Round 8: Reyes Farrow vs. Trehan Daciano [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 eight brings the son of Satan against one mighty vampire. Will Darynda Jones’ Reyes be able to take down Kresley Cole’s Trehan? You 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.


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.

Shadow's Claim by Kresley ColeTrehan Daciano

You know him from: Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
First appeared in: Shadow’s Claim (VBC review)
Supernatural status: Vampire

Championed by: Laura from Little Read Riding Hood | @littleread1

Trehan, the last living member of the House of Shadow; the assassins of Dacia, often referred to as “the sword of the kingdom”, is sexy as hell – six-and-a-half feet tall, black hair, green eyes that fade to black when feeling extreme emotion; unable to lie, and has made his living quarters in a library (marry me now). And he is 900 years old, give or take. Which means he’s never lost a fight. Ever.

“That’s the thing about an assassin – with each kill, he risks capture or death himself. A long lived assassin means he wins every single time.”

Death and killing isn’t just something he can do, it is something he is required to do, and enjoys doing.

Our first real chance to watch his muscles flex is during a melee. And flex they do.

“Arm muscles bulging beneath his shirt, Daciano shifted his grip. Without so much as a sound – or even a change of expression – he twisted the demon’s head on its neck.”

Just another day at the office.

“Trehan Daciano’s trade was killing. And he was a master of his trade.”

And that is without a weapon. Give him something sharp and he can kill anything, and do it quickly. If he chooses.

I don’t care who he is fighting this round, because no matter who or what they are, how badass they think they are, or what magical powers they think they wield, they can’t win. Other vampires pose no challenge. Shifters don’t even make him break a sweat. Humans? Don’t make me laugh. Fae aren’t even a blip on his radar. Demons and Angels are a warm up. “Daciano had dispatched his opponent with one blow, and not a drop of blood on his immaculate clothing.”

And remember how I said his eyes turn black with extreme emotion?

“Your eyes were green the whole time.”

“Why is that noteworthy?”

“All that killing and blood, all those screams and flames, and you’re unaffected.”

“I’m accustomed to death and all its faces.”

I would wish his opponent luck, but it won’t help you. All I can wish is for you is for Trehan to have plans later, so he is in a hurry and makes it quick. Otherwise may whatever god or devil you worship have mercy on your soul.


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

77 Responses to “Round 8: Reyes Farrow vs. Trehan Daciano [Alpha Showdown 2013]”

  1. Murphy Kennedy says:

    It’s gotta be Reyes. He IS Death ( heheh)

  2. Debbie Bussie says:

    Tehran and KC ALL the way !!!

  3. Debbie Bussie says:


  4. Chelsea says:

    Reyes, hands down, no hesitation, all-the-way! If you haven’t read Darynda’s series, DO SO, they are fantastic!

  5. Isis Nocturne says:


  6. Sofija Kapranova says:

    I haven’t read Shadow’s Claim, but I hate Reyes, so Trehan gets my vote.

  7. Teresa says:

    Kresley Cole is awesome, Trehan every time!

  8. Emma says:

    Gotta go with the Son of Satan, that trumps Vampire….

  9. Angela says:

    I wouldn’t dare to cross Reyes, so my vote goes to him. 🙂

  10. Reyes all the way. I’m eagerly anticipating book 5 so I can get my Reyes and Charley fix 🙂

  11. Danielle says:

    This is a hard choice but I voted for Trehan!

  12. Mary B says:

    Reyes! I have no words to even describe how absolutely alpha hot this man is!

  13. Marybeth says:


  14. Lashawn says:

    My vote is for Daciano. He gave up his whole world to be with his woman.
    And a hot guy who lives in a library will always get my vote.

  15. Melanie says:

    This one is tough. I love Trehan, but “Death” has to be the winner in this showdown.

  16. kim says:

    Ok Reyes had my vote right up till i found out Daciano lives in
    a library. Sorry Reyes!

