• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture (if possible) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment
June 8th - My way or the highway
June 15th - Unlucky
June 22nd - Villain among Villains
June 29th - Cocky
This week's challenge is COMEDIC RELIEF!!!I had Shane Collins from Rachel Caine's Morganville series all picked out, but then I went through my sidekick posts. Yikes! I have given this series a whole lot of love. There is a sidekick I just discovered...Jenks from Kim Harrison's The Hollows. I have a feeling he's going to be chosen over and over for whatever I can make work. He's a four inch hostile pixie. He's awesome. He's mean. He's the most loyal guy/creature/friend you could have. And boy does he have an attitude. I recently finished book 1, which means my quotes are limited. There was this scene with honey that was so funny. Jenks went nuts over it. Then he got drunk after flittering in and out, stealing pixie handfuls of the stuff. A drunk pissy pixie. Ha! He's also total eye-candy (mini-eye candy) and has a trough full of kids. Oh, if I were to cast an actor for this, I think it would be hilarious to see Ryan Gosling in flamboyant clothes with a fiery attitude. (I confess to casting Ryan often.)
“You think my kids just popped out of the ground?”
― Kim Harrison, Dead Witch Walking
Sadly, I did not get to go to lunch with my own sidekicks so we could chat about our picks. My youngest came down with the stomach flu. My sister did call and quickly tell me she chooses Cookie form First Grave on the Right. She said Cookie is even funnier in book 2. I guess Cookie is the opposite of cool under pressure. When the chips are down, expect Cookie to knock over a plant, reveal whatever big secret she's supposed to keep, and I'm not sure what else since I haven't read the series...yet. It's on the TBR list. My mom is still chewing on this one, or she forgot because the sun is finally out in Tacoma, Washington and she's in the garden. I'm sneaking computer time while the little one naps.
Small amendment: My mom chose Betsy from my Touched Girl series. Then my sister piped in with her suggestion from my books and I said back through the phone to my mom, "Too late!" See, Shan keeps adding to her picks. Then my mom started suggesting characters from future release books that I haven't published yet! So my sidekicks have lost their way a bit.