Friday, June 28, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [29] - Cocky

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

July 6th - Soldier
July 13th - Strange
July 19th - Mentor
July 26th - Cowboy

This week is Cocky

My choice is Daemon Black
The Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout
Daemon Black picture created by Jaclyn Canada

Daemon is very good-looking and he knows it. Some of my favorite parts of the story though are when he's teasing Kat about how hot he is and that he's telling her that he knows that she wants him. When I was first introduced to him in the story, my thought was, "man this guy is cocky". Funny thing is, it becomes a trait I appreciate about him when I get to know him more. I love what Katy says about him, "Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude." He really has some redeeming qualities though since I know while reading that he cares deeply for his sister, is fiercely protective of the people that he loves, and genuinely wants to be a good person and do the right things. He helps Kat become more secure and confident in herself and I like that he brings this strength out in her. 


"I don’t think we got the chance to introduce ourselves the other night at the diner. My name is Blake Saunders.” He offered his free hand.
Daemon glanced at Blake’s hand before returning his gaze to me. “I know who you are.”
Oh, geez. I twisted toward Blake. “This is Daemon Black.”
His smile faltered. “Yeah, I know who he is, too.”
Laughing under his breath, Daemon straightened. At his full height, he was a good head taller than Blake. “It’s always nice to meet another fan.”
Yeah, Blake had no idea what to say to that.

“Surprise widened his eyes as he stepped back. "Caving in so easily?"
"Caving in?" I laughed without feeling. "I just want you out of my face."
Daemon chuckled deeply. "Keep telling yourself that, Kitten."
"Keep using your ego steroids.”

"Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?"
"In your dreams Kitten." He smirked. "Oh wait, I'm already starring in those, aren't I?"
I rolled my eyes. "Nightmares, Daemon. Nightmares."

"His voice was deep and firm. The kind of voice accustomed to people listening and obeying without question. His lashes lifted, revealing eyes so green and brilliant they couldn't be real. They were an intense emerald color that stood out in vibrant contrast against his tan skin."

If you've read Obsidian, here is the laptop scene from Daemon's POV, and the Homecoming scene from Daemon's POV. Plus some more wonderful extras from Jennifer Armentrout.

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  1. Oh, he is so perfect for cocky!! I love the drawing and the quotes. It makes me want to start up this series again, but I vowed to wait for sure on this one until they are all out. I think I might have to cut my break from blogging early so I can post my sidekick. Hmm. Have a great weekend, Jaclyn!!!

  2. Daemon sounds very cocky, but kind of yummy, too :) I haven't read this series yet, but I have the first or the two first books already. I love the drawing, those green eyes have me a little bit in love with Daemon even if I haven't met him yet :D
    Thanks for hosting the Sidekick Saturday each week, Jaclyn, I love this! and I love finding the perfect side character to use for my own post :)
    Have a spectacular Saturday!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. I can't think of a more perfect character for this week's theme! Daemon has to be one of the most arrogant characters I've ever read about, but that's what makes the series so much fun to read!

  4. Daemon Black is the perfect choice, Jaclyn! I love all his cockiness, snarkiness and general bad-ass-ness! LOL And that drawing...FANTASTIC! I love how his eyes jump out at you...just the way I envision them! :)

  5. Oh yes, Cocky. No one could fit that bill better

  6. Thank you! I know I wanted to start reading it all over again. I can't wait for Origin to come out which is the next in the series. I'm sure I'll have a review of it up the next day lol. Have a great weekend!!

  7. Oooh I can't wait for you to meet Daemon. He's one of my favorite characters ever. It's so great because he's one of the characters that you're scratching your head wondering if you even like him at first, and you really don't, and he slowly grows on you like a fungus that just won't go away. Except there has to be a better metaphor because he's so hot and by then you don't want him to go away LOL. Thank you so much for stopping by and participating :D Have a great weekend!

  8. I think it shows the strength of the authors so much when they can take a character that has such an obvious flaw like this extreme cockiness and still have the reader loving the character. This flaw with Daemon makes him a little more 'human' since he's so much larger than life and the character growth with him is tremendous. I love how Jennifer Armentrout turns his cockiness into a more funny joke twist in there to keep his personality but not drown out some more of his redeemable qualities once we get to know him. It is such a fun series! Thank you very much for stopping by :D

  9. Thank you! I was reading the laptop scene from Daemon's POV while doing the drawing and it was describing how his eyes glowed. I worked pretty hard to make them show up that way so thank you for the compliments :D

  10. Right? So glad you agree! Thank you very much for stopping by :D

  11. Reminds me of Ian Somerhalder, love the illustration as always :)

  12. Yes he does a bit :D Thank you so much!

  13. Best freaking answer ever. Daemon might as well be named Cocky because it's spot on. Love the quotes. brings back great memories.

  14. Thank you! I love that - but so true. Maybe Cocky is his middle name ;)


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