Jennifer Whitney was the last American virgin. At least that’s what she felt like in 1986 as she began her sophomore year at Central Illinois University. She was proud of her decision to wait for the right guy, and yet she was getting restless. It seemed like everyone around her was doing it… and having fun doing it, too. She didn’t want to become the campus slut or anything, but surely there was a difference between a trashy skank and a nice girl with a little experience. Perhaps it was time to stop relying on fate to guide her and instead take matters into her own hands. And with that realization, Jen decided to find “the one” and lose her virginity, although not necessarily in that order…
Nicki Elson has created a heroine that everyone will cheer for as she comes of age in the mid-1980s. Whether you lived through the decade and survived the bad hair and acid-wash jeans, or just heard the wild stories, readers of all ages will identify with Jen Whitney as she searches for “the one,” enjoying her romantic ups and downs, made even more entertaining by Nicki Elson’s amusingly wry sense of humor.
Targeted Age Group: 18-50
Book Price: 2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I consider Three Daves to be chick-lit…a really naughty chick-lit…so it was important to keep the tone light & slightly sarcastic even when the protagonist was going through some hard personal times.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write. Don’t talk about writing; don’t read about writing. Get your butt in the chair and freaking write.
Writing wasn’t something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Her other published work includes Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, twisted fairy tale novella Hans & Greta, and short stories “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire.)
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It was an idea that wouldn’t go away—sort of a backwards romance, or intimacy out of order, The reason it’s set on a 1980s college campus is purely because of nostalgia for my own college days. The story itself could be told in any time period.