  17. Sheena T says:

    I am sad to say not familiar with Reyes. But happy to say I will be adding this series onto my TBR list. Woo hoo. So with that being said- Trehan all the way. KC characters always has me laughing and cheering. So Trehan def my vote. 🙂

  18. Catherine says:

    Reyes is the Alpha I have been waiting on forever. An Alpha should be willing to be not so nice to protect the woman he loves and win her over. I like Kresley Cole but Reyes gets my vote.

  19. Catherine says:

    Different kinds of sketchy lol. Plus, Reyes was the big bad who has killing for Charley since she was born. Don’t get me wrong, Kresley’ s Guys and the lore have a special place in my heart but Reyes severed the spine of a would be child molester when Charley was a girl and he would have killed anyone that pissed her off without blinking if she would have let him.

    • Laura says:

      I am not saying Reyes isn’t worthy, and I can’t wait to get to know him – but Trehan … I just can’t do him justice 🙂

  20. Heather L says:


  21. Amy M says:

    I am so excited that Reyes is finally apart of the Showdown!

  22. Meagan says:

    Son of Satan. ‘Nough said.

  23. Amy says:

    Reyes – I expect the son of Satan to go all the way this year.

  24. Lathainya says:


  25. Laura says:

    Satan-schmatan. 😉


  26. Amber says:

    Reyes- Jo described his alphaness spot on!

  27. Reyes. He is one scary-ass mofo. Literally, hot as hell, but I would not want to get on his bad side. A general in hell is pretty much the definition of Alpha.

  28. Jen says:

    Reyes! !

  29. mudepoz says:

    Reyes. All the way. How can the son of satan be anything LESS than alpha!

  30. Lori k says:


  31. Julie says:

    Reyes Farrow will take him down

  32. Vicki Wilson says:

    Reyes Baby!

  33. dr susan says:

    I love Reyes and voted for him (oh, my quivering loins), but an alpha male is not the same as an Alpha. If this showdown comes down to Adam and Curran, I’m in trouble.

  34. Christi Brown says:

    Love Trehan and Kresley Cole’s books!!!!

  35. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    I love them both, but Reyes just melts me…

  36. Kristin D says:

    Reyes every. single. time.

  37. Ash says:

    Trehan for sure!

  38. Esyra says:

    Trehan all the way!!!! Plus I have not read the other one so I don’t know the guy. Anyway love Kresley Cole so I would surelly have vote for her.

  39. Gaëlle says:

    Argh, I like them both, I don’t know who to choose…. Very difficult choice this time for me…

  40. Margarita says:

    Son of Satan it is!

  41. Verena says:


    If he isn’t an Alpha I don’t know who is.

  42. Krista says:

    You had me at black hair and green eyes. Trehan, for the win!

  43. Maya says:

    REYES to the death 😀

  44. Reyes definitely gets my vote! I soooo want to be the grim reaper! Have you seen her shoes : )

  45. Paige says:

    Reyes all the way:
    He left hell (where he was the son of Satan and had risen, was not given, his way to the rank of general in Satan’s army).
    He waited 15 centuries for Charley to be born.
    He has protected her all her life.
    He can kill from the inside out – no blood, no scar – in the blink of an eye (if you can even see him).
    He fights his father’s demons who are trying to kill Charley.
    He is one hot (literally), sexy man! He knows it and is not afraid to use it to his benefit.

  46. candace says:

    Jo, I’ve got your back and even though I adore Kresley Cole, this isn’t the author showdown, it’s the Alpha Showdown and Reyes has got this. Trehan is awesomesauce but he’s no Lothaire. Reyes smolders…literally.

  47. Sara says:

    Trehan gets me vote by default since I haven’t read the other. Might have to pick up the series if Reyes is winning my that much!

  48. Sara says:

    Trehan gets me vote by default since I haven’t read the other. Might have to pick up the series if Reyes is winning by that much!

  49. Athena W says:

    Team Trehan. Although Reyes sounds intriguing

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