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Meet Jonah Goodman from One Woman Only by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #Romance Welcome Jonah Goodman from One Woman Only, a new erotic romance by Dee S Knight.

Jonah Goodman

Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Lucky Strike, North Carolina
Profession: Mechanic
Ethnicity: Human

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m one of a set of identical triplets, though I think I’m probably the best looking of the bunch. We all have hazel eyes and black hair. Mine probably needs a trim and I’m sure I need a shave (the ladies seem to like a little scruff, you know?). I’m 6 feet two inches and I’m pretty muscular–have to be for my job, which is auto mechanic, often on the NASCAR circuit. I’m most often found in flannel shirts or tees, and rough jeans, though I can dress up when required–but I have to be required.

Please tell us a little about your character.

My brothers and I grew up with super loving parents, though a bit unconditional. My mom is a former stripper and Dad “borrowed” a bit of money from the bank where he worked when money was tight. It takes a lot to raise three boys! But for the past 28 years or so, my mom has only taken off her clothes for Dad and Dad paid his debt to society long, long ago. For all their love and good intentions, they never married, though. So growing up in our small Bible Belt town was a little hard on me and my brothers. Daniel and Mark found their peace in books and math and I’m proud as hell of the men they grew up to be. I found my way in sports (and fighting the bullies when needed), and beneath the hood of a car. They got their PhD degrees and I got my GED, but hey, we all ended up doing what we love.

Everyone thinks that I couldn’t care less about responsibility or commitment, but even I surprised myself when I filed for and was granted four patents for new car part innovations, and (get this!) starting setting crossword puzzles for the NASCAR programs. No one knows about any of that, though, and they don’t need to. I’m cool with their impressions of me–except for Kelly Shepherd. I wish she knew me well enough to see through the façade to the whole of who I am.

Who is the significant other in your character’s life?

Kelly Shepherd. Damn, what a fine woman she grew into! Strawberry blond hair, big green eyes, and a figure that won’t quit. I fell in love with her when we were in junior high and then screwed up royally at the beginning of our senior year. When I left her high and dry–left my family and town, actually–she never forgave me. It probably ever would have worked anyway. Her family was the richest, most powerful in town and mine…wasn’t. But now, eighteen years after I made the biggest mistake of my life, we have a second chance at seeing what might have been had the stars aligned.

How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?

Jonah never did particularly well in school, but the man is a genius when it comes to cars, engines, and motors of any kind. He’s self-taught, although he did learn form is dad when he was young, and his Uncle Zeb when he left home and moved in with his uncle in Darlington, South Carolina. He became so accomplished, NASCAR teams seek him out routinely.

Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

Jonah has a doublewide trailer on five acres of his uncle’s property. Outside it looks like a regular old doublewide, but inside he’s tricked it out to have a chef’s kitchen, heated floors, the most modern bathroom seen anywhere, and other creature comforts. The house is kind of like Jonah himself–deceptively simple outside but much more than expectations inside.

What special skills does your character rely on?

He’s a pretty good BS thrower–part of his charm. He can talk the ladies into most anything, but lately he’s felt the need for a lot more then racing groupies can provide. And once he sees Kelly again, he knows what he wants. Getting her onto his team will take skills he hasn’t used in a while, though. Other than that, his compulsion to meet the challenges he finds in cars is a skill of sorts. It’s gotten him four patents and the chance to make it big.

Is he close to family?

He’s very close to his parents and especially close to his uncle, who is the most like Jonah in temperament and interests. Zeb owns a garage where Jonah works when he’s not on the NASCAR circuit for a season, and he has a house on a piece of Zeb’s land. The two spend a lot of time together. Jonah is not so close to his brothers, but mainly because they all live at a distance from each other. Mark and Daniel have always been the scholars and the serious brothers. Jonah feels very different.

How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?

He is a good looking devil, and that’s the truth. When women see him, they think he’d be great in bed and a fine catch. Only the former is true because Jonah has never stayed with one woman long enough to be a “catch.” When men see him, they thing he’s a guy’s guy and would be great to have a few beers with. Both would be true.

If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would he most want it to be, and why? OR who would he most NOT want it to be, and why?

He would NOT want to see Kelly Shepherd. In fact, he’s managed to avoid seeing her for the past eighteen years, ever since he dropped her off after the homecoming dance their senior year. Now however, at his parents’ wedding, his past is slamming into his present, and he can’t avoid Kelly any longer.

Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?

Yes. For eighteen years he’s kept the secret of why he dropped out of school and left home after homecoming. No one knew–not his brothers, or parents, or even Kelly. He never said anything mostly out of embarrassment but also to protect Kelly’s reputation.

