Round 4: Jane Yellowrock vs. Terrible [Alpha Showdown 2013]


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownIt’s officially time for Alpha Showdown 2013!  You made your nominations and we have 16 of the most badass, alpha characters from urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels locked into the bracket. Only one will be named champion and today’s first bout is sure to end in a knockout.

Round four is sure to be full of dirty fighting. How will enforcer Terrible take on Jane’s Beast? Who will come out alive? Your votes decide.

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.



Skinwalker by Faith Hunter Jane Yellowrock

You know her from: The Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter
First appeared in: Skinwalker (VBC review)
Supernatural status: Skinwalker

Championed by: Amanda from Vampire Book Club | @amandakbyrne

What’s that? You’re not familiar with Jane Yellowrock? “Have stakes, will travel”? Shame on you. And you better watch your back, because the woman’s as well armed as any one man army and quiet as a cat. She knows her guns, and uses silver stakes to hold back her hair. She’s perfectly capable of saving herself, thank you very much. She’s quick with a blade and a one liner, and she won’t quit until she gets the job done. Even if it does leave her covered in blood and other, nastier things.

Oh, and then there’s Beast. Yeah. Beast, with a capital B. Skinwalker Jane can take another animal’s shape, but Beast is in her mind. Beast gives Jane strength, agility, speed, and heightened vision and smell, and sometimes, she’ll go alpha on Jane and take over her body. Make no mistake, when Beast’s in charge you don’t want to mess with Jane, but when Jane’s drawing from Beast, she’s plenty deadly, too. It’s a one-two punch that packs a lot more hurt than most of these pansies in this tournament. As for the few that have the strength to take her on? Well, she does love a challenge.

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia KaneTerrible

You know him from: The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
First appeared in: Unholy Ghosts (VBC review)
Supernatural status: Badass Human

Championed by: Carolyn from Book Chick City |@BookChickCity

When Terrible came on the scene, nobody had met a character like him in any other urban fantasy series. He’s not your typical dreamy looking, squared jawed hunk, but a rugged, built like a brick house, rough and ready dude with a crooked nose that’s been broken too many times to count. He’s an Enforcer and doesn’t flinch at killing someone in cold blood.

But there’s another side to Terrible; a side that you only get to see when he’s with Chess. One where he’s soft, gentle and so god-damn sexy you just can’t get enough of him. He’s complex with a dark past, combine that with Chess’s personality is combustible, and every time they get together it just about did me in. His fierce loyalty and emotional attachment to Chess is one of the reasons why I think – no, I know – he’ll be the outright winner of the Alpha Showdown. Nobody will get even close.


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

97 Responses to “Round 4: Jane Yellowrock vs. Terrible [Alpha Showdown 2013]”

  1. Isis Nocturne says:

    Have to go with Jane. 🙂

  2. Jerry gilreath says:

    Try Jane for a different read

    • I’d actually say that about both series. Unique books for both characters in this battle.

      The Downside series creates a new world with unique dialects and challenging characters. Since you’re already a Jane fan, you may want to try it. 😀

      • ducky says:

        I put the Downside series on my to be bought list!
        For now…Jane all the way!!

  3. Carol Gilreath says:

    Jane is part of an awesome series.

  4. drey says:

    I love both Jane and Terrible, what a horrid choice to have to make! :/

  5. Barbara says:


  6. mia13 says:

    JANE JANE JANE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Rachel V. says:

    Both characters are great but Jane is one of my all time favorite characters ever.

  8. Margarita says:

    Haven’t read either but Jane sounds more like an alpha to me

  9. Sharon Stogner says:

    Gotta pull for the female badass!

  10. Ahhh. I haven’t read Jane yet. *pout* So Terrible it is.

  11. Barbara says:

    Glad to see our local author in the mix with her character Jane Yellowrock!

  12. Michelle says:

    Jane Yellowrock!!

  13. Wattsy says:

    Jane! Jane! Jane! And Beast too!

  14. Barbara Elness says:

    It’s Jane Yellowrock all the way! 😀

  15. Brenda R. says:

    Jane can kick anyone’s ass!

  16. Sandy says:

    Jane is definatly the girl for me. Hard to fight a tough woman and the Beast when your just a badass human.

  17. Sharon Sayegh (aka wiggiemomsi) says:

    Jane Yellowrock, for the WIN! One bad-ass male will never win over Jane/Beast!!

  18. mudepoz says:

    Go JANE!!!! You can’t keep a good girl down… or her Beast.

  19. Karey says:

    Ugh, this is a horrible mashup. Terrible is amazing but he isn’t supernatural in the last. No way he’d stand a chance against Jane and Beast.

    And why isn’t Chess fighting anyway?!

  20. Annie @ UTC says:

    I’m such a sucker for Terrible. LOVE him!!!

  21. Scary Lee says:


  22. Natasha says:

    Never read any of the Downside series so it’s Jane who gets my vote. But the write up makes me want learn more about Terrible and Chess, I’ll be putting Unholy Ghosts on my to read list.

    • Carolyn @ Book Chick City says:

      Although Jane won this round of AS2013, Terrible is an amazing character, as is Chess, so I’d definitely recommend these books. Downside Ghosts is hands down one of my favourite UF series.

    • Karey says:

      It’s one of my newest favorites. Emotionally much darker than I’m used to and a completely different kind of world. But the writing is amazing.

  23. Elaine R says:

    Go Jane Go!

  24. Stacy says:

    Jane all the way!!!!

  25. Audrey says:

    Jane for the win though i do love terrible too…..Jane is way more kick ass

  26. dr susan says:

    I love Terrible, but he’s only human. Jane is not human, and has Beast to help. I didn’t know this was a tag team showdown?

  27. Esyra says:

    I miss this vote because I wasn’t home for the weekend and I’m really sad to see that Terrible lost 🙁

  28. Shawn says:

    Gotta go with Jane/Beast!

  29. Meagan says:

    Sigh, poor Terrible doesn’t get enough credit. 🙁

  30. Kim says:

    I think I’m gonna have to read the Jane Yellowrock series!

  31. juliette says:

    I read the first Downside book. I liked it. I love Jane Yellowrock!
    Terrible is badass, but Jane is an walking arsenal, except when she is a viscous mountain lion! Don’t mess with Jane or her loved ones, she can kill with her bare hands, or claws and killing teeth! Go Jane all the way!

  32. Karla says:

    I can’t believe Terrible lost. This makes me really sad.

  33. Pyper541 says:

    Haven’t read either of these but I think I’m going to put both on my TBR list, congrats Jane.

  34. Davida says:

    Jane all the way.

  35. Pamk says:

    i’d have to say that I would go with Terrible on this one.

  36. Suzette says:

    I have not read Terrible but sure I will have fun reading about him real soon. Vote Jane and Beast!

  37. Liz S says:

    Jane and Beast are an awesome team. Love this series!

  38. Jane Yellowrock is the alpha of alphas. I like Terrible, but he’s kind of ____whipped imo.

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