Saturday, October 18, 2014

**Sidekick Showcase ~ #54 ~ Celebrating Strong Women ~ Giveaway**

Sidekick Showcase (previously known as Sidekick Saturday) is NOW a monthly 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 month'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


October's Sidekick theme celebrates Strong Women, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

My pick this month:
Elise Flynn

from JA Huss' Rook & Ronin Series

Elise is Ronin's older sister and has been his guardian since he was 10. She, and Ronin, did not lead a charmed life while growing up having an abusive father. Following a tragic turn of events, Elise had to grow up quickly to raise her younger brother. She is such a caring person and took her responsibilities very seriously. Even now, she sees it as her duty to take care of the models who work for her significant other, Antoine, which is how she ends up caring deeply for Clare, Antoine's niece, and for Rook. In fact, Elise is very protective of those she cares about and Rook makes that list quickly. Elise has forged a family for herself, Ronin, and Antoine. And the addition of Rook changes the dynamics but Elise is strong enough to keep them all together.


"I've been you, Rook. I don't know the details, but we've all needed a twist of fate at one time or another and Antoine was mine. More than twelve years ago now. So today, I'll pay it back and be yours"
"And one day, you'll be in my position and you'll stumble upon a lost girl, and you can help change her fate. And when you do, and she asks you why, you'll tell her about me."
-Elise to Rook, Tragic

"And that's my point, dumbass. This girl is nineteen too, she's had some kind of very recent upheaval in her life, and you're fucking with her head right now. Stay out of her pants, do you understand? Or I will pull you from this project so fast your dick will spin."
-Elise to Ronin, Tragic


And because I love y'all, I have a signed copy of the 
Rook & Ronin Omnibus to give away! 

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  1. She sounds amazing. I love it when characters come out of these horrifying situations as strong and lovely people. Those types of living situations can sometimes turn into excuses for people to do bad things and just be horrible. It's not necessary at all. It's the whole life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. I think she is an absolutely perfect choice for this month. Sassy too! I loved reading the quotes :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  2. I adore characters who are uber protective of others because of their own past.


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