Friday, March 8, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [13] - Notorious

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! 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 fits in this week's type
• Share a picture 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

This week's sidekick type is - Notorious

My choice is Vlad Tepesh from The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

Vlad Tepesh is brought in as the 'my enemy's foe is my ally' type of character since he doesn't get along with Bones. They have to make it work. I really enjoy this aspect because it's a lot of fun to watch Cat become friends with him, while Bones is moping because he knows he's the only one who can't stand him any longer. I grew to enjoy him a lot. He is a good friend to Cat and very attractive even though she doesn't look at him that way. The reason he is notorious is because he is Dracula, but don't call him that. I LOVE that he got to star in a few books of his own in a spin-off by Frost. The new one Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) comes out March 26th.


“You arrogant...” thrust through the stomach of a snapping zombie, twisting and using all my strength to cleave him in half “... over published...” wasn't going to work, it clawed at the blade, and my God, these things were tough, “...showy old bat...” Crack! There went my head into the wall. If I didn't have a split skull, I'd be amazed. “What are you waiting for? Aren't you the king of all bogeymen? The legend children fear will devour them if they don't behave?”
“Come on, Vlad, live up to your reputation! If you can't burn to death one Egyptian vampire chained to a wall, how did you ever drive the Turks from Romania?”

“You did it!”
“Of course, I'm Vlad Tepesh, what did you expect?”


“Slumber party with Dracula, all things considered why not?”


“Does no one think to warn people before they meet me?" Vlad muttered, shooting an irritable look at Mencheres.”


“Get stuffed, don't you have more publicity stunts to pull?" Bones shot back. "How about chatting with another writer who can smear your name into greater popularity?"
"What, did Anne Rice not return your calls, mate?" Vlad asked scathingly. "Jealousy is such an ugly trait.”


“Much slower, I turned around to see Vlad examining his fingernails, as if his hands weren't still ablaze in the flames that had blasted the ghoul's head off moments before.
'what the hell was that?' I gasped.
'Premature inflammation,' He replied. 'Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don't like to talk about it.' ”


  1. I've heard so many great things about The Night Huntress series and really want to check it out. It's probably going to be the next adult paranormal series that I read. Vlad sounds like such an interesting character!

  2. Oh Vlad. My favy. He is so yummy and awesome. Great quotes and pick. :)

  3. Oh YAY I hope you do get to read it. Vlad is so much fun. Just what I look for in a side character :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. I remember when I realized Spade and Mencheres both had a spin-off book that I was hoping Vlad would get his day. He is very yummy. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  5. Oh do I love thee? :) I'm a really big fan of strong supporting characters too. And Vlad is one of my favorites. I'm glad Ms. Frost gave him his own books too. Thanks for sharing His Notorious-ness!

  6. Hehehe...Vlad is so wonderful - I'm glad you like him too :D

  7. Ooh I do like bad guys! lol But they have to be nice in some way, I hope he is...

  8. Yes he is good in all the right ways :D

  9. My kind of guy lol

  10. I have a lot of friends who love this author, need to check it out!


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