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One Woman Only by Dee S. Knight is a Christmas and Holiday Festival pick #eroticromance #giveaway



Title:

One Woman Only

 

Author:

Dee S. Knight

 

Genre:

Contemporary erotic romance

 

Book Blurb:

 

As one of a set of triplets, Jonah Goodman has always stood out as the least academic—and the last one to take the world, or commitment, seriously. Thing is, that’s not really who he is. But who can he convince of that? Not his family, who see him as they always have. And maybe not his one love, the sweetheart he left behind in high school but with whom he is now sharing an erotic holiday. Will he get his second chance to prove to Kelly that he is a loving man who wants more than a sensual few days, but a real relationship with the woman he lost once and doesn’t want to lose again? With that chance and Kelly's love, Jonah knows that a "good man" can become a better man.

 

Excerpt:

 

The day couldn't have been more perfect for driving if Jonah had ordered it up. Slightly cloudy but with some sun. A nice breeze flew in the passenger’s window, which was down a couple of inches, and hurried to the driver’s window, open about the same amount. The air would be chillier the farther into the mountains he drove, but for now, conditions were perfect.

 

An old Travis Tritt song came on the radio and Jonah added his baritone to Travis' as Ginger opened up and sped through the lowlands and toward the North Carolina mountains surrounding Lucky Strike.

 

Most people associated the name of his town with the cigarette, but anyone who did so was wrong. The town was named when an eighteenth-century farmer found a large emerald while plowing his field. He promptly gave up on farming and instead dug for precious stones. When North Carolina stopped being a colony and started being a state, the town of Lucky Strike—the "lucky strike" being the emeralds the now wealthy farmer had found—was formed, and consolidated the land where the farm had been.

 

As a kid Jonah had never given the town's name a thought except to how it had looked as part of the school name on the back of his letter jacket. Now, he liked the quaintness of the place, the way he relaxed once he hit the town limits after being in "the cities," meaning Asheville or Charlotte. As an adult he'd come to appreciate his hometown in a way he never had as a child. And his appreciation was never greater than when he spotted his parents' house.

 

He pulled in the driveway behind Daniel's old Volvo. Man, that thing had seen better days, but Daniel seemed to love it. At least with Daniel living close, Jonah could help keep the thing in tune and running.

 

"Speak of the devil," Jonah said, as Daniel exited the house with his son, Timmy.

 

"Jonah!" Timmy screamed his name and came running for him. Jonah scooped the boy into his arms, laughing.

 

"What has you so excited, huh?"

 

The boy’s dark eyes sparkled and his mouth held a wide smile. "My dad got the job you told him about and the school is really cool and we're going up next week to look for a new house for all of us and I might even get a dog."

 

"A dog? Wow! No wonder you're so excited."

 

"I know. And right now, we're going to get ice cream for dessert because gramma is making supper and she said she wanted some ice cream. What kind do you like, Jonah?"

 

"Vanilla for me."

 

Timmy scrunched his face into a scowl. Vanilla?"

 

"Well, with lots of chocolate sauce on it."

 

The boy smiled again. "That's okay, then." Then he twisted to throw a disparaging look at Ginger. "Except Dad says your heap is in the way. What's a heap? I thought you drove a car."

 

Jonah looked to Daniel who stood laughing softly at Tim's rant. He raised his brows and said meaningfully, "I don't drive a car, Tim. I drive a classic, original 1965 GTO. It's very special. Her name is Ginger. Wanna go for ice cream in Ginger?"

 

Tim twisted toward Daniel so fast, Jonah almost dropped him. "Can we Dad? Can we take Ginger?"

 

With a wry smile, Daniel took Tim from Jonah. "Not this time. We have your car seat in our car. But later we can go out if your Uncle Jonah says it's okay."

 

If possible, Tim's eyes grew even larger. "You're my uncle? I've never had an uncle before."

 

"Now you have two of them. Me and Mark. Remember Mark from the wedding?"

 

"Is that the man who kept talking about math and stuff?" Tim asked Daniel.

 

"That’s him." Daniel held out his hand to shake and Jonah took it firmly. "What brings you home this weekend?"

 

"Wanted to see Mom and Dad now that all the hoopla is over. Zeb said to tell you hi and that he'll be up with me for Christmas to meet everybody."

 

"It'll be good to see him."

 

"You'll do great in the new job, Daniel. They're lucky to have you."

 

"Thanks." Daniel stole a glance over Jonah's left shoulder. "Looks like you might be lucky, too."

 

Jonah turned to see what Daniel was talking about, just in time to see Kelly's RAV4 turn the corner. His heart rate skipped with that little bit of contact. Damn it. She didn’t even see him. Didn't wave or honk the horn. And still his heart knew her. And wanted her.

 

Just like other parts of his anatomy.

 

"Don’t you have to move this heap that's blocking my classic? If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say she was coming from her home and going towards The Emerald. It is lunch time."

 

"She might not be going to the diner."

 

"Right. She might not be. But don't you have to move that heap anyway? Check it out, dude. Jeez, do I have to tell you everything?" He turned. "Come on, Son. Let's go get some boring old vanilla ice cream."

 

Tim came flying across the yard. "Can I have chocolate, Dad?" he shouted.

 

"You can have anything you want," Daniel said, and gave Tim a big kiss as he lifted him into the air.

 

Tim wiped it off and scrunched his face again. "Boys don't kiss, Dad."

 

"Oh, yes they do." And he smothered Tim in kisses until the boy shrieked with giggles.

 

Jonah had to turn away. He loved that Daniel had found such happiness but seeing him like this filled Jonah with a feeling he'd never known before. Jealousy. And he didn't like it.

 

"Okay, see you guys soon," he called over his shoulder.

 

"Good hunting," Daniel called back."

 

"Is Uncle Jonah going to hunt something? Is it a bear?"

 

He didn't hear Daniel's reply. Instead, his mind zeroed in on one goal. Finding Kelly Shepherd.

 

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Share a holiday family tradition:

 

We never gave in to the opening presents on Christmas Eve temptation. Instead, I always wake up at the crack of dawn and rush down to see what Santa brought. We have coffee and a light snack before dealing with gifts. And my family has never been one to delicately undo tape on wrapping paper to remove it intact. No, we’re rippers and tossers.

 

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood?

 

The book encompasses a wedding, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Year, so it hits all the highlights of the holiday season. Also, it’s about second chances and true love—what better message could there be for this special time of year?

 

Giveaway –

 

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card


 

Open internationally.

 

Runs December 1 – 31

 

Drawing will be held on January 2, 2024.

 



Author Biography:

 

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.

 

After a while, Dee split her personality into thirds. She writes as Anne Krist for sweeter romances, and Jenna Stewart for ménage and shifter stories. All three of her personas are found on the Nomad Authors website (www.nomadauthors.com). Fortunately, Dee’s high school sweetheart is the love of her life and husband to all three ladies! Once a month, look for Dee’s Charity Sunday blog posts, where your comment can support a selected charity.

 

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2 Comments


andreadrake1
andreadrake1
Dec 21, 2023

Elf on the shelf and Christmas movies!

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N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Dec 11, 2023

Thank you, Dee, for sharing your book in our Christmas and Holiday Book Festival!

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