Divine Temptation

 a love story of angelic proportions

“Nicki’s prose is smooth and evocative” -Kim

“There were some twists along the way that made it tough for me to put it down” – Donna

“Book had a little bit of everything with passion, faith, danger, and of course humor.” -P.W.

“Another great novel from Nicki Elson.” -Jen

“So different and original – you have not read a book like this before.” -P.Olsen

The Romance Reviews

Three Daves

a 1980s romance by Nicki Elson

“Funny, sweet, and sexy!”-Connie

“Instantly, I was transported back to the 1980’s!” -Irish

“‘Tis fun, funny, witty and even comes packed with a cleverly concealed moral or two… or three.” -John

“What a flash back!” -Kallie

“Once I got going I couldn’t put it down.” -Brittany


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Nicki Elson took something simple and turned it into something extraordinary. -Mandy

The end was a complete surprise and made a delightful story simply perfect.  -Ricki




A Valentine Anthology
a collection of romantic short stories

“A beautiful collection of stories written by some very talented women!” -Hannah

“Perfect for some light reading around the month of Feb” -Missie




22 Responses to “Home”
  1. Hey Nicki, Many wonderful reviews on your book, good for you. I was in Chicago for a few days (Three Days?) back in 1967, had a lot of fun there.

  2. Danielle Berkemeier says:

    Hi: I love the new cover. Decided to self publish “Highway to Love” with Second City Books, a subsidiary of Windy City Publishing. Felt kind of right since Chicago and area is the setting. I’ll look forward to “The Anthology”.


  3. Cris says:

    Loved the book – just finished it! I graduated EIU in 1991. I lived in Lincoln and then Stevenson. Your book transported me right back to college! I have had all these old memories flood back – thanks!!!

  4. Hey Nicki, I see by the comments that your book will be a success and we are glad for you.
    Best wishes to you.

    The boat shoes look lie Rockport brand.

  5. Joyce says:

    I gotta chuckle over this because in the 80s I went out with three guys named David. Thank God I didn’t marry one. ;)


  6. Lewis says:

    Reallly random question for you, do you have any idea what brand the 3rd pair of shoes (boat shoes) in the image at the top are?


    • Nicki says:

      Ummm…well, I guess I don’t know exactly. Sperry Topsider is the only brand I can actually think of. Did Bass do a boat shoe…I’m no help at all, am I? Sorry! But thanks for stopping by. :)

  7. Martha says:

    Finished the book earlier this week…so sad to have it end! I have recommended the book to my book club and have TOTALLY recommended to other EIU alum. I can’t wait to discuss with my fellow 80s survivors. I’ll have to see about getting a picture of the book taken in some scenic Arizona setting…or run over to the Jimmy John’s at ASU to have it’s picture taken there since I’ve not been back to EIU in almost 20 years. :) Thanks for sharing your talents and will look forward to your next book! Martha

    • Nicki says:

      Yay, Martha! I’m so happy you liked it all the way through. THANK YOU for the recommendations! I myself have been having a blast reliving the 80s w/ readers. Hey, have you seen the Book Clubs tab at this site? I’ve got a little perk for ya, ;) And I would LOVE to get a picture of Three Daves anywhere in AZ—ASU would be awesome! Thanks so much for your comments; looks like I get to keep on smiling. :)

  8. Martha says:

    Saw the article in the alum magazine and knew I HAD to order. I was a freshman in Lawson Hall in ’86 – so this story has completed enticed me…and is making me dig out old pictures and remember all those fun times at EIU, Regency Apartments, Jimmy John’s, Cracker’s, Marty’s and the gallons of Aqua Net hairspray used…just to name a few. What fun romp down memory lane and the nod to the late ’80s is making me miss my irresponsible youth. Fun and great book!!! Haven’t finished yet – and will be sad to when the book ends.

    • Nicki says:

      Hi Martha! I’m giddy that you are enjoying the book so much and that it’s bringing you back. It’s been so exciting to know EIU alumni are reading it, but also so nerve wracking to wonder what they think of it – so THANK YOU for taking the time leave this comment. I’ll be smiling the rest of the weekend because of it. :D

  9. Nicki says:

    Hooray Ka3yn! I’m thrilled that you’ll be reading the book. I was back on campus at homecoming and saw that all the haunts depicted in the book are still there. I hope you have fun picking them out!

  10. Ka3yn says:

    I just read the EIU alumni magazine, and I think it’s awesome that you’ve written a book that included a fictional EIU as the setting. As a fellow EIU graduate (’05), I can’t wait to read your book!

  11. Mary Finley says:

    I’ve misplaced my alumni magazine, so I don’t know Crackers and the other places faux names. If you could tell me I’d really appreciate it. I’m giving your book to my son, Brigg, who graduated in ’87, for Christmas.

    Yours truly,
    Mary Finley

    • Nicki says:

      Hi Mary! But of course I can tell you—the faux names are The Ritz for E.L. Krackers, Mike’s for Ike’s, and The Downtowner for The Uptowner. You have made my whole week by telling me you’ll be giving Three Daves to a fellow 80s alum! I hope he likes it…and maybe after you could borrow it. ;)

  12. Haissan says:

    Oh my,
    I had no idea you were an author of a published Novel. Interesting things Twitter reveals. Honestly, I will try to put an eye out for your novel, I am quite comfortable in reading your writing style.

    Alex “Haissan” Cantrell

    • Nicki says:

      You found me! Ah, so Twitter is actually good for something. ;) Thanks for being on the lookout for my book – right now it’s only available on-line at Omnific or Amazon. This is a very different story than what you’ve read by me before, so that’s so sweet you’d give it a shot.

  13. Cheryl Terdina says:

    I’m thrilled about the audio book version coming in the future! I will put a reminder in my calendar to check with you again in 6 months to see if it’s available. I’ll definitely have to buy it rather than my usual library renting. Thanks for your quick response.

  14. Alicia Carriveau says:

    I can’t find the blog about Jim Terdina’s App??

    • Nicki says:

      Hey Alicia!
      I JUST went and posted that blog to the Facebook page. I am just loving West Chicago High School alum right now!

  15. Cheryl Terdina says:


    I was wondering if you were going to publish an audio book version of “The Three Daves.”

    • Nicki says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      As a matter of fact, an audio book version of Three Daves is in the plans! Omnific Publishing is getting the audio department set up, so it still may be six to eight months before Three Daves is added to the audio collection. Thanks so much for your interest in it!

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