Both have taken out formidable opponents — in their respective series and this showdown. Will wielding magic and Slayer be enough for Kate Daniels to take out Barrons? That’s for you to decide. The winner of this battle will have a place in the final round of the Alpha Showdown.
You can get a refresher on just what this Alpha Showdown thing is here, but a key point to remember: Each poll is open for only 48 hours. Then, the champion will advance to the next round until only one alpha remains. So, vote while you can. (Jump to the poll)
Championing for Barrons: Bells from Hanging with Bells
BARRONS! This one word says it all. Just by seeing or reading his name causes women everywhere to conjure up images of red satin sheets, crimson and black tattoos, and dark and dirty seductive thoughts. These thoughts run rampant when thinking of Barrons. Why is he the ultimate alpha? He is carnal. He is an animal. You want to be ravaged by him. He knows this, and so he has lots of swagger. He knows that you want him and he knows that you can’t handle him. He will be too much and not enough at the same time. He messes with your mind and afterwards he leaves you speechless and wanting more. You can never have too much of Barrons.
To put it all in a nutshell, Barrons is very dangerous. He’s been around for a long time and is a natural leader. Everyone fears him including the very powerful Fae. He cannot be defeated and trust me you want to be on his team. He is sin incarnate all wrapped up into the body of one man. Barrons does what he wants, says what he wants, and doesn’t care what you think or if your feeling are hurt. He is one bad mofo!
Championing for Kate: Kristin from My Bookish Ways
Kate Daniels isn’t your typical heroine. Yes, she’s tough and feisty, and can handle herself in a brawl, but she’s also vulnerable, and finding love hasn’t been easy for her. However, like a champ, she takes her licks and keeps on truckin’, while all hell is usually breaking loose around her. Loyal to a fault, she’ll protect her friends to the death, and is constantly throwing (yes, throwing) herself into harm’s way to defend the innocent.
Armed with her trusty (and powerful) sword, Slayer, plenty of attitude, and the ability to call powerful magic at the tips of her fingers (and that ain’t all), Kate is not a girl to be trifled with. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s mate to the Beast Lord Curran, second-in-command in charge of more than 1,000 tough-as-nails shapeshifters (nice back-up to have, huh?). Kate is also stubborn enough to put up with His Crankiness’ disposition and keep him on his toes (and coming back for more.)
If you ever have to battle any manner of shapeshifter, rakshasha (nasty, nasty, things), or rogue vamp, Kate is someone you’ll want at your back!
Because we’re getting down to the semi-finals, we won’t have a new battle up for 48 hours, instead of 24. (We’re allowing for the final brackets to close.) Keep checking in for updates. The final round will begin on June 1, which coincidentally is our one year blogoversary. Expect there to be giveaway awesomeness. You can see the full bracket, and keep updated on which polls are open by visiting the Alpha Showdown page.