What is your hero’s breaking point?

When Jonah did everything possible to prove he was a good man and someone Kelly could rely on, she still wouldn’t give him her trust. That was when he reached the point where he wasn’t ready to do more.

How emotionally expressive is your character to others?

Everyone thinks Jonah is the brother who shows no responsibility or commitment but of the three boys, he’s the one who has stayed in touch with the others more. He’s emotionally involved with his uncle and sensitive to hos his uncle feels after the death of his wife. Jonah especially shows emotion with Daniels, new stepson, and with children in general.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?

Well, I am the most interesting of the Goodman brothers. I work on cars–some of the fanciest and slickest cars around–and on NASCAR teams, with all that entails. My brothers teach school and do something with math. God only knows what, exactly. So who would you rather write about? Dee chose the right brother!

What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?

That I’ve finally reached that point in life where I’m lonely and wanting… Just wanting. A guy who has the privilege to do what I do should be happy with life as it is, not longing for something more to fill a void. Dee could have kept my loneliness to herself.

When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?

Happiest: That I decided to go after Kelly for real and also after the biggest prize in my career. There was no holding me back.

Saddest: That I let pride and fear hold me back from doing those two things sooner.

Why do you think your writer loves to write?

She’s a damn control freak and likes taking charge of her characters’ lives. It’s a power play, but a power play over make believe people in her head. How sad is that?

What do you wish your writer would write next?

A book on automotive history. Or maybe how NASCAR started. But I don’t have much hope for either.

What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?

Mark. He’s my bona fide genius of a brother. No one in the family really understands what he does so if she wrote his story maybe we’d find out.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?

Good job, Dee! Thanks for giving me my heart’s desire.

Where to Buy One Woman Only

As one of a set of triplets, Jonah always feels the need to make his individuality known. So where his brother Daniel is serious and completely focused, Jonah shuns commitment. Where his genius brother Mark is hailed in the scientific world, Jonah hides beneath a car, tinkering. Thing is, being different isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It takes a woman–the right woman–to make him see that a “good man” can always be a better man. One Woman Only is on KindleUnlimited.

Amazon http://mybook.to/OneWomanOnly

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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Read the new Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #SmallTownRomance #HolidayRomanceVicki Batman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Sommerville Holidays.

Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman

Genre: small town Christmas romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

All stories set in the small town of Sommerville.

Where to buy Sommerville Holidays

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z45SGC5

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Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
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Know the Heroine from Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard @Lyncee #RLFblog #sweetchristmasromanceLyncee Shillard, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Genre sweet Christmas romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.

Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland. Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.

On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.

Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?

A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Know the Heroine from Christmas Reunion

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Steal a cookie from her secret stash (she has a 5-year-old so as all mothers know to have a cookie when one is wanted there must be a secret stash), then she curls up with a book. She loves romance suspense.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

A vegetable pizza. She wants to be sort of healthy for her son

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She’s an oversize flannel shirt and leggings all the way

Does she know how to fix things?

A butter knife and hammer ;-)

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

She runs an animal rescue reserve. She needed to build a holding area for 2 serval cats that were going to come and live on her reserve. She had the housing she just needed to get the fencing up. And it had to be totally enclosed. And it’s November (she lives in Wisconsin so it’s cold). And her then 4-year-old wanted to ‘help’. She told him to go inside the small house and make the beds for the cats. He’d be out of the way and warm. After struggling with the wire with cold hands. She finally gets the enclosure done – it’s totally self-contained with only a small hole for the food and water. She’s proud of herself. She calls her son. He comes out of the house. Proud of himself also for the beds he made. She then realizes she has NO way to get him out….

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She loves all children. She welcomes school groups to her reserve.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She would like a quite time with her coffee and a doughnut but her son prefers coloring and cheerios while singing Down by the Bay

Can she use chopsticks?

Nope. She’s tried and decided after trying to using them and flipping a wonton through the air and hitting a stranger in the eye with it that it would be best to stick with a fork.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

She loves strong black coffee

What apps would she have on her phone?

The wheels on the bus J

Android or iPhone?

Android

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings – small studs of unicorns

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Several. They are all wildlife connected

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal but she sooooo needs a new one.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle – everything.

