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Resisting Her Rival
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Stealing the Heart #2

November 2014
On Sale: November 17, 2014
Featuring: Nick Coleman; Abby Snyder
ISBN: 1503016439
EAN: 9781633751088
Kindle: B00OXTSQR8
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Also by Sonya Weiss:
The Kiss List, February 2020
The Firefighter's Cinderella, November 2019
The Millionaire\'s Revenge Contract, November 2018
Wedding Date Rescue, March 2017


Someone asked me if I could do any other profession except write, what it would be. I would have become a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals.

I think I got that from my parents. Both were avid animal lovers and I can remember one time when my dad brought home an injured pregnant bunny rabbit. The poor thing was used to humans, so it was probably someone’s pet that either got lost or was dumped.

My father was over six feet tall. He was big and strong and always made life an adventure. I only saw him cry once and that was when lightning struck our Great Dane. The last photo taken of my mom shows her with a small dog in her arms. I can remember the names of all the pets that were in my life as I was growing up. Ladybug—a terrier, Lucky Max—a mixed breed I rescued from a trash dump, Brutus—a Great Dane, Moochie—a Pekingese, Ski—a Poodle, Hobo—a German Shepherd, and Chick—a Great Dane.

With all the sweet pets we had and all the unconditional love pets give back, I cannot understand how anyone could harm an animal.

I saw an article recently by Robert Pregulman about a dog called “Wolfie” that had been horribly abused and I cried. I wanted to scoop the dog up and rescue it, but it was too late. I think his story and the photo of him looking so sad will always haunt me.

My upbringing and stories I’ve seen over the years about abused animals do influence the stories that I write. In my latest book, RESISTING HER RIVAL, I have a character who donates money to rescue shelters and helps to find homes for animals. These rescue shelters are always in need of donations of goods or time from volunteers.

About the Author

From the time she was a child, Sonya knew she was destined to be a writer. If she didn't like the ending of a book or movie, she would write her own ending. When her children were young, she often wrote stories to entertain them. At the urging of one of her daughters, she submitted a short story and to her surprise and delight, it sold.

Sonya loves writing all things romance whether it's writing contemporary adult or teen fiction and still hasn't lost the wonder that she gets to do what she loves.

She enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and laughter and credits her daughters as being the sweetest blessings in her life.




1 comment posted.

Re: Sonya Weiss | Writing Influences

When I read your posting, it brought back memories for me.
I had a Veterinarian who made house calls, and he asked me
if I wanted to be his assistant. At that time, it would
mean that I would have to go to school, of course, and I
would just chuckle, but being an animal lover myself, I was
starting to take the offer seriously, although English was
my first love. To make a long story short, my Mother
discouraged me from going to College at all, and I just grew
up, and once on my own, was never without multiple animals,
especially strays!! I'm thankful that my Husband feels the
same way. Donating money to local shelters is a regular
habit of my Husband's and mine. It concerns us greatly,
since we are not in a position to donate our time. We
already have enough animals in our little apartment, which
were rescued, so we are also unable to get any more. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, and thank you
for coming here today, not only to share your love of
animals with us, but to remind us about your latest book,
which is going on my TBR list!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:45pm November 20, 2014)

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