Author: Nicki Elson
Title: Three Daves
Release date: February 16, 2010
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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...
Excerpt #4 Three Daves
The room was packed to bursting by 10:30, and David had been gone a long time on a beer run. He finally pushed his way through the press of people near Jen and handed her a half-filled cup. He irritably wiped his soaking hands on his jeans, seeming more agitated than a bit of spilled beer should warrant. Jen wondered if the dark, depressing songs that seemed to be great favorites of the band were getting to him.
“What’s wrong?” she shouted over the amplifiers. Her ears were starting to ring with static from the barrage of noise.
David shrugged and shook his head to indicate that nothing was wrong, but Jen didn’t believe him, because every couple of minutes, she noticed him looking around with a scowl on his face. She hoped it wasn’t anything she had done. She decided that the situation was ridiculous; she needed to make him tell her what was wrong. When she turned to talk to him, he shot his hand out and grasped the back of her head, pulling her to him to roughly press his mouth onto hers.
Jen was completely unprepared for the kiss, and her first instinct was to push away, but David was holding her so firmly that this didn’t seem like a reasonable option at the moment. She’d been wanting to kiss him all night anyhow, so she tried to make the best of it. But something didn’t feel right. First of all, this type of PDA was highly atypical behavior for David. Secondly, it felt nothing like his soft kiss of the other night. His lips were like an iron clamp on hers. Jen opened an eye to look at David and saw that he, too, had an eye cocked, but he wasn’t looking at her. He was looking past her, across the room. Jen instinctively thrust her head back and broke away from him, turning to see what he was looking at.
She saw Angie.
About the Author
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 published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, 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).
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