20.2.13

Crazy, Stupid Love


How much do I adore the name of this bloghop to celebrate New Adult fiction? Soooo much! Because Crazy & Stupid are the two things I love most about writing New Adult tales. Characters in their late teens/early 20s are allowed to make certain mistakes that just aren’t nearly as cute & lovable when made by someone older. And I do so enjoy it when my characters exercise their right to let their judgment lapse.

The book I’m giving away today is my New Adult novel, Three Daves, which follows university co-ed Jennifer Whitney from age 19 to almost 22. Our girl makes all kinds of mistakes, especially when it comes to boys, but despite her failures, she continues to give romance the ol’ college try---determined to find the elusive “one.”

Did I mention that the story is set in the 1980s?

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Thanks Braine & Debbie of Talk Supe for hosting this most excellent hop.
These two lovely ladies had me over this week to reveal a bit about my own New Adulthood.


As a bonus treat, here’s a playlsit.
Let's call it Stupid, Crazy Love in the 1980s
Click image to listen at Playlist.com or scroll to post below

23 comments:

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I entered the giveaway; sounds like a good one! I like books where the characters age, because then I get to see how they evolve, so to speak.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already have it!
And if you can't be stupid when you're young, when can you be stupid?

laurie said...

the play list is awesome!

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Braine TS said...

Thanks for joining our hop, Nicki!

Tony Van Helsing said...

I thought it was called Three Dwarves for a second.

DL Hammons said...

I already it as well. Would this be a signed copy by chance???? :)

M Pax said...

I already have and read. I loved Three Daves! Can't wait for your next book, Nicki!

Nicole Swick said...

Your playlist rocks ;) thanks for the giveaway!!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nicki,

Have my copy and signed.... Lol.

LOVED seeing you tonight. HAD A BLAST... Isn't Liz sweet?

Have a great weekend!

Redheaded Bookworm said...

Wow, great playlist! Really takes me back!

Donna Hole said...

I already have 3 Daves; and might I add I liked the first cover better ;) I've read about 20 pages so far.

I need more reading time.

......dhole

Brenda A. said...

Great playlist!

This is the first time I've heard about this book though. Sounds pretty good.

Suze said...

'I do so enjoy it when my characters exercise their right to let their judgment lapse.'

Where's the icon for sly smile?

misshalim said...

Love the 80s and all the songs in your playlist! ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

I really love 'Tainted Love' and anything by the Eurythmics or Blondie.
Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com

werejumpinbooks said...

80s playlist is awesome! LOL, brings back memories. Thanks for a chance to win.

RIN said...

I definitely approve the playlist. While I was born int he 80's, I wasn't really old enough to remember the music, though I still appreciate it (after all, my parents always listened to it when I was growing up!

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like a really cute book. How sweet to be young and stupid, looking for "The One!"

Shaharizan Perez said...

Nice playlist! I had most of those songs as a teenager on cassette tape in the late 80's.

The book is cute- bobby socks and pink heels. <3

Nikki Jefford said...

Hi Nicki: The mix tape is great! I'm a total 80's music girl.

Well said on NA characters being allowed to make mistakes. Some of my Aurora Sky reviewers weren't happy with the choices Aurora made, but many more appreciated how realistic it was. Teens and young 20-somethings don't always make the best choices. That's all there is to it! ;)

Jennifer Lane said...

I loved Three Daves! I should've included it in my giveaway!

Novels On The Run said...

You have Bon Jovi and Tainted Love and Addicted To Love on there so that is the 80's happening already! Love 80's music not so much the clothing style, lol!!

Mich :)

Trisha F said...

I have a definite soft spot for all things 80s. I love movies like THE WEDDING SINGER 'cause they celebrate the 80s in all its completely awful glory. hehe. THREE DAVEZ sounds like such a fun read!

"Modern Love" always reminds me of my childhood. Love your playlist, and for me highlights are David Bowie, Def Leppard, The Psychedelic Furs and New Order. ;)