Friday, November 8, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [49] - Lady's Man

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

Next week is One-of-a-kind

This week is Lady's Man

My choice is Cole Bemont
Jaz Parks Series by Jennifer Rardin
Cole Bemont Picture created by Jaclyn Canada

I love Cole in this series. He is a bubble-gum chewing, ex-private investigator. He's also proficient in numerous languages and an excellent sniper. When I think of Cole, I think of Grape Bubble Gum, Converses, and Shirts with great and funny slogans. He's so much fun with this uber charisma that the ladies come running when he just flashes a smile. I love when I first meet him in a woman's bathroom and he gets a kiss within the first few pages just with wit, charm, and banter.


“I sat up. Slowly. Between the belly dancing, the fire, the visit to Dave and it's aftermath, the night had taken its toll.
You look like crap!" Cole said merrily. "I like the hair though."
He made a camera frame with his thumbs and forefingers and in the genie voice from Aladdin said, "Now what does this say to me? Homeless women? Tornado victim? Britney Spears? I've got it! Preschooler who's misplaced her gum!"
I regarded him balefully. "You're a morning person, aren't you?"
You make that sound like a bad thing."
Not if you stop talking.”

Cole - I just thought of a new game.
Jaz - What's that?
Cole - Splat the Specter.
Jaz - Rules?
Cole - You can help me make them up. Right now all I know for sure is that it involves water guns filled with grape Kool-Aid and two ferrets named Biff and Chlamydia.
Vayl - Why Ferrets?
Jaz - Really? You want to know about his choice of pets when he's named one of them after an STD?

“Cole!" Cassandra smacked him on the shoulder.
"Wha-?" When he opened his mouth all you could see was half-chewed goo.
"How old are you?" I demanded. I threw shrimp at him and it got stuck in his tangle of wig hair. Bergman fished it out, wiped it off, and put it back on the serving dish.
"Now, thats disgusting," said Cassandra.
"Children!" Vayl's voice boomed in our ears, loud and sudden enough to make us all jump guiltily. "I trust you are all preforming actual work right now."
"Chill out, Vayl," I replied. "Bergman is just conducting and experiment to see how vampires respond to ingesting brown hair dye."
"That makes me curious, Vayl," said Cole in a sticky, goodie-between-the-gums voice that reminded me of Winnie the Pooh after a major honey binge. "Have you ever colored your hair? You know blonds have more fun."
"Not when they are in the hospital.”

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  1. I haven't read this series, but like the sound of him!

  2. Ah, this is yet another series I've been meaning to start. I even have the first one waiting on my nook. :) I like the sound of Cole a lot! He seems like an energetic and witty guy! I think I'm a sucker for guys who make me laugh. LOL I love your picture of him, too.

    I hope you're having a great weekend, Jaclyn! And I hope all is well with your and your little guy, too. ;)

  3. Cole seems like a great character, and I haven't heard of this series before. These Sidekick posts are not really good news for my TBR shelf :D Love all of your quotes as well as your drawing, Jaclyn!
    I hope you're having a great weekend.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. I haven't read this series but the picture is great. How did you learn digital art like that?

  5. I haven't read this one, but Cole's character sounds like a lot of fun, smart, deadly, hot. Love the drawing, Jaclyn, especially the hair!

  6. He is so much fun :D Thank you very much for stopping by!

  7. The ones that get me laughing are really some of the best side characters! He's a ton of fun, and honestly Jaz needs him around to keep things light. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am helping Zane with a science fair project :D I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

  8. I add so many to my TBR too thanks to you ladies and these posts ;) Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend is fantastic!!

  9. Thank you!! When I started my job in 2002, they put Photoshop on my computer and said, 'go' and I got to playing around with it. I took art classes in school so I've known drawing, colors, shading, etc. Then I just got into Illustrator a few months ago and started playing around with it for these pictures. I'm having a lot of fun. Really, it's just about getting the right programs and playing with the tools until you feel comfortable with them. I like Illustrator for these instead of Photoshop because of the pencil tool. I just draw out each shape and color on a separate layer and work with them from there.

  10. Thank you! I feel like I didn't really do Cole justice, but I do like how his hair turned out. He really is such a fun guy. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

  11. Seems like a fun character!


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