Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [46] Best and Worst After Parties

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:
• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) 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

You can't have the Oscars without the after parties. What cast of side characters would throw the wildest, most awesome after party? My vote is the cast of Rock Chick. First off, Indy attracts chaos, and if there's a party, she's there dressed in her strange belt buckle/slutty/rocker/cowgirl style. Her best friend is a wild child. If a bad guy needs chasing, she'll break every traffic law and do it. Since Indy also attracts strays, any number of them will jump to her defense or throw her in the fire depending on the situation. The men in the book are hopped up on their own good looks and an abundance of testosterone. The women stick together, give them a catty bitch and they'll take her down...food fight style! I would kill for an invite!

“Girlie, I'm from Texas. We shoot at each other to say good morning.”
Kristen Ashley, Rock Chick

“Rule Number One in the India Savage Life Code: When in doubt or possible trouble, lie.”
Kristen Ashley, Rock Chick

“I don't have any stories. All that shit I tell you actually happens. ”
Kristen Ashley, Rock Chick

“I was sitting behind the book counter reading through a magazine someone had left behind and Tex was sitting in the middle of one of the couches, looking wild-eyed and frightening.
“This is boring,” Tex said.
I looked up from the extraordinary tale of the courage of a young man faced with a rare form of cancer and then looked back down without answering.
What could I say? It was boring.
“Do something,” Tex demanded.
I looked up again.
“What do you want me to do?”
“I don’t know, something. Isn’t it on someone’s schedule today to kidnap you and hold you hostage?”
Oh, dear Lord.
“All the bad guys are either dead or behind bars,” I told him.
Kristen Ashely

I never hear about the shitty Oscar parties. I bet they exist, but they could never compare to an after party put on by the cast of the Morganville Series. Get togethers in this small Texas town always turn out bloody. There will be screams and snarky bitches willing to throw you to the wolves...vampires. The gang, Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve, will be there to save the day, but most likely end up making some insane deal that jeopardizes the entire human population. Some uber bad guy will take center stage and announce something ridiculous while laughing the evil guy laugh. If Myrnin took part in the planning, I bet he invites his big scary spider not wanting to leave him out. There's really no way a Morganville party can be a good situation.

“Crap, are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
"I'm thinking we have about fifteen vampires and no blood," Claire said. "Is that it?"
"No, I was thinking we're out of chips. Of course that's what I was thinking.”
Rachel Caine, Feast of Fools

“Run first,' Shane said. 'Mourn later.'
It was the perfect motto for Morganville.”
Rachel Caine, Glass Houses

“Follow me,” Myrnin said. “And do stay together. And by the way, this is the last time I go anywhere with you people. You are all insane.”
Rachel Caine, Bite Club

“Seriously,” Shane said, “this kind of is the worst situation we’ve ever been in, right?”
“Speak for yourself,” Michael said. “I got myself killed last year. Twice.”
“Oh yeah. You’re right—last year really sucked for you.”
Rachel Caine, Kiss of Death


  1. BRILLIANT!! And you're absolutely right. I'd love to party with Indy and company...not so much in Morganville. :) I love the quotes you chose, too. I'm particularly fond of the first one from Rock Chick...since I'm from Texas and all. ;) I, however, do not own a gun. *haha* Hope you're having a great week, girlie!!

    1. Did you read the teaser for the next Rock Chick? I want to go to that party. Any of Indy's parties! I want to hang out with Tex and watch TV with him and I want to get in a ruckus food fight! The first quote cracked me up when I read it! Texas has so many trademark characteristics. I'm not sure what Guam's would be. "Visit Guam and melt" maybe.

  2. I don't know the Rock Chick series, but Indy sounds like she knows how to party! And LOL about the Morganville gang :) They do end up screwing things up more often than not, don't they? And either Amalie or Oliver do something to piss everyone off as well :)

    Great choices this week, Robyn.

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Oh my goodness, Brandee is going to be all over you about Rock Chick. When you're looking for a steamy read that will crack you up to no end, you have to check it out!

      My library finally processed the last Morganville book. No more stalling unless I return it and try again later when I'm ready to face reality.

      I hope you had a great start to the week, Lexxie!

  3. What a brilliant meme. I will have to check out the first book you mentioned and have been wanting to read The Morganville vampire series for way too long!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. This meme totally rocks! When I'm feeling inspired I cast an actor to play the sidekick and then I usually get distracted finding quotes because then I just want to read the book all over again!

      I hope you get a chance to check these books out. Rock Chick made me laugh so much! And there's nothing like the misfit gang from the Morganville series. Oh, my computer let me enter the Tempus rafflecopter. Yay! You made me want to read that one!

  4. ooo! I finally got around to Glass Houses! Just picked it up from the library the other day ;) Can't wait to read it!
    Great picks :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Yay! I hope you love it, but I'm a judge-free zone if you don't. So love it okay? hehe

      I hope you have a great Friday. I'm working. Sounds great to say that.