Where to buy Christmas Reunion

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/u/mVBJEM
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-christmas-reunion-lyncee-shillard/1029765839
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1442851217
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-christmas-reunion-2

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
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Read The Road to Beira by Adam Mann @AdamMannAuthor #Contemporary #Romance #RLFblogAdam Mann, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Road to Beira, by Adam Mann

Genre Contemporary Romance

Monique is the leader of a team who has been contracted to recruit staff for a new hotel being constructed near Mount Vanduzi in Mozambique. Her hired car won’t start after a picnic lunch on the way from Beira, but fortunately Colin is travelling the other way towards Beira and he turns around and helps Monique and her team reach the new tourist attraction.

This is not a Safari hotel, but designed to introduce visitors to the local environment and tribal customs. Monique remembers she knew Colin at their college twenty years earlier when they only saw one another as friends at a distance. Now following her recent acidic divorce she takes the opportunity to “make a play” at Colin and after their visit to Mount Vanduzi she takes him to her home in Durban. She is pleased to find that her two children quickly take to Colin.

They compensate by all four taking a safari of their own to the Nambiti Game Reserve, where they manage to find and track a rare brown hyena.

Where to buy The Road to Beira

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/940285

Adam Mann Social Media

Adam has worked for over 50 years in what is called “developing economies”. Most of the time Adam’s work has been with the thousands of small scale farmers, who have appreciated sustainable livelihoods, so that they now have enough food to feed themselves, and also some to sell so they have a cash income. That is why most of Adam’s novels are set in these remote locations.
A few years ago Adam finally retired and started writing, and has now produced 25 fantasy romance books nine of which have been published, and sixteen self-published at Smashwords and Amazon.
Adam is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia.
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Know the Hero from Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromance #WWICaroline Warfield, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance: Twentieth Century

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating gardens of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive. Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, but the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going.

In the confusion at war’s end, will their love be enough?

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

War has been described as long periods of boredom interspersed with intense excitement. Harry’s a reader, when he can find books that is his preferred escape, but it is hard when they rotate into the trenches. He used to write poetry but the war kicked it out of him.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has no access to shopping, generally, but he has made friends with the fellows in the mess tent. Beans are the least disgusting army food. When he gets leave he looks for wine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Anything but khaki, but he’s worn nothing else for two years when the book starts. He longs for a good clean white shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

He learned many skills on his grandfather’s farm so he can fix a tractor—or truck—when needed. He cares for his rifle superlatively. He can repair Rosemarie’s barque as well. His delight in these things astounds his city-dwelling father who is grooming him for the law.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Harry is attached to the Bible his grandmother sent with him if only because it reminds him of home and better times. When a soldier put it in the mud as mean joke, Harry took it down to the Somme to clean it. He ended up dropping it in the river and had to chase it almost all the way to Amiens. (Luckily he had leave.) It is how he met Rosemarie so his accident turned into a blessing.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Harry loves kids. He developed rapport with Rosemarie’s little Marcel, age two, almost immediately. Marcel hero worships him.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Silent and brooding. He wants coffee, the stronger the better.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Before the war he was at university in Ottawa. His father has ambitions for Harry and made sure his training in social niceties was perfect. His manners are excellent.

Valet or takes care of himself?

He is laughing hysterically over this. Even home in Calgary he had no personal servant, but in France? In the trenches?

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Neither. Army issue, buttoned to the neck, high collar, no tie.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned. Off duty, when private, he prefers them rolled up. When he can get to Rosemarie’s cottage, he relaxes.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair

Carriage or horseback?

He has access to neither. He walks, begs rides on the back of a wagon. When he can, he travels by boat down the Somme.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Christmas Hope

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07VXXRXTR/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-hope-caroline-warfield/1132806653
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1475366401
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-hope-4

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Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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#Vampire #PNR Read Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblogBrenda Sparks, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Alpha Pair.

Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

How strong is the blood that binds? Tatiana Bolovich is a beautiful femme fatale with a haunting history. Having recently discovered the brutish Demetri Romanoff is her heartmate, she spent the past year avoiding him, but the Fates have other plans.

Demetri commands every situation. A strong, valiant warrior he’s used to being in control, that is until he is kidnapped by demons. Forced to endure unspeakable experiments at the hands of his enemy, the Alpha discovers just how out of control life can get.

Summoned by the Alpha Council, Tatiana grudgingly helps track Demetri down, promising herself that she will disappear from his life forever once the job is done. But matters of the heart are not so easily ignored. Will she give him a chance to prove himself, or will she deny her nature and slip away into the night?

Where to buy Alpha Pair

Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5985-alpha-pair.html
Amazon http://mybook.to/AlphaPair
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-pair-brenda-sparks/1128881136
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-pair/id1403818041

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Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her writing with her personal life is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romance is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
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