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About Last Night
Hi. I’m Caitlin Ricci and today I’m going to share a bit about my new novel, About Last Night, with you and with that I’m going to be talking about bisexuality because Rem is bisexual and prefers men but he’s in a long term relationship with his high school sweetheart, Angela.
I’ve since realized that the label of pansexual suits me better but up until college I considered myself bisexual, and I drew on those experiences that I had for this novel, along with some of the more prevalent myths about bisexual people. It is common for bisexual people to prefer one gender over the other, as Rem does, but that’s not everyone. The idea that bisexual people are more likely to cheat is utter crap, and Thomas calls Rem on that when he tries that excuse. Bisexual people may have more choices when deciding who they may be attracted to, but that doesn’t mean that a bi person can’t be trusted to be monogamous.
Something I’ve heard more than a few times is that the bisexual person is now in a straight relationship if they’re with someone of the opposite gender, or they’re now gay or a lesbian depending on their gender once they’re in a relationship with someone of the same gender. This simply isn’t true. It may be the simplest way of looking at a relationship like this, but it isn’t the correct way. A bisexual person never stops being bi, regardless of who they’re in a relationship with. They’re a bi person in a relationship with whatever gender they’re dating at the time.
For some people bisexual means being attracted to men or women, for others it’s being attracted to someone like them or not like them. That definition is up to the bisexual person and it’s a completely personal decision.
Thank you for spending some time with me today.
About the book:
Before jumping into his first semester of college, Thomas Maloney decides to lose his virginity at a party to a stranger he’s sure he’ll never see again. Only the next day, he’s surprised to learn the same one-night stand will be sharing his dorm room. Thomas considers himself lucky, but his new roommate—not so much.
Closeted as they come, football jock Remington “Rem” Daniels is on track for a shot at the pros. Rem tries to play it cool and avoid falling for the confidently gay Thomas, which could hurt his chances. Dealing with their constant need to get in bed together wouldn’t be so hard if Rem didn’t have a girlfriend and Thomas didn't have a conscience.
When she delivers news that will change Rem’s life forever, Thomas knows it’s time to move back home to Thornwood, Colorado. But neither the distance nor knowing Rem belongs to someone else helps Thomas get over him. Rem’s feelings haven’t changed either. When it comes down to love or football, Rem will have to make the hardest choice of his life and hope Thomas will still be waiting for him when he does.
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About the author:
Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful husband and their two dogs. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.
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