Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownUpdate: This was the closest battle yet. Reyes’ fans rallied in the last two hours and he won with 55% of the vote. He advances to the Alpha Showdown finale!

This Alpha Showdown doesn’t get any easier, does it? Darynda Jones’ Reyes has managed to dominate against the men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. First defeating Zsadist, and then annihilating the King.

His opponent has felled mighty alphas, too. Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman clipped the Archangel Raphael’s wings and then went on to take out long-time fan favorite vampire Bones to make it this far.

Whichever alpha wins this round will secure his place in the 2014 Alpha Showdown finale.

Which one advances is up to you!

We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call.


You know him/her from: Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
First appeared in: First Grave on the Right (VBC Review | Saucy Wenches Series Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Son of Satan

Championed by: Natalie, Kathi, and Merit from Saucy Wenches Book Club | @SaucyWenchesBC

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones // VBC ReviewStrong, silent type: Check!

Rebel with the ultimate cause and a badass attitude: Check!

Smooth-talking epitome of sex on legs: Check!

Mind-blowing seducer in real life and your wildest dreams: Check! Check! Check!

Eyes for only one woman: Check adinfinitum!

These are just a few of the virtues I want in my Alpha, how about you? Rey’aziel—Reyes for short—embodies every single magnificent quality I’ve ever dreamed of!! His name means the Beautiful One—and he most definitely is—but gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe him.

Lethal, brilliantly intelligent, and practically invincible, General Reyes Farrow has led the armies of hell into countless battles, spreading chaos and doom. After all, when you’re the Son of Satan, Daddy has certain expectations. But Reyes—formidable on the battlefield and legendary in the boudoir—gives it all up for love—and proves that a true Alpha forges his own path.

Reyes has both earthly and unearthly bodies—just imagine the power this engenders, and the possibilities! He’s frighteningly and deliciously dangerous, wickedly playful, and sexy as sin—the complete package in every way. With equal ease, he severs enemy spines and enthralls legions of women, compelled by his intense animal magnetism and raw sexuality. Yet he has eyes for only one, who enamors his heart and soul—and is hell bent on resisting his charms. With brute force and timeless patience he protects her, with gentle persistence he woos her, at great cost he offers to share a mortal lifetime with her. And, luckily for us, to guard heaven and completely block all his Daddy’s big plans for destroying mankind.

When it comes to love, Reyes is a man of few words, but oh, what words. They aim straight for the heart to ignite a firestorm of lust. He is not above using his drop-dead gorgeous looks and every other weapon in his seductive arsenal to convey the depths of his desire and devotion. Ultimately, though, actions speak louder than words, and his now are as noble as they once were deadly.

For love, he escapes the clutches of Hades and renounces his incorporeal body. He endures prison and torture to save those who cannot protect themselves. He dedicates everything to protecting the woman he loves—the essential key in the battle between heaven and hell, as it turns out. When things heat up, he moves heaven and earth to get an apartment next door, repelling the forces of darkness while charming her with rakish smiles and sticky note invitations to come on over any time. *swoons dreamily* Now that is just sweet and badass at the same time!

But hold on, there’s more! His sexual prowess is phenomenal. Remember the incorporeal/corporeal bodies? He can be in two places at once: sharing steamy shower sex from a coma, seducing through dreams while you sleep! There’s no hiding from this master virtuoso.

Did I mention that he cooks? Loves to read all sorts of books? What more could you possibly want in a tall-dark-and-handsome hero?

Reyes Farrow, exalted prince of the underworld, abandoned hell to champion the other team. To preserve paradise, spend his life with the girl of his dreams—and ultimately save Mankind! A true hero in my book—and the number ONE Alpha, hands down!

ADAM HAUPTMANNight Broken by Patricia Briggs

You know him from: The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
First appeared in: Moon Called (Amazon)
Supernatural status: alpha werewolf

Championed by: The Book Pushers | Twitter: MinnChica | Has | Lou | E

No one can deny that Alpha werewolf, Adam, is as strong as they get. He’s fought off vampires, fae, demons, and even gods. He doesn’t shy away from walking into a fight, knowing that it might be his last. He even smooths it over with words that melt your heart:

“You should know that you brought joy into my life when I thought there was no joy left in the world.”

