The Problem With Naughty Sidekicks – Blog Hop

Okay, okay I’ll confess—I have a thing for guys with a naughty sense of humor. The raunchier the better in some cases. I like a man who can be a bit of a tease and I think most romance readers are in the same boat as I am. We want a man whose jokes are a little bit risqué and can be taken a couple ways (and one of those ways always involves getting naked).

There’s only one problem with this for me. In my current Speak of the Devil Series (Book 1: Luck of the Devil was released in August of 2011) my hero is a straight laced angel. He’s not uptight. He’s not stuffy. And for the record he’s sexy as hell in my opinion. All messy dark hair and big white wings wrapped in a studly lawyer body. But now, writing the third book I’ve noticed something that come to think of it I’ve faced in all three books. He keeps getting upstaged by my heroine’s cheeky bodyguard.

Now to be fair, it’s not Malachi’s fault. The guy is damn funny in my opinion and he’s sort of an all purpose sidekick. He can tease the neighbors dog, divert the Devil’s attention while Lucifer’s youngest daughter sneaks a guy out of her apartment, and help hide the body of the man her best friend and newly minted succubus accidentally killed.  He’s like the Clorox bleach of sidekicks—he can and will clean up any mess. Even the bloody ones.

But this particular demon keeps stealing scenes. So every book I let him run rough shod in the first draft. I let all his snarky glory come out and I see what happens. Then after a short vacation from each other we go back and start negotiating. Usually he insists on prime real estate and story lines in future books and he always gets what he wants.  And well I’d complain more but what’s the point? He’s a demon he’s always going to win and add to that he’s a cheeky bugger and writing him always makes me smile. The only problem? Now that I’m in the process of winding down the writing of the series he’s starting to suggest that you know—maybe we’d have a good time together. Alone. Just the two of us. Without the kids. Maybe a whole series of his antics and right now? I just don’t know if I have the strength  of will to negotiate successfully against him.



28 thoughts on “The Problem With Naughty Sidekicks – Blog Hop

  1. Yeah, that’s the trouble with those side kicks …. they just can’t get the hang of being second. They all want to be the number one honcho. Who knows maybe their right.

    Pamela Jo

  2. Thank you for being apart of this hop!

    I am looking forward to finding some great new authors to read and enjoy!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  3. Yep, I keep telling my guy it’s over but he doesn’t listen and buggs me for more. I think he just won’t go to bed. Well, as long as I know how much of a leash I’ll let him off, I think I’m good. Otherwise, those nice men in white jackets will take me away.

  4. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    I have to agree with Pamela Jo, those sidekicks don’t want to stay in the background. They want to come on out front and center. Maybe it’s time they had their own story and are the featured one.
    I love these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize!

  5. Oh how well I know this. The side-kick of my current WIP stood over my shoulder, sexy as hell and insisted on being the hero. Status: re-wrote book (what can I say – he really was very hot!)

  6. Wow, I love your description of your side kick, I havent read your book yet but it sounds like something I would absolutely love. I love humor especially when it involves sexy scenes or just romance. You know what the problem with sidekicks is, they want their own story and thats why they ttry to take over the story. Want to solve the problem, give him his own book. LOL

    Have a wonderful day!
    Ronda Tutt
    Queentutt’s World of Escapism

  7. It does sound as if he is trying to get his own story. I have had your books on my wishlist for a while and can’t wait to read them. I love books with humor, especially sarcastic/twisted humor.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. I think I need more info before I can draw a fair and logical conclusion on this matter…therefore…I should probably win the book. :) LOL! Thx for the giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @

  9. Thanks for participating. I have to check this out a little more closely.
    musicalfrog at

  10. I love those naughty sidekicks, especially if they wheedle their way into a story of their own.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  11. i am all about those naughty sidekicks. it sounds like he’s not gonna give up until you give him a story all his own : ) also i definitely need to read these books now!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  12. Wonderful post! Gotta love the sidekicks. :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. I really enjoy doing blog hops because I get to find new authors and more books to add to my list. :)
    Naughty side kicks are great, they get to tease the main characters. The naughtier the better.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  14. maybe he needs someone to keep him in line? is it possible to write him a book of his own and give him his own angel/demoness that will crack the whip on his smarty pants? or maybe be even more smart mouthed and sarcastic than he is.
    that could be alot of fun for him. what ya think?

    thank you for the great contest.

  15. I love a naughty sense of humor ;) The wackier, the better too, keeps me on my toes! And I would love to read your story…

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