Saturday, June 7, 2014

**Sidekick Showcase ~ #45**

Sidekick Showcase (previously known as Sidekick Saturday) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted 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


June's theme ~ In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we can celebrate those characters that we love. Also, in honor of Father's Day we can pick dads or characters we think would make good fathers. Also, since summer trips start in June, we can pay tribute to characters we'd hate to travel with or just remind of of summer trips from one reason or another. 

I'm going with LGBT Pride Month so
my pick this week:
Damien Maslin
from P.C. & Kristin Cast's House of Night Series  

It's been a looong while since I read HoN (I'm only 2 behind though) but I've always been a fan of Damien. I know y'all might be surprised, but I really LOVE his vocabulary! ;) He's nerdy but so cool. And he's the greatest friend a girl could ask for. Damien is very open about being gay. I admire his 'like me as is, or not' attitude.

"Actually, since I'm gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don't have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies."
-Damien, Marked

"You two are incorrigible."
"Twin, I forget, what does incorrigible mean?" Shaunee said.
"I do believe it means that we're hotter and sexier than a whole herd of corrriges," Erin said, still bumping and grinding.
"You two are dolts, which means you have very little sense."
-Damien, Shaunee & Erin, Chosen

"Why do you have a disposable?" I studied the phone. It looked fairly normal.
"I got it after my parents freaked about me being gay. Until I was Marked and came here it felt like they were grounding me for life from life. I mean, not that I really expected them to lock me in a closet somewhere, but it's good to be prepared. Since then, I've made sure I always have one."
-Zoey & Damien, Betrayed


  1. Brandee, Damien is a really good choice for an LGBT character! He is awesome, so funny, so nerdy, and so very loyal, too. I'm behind in the HoN series, too, maybe one day I'll be able to go back to it again...

    And I am actually participating in the Sidekick Showcase this week! I'm very happy to have more time so I can play and have fun again :) I hope you're having a spectacular Saturday, Brandee. *BIG HUG*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Oh is it pride month? I have one book on my TBR that will be perfect then! Thanks! And I've forgotten about Damien! Yeah, he is one colorful character.

  3. Oh gosh, it's been so long since I've read this series that I had forgotten about Damian! Those quotes made me laugh all over again. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I smiled reading this post because I remember how much I enjoyed Damien. The cell phone bit cracked me up. I also enjoyed his way out and about way and his vocab! I stopped at book 4 I think, but I loved the world building for this series. I hope you're having a great start to the summer!


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