Sure, Round 6 of the Alpha Showdown 2012 pits shifter against shifter, but these are the kind of shifters that wouldn’t agree on anything. We have a lion lord and a wolf leader ready to scratch and claw their way to the Showdown title.
Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series enters the battle against Hawke from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series. Two shifters go in. One comes out.
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, closing at 11:59 p.m. CST on May 20. Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2012.
Supernatural status: Lion shifter, Bad-Ass Beast Lord
When you hear about a character long before you ever pick up the series, you know they’re Alpha material. And Curran? He’s the Alpha-iest of them all. He commands legions! He has strength and cunning in spades! He is CURRAN! Hear him roar! That’s right, folks, he’s the Alpha’s Alpha and he’s not going to let anyone drag him away from that top spot.
Besides his physical strength, which is very impressive, Curran has stamina. *holds up seven fingers* He’s battled hordes of warriors, a really pissy secret society, and an army of demons and he still has time to romance his lady. The way he stalks his prey puts every other Alpha on the list to shame. He might not be the smoothest shifter on the block, but his technique leaves Kate swooning and I don’t hear her complaining.
Big, smart and ruthless enough to keep the largest band of shifters on the East Coast in line, Curran is more than deserving of the title of 2012 Alpha Showdown Champion!
Supernatural status: Wolf Shifter
Other shifters tremble at the mention of his name, and those who encroach on SnowDancer lands come back out in pieces… if at all. The only “beast lord” in this den is badass, scary as hell Hawke Snow.
Mated to one of the legendary, extraordinarily lethal X-Psy, and commanding a team of alpha officers, each deadly in his or her own right, this is not a male you want to cross. As the most dominant changeling pack in California and the largest in the U.S., SnowDancer is ferocious, vicious, unforgiving and merciless to its enemies, and Hawke Snow has ruthlessly led his pack since tragedy devastated him at 15. Threatening this alpha wolf is the last mistake you’ll ever make.
But let’s be honest here. As sexy as it is to be bossy, badass and scary, being alpha is about more than that. A good alpha protects his people… but he’s also their rock, their father-figure, the heart and soul of his pack. Whether a pack member needs some TLC or a cub some hands-on lessons with his alpha, Hawke Snow is there in a heartbeat.
Kate got your tongue, Curran? How many lives do you have left anyway? You call those pitiful little nubs claws? Somebody get this kitten a scratching post. Seriously.
Don’t forget your vita-milk kitty cat, because this big bad wolf eats little beasties like you for breakfast.