Saturday, June 21, 2014

**Sidekick Showcase ~ #47 ~ Maybe a Good Dad...But Traveling Companion?**

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 us of summer trips from one reason or another. 

I'm mixing it up this week. My choice would probably have made a really good dad at one time, but that ship sailed. And traveling with him would be quite an adventure, I'm sure. 
My my pick this week:
from Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick Series

I LOVE Tex! I can't even tell you how much I love this character. Every scene he's in...he just steals it. The reason I think he'd have made a good dad is the way he takes care of the Rock Chicks now. Once Indy got him to leave the street he lives on (after like 20 years or something) he's really come out of his shell. And he's uber-protective of the girls. He'll take a bullet for them if he has to. And he's always willing to lend a helping hand or some tear gas, when the girls need it. ;) As for a traveling companion, well, I'm not so sure I'd want to go on a trip with Tex. Or even on a short drive. ;) He can be kinda scary and seems to drive like a bat out of hell. But the tunes would ROCK!


I gave a little screech and whirled, not knowing who I'd see. It could be Lee, Wilcox's goons, the shooters, a police officer or Dracula.
Instead, it was Tex standing there with the goggles no longer on the top of his head, but over his eyes. 
He put his finger to his lips then, a scant second later, put his fist through the window.
I stared at the window then back at Tex then back at the window.
"What are you doing?" I whispered.
"B and E, darlin'," he answered casually.
-Tex & Indy, Rock Chick

He tossed me the keys. "Bronze El Camino, parked out back."
I stomped outside, slide into the El Camino and stared in shock at the 8-track player. After a moment, I noticed there was a huge, leatherette case on the passenger side floor and I popped it open.
That's when I hit the mother lode.
I ran my finger down them. Carlos Santana, The Eagle, Heart, War, Neil Young, George Thorogood, Thin Lizzy, The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet, was rock 'n' roll nirvana.
-Tex & Indy, Rock Chick

"Chavez, for fuck's sake, quit flirtin'. Christ, you flirt with anything in a skirt." Tex said (explaining the flirting). "She's tryin' to work and you're embarrassin' her. Can't you see her blush?
-Tex to Eddie about Jet, Rock Chick Rescue

"Been waitin' a long time, Roxie, to give you a hug. A long, fuckin' time."
-Tex, Rock Chick Redemption

"So what d'you need from us?" Tex asked. "Need a partner when you go out? Want to double up on maneuvers. You get seen harassin' one dealer while someone else douses another's car with vegetable oil? Get them all freaked out that The Law can be two places at once? That kind of thing?"
-Tex to Jules, Rock Chick Renegade


  1. Hahaha! I love your choice. I was just thinking of some characters that would make great fathers, but I wouldn't want to be caught dead in the car with them, and I have to agree with that assessment here for Tex. You have brought this series up a few times, and every time you do, the quotes are phenomenal. It sounds like such a great series! What's with the tear gas? LOL Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Oh Jaclyn, I adore this series! And Tex is probably one of my very favorite sidekick characters! He's just pure awesome! Even with his stash of tear gas! ;)

  2. Ohmygoodness! I love that you picked Tex, Brandee! He is such an excellent father figure to those crazy Rock Chicks!

    1. He is, isn't he?!? And I have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you, Andrea for talking this series up so much! I'm sorry I waited so long to read it because it truly ROCKS!

  3. I LOVE TEX!! It doesn't matter what he's doing--calling Jet "Loopy-Lu," telling Roxie she's the prettiest girl in the world, or slammin' around making coffee, he. Is. Awesome. Great pick, Brandee!

    1. Thanks, Jessica! Tex is just awesome! I know he's in some books more than others, but I really feel like he steals the show whenever he's there! :)

  4. Oh man, I can just see you losing time looking for quotes. I love the B&E Tex and Indy quote. We didn't know Tex then and that was just so crazy! Then him and Roxie, I loved their relationship so much. Him and Jules cracked me up and his hero worship of her, it was so freaking awesome! Tex would make an awesome dad. I also would opt for the bus if it meant riding in the car with Tex. Goodness. What a great pick. I hope you had a great start to the week, Brandee!! I want more Rock Chick.

  5. Awwwww TEX! YEs! YES! YES!!! My Uncle used to drive a Charger, he had all that old cartridge music, I did love hearing Tex had it in his car . That music right up my Uncles alley too :D Sadly he no longer has it. Sold it and some youngster wrote it off not long after. Mum loved driving it too.

    TEX us a freakin awesome character!! I've only read two books in the series, but getting there :D



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