Win a $25 GC: Still Counting by Phil Fragasso

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Adam Donatello and Nina Morales share an immediate and powerful attraction, and their future together seems assured. But love is difficult enough without adding complications – real or imagined – to the mix. Nina sees life as a thousand shades of gray, while Adam tends towards black-and-white. He wants to move fast; she needs time. Nina sees her past liaisons with women as immaterial to their relationship, while her disclosure drives Adam to a state of irrational jealousy. He doesn't know how he could compete with a woman; and his suspicions – which Nina views as hypocritical – lead them both to make decisions they may live to regret.

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

“Look I’ve been with both guys and girls,” said Nina. “But I can pretty much guarantee that my total number is way less than yours. So if you want to compare bedpost notches, we can do it. But it’s not something I’m interested in. It’s all ancient history.”

“I just find it confusing that someone could be attracted to both sexes. I don’t have a problem with it, I just don’t understand it.”

“What don’t you understand? And please don’t tell me you think homosexuality is a choice.”

“No, of course not. I totally believe people are born straight or gay. I guess I’ve never actually known anyone who was bisexual.”

“Well now you have,” said Nina.

Her response was curt and her voice was measured but without a trace of annoyance. I sensed she’d had similar conversations in the past.

“It’s the way I was born,” she said. “The luck of the draw. And I do consider myself lucky.”

We sipped our beers but kept our eyes locked onto each other.

“Can I just ask one more question?” I said.

“Please do. Let’s put it all on the table so we never have to talk about it again.”

“Okay, here goes,” I said. “It’s got to be two completely different experiences being with a man or another woman. Which makes me think you have to prefer one over the other. Right?”

“Nope. Not at all. It’s certainly different for the obvious reasons, but different doesn’t have to imply better or worse. Being with a man can be wonderful”—She reached her hand across the table and placed it on mine—“as it is with you. And being with a woman can be just as wonderful. At the same time, if it’s not the right man or woman, it can be awful. Pitifully awful.”

“But how do you choose?”

“Choose what?”

“I mean how do you decide whether you’re going to date a man or a woman?”

“The same way you decide whether to date a blonde or a brunette. It just happens. Nothing in love is planned. It all just happens.”

About the Author:
Phil Fragasso sold his first article at the age of 16. Since then he has written and published a wide variety of books, articles and essays. After many years as a corporate marketer, he left to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling personally and more contributory on a societal level. Today he focuses his time on writing and teaching.


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Phil Fragasso said…
Good morning. Hope you enjoy the excerpt and video trailer. Let me know what you think and I'll get back to you. Phil
MomJane said…
Interesting excerpt.
Valerie said…
Nice Excerpt! I hope to read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Rita said…
I liked the excerpt.
Eva Millien said…
Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing the excerpt!
Betty Woodrum said…
Great post, thank you for sharing!
Nikolina said…
The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!
Dario Z said…
Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!
Ree Dee said…
I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!