How Xian is Pronounced in The Chinatown Demons series

One of the things I wanted to make sure to include was a good name for my demon. I chose Xian not just because of the sounding of it but also its meaning and the personality behind it. There are subtle differences to how it is pronounced across the Asiatic corridors but the one I chose is the one I liked how it sounded. Results may vary.

Its base meaning is: refined, elegant which for me, reflected Xian’s outward appearance. The personality traits associated with the name are:

Basic Personality
When you are injured you need all-out sympathy. Logic does not appeal to you. You want to be comforted. You will listen sincerely to the advice you give, and then do exactly as you please. Since you have a lot of spunk, no matter how down and out you get, you never give up. You can always start over again.

Here is the characteristics of Xian in details.

  • There is a tendency to be scattering in your efforts and you prefer to avoid menial jobs of a routine and repetitive nature.
  • You can be a spontaneous, expressive, and talkative person.
  • Generally you are good-natured, though at times you can be rather blunt and sarcastic.
  • You are inclined to pursue good times and emotional indulgences to excess.
  • Weaknesses in health due to the influence of this name centre in the head.
  • This name incorporates creative, artistic, and musical abilities, and there would be an element of originality in all that you do.
  • Xian as a first name gives you a very independent nature, yet you are friendly, approachable, and generous.
  • You like to do things on the spur of the moment without planning or prior arrangements.
  • Your spirits are buoyed up greatly by encouragement and appreciation.

So how do I pronounce Xian?

So that’s the basic how did I get to Xian and what does it sound like for the day. Hope you enjoyed meeting him and Spencer and I can’t wait to give you Book Two!


Bound, Chinatown Demons, Book One

Chinatown, San Francisco.

A different place — another time— and where the city’s streets keep secrets, shadowy mysteries SFPD Inspector Spencer Ricci needs to dig through after he finds himself on a case involving a dismembered, mummified man in a restaurant’s locked storage room.

Spencer drags around a lot of baggage, including an ongoing battle with the bottle and a long career as an LAPD detective he’d set fire to in a blaze of booze-soaked mistakes. San Francisco is supposed to be a new start but his old ghosts haunt him, beckoning him back into his self-destructive bad habits. Bad habits that include contemplating doing dirty things with the wrong kind of guy and this time, it’s a sleek, cold-tempered medical examiner named Xian Carter with a complicated reputation.

For a century-old demon, Xian Carter is content with his secretive life. Hiding his nature from the mundane world, he blends in with the city’s inhabitants as best he can but even the best of predators make mistakes. Delving into the mysteries of the dead provide a welcome distraction from endless nights and hiding in plain sight amuses him, until something supernaturally wicked comes knocking on his door with an extremely hot, broody Inspector close behind.

Murder makes for strange bedfellows and this one is no exception. The twists and turns of the case leaves Xian and Spencer on a wild goose chase after clues but Xian can only hope there’s a human at the end of the trail—because the last thing San Francisco needs is another predator.

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3 thoughts on “How Xian is Pronounced in The Chinatown Demons series

  1. Lisa

    Thanks for that background and the pronunciation! So *whistles casually* any ballpark idea when book 2 will be here? 😂😂 Aren’t readers the worst nags? 😁 Loved Bound though!

    1. I actually am trying to no longer answer that question because it makes me feel as if I have disappointed people and it’s not mentally good for me to be in that space and write. Culturally, it puts pressure on me that I can’t absorb right now 😀 So I can only ask for patience.

  2. jaimesamms

    So strange. It’s like this description is of my son. So did I misname him, or is he secretly a demon? Things to noodle on.

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