 Words
    • 432,207 Views
    • 1,097 Comments
    • Mature
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  9. Romance is Real... or Just False Advertising Premium

    By Cia, in Fiction. 07/14/2019 (Updated: 07/28/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • young adult
    • college
    • coming out
    • parents
    • friendship

    Cory read tons about coming out, that one friend who's "more", and those stupid "He's straight, but can I turn him gay?" posts. His life was about as cliche as they came, but sometimes romance stories had to be true... right? Or they were all false advertising. All he had to do was risk telling Elliot he was gay and how he felt about him. Bam! Love!

    Two teenagers, lifelong buddies, in college just outside of Bible Belt Southern USA could totally end up both gay, in love, and just not say anything to each other for two years of being roommates. Sure....

    Cory might just stay in the closet and keep his best friend instead.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 14,366 Words
    • 6,038 Views
    • 21 Comments
    • Mature
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