NICKI ELSON! NICKI ELSON! NICKI ELSON! and Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Nicki Elson, who is much loved in this house -- as you may have guessed from my salutation -- blogs at Nicki Elson's Not So-Deep Thoughts. She's also the author of a great novel called Three Daves.
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 the nasty and having fun doing it. How long was she going to have to wait? Perhaps it was time to stop relying on fate to guide her, and instead take matters into her own hands. She didn't want to become a campus slut or anything but surely there was a difference between a trashy skank and a nice girl with a little experience.
As Jen completes college, she dates David, Dave, and Big D -- but not all at the same time. Three Daves is very humorous and Nicki's writing is polished and intelligent. I love the way she concludes each chapter with a Bible verse. And now I finally understand what Nicki's blog readers are referring to when they mention certain pages in Three Daves. This book has some delightfully naughty PG-13 sections.
Jen's experiences are especially fun for me and quite a revelation because I missed the 80s. Favorite Young Man was born in 1980, and The Hurricane arrived in 1986. Those of you who have children will understand what I mean when I say that decade is foggy in my memory.
The one 80s cultural experience that I'll admit to having is big hair. Oh, yeah. It poofed out and up. My hair is under control now, and Nicki's fine writing is under control. I hope she'll grace us with a second novel soon.
You can purchase Three Daves at amazon and you can get to the right spot by clicking on the link I've provided, or you can visit Nicki's blog and click on the Three Daves book cover, or when you're browsing at amazon, simply enter the title and gorgeous amazons will find the book for you. They'll even sell it to you and ship it.
Infinities of love,