Alpha Showdown Round 5: Cat Fisa vs. Reyes Farrow


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownUpdate: Round 5 is now closed. With 67% of the vote, Reyes Farrow wins Round 5. He will advance in the Showdown! 

Welcome to the 2018 Alpha Showdown at Vampire Book Club where each year we crown the Biggest Book Badass in the paranormal world based on your votes. This is our eighth Showdown, but the competition is just as fierce as ever. Check out the bracket here.

Like her husband Griffin in the previous round, Cat Fisa from the Kingmaker Chronicles is making her second Showdown appearance this year. Also like her husband, she’s up against a former Showdown Champion. Reyes Farrow from the Charley Davidson series won the title in 2014. It’s sure to be a close match between these two powerful characters!

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Cat Fisa vs. Reyes Farrow

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet // VBCCat Fisa
You know her from: the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
First appeared in: A Promise of Fire
Supernatural Status: Kingmaker

Championed by Melissa from LilyElement Book Reviews
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Returning nominee to Alpha Showdown, Catalia “Cat” Fisa is one Alpha you want on your side. With the final book in the Kingmaker Chronicles out early this year, we fully know how much Cat has grown into her powers by the end of the trilogy. She starts out hiding as a soothsayer in a traveling circus and with each chapter you get a new glimpse of what her true power could be.

Courageous, Cat’s not afraid to dive head first into a battle and knows her way around knives with deadly accuracy. Knives aren’t her only weapon of choice, she has some interesting magical abilities like being able to tell if someone is lying, and also absorbing powers from others so she can use the powers herself.

Cat doesn’t let all that get to her head though, she’s a pretty well-rounded Alpha. While she has the magical abilities and weapon skills, I’d say one of her strongest traits is that she is loyal to a fault. She has a tight knit group in her circle, and they return her loyalty by following her as she tries to bring Thalyria to what is best for everyone. That kind of loyalty is what’s needed to balance everything out.

If you want an Alpha that’s backed by the gods and has the best interests of everyone in mind, pick Cat Fisa as your Alpha.

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones // VBCReyes Alexander Farrow (Rey’aziel)
You know him from: the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones
First appeared in: First Grave on the Right
Supernatural Status: Son of Satan

Championed by Tiffany from The Novel Girl Reads
Find her at @NovelGirl82 on Instagram and Twitter

Rey’aziel, better known as Reyes Alexander Farrow is quite the Alpha Male! He is, literally, the Son of Satan, so you know he has that powerful bad boy persona down to an art (and that he’s hot!). He was created from a supernova, forged from the Earth’s own elements, and made to be the perfect weapon. He was a General in Satan’s own Army and is the strongest and most dangerous of the Three Gods of Uzan, the God known as the Razer. His mere presence is known to impart feelings of lust, longing, and at times hatred, among those around him.

“Honey, I’m the son of Satan. I could blackmail you into giving your first born to a traveling circus if I wanted to.”

Reyes was born in his human form to the Loehr family, but was soon sold to a pedophile named Earl Walker. He was abused by this man, and was later (wrongfully) convicted of his murder causing him to spend a decade in prison. This didn’t keep him down, though!

In the series, he started out as this shadowy figure sweeping in and around Charley’s (his now wife and the Grim Reaper) life and protecting her, then he began entering her dreams for sexy time. (I told you he had that bad boy thing down!). Once we got to meet him as a full, corporeal person, the sexy, sexy bad boy has never toned down. However, we now know that he has this amazing heart (especially for Charley) behind all of that hard exterior. He is also incredibly protective of her and is always there if she needs his help (and sometimes when she doesn’t). All that she has to do is call on him, and he will be there.

“You could ask for the world, and then where would civilization be when I conquered it and laid it at your feet.”

Reyes is described as wavy, thick, dark hair, copper toned skin, piercing eyes that are mahogany with flecks of gold and green, and a swirling tattoo that is the key to unlocking the gates of Hell.
I personally always see him this way…

This certainly looks like an Alpha to me!!!


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64 Responses to “Alpha Showdown Round 5: Cat Fisa vs. Reyes Farrow”

  1. Joan Ebberts says:

    Reyes all the way !!!

  2. Sue says:

    Must be Reyes!

  3. Colleen says:

    Son of Satan!

  4. Heather Schrock says:

    Absolutely Reyes!

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  6. Liz S says:

    Cat Fisa has many god gifts to go against Reyes.

  7. Alisa Harrison says:

    Have to go with Cat Fisa

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  12. Dawn Roberto says:

    Cat all the way!

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