Wow. This year was the biggest Alpha Showdown we’ve seen. There were more votes, more comments, more traffic and even more bribes from authors. Everything was bigger. So perhaps it is fitting this year’s Alpha Showdown champion is larger than life.
He’s friends—we use that word loosely—with the original Alpha Showdown champion Jericho Z. Barrons. Yes, I’m talking about Ryodan. We may not know him well yet. Karen Marie Moning likes to take her characters on big journeys, and Ryodan is still new for us. One thing is clear, though, the man exudes power. (And sex. Y’all would kill me if I didn’t mention the sex.)
Why Ryo? I think VBC’s Krista said it best:
He suffers no inner conflict on his choices, his needs or his actions. He is the ocean and everyone else is the earth that he shapes to his whims. He is everything which we should idolize and demonize at the same time.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated. Our awesome blogger friends who championed the alphas deserve extra love.
Regular readers, thanks for being so understanding with the influx of new folk during the event and helping answer questions. You guys are always so phenomenal.
Finally, a big welcome to the new readers. I hope you’ll stay around. Most of the time VBC has posts Monday through Friday. We review all sorts of speculative fiction, we talk about the ass-kicking heroines and the swoon-worthy heroes, we feature great authors and giveaway books, too.
Even if your favorite character didn’t win, I do hope you found new books to try. Read all the books in the Showdown? We’ve reviewed hundreds here at VBC, if you need another place to start.