Christiana Jones, Author Spotlight

Dr. Lisa Johnson, a dedicated and intelligent emergency room physician, has shattered everyone’s expectations. She’s made it from her family’s working-class roots in Akron, Ohio, to Harvard Medical School. Now, she’s on the verge of becoming Chief of Emergency Medicine at Boston General Hospital. She should be thrilled, except she’s not sure the dream she’s spent half her life pursuing is hers.

Sexy single father Sam Ferrari is a malpractice attorney. He’s been suing doctors for a living ever since one’s negligence nearly cost his four-year-old daughter’s life. Finally recovered from that scare and a recent divorce, he is ready to enjoy a beautiful woman’s company. He has no idea what she does for a living…

Sparks fly when they’re paired in a ballroom dance class. But when Lisa’s career unexpectedly takes a turn for the worse, the man she loves becomes the enemy.

With Lisa’s heart and career hanging in the balance, which will she fight for?

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Christiana Jones whose book Dancing with the Enemy moved and captivated me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love romances but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Christiana Jones will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Christiana Jones!

It’s hard to imagine a Harvard-trained physician penning stories about love and longing, but Dr. Christiana Jones has never been described as ‘conventional.’ Born in Nigeria, she spent every night pressed dangerously close to a kerosene lamp with a book in her hands, while her family bemoaned the lack of reliable electricity. As an adult, her colleagues would traipse off to yoga classes while Christiana, a.k.a. ‘Dr. Doom,’ donned her Taekwondo black belt and earned her fight name.

But for all her interests and passions, Christiana’s heart inevitably returned to storytelling. To this day, her greatest joy is crafting moving stories with strong heroines that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of women working in medicine. Saving lives day after day might take a heavy toll on their personal lives, but that doesn’t stop them from chasing their dreams and following their hearts.

Her first novel, Dancing with the Enemy was a #1 Amazon bestseller and was followed by Loving Dr. Martin. Her next novel will be released in Fall 2019. 

Christiana loves to connect with her readers, so feel free to stop by and say hello, or join her mailing list for releases and updates. 

Now, how wonderful does Christiana Jones sound?! Christiana Jones is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and the author and I hope that you enjoy Christiana Jones answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started writing.

I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I remember checking out 900-page books from the school library when I was eleven years old. There’s nothing I love more than getting lost in a good story, especially a love story. It wasn’t until three years ago though that I got serious about writing for publication. I was a physician by then in a broken healthcare system and that gave me much to write about.

Where did your love of storytelling come from and do you remember the first story you wrote?

As an adolescent in boarding school, one of my favorite activities was trading boy-meets-girl stories with my best friend as we walked between our dormitory and the school. At some point, I started to write them down. I don’t remember too much about the first story I wrote except that the main guy was called Kyle (I thought it was such a cool name) and he met his love interest on a tennis court. Unfortunately, while I was away at boarding school, my mom cleaned out my room and accidentally threw away my writing.

Could you please tell the readers about Dancing with the Enemy and what inspired you to write it?

Dancing with the Enemy is about Dr. Lisa Johnson, an emergency room physician who has worked very hard to get through her medical training and establish her career. She’s put her life on the back burner and set her sights on becoming chief of emergency medicine. She doesn’t have time for dating and such distractions. But when she meets sexy single father Sam and his adorable daughter Maddy, she can’t resist. But due to an unfortunate turn of events, the man she loves becomes the enemy and she must choose between her heart and her career.

The inspiration for the story came from my personal experiences. As a physician myself, I am all too familiar with the personal sacrifices made going through the long and difficult training and then establishing one’s medical practice. I wanted to write about a female physician who is initially completely focused on her professional aspirations, but then love finds her and she must battle to reconcile the two.

What were the key challenges you faced when writing this book and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenge was the fact that I was still working full time as a physician, with two young children, and finding time to write was more difficult than some of cases I dealt with at work. The way I overcame that is that, eventually, writing became as necessary to me as reading. Reading has always been my oxygen, the thing that fuels me. I started to develop a similar compulsion for writing. I have so much I want to say about what it’s like to work as a doctor, things the general public is not aware of. You don’t try to find time to breathe oxygen. You just breathe, so I just wrote. I stayed up late, got up early, and wrote in between patients. It helped that I have an incredibly supportive husband who took the kids out to play when I needed quiet time to write.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

I’ve read thousands of books and have been influenced by so many. This must be the hardest question for avid readers to answer. I love a wide variety of romance/women’s fiction novels: contemporary, historical, time travel, suspense. Recently I’ve really enjoyed books by Susanna Kearsley, Amy Harmon, Kristin Hannah, Diana Gabaldon, Jojo Moyes and of course, Nicholas Sparks, a king of romance in a world dominated by women writers.

What are you working on now?

Currently, I am working on a novel which deals with how the corporatization of medicine has affected a female doctor’s personal and professional life. Medical practice is not what it was twenty years ago. Corporations and insurance companies now dictate how doctors can provide care to their patients. This is a big issue for doctors, women in particular. And what affects doctors will affect patients. This has really stressed the doctor-patient relationship. This doctor’s marriage is threatened and she must find a way to be the doctor and family person she wants to be. It’s still a beautiful and real love story that shows a woman and her husband working through this tough situation together. I anticipate the release of this novel in late fall.

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Christiana Jones! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

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