Friday, April 11, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [70] - Prankster

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

Sidekick Showcase April - silly, joker, prankster, comedic relief, outrageous, and the like.

My choice is Perry Gomez
Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

Perry Gomez picture created by Jaclyn Canada

Perry is one of the most powerful shape-shifters in the Shadow Falls world. I enjoyed him from the moment I met him. He's funny and easy-going but also has a temper like no other. I actually like it when he flies off the handle because it's so fun to see. Especially because it's usually caused by jealously towards anyone that gets too close to his infatuation, Miranda.

The hilarious prankster part comes to light when Kylie finds him spying on the girls as a shifted kitten. She immediately grabs him by the ear and drags him out. It's great because then any kitten she sees, she thinks it's him spying on them some more (and sometimes it is). What's the best to me about the whole situation is that she stands so firm and brave against arguably the most powerful shifter in the world. He's described as being blonde with eyes that change colors so I drew him with multi-colored eyes since I couldn't chose just one.

“Wow,” Kylie muttered, and grinned.
“Yeah, wow.” Della leaned in closer. “I think Perry just grew a pair.”
Kylie bit down on her lip to keep from laughing. “If this was a movie,
there would be some music playing in the background.”
“I could sing,” Della chuckled.
“And ruin it,” Kylie teased back. “I’ve heard you singing in the
shower.” Both grinning, they looked back at the kissing couple.

Perry, the powerful shape-shifter of the camp, loved to play jokes. But Kylie had had it up to her eyeballs with his tricks. Enough was enough.

"Game's over or I'm going for your ears." Kylie waited for the diamond-like sparkles to fill the air around the wolf as it changed back into human form. "Now!"

No sparkles.

She saw sparkles forming around his body - sparkles as if a bucket of floating glitter had been spilled around him, as if a thousand lights came on and reflected each minuscule piece of glitter. The hundreds of diamond-shaped twinkles swirled around him. Slowly the sparkles fell to the floor and left standing where Perry had once stood was a huge honking white unicorn with a pink horn in the middle of its forehead.

Kylie looked down at the kitten cozied up against her breasts. Sparkles, diamond-shaped sparkles floated around the red tabby. Then poof. Perry appeared, standing in front of Kylie, his head plastered against her breasts.

Kylie screamed.

Della shot into the kitchen. "What's...?" She blinked. "Do you guys want to be alone?" she snickered and motioned to Kylie and Perry.

Snapping out of her stupor, Kylie grabbed the little twerp by the ear and yanked him off her chest. "He's leaving now."

"Ouch. Ouch," Perry muttered as Kylie dragged him past the kitchen table. "Let go of my ear!" he ordered in a roar that sounded like some kind of angry beast.

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  1. Okay, Perry sounds awesome. A shifted kitten? I love it. Thanks for sharing those quotes, loved them.

  2. I had to giggle over your enjoyment of Perry's propensity to fly off the handle...and spying as a kitten. :) I haven't read this series yet - although I own the first few. Perry has me anxious to get to it. ;) And I love your rendering of him, too.

    I'm working on finding quotes for my post as I'm typing! *ha* I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jaclyn!!

  3. Yes! I love Perry. He and Della have always been my favorite characters in this series. Della's novel comes out next month. Yay! I loved the kitten scene and the jealousy scenes were the best. He could not help being the way he was, sometimes that meant he was super heroic and sometimes super moronic, but always lovable! Perfect drawing too! I'm always blown away. I hope you're having a great weekend, Jaclyn!


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