Alpha Showdown Round 6: Barrons vs. Dorian


VBC Presents: ALPHA SHOWDOWN 2011We’re doing something a little different this round. Most of our battles have been relatively close calls, but even we admit it’s hard to stand against Barrons (we devoted our St. Patrick’s Day to the guy). So, we have two champions for him. That’s right. We have two people ready to convince you to vote for Fae King Dorian. And, then, you can tell us which supernatural alpha male should advance in the 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)


Darkfever by Karen Marie MoningJericho Z. Barrons

You know him from: The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
First appeared in: Darkfever (review| get a copy)
Supernatural status: Wouldn’t you like to know? Just accept he’s ‘other’

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!

Storm Born by Richelle MeadKing Dorian

You know him from: The Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead
First appeared: Storm Born (review | get a copy)
Supernatural status: Fae King

Championing for Dorian: Tori from Smexy Books

Jericho Z. Barrons…get ready to meet you daddy. Dorian. King of the Fae. Powerful ruler in Faery. When you see Dorian you see power. Luscious, decadent, sexy power. He stands a head above the rest and makes sure you don’t forget that. Dorian doesn’t just fight his enemies, he crushes them into obliteration. He is THE alpha-so be forewarned before you get between him and what he wants. While he may maneuver and coerce you into getting what he wants, he does it in a way that makes you ‘oh so happy’ to serve him. But Dorian isn’t just a fighter…he’s a lover too. Our King can be quite naughty. Who wouldn’t want to be tied up in his bed with flowing red silk, obedient to his every command. Is it hot in here? *fanning myself*

While you may wonder what Dorian’s motives are at times, he’ll always stand by your side and he’ll never ask more of you then of himself.

What does Jericho bring to the table? Nothing. Sure, he’s strong, sexy and powerful-but he’s an arse. No sense of humor. Dorian has the gift of snark no matter what happens, you’re guaranteed a hilarious time. You can only take an irritating alpha for so long before mutiny is a must. Dorian’s here for the long haul so hope on and enjoy the ride.

Also Championing for Dorian: Nerissa from BookFanatic

What can I say other than he’s Dorian, The Oak King? He’s not built like a fighter, but don’t let that fool you. He defends the ones he loves, and takes things into his own hands, consequences be damned. If those consequence lead to war, so be it. He won’t sit on his ass while others fight for him. He’s on the front line fighting beside his men.

He’s powerful and strong and can totally yield the earth to crumble at his feet… literally.

He’s the ultimate Alpha. He knows how to use his opponents as pawns in his climb to reach the top.
He is always thinking 10 steps ahead and doesn’t hide his motives, most of the time. With all of his flaws you still end up falling for him, because he is one hell of a king.

Dorian can take out any competitor with the snap of his fingers.

Come back tomorrow to when a Viking vampire takes on an Archangel as we pit Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series against Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter books. You can see the full bracket, and keep updated on which polls are open by visiting the Alpha Showdown page.

72 Responses to “Alpha Showdown Round 6: Barrons vs. Dorian”

  1. Aori H. says:

    Ah $^%#….I love them both but in terms of being THE Alpha male, then it has to be Barrons.

  2. barronsismybeast says:

    Barrons is my beast and is probably the most alpha male you can get! God i love him 😀

  3. LuigiGirlNZ says:


  4. Shamu says:

    I adore Dorian, but it’s Barrons we’re talking about. Now Barrons v Curran – that’s both a hard one…DROOLDROOLDROOL.

  5. ValHallaGirl says:

    Nobody is better than Barrons!

  6. Jessica says:

    Barrons, Hands Down! Seriously, no one can beat Barrons! Even the Shades slink away from his approach!

  7. pc says:

    It’s a close one but Barrons has got the edge!

  8. Joani S says:

    Dorian is hot and sweet, but nobody can beat Barrons.

  9. Angie says:

    I love Barrons, but I think if people are choosing Barrons over Dorion than they haven’t read Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan Series.

  10. Lupdilup says:

    I keep reading and reading, and nope.. there’s no other like Jericho Barrons!!

  11. Jade says:

    Oh no, I did not catch this one on time. I would have voted Dorian.

  12. Jemima says:

    Barrons..the ultimate alpha..hands-down…

  13. Nnaliseaai says:

    This wasn’t even a competition. Barrons won hands down. I would’ve voted for him if I had come across this in time.

  14. Sophialeon says:

    Definately barrons. He’s bad ass to the extreme. you HAVE to love him.

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