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It’s Heather here today sharing my ….
Super Six Scene Stealing Side Characters!
You know those characters–the ones that pop up in a scene and instantly make you forget all about the main character because they are just so perfect or sassy or nasty. Sometimes they are so awesome they make you yearn for an entire book focused solely on their character!
Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Caster Chronicles is one of my favorite series, and Link is such a sassy, musically talentless bright spot in these books. From a funny best friend to a powerful Incubus, Link’s character definitely changed over the course of four books. But he never let Ethan down, and he never let his infatuation for Lena’s cousin Ridley go. I’m so excited that Ridley and Link are getting their own set of books, and I’m eagerly awaiting their new adventures.
With the ability to make fire appear from within his body, Vlad (yes, that actual Vlad) has an impatient temper and an even funnier side to him that few get to see. But Cat grew to trust him quickly after his first appearance in book 3 of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, and Vlad even has his own trio of books now. Just don’t call him Vlad the Impaler or you’ll get to see just how violent and quick his temper actually is…
Jeanniene Frost really has a knack for writing side characters that are unforgettable. Ian Flannery was Bones’ mate from the get go when they were prisoners, and they’re still thick as thieves. But he’s arrogant, rude, and oh so enjoyable to read. Boy is he fierce!
When your main character is such a sassy bad ass Grim Reaper, you need to have someone of the opposite ilk to temper that, right? Not exactly so in Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. While Cookie is Charley Davidson’s assistant, she’s also the voice of reason, the more reasonable one, but she’s a bit boy crazy. Also she may be trying to mack on Charley’s uncle Ubie. Hilarious things happen when Cookie tries to go undercover…
Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood series is one of my favorite horror sets. Thomas is a loner, nerdy witch who isn’t afraid to walk on the dark side to help out Cas. His love for the popular girl Carmel might blind him at times, but he steps up to the plate more than once in an heroic fashion.
Eric Northman stole my heart from his first appearance in the Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris. Book four, Dead to the World, really brought him from side character to main character in my book, along with a change of behavior when he had no idea who he was. He’s strong, confident, protective, snarky…I could go on.
I pretty much have a thing for snark and comedy. What kinds of side characters make you smile and draw your attention?
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