Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [21] - Shifter

Sidekick Saturday
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 (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

I will post the week's theme on Twitter the Friday before between 12 - 5 and Facebook the Friday before between 5 - 9 Central Standard time.

This week is Shifter

My choice is Derek 
The Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews

Derek Picture Created by Jaclyn Canada

Derek pledges an oath to protect Kate to allow Curran to save face. Since then, he has been around helping to keep her out of trouble and making snide comments along the way. He's 18 years old and a werewolf, with enough power to be the alpha of wolves one day. He makes an excellent sidekick because he is a good form of light-heartedness in the midst of chaos. He has a broken past that he has risen above and has a great strength of character. One of my favorite things about people is when they triumph over all their hardships and come out the other side a better person.


“Derek, you just don't say things like that to a woman. Keep going this way and you'll spend your life alone."
"Don't change the subject. Andrea is cool. And she smells nice. It will be okay."
Apparently I was supposed to sniff people to determine their competence. "How do you know?"
He shrugged. "You just have to trust her.”

“Who is that?”
“Your replacement.”
“You replaced me with a shaved poodle?”
“He's got mad skills.”

“I'm a substitute mom," I told her.
"You're more like a crazy aunt who only gets called when somebody needs bailing out of jail," Derek said.

“He joked while Dali cut him, mangling the words with his monstrous jaws, snarled with a pretended rage and dramatically promised to "kirrrl youraaalll for this!”

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  1. I truly love Derek. He changes a lot through the series, but he will always be one of my fav shifters. Boy, do you have a lot in store for you when it comes to Derek.

  2. I haven't read this one yet, but he sounds great

  3. I love this series! He grows so much in the series, I wish Derek got his own book or short story. Great post :)

  4. Love the quotes! What a hottie. My Sidekick Saturday will be late because the weather is perfect in WA...beach baby! I posed the question to my sister last night, I can't wait to give her a hard time while she gives me all her suggestions. Happy Saturday!!

  5. LOL You know you don't have to worry about a picture ;) I've already visited your page and the quotes you selected paint a pretty picture by themselves. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

  6. Right! He's fantastic. I am about 83% through Magic Strikes right now. I read a lot of it last night, and I already can see some of those changes you are talking about. I just hope he comes out the other side this time stronger like he did from his past as a child.

  7. Thank you!! I hope you do get to read this series some time - I definitely recommend it. I really appreciate you stopping by.

  8. Me too! He is so fantastic. Thank you so much for stopping by and for participating this week :D

  9. Of course, that's what I think he looks like LOL but it describes him as 18 years old with longish brown hair and really long eyelashes that drive girls crazy. I hope you enjoy your perfect weather day! I am jealous of your beach day just for the record. I can't wait to see what you and your sister and mom pick this Saturday!

  10. I just turned into all my facebook friends who post about their awesome vacations leaving me completely depressed. If it makes you feel any better, the trip is over 3 hours there and the same back. Oh, and we were attacked by so many bugs, it's not natural what was happening on the beach today.

  11. Ah, I adore Derek too! He quickly became one of my favorite characters in the series. I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Btw, guess who I met at RT?!? They're so wonderful in person - and funny!

  12. Richelle Mead? Rachel Caine?? I'm dying over here LOL

  13. Yeah, that's a nother series I mean to start reading. and I love the quotes you shared. Next week, I'm gonna ask you to draw my character for me - because I'm too lazy to score the internet for pictures that may or may not look like the character does inside my head - and I can't draw.

    Great question today, Jaclyn, have a spectacular Saturday!


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