Round 10: Christian MacKeltar vs. Jane Yellowrock [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.

Both alphas this round pulled out last-minute wins in earlier battles. Christian eked ahead of original Prince of Darkness Vlad while Jane Yellowrock managed to defeat our favorite enforcer Terrible.

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.



Iced by Karen Marie MoningChristian MacKeltar

You know him from: The Highlander, Fever and Fever World series by Karen Marie Moning.
First appeared in: Kiss of the Highlander, by mention only, but got his feet wet in Darkfever (VBC review). He played a prominent role in Iced, but we won’t hold that against him. Other things will get held against him.
Supernatural Status: He is a super-powerful druid by birth and a walking lie detector.  However, a series of events, including a stint in dark fae prison, change him into Unseelie royality. Every girl wants a prince, right?

Championed by: Mary from Vampire Book Club

Och. There are very few men with the stamina to keep our interest across multiple series of books, but Mr. MacKelter manages to find a way to please his fans. Doona be thinking that he takes a conflict lying down. This Alpha manages to stay on top of all conflicts. No matter what the situation, performing sacred druid rituals, hurtling through dimensions, or doing a pub crawl, he gets the job done with finesse and authority.  This is a character whose presence grows more sizable with each encounter, who knows his way around a fae love shack, and who has said that he believes in making a lasses dreams come true.

Okay, enough innuendo.  A true Alpha is someone that is continually evolving, being tested, and struggling, but who always comes back better and stronger. Christian has changed significantly over the course of the Fever books, but he always asserts himself as one of the top players, critical to the success of every endeavor, and managing to do things his way.

So, as you vote for this year’s Alpha, keep Christian in mind. If you haven’t read the Fever series, check it out.  You won’t be disappointed, not with Christian on the page. I will leave with my favorite quote from Christian, found in Shadowfever:

“Bring that sweet ass over here and I’ll show you what God made women and well-hung Scotsmen for.”

Well, okay.

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.


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

85 Responses to “Round 10: Christian MacKeltar vs. Jane Yellowrock [Alpha Showdown 2013]”

  1. Betsy says:

    Jane is awesome

  2. Sandy Walters says:

    Jane is the best and she’s the only woman standing. Go Jane

  3. Bobbie says:

    Jane and Beast all the way!

  4. Theressa says:

    Christian—absolutely Christian…no doubt as to who is more alpha…druid/Unseelie prince wins hands down…

  5. BookLady says:

    Jane and Beast are the best!

  6. michelle says:

    Really? A fae druid seducer against an enforcer who faces down master vamps, werewolf bikers and other supes? No Contest! Jane/Beast rules!

  7. KPS says:

    Sorry ladies but my loyalty is with the Fever world 🙂 Christian it is

  8. Joani S says:

    I’m going to have to go with Christian on this one. Sorry Jane!!

  9. Athena W says:

    Look as much as I love the fever world, Christian is a wuss. Team Ryo all the way, and even though Ryo would beat Jane soundly, Jane would no doubt beat Christian

  10. Boudica says:

    No contest… Jane and Beast

  11. Boudica says:

    No contest…. Jane and Beast

  12. Marybeth says:

    Have to go with Christian….Love the fever series

  13. Colleen says:

    No competition here! Yellowrock has my vote, strong staunch and resilient woman with combination of a magnificent alpha beast! Go Jane and Beast – gorgeous and glorious alphas 🙂

  14. Liz S says:

    Go Jane and Beast! Best team ever!

  15. Susan A. says:

    I definitely had to go with Christian on this one. Jane whines too much for me to take her seriously.

  16. Brenda R. says:

    Go Jane and Beast! Kick fae butt!

  17. Janie McGaugh says:

    I’ll go with Jane.

  18. Ariana says:

    Christian all the way!!!so DAMN sexy. loved him even more in Iced.

  19. Chelsea says:

    Oh Christian! Love him!

  20. Marge says:

    Yes. Round 10

  21. Emma says:

    It just gets harder to pick from here on out. I’m going with Christian.

  22. Julie says:

    Jane it is!!!

  23. Sharon says:

    Have to go with Christian! But, have to say I have never read any Faith Hunter….so going to go try a new author based on some of the comments about the Jane Yellowrock series!

  24. Yvette says:

    Christian all the way baby!!!!

  25. Jasmine Hunter says:

    Jane sounds awesome but I choose Christian. He’s a MacKeltar after all. Plus now he’s an Unseelie Prince!

  26. amy says:

    Jane would kick that over-wrought Romeo’s butt! She’s faced way worse than him and come out on top. (No pun intended…:P )

  27. Amanda says:

    I’m sorry but I can’t see any woman facing down Christian without stripping first.

  28. Connie says:

    Not only can Jane fight but she can dance too! She would dance circles around Christian!

  29. Carol Gilreath says:

    Jane is the Alphas Alpha. The books just bet beter and better

  30. Carla H says:

    Jane Jane and more Jane/Beast! If you are choosing because Christian is a sexy man…well, this is an ALPHA contest. Consider how tough Jane must be to be on this list! She is the best.

  31. Jackie says:

    Jane every time

  32. Davida says:

    Jane all the way!

  33. Pyper541 says:

    Guess I underestimated Christian, he’s kicking ass!

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