Even people who don’t belong in Adam’s pack think he is the best Alpha around:

“But Coyote waits until I meet everyone first. I like Adam. He’s what an Alpha is supposed to be and so seldom is.”

Not only does Adam stand for everything that is good and right, he can be playful and fun:

“He kissed me again, then put his head down to whisper in my ear. “I like you way better.” And then he nipped my ear and slapped my hip lightly and stepped away.”

So, Adam’s sexy, he’s strong. He’s a caring and loving father while also a fierce leader, but above all, he’s the kind of Alpha that takes care of everyone in his charge, even those he hasn’t sworn to protect:

“Tried not to hear the concern in Adam’s voice, the softness– and the satisfaction he got from taking care of her. Good Alpha werewolves take care of those around them it’s part of what makes then Alpha.”

What more could you want from your winner??



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356 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman”

  1. Lisa Torrealba says:


  2. Patty says:

    Reyes…just finished #6. Can’t wait for the next. A lot became clear and the ending was a surprise!

  3. Daniel walsh says:

    Geif Adam as winner !!!

  4. sharelle place says:

    Have to go for Adam. I love Reyes but Adam has compassion for all….

  5. alexa says:

    Reyes ~!!!!!

  6. Magdalena says:

    Hands down – RAF ❤️

  7. Misti says:

    Both are great characters. Voted Reyes, because well, Son of Satan!!!!

  8. Teresa says:

    Love Reyes, but Adam is one of my absolute favorite alphas!! Had to vote for Adam, sorry Reyes!

  9. Isis Nocturne says:


  10. Wioleta says:

    I like both, but I voted Adam, he is less moody than Reyes.

  11. Renee says:


  12. Nadine says:


  13. Renee says:


  14. Aimee Neill says:

    Finished 6th Grave and eagerly awaiting 7th Grave.
    Reyes serving me coffee in bed = ultimate fantasy

  15. Shanta says:

    Love both Characters… But Reyes is #1 for me

  16. Anneela says:


  17. Rachel says:

    Reyes all the way baby!!

  18. JB DarkScythe says:


  19. Kris says:

    Reyes! Love him!

  20. Zealith says:

    Adam all the way!

  21. Lisa Harwood says:

    <3 Reyes <3

  22. Holly Calhoun says:

    REYES 🙂

  23. Lingeorge says:


  24. Anya A says:

    Reyes! Reyes! Reyes!

  25. Sarah M. says:

    Reyes Alexander Farrow

  26. Cindy Fundark says:

    Love this series. Especially the fact that I can re-read the series over again and still ‘fall in love’ the a great woven cast of characters.

  27. Andrea says:


  28. Stacey Wood says:

    I voted Reyes!

  29. Nicolette says:

    I love Reyes but Adam will always have a place in my heart. He is a strong and caring alpha even when it’s hard. He has loved mercy for years and he is an alpha. His pack and family will always be safer with him than without. No one else could put up with or handle the shit mercy brings upon them. Adam all the way!!!

  30. Zanna Dobbs says:


  31. A. G. Boggs says:

    ADAM, ADAM, ADAM!!!!!

  32. Linda Pierce says:

    haven’t read Jones, but I do love Adam!

  33. Mandy says:


  34. Nicole says:


  35. Rose says:

    Love both, but Adam is just so compassionate to all, not just Mercy! <3

  36. Mary Preston says:


  37. Stephanie says:

    Reyes! You can’t go wrong with the Son of Satan!

  38. JenG says:

    Reyes, hands down!

  39. JoEllen says:


  40. Sanders says:

    Reyes all the way baby.

  41. jennifer beck says:

    adam all the way

  42. Kyna says:

    It is all about Adam.

  43. Sara says:

    A leader of uncounted millions – your only choice has to be REYES! REYES! Son of The Biggest Bad of all time – a very select few are as powerful as Reyes! Barons can’t sever your spine w/out a mark on your body….and unholy beauty! RYES ALL THE WAY!

  44. Rebecca says:

    I picked Reyes

  45. Corrina says:

    Reyes all the way!

  46. Sheena says:

    Got to be Reyes xx

  47. Lark says:

    Adam, it must be Adam.

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