Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [36] - One Third of a Love Triangle

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 fits 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
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

August Themes:
August 17th - Not who they say they are
August 24th- Law Enforcement
August 31st - Living Dead

This week is One Third of a Love Triangle

My choice is Lucas Parker
The Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

Lucas picture by Jaclyn Canada

Lucas knew Kylie when she was a younger girl so he has a connection with her that Derek doesn't have. Derek is the other guy in Kylie's life and he's a fae. Lucas is a werewolf. Both guys fight hard for her attention and have good and bad attributes in my opinion. This is actually one series where I am unable to choose who I want her to end up with (I haven't read the newest one in the series so this one may have given a more definitive answer to that question). The reason I'm highlighting Lucas is because I really like his character. He's so hard to read - very mysterious. He's very good-looking, saves Kylie's life on occasion, and shows his good and bad sides equally. I like knowing flawed characters. He may not be the one to end up with Kylie in the end, but I appreciate this love triangle and I understand why Kylie has such a hard time choosing between the two guys.  


Awake at Dawn-
“She leaned into him to soak up his warmth.
"You are so hot," she said.
"It's about time you noticed," he teased.

Whispers at Moonrise -
“Boy trouble, huh?"
"Boy catastrophe is more like it. I'm not sure I can do this."
"Do what?" Concern sounded in Holiday's voice.
"Do Lucas," Kylie said.
Holiday made a funny face and raised one eyebrow.”

Born at Midnight-
“Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn't mean you have to toot his horn.”

Born at Midnight-
“Kylie watched as his shirttail upward, exposing a very hard abdomen. The hem of his shirt inched higher, and she took in the cutest inny belly button she'd ever seen. And then his chest. Solid. Hard. A few drops of water glistened against his skin. Her heart beat to the sound of passion again.”

Taken at Dusk-
“I’d kill for you, Kylie Galen. But more than that, I’d die for you.”

She felt a tear roll down her cheek. “You’d better not die on me, Lucas Parker.”

*I wasn't able to answer any comments yesterday on my Feature and Follow Friday yet, so I will be getting to those on Saturday and visiting everyone's blogs Saturday and well! Sorry everyone, I'm really behind :D Thank you so much for stopping by though, I really appreciate it!

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  1. I have loved Lucas from the start even when he's acting too protective of Kylie. I like that he's not perfect too. He struggles with her abilities in different ways than she's struggling and he's not all that graceful with all the changes. This is a fun series. Great pick and he is soooo cute. Great drawing!! Aussie Bookworm has her sidekick up too. My mom went speechless when I told her the challenge, so we will see when I get her pick. Have a great weekend, Jaclyn!

  2. Oh no! Why do you have to write so nicely about yet another series I know I'll most probably love? Lucas sounds awesome, but so does Derek. This just might be another of the very few series where I can stomach a triangle at all :)

    Sorry I've been MIA this week, I probably will be most of next week as well, I'm taking advantage commenting this morning because my internet connection is working a little better right now. Have a beautiful weekend, Jaclyn!

  3. I haven't read this series but Lucas sounds pretty cool. Now I am interested to check these books out.

  4. Love this series and Lucas as well! I need to get the last book!

  5. You and Lexxie both chose series that are sitting on my shelf waiting to be read...yeah, the physical books! When Born at Midnight first hit the shelf (like, when I pulled it off the cart to shelve it) I put aside a copy because I knew I'd love it. And I've yet to read it. Sometimes, working at a bookstore works against me. LOL

    Lucas sounds wonderful. I don't know anything, other than what you mentioned above, about Derek, but from the quotes you gave, Lucas would be my choice! ;)

    Now this series and the Unearthly series are going to be vying for top spot on my TBR! LOL Thanks, Jaclyn! And have a fantastic weekend!

  6. I agree with everything you said about Lucas :D It really is a fun series. I need to read Whispers, but I haven't made it to it yet. Can't wait to see what you and your family come up with! Have a spectacular weekend!

  7. I get it. I've been struggling all week to get my posts and comments done as well :D I hope you enjoy this series if you check it out. It's a love triangle that I've never figured out which guy is right for her so it makes it really interesting. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  8. I hope you enjoy them when you get to them :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  9. I haven't read the last one yet either. I really need to do that! Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  10. That's so funny! I still have books too that are sitting there just waiting for me to read that for one reason or another, I haven't made it to yet. I completely understand. I really hope you enjoy it when you get to it. Thank you so much for stopping by :D Have a great weekend!

  11. This series sounds great! I'm quite intrigued by Lucas now; I'm also a big fan of flawed characters who keep you guessing. I also think it's cool that both guys in the love triangle seem balanced with their character traits. It drives me crazy when you can tell right away who the heroine is going to choose in the end!

  12. Yes I wonder why there's a love triangle in the first place if you automatically know who the MC will end up with. I enjoy this one because even the author has said on occasion that she isn't sure yet which one will win Kylie's heart. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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