Monday, September 12, 2011

3 Daves... 3 Jens

Today Nicki stops in to talk about her novel Three Daves! She's a total sweetheart so enjoy!



Go figure that when I gave Jen a choice of Daves to feature at her blog, she chose the beautiful bad boy. I must say, she made a very good choice. Of the three Daves in my novel, this one (Dave #2) was the most fun to write. And not just because he’s got a killer smile…although that didn’t hurt. Before we delve further into Dave, I’d like to say a big THANKS to the marvelous Jen Daiker for being one of three Jens to host me this month during my Three Daves blog blitz to celebrate the brand new cover!

Jen is always posting helpful tips for character development, including ways to make them three dimensional and give them “life.” I think the type of music a person prefers to listen to can say a lot about them, and since I immersed myself in 80s “mix tapes” while writing the story, it was only natural that music would play a big part in character development.

Dave #2 is punk rock all the way: Sex Pistols, Ramones, Brother Kitty (okay, that last one was made up for the story. Despite my lack of musical prowess, I always wanted to be in a band and that’s what I would’ve called it.) This Dave very much represents the chaotic and edgy nature of punk. Like the genre, he’s exciting and fun—and a little scary. It’s not just his good looks that make girls’ insides flip upside down at the slightest gesture.

Since we’re talking 80s, I thought it would be fun to cast the imaginary Three Daves movie with actors from the 80s. So, from the tidbits you learned above, who do you think should get the part of Dave #2?

Here are my top three picks:

Rob Lowe
He’s got the looks for sure…but is he too pretty?



Matt Dillon
He was smokin’ in every way possible in 1989’s Drugstore Cowboy



Val Kilmer
Attractive? check; Scary? check, check



So, who would you pick to play the beautiful bad boy? I personally would go for Val Kilmer!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

You can meet the other daves and find out about the 99 cent back to school sale for her novel Three Daves by hopping over to Nicki's for more information!

40 comments:

Renae said...

I think I'm going to have to go with Val Kilmer for that beautiful bad boy. This book sounds amazing! Adding it to my list right now, thanks Jen!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Haha, fun! Of course Jen picked the bad boy LOL! Great interview and congrats - cool cover:)

Anna Banks said...

Yup, Val Kilmer all the way! :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

lol- love your picks! I totally had a crush on matt dillon. He's one of those 80's pop starts whose beauty lives on. Rob Lowe is the ultimate pretty boy. So great finding out more about your book!

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh I don't know, Nicki, I think I'd have gone with Matt Dillon. He's got that whole Dave edge thing going on. Not that Val's not scary, but I think Matt has a smoldering look that's pretty frightening.

salarsenッ said...

Holy, with those '80s pics, Dave #2 sounds yummy!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Let's stick w/ Rob Lowe. He's lovely.

Nicki Elson said...

Hey, Jen---sorry to scare you with my post today! Your comment cracked me up!

I'm glad all you ladies are having fun w/ the 80s hot-guy picks...I thought you might. ;) Renae - SO excited you added 3D to your list :D. Thanks for the compliment on the cover, Lindsay. And I completely agree w/ Creepy & Anne about Dillon's...timeless frightening beauty...I guess we'd call it?

Lynn said...

I have to pick Matt Dillon. He's got the bad boy look and the charm!

Andrea Mack said...

Ooh, sounds like an interesting book! Have to check it out.

Stephsco said...

I'd go with Matt Dillon. I know it's 90s but did you see Singles? Bad boy there, too.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Me too! A scary bad boy is much more interesting...

Jennifer Lane said...

Brother Kitty? Ha ha! I gotta go with Matt Damon--like Steph said, he already sexily played this role in Singles!

Huntress said...

hm. cant say any of them trips my trigger.
Ben Barnes is my current 'bad boy'. His pic decorates my writing station as my inspiration.

Carrie said...

#2 is my favorite for sure.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love, love, LOVE Val Kilmer!! *sigh, drool, drool* :-)

Carolyn V said...

I can't choose. hee hee.

Sounds like a great read!

Sarah Pearson said...

Matt Dillon all the way. And the shoes on that cover are adorable :-)

Shannon said...

Defiantly Val Kilmer. Thanks for the fun post!

Johanna Garth said...

Val Kilmer's a little to boy cheerleader for me so it would have to be Matt Dillon. Great post!

Talli Roland said...

Val Kilmer is a great choice - the iconic beautiful bad boy!

Jen Daiker said...

I'm loving that no bad boy isn't liked! Everyone has a taste for something different and Nicki was such a tease giving us such great choices!!

Thank you all for stopping in, and thank you Nicki for all the fabulous eye candy!

Talei said...

Ooh I'd go for Rob Lowe but Val Kilmer was pretty hot in Top Gun! ;-)

Kathryn Elliott said...

Mmmm. Matt Dillon; I need a moment alone.

ajkulig said...

I agree bad boys ftw

Nicki Elson said...

Oh, my this is fun! I think I might have to take a tally at the end and see who gets the part. Thank you all so very much for stopping by and giving the boys a wink. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Val already has the punker hair!

Christina Lee said...

Oh Matt, be still my heart!!! HOW FUN!!!!! Nice to meet ya!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I can't decide. Hmmm. Matt. That's my choice. Rob's too sweet looking to be a bad boy, but then that would make him the best for the role. He's not a cliche. :)

LTM said...

LOL! This sounds like a FUN book! Yay, I'd say Matt Dillon. He was so hot back then. Kind of a wooden actor, but I had a major crush on him. The Outsiders... yesss~ :D

Lindsay said...

I'm not sure who I'd pick, but bad boys = ftw! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've always had a thing for Val Kilmer, so he would be my choice.

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with your book, Nicki! Thanks for hosting, Jen.

The last Dave does look the baddest.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ummm, i approve of all those choices. Yes. I. Do...

Peggy Eddleman said...

Three Daves... Three Jens... How clever! I love it! And Val Kilmer.

Deana said...

I was for sure going to go with Rob Lowe...until I saw Val. The Duran Duranish hair, the face, the cocky look. Perfect!

Michael Di Gesu said...

No, Val doesn't cut it for me. There was only one true bad boy in the 80's... Matt Dillon.

Missed Periods said...

Can I nominate Christian Slater?

Jennifer Hillier said...

I would totally pick Val Kilmer, too! FUN POST!

Nicki Elson said...

Okay, I did the tally. :) And, including Jen's vote...which ended up being the tie breaker...Val Kilmer it is. But Matt Dillon was sooooo close. (Stephsco, I forgot to answer you before, but I haven't seen Singles. Must check it out, thanks for the tip.) Robbie picked up a couple votes and even Christian Slater got honorable mention (man, was he delicious in Heathers).

Thank you all SO much for the fun and to Jen for being such a marvelous hostess.