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. Brenda R. says:

    I love Jane! And, Christian is a little nutso right now. LOL

  2. Teresa says:

    Haven’t read either series yet but liked Christian in the fever series so gonna have to vote for him!

  3. Karla says:

    I’m going for Christian. I don’t like Jane, she beat out Terrible! I’m still bitter about that.

  4. Sofija Kapranova says:


  5. Sapphire says:

    I voted for Christian. I haven’t read Iced yet, so my vote is based on the Fever series.

  6. Aly P says:

    Christian become kind of creepy in Iced so I’ll go with Jane. Girl power!

  7. Followthep says:

    Voting for Christian even though Janes is impressive

  8. Andie K. says:

    Going with Christian because I loved him in Iced, and because I don’t know Jane (altough her speech was awesome, can’t wait to meet her)

  9. Lashawn says:

    I’m going with Jane this round

  10. Heather says:

    I have to go with Christian just because Jane beat out Terrible! 🙁

  11. JennyJen says:

    Christian was never an alpha – not even before the Iced fiasco. Jane is a tough chick. Never let’s anyone push her around.

  12. Wow, it’s really close! But Jane Yellowrock all the way for me 🙂

  13. Teti says:

    Christian because I think he is at the point that he still surprises me with his changes.

  14. Laura says:

    Even though he has some issues, I think Cristian is still extremely sexy 🙂

  15. mudepoz says:

    Honestly, Christian is plain creepy. He makes me feel dirty around Dani. It’s Jane, all the way. She’s not only Beast, she can be anything as a Skinwalker!

  16. Amy M says:

    Christian was just a little too creepy in Iced. Have to go with Jane.

  17. Meagan says:

    In a battle, wouldn’t Christian just try to seduce Jane? Whereas Jane would rip out his throat….

  18. Emeraude says:

    Go my Unseelie Prince <3<3<3

  19. Jillian B says:

    I have to vote Jane, even though I’ve never read the series. I loved Christian in the fever series…but right now, he’s just a little freaky.

  20. Suzanne says:

    Go, Jane! She is definitely alpha. Jane/Beast are totally awesome at handling deadly situations, and there’s no way they’d succumb to seduction from the enemy. I haven’t read about Christian yet, but from what I’ve read above, I’d want to be trusting my life to Jane/Beast over Christian. Go, Jane! Girl Power!!

  21. The Imp says:

    I do worry about what Christian is becoming, but he’s still awesome! 🙂

  22. Wattsy says:

    Jane is a strong female heroine who can kick some major butt! Vote Jane!

  23. Krista says:

    Hmm, Christian is definitely going creepy, but I don’t think he’s shown much alpha yet. Jane for the win.

  24. Robyn says:

    Have to go with Christian. Besides sexy he is smart. Scottish, druid, powerful, brave, and an Unseelie Prince. He could turn me priya!

  25. Jen M says:

    All MacKeltars are Alpha males…I still have faith that Christian will win his internal battle to retain his humanity.

  26. Sheena T says:

    Okay it is Christian for me. I just have to note that not all Alphas are perfect. And I noticed some pointing out how creepy Christian is or becoming. For me it is showing that he is not the boy next door cookie cutter character. He has depths to him and I feel like whatever he progresses to will be the ultimate. So if you are def looking for goody goody Alpha wrapped up in sweet goodness then dont pick Christian. Because that is not who he will ever be. I will take a little darkness with my guy any day. Just as long as it is tempered with hottness. Hey I am a girl after all. 🙂

  27. Sylvia says:

    Definitely voting for Christian. And I agree 100% with Sheena T. 🙂

  28. Stephanie says:

    I agree 100% with Sheena T! And those who have read any of the Highlander series should know the kind of man Christian is destined to be…agree with Jen M regarding MacKeltar men. He will not be ‘creepy’ forever…he’s changing.

  29. Margarita says:

    Christian did go a little nutty in Iced, but I still have faith in him. It can’t be easy going from a MacKeltar to a Dark Fae prince overnight

  30. Margarita says:

    Christian did go a little nutty in Iced, but I still have faith in him. It can’t be easy going from a MacKeltar to a Dark Fae prince overnight. … plus I want to see him go head to head with Ryo

  31. drey says:

    Christian is creepy, and creepy around Dani, who’s much much MUCH too young to be dealing with his creepiness. I don’t care if it’s a temporary condition, that makes him unsuitable to be Alpha at this time. Besides, Jane’s awesome – and so is Beast.

  32. Beth says:


  33. Sara says:

    Unfortunately, I haven’t read Jane, so Christian gets the vote by default.

  34. Lexi says:

    Christian all the way, how can you top a MacKeltar. Well….with a Barrons I guess.

  35. Lathainya says:

    Definitely had to go with Christian

  36. Jen says:

    Definitely Christian!

  37. Carol says:

    Have to go with Christian here. Who doesn’t love a hunky Scotsman? 🙂

  38. Mona says:

    I voted for Jane, even though don’t know books. Christian is emo not alpha.

  39. Teresa OM says:

    Jane Yellowrock is a kick butt, take no prisoners kinda woman. But she is also honest, caring and loyal to a fault. Then there is Beast, The perfect foil for Jane. Protective of family, friends and kits (children). With these two we get two female super alphas in one body.

  40. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    It’s Jane Yellowrock for me. I love this series.

  41. Natasha says:

    Jane this time, sorry Christian you sexy lunatic!

  42. Caro says:

    Jane is tough and then there is Beast.

  43. Gavi says:

    Jane all the way. I don’t think you can get more alpha than Jane.

  44. Elaine R says:

    Jane and Beast can be one lone person!!

  45. Cherie Lord says:

    I love Christian! He’s so tortured over what he’s becoming but he would do absolutely anything for Dani!

  46. Jess says:

    Christian all the way. He’s evolving. Even though he is currently part unseelie prince he will find himself again. He has Daegus and Cian as examples.

  47. Jackie says:

    There is only one Jane Yellowrock.

  48. Barbara Elness says:

    It’s gotta be Jane, she’s the best!

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