Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 6: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Simon Wolfgard


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Update: Barrons dominated this round like the alpha he is. He advances in the Showdown.

The first-ever Alpha Showdown champion re-enters the ring. His opponent is new to the Showdown, but not to fighting.

Can Simon take out the big, bad Barrons?

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 from: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
First appeared in: Darkfever (VBC Review | Red Hot Books Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: No One Knows

Championed by: Jen at Red Hot Books | @RedHotBooks

Darkfever by Karen Marie MoningIt’s been years since I have had the chance to get down and dirty with Jericho Barrons. Years. But time hasn’t dulled the memory. He is not a man you could ever forget. Maybe it’s the barely restrained animal in him. Maybe it’s the tightly controlled violence. More likely, it is the way that he oozes sex. Dominance. Strength.

Barrons is a unique blend of primal and polished. His veneer is slick and civilized. But underneath, you know he would probably be just as comfortable doing it in the dirt as he would be a top silk sheets. Hell, he’d like it better.

Barrons uses whatever is at his disposal to get what he wants. His mind, his experience, and his body are all weapons—to intimidate, to seduce, or to destroy at will. Skilled in the Druid arts, he can bend your mind to his control. That’s if his sex appeal doesn’t do the trick. The dark hair, golden skin and strong, chiseled features are likely to make you weak in the knees long before he needs to use The Voice.

His beast form is a creature so base and raw, there isn’t even a name for it. But you want to know him anyway. You want to put your hands on him. You want to fuck him. And you know it will be the best you’ve ever had.

He’s not perfect, but that’s not what Alpha means. It’s not about gentle and sweet; or pretty words and poetry. It’s about all those things that may make you uncomfortable even as they turn you on. It’s about power and knowing what to do with it. Jericho Barrons definitely knows what to do with it. Whether it’s love or war, he is sure to come out on top.


Written in Red by Anne Bishop // VBC Readers' Choice for 2013You know him from: The Others Series by Anne Bishop
First appeared in: Written in Red (VBC Review | SmexyBooks Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Alpha Wolf Shifter—Leader of the Lakeside Courtyard. Views humans as a food group.

Championed by: Tori Benson from SmexyBooks, Heroes & Heartbreakers and RT Book Reviews Magazine | @smexys_sidekick

Alpha shifters are a dime a dozen but how many will tell you upfront that they hate you, want nothing to do with you, and hold you in the same regard as a chicken nugget? And think you’re just as tasty?

Simon Wolfgard is one of the terre indigene—the “others”. The wolf Alpha of the Lakeside Courtyard, Simon rules his territory with sharp claws and teeth. His humanity is only a physical disguise he wears in order to deal with the humans who occupy his world. Make no mistake though. The terre indigene are animals first. They look at the world and its inhabitants through the eyes of a predator and have no moral qualms with making you disappear if you get in their way.

“It was so much easier when all we wanted to do was eat them and take their stuff.”

Large and in charge, Simon is extremely attractive despite his surly grumpy attitude. Strong, commanding, and completely untamed; he is the ultimate alpha through and through. He doesn’t like humans but he will use them in any and all ways in order to make his slice of the world better for his people. He demands obedience and respect. Any attempts to resist his authority is dealt with swiftly and painfully. Protective to the extreme, once Simon accepts you into his pack, you belong to him forever and he will fight tooth and nail to ensure nothing and no one hurts you.

Though he’s not the most romantic, remember he’s a wolf first, he is willing to bend a little for his favorite tasting squeaky toy. Games of the heart make no sense to him and forget about human emotions. He won’t or can’t understand the appeal of a partner beyond biological physical release. But if you can grab and hold his attention; convincing him that a few nibbles and licks can lead to even more fun, then you may have a chance at taming this alpha into the most faithful of men.



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127 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 6: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Simon Wolfgard”

  1. Naomi S says:

    Simon – not a pretty boy Alpha but strong and ring true.

  2. Carmina Costin says:


  3. Lori Jolly says:

    Will have to go with Barrons ,

  4. Mary Preston says:


  5. Kalliope says:

    BARRONS all the way!

  6. Cindy says:

    Barrons all the way.

  7. Liz says:


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  11. Isalys says:

    No contest! BARRONS all the way!

    He’s my numero uno #bookboyfriend 😉

  12. Susie says:

    Barron’s all the way.

  13. DeeAnn K says:

    Simon. Although it was a tough choice.

  14. Lingeorge says:

    I have to give my support to Simon.

  15. Laurie says:

    I have to go with Simon. Although Barrons is a popular choice, I think these two are a pretty good match up in a fight or just about anything else.

  16. Betul E. says:

    I love them both! But I have to go with Barrons

  17. julieta says:


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  19. Sara says:

    I do like Simon and have become a fan on Anne Bishop’s new series, but (for me) no one tops Barrons.

  20. Carol says:

    Barrons all the way!

  21. Nicole says:

    Barrons all the way!!!!

  22. Susan says:

    Definitely Barrons.

  23. lurdes says:

    Jericho Barrons siempre.

  24. Tegan` says:

    I have never heard of Simons book will have to check it out.

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