Christmas Kisses Indie Shine – Sonya Jesus


Sonya Shine

Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Sonya Jesus! Let’s get started.


Basically, I’m a fiction writing science nerd, who balances Ph.D. work with my imagination. I love the way writing fiction liberates my mind and allows me the freedom to be creative. A large portion of my time is devoted to turning dreams into reality and the other portion to loving and embracing life. When I’m not writing or trying to investigate the inner workings of the microbial world, I’m either binge watching Netflix, reading on my Kindle, fundraising, or painting. I treasure every moment spent with family and friends, cooking with my hubby, or playing with my five dogs. Life is short, so I prefer to dream big, love hard and hope always.

Q & A

Why do you write Romance? 
I write romance (with a little suspense) because it balances out the nonfiction scientific side of me.
Tell us about your story in the Christmas Kisses Anthology.
sonya1Ryder is my vice. Noah is my redemption. It’s impossible to give either one up. Ryder is dangerous, reckless, and will ruin any progress I have made towards bettering myself. Yet, I cling to him because he connects me to my past– to the child we lost together. One fucked up moment, one selfish need and we broke our family, damning ourselves forever. Noah, he’s everything I should want: gorgeous, successful, kind and completely in love with me. He’s the hero who is slowly saving me from the damage of my past. His faith in me heals my soul, but he doesn’t know the whole story. Apparently, neither did I. What will happen when my father’s Christmas wedding brings secrets to light and both my worlds collide? Will I give into my vice or continue on the road to redemption?
Who inspires you? 
My family
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time?
Knights After My Heart is my debut novel and my first. However, Sing to Me is something I pour my heart and soul into. Hopefully, one day people will see that.
What is your motto in life? 
Dream big, love hard and hope always.
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true. 
Right now? Having children. Sometimes life throws sucker punches. They knock you down, until you get up and fight for your dreams. It’s been a rough year, but it’s made me stronger.
What is your favorite quote? 
Hope is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all. Emily Dickinson
When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for?
My ability to love and inspire despite the negative events of life. I pray for the strength to fight through them.
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public? 
Book 2 in the Knights series is set for January 2018
Where can fans purchase your work? 

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All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Dressember Foundation. To purchase Christmas Kisses click the picture below:

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Sonya is Taking Over the Indies Ink Indie Party Room from 6:00 – 7:00 PM est. Head on over and chat for a while. Click here.