Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownUpdate: Both sides fought hard here, but only one can come out on top. Adam Hauptman took 62 percent of the vote and moves on to face Reyes Farrow in the next round!

Two more big-time fan favorites are pitted against each other in today’s Alpha Showdown round.

It’s vampire versus werewolf as Jeaniene Frost’s Bones takes on Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman.

Which one advances in the Showdown is up to you!

We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call.


You know him from: Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost (with appearances in the Night Prince and Night World series)
First appeared in: Halfway to the Grave (VBC Review | Literary Escapism Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Master Vampire

Championed by: Jackie from Literary Escapism (Facebook | Twitter | Google+)

Up from the Grave by Jeaniene FrostWhat a magnificent specimen Bones is. How can you not love a man who has fought from the very bottom of society to become one of the most feared of his kind? More importantly, can scandalize a nun red with merely a look? Need I really remind everyone about that sinfully delectable Chapter 32? Do I really have to go there? With all the sexy alphas out there, none can compare to the liquid sex that drips from Bones as he walks into a room.

“I am short on props, and there isn’t nearly enough time in one night to run through all the ways I’ve fantasized about taking you, but I promise you this…” His voice deepened. “You’ll be scandalized in the morning when you can think again.” (One Foot in the Grave)

At only 200+ years, he’s already one of the most powerful vampires, yet he still makes time to help those in need. He doesn’t see anyone as inferior – including the corporeally challenged that many of his kind simply ignore – and rises to overcome any challenge thrown in his way. He doesn’t rely on others to fight his battles, but uses his own intellect and prowess (even if it is buried under a mountain of pussy).

“There is only one way to fight, and that’s dirty. Clean, gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they’re down, and then maybe you’ll be the one who walks away.” (Halfway to the Grave)

When it comes to fighting, Bones doesn’t worry about the rules, but fights like the street pheasant he began life as. If his opponent is down, he will continue fighting until he’s the only one walking away. He may show mercy and compassion to those who deserve it, but if you go up against him, you have already lost any such emotion from him. Only one will walk away from the fight and he will do everything in his arsenal to ensure it is him.

No matter who his opponent is, they wouldn’t stand a chance against this unyielding wall of power. Bones has just begun to unlock his Master abilities and is acquiring new ones daily. He can already read the mind of any opponent, anticipating their movements before they’re even made; fake his own death to throw off his victims confidence, surprising them with a countermove; and hello, he can fly. All he would have to do is pick up his opponent and drop him from very high up. It may not defeat/kill, but it would definitely hurt and make his opponent take time to heal any injuries, time Bones would not give him. This doesn’t even take into consideration any new powers Bones will develop – for instance, the ability to throw his opponent, as well as anything or anyone, around with a mere thought.

“That’s right, luv.” Softly, but with unyielding resonance. “If you run from me, I’ll chase you. And I’ll find you.” (Halfway to the Grave)

I’ve been looking for you every day since you left me, Kitten, and I’m sick of being without you. You’ve had your shot at things, now let me have mine. (One Foot in the Grave)

When Bones’ mind is made up, nothing on this earth will deter him from his objective. Whether it’s taking down a villain, supporting his friends, or reminding Cat that she is most definitely “taken,” he will do everything in his power to ensure he comes out on top.

ADAM HAUPTMANNight Broken by Patricia Briggs

You know him from: The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
First appeared in: Moon Called (Amazon)
Supernatural status: alpha werewolf

Championed by: The Book Pushers | Twitter: MinnChica | Has | Lou | E

No one can deny that Alpha werewolf, Adam, is as strong as they get. He’s fought off vampires, fae, demons, and even gods. He doesn’t shy away from walking into a fight, knowing that it might be his last. He even smooths it over with words that melt your heart:

“You should know that you brought joy into my life when I thought there was no joy left in the world.”

Even people who don’t belong in Adam’s pack think he is the best Alpha around:

“But Coyote waits until I meet everyone first. I like Adam. He’s what an Alpha is supposed to be and so seldom is.”

Not only does Adam stand for everything that is good and right, he can be playful and fun:

“He kissed me again, then put his head down to whisper in my ear. “I like you way better.” And then he nipped my ear and slapped my hip lightly and stepped away.”

So, Adam’s sexy, he’s strong. He’s a caring and loving father while also a fierce leader, but above all, he’s the kind of Alpha that takes care of everyone in his charge, even those he hasn’t sworn to protect:

“Tried not to hear the concern in Adam’s voice, the softness– and the satisfaction he got from taking care of her. Good Alpha werewolves take care of those around them it’s part of what makes then Alpha.”

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235 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman”

  1. Lingeorge says:

    I’ve got to go with Adam.

  2. Jeanne says:


  3. Michala Whitford says:

    Bones!!!! Is there any doubt?

  4. Sandy Lion says:


  5. Terri says:


  6. Kalliope says:


  7. Patricia Jacobs says:


  8. cree says:

    Adam. All the way!

  9. Nikki A says:


  10. Jamie says:

    Bones! I think Adam’s awesome, too, but Bones is one of my top 3 favorites.

  11. Corrina says:

    It came down to who am I most afraid of if I don’t vote for their man. Kat won. No offense to Mercy but ya I’m more scared of Kat. LOL

  12. I may be a little bias, but BONES ALL THE WAY!!! *grin*

  13. AzCav says:

    Bones! I adore both Adam and Bones, but I’ve loved Bones for longer and think he would win in a fight, so have to go with him. I’ll be happy with whoever wins this one though, this is a tough round!

  14. Jolyn says:


  15. Amy says:

    Adam all the way!

  16. Bekky says:

    Definitely Bones!

  17. cherry rendel says:

    Bones, Hands down. Adam is an amazing alpha and knows how to take care of his people but bones ultimately takes the cake.

  18. Cindy says:

    Bones…hands down…

  19. Lisa says:

    Ooooh ~ the choice is just cruel!!

  20. Patricia says:


  21. Penni Lawson says:


  22. Mary Ann Creemer says:

    Adam forever!!

  23. adoore says:

    Bones by a small margin because I love Adam as well.

  24. Jennfier says:


  25. Shari says:

    Love ‘me both but this one goes to Bones!

  26. zee says:

    Bones! Come on!

  27. Nicole says:

    This has been the hardest one yet, but I have to say BONES!!!

  28. Marianna Cullars says:


  29. Simona says:

    Io adoro Bones, e il sapere che non ci saranno più libri su di lui mi rattrista veramente , ho pianto. Amo Bones

  30. Chelsey says:


  31. Lorraine c says:

    Bones all the way

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