Round 12: Curran vs. Reyes Farrow [Alpha Showdown 2013]


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownThings are advancing in the Alpha Showdown 2013. We’ve hit the second tier of the event. Winners will start battling winners. Expect the stakes to be raised and the smack talk to increase.

These alphas dominated their earlier competitors without lifting a finger. The Beast Lord Curran trounced Holden and son of Satan Reyes had no trouble conquering the vampire Trehan. How will these formidable men deal with an equal opponent?

Read the pitches, then make the call. Who should advance to the next round in the Alpha Showdown? The poll at the end of this post will be open for two days. Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2013.

New for 2013! Every (non-spam) comment on an Alpha Showdown post will enter you to win books featuring the final four alphas. So make sure to join the discussion and cheer on your favorite alphas.



Magic Slays by Ilona AndrewsCurran

You know him from: The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
First appeared in: Magic Bites (VBC review)
Supernatural status: Beast Lord (shifter)

Championed by: Christen from Goldilox and the Three Weres | @Goldilox3Weres

Reyes who? Curran is THE BEAST LORD for heaven’s sake! The king of the shapeshifters! The leader of the Pack! A giant freaking lion! Kitty kitty! Oh wait…forget that last one.

Reyes…..king alpha? Better than all the rest? I don’t think so. He’s not even in corporeal form half the time! Curran would bite off Reyes’ head and spit it out faster than Reyes could pull out that cute little scythe of his. Reyes as the winner of the Alpha Showdown? That’s sweet guys, but quit humoring the poor little hell spawn.

Curran is THE alphaiest Alpha out there. He drips authority (and sexiness…and charm…) all over the place. He commands the respect and adoration of the entire Pack and even though he rules with an iron fist, he still manages to be fair, logical, and compassionate. He is a force to be reckoned with, from the roar to the claws to the battle-tested fighting ability – Curran’s the Lord for a reason.

He’s also an Alpha when it comes to romance. I mean, how can you not vote for the man who brought Kate Daniels to her knees? The man who looked in the face of her snarky ‘kitty kitty’ and demanded she cook him dinner in the buff! Who else can make you dream about killing a dinosaur together and then having sex in the dirt? Who else can you lovingly describe as a psychopathic control freak? Who else demands you call him, “Lord” with all seriousness? Who else will glue your ass to your chair and you will still love him? There. Is. No. Other.

Reyes Schmeyes. Son of Satan? Sure, you’re a little powerful, but THE ALPHA? I think not, Hell Boy. So, we’re in agreement then? Just go ahead and vote for Curran so he can take his rightful place as alpha of this showdown. If you don’t, he will know. And since he is kind of a major badass…you might be in trouble. RAWR.

First Grave on the Right by Darynda JonesReyes Farrow

You know him from: The Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
First appearance is: First Grave on the Right (VBC review)
Supernatural Status: The Son of Satan

Championed by: Jo from Vampire Book Club | @Jo_VBC

I see a lot of vampires, some weres and even a dragon in this year’s Alpha Showdown… but only one son of Satan. That’s right, VBC readers, make way for the one, the only Reyes Farrows.

Born from the heat of supernova, he grew to be the General of Hell, leading thousands of soldiers in countless wars… and he gave it all up for a girl. That’s right, Rey’aziel (he’s name literally means the Beautiful One!) said a big FU to his dad and became Hell’s public enemy No. 1 to spend a mortal lifetime with Charley. He didn’t just turn his back on Hell though, he decided to stand directly in the path of what his father wants most, fighting on the front line to keep Heaven and Earth safe.

Inhumanly fast, bordering on indestructible and with an immeasurable IQ, he can take just about anything on. He can fight in his corporeal and incorporeal forms AT THE SAME TIME (yep, he can be in two places at once). When corporeal he’ll use that lethal body to take you out, but when incorporeal he’ll severe your spine without so much as a mark. He’s literally badass enough to scare the dead.

But it isn’t just all about the fighting, oh no. He can be compassionate and kind, he loves with his whole heart and would die in a heartbeat for those he holds close. He’s always willing to make himself look like the bad guy (or in some cases to actually be the bad guy) in order to protect someone else. His Alpha energy may intimidate people on an instinctual level, but for those who truly know him, he inspires unwavering loyalty.

Oh and he does all this looking like tattooed sex on legs, rendering most women speechless when he walks in a room.

Ultimate Alpha = Reyes Farrows. ‘Nough said.


This poll will be open for 48 hours. Alpha with the most votes will advance.

454 Responses to “Round 12: Curran vs. Reyes Farrow [Alpha Showdown 2013]”

  1. Imentet says:

    Please get your facts straight. Ilona did not say that she won’t be competing because they are unfair. She just said that she will retire Curran and that the polls are supposed to be fun and not result in fans insulting each other. And really people, it’s enough.

    • Amy says:

      This is a direct quote from her blog in a comment about the alpha showdown, “Being able to vote multiple times is partially why I no longer encourage people to vote. The polls should be structured in such a way that only one vote per person counts, otherwise it becomes a click race between a narrow group of people.”
      She acknowledges that they were unfair. She isn’t bitter or upset but she won’t be doing it again BECAUSE people got upset over unfair polls.
      So I don’t think my facts are skewed. (Follow with generalizing patronizing statement) Really, people enough with accusing others of lying…?

      • Marcia says:

        Ilona was responding to someone on her blog that said: “When I noticed they were even I kinda freaked. Lol I sat for 30 solid minutes voting. I know I voted close to 200 times. But I was busy and could just sit there all day. It was a holiday after all. But I was super happy to see the twitter. Love those! Too funny. And another Curran POV! Super happy!”

        She thanked her for her dedication and then said what you quoted. She knows that people in both camps were voting more than once. She was talking about how some people didn’t know how to do that and that’s why they think it’s not fair.

        It’s unfair that not everyone knows how to vote more than once. Not that Reyes side was voting more than once.

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