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23 February 2016

Phil Fragasso & 'Still Counting' @PhilFragasso @GoddessFish #ChickLit

Today we have author Phil Fragasso visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* 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.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* 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.
~ Excerpt ~
* Like its somewhat snootier sister island Nantucket, the Vineyard is perfect for biking. There are numerous bike lanes, beautiful scenery, cool breezes, and very few hills of any meaningful size. There are also just as many bike rental shops as year-round residents and—surprise, surprise—they’re all situated a stone’s throw from the ferry dock in Oak Bluffs.
* I thought Nina was going to pee her pants from excitement. “We have to get bikes,” she announced. “It’ll be fun.”
* “You sure you don’t want to just walk around for a while and then take a taxi to Edgartown?”
* Nina took a short skip-step and then whirled around so she was standing directly in front of me. She was wearing a pink New England Patriots hat and I watched the brim tip back and forth as she silently counted, using her fingers as a digital abacus making calculations that only she could understand. “Reason Number forty-seven why we can’t get married. We’ve never ridden bikes together.”
* “You’re really reaching now,” I said. “We’ve also never snow-shoed or ridden a camel together.”
* “You’re right. So maybe those should be Reasons Number forty-eight and forty-nine.”
* “You’ve lost your mind.”
* “I thinkest my lord doth protest too much. Perhaps Lord Adam doth not knowest how to rideth de byzzicle.”
* Only Nina could get away with morphing Olde English into cartoon French and not sound like a freak. Perhaps that was Reason Number eighty-seven thousand that I loved her.
* We rented a two-seater. It was my idea.
* “Here’s my concern,” I explained with the solemnity of an attorney arguing a case before the Supreme Court. “I have agreed to go bike riding with you in order to satisfy Reason Number forty-seven. However, based upon the randomness and ever-expanding nature of these capricious reasons-why-Nina-cannot-marry-Adam, I suspect the fact that we have never ridden a bicycle built for two could very well make an appearance on that list sometime down the road. Thus, we can kill two reasons with one credit card swipe.”
* Nina nodded. “Nicely done. You are way smarter than you look.”
Buy Still Counting here...
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Thank you for joining us here today, Phil Fragasso! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Phil Fragasso said...

Good morning, everyone. Hope you enjoy the excerpt and video trailer. Let me know what you think or ask a question and I'll get right back to you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt!! Thanks for sharing :)

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt.

Ree Dee said...

Great excerpt! I'm looking forward to reading more about the book. Thank you so much for sharing.

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!